28 April 2010
The highly anticipated four-day festival to be held November 25-28 is set to draw 50,000 visitors to the sleepy village Condé Nast has dubbed ‘Mexico’s most fashionable getaway’ and will feature headline acts The Manhattan Transfer, George Duke and John MacLaughlin.
In the past the free public festival has showcased acclaimed jazz artists such as Herbie Hancock, Kool and the Gang, Gino Vanelli, Pat Martino, Sergio Mendes, The Tower of Power, Fourplay and George Benson.
General director of the Riviera Maya marketing office, Javier Aranda, said the festival would allow residents and visitors alike to ‘partake in an unforgettable experience’ in a blessed location between the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea and the emerald jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula.
"With white sand beaches, an ideal climate and the warmth of the local people, the Riviera Maya provides the perfect setting for this inspired Festival," he said.
"The opportunity to sit on the beach, under the twinkling stars while listening to a mixed genre of jazz is sure to turn a good evening in the Riviera Maya into a truly unforgettable one."
During the festival concerts will start around 7pm, allowing visitors to explore the area’s stunning beaches, notable Mayan architectural sites such as Tulum and Coba, and snorkel and dive The Great Maya Barrier Reef (the world’s second largest).