Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music students members of the Jazz Band of the Cuban Amadeo Roldan Conservatoire will play at a community concert next January 5 in the USA, the Ministry of Culture has reported here today.
The 14 young players will be traveling to New Orleans on an invitation by the Horns to Havana Project to play at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center and two days later will perform at the Jazz Education Network.
Two Cuban music professors will be traveling together with the youth band invited by the Jazz Preservation Hall, a prestigious institution in that southern US city.
The Culture Ministry of Cuba highlights this is the first ever exchange of this type, though the Horns to Havana Project has nourished a long relationship with the Cuban Center of Art Schools.
Early this year, the Cuban youth Jazz Band played at a joint session in Havana with the Jazz at Lincoln Center, of the USA.
Cuba has a long standing jazz tradition. This month Havana welcome the 32th International Jazz Plaza Festival, one of the Latin America’s most trascendetal events of its type.
Musicians from 10 countries attended the Festival, among them top US jazz players like Terence Blanchard, The Snarky Puppy and Christian McBride.