“Jazz is back in South Florida with Dominican accent and flavor”
In October of 2012, Landestoy Enterprises introduced an entirely new and exciting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. This is the multicultural event that brought to Florida the best jazz that is being performed by musicians in the Dominican Republic and by Dominicans living abroad.
On Saturday, October 19, for an entire evening, jazz lovers in Miami and throughout the State of Florida will be able to once again enjoy the best talent in the Dominican Republic and the United States.
At this eventand witha full house in attendance,Miami delighted with the Jazz proposals from the land that brought Merengue and Bachata to the rest of the world. Top quality presentations took place by three groups that played various genres of Jazz blended with the rich rhythms from their native country. CUBAOCHO Art & Research Center was the venue for the event, and from the early hours of the evening it was filled with hungry audiences wishing to enjoy a beautiful evening of Jazz.
The level of success was such that both the City of Miami, through its Mayor, Tomás Regalado, as well as the Miami – Dade County, through its Director, Joe Martínez, officially recognized October 19th as the “South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest Day.”
The strategic alliance between Landestoy Enterprises and Jazz in the Dominican Republic to present “Jazz Dominicano” in South Florida far exceeded expectations, and, since the closing of the last event, calls and emails have not stopped asking for the 2013 version.
On Saturday, October 19, for an entire evening, jazz lovers in Miami and throughout the State of Florida will be able to once again enjoy the best talent in the Dominican Republic and the United States. The groups that will perform are considered among the best locally and at the international level. The mixture of styles will make the audience spend an exciting and electrifying evening of jazz!
The groups that will perform are considered among the best locally and at the international level. The mixture of styles will make you spend an exciting and electrifying evening of jazz!The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest 2013 is dedicated to one of the glories of the Dominican Jazz, multi-instrumentalist Guillo Carías!!!
Alejandro Vargas “Colita” and his Caribbean Jazz Band, a group of Dominican musicians with extensive experience in various musical genres, who, under the leadership of Alexander Vargas “Colita,” perform purely Dominican rhythms and disguise and cover them with a fusion of Jazz. “Colita” has played with other renowned musicians, including José Antonio Molina, Jorge Taveras, Bertico Sosa, Manuel Tejada, in variousstagesaround the world. The musicians who make up the band are: Jose Emilio Valenzuela,Drums; Nestor del Prado, Bass; Rubiel Cabrera, Saxophone, and Alejandro Vargas “Colita” Piano and Lead Singer.
Guillo Carías. This Dominican musician witha brilliant career,to whom the 2013 version of the SFDJF is dedicated, will present a repertoire of pieces that mean a lot to him. Playing various instruments, Guillo will be accompanied by the festival’s permanent band, the Alejandro Vargas “Colita” & the Caribbean Jazz Band.
Alex Díaz and his All Star Jazz Band. Since the first version of the festival ended, not a day goes by whenpeople do not ask: “When is Maestro Díaz coming back?” Alex has played with someof the “who’s who”of Jazz and Latin music, including Tito Puente, Mario Bauza, Mario Rivera and Dizzy Gillespie.His style results in a fine and elegant mix of Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dominican rhythms, such as Merengue, Palos, and Gagá, among others. His latest album – Beyond 145th Street – was chosen in 2012 as one of the top 12 in the World Music category by worldmusic.com. Alex and saxophonist Iván Renta will be accompanied by an all-star Latin Jazz from NY.They are: bassist Rubén Rodríguez, drummer Diego López, pianist Mike Eckroth and trumpeter Nelson “Gazú” Jaime.
Closing: Pengbian Sang & Retro Jazz. After a series of successful performances in Santo Domingo, which have received high praise from both the professional critics and from the audience who attended to support this tribute, the South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest is proud to present this Dominican musical group whose repertoire consists of songs from their country, interpreted with rhythms of Jazz, Bossa, Latin Jazz and Funk, thereby combining the beauty and elegance of the most popular Dominican songs with the harmonic depth of Jazz, the sensuality of Bossa and the energy and spontaneity of the improvisations.
The venue for the event is Avenue D Jazz & Blues in the renowned South Miami Avenue, which specializes in events of Jazz, Blues and others, making it the ideal setting for the concert.
South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest