4th Matanzas Jazz Festival
Matanzas, May 2 (RHC) –The 4th edition of the Matanzas Jazz Festival concluded over the weekend with a tribute to Son and Cuban musician Arsenio Rodríguez on his 110th birthday anniversary.
Sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Music Institute, the Provincial Culture Office in Matanzas province, the Matanzas Office of the Association of Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and the Hermanos Saiz Association of Young Artists, the event celebrated also African influence on Cuban jazz and music, in general.
With the slogan ‘El jazz saluda al son’ or (jazz salutes son), several Cuban jazz musicians gave online concerts and delighted music lovers with their art.
Participating artists included Bobby Carcasés, Orlando Valle ‘Maraca’, Yasek Manzano, Alejandro Falcón and his band Cubadentro, Tony Ávila, Harold López Nussa, Aldo López Gavilán, Muñequitos de Matanzas, Conexión Cubana, Failde orchestra, Gastón Joya and his New Cuban Trio, Janio Abreu and his band Aires de concierto, Afrocuba, among others.
The 4th Matanzas Jazz Festival was also the space for Alejandro Falcón and Muñequitos de Matanzas to present their latest album entitled “Jazz con Guaguancó”.
In statements to Cuban press, jazz pianist Alejandro Falcón, a member of the organizing committee said the festival is also dedicated to maestros Adolfo Guzmán and Chico O’farril on their 100th birthday anniversaries.
Other highlights included the photo exhibition entitled Jazz Tones, by artists Claudia Padrón and Michel Herrera.