17th Panama Jazz Festival | January 13th-18th, 2020

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17th Annual Panama Jazz Festival, Dedicated to
Reggie Johnson, Announced for January 13-18, 2020

Uniting internationally acclaimed jazz artists, renowned educators and jazz fans from around the globe, the 17th Panama Jazz Festival will be held January 13-18, 2020 at The City of Knowledge in Panama City, ATLAPA Convention Center and the Old Quarter of Panama City. The festival will celebrate its 17th anniversary and will honor Panamanian saxophonist Reggie Johnson. Johnson’s is one of Panama’s premier saxophone players. He has performed with diverse groups and renowned national and international musicians for over five decades and has shared the stage with jazz and salsa stars alike including Celia Cruz, Armando Manzanero, Julio Iglesias, among others.

Among the headliners for this year’s festival are Dianne Reeves, Cuban star Isaac Delgado, Danilo Pérez, Ravi Coltrane, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cyrus Chesnut, and David Sanchez. Additional headliners include Detroit All-Star, a band composed by Detroit’s musicians Chris Collins, Mike Dease, Wesley Reynoso, Marion Hayden, Nate Winn; and Chilean artist Patricia Zarate Perez who will be presenting her latest recording Violetas featuring Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, bassist Ben Street, and drummer Adam Cruz.

Other national groups include this year’s honoree Reggie Johnson’s All-Star, the all-female Panamanian band Las Hijas del Jazz directed by Berklee Global Jazz Institute’s alumni Jas Kayser, Panama-Cuba Collective, Joshue Ashby’s C3, and several Fundacion Danilo Perez Ensembles.

Bands from all over the world will be featured at the Global Stage and other venues including Fundacion Armonía Colectiva (Costa Rica), Quinteto de Orion Lion (Chile), Niki Campbell & Masuco, pianist Kevin Harris (USA), drummer Guillermo Nojechowicz (Argentina), among many others.

Furthermore, the festival will host the 8th Latin American Music Therapy Symposium which theme is Music and Health, bringing music therapists and doctors from Chile, Argentina, Panama, Colombia, USA, among other countries to present on the therapeutic effects of music; the 4nd Symposium of the cultural, artistic and musical expressions of the Afro-descendants of Panama; and the classical music program Encuentro de Música Clásica, lead by distinguished international guests and assisted by teachers and staff of the New England Conservatory

Participating educational institutions include Boston-based institutions, Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, which will be holding auditions for admission and scholarships. Other institutions include New York Jazz Academy, Perdue University, Crossroads High School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Newton South High School, and Shea Welsh Institute of Jazz. The Berklee Global Jazz Institute will hold master classes, perform social work with Panamanian youth and perform in various settings throughout the festival. Berklee will repeat last year’s innovative program where students will earn college credit.

Since its inception in 2003, the Panama Jazz Festival has attracted over 350,000 jazz fans worldwide and announced over 4.5 million dollars in national and international scholarships. Its educational component brings 5,000 music students from all over the world every year and in January of 2019 the festival brought together over 30,000 people from all over the world.

The festival is produced by Panama Jazz Productions to benefit the social programs of the
Danilo Pérez Foundation with the help of the newly established Ministry of Culture, National
Tourism Authority (ATP), Panama City Mayor Office, City of Knowledge,
Copa Airlines, Alamo Rent a Car, Cable and Wireless, and many others.

For more information on the Panama Jazz Festival, visit: PanamaJazzFestival.com

For more information on Danilo Pérez, visit: DaniloPerez.com

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