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Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival 2007

HEINEKEN BONAIRE JAZZ & SALSA FESTIVAL MAY 17 - 18 - 19 - 20, 2007

A long weekend JAZZ & SALSA for jazz & salsa lovers on Bonaire


PROGRAM 2007

May 16    Opening Art Exposition "Polyrhytmik" at Kas di Arte with live Jazz.
     Open all days of the Festival. Every day at Sunset: Art Wines and Live Jazz
     Sponsored by KPMG
       
 
 May 17    Sponsor of the day:MCB  
     Opening of the Festival at Fort Oranje at 730 pm: Art and Poetry.  
     Oswin "Chin" Behilia and Linda Anthony .  
    Sponsored by Caribbean Laundry  
     Festival Bands and Local Bands at Wilhelminaplein.  
     Free Entrance sponsored by City Café  
     Jam Sessions at Little Havana ,sponsored by  
     Russel Insurance every day of the Festival  
       
VIP arrangements at Plaza Resort available Ang 117,50: a three course dinner including entrance ticket and 25 Ang drinks; tickets and reservations( 7172500) at Plaza Resort and at the gate on May 18 &19 Tickets for 2 concerts
ANG 50,-

Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival 2007
Tickets for 2 concerts
ANG 50,-
  May 18    Sponsor of the day: More for Less
     Main concert at Plaza Resort Tipsy Seagull Restaurant from 730 pm until 100 am with: Oswin "Chin" Behila
     Quintet, Affettuoso with guest Boy Janga, Trio Yuri Honing and Gerado Rosales
     Mongomania Salsa and Latin Jazz
     At 100:Jam Sessions at Little Havana sponsored by Russel Insurances
     
VIP arrangements at Plaza Resort available Ang 117,50: a three course dinner including entrance ticket and 25 Ang drinks; tickets and reservations( 7172500) at Plaza Resort and at the gate on May 18 &19
  May 19    Sponsor of the day: Rocargo Services
      At 10 am: Workshop at Skol di Musika with Joost Lijbaart (drums) and
     Gerado Rosales (percussion) sponsored by Flamingo ICT
     
     Main concert at Plaza Resort Tipsy Seagull Restaurant from 730 until 0100 with: Bonaire Students Band & guests Franklin Granadio and Scott Katzev sponsored by Notariskantoor Maarten Maartense,
     The Happy Band ,Trio Jean Jacques Rojer, The WES - Group and Paoli Mejias Latin Jazz Quintet, sponsored by Bonaire Partners
     
     At 100:Jam Sessions at Little Havana sponsored by Russel Insurances  
   
 May 20    Jazz Brunch with all Festival Musicians at Divi Flamingo Resort  
     from 12 until 300 pm  
       
     At 500 pm: Great Sunset Beach Party at Bongos Beach with Freewinds Band &  
     international guests starting at 5 pm until 900 pm  
     At 10 pm: Jam sessions at Little Havana sponsored by Russel Insurance  

During The Festival Scott Katzev is invited as an artist in residence. He plays the saxophones and is a creative, top level musician from Memphis,USA. He will enforce local bands on Bonaire , giving workshops and playing at Jam Sessions.
Combined tickets for the concerts on Friday and Saturday will be sold for Ang 50,-. Students pay half prices for concerts on Friday & Saturday

Visit www.bonairejazz.com Bonaire Jazz Foundationfor information and program 2005 & 2006

Top attractions from Cuba, Brasil, USA & Puerto Rico. Support acts from Holland ,Aruba, Curacao, Venezuela, Bonaire

Prominent place for Bonairian bands with external support, students band and salsa groups.



The Bonaire Jazz Foundation: linking musicians and listeners
The Foundation is an initiative of musicians and jazz lovers. The board consists of residents of the island and is independent and registered as a foundation on Bonaire (S 318 )
The Festival of 2005 was organized by the foundation in cooperation with locations and sponsors; furthermore the foundation exploits a website with all information about jazz : where to go for listening , where to go for playing or to meet other musicians.

The First Bonaire Jazzfestival is supported on the island
A group of businesspeople, private persons, musicians and organizations is supporting the Bonaire Jazz Festival:

Committee of recommendation :
Ben Oleana - businessman
Benito Dirksz - businessman
Co de Koning - consultant
Frits Hannenberg - vice president Bonhata
Henk Roozendaal - painter & musician (www.henkroozendaal.com)
Hugo Leter - president Suriname community
Larry Gerharts - businessman
Linda Anthony - journalist & vocalist
Marcel Nahr - businessman
Nilco Rollan - union representative
Richard Hart - former governor of Bonaire
Raymundo Saleh - former governor of Bonaire

Bonhata (Bonaire Hotel Organization) www.bonhata.org
TCB ( Tourist Board of Bonaire) www.infobonaire.com


 
2005

Bonaire is a small island with a strong cultural identity. It is evident from what also can be seen by the great number of local musicians and musical groups on the island. Here, you can listen to all kinds of music; tumba, reggae, salsa, meringues and all those sounds which have a lot in common with jazz: syncopes, swinging rhythms and improvisation.
From that perspective it was not surprising that Bonaire had a blossoming jazz club for many years and a great number of good jazz musicians playing Latin and Caribbean jazz mixed with the musical spice of the island itself.
Guus Gerritsen: "The idea for a jazz festival on Bonaire developed into reality after our visit to the Surinam Jazz Festival in October 2005. We were invited to play along with local groups in pubs and bars off the side the festival stages. The city of Paramaribo was a swinging place!
We met Denise Jannah, our featured star in this Bonaire Jazz Festival, and performed a wonderful "Summertime" together, never to be forgotten.
On our way home we made up our minds: let's do this also in Bonaire, we have the opportunities, the places and the island would welcome a new yearly event.
Thanks to all our sponsors we will have a wonderful event to come!

Bonaire Jazz Foundation

Ben Oleana
Mirjam Geerlings
Lando Tjin Asjoe
Guus Gerritsen

More information

If you need more information call us or send an email to info@bonairejazz.com
BONAIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL
tel / fax 00 599 717 4496
www.bonairejazz.org
www.bonairejazz.com

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