Setting a historical precedent, 2018 marked the first year a Dominican Republic Jazz Festival took place in Punta Cana. This magnificent representation of the festival was enjoyed with award-winning exponents of the jazz genre in Cap Cana for the first time. The Summer Edition will be held this year on August 30 & 31, 2019.

The Summer Edition of the XXIII Dominican Republic Jazz Festival celebrates a “Tribute to Jazz in Latin America” featuring Chucho Valdés, El Canario and Walter Smith III with Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Pre-Festival activities will include educational music workshops for local students on August 30th, and a pre-concert jam at the Cap Cana Marina on August 31st at 7:00 p.m. The main event will be held at the elegant Cap Cana Stables on the evenings of August 30 & 31, 2019.

Marco Pignataro, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival’s Artistic Adviser, and Executive Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute shared that the 2019 Festival will be a celebratory tribute to jazz in Latin America.