Jazz Plaza International Festival in Cuba from January 21 to 28

The jazz festival begins in Havana and Santiago de Cuba

HAVANA, Jan. 6  The opening concert of the Jazz Plaza International Festival, on the 21st, will be dedicated to the 50 years of artistic life of maestro Joaquín Betancourt, the event’s Facebook site highlights today.Scheduled at the Martí Theater in this capital, the opening gala “Amada Música” will also recognize the work of the Jazz Band for 15 years, a project that has been directed by the award-winning creator, 2019 National Music Award since its foundation, the site indicated. on that social network.

As the days of the event approach, some presentations are being announced that will be on the billboard until January 28, both in Havana and in the eastern city of Santiago de Cub, the other venue of this 39th edition.

Also at the Teatro Martí, on the 24th, there will be the talented young pianist Rodrigo García Ameneiro, with his “Homage to the Nueva Trova”; and in that same place, on Friday the 26th, there will be other extraordinary performers of that instrument, the also renowned Cubans Dayramir González and Jorge Luis Pacheco, the Swiss Manon Mullener and the American Emmet Cohen.

On that date, a tribute to the famous Cuban musician Ignacio Villa, better known as Bola de Nieve, will take place, which will arrive at the Covarrubias room of the National Theater, in this city, through the saxophone of Michel Herrera with his show “Sin Bola no there is paradise.

According to the organizers of Jazz Plaza, prestigious instrumentalists from different countries will arrive on the island and share their music on different stages in this city and Santiago de Cuba.

Under the slogan Pa’que flujazz at our rhythm, the event will also host the International Colloquium “Leonardo Acosta in Memoriam”, from January 22 to 27, the theoretical event for specialists, jazz professionals and the industry. The upcoming edition will honor outstanding figures of the staff such as Bola de Nieve, Miguelito Cuní and César “Pupy” Pedroso.