International Jazz Day in Dominican Republic 2012

UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, announced at the General Conferences 36th session that April 30th of each year be known as International Jazz Day/ Día Internacional del Jazz . According to UNESCO “This Day is to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.” More information about this international jazz celebration at the UNESCO web site.

Dominican Republic will be celebrating this event on Friday, April 27th with Sandy Gabriel and Puerto Plata Jazz Ensamble presented by Fiesta Sunset Jazz. Sandy will be doing like he and his ensemble always do, entertain the crowd. They always like to talk among themselves and bring the audience into their joking and conversations. Playing their original arrangements and compositions of Blues, Latin, Funk.

The saxophone player, Sandy Gabriel, is also a band leader, composer and arranger. He won a Casandra Award in 2012 for Concert of the year/ Concierto del año with Jazzeando. He was also nominated for Album of the Year/ Álbum del año with Jazzeando as well.

The concert by Sandy Gabriel and the POP Jaza Ensamble will be recorded as part of the celebrations that will be held internationally as part of this great party.

The concert will be at the weekly location of the Sunset Fiesta Jazz in the
Dominican Fiesta Hotel Casino
(Ave. Anacaona #101, Mirador Sur, Santo Domingo) on the 8th floor in La Azotea. Friday April 27, 2012 at 6:30PM.
More information at and reservations can be made at 809-562-8222

If you cannot make it to the concert you can listen to it live at