Festival Program (preliminary edition, subject to change)
Wednesday, Feb 24
7pm - 12:30am Warm-up jam with the Edgar Vargas trio at Baru restaurant. Donation
$10, at the door. Included in jam package.
Thursday, Feb 25
12 noon - 1:00 pm Our traditional New Orleans style street parade, this year for the
first time including folkloric Panamanian Pollera and Diablos &
Congo dancers. Don a costume and join the fun!
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Music in the park, with Deanna Bogart, Lee Oskar, L.A. Smith and
more, and students of local schools as part of our Music for
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open mike at Baru restaurant, donation $5, at the door, included in
8:00 pm - 12:30am Jam at Mike's Global Grill, hosted by John Carney and Rigoberto
Coba, donation $15, at the door. Included in jam package.
Friday, Feb 26
1:30 pm - 5 pm Garden party at the Panamonte hotel. A taste of everything, hosted
by Deanna Bogart and a surprise band from Italy, donation $15 at
the door. Included in jam package.
6:00pm - 7:30pm Shakura S'Aida unplugged at the BCP theater, admission $20
8:30pm - 12:30am Jam at the Sabor restaurant, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks,
Deanna Bogart, donation $20, at the door. Included in jam package.
Saturday, Feb 27, shows at the amphitheater at Valle Escondido
1:30pm - 2:30pm John Carney's Gato Maximo
3:00pm - 4:00pm Scott Ambush
4:30pm - 5:30pm Ronnie Baker Brooks
6:00pm - 7:00pm Curtis Salgado
8:30pm - 12:30am Jam at The Rock restaurant, hosted by Lee Oskar, Curtis Salgado,
Shakura S'Aida donation $20, at the door. Included in jam package.
Sunday, Feb 28, shows at the amphitheater at Valle Escondido
1:30pm - 2:30pm Rigoberto Coba Big Band
3:00pm - 4:00pm Marshall Keys
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tommy Castro
6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Star band
8:30pm - 12:30am Jam at Mike's Global Grill, hosted by Marshall Keys & Scott Ambush
& Alex Brown, donation $15, at the door. Included in jam package.
Hi folks, this is the first fundraiser for the 2016 Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival. Enjoy delicious food and wonderful, smooth jazz-fusion music by John Carney and Carla Kjearby (know from this year’s festival) in the cozy atmosphere of Boquete’s well-loved Art Cafe while supporting next year’s festival at the same time…can’t get much better than that!
Tickets will go on sale at Mailboxes ETC. in Boquete and at the Art Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Only 50 seats available so be sure to get your ticket early!
The BJBF 2016 ticket prices have been published on this website. In addition to general admission tickets for 1 day (Sat/Sun Feb 27/28) and weekend passes the festival also offers 1-day or 2-day VIP tickets which come with a range of benefits, and a jam package providing admission to 6 jam sessions plus access to our traditional garden party at the beautiful Panamonte hotel. Tickets bought before January 1, 2016 come with discounts of 14 - 18%. Tickets as well as jam packages will soon be available for online purchasing via the ticket page of this website. Check the details at http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/the-ticket-page.html
Our friend Eric Jackson posted this about the excellent BJBF 2016 line-up in the Panama News. Check it out! http://www.thepanamanews.com/2015/09/2016-boquete-jazz-and-blues-festival-lineup/
Hot news about BJBF2106! The first newsletter for the 10th anniversary of the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival in February 2016 has been published. You can check it out here: http://eepurl.com/bwy6Dv
Please help us circulate the news by reposting and sharing it with your friends via email and on the social networks.
The BJBF2016 management has secured a corporate rate discount with the Valle Escondido Resort&Spa for festival visitors!
All rooms are located very close to the festival venue in Boquete's most luxurious residential community. Just a two minutes' walk to the music...The resort is offering a 25% discount to festival visitors under the rate code JAZZ16. To book your room online please click on the image below. Festival visitors will have to show festival tickets or confirmed online ticket purchases on arrival. Hurry! At the time of writing (Aug 18, 2015) there are only 21 rooms left!)
The 2016 line-up keeps getting better and better: The fantastic jazz trumpeter Alex Brown has been added to the line-up! Check him out in the video below and on his website http://www.alexbrowntrumpet.com/
Don't miss seeing these 3 guys performing at the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival 2016! Tommy Castro, Deanna Bogart and Ronnie Baker Brooks will bring the house down at the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival in February 2016. And there will be more wonderful musicians jamming with them: Curtis Salgado, Lee Oskar, Shakura S'Aida, Spyro Gyra, Marshall Keys, Scott Ambush, Alex Brown, John Carney&Gato Maximo, Rigoberto Coba Big Band...truly a dream line-up!
The core dates for the 2016 Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival have been set for Feb 25 - Feb 28, 2016. In addition, there will be more musical events in conjunction with the festival during the whole week starting on Feb 21. Another great line-up is in the works and will be announced in late April. Stay tuned!
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My name is Hans-J. Lebuser. I'm the webmaster of the Boquete Jazz & Blues Foundation. You can reach me at webmaster @ boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com (omit spaces)