This year the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival has developed into adulthood. After years of looking for a venue, looking for talent, looking for an audience and looking for maturity it has happened. I would like to thank Hans, Barbara and all the others who have worked with them for putting Boquete onto the map with this event. I have only made it to three venues and doubt time will allow for more. My experience at the three events, The Thursday parade and Panamonte lawn party, the New Orleans Jazz at Las Ruinas Saturday and Amigos Saturday I need to say, WOW. Great music, great musicians and great organization.
Here are some photos of the faces that provided great entertainment.
It’s not over yet.
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
12 noon – 6pm Open-air festival at the amphitheatre at Valle Escondido
Doors open at 11 am
Ron Hacker. Low down, dirty blues from San Francisco
Carlos Ubarte Jazz Quartet with special guest Idania Dowman (Panama)
Johnny Sansone, Mitch Woods & B3, Boquete’s own Blues band. Blues &Zydeco from New Orleans
Rigoberto Coba Jazz Big Band (Chiriqui), a 17 piece band specially put together for our festival!