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MAKE THE MUSIC HAPPEN /QUE NO PARE LA MUSICA

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    Mark your calendars! ¡Marquen sus calendarios!  From September 13-17, we celebrate the HUGE difference small acts of generosity make. During that whole week, donate up to $ 50 dollars through the @GlobalGiving page and they will add 50% of what you donate. Together we can make a social change through music !! . Del 13 al 17 de Septiembre, celebramos la ENORME diferencia que los pequeños actos de generosidad hacen. Durante toda esa  semana, dona hasta $50 dólares…

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BACK TO THE STAGES

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        Happy, excited and grateful, that is how we feel at FEDUJAZZ after having performed at our first concert since the start of the Pandemic. The celebration of International Jazz Day was the perfect reason for our comeback. The activity was hosted at the Sea Horse Ranch tennis court gardens as part of the Saturday Market that takes place in that prestigious community. For this occasion we formed a quintet of students directed by our professor and academic…

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Students celebrate a year of music education with the 2018 FEDUJAZZ End of Year Concert

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View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger   Students celebrate a year of music education with the 2018 FEDUJAZZ End of Year Concert   On Saturday, 15 December 2018, the students of FEDUJAZZ, together with their teachers, performed a celebratory concert to share the fruits of their hard work over the trimester. The enthusiastic audience was made up of families, volunteers, community supporters, and the FEDUJAZZ Executive Board. The...
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Dominican Republic Jazz Festival GRAMMY-Award winning performers empower local youth through music

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FEDUJAZZ is the educational foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which offers free music education to young people in the Dominican Republic. There are currently a hundred students at the center of the foundation in Cabarete and hundreds more from the North Coast of the Dominican Republic that also attend educational music workshops with the renowned musicians performing at the jazz festival. This year’s festival included eight free music education workshops in five Dominican cities. More than 1,000 children...
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Harpist Edmar Castañeda leads first Fall 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival music workshop

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Harpist Edmar Castañeda leads first Fall 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival music workshop Before wowing a crowd of jazz lovers later that evening, Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda led a free music workshop in the auditorium of Centro León in Santiago, Dominican Republic, the morning of 26 October, 2018. About 200 children from different educational institutions participated in this wonderful workshop exploring the rhythm of the joropo, a traditional genre of music and dance from Venezuela and Colombia. This event was…

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Interview with Rodolfo Morales, FEDUJAZZ piano teacher

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When did you first start learning music? I started to learn music when I was 11 years old. I actually begged my mom to go to piano lessons and she gave in, so she sent me to this teacher in Sosua. I didn’t last too much with him, just a few classes and then I had a few other teachers for private lessons, like two or three. Then in 2005 I went to Santiago to a place called Instituta de…

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FEDUJAZZ Students Shine at POP Marketplace 2018

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FEDUJAZZ Students Shine at POP Marketplace 2018 FEDUJAZZ students, supported by their teachers and a special guest, performed both jazz classics and new songs at the Discover Puerto Plata Marketplace yesterday, 4 October 2018. "Performance opportunities are an important part of a student's musical training," says FEDUJAZZ voice teacher Shaudi Bianca Vahdat. "The best way to learn how to perform and use your music to connect with an audience is by doing it. Through opportunities like this, students learn to...
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FEDUJAZZ Spring News 2018

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FEDUJAZZ Celebrates International Jazz Day 2018 with “Colors of Jazz” The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Educational Foundation, better known as Fedujazz, continued its annual celebration of the International Day of Jazz in the scenic beachfront town of Cabarete, in the Puerto Plata province. International Jazz Day has been officially recognized by UNESCO with concerts and festivities celebrated worldwide. The theme “Colors of Jazz” coincides with the art project that took place at Fedujazz throughout the day, where students and their…

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FEDUJAZZ Winter News 2018

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FEDUJAZZ Celebrates 4th Year Anniversary FEDUJAZZ, established in 2015, is a non-profit foundation that provides free music education for the youth of the Dominican Republic. A proud partner of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which is now in its 22nd year, this collaboration provides a high-quality music education program with prominent musicians, including Latin Grammy and Grammy Award-winning artists, along with classes held year-round with local professors. Celebrate our students and show your support today! Winter Session Began January 15,…

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FEDUJAZZ Fall News 2017

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FEDUJAZZ Workshops & Dominican Republic Jazz Festival The 21st Dominican Republic Jazz Festival successfully concluded a vibrant five-city concert tour of the island with acclaimed, international artists, beginning October 29 in Santo Domingo, and from Nov. 1 – Nov. 5, 2017 in Santiago, Sosua, Puerto Plata and Cabarete. FEDUJAZZ, the educational foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, organized free music workshops for young people in the Dominican Republic. GRAMMY Award Winning Musicians visit FEDUJAZZ for Workshops Over one hundred…

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