For the first time next year, “The Malecón” in Rocky Point be bringing “Real Jazz” & Latin Salsa music together along the shores of Puerto Peñasco at the 5th Annual International Jazz Day AZ Festival (1st in Rocky point) April 22nd & 23rd 2016. Mayor Ernesto ‘Kiko Munro picked up the music following various years of festival organization done by the local Convention and Visitors Bureau, but next year more efforts will be taken under the direction of Jesús Ernesto Leyva, Senor Lalo Gonzalez, Dr. William “Doc Jones” & Laura Miner to draw not only the local community but visitors from California, Arizona, and Las Vegas to the production of musical performances by the sea, which will be headlined by International known artists living in the Phoenix area like jazz & salsa Artist Carlos Rivas, Doc & Nayo Jones with a surprise International guest!
“We will be working to get the newly elected mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro administration and the community more involved, and let them know beyond jazz & Blues it’s a whole cultural experience including with International food, dance, music and the best vacation lodging, For the next 3 year, we will be joining forces with Puerto Peñasco new Mayor Ernesto ‘Kiko Munro,602Stratus multimedia and Sea Side Reservations “The Festival is for youth and adults who enjoy Real jazz, Blues & Latin Salsa, and music in general,” explains Mr. Gonzalez.
under the directing of Senior Lalo Gonzalez, Dr Wm Doc Jones, Jesús Ernesto Leyval, & Laura Miner they will be working on getting the local DIF office to also jump on board with helping to promote tickets for the International Jazz Day Festival. In fact, as a way to provide additional support to the valuable programs of the local DIF, Mayor ‘Kiko and International Jazz Day Foundation will be giving back a percentage of all ticket sales to our events. Tickets are priced at TBA (pesos) for regular admission, and (TBA) pesos for additional “VIP” seating, and will be available at both the Reception desk of Princesa De Penasco and other locations to be named later as well as on line at 602Strausmag.com and www.jazzdayaz.com. As a way of getting the community even more involved, Lalo & Doc explain, any public, private, or charitable group that assists with ticket sales can receive a fair percentage as well. (Contact Jesús Leyval or Lalo Gonzalez at for more information) Depending on the support for the 5th Annual International Jazz Day Jazz festival (1st in Puerto Peñasco) we will be holding it for a period of two days Fri April 22nd & 23th. Depending on weather conditions, the team has a back-up plan for the concert with Princesa De Penasco.
We will be expecting other participants to want to be a part of the line up for this one of a kind “Real Jazz” UNECO Sanction Festival.
What: 1st Annual International Jazz Day Festival
Where: THE MALECÓN Puerto, Peñasco,
When: April, 2016 (concert on Fri. & Saturday evening, April. 22nd & 23th)
Cost: Tickets for Saturday night: ? pesos general / ? pesos VIP
Lodging: Princesa De Penasco is offering special Jazz discounts for the weekend, just mention Int’l Jazz Day Foundation festival when making reservations.