Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Cuba Announces World-class Lineup

Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Cuba Announces  World-class Lineup

10/10/2016

For over three decades, Jazz Plaza Havana has served as the ultimate tribute to the boundless legacy of Afro-Cuban music. Their stages have seen unforgettable performances by jazz icons from Dizzy Gillespie to Tete Montoliu and Max Roach. In its 32nd edition, Jazz Plaza Havana continues to foster musical collaboration, cultural exchange, and community outreach. under the artistic direction of one of Cuba's own pianist and composer Chucho Valdés. Innovative Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca is the artistic director of an exciting new endeavor, Jazz Plaza Santiago. From December 15-18, the two jazz festivals will present concerts, workshops, multidisciplinary exhibits, and more with events spanning the breadth of this beautiful island. All-star headliners at this year's festivals include Chucho Valdés and Roberto Fonseca as well as Havana debuts from the Christian McBride Trio, Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective, Snarky Puppy, and Fatoumata Diawara, plus performances by countless other local and international musicians. This year's international headliners have been booked in collaboration with Montuno Productions' Daniel Florestano and International Music Network’s Scott Southard.More here.

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