Based on this success, another Jazz festival was organized the following year, featuring pianist Chucho Valdes.
In 1996 Chucho Valdes became director of the Havana International Jazz Festival and president of the Organizing Committee.
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The Havana Jazz Festival (Cuba Jazz Festival) was born in 1978 when Bobby Carcasses, and other Cuban Jazz musicians, presented the first Jazz concert at the Casa de la Cultura de Plaza.
This is the origin of the title International Havana Jazz Festival "Jazz Plaza".
Jazz history will be made and new names will be added to the prestigious list of national and international Jazz musicians that have performed on regular basis at the event such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden, Jack De Johnette, Danilo Perez, Chucho Valdes and many others.
Your Cuba travel experience wouldn’t be complete without a day trip to one of Cuba’s most unique and prettiest natural landscapes, the Vinales Valley made up of fertile plains of limestone origin.
It was attended by Cuba’s best in the genre such as the Leonardo Timor Jazz big band, the only big band left in Cuba at the time featuring jazz musicians such as Samuell Tellez, Fernando Vivar & Ruben Gonzalez.
Omara Portuondo was among the roster of muscians at this first Havana Jazz Festival too.
You can spot the famous (free standing cone-shape hills) anywhere in the valley.