Panama City. For one 3-day weekend, Panama City throbs with live jazz performances by outstanding international musicians. Some events are held outdoors and are free; log on to www.panamajazzfestival.com. Late January.
With such a diverse cultural blend and rich history, it’s little wonder that music is such an essential part of Panama’s culture. This is particularly evident during the annual Panama Jazz Festival, the next of which will take place across a range of venues in Panama City from Jan. 13 through 18 in 2019.
One of the most important jazz festivals in the world, this event attracts musical talent from across the globe, and next year’s festival promises to be one of the biggest and best yet. More than 400 performers have been confirmed, including Herbie Hancock and national icon Rubén Blades. In addition to being the premiere destination for jazz enthusiasts visiting Panama, this festival also aims to raise awareness of social issues faced in Panama and across Central and South America.