January will kick off with the Jazz Festival

Danilo Pérez will announce 'Panama 500', his new project about the explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa.

In the second week of January 2014, the capital will become the stage for the Panama Jazz Festival. In its 11th year, it promises an abundance of talent by world-class musicians.

The festival that helps fortify Panama's culture, society, tourism, and more will be held from January 13 to 18, 2014 at the City of Knowledge, as reported at a press conference.

Confirmed festival performers include Osvaldo Ayala, 'The Scorpion of Paritilla', the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, to play under the direction of special guest John Patitucci, and members of the Puerto Rican Music Conservatory.

Danilo Pérez, director of the foundation of the same name, is excited about the event and wishes to share this festival with the entire Panamanian society, in order to provide an opportunity for young people to obtain scholarships that will permit them to continue in the world of music. 

Pérez will continue to dedicate himself to the music, because he enjoys sharing his talent with youth to inspire them to also become musicians and to teach them how to wow a crowd.

Source: www.panamaamerica.com.pa