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Monday, July 22, 2013

JAZZ FESTIVAL - Costa Rica International Jazz Festival 2013 - July 23-August 3

The Costa Rica International Jazz Festival begins Tuesday July 23, 2013 with the Joel LaRue Smith Jazz Trio performing at 7 pm in the Center Jose Figueres Ferrer, San Ramon. This is the first performance by the invited group of musicians from the United States, Guatemala, Switzerland and Costa Rica.

The event is an annual one sponsored twice a year by the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center. Performances are planned in San Jose, Santa Ana, Manuel Antonio, Jaco and Guápiles as well as the metro area.

Smith and his fellow musicians are coming here as the U.S. State Department's Cultural Ambassador Program. He is, Among other positions, the director of the jazz orchestra and jazz studies at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Smith is a pianist, arranger and composer. The U.S. Embassy said That his music builds on diverse influences, treats including Afro-Cuban rhythms, classical music and jazz, creating a mosaic of musical themes in his compositions and interpretations. His music is full of rich sounds and unpredictable delights, imagination, rich textures and passion, all the while looking for ways to redefine the musical experience, it added.

The Trio has been all over the world, and Smith has played at Carnegie Hall in New York, Lincoln Center and the Whitney Museum, also in New York, The White House. Symphony Hall in San Francisco and The Royal Albert Hall in London.

The only appearance in the San Jose area will be Wednesday at the Nursing Home Carlos Maria Ulloa, que is in Guadalupe, Goicoechea. That will be at 10 am

Thursday the Trio plays at 5 pm in Parque Vargas in Limón Centro and then Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the American Corner, in the public library in Limon at 11:00 a.m.

Also is the final concert Friday at the Black Star Line in Limon at 7 pm

But there is much more. The Cutural Center gave this outline:

Wednesday: The Kansas State University Jazz Sextet will play at 11:00 a.m. in front of the National Post Office in San Jose, at 4 pm at the Automercado in Guachipelín, Escazú, and at 7 pm in the Studio Hotel, Santa Ana
Thursday: The Centre is holding a conference at its Los Yoses location to discuss studying music in the United States at 2 pm At 5 pm the Kansas State University Jazz Sextet performs at the Automercado in Plaza del Sol, Curridabat.

Friday: The Kansas State University Jazz Sextet will give a master class at 3 pm in the Center's Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Then at 8 pm, the sextet will give a concert at the same place.

Saturday: The Kansas State Sextet has two concerts, one at 11:00 a.m. in Morazan Park in San Jose and at 7:30 pm in the Hotel Club del Mar Jaco. The Frank Salis Jazz Trio from Switzerland will be performing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre at 8 pm, and the Juilliard School's New York Jazz Quartet will perform at the Gaia Hotel in Manuel Antonio at 7:30 pm

Monday, July 29: The New York University Jazz Quintet will play at 11:00 a.m. on the steps of the Central Bank Museums at Culture Plaza downtown. The Juilliard School Jazz Quartet will give a master class at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 2 to 5, and then it will perform at 6 pm at the Center.

Tuesday, July 30: The Frank Salis Jazz Trio performs at Costa Rica Costa Rica Country Club, Escazú, at noon. The New York University Jazz Quintet Also performs at noon at the National Theatre. Later the group has a concert at 7 pm at the Studio Hotel, Santa Ana At the Eugene O'Neill Theatre the Guatemalan group, the Imox Jazz Trio, performs at 8 pm

Wednesday, July 31: The New York University Jazz Quintet will play at 10:30 am in front of the downtown post office in Costa Rica. At 11:30 a.m. will Imox Jazz Trio performs in the lobby of the Center in Los Yoses. At 7 pm The Frank Salis Jazz Trio performs at the Museo Juan Santamaria in Alajuela. Also at 7 pm, the Costa Rican group, The New Jazz Project, will be part of the entertainment for pilgrims at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago.

Thursday, Aug. 1: The Imox Jazz Trio plays at 6 pm in the lobby of the Center's facilities in Heredia. The New York University Jazz Quintet will play at the Center's facilities in Guápiles at 7 pm The Juilliard School Jazz Quartet Gives an 8 pm concert at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Saturday, Aug. 3: On this, the last day of the jazz festival, the New York University Jazz Quintet plays at 1:30 pm at the Center facilities in La Sabana and end Gives a concert at 8 pm in the Theatre Eugene O ' Neill

SOURCE:  AMCostaRica.com - July 22, 2013


Viene el Costa Rica International Jazz Festival 2013, y este año no hay escusa, hay conciertos gratuitos en San José, Limón, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, San Ramón, Escazú y San Pedro.

También estaremos haciendo una RIFA DE ENTRADAS para el concierto estrella, de la famosa Escuela Juilliard de Nueva York, el 1 de agosto en San José. ¡Permanezcan atentos para detalles!

23 JULIO 7PM Trío de Jazz de Joel LaRue Smith en el Centro Cultural Figueres Ferrer. SAN RAMON.

24 JULIO 11AM Kansas State University en Edificios Correos. SAN JOSE.

24 JULIO 4PM Kansas State University en el Automercado de Guachipelín de Escazú. ESCAZU.

25 JULIO 5PM Kansas State University  en el Automercado Plazo del Sol. CURRIDABAT.

25 JULIO 5PM Joel LaRue en el Parque Vargas. LIMON.

26 DE JULIO 7PM Joel LaRue en el Liberty Hall “the Black Star Line”. LIMON.

27 JULIO 11AM Kansas State University  en el Parque Morazán. SAN JOSE.

29 JULIO 11AM New York Uni. en las gradas del Museo del Oro Banco Central, Plaza de la Cultura. SAN JOSE.

31 JULIO 10:30AM New York University  en el Edificio Correos de San José. SAN JOSE.

31 JULIO 11:30AM IMOX trío de Jazz, Guatemala, Lobby del CCCN San Pedro. SAN PEDRO.

31 JULIO 7PM Frank Salis Jazz Trío, Suiza en el Museo Juan Santamaría. ALAJUELA.


31 JULIO 7PM New Jazz Project en el temple de la Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles. CARTAGO.

1 AGOSTO 6PM IMOX Trío de Jazz en el Lobby del CCCN de Heredia. HEREDIA.

1 AGOSTO 7PM New York University, en la sede del CCCN Guápiles. GUAPILES.

3 AGOSTO 1:30PM The Backyard, New York University en la sede del CCCN Sabana. SAN JOSE.

También hay una clase maestra gratuita:

23 de julio, 3pm. Clase maestra, Trío de Jazz de Joel LaRue Smith. Centro Cultural Figueres Ferrer. SAN RAMON.

Ésta es una oportunidad excelente de disfrutar de música de clase mundial, ¡no la dejen pasar!



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