A Dominican Trifecta to be on stage at the South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest has added a third band to the program

Alex Diaz & His Merengue Jazz - from New York City
By Fernando Rodriguez
Oscar Micheli Trio - from the Dominican Republic
By Fernando Rodriguez
Alejandro Vargas & His Caribbean Jazz - from Miami
By Fernando Rodriguez

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A Dominican Trifecta to be on stage at the South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

Recently Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises informed that in Miami on Friday, October 19th, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, they will be presenting - The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by musicians in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans living abroad.

The organizing committee now informs that they have added a third band with which a ¨Dominican Trifecta¨ has been competed for this first version of the Festival.

Exciting presentations by three groups that are based in the Dominican Republic, New York City and Miami. They will play various genres of Jazz in fusions with the rich native rhythms of the Dominican Republic.

From the Dominican Republic
Oscar Micheli Trio (Guy Frometa, on drums and Abednego De Los Santos on bass), blends intimate Pan-Dominican rhythms with many Jazz styles, which in turn give it a warm sophisticated elegant mixture of sounds. Micheli and his trio have participated in many local and international events alongside major players such as Arturo Sandoval, Chucho Valdes, Giovanni Hidalgo, David Sánchez, Fellé Vega, Néstor Torres and others. His CD Swimming Notes was arranged, produced, and partially written by Micheli.

From New York:
Alex Diaz & his Merengue Jazz is a quintet of very well known jazz musicians from New York, under the leadership of Dominican Conga player Alex Diaz. Alex has played with Tito Puente, Mario Rivera, Mario Bauzá, Dizzy Gillespie and many more. His format is marrying jazz and merengue in a very tasteful way – taking jazz standards into merengue rhythms and tempos, and vice-versa. Their latest album – Beyond 145th Street – has received excellent reviews (see AAJ

From Miami and Hosting:
Alejandro Vargas “Colita” y su Caribbean Jazz, a quartet of experienced musicians, who under the leadership of "Colita" Vargas, will give jazz lovers, the rhythms of merengue and bachata in Swing time. This will be the debut of Caribbean Jazz, but "Colita" has played - with other notable musicians, including Jose Antonio Molina, Jorge Taveras, Bertico Sosa, Manuel Tejada - different venues in the world. The accompanying musicians are: Jose Emilio Valenzuela (drums), Eduardo Sama (bass) and Rubiel Cabrera (tenor saxophone).

The bands that will be performing are considered top performers locally and internationally – the mix of styles will make for an exciting and electrifying foot stomping jazz concert!!!

The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will also be broadcast, via livestreaming, to thousands of people in the Internet - through the official event page, www.sfdominicanjazzfest.com - and all social media, such as Facebook and Twitter in order to reach music lovers worldwide.

For one complete evening, jazz lovers from Miami and all over the State of Florida will be able to fully enjoy the best talents from the Dominican Republic and the United States.

The venue chosen for the event is CUBAOCHO Art & Research Center, a rich hispanic heritage will surround a beautiful evening of Jazz which will make it into the ideal scenario for the concert.

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest
19 de Octubre del 2012
Cubaocho Art & Research Center en Miami
Information in USA - Call 786-443-0162
Information in the Dominican Republic - Jazz en Dominicana (809-930-1840 y 829-586-9177)
Website: www.sfdominicanjazzfest.com

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