Jazz Festival

Visit Cancun: Jazz Festival November 2019

Ready for a trip to Mexico? You should visit Cancun for the Jazz Festival in November 2019. If you want to attend a fun activity in Cancun this fall, then the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is perfect. This is the 17th edition of the festival, and it has been happening every year since 2003. For three days (November 30-December 2), the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will be in full force and some of the best jazz musicians will be taking the stage. Their amazing jazz talent will be enjoyed by everyone, and the weather in Cancun during the fall will be great, too. Read below if you want to know more about the Riviera Jazz Festival in November 2019.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

Where Jazz Originated

Jazz music has influences that are heard in blues and ragtime music that was taken from both Africa and Europe. Many people believe that the union between African and European music created jazz. Many people believe that jazz music started in the early 20th century in African American communities in New Orleans, LA. Other people believe the origins date back further to 1895 when Buddy Bolden started a band that played jazz type music. Others think jazz was born in the year 1917 when the Dixieland Jazz Band with Nick LaRocca recorded “Livery Stable Blues”, the first jazz record. Regardless, in the 1920s jazz became very popular in the United States. The jazz sound in New Orleans started to be appreciated by all different types of people, Jazz music also influenced popular culture. The Jazz Age started in the 1920’s, and it became an important part of America’s music history and essentially gave birth to big band, pop, swing, rap, soul, and hip-hop music.

Jazz Festival November 2019

In Cancun, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will be held from November 30th to December 2nd, 2019. This event is a popular Cancun activity to attend that has been held annually since 2003. Each year, the event has been held during the end of November during Thanksgiving weekend. Visitors to Cancun or Cancun residents will want to take advantage of this open-air concert and the weather will undoubtedly be great as well. A mixture of jazz genres will perform, and more than twenty-thousand people are expected to attend. The Jazz Festival November 2019 is an important cultural event in Cancun, and some jazz greats such as Sergio Mendez, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Tower of Power, and Celso Pina have participated in past events. The three-day event starts on November 30th and lasts through December 2nd. This event has no admission fee unless you want close to the stage in the VIP section where the entry fee is only 18 pesos. Make sure you get to the festival early if you plan to try to get a spot in the VIP area.

Will you be in Mexico during the end of November? If you are, then you will want to attend the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. The dates of the event are November 30th – December 2nd. Visit Cancun for the Riviera Jazz Festival this November 2019. You and your family are sure to have a wonderful time!

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