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6th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Set for January 12-17, 2009

Bands & MusicRichmond, CA (Billboard Publicity Wire/PRWEB) November 13, 2008 -- American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter's acclaimed quartet with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade, and the legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés are among the headliners at the 6th annual Panama Jazz Festival, which will take place in Panama City January 12 through 17, 2009. The Boston-based Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez, who founded the festival in 2003 and whose Danilo Perez Foundation coordinates its educational component, anticipates more than 16,000 attendees. "The Panama Jazz Festival has been a magical journey to a dream we've had for years in Panama," says Perez. "We, as a country, see the entire world pass through the Panama Canal every day, and we are honored to be the bridge of the Americas. But today, we are proud to say that every year--for the past six years--the Panama Jazz Festival has been the national event where the world does not pass by, but makes a stop in our wonderful land. The world's best jazz artists, as well as students and volunteers from all over the globe, unite in Panama with one goal in mind: to celebrate the world's diversity through jazz." (more)
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Synchronicity - The Police Cover Band, Coming in October

Bands & Music By Lehisy Domínguez for El Siglo - Synchronicity is tribute (cover) band playing songs of The Police. This October 16th they will be playing a concert of songs that will be sure to remind you of the 80's - song's like ‘Do do do, da da da’, ‘So Lonely’, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Message in a bottle’, and ‘Every breath you take’. This band, the only one playing only tributes to The Police, is comprised of Tommy Anthony singing and guitars, Joe Alonso on drums, Clay Oswald singing and keyboard, and Carl Bentula on bass guitar. This spectacular concert will happen next 16 October in the newly remodeled disco K'OS located on Calle Uruguay starting at 9:00 pm. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, 15 September 2008 at Blockbuster for $30 bucks.
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"Whistle Through Your Teeth and Spit 'Cuz, It's Alright"

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Got word that a good friend it going through a hard time right now. Just a shout out and a reminder to stop and smell the roses...

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Shorty & Slim at the Balboa Yacht Club, Friday 25 July 2008

Bands & MusicSHORTY&SLIM is Zonians and Panamanians whose music is a cross between Jimmy Buffet and Harry Belafonte: Calypso/Rock. The duo and their band has been making all original music since 1995, with lyrics focusing on Canal Zone nostalgia, and a born-and-raised love for Panama. Shorty (David Seitz) is in Panama for a summer visit, and is writing and recording for their 5th CD and will be playing at the Balboa Yacht Club. The BYC has a new grand bohi on the waterfront, so please come and enjoy an evening of Shorty and Slim on the banks of our beautiful Panama Canal. This is an all ages show. We will also be videotaping for a music video of our new song "Cameron!" so come shake a leg and maybe get your dancing self on the video. See you there. Dave and Alex (a.k.a Shorty and Slim) For questions, comments, and info: please visit www.shortyandslim.com and post a comment to the Guest Book. Next Gig: Balboa Yacht Club, Amador R.P. (next to TGI Friday's) Friday, July 25, 2008. 8PM - 12AM FREE No cover charge
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Enrique Iglesias Makes Plaza Costa Del Este His Home

Bands & Music Panama City (bignews.biz) - Panama City’s panoramic view over the Pacific Ocean is steadily becoming the catalyst for Central American investments in luxury hotels, luxury residences with penthouse apartments, upscale housing, business offices, and commercial real-estate. Panama has been rumored to attract Hollywood stars, such as Mick Jagger, Mel Gibson, and Angelina Jolie. But recently, the famed International Star and Latin Sensation, and Grammy Award winner, Enrique Iglesias, was declared the first official owner of a penthouse in the new Plaza Costa Del Este - and Sony Record’s Salsa Star, Gilbertos Santarosa, the first official owner of a unit in the Plaza Costa Del Este. The Plaza Costa Del Este is part of a major development – the Costa Del Este. (more)
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Guildstock '08 at the Theater Guild of Ancon

Bands & MusicThe Theater Guild of Ancon presents its music fest, Guildstock '08 with 3 local bands on stage : Last Minute Caravan, Napolitan Band, and The VoX. Enjoy a night of Indie Rock, Jazz Fusion, and Rock N Roll in one of Panama's oldest theaters. Date: Friday, March 28, 2008. Cover charge $5.00
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Panamerican Chorale Performs Bach's Magnificat

Bands & MusicThe Panamerican Chorale and Orchestra Conjunto Barroco de Panama will perform Bach's Magnificat at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19. The combined group will be under the direction of Simon Green. The concert will last about an hour and will include several short pieces in addition to the Bach masterpiece. The concert will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral (Igesia San Luca) in Ancon. There will be no charge for this concert but contributions will be gladly accepted. Most of the contributed money will be donated to the re roofing project for the cathedral. For additional information on the concert or on joining either the chorale or orchestra please contact David Lortie at davidlortie @ hotmail.com or call 6684-0776.
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Fifth Annual Panama Jazz Festival (Update)

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By CLYDE JENKINS for Panama-Guide.com - This week of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 23rd through the 26th will be a special treat for all of you jazz aficionados in Panama. Below is the specific information as to time, cost, where to get tickets, etc. Wednesday, January 23rd - Tonight is Bolero Night Gala Concert at the Teatro Nacional in Casco Viejo beginning at 8:00 p.m. This is a semi-private affair for sponsors and VIPs, but some tickets will be available to the public. It's a rather formal affair and at $150 per ticket, rather pricey by Panamanian standards, but much less expensive than a comparable event in the US. There will be a reception after the concert with complimentary wine and snacks and an opportunity to meet the musicians and Panama's number one jazz fan, Clyde Jenkins. There are still a few tickets available at the Danilo Perez Foundation. Their telephone number is 399-8874 for more information (more)

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Panama to celebrate 5th Annual Jazz Festival

Bands & Music Jazz News - Panama once more will be the hotspot of the international Jazz scene, celebrating the 5th annual Jazz Festival from the 21. – 26. of January 2008. Well known stars and artists will change the capital of the exotic isthmus Panama in a vibrating and animating stage. It’s all about art, culture and pleasure and the experience between the best musicians, the Panamanian people and the visitors from all over the world. The 5th annual Panama Jazz Festival will present famous artists like one of the most creative musicians of Jazz, the guitarist Stanley Jordan as well as the vocalist Catherine Russell, daughter of the Jazz artist Luis Russell, the Grammy award winning Caribbean Jazz Project, the saxophonist Tia Fuller from New York and the Kelly Johnson Quartett. Ruben Blades, Panama’s Tourism Minister, explained that "Panama can’t expect the arrival of all the luminaries of the international Jazz world and the tourists, which want to be part of the fantastic Panama Jazz Festival." (more)
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Fifth Annual Panama Jazz Festival Set for Jan. 21-26

Bands & Music Roxana Hadadi for Jazz Times.com - The fifth annual Panama Jazz Festival will not only merge American and Panamanian jazz, but will also bring together artists such as the Stanley Jordan Trio, Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project, the Catherine Russell Group and the Tia Fuller Quartet. The festival, which is presented in part by the Danilo Pérez Foundation (Pérez, pictured), will take place Jan. 21 to 26 in Panama City, Panama. The festival will include a variety of special events, such as a formal Gala Concert at the National Theater on Jan. 23 and a special family concert by Panamanian children at the Las Huacas theater at the ATLAPA Convention Center on Jan. 26. An all-day, free concert will also be held Jan. 26. (more)
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