Havana Jazz Festival: January 15th-19th 2019

34 Jazz Festival in Havana – For professional and amateur musicians

Enjoy the 34 Edition of the Jazz Plaza Festival in Havana with Morningside Music Tours. This Festival features the top Cuban and International bands, some examples are: Chucho Valdés, Roberto Fonseca, Daymé Arocena, César López, Telmary, Snarky Puppy and Christian McBride. In addition to this live music, you will have an intense musical experience with daily private lessons, workshops, masterclasses and ensemble sessions.

You will be staying at a waterfront Hotel and will have music activities everyday that will allow you to interact with Cuban teachers and musicians who love to share their knowledge. You will also attend the most recommended restaurants in Havana so you will be able to taste the top traditional Cuban dishes like: ropa vieja (crushed beef tomato paste, red peppers, onions and garlic), arroz congri (mixture of rice and beans), ajiaco (typical soupbased on beef and pork) or lobster. We will also have an appropriate alternative for vegetarians.

During this diverse musical week, get ready to attend the most famous music venues in Havana like “La Zorra y el Cuervo”, “Teatro Mella”, “Teatro Nacional”, “Fábrica de Arte Cubano” or “Jazz Café”. 

You will also have time for an historic Tour through Old Havana with a teacher from the Havana university that will allow you to deepen into the history of this amazing island and exploring all the details of the Cuban Revolution. This tour will also include a ride on an American classic convertible car and a visit to the Museo de la Revolución (Museum of the Revolution) which is always a must. While staying in Havana you will also have free time that will allow you to explore this amazing city by yourself.

Morningside Music Tours is based in Arlington,
Massachusetts, 02474,
United States of America.

– Daily lessons and ensembles with professional Cuban musicians.
– 4 Nights at waterfront Hotel.
– Excursions to jazz clubs and tickets to Festival Events.
– Guided walking tour of Old Havana.
– Classic car city tour.
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
– All ground transportation in air conditioned bus.
– Small group limited to 14 people max.
– Bilingual staff.
– Options for spouses, friends and non-musicians include museum trips, bike tours, dance classes, and cooking classes

$2300/pp double occupancy
​$2500/pp single 

Students and musicians from Morningside Music Tours (US) performing Chucho Valdés “Mambo Influenciado” with Cuban musicians in Old Havana.

Itinerary

– Arrival to Jose Marti airport.
– Transfer to Hotel.
– Cocktail & Information meeting: concerts that will be attended during the Jazz Festival.
– Free time to explore Havana.
– Dinner.
– Concert (Jazz Festival).
– Breakfast and transfer to music school.
– Music Lessons (Individual lessons) & Ensemble.
– Transfer to Old Havana.
– Lunch.
– City Tour through Old Havana with a History teacher from the Havana University.
– Transfer to Hotel.
– Dinner.
– Concert (Jazz Festival).
– Breakfast and transfer to music school.
– Music Lessons (Individual lessons) & Ensemble.
– Transfer to restaurant: lunch.
– Classic convertible car tour (2 hours).
– Transfer to restaurant: dinner.
– Cañonazo Ceremony held in La Cabaña fort.
– Concert (Jazz Festival).
– Breakfast and transfer to music school.
– Music Lessons (Individual lessons) & Ensemble.
– Transfer to restaurant: lunch.
– Free Time.
– Transfer to Old Havana.
– Presentation at Old Havana venue (teachers an Cuban music students are also invited to the concert).
– Dinner.
– Concert (Jazz Festival).

– Transfer to José Martí airport.
– Return flight.

Havana Jazz Festival

Daily music activities
Primary access and reservations to music concerts.
Historic tours with bilingual guides
Classic convertible car tours
Enjoy playing with Cuban musicians!

Book your Trip now!

Phone: +53 7 878 15 86
Calz de Ayestarán between Santa Ana and Ave. Independencia. (Paradero #124).
Havana, Cuba