Havana International Jazz Festival
From: Thursday, November 29 2007, 10:00 am
to: Sunday, December 2 2007, 5:30 pm
The Havana International Jazz Festival, organised by Chucho Valdés, is an internationally renowned event that consistently attracts an excellent line-up, with gigs at venues around the city such as the Teatro Amadeo Roldán, Teatro Mella and Teatro Karl Marx.
Cuban music enjoyed a worldwide boost in popularity due to the success of the Buena Vista Social Club, and rightly so. Cuban son was a precursor to salsa and much excellent Latin jazz emanates from this sunny Caribbean island.
What better place then for a jazz festival than Havana, with its rich musical heritage and unique atmosphere? The Hotel Rivera acts as the festival headquarters, while the Casa de la Cultura Plaza and the Teatro Nacional de Cuba also host performances.