World-Class Jazz & Blues on the slopes of Volcan Baru
Feb 28 - March 3, 2013
A great festival in the Chiriqui highlands....
The beautiful Chiriqui Highlands have long been one of Panama’s most favorite vacation and retirement spots, and the jewel of Chiriqui province is beautiful Boquete, home of about 15,000 including some 1,500 retired expats from all over the world. Located at an elevation of 3,000 ft it is also the home of some of the best coffees in the world. The cool, crisp mountain air on the slopes of towering Volcan Baru, Panama's highest mountain, delicious fresh mountain water, an abundant nature with lots of flowers, flamboyantly flowering trees and hundreds of species of birds plus the closeness to two oceans have attracted visitors from all over the world.The natural beauty of Boquete is the perfect setting to stimulate the creative talents and artistic abilities of those who live here as well as those who come for a visit. So it is no surprise that this small town hosts a lively art and music scene which culminates in the annual Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival.
Right from the start in 2007 the Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival has been the biggest music event in the province of Chiriqui. The 2012 edition was also the first ever festival in Panama to showcase first-class international Blues acts in addition to notable Panamanian and Latin American artists featuring Jazz and Latin American music styles.
Jazz & Blues Festival and so much more!
We'd LOVE to see you at our festival but there is so much more to see and do while you're here! Having traveled so far to get here you'll certainly won't want to miss the abundance of exciting places and adventures Panama has to offer. Please check out our visitors' info page for more information.
Fresh from the press: The official festival booklet!
Click on the image below for a larger picture, and then browse through the pages!
Please patronize our sponsors! There wouldn't be a festival without them! The 2013 Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival has to say a very special THANK YOU to our principal sponsor Panamonte Brands, makers of the Smoothest Rum on Earth, whose most generous contribution was pivotal to make this festival happen!
Our Gold Sponsors (cash value $3.000, or $6.000 in-kind)
Our Silver Sponsors (cash value $1.500, or $3.000 in-kind)
Mr. Jack Mantia and Ms. Carol Newsome
Mr. Hans-J. Lebuser
Mr. Tim Snyder (Candide Directional)
Our Bronze Sponsors (cash value $750, or $1.500 in-kind)
Our Community Sponsors (cash value $200 - $700, or $400 - $1.400 in-kind)
Donors to our 100+ and Friends of BJBF programs
Doreen Delong, Boquete Electrical Solutions (Kevin Fisher), Larry Slagle (Big Daddy's restaurant), Matt Verstraete, Martine&Mark Heyer, Penny Ripple, Gail Cody,Paula Theis, Mike's Global Grill, Janice Beecher, Valerie&Bill Joe Gallbraith,Karen&Mark Schnieder, Jack Mantia, Carole Newsome, Al&Sela Mills, Lesa&Dean Hoover, Eva Knipp, Sabine Reinsdorf, Jim Omer, Jerry&Erdi Knezic, Randi Kaplan, Dan Fitzpatrick, Caesar Sherrard, Alie MacArthur, Jeff Brown, Steve&Sylvia Gibson G&B Tropical Hardwoods S.A.,Walt Seidl,Judy Gramaglia&Cowboy Dave,William Wooderson, Rich Lipner (Finca dos Jefes), Gary&Linda Butler, Ray Busher,Zaida Frising,Betsy Waddington,Steven E. Kinney,Scott&Belinda McAda,Tom&Carolyne Bot,Mr.&Mrs. Munson,Tom&Susie Brymer,Doris&Bill Day,Jeff Brown,Emilie Daniel,Jere Mc Cormick,Danny Blank,Cliff Sellie, Lanay and Adriano Correa, Velkys Munoz, John Knill,Drew Gordon,Leon Rye, Jackie Lange,Tony Howitt&Jennifer Jones,