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Jazz will invade Panama in January
Bringing together internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, renowned educators and fans from all over the world the XV Panama Jazz Festival and right on schedule and will take place from Monday 15 to Saturday, January 20 at the City of Knowledge and Casco Antiguo.
The Festival, organized by the Danilo Perez Foundation, has become a cultural project that consolidates creativity, exchange and talent with a strong compromise with education and the Panamanian social wellbeing and in 2018 comes back with an impressive line-up, to which more new talents have been added.
Heading the billboard are the most import jazz quartet of the moment, the Wayne Shorter Quartet formed by Wayne Shorter (saxophone) Danilo Perez (piano), Brian Blade (drums) and John Patitucci (bass); the Latin jazz legend, Chucho Valdes; the Brazilian singer, Luciana Souza; the mythical American pianist, Ran Blake and the composer and master pianist, Bill Dobbins accompanied by the Global Jazz Big Band and the bosses of the cumbia, Samy and Sandra Sandoval, who will perform during the gala night.
On the other hand, the trio Panamonk Revisited, formed by Perez together with the Grammy winner percussionist , Terri Lyne Carrington and the bass player Ben Street, who will share this cultural party with other recognized musicians like the Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro and his quartet Almas Antiguas, the Panamanian saxophonist Carlos Agrazal as a special guest, the Panamanian saxophonist Luis Carlos Pérez and the celebrated Pan-African Jazz Project, formed by the Chilean saxophonist, Patricia Zarate Perez, the Panamanian singer ,Luz Acosta, the violinist Graciela Nuñez, and the Egyptian musicians Hesham Galal and Balquei.
As in previous years the VI Latin American Music Therapy Symposium will be one of the activities of the festival and will have the participations of important music therapists from Canada, United States, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Dominica Republic.