Artists from 10 countries will perform here during the 29th International Jazz Plaza Festival Dec. 19-22, which will be devoted to great musicians of this genre in Cuba.
Orlando Vistel, president of the Cuban Music Institute, said at a news conference that about 34 Cuban groups and soloists, along with 14 foreign guests, are involved in this event.
International musicians include Arturo O’Farrill from the United States, son of the famous Cuban composer and arranger Chico O’Farrill.
Also on the list are the bands Nolose (Switzerland) and Giant Steps (Bermuda); the Lucas Chamorro quartet from Argentina, Dutch percussionist Joost Lijburt, and Spanish pianist Adolfo Delgado.
This year, the 9th International Jazz Plaza Symposium will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Center for the Research and Development of Cuban Music in Havana. Critics, specialists, musicians, and researchers will discuss Afro-Cuban jazz musicians, synthetic processes in piano performance, and the orchestra and creativity in Cuban popular music.