Clips of Arian Zenua, Deanna Bogart, Yelba&Latin Fire and Shakura S'Aida performing in a sizzling hot shows on Saturday afternoon at the 2015 Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival!
What a fantastic start of the 2015 Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival!!!
A great VIP Gala party at the Valle del Rio Hotel on Tuesday,
yesterday our colorful street parade followed by wonderful garden party at the Panamonte hotel with the sizzling hot Malamanya band,
an incredible jam session at Mike's Global Grill with Andy Egert&band, Leon Blue, John Carney, Deanne Bogart, Shakura S'Aida, Malamanya and the Adam Reach band sharing the stage….
It hardly can get better than that! Sorry for all who missed it! But there's more - much more to come!
Our photographers have worked hard behind the scenes to get the footage of the events out as fast as possible.
Here are some links to their photos. Click, enjoy and share!
Bernie Verhoeven – Fedora Club party:
Steven Philipps - parade:
Robert Brauns – parade:
Mark Heyer – parade & garden party:
We’re almost there!
- Only 2 days to go to the opening of the ‚Art of Music’ exhibition with live music at the Boquete library on Tuesday at 3pm, and the Gala VIP Fedora Club party at the Valle del Rio hotel at 6pm.
- Have you got your costumes ready?
Only 3 days to go to our traditional New Orleans style street parade on Wednesday, Feb 4...this year promising to be even more colorful with nearly 150 Fedora Club members parading with hats and parasols in the New Orleans colors purple, yellow and green.
- Don’t miss the ensuing garden party at the Panamonte hotel where the Malamanya band will take you on a
musical journey to Cuba, and a great silent auction with exquisite offerings will be waiting for you! Don't
forget to bring enough cash to take part in the auction!
And that’s just the start!
Five nightly jam sessions at Mike's Global Grill, Baru restaurant, Sabor restaurant and The Rock, a free concert in the park, and a special show with two masters of their trade at the BCP on Thursday (sold out!), an open mic session at Baru restaurant on Friday afternoon, and then the weekend with 8 shows of top-of-the notch international Latin Jazz and Blues bands will keep Boquete rockin’ n’ rolling for almost a full week!
The double bill show at the BCP on Thursday is completely sold out!
The Fedora Club is almost sold out. Only 4 of 150 memberships left!
The amphitheater at Valle Escondido will also sell out!
Only 100 seats left with one week to go!
If you don’t want to miss the Biggest Little Festival on the planet with best of musical entertainment ever
presented in Chiriqui and Panama you GOT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Tickets are available online at www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/tickets.html or locally at Mailboxes ETC. and the next Tuesday market in Boquete, and MAYBE at the door if there will be any left.
After the show is before the show: When the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival will close it doors on Sunday, February 8 the music will not be over yet: As an extension to the festival our official festival hotel, the Albrook Mall Tryp hotel is sponsoring a great double bill show with festival bands Yelba&Latin Fire and John Carney&Gato Maximo on February 12 from 7p until 11:30pm. DJ John Wolff (who is also one of our festival organizers) will open the show at 7pm.
Admission is $15 only, with free admission for BJBF Fedora Club members!
A great opportunity for festival visitors to enjoy even more of the superb music that they had the pleasure of hearing at the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival. If you have the chance to stay in Panama for a couple of days after the festival, don't miss this show!
The special discount room rates for festival visitors are valid until Feb 12! Special discounts for Fedora Club members are valid until the end of 2015!
Nicaraguan-born Yelba came into this world with a gift for harmonies and a joy for entertaining. She learned to play the guitar by watching her father strumming as he sang Nicaraguan folk tunes to his five children.
Her voice has been described as “the voice of an angel”, which has spilled more than a few tears while she performs her beautiful Spanish Ballads and romantic Jazz repertoire. Then, within the blink of an eye, Yelba can break out in a steamy Salsa or an outrageously fun Disco tune sending her listeners wildly dancing and whirling to the exciting sounds of her VARIETY BAND.
“Yelba heats up the stage with an energetic Latin twist! Nicaraguan-born Houstonian, Yelba Heaton, has an unusual name indeed. “It’s like ‘the heat is on’ — ‘Heat-on,’“ she said with a laugh, but it’s a name to remember. Heaton, known as Yelba to her fans, is going places.”
Yelba &Latin Fire will be on stage in the Valle Escondido amphitheater on Saturday, February 7 at 3pm. Don't miss this show - it's going to be sizzling hot! Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes - everybody will be shaking their hips like crazy!
80% of tickets already sold! Don't wait to get your access to the shows before we sell out! Tickets are available online or locally at Mailboxes ETC. offices in Boquete, David and Coronado, and at the Tuesday market in Boquete.
Get the full Monty of the festival with VIP status and free access to all events (except the special BCP show on Thursday)...get your Fedora Club membership for only $160! Only 11 memberships left!
Now that the Panama Jazzfestival is over the music scene in Panama sets its eyes on beautiful Boquete in the Chiriqui highlands. With headliner Li'l Ed & The Blues Imperials the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival Foundation presents the raw power of real Chicago Blues for the first time in Panama - an absolute MUST for all Blues lovers in this country and beyond! We're sure that a lot of "Ed-heads" will show up at the Valle Escondido amphitheater in Boquete - the most beautiful place for a great Jazz&Blues festival! Don't miss this show!
The festival has already sold 80% of it's capacity, so don't be late to get your tickets if you don't want to run the risk to miss the real deal: High class Chicago Blues right here in the Chiriqui highlands!
The festival will most probably sell out!
Li'l Ed's show is scheduled for Sunday, Feb 8 from 3pm - 4pm. Download the full program here.
Tickets are available Online or at Mailboxes ETC. Boquete, David and Coronado, and at the Tuesday Market in Boquete.
Here's an article that recently appeared in The Visitor, Panama's No. 1 weekly tourism magazine:
The exclusive BJBF Fedora Club is limited strictly to 150 members. 89% have alread been sold. There are only 17 memberships remaining! Hurry, hurry if you want to enjoy VIP status at the festival and reap the enormous benefits of the club!
The membership fee of $160 offers you benefits worth about $220 PLUS savings of $89 per night at the Albrook Mall Tryp hotel, also for multiple stays until the end of 2015!
Get the FULL experience of the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival, and save BIG at the same time!!!
The art of music has many expressions. That's why Boquete artists of all categories have put together an art show that will offer our festival visitors a unique insight into the artistic activities of the Boquete community that are connected to music in many ways. Please use the opportunity of your stay in Boquete to take a look!
Don't delay to get your tickets for this show...it's going to sell out!
This is going to be one of the highlights off the main stage of the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival 2015: A special acoustic double-bill show with piano Blues master Leon Blue and John Carney on Spanish guitar in the intimate setting of the small Boquete community theater on Thursday Feb 5, 2015. Tickets are now available for sale locally at the Mailboxes ETC. office, at the Tuesday market in Boquete, and by email pre-order via marketing @ boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com (omit spaces). Pre-order tickets will be held at will call at the venue until one hour before the show. Any tickets not picked up 1 hour before the show will be sold to waiting visitors!
In the absence of any big cash sponsors (our biggest cash donation so far was $1500) and without any support from public sources the festival foundation has to rely on a multitude of small business sponsors as well as on the generous support of the Boquete community of music lovers. Today we're presenting a number of businesses and individuals that have supported the festival since years. They are our bronze sponsors this year which means that they support the festival with either $500 in cash or with an in-kind donation of $1000.
We kindly ask our festival audience to patronize our sponsors as much as they can!
Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival Blog
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)