Jazz With Dominican Accents and Flavours In South Florida


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Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises inform that in the coming month of October, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage, will be presenting - in Miami - a completely new and exciting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. This multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by musicians in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans living abroad.

On Friday, October 19th, Miami will witness the Jazz proposals from the land that gave Merengue & Bachata to the rest of the world. Exciting presentations by two groups that are based in the Dominican Republic and New York City. They will play various genres of Jazz in fusions with the rich native rhythms of the Dominican Republic. For one complete evening, jazz lovers from Miami and all over the State of Florida will be able to fully enjoy the best talents from the Dominican Republic and the United States.


The bands that will be performing are considered top performers locally and internationally – the mix of styles will make for an exciting and electrifying foot stomping jazz concert!!!

The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will also be broadcast, via livestreaming, to thousands of people in the Internet - through the official event page - and all social media, such as Facebook and Twitter in order to reach music lovers worldwide.


Josean Jacobo & Tumbao, is a quartet of excellent young tigers from the Dominican Republic that play mostly original compositions that are considered to be ¨Latin Jazz Nouveau¨; playing Straight-ahead Jazz, Latin, Afro-Dominican Fusions (rhythms such as Merengue, Pambiche, Palos, Gaga and others in excellent fusions with jazz). This group has played in the Gwadloup Festival (Guadeloupe); World Jazz Circuit Latin America, Santo Domingo Jazz Festival and Las Terrenas Jazz Festival, amongst others.

Alex Diaz & his Merengue Jazz is a quintet of very well known jazz musicians from New York, under the leadership of Dominican Conga player Alex Diaz. Alex has played with Tito Puente, Mario Rivera, Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie and many more. His format is marrying jazz and merengue in a very tasteful way – taking jazz standards into merengue rhythms and tempos, and vice-versa. Their latest album – Beyond 145th Street – has received excellent reviews

The venue chosen for the event is CUBAOCHO Art & Research Center, a rich hispanic heritage will surround a beautiful evening of Jazz which will make it into the ideal scenario for the concert.

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest
19 de Octubre del 2012, 8:00PM
Cubaocho Art & Research Center en Miami

Information in USA - South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest (786-286-3669)
Information in the Dominican Republic - Jazz en Dominicana (809-930-1840 y 829-586-9177)

This story appears courtesy of Jazz en Dominicana by Fernando Rodriguez.
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