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    Hans J. Lebuser
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  1. BJBF2018 ticket prices& discounts update: Online ticket sales will start on July 15!Check the great savings that come with our early-bird offers! Don’t miss these great savings, get your tickets early! To buy your tickets online please go to https://www.mieventos.com/event-detail/2018bjbf Here are the details: Total Value Early Bird Pricing until Aug 31 Sept 1-Dec 31 Pricing Jan 1-Feb 22, 2018 Pricing 3-day Ticket % Discount 3-day Ticket % Discount 3-day Ticket % Discount General Admission 3-day $148.50 $87.50 41% $97.50 34% $109.50 26% Preferred Seating 3-day $223.50 $147.50 34% $172.50 23% $184.50 17% Platinum Seating 3-day $447.00 $300.00 33% $350.00 22% $375.00 16% Note: All prices are subject to sales tax & service fee
  2. Hey there, all you Jazz&Blues lovers, check this out! BJBF2018 ticket prices& discounts update: Check the great savings that come with our early-bird offers! Online ticket sales will start on July 15! Don’t miss these great savings, get your tickets early! To buy your tickets online please go to https://www.mieventos.com/event-detail/2018bjbf Here are the details: Total Value Early Bird Pricing until Aug 31 Sept 1-Dec 31 Pricing Jan 1-Feb 22, 2018 Pricing 3-day Ticket % Discount 3-day Ticket % Discount 3-day Ticket % Discount General Admission 3-day $148.50 $87.50 41% $97.50 34% $109.50 26% Preferred Seating 3-day $223.50 $147.50 34% $172.50 23% $184.50 17% Platinum Seating 3-day $447.00 $300.00 33% $350.00 22% $375.00 16% Note: All prices are subject to sales tax & service fee Seating details (see also the seating layout below): All seating areas will be fully chaired. No need to bring your own!General admission 3-Day: Open-air, same level seating, 600 seats Preferred Seating 3-Day: Access to shaded elevated seating area at main festival events at the fairgrounds (shaded but not protected from rain), 500 seats available Platinum Seating 3-Day: Limited number of elevated, covered and padded seats on the sides in front of the stage at main festival events at the fairgrounds. Only 120 seats available! Fedora Club Membership: Limited number of memberships available. Platinum seating. Memberships include access to all BJBF events including the fairground, jam sessions and Garden Party. These are the only all-inclusive tickets available! In addition, each member will receive a welcome bag containing a commemorative tile, certificate for authentic Panama hat, poster, and the offer of a discounted rate of $79 incl. breakfast at the Wyndham Albrook Hotel in Panama City valid through 12/31/2018. More details will be published later on our website. (Over $630 value!!) $500.00 + Tax & Service Charge Seating layout of the main stage at the Boquete fairgrounds
  3. Boquete Jazz & Blues Double Jam Session at The Rock

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    The Boquete Jazz&Blues festival has indeed achieved a huge breakthrough. It is now being supported by the ATP, the INAC and the US embassy. The festival is now being acknowledged by the Panamanian authorities to be the third largest annual cultural event in Panama!
  4. The latest BJBF2017 newsletter with tons of important and useful information has been published. Check it out here: http://eepurl.com/czx-f5 Get ready folks! Only 7 days to go! Don't miss the fun!
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    The 11th Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival is just around the corner! From Thursday, February 9 until Sunday, February 12 the Boquete valley will once again resonate with the sounds of first-class international and national musicians performing in the beautiful amphitheater of Valle Escondido. Check out the incredible line-up, the great musicians, the schedule, jam sessions and everything about festival tickets on the festival website: www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com Festival tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/the-ticket-page1.html Note: All VIP tickets have already sold out. Limited amounts of General admission tickets are still available. The Dinner show at the Rock on Wednesday has sold out. Jam Packages have sold out! The Thursday night Jam at Mike's has sold out. The Sunday night Jam at Mike's has sold out. Limited amounts of tickets for individual jams ar still available. Don't wait...get your tickets now! Note: INAC, the Panamanian cultural institute has recently elevated the Boquete festival to the status of being a Panamanian National Cultural Event!
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    Let the good times roll again! In 2012, the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival has introduced the first ever New Orleans style street parade in Panama, and it wasd a huge success right from the start. As usual, the 2017 festival will again be kicked-off with a BIG BANG, the one and only New Orleans style street parade in Panama… decorated vehicles, costumes, beads and all! In addition, the parade will feature a Panamanian folkloric roots&traditions group organized by the city of Boquete, with 16 traditional Pollera dancers, 3 "diablos sucios“ with their fantastic masks and costumes, live traditional music, members of the Boquete bomberos and a street band of the Nacional Police department of Chiriqui. A pre-party with face painting starts at 9am on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the BCP communal theater. Parade marching order will be set up in the BCP parking lot. The parade will leave the parking lot at 12pm and will end at 1pm at the Boquete central park to join the BJBF free concerts with three great bands and a student workshop in the park from 1pm until 4pm. Everybody is invited to join the parade! Be there or be square! Get your costumes, beads and stuff ready and let the good times roll! Take a look at the festival website www.boquetejazzandbuesfestival.com to get an idea of the fun we had at previous parades!
  7. The traditional New Orleans-style BJBF street parade - not to be missed! Let the good times roll again! In 2012, the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival has introduced the first ever New Orleans style street parade in Panama, and it wasd a huge success right from the start. As usual, the 2017 festival will again be kicked-off with a BIG BANG, the one and only New Orleans style street parade in Panama… decorated vehicles, costumes, beads and all! In addition, the parade will feature a Panamanian folkloric roots&traditions group organized by the city of Boquete, with 16 traditional Pollera dancers, 3 "diablos sucios“ with their fantastic masks and costumes, live traditional music, members of the Boquete bomberos and a street band of the Nacional Police department of Chiriqui. A pre-party with face painting starts at 9am on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the BCP communal theater. Parade marching order will be set up in the BCP parking lot. The parade will leave the parking lot at 12pm and will end at 1pm at the Boquete central park to join the BJBF free concerts with three great bands and a student workshop in the park from 1pm until 4pm. Everybody is invited to join the parade! Be there or be square! Get your costumes, beads and stuff ready and let the good times roll! Take a look at the festival website http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/galleryarchives.html to get an idea of the fun we had at previous parades!
  8. If you are waiting to buy your festival tickets do not wait! Tickets are selling fast! All VIP tickets have sold out. General admission tickets are still available. The Musical Dinner show at The Rock restaurant on Wednesday has sold out. Jam Packages have sold out! The Thursday night Jam at Mike's has sold out. The Sunday night Jam at Mike's has sold out. There are only limited amounts of tickets for individual jams and for the Panamonte garden party available. Don't wait...and miss the fun! Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/the-ticket-page1.html
  9. The official BJBF2017 program booklet is now ready for viewing and downloads (see attached file). Please also check more details about the festival program, performing artists, tickets etc. on the festival website: http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com BJBF2017Program.pdf
  10. BJBF Pollera Show Fundraiser

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    The last BJBF fundraiser before the festival is coming up at the OASIS restaurant on January 13. Another wonderful evening with a great show of Pollera dancers and Boquete’s beloved dance band YELLA FEVER! Come and support the one and only combined Jazz and Blues festival in Panama and all of Central America! Your donation of $15 will give you access to the Pollera show and two hours of the hottest dance rhythms in Boquete! Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase at the restaurant. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PanamaBluesfestival/ This event was a sell-out last time! There are only 100 tickets available! Get yours at Mailboxes ETC. in Boquete!
  11. Hello Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival Fans, As you know, the 2017 Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival will be held February 9ththrough the 12th 2017. We have already signed the “Low Rider Band”, “Carolyn Wonderland”, “Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hell Raisers” and “Maria Rivas”. We have five slots yet to fill. To that end we are negotiating to bring back several of your favorites. But that announcement will come later after the contracts are signed. What you need to know now is that ticket sales for the 2017 BJBF will begin on May 1, 2016. Before we begin sales, I want to explain some changes we have made to our schedule. The most significant of these changes is that we have added two additional shows at the Valle Escondido Amphitheater. Specifically, we will have a Friday performance starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8 pm. The main reason for this to relieve the overcrowding we experienced at the Sabor Jam last year. How will this work? Advanced Sales General Admission Weekend tickets which cost $110 for the 2016 festival will sell for $120 and include entrance to the Friday night performances at the amphitheater. That means you get two additional performances for $10. That is five dollars a show. Remember in 2016 you paid $20 for entrance to the Sabor Jam. So you will actually be saving $10. Since there is plenty of room at the amphitheater, this solves the problem of the overcrowding at the Friday Jam. It also helps the festival in that we don’t have to move so much equipment around which is labor intensive, hard on the equipment, and ultimately very expensive. When you buy your ticket online you will have a choice to buy either a single day ticket for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Or, you may buy a weekend ticket that includes all three days. You will also be able to choose General Admission or VIP tickets. VIP tickets will include cushioned front row seats with an option to sit in a reserved shaded area at the top of the amphitheater. VIP tickets also include heavily discounted drinks and snacks . As to Friday night, I can tell you that nine member “Low Rider Band”, whose real name we can’t mention because of a ridiculous law suit, but who is famous for such hits as “Low Rider”, “Cisco Kid”, and “Spill the Wine” from the album “Eric Burdon Declares War”… THAT BAND will perform on Friday night. We have yet to sign the Jazz band that will open for them. But, I promise that whoever we do sign they will be great! For Boquete Hello Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival Fans, As you know, the 2017 Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival will be held February 9ththrough the 12th 2017. We have already signed the “Low Rider Band”, “Carolyn Wonderland”, “Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hell Raisers” and “Maria Rivas”. We have five slots yet to fill. To that end we are negotiating to bring back several of your favorites. But that announcement will come later after the contracts are signed. What you need to know now is that ticket sales for the 2017 BJBF will begin on May 1, 2016. Before we begin sales, I want to explain some changes we have made to our schedule. The most significant of these changes is that we have added two additional shows at the Valle Escondido Amphitheater. Specifically, we will have a Friday performance starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8 pm. The main reason for this to relieve the overcrowding we experienced at the Sabor Jam last year. How will this work? Advanced Sales General Admission Weekend tickets which cost $110 for the 2016 festival will sell for $120 and include entrance to the Friday night performances at the amphitheater. That means you get two additional performances for $10. That is five dollars a show. Remember in 2016 you paid $20 for entrance to the Sabor Jam. So you will actually be saving $10. Since there is plenty of room at the amphitheater, this solves the problem of the overcrowding at the Friday Jam. It also helps the festival in that we don’t have to move so much equipment around which is labor intensive, hard on the equipment, and ultimately very expensive. When you buy your ticket online you will have a choice to buy either a single day ticket for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Or, you may buy a weekend ticket that includes all three days. You will also be able to choose General Admission or VIP tickets. VIP tickets will include cushioned front row seats with an option to sit in a reserved shaded area at the top of the amphitheater. VIP tickets also include heavily discounted drinks and snacks . As to Friday night, I can tell you that nine member “Low Rider Band”, whose real name we can’t mention because of a ridiculous law suit, but who is famous for such hits as “Low Rider”, “Cisco Kid”, and “Spill the Wine” from the album “Eric Burdon Declares War”… THAT BAND will perform on Friday night. We have yet to sign the Jazz band that will open for them. But, I promise that whoever we do sign they will be great! For Boquete Residents, we will also start greatly discounted Boquete Residence ticket sales on May 1st. Please keep your eyes on the local social media pages for information about those tickets and instructions on how to get your Boquete Residents tickets. It is early. There will be other exciting news. Stay tuned! s, we will also start Boquete Residence ticket sales on May 1st. Please keep your eyes on the local social media pages for information about those tickets and instructions on how to get your Boquete Residents tickets. It is early. There will be other exciting news. Stay tuned! John Wolff director/producer BJBF 2017
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    Come and enjoy a lovely dinner at the Oasis restaurant while listening to wonderful latin-flavored smooth jazz presented by John Carney on guitar and the enchanting voice of Carla Kjearby, both well known from the Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival. An evening not to be missed! When: April 22, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Where: Oasis restaurant, Boquete Tickets: $35, includes dinner and show Tickets are available at the Oasis restaurant and hotel.
  13. You’re in for a special treat at the BJBF2016 garden party at the Panamonte hotel on Friday, Feb. 27: In cooperation and with support from the Italian embassy in Panama we were able to book the Luca Ciarla Quartet for a show at the garden party! Check them out at their website www.violipiano.it/quartet With their unusual instrumentation of violin, accordion and double bass they are creating a unique music experience! We are very happy to present this band at the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival 2016 and we’re sure you will love them! Their show at the garden party will be their only performance at the 2016 festival. Here's what the press is saying about them: One of the most original Italian jazz ensembles in recent years, the Luca Ciarla Quartet has performed everywhere at an international level, from Montreal Jazz Festival to Melbourne Jazz Festival. With Carmine Ioanna on accordion, Maurizio Perrone on double bass and Francesco Savoretti on percussions, jazz violinist Luca Ciarla has developed a unique sound, giving birth to charming and irresistible compositions and arrangements, natural synthesis between contemporary jazz and the familiar sounds of the Italian folk tradition and the Mediterranean area. Their latest album, ViolinAir, mostly recorded in Thailand during a long tour in Asia, presents original works and astonishing arrangements of classics such as A Night in Tunisia or Caravan. “…a gem of a record from a violinist who has clearly absorbed the history of his instrument from Joe Venuti to Michal Urbaniak to become very much his own man.” Duncan Heining, All About Jazz
  14. BJBF Black and White Party

    The official event poster has been published. Check out all details here: http://www.boquetejazzandbluesfestival.com/blog
  15. Join us for a wonderful evening with a great Pollera dance show, followed by Life music by YELLA FEVER, Boquete's best Rock 'n Roll band! Time: 5pm -9pm Place OASIS restaurant F&B will be available for purchase from the restaurant Admission: A donation of $15 will be requested at the door. We hope to see all you rockin' and bluesin' babies there!
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