International Jazz Plaza Festival 2021 will be held only virtually

International Jazz Plaza Festival 2021 will be held only virtually



The 36th edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival, scheduled to begin next January 19, eliminated face-to-face concerts from its program, according to an announcement from the Cuban Institute of Music and the organizing committee released this Monday.

The note indicates that this decision is due to the threatening global epidemiological situation and, especially, that of Cuba, due to the increase in cases of the Covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks, which creates an insurmountable difficulty to carry out the event as it was planned.

The program will be maintained in the form of online concerts and the international colloquium will also function from the virtual space that will be dedicated to the centennial of Frank Emilio Flynn, Chico O'Farrill and Cándido Camero; the 110th anniversary of the birth of Armando Romeu, the 80th birthday of Chucho Valdés and the centennial of the death of Miguel Faílde.

The note ends with the invitation to participate in the 2022 edition, scheduled to take place from January 18 to 22.

Jazz is a musical genre whose origin has diverse African-American rhythms and melodies and its interpretation usually includes a solo instrument (such as a trumpet) accompanied by a rhythmic section (drums, bass, double bass) and harmonic instruments (piano, guitar).