Jazz is about being in the present moment, said Herbie Hancock in 1940. Now, in 2017, on the eve of the beginning of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, musicians of the stature of Cecilia Toussaint, Jimmy Herrings and John McLaughlin will bring to the present beautiful images of a memorable past, a past that has made us what we are: an unparalleled festival full of great musicians.
Cecilia Toussaint will gather a series of high-quality musicians around a tribute to the memory of Fernando Toussaint, who passed away this year and whom we remember with such affection, gratitude, and admiration. This event will have the participation of the Palmera Band and Señor Vitalis, among others.
Also, the legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has chosen the Riviera Maya to bid farewell to the stage and will do so in a spectacular way next to the great Jimmy Herring, who accompanies him on this unmissable tour full emotions: The Meeting of the Spirits.
Many other important artists will accompany us. For example Memo Ruiz Bolero and his Jazz Big Band, Wallace Roney, Chick Corea, Béla Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas. It sounds like a legend program, right? Come and join us on this musical journey through paradise and help us to load the beautiful atmosphere of Playa del Carmen with a good vibe.