Fernando Rodriguez

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08/28/13    Community Articles

¨Jazz with Dominican accents and flavours¨ is back in South Florida.

On Saturday, October 19th, for one complete evening, jazz lovers from Miami and throughout the State of Florida will be able to once again enjoy the best talents from the Dominican Republic and the United States in the 2013 version of the South Florida Dominican...

10/08/12    Community Articles

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest presents Dominican accents and flavours to South Florida.

Next Friday, October 19th at 8:00pm the first version of The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will be held.


09/17/12    Community Articles

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

The organizing committee of the South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest 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...


08/30/12    Community Articles

South Florida Dominican Jazz Festival

The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest is a multicultural event that will unite the best Jazz that is currently being made by native musicians in the Dominican Republic as well as Dominicans living abroad.

05/16/12    Community Articles

Jazz en Dominicana interviews Anthony Jefferson

This is an in depth interview with Anthony Jefferson, a native of New Orleans, who sings: Blues, Jazz and R & B. He now resides in Sosua on the north coast of the Dominican Republic where he and his band, The Jefferson Faculty, play and sing classical jazz...

03/21/12    Community Articles

UNESCO declares April 30th as International Jazz Day

The United Nations Educationall, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO - proclaimedm at the 36th session of its General Conference, that April 30th of each year be known as Internanional Jazz Day. Jazz en Dominicana, the Dominican Fiesta Hotel...

09/18/11    Community Articles

For the first time in the Dominican Republic, Richard Bona – One concert only!!!

Richard Bona, the well-known bassist and vocalist from Cameroon will perform a single concert on his first visit to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday October 12 at 8:00 PM at the Teatro La Fiesta of the Jaragua Hotel.

04/04/11    Community Articles

Santiago, Dominican Republic, becomes the Jazz Capital of the Americas for 3 days

The Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, the Institute of Caribbean Studies (INEC) and Centro León will host the Fourth International Conference Music, Identity and Culture in the Caribbean (MIC) from the 15th to the 17th of April; The conference...

07/22/10    Community Articles

Jazz en Dominicana interviews Peter Erskine

As promised, our last of three interviews prior to the upcoming Peter Erskine New Trio concert featuring Damian Erskine & Vardan Ovsepian to be held in Santo Domingo on July 28th concert would be with Peter Erskine; the previous two with Damian Erskine and...

07/18/10    Community Articles

Jazz en Dominicana interviews Vardan Ovsepian

As part of preparing our readers for the upcoming Peter Erskine New Trio, Jazz en Dominicana conducted exclusive interviews with the members of the trio, prior to their trip into Santo Domingo for the July 28th concert which will kick off the second series...

07/13/10    Community Articles

Jazz en Dominicana interviews Damian Erskine

The second of five concerts that make up the 2010 version on the World Jazz Circuit Latin America is the Peter Erskine New Trio featuring Damian Erskine and Vardan Ovsepian. These concerts are to be held in the Dominican Republic, Chile and Argentina – the...

05/03/10    Community Articles

World Jazz Circuit Latin America 2010-2011

The World Jazz Circuit - Latin America 2010 is an extraordinary event that offers a series of five jazz concerts of the highest level, which for the first time will take place in Latin America and will have world-class musicians playing at different venues...

10/12/09    Community Articles

10th Version of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The DR Jazz Festival, which arrives at it’s tenth version and will be celebrated from November 6-8 on the beach on the island’s north coast town of Cabarete, worldwide renown for Kite and Wind Surfing, will provide 3 days of excellent Jazz from international...

07/02/09    Community Articles

¨What’s Michelle Marie up to?¨ Her Dominican fans are asking!!!

In November of 2007 Michelle Marie played at the DR Jazz Festival in Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and impressed all with her music, both her playing as well as her compositions. Her fans have been asking ¨What is Michelle Marie...

06/26/09    Community Articles

Jazz en Dominicana Interviews Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch will be playing in the Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on the 4th of July, this is the exclusive interview held June 25th with him.

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About Fernando Rodriguez


Fernando writes for his Jazz Blog (only page dedicated to promoting jazz in the Dominican Republic and it's musicians, composers and other related), promotes Jazz in the country and manages a weekly live Jazz space. He loves music, lives it, cannot think what his life would be like without it's presence in it, specially his so beloved Jazz...A "Free Spirit" and a family man who loves to listen to good Jazz with a fine red wine or a glass of Gentlemans Jack; a good Cigar; a fine game of Backgammon; and, specially loves a great sunset with his loving wife!!!

Fernando Rodriguez joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 20, 2009