International Jazz Festival in Guatemala

The International Jazz Festival in Guatemala has been going on for more than 15 years. The idea of ​​this activity is to promote the culture of this musical genre, to hold workshops and to promote national and international talent. The event will be held from February 27 to March 25, 2017.

This year more than 20,000 jazz fans are expected to attend. In addition, 15 groups from more than 11 countries will participate in 30 concerts: 17 concerts will be held at the Dick Smith Theater of the Guatemalan American Institute; and  8 concerts at the Spanish Cooperation Training Center in Antigua Guatemala, plus 6 concerts at the Municipal Theater of Quetzaltenango.  

Some of the bands performing:

  • LaFrae Sci & Quartet Groove Diplomacy (USA).
  • In Love With (France).
  • Trio ELF (Germany).
  • Thierry Lang Trio (Switzerland).
  • Erick Rothenstein Band (Eslovaquia).
  • Yogev Shetrit Trio (Israel).
  • The Shuffle Demons (Canadá)
  • Imox Jazz (Guatemala).
  • Sumrrá (Spain).
  • Natú (Guatemala).
  • Duo Soupstar (Italy).
  • Big Wy’s Brass Band (USA).
  • In Sax (Costa Rica).
  • Hedras Ramos Trio (Guatemala).
  • Sebastuan Schunke, Diego Piñera (Germany).

Visit their web site http://jazzfestival.iga.edu to learn more about the artists, concerts, and workshops.

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    What else is there? In the educational field, the Festival will surpass previous editions, with the 4th Jazz Camp and its clinics, the invited musicians will give 25 workshops to Guatemalan musicians in 7 venues: IGA, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), ArteCentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, Centro Cultural Municipal, Innato, CFCE, IGA Quetzaltenango and Casa Noj.
    La UVG vuelve a alojar el Jazz Camp del 14 al 17 de marzo. Este es un programa intensivo de capacitación que en esta ocasión será facilitado por los integrantes de los grupos Big Wy’s Brass Band, de Austin, Texas, EE. UU., e InSax, de Costa Rica, que visita el país como parte de un intercambio con el Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano, homólogo

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