LONG BEACH, Calif. – Cuba Tours and Travel announced today that the company will lead a special trip to the 28th edition of the extraordinary Havana International Jazz Festival, to be held December 12-19, 2012.
For nearly three decades, the big names of world Jazz have performed on Havana stages during this grand music celebration. Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Carmen McCrae, Michel Lengrand, Charlie Haden and Chucho Valdes all have wowed adoring crowds under the balmy Havana night sky.
“That’s the majesty of the Cuban super-virtuosos: They play with a technical brilliance that has no real equivalent, but they undergird their work with African percussion rituals that stand at the very root of their jazz (and ours).” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
This year will bring more of the same, as major concerts take place amid the city’s wonderful architectural gems and hot Latin Jazz flows from clubs, restaurants, bars, and public spaces while warm Caribbean tradewinds sweep this historic UNESCO site for world Heritage.
This fully legal trip is aimed at making the experience affordable for American musicians, music teachers, musicologists, music producers, music publishers and other music professionals working in non-commercial sectors.
“Your participation with authentic Latin jazz and Cuban music is enhanced by being in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities,” said Adolfo V. Nodal, a partner at CTT. “Havana is your oyster as you enjoy concerts, master classes, late night music sessions, architectural tours and a trip to the countryside.”
Recent changes in the U.S. Treasury law governing travel to Cuba has made it possible for professionals in these fields to travel to Cuba without many of the previous licensing impediments that were faced before.