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U.S. citizens enjoy the Jazz Plaza '2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011News
U.S. citizens enjoy the Jazz Plaza '2011

HAVANA, Cuba -- The 27th International Festival Jazz Plaza 2011, the most important such gathering in Cuba, opened last night with a gala featuring jazz musicians Arturo O'Farrill from the US and Cuba’s Gonzalo Rubalcaba, along with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Until December 18th musicians from various countries are participating at the Jazz Place 2011, presided over by Cuba’s Chucho Valdés. The Jazz Plaza 2011 includes concerts and jam sessions in theaters, music halls and Havana hotels.

The United States is also bringing guitarist Kash Killion and sax player Neil Leonard, who is accompanied by artists from the Berklee College of Music, the academic institution where he is a professor.

Fans authorized by the US government to travel to Havana also came from the United States to attend the festival. The group of US citizens traveled to Havana thanks to the permission granted to the Jazz Times magazine and the US tourism agency Insight Cuba which focuses on cultural tours.

Foreign guests also include Laberinto del Caos from Mexico, Naad Braahnam from India, the Nori Brothers from Japan, the Triple Ace Trio from Austria, and musicians Everton Pablo Paul from Canada and Mateuz Kolakowsky from Poland.

The 7th Jazz Plaza Theoretical Colloquium is running parallel to the event during which master lectures, classes, video screenings and other activities will take place.

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