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Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic

by Fedujazz (Educational Foundation Dominican Republic Jazz Festival )
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Dear Supporters,

From December to January, Fedujazz focused on the end of the first semester with our awaited recital, getting the 2020 schedule ready and receiving our new students right after kicking off the second semester with a really special workshop for our students.

SAYING GOODBYE TO 2019

As a part of our tradition every year, we mark the end of each semester with a recital in which our students play in a variety of formats, showcasing their progress while they take part in this enriching experience. The beauty of this moment lies in the fact that our beloved students not only play for our faculty teachers but are also joined by families and friends who come and witness their musical growth.

This day becomes a celebration for all the attendants because we share this time together and enjoy the purpose of our mission being displayed in the spirit of our kids. That day we were honored to see performances from the Fedujazz Trio, the Kids Ensemble, the Youth Ensemble, Fedujazz Choir, and many other students.

NEW FACES

By the beginning of 2020, we had the inmense pleasure of welcoming a new generation of students. More than 20 new applicants signed up during the past two months and have been assigned to their respective teachers for their lessons.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP

Last year, we received an specialist who taught our faculty and administrative personnel about the importance of emotional intelligence and how it could be benefitial if implemented in a pedagogic setting.

After our team was fully eqquiped, the next stage in this program required to involve our students. During the first two Saturdays of this new semester, all of our students attended the two day-long sessions. They learned how to acknowledge their emotions, participaing in several kinds of activities and discussing how to react in a variety of scenarios.

¡THANK YOU!

We at FEDUJAZZ feel very grateful to our supporters, who help us to make our foundation’s mission a reality. Your generosity allows us to continue offering free classes and concerts, donate and repair instruments for our students, and maintain our campus in Cabarete. Our foundation is open six days a week for a year-round, and thanks to your support we can create a positive educational environment for our students.

We invite you to keep donating to this project and through our work and music, help us to teach tools to prepare our students to enjoy and face future life challenges with a positive spirit, heart, and mind.

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Santiago Concert
Santiago Concert

Dear Supporters,

From September to November, Fedujazz focused on organizing the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2019 and arrange different workshops. This event generated many free educational and cultural exchange opportunities for our students and more than four hundred students of Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete who were very favored and excited about this experience. Our students had the visit of several of the most world acclaimed jazz artists, and they had presence in two concerts within the framework of the 23rd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

 

FEDUJAZZ AND THE DRJF IMPACT

 

WORKSHOP AND CONCERT AT CENTRO LEON, SANTIAGO.

September was a month with new initiatives. We created two ensembles to give new experiences and knowledge to our students and have a musical group representing the foundation. One of the bands had their first participation on October 25th, in the first DRJF concert, at the Centro León in Santiago de los Caballeros.

This experience was unique for our students, as they had the opportunity to open the Festival's inaugural concert and play for more than three thousand people from different parts of the Dominican Republic. In this concert, our students succeed with their music, showing the mission of the foundation to the audience, who received it very warmly. Furthermore, on the morning of this day, the group was able to participate in a master class with the renowned international artist Arturo O'Farrill, who was splendid and showed great interest in our students.

 

MUSTARD SEEDS AND THE BERKLEE GLOBAL JAZZ INSTITUTE AT FEDUJAZZ.

The second significant event in Fedujazz was the visiting of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the end of October. This institution is probably one of the most prestigious music programs in the world. Two teachers and six students of the BGJI visited the foundation and taught for two days. They showed and shared a lot of knowledge in topics such as composition, improvisation, piano, trumpet, sax, guitar, bass, and drums. Our students had a very enriching experience, where they share and play with the visiting artist. Moreover, as part of the foundation outreach program, some teachers of FEDUJAZZ and the BGJI artists went to the Mustard Seeds Community in Sosua, where the foundation performed for kids with disabilities, giving them a high-quality music experience. At the end of the day our students enjoyed of a beautiful concert at Playa Alicia, Sosua with the BGJI, Nando Michellin, and The Dominican Jazz Project.

 

WORKSHOP AND CONCERT AT PLAYA ALICIA AND PLAYA CABARETE

FEDUJAZZ started November with one workshop by The Dominican Jazz Project and Justin Kauflin, who were in charge of giving a great concert that night in Sosua. Our students had the opportunity to learn and share as well. On November the 2nd, some of our students participated in antoher workshop leading by The Berklee Global Jazz Institute and Justin Kauflin Trio. After this activity, the second ensemble of FEDUJAZZ played in a concert in the main stage of the Festival in Playa Cabarete. Then, Miguel Zenón, one of the most worldwide important Jazz artistis gave a clinic at FEDUJAZZ for our students, and some students of the Conservatorio de Musica de Republica Dominicana and the UNPHU. At the end of this day, three more concerts were celebrated at Playa Cabarete, where Miguel Zenon, The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors and Josean Jacobo did a wonderful performance. 

 

2ND WORKSHOP AND CONCERT IN PLAYA CABARETE

On the morning of November the 3rd, FEDUJAZZ was hosting the last workshop for our students in the foundation. This workshop was lead by Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Here our students had the experience of playing and learning with them about Latin music. With a concert of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Maqueque and Jose Alberto el Canario FEDUJAZZ finished with success the 2019 edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival. This cultural event was mean to give a high-quality free music education and concerts for our students and the communities of Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete

 

¡THANK YOU! 

We at FEDUJAZZ feel very grateful to our supporters, who help us to make our foundation’s mission a reality. Your generosity allows us to continue offering free classes and concerts, donate and repair instruments for our students, and maintain our campus in Cabarete. Our foundation is open six days a week for a year-round, and thanks to your support, we can create a positive educational environment for our students.

We invite you to keep donating to this project and through our work and music, help us to teach tools to prepare our students to enjoy and face future life challenges with a positive spirit, heart, and mind.

Santiago Workshop
Santiago Workshop
Mustard Seed Workshop
Mustard Seed Workshop
Cabarete Workshop
Cabarete Workshop
Fedujazz Workshop with Jane Bunnett
Fedujazz Workshop with Jane Bunnett
Masterclass by Miguel Zenon
Masterclass by Miguel Zenon
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Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

FEDUJAZZ celebrates Jazz in Latin America with the 23rd Edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Celebrating a rich history spanning over two decades, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival welcomes GRAMMY-Award winning, internationally acclaimed artists every year. The 2019 Festival will be a celebratory tribute to jazz in Latin America.

All Dominican Republic Jazz Festival shows are free and open to the public, with VIP tickets and priority seating available for purchase. Proceeds of VIP ticket sales benefit FEDUJAZZ, the music education foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

FEDUJAZZ provides free music education for the youth of the Dominican Republic. Currently, there are one hundred students attending free music classes at the foundation’s center in Cabarete.

The renowned musicians performing at the jazz festival each year participate in a series of workshops that benefit nearly one thousand local children every year. All of the musicians that perform in the festival join FEDUJAZZ in their mission to make music education accessible for all. This year is no different, with an exciting festival line-up and workshop series being planned.

Join us in the Caribbean for the best of island culture and social exchange.

Music Workshops - details for other events to come!

Saturday, August 30th:

  • 10:30am - Workshop with Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Cap Cana Heritage School at 10:30 a.m.There will be a Musical Workshop given by the artists of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute with the Director Marco Pignataro.Free entrance
  • 4:00pm - Workshop at the Academia de Música y Arte de Punta Cana. Ciudad Las Canas.

 

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Line-Up

CAP CANA - Jazz Festival - SUMMER EDITION
Sunday, August 31, 2019 – Cap Cana, Los Establos

  • Chucho Valdés
  • El Canario
  • Walter Smith III with Berklee Global Jazz Institute


Friday, October 25, 2019 – Santiago, Centro Leon

  • Joshy y su 4 Jazz
  • Trio Cubano (TBD)                     


Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Puerto Plata, Plaza de la Independencia

  • Arturo Farril Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Josean Jacobo


Friday, November 1, 2018 – Sosúa, Playa Alicia

  • Pre-concert Fashion Show: with Designs By Sissy Bermudez, in Support of FEDUJAZZ
  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute
  • Nando Michelin
  • The Dominican Jazz Project


Saturday, November 2, 2019– Cabarete, Cabarete Beach

  • Justin Kauflin Trio (USA)
  • Miguel Zenon (Puerto Rico)


Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Cabarete, Cabarete Beach

  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute
  • Jane Bunnett And Maqueque (Canada Y Cuba)
  • Jose Alberto El Canario


To learn more about how you can supprt FEDUJAZZ visit our website.

Esperanza Spalding at FEDUJAZZ
Esperanza Spalding at FEDUJAZZ
FEDUJAZZ welcomes Jazz Legends for Education
FEDUJAZZ welcomes Jazz Legends for Education
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ENACTUS
ENACTUS

Dear supporters,

 

We are thrilled to talk about a very wonderful visit to our campus, auditions for a new program and activities related to the end of the semester.

 

RECYCLING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

During May, our students, and students from different schools of our communities  were part of a beautiful recycling activity organized by Enactus from Mcgill University. This activity had the purpose of introducing the kids from our communities to the important process of recycling, they played games to recognize what objects can be recycled and what objects can’t. They did drawings of how would it be the perfect world for them so they can learn the importance of recycling. This was an amazing experience, the kids learned a lot and had a lot of fun. This took place on May 7 and 8.During this same days we had the auditions for the new strings program, we are now teaching violin, viola and cello with the purpose of soon having  an orchestra, with a different approach but keeping the essence of jazz alive .

During this same days we had the auditions for the new strings program, we are now teaching violin, viola and cello with the purpose of soon having  an orchestra, with a different approach but keeping the essence of jazz alive .

 

FEDUJAZZ END OF SEMESTER EVALUATIONS AND RECITAL

On May 25th  we had evaluations wanting to organize the academic levels of our school, this evaluations were made by the group of teachers and consisted of a practical exam based on topics already discussed in the current semester and each student had to play a song and a scale of their choice. We got really good results and thanks to this we were able to reorganize the students.

To celebrate the end of the semestre we organized a recital where every student were able to do a performance, this activity took place on June 8 and we invited parents and friends of our kids for them to be part of this beautiful recital, at the end we had a lunch all together.

 

 THANK YOU!

 We at FEDUJAZZ reiterate how grateful we are to you, our supporters, who make all of this possible. Your generosity allows us to continue offering classes and concerts (all of it for free), repair instruments for our classes, and maintain our campus in Cabarete, which is a home for our students and it is open six days a week for a year round.

We invite you to keep donating to this project once more in order for music to serve as an outreach tool for Dominican Republic youth.

Enactus
Enactus
welcome enactus
welcome enactus
SEMESTER CLOSING
SEMESTER CLOSING
LUNCH
LUNCH
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Callejon de la Loma Concert
Callejon de la Loma Concert

Dear supporters,

We are thrilled to talk about our presence in the communities where our youth belongs to, a very important visit to our campus and two special concerts.

BRINGING MUSIC TO OUR COMMUNITIES

During February, our students, teachers and friends of FEDUJAZZ took the streets of two communities in which we celebrated two free concerts, given that these two communities represent the vast majority of our students. On the 8th we went to Callejón de la Loma, on the 15th we visited La Ciénaga.

Our students played music with their souls while being witnessed by their families, neighbors and friends who not only watched our children but also enjoyed some música típica from our country thanks to one of the icons of the genre, Caballito de Mao, who closed both activities by playing merengue with accordion and making everyone dance with his contagious rhythm.

As the country celebrates National Independence in February, we got an invitation for our children to participate in this activity which sought to promote Dominican culture in Pedro Clisante street, El Batey.

Callejón de la Loma Concert

La Ciénaga Concert

FEDUJAZZ WELCOMES THE MIT WIND ENSEMBLE

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT, has a renowned ensemble of 55 musicians, the MIT Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Frederick Harris Jr. FEDUJAZZ had the honor to receive them for a series of workshops that took place on March 26th. All of FEDUJAZZ students were part of a general workshop and were later split for breakdown workshops aiming specific instruments.

On March 27th we celebrated a chamber concert with the MIT Wind Ensemble in Casa Marina Amphitheater, Sosúa. The place was jam-packed and at some point during the evening, Mr. Harris called Josean Jacobo to take the stage and conduct the ensemble, which was also joined by some students from FEDUJAZZ alongside a few teachers. They played two Dominican pieces, Compadre Pedro Juan y Juanita Morel.

MIT Wind Ensemble conducting FEDUJAZZ students

Sax workshop by the MIT Wind Ensemble

Flute workshop by the MIT Wind Ensemble

Planting the tree after the workshops

MIT Wind Ensemble Chamber Concert

MIT Wind Ensemble and FEDUJAZZ

MIT Wind Ensamble playing merengue alongside students and teachers from FEDUJAZZ

MIT Wind Ensemble

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

International Jazz Day is celebrated every April 30th by the jazz community all over the world. FEDUJAZZ was part of this international activity with a concert celebrated on April 28th in Cabarete Beach. It was named “Green Jazz Generation”.

Our students and teachers brought music to the people enjoying the beach by the sunset. We promoted jazz and care for the environment

FEDUJAZZ Big Band

FEDUJAZZ students

“Green Jazz Generation”

THANK YOU!

We at FEDUJAZZ reiterate how grateful we are to you, our supporters, who make all of this possible. Your generosity allows us to continue offering classes and concerts (all of it for free), repair instruments for our classes, and maintain our campus in Cabarete, which is a home for our students and it is open six days a week for a year round.

We invite you to keep donating to this project once more in order for music to serve as an outreach tool for Dominican Republic youth.

La Cienega Concert
La Cienega Concert
Mit Wind Ensemble Conducting FEDUJAZZ Students
Mit Wind Ensemble Conducting FEDUJAZZ Students
Sax Workshop by the MIT  Wind Ensemble
Sax Workshop by the MIT Wind Ensemble
Flute Workshop by the MIT Wind Ensemble
Flute Workshop by the MIT Wind Ensemble
Planting the tree after the workshop
Planting the tree after the workshop
MIT Wind Ensemble Chamber Concert
MIT Wind Ensemble Chamber Concert
MIT Wind Ensemble and FEDUJAZZ
MIT Wind Ensemble and FEDUJAZZ
MIT Wind Ensamble Playing Merengue
MIT Wind Ensamble Playing Merengue
MIT Wind Ensemble
MIT Wind Ensemble
FEDUJAZZ Big Band
FEDUJAZZ Big Band
FEDUJAZZ Students
FEDUJAZZ Students
Green Jazz Generation
Green Jazz Generation
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Fedujazz (Educational Foundation Dominican Republic Jazz Festival )

Location: Cabarete - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Tania Imbert
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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