Dominican Republic kicks off Caribbean’s biggest jazz festival

The Dominican Republic will be swinging to the tunes of its 19th annual jazz festival from 4-8 November, as  the  longest-running and largest jazz music event in the region kicks off.

The Dominican Republic holds Carribean's biggest jazz festival.

The Dominican Republic holds Carribean's biggest jazz festival. Image by Sachitha Obeysekara / CC BY 2.0

The artist lineup includes a number of local and international groups, as well as Grammy-winning musicians David Sánchez and John Patitucci and the Grammy nominated Pedro Martinez Group. This year, the festival will be held in Puerto Plata, Santiago, Sosúa and Cabarete and entrance to all performances is free. Proceeds from refreshments and VIP tickets will benefit FEDUJAZZ, an organization that provides free music programmes to local children across the country.

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