"The festival is a cultural project that over 18 years has managed to consolidate creativity, exchange and talent, with a strong commitment to education and social welfare in Panama," said Danilo Pérez, artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival.
In this new edition of the activity, tribute will be paid to Frank Anderson, the famous Panamanian pianist, born on January 24, 1929, in the province of Bocas del Toro. Anderson made his professional debut in 1943, playing boleros and American music. He was also the accompanying pianist for the singer Enid Lowe, in the Rex Archibold show on radio CPR, city of Colón.
According to the organizers, for this edition the concept “Playing the Route” will be celebrated, through which the historical connection of the isthmus with American popular music will be highlighted.
As is already a tradition, the Panama Jazz Festival will hold a week of clinics and important concerts. A gala evening was also announced to take place at the National Theater.
All activities will comply with biosafety measures, such as the mandatory use of masks and physical distance between seats, due to the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
"Our team looks forward to the Festival that has an academic training component ... we have seen the commitment to young people who see this space as a way to train and create," said a tweet from City of Knowledge (Ciudad del Saber).