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HAVANA JAZZ FESTIVAL 

Havana Jazz Festival 2023

QUICK FACTS

Travel Dates: 

January 21 - 28, 2023

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Price: 

$4350 per person

Travel Category:  International 

A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. We will guide you through the process for obtaining the Cuban Visa under the "Support of the Cuban People".

 

Group size:  16

Payment Plan is Not Available

Included:

  • Round Trip flights  from JFK to HAV

  • Transfers from airport/hotel/airport

  • Havana Jazz Festival Pass

  • Breakfast daily

  • Lunch & dinner as noted in the itinerary 

  • Air-conditioned Motor Coach

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Guided Tours of Old Havana and Vinales Valley & Regla Town

  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Old Havana and Vinales Valley

Not Included:

  • Gratuities/Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.  All prices are expressed in US dollars. Travel insurance is highly recommended. 

All bookings require a deposit. Your deposit and all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Price is subject to change after September 15th, 2022. By making payment you agree to the terms and conditions.

When your registration has been reviewed and accepted you will receive an invoice via email to collect your deposit payment.  

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Meet-up in Havana Cuba for The Havana Jazz Festival. Welcome to Havana, an open-air museum city that can be a jarring collision of historical and modern scenes at times and bursting with spellbinding music for sure. Your jazz festival Cuba tour begins! 

 

The Jazz festival of Havana also known as “Jazz Plaza” dates back from 1963.  The Leonardo Timor Jazz Big Band was at the epicenter of the event which marked an awakening of the Cuban jazz scene at the time. This jazz event has helped to bring attention to many Cuban musicians. Many of the Cuban artists who have performed at Jazz Plaza have gone on to be nominated for and even receive Grammy awards within the Latin Jazz category, with Chucho Valdes certainly remaining among the most globally renowned of them all.

Cuba has consistently produced legendary jazz musicians like trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and sax player Paquito Rivera, former members of Cuba’s Irakere, a Grammy Award Cuban band founded by Chucho Valdez. Again, no surprise here as Cuba is the birthplace of the Latin Jazz, a combination of the Afro-Cuban clave beat, different Cuban rhythms and jazz harmonies. 

A Look Back

The 33rd International Jazz Festival of Havana “Jazz Plaza 2018” took place in January. It drew the largest number of US musicians in its 30 plus year history. US jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and Grammy award winning US saxophonist Ted Nash delivered powerful performances. It also broke records of attendance by American jazz fans that were in attendance in record numbers at the numerous prestigious Havana venues that hosted the international jazz event such as the National Theatre of Cuba, the Havana’s Mella Theatre and Casa de la Cultura de Plaza.

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Callejon de Hamel

Noteworthy rumba music and art

Located in an alleyway near the University of Havana, Callejon de Hamel is the epicenter of artwork by cuban artist Salvador Gonzáles Escalona.  His work is known as an "afro-cuban" style. He describes his work as a mix of surrealismcubism and abstract art. Today there are workshops for young Cuban children to learn painting. Every Sunday there are rumba performances, and every Friday Cuban music in the street.

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Cuba's Art Schools

 Buildings are outstanding architectural achievements of the Cuban Revolution

Cuba's National Art Schools (Escuelas Nacionales de Arte, now known as the Instituto Superior de Arte) are considered by historians to be among the most outstanding architectural achievements of the Cuban Revolution. These innovative, organic Catalan-vaulted brick and terra-cotta structures were built on the site of a former country club in the far western Havana suburb of Cubanacán, which used to be Havana's "Beverly Hills" and was then mainly reserved for Communist Party officials. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on February 28, 2003 in the Cultural category

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