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About

Welcome to the 14th edition of the Panama Jazz Festival: a cultural project where creativity, sharing, talent and inspiration have made this event an international reference. This year, the festival is proud to honor the contributions of singer Violeta Green. From January 10 to January 14, 2017, our city becomes the world stage for Jazz thanks to the support from the local government, private companies, NGOs and the inestimable passion and loyalty of the local and international audience. For 14 years, the festival has reiterated its commitment to Panama`s, culture, society, tourism, economy and education. The festival is the most important annual event for the Danilo Perez Foundation which positively transforms society through music by tirelessly working with the new generations throughout the year. I invite you to celebrate with music to create a rhythm that inspires peace and brotherhood.

Danilo Pérez

Danilo Pérez

The Danilo Pérez Foundation was established in 2005, but the work and the spirit that personifies its mission goes back 25 years ago when the pianist Danilo Pérez started to develop musical programs for education in Panama and the rest of the world.

The base of the foundation’s work is music education, and in more general terms, human development. Its purpose is to provide opportunities so that youngsters can develop their maximum potential to lead a productive life.

Danilo Perez Foundation

Danilo Perez Foundation

Events

Concerts

Concerts

The Panama Jazz Festival concerts showcasing local and international musicians and performed in various places …
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Gala Concert

Gala Concert

The Panama Jazz Festival Gala concert has as priority to raise funds for the benefit of the Danilo Perez Foundation programs…
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Jam Sessions

Jam Sessions

The Jam Sessions of the Panama Jazz Festival are held from Monday to Friday from 11pm to 2am …
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Clinics

Clinics

The musical clinics of the Panama Jazz Festival are masterclasses led by outstanding artists who’ve come to play…
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Auditions

Auditions

Auditions will take place at Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge) during Panama Jazz Festival. Applications here…
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

The 5th Latin American Music Therapy Symposium will be held from the 10th to the 13th of January 2017 at …
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Global Stage

Global Stage

The Global Stage is a stage of Showcases in the Panama Jazz Festival, where musical projects of the world …
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Afro-descendant Culture Symposium

Afro-descendant Culture Symposium

Symposium of the musical, artistic and cultural expressions of Afro-descendants in Panama…
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Previous Festival Artists

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

“Seven collaborative and five solo albums into her career at 31, Esperanza Spalding has always resolutely, intuitively, deftly expanded upon both her art and herself as a world-renowned genre- bending composer, bassist and vocalist. Spalding’s work, grounded in jazz traditions but never bound by them, has won her four Grammy awards and brought her onstage at the Oscars, the Nobel Prize Ceremony, the White House, and with Prince and Herbie Hancock. Not only does she know who she is, we know who she is…”

http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/

Randy Weston       **  PJF 2016 Honoree **

Randy Weston ** PJF 2016 Honoree **

After contributing seven decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary.

Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire.
“Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk, as well as the richest most inventive beat,” states jazz critic Stanley Crouch, “but his art is more than projection and time; it’s the result of a studious and inspired intelligence…an intelligence that is creating a fresh synthesis of African elements with jazz technique”.

http://www.randyweston.info

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

http://diannereeves.com

Susana Baca

Susana Baca

http://www.susanabaca.com

Famous singer, composer, musical researcher and educator by profession. She was Minister of Culture in the government of Ollanta Humala.

Among the many awards she has received two Latin Grammy, the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Peru.
The OAS elected her to preside over the Inter-American Committee on Culture.

Romero Lubambo

Romero Lubambo

Children of the light

Children of the light

Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington

GRAMMY® award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington was born in 1965 in Medford, Massachusetts. After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and more, she returned to her hometown where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Terri Lyne also received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003.

http://www.terrilynecarrington.com/

Bill Dobbins

Bill Dobbins

Bill Dobbins is professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he teaches the jazz composing and arranging courses and directs the award winning Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Studio Orchestra. As a pianist, he has performed with orchestra and chamber ensembles under the direction of Louis Lane, Pierre Boulez, Lukas Foss and Frederick Fennell, and he has performed and recorded with such jazz artists as Clark Terry, Al Cohn, Red Mitchell, Phil Woods, Bill Goodwin, Gary Foster, Dave Liebman, John Goldsby and Peter Erskine. He joined the Eastman faculty in 1973, and was instrumental in designing both the graduate and undergraduate curricula for Eastman’s Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media program. Many of his students have been heard in the big bands of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Chuck Mangione, Maria Schneider, and Bob Brookmeyer’s New Art Orchestra.

From 1994 through 2002 Mr. Dobbins was principal director of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, and he headed the jazz studies department at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne from 1998 to 2002. Concert, radio, television and tour projects under his direction with the WDR Big Band included internationally acclaimed soloists Clark Terry, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Gary Bartz, Kevin Mahogany, Art Farmer, Steve Lacy, Paquito D’Rivera, Mark Feldman, Gary Foster, Claire Fischer, Peter Erskine, Nicolas Simion and the Kings Singers. As guest director, he continues to write and direct projects for the WDR Big Band, the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Advance Music, Mainz, publishes Mr. Dobbins’ compositions and arrangements for big band, chamber music combinations and solo piano. Jazz education programs worldwide have adopted his volumes of transcriptions of classic jazz piano solos and jazz textbooks for use in their courses.

http://www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/dobbins_bill/

Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades

http://rubenblades.com

As a musician he has won 14 Grammys and Latin Grammys, including one in the World Music category and one in the Latin Grammy Cantautor category. As an actor he has won a Cable ACE Award and received three Emmy, Independent Spirit, and ALMA nominations. ASCAP honored him with its Founders Award, and the Grammy Recording Academy with its Heroes Award. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation honored him with its arts award,  and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors honored him with its Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award, among others.

John Patitucci
 Electric Guitar 
Quartet

John Patitucci
 Electric Guitar 
Quartet

http://www.johnpatitucci.com

Brian Blade -part of John Patituci Electric Guitar Quartet

Brian Blade -part of John Patituci Electric Guitar Quartet

Brian Blade is an American jazz drummer, composer, session musician, and singer-songwriter. Blade was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. The first music he experienced was gospel and songs of praise at the Zion Baptist Church. Inspired by his older brother, Brady Blade, Jr., who had been the drummer at Zion Baptist Church, Brian shifted his focus to the drums throughout middle and high school.
In 1997, Blade formed The Fellowship Band. While continuing to work with the Fellowship Band, Blade has been a member of Wayne Shorter’s quartet since 2000. He has recorded with Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell, Ellis Marsalis, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock, Dorothy Scott and Bob Dylan.

http://www.brianblade.com

Steve Cárdenas – part of John Patituci Electric Guitar Quartet

Steve Cárdenas – part of John Patituci Electric Guitar Quartet

http://www.stevecardenasmusic.com/

Adam Rogers – part of John Patituci Electric Guitar Quartet

Adam Rogers – part of John Patituci Electric Guitar Quartet

http://www.adamrogersmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/adam.rogers

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Few musicians share the ability of Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture. The saxophonist/composer hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form reflecting his own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American.

http://rudreshm.com/

Danny Rivera

Danny Rivera

Danny Rivera is often called “the national voice of Puerto Rico,” but his magnificent, passionate way of singing is known all over the Spanish-speaking world. In Latin America, he has been a familiar face on television since 1968. Over the course of a career that reaches its fiftieth year in 2015, Rivera has recorded over seventy albums and is the only Puerto Rican to star at Carnegie Hall in four different decades (1979, 1989, 1999, 2010).

http://www.dannyrivera.com/

Tony Vega

Tony Vega

Internationally know salsa singer and band leader. Vega was born in the town of Salinas, Puerto Rico where he received his primary education. He was born into a family of musicians and therefore learned how to play the bongos and conga at an early age.

Among his most current productions are “Si me mira a los ojos” (If you look into my eyes), “Hoy vine a Cantarte” (Today I came to sing to you), “Tropical Tribute to the Beatles” and “La Combinacion Perfecta” (The Perfect Combination).

https://www.facebook.com/TonyVegaOnLine

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

http://www.janegoodall.org

Dr. Jane Goodall accompanies us in 2011 during activities related to the Panama Jazz Festival.

Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously.

His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two GRAMMY® nominations.

http://www.davedouglas.com/

Omar Alfanno

Omar Alfanno

http://www.omaralfanno.com

Latin Grammy Winner, Member of the Hall of Fame of the Latin Composers, Cultural Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, composer, producer and Panamanian singer – songwriter…

Los Beachers

Los Beachers

Founded in 1967 in the port of Almirante, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Los Beachers are the most representative band of calypso and the Panamanian tropical rhythms.

https://sites.google.com/site/ptybocas/los-beachers

 

Roni Ettan Quartet

Roni Ettan Quartet

https://www.facebook.com/roni.eytan

 

Lefteris Kordis
 Quartet

Lefteris Kordis
 Quartet

Pianist, composer, and Inner Circle Music and Creative Nation Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis was born in Athens, Greece. Lefteris has appeared in major venues such as the Megaron of Music of Athens, Greece, Jordan Hall in Boston, Tsai Performance Center at Boston University, the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI, the Cornelia Street Café in NYC, the Shapeshifter Lab in NYC, the UMO Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland…
Lefteris serves as an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music at the Ear Training Dept. and the prestigious Global Jazz Institute. He also teaches improvisation, composition, and theory privately at his home studio in Brookline.

http://www.leftchordmusic.com/

Dominique Eade

Dominique Eade

Dominique Eade studied piano as a child and decided she was going to be a singer in the second grade. Eade picked up guitar as a young teenager, learning folk, pop and jazz songs and writing some of her own. She played her first gigs in the coffee houses of Stuttgart while in high school there.

“Ran Blake and Dominique Eade´s new album Whirlpool couldn’t have come out at a more appropriate time. It’s the perfect autumn record: its dark clarity is absolutely chilling, and absolutely exhilarating…Lucid Culture

http://www.dominiqueeade.com/

Geri Allen

Geri Allen

Geri Allen is an American composer, educator and jazz pianist reised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. Allen has worked with many of the greats modern music, incluidin Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dave Holland, Jack De Johnette and Charles Lloyd.

http://www.geriallen.com/

David Murray

David Murray

Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. During the past 35 years, from the moment he first visited New York as a 20-year-old student, playing in a walkup loft, in 1975, David has careened forward in a cool, collected, rocket-fueled streak. He has released over 150 albums under his own name.

http://www.davidmurraymusic.com/

Bosquejo en Riesgo

Bosquejo en Riesgo

Bosquejo en Riesgo is a musical project integrated by costarican Maria Amalia Quesada, in the voice and José Arturo Soto, in the Piano. This group, which currently radicates in the city of Boston, United States, portraits in its music all the background of its intercultural experience through the experimentation and improvisation in diverse kinds of music like Regional Costarican music, camera music, Latinamerican Folk music and jazz among others. The group also represents the frontiers’ expansion; therefore, it seeks a musical approach towards different audiences through original compositions and authentic arrangements of themes of the imaginary costarican and latinamerican. Bosquejo en Riesgo currently works on its new project with participation of costarican musicians Leonardo Arguello in the Double Bass and electric Bass, José Maria Piedra, in the vibraphone and percussion and Juan Soto in the drums.

http://bosquejoenriesgo.com/en/

Joshue Ashby & C3 Project

Joshue Ashby & C3 Project

Winner of Presidential Scholarship of the Panama Jazz Festival, earned his degree in Music with specialization in violin at Berklee College of Music , Boston MA , USA .

https://www.facebook.com/joshueashbyc3project

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director.

The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

https://www.berklee.edu/

https://www.berklee.edu/focused/global-jazz

Retro Jazz

Retro Jazz

Retro Jazz
República Dominicana.

http://retrojazz.net/

New England Conservatory

New England Conservatory

Since New England Conservatory’s founding in 1867, the school and its musicians have played a major role in the musical life of Boston, the nation, and the world.
A cultural icon approaching its 150th anniversary in 2017, New England Conservatory (NEC) is recognized worldwide as a leader among music schools. Located in Boston, NEC offers rigorous training in an intimate, nurturing community to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate music students from around the world.

http://necmusic.edu/

https://www.youtube.com/user/neconservatory

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is a nonprofit education organization established in 1986. Its mission is to offer the world’s most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school music education programs for young people around the world. The Institute preserves, perpetuates and expands jazz as a global art form, and utilizes jazz as a means to unite people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. All of the Institute’s programs are provided free of charge to students, schools and communities worldwide. The Institute’s programs help fill a tremendous void in arts education left by budget cuts in public school funding, and use jazz as the medium to encourage imaginative thinking, creativity, a positive self-image, and a respect for one’s own and others’ cultural heritage.

http://monkinstitute.org

New York Jazz Academy

New York Jazz Academy

https://www.nyjazzacademy.com

Karla Lamboglia

Karla Lamboglia

 

http://karlalamboglia.com

Ricardo Pinzón

Ricardo Pinzón

Panamanian Guitar player graduated from the Diversified Arts Baccalaureate. Officially starts his music career studying Jazz Guitar in “Emu-Educación Musical” in La Plata, Argentina.

He has presented his music and others’ in different parts of the world, such as New York, Boston, Brasil, France, Austria and Panama. He will soon start his last year of studies in Berklee College of Music.

https://www.facebook.com/ricardo-pinzon

Arild Andersen Trio

Arild Andersen Trio

Arild born in Norway October 27 -1945. He has been one of Europe’s leading bass player for more than 30 years. Andersen started out as a member of Jan Garbarek Quartet.

In 1972-74 he visited New York several times and worked with Stan Getz Quartet, Sam Rivers trio, Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn and Paul Bley. In 1974 Arild Andersen formed his own quartet.

http://www.arildandersen.com/

Willie Panamá

Willie Panamá

Willie Panama has been recognized and awarded by numerous Consuls and Ambassadors of Panama around the world, by the Mayor of Miami, Florida and by United States Governor Rick Scott who recognized him with the Governors Veterans Service Award for his honorable and distinguish service to the US Armed Forces, music and to the great State of Florida.

https://www.facebook.com/sonero12

Sissy Castrogiovanni

Sissy Castrogiovanni

“Sissy is the voice and the image of Sicily, her songs are starting a new era for Sicilian popular music. Thanks to her, we can discover a new universe within traditional Sicilian music, extremely rich and powerful melodies and soundscapes, that transport us immediately to this island’s streets and fields full of life and art, something very different, worthy of the utmost attention.” 7 times Grammy Award winning Javier Limon, El Pais (Spain)

http://www.sissycastrogiovanni.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sissy.castrogiovanni

Tal Gamlieli Trio

Tal Gamlieli Trio

Within his first year in the US, the Jerusalem-born musician won a 2007 DownBeat Award for Outstanding Performance. Tal Gamlieli has played for audiences in the Americas, Russia, Israel and Europe. In Russia he performed at Moscow´s Tchaikovsky Hall, in Israel at the Jerusalem Theater and the Jerusalem Music Center.

http://www.talgamlieli.com/html/

New York University NYU

New York University NYU

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions was established in 1925. In 1968, the Department merged with the New York College of Music. Since that time, Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions has functioned as NYU’s “school” of music and developed into a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama). Today, 1,600 students majoring in these renowned music and performing arts programs are guided by 400 faculty.

www.steinhardt.nyu.edu

Marta Galdós

Marta Galdós

Martha Galdos major’s passion is the VOICE and her main characteristic is being an eclectic woman. Since she was a child she was able to sing and speak multi-languages. After a few years working in her other profession as international public relations specialist in Germany and Peru, she became a world music singer.

https://www.facebook.com/MarthaGaldosOficial/timeline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sigyZbYUJmI[/embed

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Patricia Zárate
Directora Ejecutiva
Coordinadora Internacional
patricia@panamajazzfestival.comAlina
Coordinadora de Producción Nacional
elisa@panamajazzfestival.comPaulina Perez
Coordinadora Simposio de Musicoterapia
simposio@panamajazzfestival.comMelida Trujillo
Coordinadora de Prensa
melida@panamajazzfestival.com
prensa@panamajazzfestival.com

Mario Hall
Coordinador de Transporte Local
mario@panamajazzfestival.com

Aleida Duartes
Coordinadora de Educación y Voluntarios
info@fundaciondaniloperez.org

 

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info@panamajazzfestival.comPanama Jazz Productions
Edificio 224, Oficina P1-A
Ciudad Del Saber
Clayton, Ancón,
Ciudad de Panamá, República de Panamá.
Teléfonos: (507)317-1466Transporte público: Desde Albrook Mall tomas la ruta Metro Bus a “MIRAFLORES” o “CIUDAD DEL SABER”.

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Dianne Reeves Music es una cantante de jazz mundialmente reconocida como resultado de su impresionante virtuosismo destreza de improvisación y estilos de R & B. Reeves recibe el Grammy a la Mejor Interpretación Vocal de Jazz en tres ediciones consecutivas, convirtiéndose en la primera artista en lograrlo en una categoría vocal y nosotros tuvimos el honor de tenerla en nuestra edición de este año, donde realizó una presentación impresionante. ¡Prepárense para el #PJF2018 donde celebraremos nuestros 15años!
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Panama Jazz Festival shared Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince (PapJazz)'s photo.Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 2:40am
Como parte de las actividades que se realizan en #Haití por la Fiesta de la Música, nuestra Directora General Patricia Zarate estará realizando una conferencia de introducción a la #musicoterapia mañana miércoles 21 de #junio. Si deseas también adentrarte al mundo de la musicoterapia no te puedes perder nuestra próxima edición del Simposio Latinoamericano de Musicoterapia, a realizarse en el marco del #PJF2018. #PJF #voluntarios #clínicas #simposio #conciertos #música #músicos #arte #cultura #audiciones #jamsessions #coordinadores #educación #salud #bienestar #desarrollo #cambiosocial
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Panama Jazz Festival at Ciudad del Saber Clayton.Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 11:17am
Una de las actividades que conlleva más dedicación es el montaje del escenario de nuestro gran concierto de clausura.
Este se realiza con 4 días de anticipación a cargo de la comisión de cuadrángulo con el apoyo de un gran equipo de voluntarios. Para nuestros 15 años estamos preparando muchas sorpresas. ¡Prepárense para el #PJF2018!
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Panama Jazz Festival at Ciudad del Saber Clayton.Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:10am
Y así se vivió el concierto de cierre al aire libre, donde todos los presentes disfrutaron de una hermosa tarde acompañada de las diferentes agrupaciones que nos acompañaron como Idania Dowman, New England Conservatory, Global Jazz Institute, entre otros y al final bailamos a más no poder con los Beachers. Para nuestros 15 años estamos preparando muchas sorpresas. ¡Prepárense para el #PJF2018!
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Y desde ya estamos calentando motores para lo que será nuestra celebración de los #15años del #PanamaJazzFestival2018. Queremos que todos nos acompañen y compartan este festival que va a ser muy especial. Estén atentos a nuestras redes para que no se pierdan un solo evento. #PJF #voluntarios #clínicas #simposio #conciertos #música #músicos #arte #cultura #audiciones #jamsessions #coordinadores #educación #desarrollo #cambiosocial
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