Travel to Cancun: Jazz Festival Is Here!


Are you planning a getaway to Cancun soon? Cancun is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations. Travelers consistently rave over the beautiful beaches and crystal clear ocean waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and much more. Plus, the weather is sunny and warm the whole year through. If you need a place to stay, check out the Villa del Palmar Cancun. Villa del Palmar Cancun is a luxury resort with all the best services and amenities to make your vacation great. Are you also searching for exciting activities to enjoy during your getaway? If so, attend the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival in Cancun. The Riviera Jazz Festival is an annual event that has been held each year since 2003. This year, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival in Cancun will occur from November 30th – December 2nd, and the top jazz musicians from around the globe will perform together on one stage. Attend the festival and maybe you can even meet some of the top jazz musicians that are well-known worldwide. Read below to learn more information about the Riviera Jazz Festival in Cancun. 

  • Jazz History – How it All Began

Many people believe that the roots of jazz music are heard in blues and ragtime music taken from Europe and Africa.  Rhythm and soul are big influences behind jazz music. Over one hundred years ago in New Orleans, jazz music started being played in the African American communities. Other people claim that jazz was created even earlier in 1895 when Buddy Bolden created his first band. There are other people that say that in 1917 jazz was born when Nick LaRocca and his Dixieland Jazz Band started jazz with their first jazz record titled, “Livery Stable Blues.” Although the exact time when jazz started isn’t important, jazz started to become very popular in America in the 1920’s  attracting people from different sectors and socioeconomic levels. Even fashion was influenced by jazz music during the Jazz Age. Today, jazz music is a significant part of the history of music in America, and also gave birth to pop, rock and roll, rap, hip hop, and swing music. 

  • Riviera Jazz Festival in Cancun

This year, the 17th annual Riviera Jazz Festival will be hosted in Playa del Carmen near Cancun. One of the most popular activities to attend in the Cancun area, this exciting event has been held annually since 2003. Usually held at the end of November during Thanksgiving weekend, this exciting concert attracts visitors and residents alike to enjoy some great music. In past years, more than 20,000 guests have attended the festival, so be prepared for large crowds. The festival is a popular activity and important cultural event in Cancun. Some of the jazz musicians that have performed at past festivals include Earth, Wind, and Fire, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, Celso Pina, Spyro Gira, Sergio Mendez, and many more. This year, the festival will start on November 30th through December 2nd, and it will be held on Mamitas Beach. This location is ideal so festival attendees can enjoy great jazz music right on the beach. Every year a large stage is built, and this is a free event. If you want to get closer to the stage, there is a small fee of only 18 pesos for each person to access a more private VIP area but space is limited. 

Are you heading to Cancun for a vacation in Mexico during the end of November? If you are looking for a great place to stay that the whole family will love, why not book a room at the Villa del Palmar Cancun? The Villa del Palmar Cancun has spacious accommodations, luxurious amenities and services, and friendly and professional staff that is ready to make your vacation great. While you may find it hard to leave the beautiful resort, we recommend you check out the Riviera Jazz Festival from November 30th – December 2nd. It is one of Cancun’s top activities that is sure to be of your favorite parts of your trip to Mexico. 


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