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Jazz lovers joining our Cuba Tours to the 16th Edition of the HAVANA Jo Jazz Competition will also likely witness the birth of future jazz stars as young jazz talents perform frantically to excited audiences at the Bertolt Brech Cultural Center, the Mella Theatre, La Zorra y El Cuervo Jazz Club, and other venues. One thing is guaranteed, young jazz hopes from all provinces of the Caribbean island will come to Havana to match their musical wits for the chance to win one or a few of the prizes offered in each category.

Jazz aficionados traveling to Cuba with Authentic Cuba Travel will be delighted to partake with Cuban fans in smoky, rum–saturated Vedado hangouts and witness the birth of a new generation of Cuban jazz composers and performers.

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Once again Authentic Cuba Travel has partnered with the organizing committee of the Havana Jazz Festival to bring to Jazz lovers and Jazz professionals from USA, Canada and all over the world a series of Cuba Jazz tours centered on the Jo Jazz Competition that takes place every year in Havana in the month of November. The OFFICIAL Cuba Trip will take place from November 16th to November 23th, 2016, with the Jo Jazz Competition taking place in Havana for 4 days_ from November 17 to November 20, 2016.

As usual the CUBA JAZZ TOURS organized by Authentic Cuba Travel offer much more than the opportunity to enjoy unlimited access and premium seats at the main venues of the Cuba Jazz Events. In addition to first class hotel accommodation (without breaking the bank!) and second-to-none Cuba travel services, in this opportunity Jazz lovers and Jazz professionals will also be treated to explore the best that Havana and Western Cuba has to offer.

As authentic Cuban destinations outside Havana this year, Authentic Cuba Travel has included a full exploration of Las Terrazas Eco-friendly community, at the heart of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Sierra del Rosario and the Vinales Valley and Vinales Village, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the category of Cultural Landscape. For more information on nature and bird wacthing tours in Cuba by Authentic Cuba Travel, click here.

The Jo Jazz Havana Event is the result of music education in Cuba to a great extend. As waves of young talented jazz musicians emerged from Cuban music schools every year, they were eager to showcase their talents in Havana’s most popular jazz venues. Soon this turned into friendly music competition in a spontaneous way, and then the Jo Jazz Competition of Havana was established and music awards were officially introduced. International jazz musicians noticed what was happening in Havana and started descending to the Caribbean island to partake in the vibrant young jazz scene.

Even Cuban jazz legend and Grammy winner Chucho Valdes has leisurely performed musical miracles at the Jo Jazz Havana Contest. In fact, the Havana Jo Jazz has become the prelude to the world acclaimed Jazz Festival of Havana, presided over by Chucho Valdes. For more information on Cuba Tours to the Havana Jazz Festival of Havana, click here. The Havana Jo Jazz Competition (Concurso de Jovenes Jazzistas Jo Jazz in Spanish) has been unfolding for over 15 years now in the Cuban capital. The rest is history.

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The Cuban jazz sound is distinctive and unique. And it is A VERY popular music form among locals. Havana jazz is the result of the African and Spanish musical heritage and mixture, with contributions from the United States of America and many other countries as far as China and France. In the first half of the 20th century, US Jazz bands were hired to perform in Havana. Soon Cuban jazz musicians incorporated the international repertoire brought by these American bands into their unique Jazz sound. Today the Havana Jazz sound is cosmopolitan, sophisticated and freed from commercial pressure- which allows Cuban jazz players to experiment freely and create the new sounds and styles known as the Havana jazz sound that attracts jazz lovers and jazz professionals from all over the world to this Cuban jazz Mecca.

In Havana music booms from 1950’s vintage American and “modern” Russian cars, pours out of restaurants, bars and tourist hotspots, and inundates colonial squares. No wonder Jazz is such a natural fit for this sultry, vibrant and tropical destination in the Caribbean. No wonder Cuba jazz travel is so popular worldwide. No wonder attending the International Jazz Festival of Havana has become a must in the bucket list of die hard jazz aficionados from all over the world. No wonder the Jo Jazz Competition and the Havana Jazz Festival are important dates in the Jazz aficionados’ diaries.

With jazz lovers descending over the venues of the Havana Jazz festivals by busloads, it is important to go to Cuba with a Cuba travel company that can guarantee premium seats at the main venues and events. As the official partners of the organizing committee of the Havana Jazz Festival, Authentic Cuba Travel provides full access to the Havana Jazz Festivals venues, happenings and latest updates. From the impromptus Jazz sessions at the gardens of the Mella Theatre or in secluded cobblestone street alleys in Old Havana to the opening and closing ceremonies, tour participants will be there.

Young Cuban talents like Yasek Manzano and Yissy Garcia are among the Jo Jazz prize winners to be performing at the Havana Jazz event. Worth mentioning are the memorable performances that take place during the Award Ceremonies. Cuba jazz tours participants still remember the excellent performance by Habana Jazz Collectivo in 2012. Led by Yasek Manzanos (who won the prestigious Jo Jazz award when he was 15 years old) and accompanied by pianist Alejandro Falcón, saxophonist Michel Herrera, trombonist Yoandry Argudín and singer Yanet Valdes, Habana Jazz Collective taught a master class in good Havana jazz sound and style. So it is clear that recipients of the Jo Jazz awards are on their way to become Cuba’s next jazz stars.

Jazz lovers joining our Cuba Tours to the 17th Edition of the Jo Jazz Competition will also likely witness the birth of future jazz stars as young jazz talents perform frantically to excited audiences at the Bertolt Brech Cultural Center, the Mella Theatre, La Zorra y El Cuervo Jazz Club, and other venues. One thing is guaranteed, young jazz hopes from all provinces of the Caribbean island will come to Havana to match their musical wits for the chance to win one or a few of the prizes offered in each category. Jazz aficionados traveling to Cuba with Authentic Cuba Travel will be delighted to partake with Cuban fans in smoky, rum–saturated Vedado hangouts and witness the birth of a new generation of Cuban jazz composers and performers.

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    Quick Facts & Highlights

    • Guided Tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Day Trip to Las Terrazas, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
    • Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vinales Valley
    • 6 nights at Riviera (E) or Nacional (P) breakfast included
    • 2 nights at Hotel Los Jazmines_ breakfast & dinner included
    • “ALL Access" Jazz Pass to attend all Havana Jo Jazz venues
    • 13 meals included: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners
    • Official Asistur Cuban Health Insurance Coverage
    • Luxury Dedicated Air-conditioned Coach Transportation
    • Cuban English speaking Guide throughout the Havana Jazz Travel
    • Lunch hosted by world renowned Cuban artists Jose Fuster
    • Visit to Finca La Vigia where Hemingway Lived for 20 Years
    • Visit to Cuba's National Art Schools
    • Guided tour of the Museum of Cuban Art
    • Attend a Rumba performance at Hamel Street Alley

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    Travel to Cuba under a General OFAC license?
    US musicians, producers, recording engineers, concert hall directors and other music industry professionals interested in conducting professional research on the Cuba's music industry could qualify for traveling to Cuba legally under the General License.

    Travel to Cuba under a specific People-to-People OFAC license?
    ANY US citizen can travel to Cuba legally under the people-to-people license of a specific organization. The people-to-people license is a program that was started under the administration of President Clinton (so it is not a new program), then it was revoked under Bush administration and it was reinstated by the administration of President Obama.

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    Leonardo Timor, founder of Jazz big band.
    The first Jazz Festival of Havana was held at the movie theatre Payret in Old Havana in 1963. Even though it was not an international event, it played a key role in revitalizing the dormant Cuban jazz scene. 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.
    Havana Jazz Jo Jazz Musician
    The Jo Jazz Havana Event is the result of music education on Cuba to a great extend. As waves of young talented jazz musicians emerged from Cuban music schools every year, they were eager to showcase their talents in Havana’s most popular jazz venues. Soon this turned into friendly music competition in a spontaneous way, and then the Jo Jazz Competition of Havana was established and music awards were officially introduced.
    Music All Over Havana.
    In Havana music booms from 1950’s vintage American and “modern” Russian cars, pours out of restaurants, bars and tourist hotspots, and inundates colonial squares. No wonder Jazz is such a natural fit for this sultry, vibrant and tropical destination in the Caribbean. No wonder Cuba jazz travel is so popular worldwide. No wonder attending the International Jazz Festival of Havana has become a must in the bucket list of die hard jazz aficionados from all over the world. No wonder the Jo Jazz Competition and the Havana Jazz Festival are important dates in the Jazz aficionados’ diaries.
    Busloads arrive at the Havana Jazz Event 2014.
    With jazz lovers descending over the venues of the Havana Jazz festivals by busloads, it is important to go to Cuba with a Cuba travel company that can guarantee premium seats at the main venues and events.
    Prestigious Jazz Musicians at the Havana Jazz Jo Jazz 2014.
    As the official partners of the organizing committee of the Havana Jazz Festival, Authentic Cuba Travel provides full access to the Havana Jazz Festivals venues, happenings and latest updates. From the impromptus Jazz sessions at the gardens of the Mella Theatre or secluded cobblestone street alleys to the opening and closing ceremonies, tour participants will be there.
    Grammy winner Chucho Valdes
    Even Cuban jazz legend and Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdes has leisurely performed musical miracles at the Jo Jazz Havana Contest. In fact, the Havana Jo Jazz has become the prelude to the world acclaimed Jazz Festival of Havana, presided over by Chucho Valdes. For more information on Cuba Tours to the Havana Jazz Festival of Havana, click here. The Havana Jo Jazz Competition (in Spanish Concurso de Jovenes Jazzistas Jo Jazz) has been unfolding for over 15 years now in the Cuban capital. The rest is history.
    As a highlight authentic Cuban destination this year, Authentic Cuba Travel has included a full exploration of the Vinales Valley and Vinales Village, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the category of Cultural Landscape.

    Day 1. Wednesday 16 November 2016. The Havana Jazz Adventure Unfolds!

    After arrival at the International Airport in Havana City, you’ll be greeted by your Havana Jazz expert tour guide and bus driver. Your dedicated team of Cuba travel service professionals will escort you 24/7 along the trip. Next you will check in at the Riviera Hotel (E) or the Nacional Hotel (P) with the help of the Authentic Cuba Travel guide. Our Cuba jazz tours feature daily complimentary breakfasts.

    Evening: jazz travel to Cuba features a pre festival exploration of La Zorra y El Cuervo Jazz Club tonight(optional). Jazz aficionados traveling to Cuba with Authentic Cuba Travel in will be delighted to partake with Cuban fans in smoky, rum–saturated Vedado hangouts and witness the birth of a new generation of Cuban jazz composers and performers.

    Day 2. Thursday 17 November 2016. The Havana Jo Jazz Kicks off tonight!

    Morning: as an opening of our Cuba tours to the Havana jazz festival, Authentic Cuba Travel will introduce North American citizens traveling to Cuba to what’s considered as the historical quarters of the Cuban capital. Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases an array of colonial squares and heritage buildings dating back to Spanish colonial times. From Plaza de Armas to Plaza de La Catedral to Plaza de San Francisco and Plaza Vieja, we will explore the old city by the hand of our Havana jazz expert guide.

    As the morning unfolds we will hear the distinctive Cuban music booming from 1950’s vintage American and “modern” Russian cars, pouring out of restaurants, bars and tourist hotspots, and inundating the lively colonial squares. No wonder Jazz is such a natural fit for this sultry, vibrant and tropical destination in the Caribbean.

    Before enjoying an authentic Cuban lunch at La Mina restaurant, you’ll have time to explore the attention-grabbing handicraft market of Old Havana at a leisurely pace. The cool breeze blowing from the sea waters of the Bay of Havana makes this somehow sultry venue a pleasant spot. No wonder participants of our Jazz tours to Cuba unanimously voted it as a highlight of the Cuba travel experience.

    Afternoon: retracing the footsteps of US novelist Ernest Hemingway in Havana is another highlight of our Havana jazz tours. This afternoon Cuba tour participants will be treated to Finca la Vigia, the home of the American author in Cuba for about twenty years. The magnificent property sits on a small hill of San Franciso de Paula, a working class town east of Havana, and contains the main state, a watch tower, a swimming pool and a detached house where Hemingway used to keep his fishing and hunting gear.

    Afterwards, your Authentic Cuba Travel guide will take you to explore Cojimar village, another of Hemingway’s favorite hangouts in Havana, and where the Nobel Prize winner used to park El Pilar boat.

    Evening: the Jo Jazz Havana Competition kicks of tonight. The Havana Jo Jazz Competition (Concurso de Jovenes Jazzistas Jo Jazz in Spanish) has been unfolding for over 16 years now in the Cuban capital.

    With jazz lovers descending over the venues of the Havana Jazz festivals by busloads, it is important to go to Cuba with a Cuba travel company that can guarantee premium seats at the main venues and events.

    As the official partners of the organizing committee of the Havana Jazz Festival, Authentic Cuba Travel provides full access to the Havana Jazz venues, happenings and latest updates. From the impromptus Jazz sessions at the gardens of the Mella Theatre or in secluded cobblestone street alleys in Old Havana to the opening and closing ceremonies, tour participants will be there.

    Day 3. Friday 18 November 2016. Learning about Music Education in Cuba

    Morning: the Jo Jazz Havana Event is the result of music education in Cuba to a great extend. As waves of young talented jazz musicians emerged from Cuban music schools every year, they were eager to showcase their talents in Havana’s most popular jazz venues. Soon this turned into friendly music competition in a spontaneous way, and then the Jo Jazz Competition of Havana was established and music awards were officially introduced.

    That’s why, Authentic Cuba Travel has scheduled this morning an exclusive visit to the Cuban National School of Arts. Participants of our Jazz tours to Havana will have the rare opportunity to meet with young Cuban musicians at the Faculty of Music and learn firsthand about artistic education in Cuba. There are good chances you will talk to Cuban rising jazz stars in the making.

    What sets apart Authentic Cuba Travel’s jazz trips from the rest is the rare access it provides North American visitors to Cuba’s off the beaten track attractions and activities. Visiting the studio and private residence of visual artist Jose Fuster and seeing his art work personally, it is one of the many reasons to go to Cuba with USA Cuba travel experts. Jose Fuster will treat tour participants to a delightful lunch.

    Afternoon: attending the International Jazz Festival of Havana and/ or the Jo Jazz Havana Competition serves also as an excuse to visit Havana’s most authentic attractions such as the 400-worker Partagas Cigar Factory which has been rolling Cuba’s best cigars since 1845.

    Return to Hotel.

    Evening: exploration of the several official and parallel venues of the Jo Jazz Havana Competition (Concurso de Jovenes Jazzistas Jo Jazz in Spanish).

    Even Cuban jazz legend and Grammy winner Chucho Valdes has leisurely performed musical miracles at the Jo Jazz Havana Contest. In fact, the Havana Jo Jazz has become the prelude to the world acclaimed Jazz Festival of Havana, presided over by Chucho Valdes. For more information on Cuba Tours to the Havana Jazz Festival of Havana, click here.

    Day 4. Saturday 19 November 2016. Exploring the Havana Jazz Sound

    Morning: an enriching cultural experience of our jazz tours to Cuba is a guided tour to the Museum of Cuban Art (Museo Nacional Palacio de Bellas Artes in Spanish). From the early colonial art created in Cuba by incipient foreign artists to the trendiest art movements, foreign visitors to Cuba should not miss this world class art facility which is the pride and joy of Habaneros (people from Havana).

    For lunch, your Authentic Cuba Travel guide will show you to private restaurants in Havana (optional/ not included). Locally knwon as Paladares these family-owned establishments are the reflection of Cuba's awakening economy.

    Afternoon: an authentic Cuban attraction of Havana city for years has been La Rumba Saturday (Sabado de La Rumba in Spanish) at Vedado’s El Gran Palenque where the Cuba’s Folk Dance Ensemble performs an enthralling show of Afro-Cuban religious and secular dance and drumming for about three hours. Even though it is a Cuba’s tourist hotspot, jazz travel to Cuba is greatly enhanced by this mesmerizing musical experience.

    Evening: exploration of the several official and parallel venues of the Jo Jazz Havana Competition (Concurso de Jovenes Jazzistas Jo Jazz in Spanish).

    The Cuban jazz sound is distinctive and unique. And it is A VERY popular music form among locals. Havana jazz is the result of the African and Spanish musical heritage and mixture, with contributions from the United States of America and many other countries as far as China and France.

    Today the Havana Jazz sound is cosmopolitan, sophisticated and freed from commercial pressure- which allows Cuban jazz players to experiment freely and create the new sounds and styles known as the Havana jazz sound that attracts jazz lovers and jazz professionals from all over the world to this Cuban jazz Mecca.

    Day 5. Sunday 20 November 2016. Jo Jazz Havana Award Ceremony

    Morning: attend a mesmerizing rumba performance at one of Havana’s most authentic neighbourhoods, Centro Habana. This frantic rumba performance is hosted at Hamel Alley Street, by Salvador Gonzalez, one of Cuban most renowned painters of Afro-Cuban religious themes. But Callejon de Hamel is not only about music, it is about street art. Mural paintings, sculptures and installations of Afro-Cuban religion motives serve as the backdrop for the street performance_ for sure a highlight of our CUBA JAZZ TOURS.

    Afternoon: relax by the swimming pool of your hotel, or revisit your favorite spots in the city on your own. You can also retrace some of the parallel venues of the Jo Jazz Havana Competition (Concurso de Jovenes Jazzistas Jo Jazz in Spanish).

    Evening: attend the Award Ceremony and closing performances of the Jo Jazz Havana Competition tonight. It is clear that recipients of the Jo Jazz awards are on their way to become Cuba’s next jazz stars.

    Worth mentioning are the memorable performances that take place during the Award Ceremonies. Cuba jazz tours participants still remember the excellent performance by Habana Jazz Collectivo in 2012, led by Yasek Manzanos who won the prestigious Jo Jazz award when he was 15 years old.

    Day 6. Monday 21 November 2016. Cuba Explorer Tours begin!

    Morning: the end of the Havana jazz festival signals the begging of the exploration of beautiful Western Cuba. Usually our jazz trips to Cuba start with a day visit to Las Terrazas, an eco-friendly community secluded in the Sierra del Rosario mountain range, declared as the first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in Cuba.

    In addition to first class hotel accommodation (without breaking the bank!) and second-to-none Cuba travel services, in this opportunity Jazz lovers and Jazz professionals will also be treated to explore the best that Havana and Western Cuba has to offer. As a highlight authentic Cuban destination this year, Authentic Cuba Travel has included a full exploration of the Vinales Valley and Vinales Village, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the category of Cultural Landscape.

    Several authentic Cuban attractions and activities make this community a popular destination for local folks and US citizens traveling to Cuba alike. As part of today’s itinerary we will meet with local artist and artisans, visit the ruins of a 19th century coffee plantation, learn about the environmental projects under development, and take a bath in the crystal clear waters of the San Juan River.

    A complimentary lunch at Casa del Campesino to enjoy a typical countryside lunch is also included in your Authentic Cuba Travel itinerary today.

    After lunch, we can enjoy a replenishing nap in our air-conditioning motor coach as we head further west towards our ultimate destination: the Valley of Vinales.

    Los Jazmines hotel boasting the best views of the valley will host Authentic Cuba Tours participants for the next 2 nights. Dinners at the hotel are also included in the price of your jazz travel package.

    Day 7. Tuesday 22 November 2016. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vinales Valley!

    Vinales Valley is one of the most geologically striking areas on the island. It has dramatic cliffs, numerous caves, and mogotes, unusual hills with steep sides and rounded tops. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the pride and joy of the inhabitants of Western Cuba, and one of the most beautiful Cuban destinations to spend your last day in the Caribbean island.

    Lunch: Lunch today will be at a restaurant located at the Cueva del Indio.

    The Cueva del Indio is part of the largest system of subterranean caves in all of Latin America. The caves are the site of both Amerindian pictographs and burials. Indigenous people also used the caves, as well as runaway plantation slaves, as places to hide from Spanish colonialists.

    An underground river runs through the caverns, and you’ll get to experience the cave during a trip by boat.

    One the way to Viñales, you’ll view the “Mural de la Prehistoria,” a gigantic hillside painting commissioned by Fidel Castro, and painted by the artist Leovigildo Gonzalez Morillos in 1961.

    In the afternoon, you’ll have free time to roam the delightful town of Viñales with its small wooden homes fronted by porches. You can shop at the stalls in the craft bazaar, people watch in the city park, visit the town church, or stroll the Viñales Botanical Garden.

    Day 8. Wednesday 23 November 2016. Departure

    Early morning departure to Havana City International Airport for departure.

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