Bonaire Sets Dates for Jazz Festival

The Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival will take place May 17 through 20. The weekend event will feature a warm-up concert at Wilhelmina Park in Kralendijk on May 17, two main sessions at Plaza Resort (one per day on May 18 and 19), late night jam sessions at Little Havana with artists from the ABC Islands, the Netherlands and the U.S., and a jazz brunch on May 20. Performers confirmed to participate are Affettuoso, a salsa band from Aruba; Gerardo Rosales, a salsa percussionist originally from Venezuela now living in Holland; Yuri Honing, a saxophonist from Holland, famous for his jazz renditions of pop songs; Jean-Jacques Rojer, a guitarist from Curacao; The WES Group, a folk jazz and acoustic band from the US; Paoli Mejias, a salsa and Latin quintet from Puerto Rico; Oswin Chin Behilia & Band, world musicians from Curacao; The Latin Quartet, featuring music from vocals, a guitar, a tenor sax and percussion; and Sound en Light, a prominent band from Curacao. For more information, including packages from Bonaire resorts, call 800-266-8419.

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