Panama’s 6th annual Jazz Festival is currently underway in Panama City. International jazz musicians are in Panama displaying their unique vocal and instrumental talents. This is a not-to-miss event in Panama.
Boston-based, but Panamanian born pianist Danilo Perez started the festival back in 2003 and this year more than 16-thousand people are expected to attend the various concerts. This year’s festival is dedicated to the late bassist, arranger and composer Clarence Martin Sr. who’s musical styling has contributed to the Panamanian jazz scene since the 1940’s.
Concerts and clinics are taking place daily and tickets can be purchased at the Danilo Perez Foundation in Casco Viejo and at Blockbuster Video. One of the most enjoyable events during the festival is the free, outdoor concert that takes place in Casco Viejo on Saturday beginning at noon. Thousands of Panamanians and foreigners will converge in the Plaza Cathedral to enjoy the amazing open air concert.
The festival runs until Saturday, January 17th. You can find the concert schedules and details on the festival’s official website.
|Written by Rebecca Tyre|
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