2013 MARKS the 29th edition of the Havana International Jazz Festival (also known as Havana Jazz Plaza). For three decades the big names of the global jazz scene have performed on Havana stages at this grand music celebration, including the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Charlie Haden and Chucho Valdés.
The show is sponsored by famed Cuban jazz artist Chucho Valdés and ICM, the Cuban Institute of Music, and is held in many locations in Havana.
There are several international tour arrangements which cover the various concerts as well as tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Havana, Cienfuegos,Trinidad, and other places.
There s a stellar opening ceremony and a gala closing pageant with days of scorching Latin and international jazz in between.