HAVANA TIMES, January 21- Good Jazz takes over Havana stages with the 25th Jazz Plaza Festival set for February 12-15. The event brings to Cuba musicians and audiences from numerous countries and coincides this year with the opening days of the 2009 International Book Fair.
Founded 25 years ago, Jazz Plaza started as a small local event and with the years it gained in popularity until it became Cuba’s most important international jazz festival.
The event gives foreign musicians the chance to perform in concert and jam with Cuban artists. It also gives islanders a chance to hear what’s being played around the world.
The president of the Jazz Plaza organizing committee is pianist Chucho Valdes, a five-time winner of a Latin Grammy Award.