20 years of the Panama Jazz Festival with activities for everyone

The Panama Jazz Festival is preparing to receive the public of all ages from January 16 to 21 with more than 100 activities for children, young people and adults in the different settings that the Festival presents this year.

Educational activities from 9am, free concerts every day from 1pm in the La Plaza area, family and night concerts at the Ateneo Theater, all located in the City of Knowledge, 3 great concerts at the Anayansi Theater in Atlapa and the great closing concert in the central quadrangle of the City of Knowledge (Free).

In this edition the Panama Jazz Festival will present more than 90 international artists the stature of the Cuban pianist and winner of 7 Grammys and 4 Latin Grammys Chucho Valdés Quartet; 2-time Grammy Award winner

Catherine Russell, daughter of Bocatoreño and jazz legend Luis RusselWe will also have the privilege of seeing the beloved Erika Ender live for the first time together with Maestro Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, the ensemble made up of women and non-binary artists directed by Patricia Zárate de Pérez, El Global Jazz Womxn; the winner with a Guinness World Record as the tropical artist with the most record productions that have reached the number one position on Billboard, Gilberto Santa Rosa, are some of the great international artists who join the celebration of the 20 years of the Festival.

Like every year the Panama Jazz Festival will have the participation of highly prestigious educational institutions such as the musical interpretation program, Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) designed to promote creativity and musical mastery through various musical disciplines, with the pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its founder and artistic director, America’s oldest independent music school, the New England Conservatory (NEC), the New York Jazz Academy and other guests at the festival’s educational events.

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In addition to having the participation of more than 100 national artists such as: The privileged and unmistakable voice, Idania Dowman, The Luis Russell Collective, a Panamanian group made up of musicians from the Danilo Perez Foundation driven by rescuing the historical and musical memory of the bocatoreño pianist, composer and arranger Luis Carl Russell, the music group Fusión Folclórica de Panamá, Afrodisiaco, the new educational project of the Danilo Pérez Foundation that promotes the development of girls and women through of music, Las Hijas del Jazz, under the executive direction of Aleida Duartes (Danilo Pérez Foundation) and musical direction of the Executive Director of the Panama Jazz Festival, Patricia Zárate; “El Príncipe del Sentimiento”, Celsito Quintero, a young Panamanian typical music singer-songwriter, son of folklorist Celso Quintero, who in a short time has left his mark in terms of authoring great typical music hits.

Downloading the APP Sched Panama Jazz Festival Through the page https://celebrando20anosdepjf.sched.com/ They will have direct access and from any digital device, to the clinics, schedules, artists, and complete schedule of the Panama Jazz Festival 2023.

It should be noted that for these 20 years the XI Latin American Symposium on Music Therapythis year it will be free with a number of face-to-face and virtual educational clinics.

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The VI Symposium of the Artistic and Cultural Expressions of Afro-descendants of Panama directed by the sociologist and professor Gerardo Maloney with the theme dedicated to the bolero; the VII Home Education Conference. The II Symposium on the Music and Culture of the Original Peoples of Panama that will focus on highlighting their musical culture and the First International Symposium: Panama and the Caribbean in the History of Jazz that will present the outstanding American academic Lara Putnam, writer from the book Radical Moves. Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age.

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The festival is carried out thanks to the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture of Panama and the Mayor’s Office of Panama. The Panama Jazz Festival is produced by Panama Jazz Productions for the benefit of the Danilo Pérez Foundation under the Co-production of the City of Knowledge.

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20 years of the Panama Jazz Festival with activities for everyone