PAN AMERICAN LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012
Join leading musicians from the international Latin Jazz community at this inaugural festivalcelebrating the energy, colour and life of Latin Jazz.
The 2012 Pan American Latin Jazz Festival is a unique one-day event in Canada that will celebrate the culture of the Americas on Saturday, July 14 at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto.
The Pan American Latin Jazz Festival will grow to a full weekend by the year of the Pan AmGames in 2015. Artists for this first edition who pay homage to the Latin Jazz genre will be: the award-winning flutist and Andean Flute Kena virtuoso Carlos Bastidas (Colombia), Juno winner Hilario Durán (Cuba), singer/songwriter and radio host in Jazz FM.91 Laura Fernández (Spain),singer, songwriter and Ottawa’s leading Latin musician Alicia Borisonik (Argentina), master guitarist Pablo Gutierrez (Chile), high energy ensemble Samba Toronto (Brazil), 2010 Canadian smooth jazz guitarist of the year Rob Tardik (Canada), Brownman & CRUZAO Latin-Jazz Trio (Trinidad, Mexico and Cuba), Carla Casanova (Venezuela), Gypsy Kittenz (Canada, Uruguay) and Giovanni Ruiz (Colombia), among others.
Traditional food will be available for purchase along with display tables of arts and crafts, as well as our exhibitors from the travel and tourism industry.
When: Saturday, July 14th, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto.
The 2012 Pan American Latin Jazz Festival is sponsored by Ontario Ministry of Tourism, City of Toronto, Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association, Mississauga Arts Council, Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, local businesses (Andes Travel, Party Kids, Magic Vision y Gráfica 360) and media (Toronto Hispano, El Popular, El Centroamericano, Correo Canadiense, Presencia Latina, El Mundo Latino News, Abanico, Oye Magazine, Kiddo Magazine and JVC Productions).