The 8th Annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival | Nov. 25th-28th, 2010 – Advance Concert May 29th, 2010

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival Announces
Internationally-Acclaimed Lineup for 8th Annual Event



 

The Manhattan Transfer, George Duke
and John MacLaughlin Among List of Musicians Performing at Four Day
Festival, November 25-28

Phil Perry, Brian McKnight to Kick-Off
2010 Festival with Advance Concert, May 29

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, April 27
/PRNewswire/ — Once a sleepy fishing village, the Riviera Maya,
celebrating its eighth annual Jazz Festival, is quickly becoming what Conde Nast deemed “Mexico‘s
most fashionable getaway.” Nestled between the turquoise waters of the
Caribbean Sea and emerald jungles of the Yucatan
Peninsula
, the Riviera Maya is proud to announce an acclaimed
line-up of internationally-renowned jazz musicians at the
highly-anticipated 2010 Jazz Festival to be held November
25-28
.

Drawing more than
50,000 visitors to the Riviera Maya last year, the Festival has
showcased acclaimed jazz artists such as Herbie
Hancock
, Kool and the Gang, Gino Vanelli,
Pat Martino, Sergio
Mendes
, The Tower of Power, Fourplay and George
Benson
, among others, while also giving local jazz musicians the
opportunity to display their talents. The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is
free and open to the public, allowing residents and visitors alike to
easily partake in this unforgettable experience.

“With white sand
beaches, an ideal climate and the warmth of the local people, the
Riviera Maya provides the perfect setting for this inspired Festival,”
states Javier Aranda, general director of
the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office. “The opportunity to sit
on the beach, under the twinkling stars while listening to a mixed genre
of jazz is sure to turn a good evening in the Riviera Maya into a truly
unforgettable one.”

During the four day
festival, concerts will begin in the evening around 7 p.m., allowing attendees to explore Riviera
Maya during the day. In addition to enjoying the sun at the stunning
beaches, festival attendees can peruse local boutiques, restaurants,
shops and clubs on Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue, tour notable Mayan
architectural sites such as Tulum and Coba, snorkel and dive at the world’s second
largest barrier reef, The Great Maya Barrier Reef, explore underground
caverns and ponds, ride ATVs along the coast or zip line atop the canopy
of the jungle.

In advance of the 2010
Jazz Festival, internationally-renowned musical artists Phil Perry and Brian
McKnight
will perform a free concert the evening of Saturday, May 29 at Mamitas Beach Club in Playa
del Carmen.

Phil
Perry
(pictured above), R&B singer, songwriter and musician, got his start in
the music industry as a member of the soul group, The Montclairs. Perry
again saw great success a couple decades later with the number one
R&B hit, “Call Me,” as well as with other top 40 R&B singles
“Amazing Love” and “Forever.”

Brian
McKnight
, a platinum recording artist who has sold more than 20
million albums worldwide, is known for his soulful fusions of pop and
R&B and has established himself with enviable chart consistency, has
toured for more than a decade, and has collaborated with artists across
a multitude of genres such as Justin Timberlake,
Willie Nelson and Christina Aguilera, to name a few.

Mamitas Beach Club is
one of Playa del Carmen’s most popular spots for lounging and relaxing
just steps from the Caribbean Ocean. It is also home to the renowned
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. For more information, including the full
Jazz Festival lineup, visit www.rivieramayajazzfestival.com.

About The Riviera
Maya

One of the world’s most
desirable destinations, the Riviera Maya is situated along the eastern
coast of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo. Nestled between the Caribbean
Sea and protected jungles, the Riviera Maya stretches eighty-one miles,
beginning south of the Cancun
International Airport in Puerto Morelos
and extending through Sian Ka‘an, the
first established Biosphere Reserve in Mexico
and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Riviera Maya boasts the
tranquility of uncrowded beaches, a vast network of underground rivers,
more than 100 cenotes and numerous eco-adventure activities such as
kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and deep sea
fishing. A vast variety of lodging options, from luxury hotels,
all-inclusive properties to charming boutique hotels, provide excellent
accommodations, first-class facilities and the warm hospitality of the
local people. Many of Mexico‘s most
significant archeological sites are nearby, providing visitors with the
chance to experience the fascinating Mayan culture. The Riviera Maya has
been named a Top Destination in Mexico
for six consecutive years by Travel Weekly (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008 and 2009), awarded with The Best Destination in Mexico by Crystal
Apple
Award 2008 and 2009; One of the hottest beach destinations
by Orbitz in 2008 and was awarded as the Sexiest Destination by
Recommend Magazine. For more information on the Riviera Maya visit www.rivieramaya.com.

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