Panama Jazz Festival

Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2013

The Panama Jazz Festival will celebrate its 10th Anniversary from Jan. 14-19, 2013 with a stellar line-up of jazz greats from around the world including Herbie Hancock, renowned jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador; Wayne Shorter Quartet, including Shorter on saxophone, John Patitucci on the bass, Brian Blade on the drums and Danilo Perez on the piano; Bill Frisell, prominent jazz guitarist and Susana Baca, former Minister of Culture for Peru.

A Pathway to Jazz is created throughout the City of Panama, winding through various areas of the city and venues. The City of Knowledge, Ateneo, and the Atlapa Convention Center will host educational activities, concerts and jam sessions during the week-long celebration.

Throughout the festival, the City of Knowledge serves as the location for auditions for aspiring musicians competing for scholarships to some of the most renowned music schools in the world. Over $2 million in scholarships has been awarded for students to attend music schools in the past decade.

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