Archive for November 8, 2013


The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival dates have been released. This years Festival will be held on the 28th – 30th November 2013 at Mamitas Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

28th November 2013
AGUAMALA: Playa del Carmen based AguaMala has released 4 CD´s and have been present at the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival since 2004. AguaMala music is a combination of Rock, Funk, Jazz, Mexican Music and progressive hardcore.
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH: is highly regarded by many people of being of the 2oth century`s most prominent guitarists. His guitar skills are marveled by many of his fans.
BRENT FISCHER: This talented combination of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms combined with the unique writing skills makes this band extremely popular.

29th November 2013
SCOTT HENDERSON: In 1991 Scott Henderson was named the #1 Jazz Guitarist in the world by Guitar World Magazine. Scott Henderson is still considered one of the best Jazz Guitarists in the World – undoubtedly a genius!
DENNIS CHAMBERS: Dennis Chambers is highly recognized for is jazz fusion fuck and latin music playing and his drumming skills and speed.
JEFF BERLIN: Jeff Berlin is a legend of the electric bass. Some have been quoted in saying the Jeff Berlin is of the finest electri bass players in the world. Geddy Lee referred to Jeff as the “greatest bass player on the PLANET!”
JIM BEARD: Jim Beard has played on some of the most important stages in the World and has traveled the world extensively. Jim has over 100 published compositions featured on recordings by John McLaughlin, Micheal Brecker and many more.
ED MOTTA: This Brazilan born jazz player is one of the greatest talents in the Jazz-Soul World.

30th November 2014
CELSO PIÑA: This Mexican born singer is well known throughout Mexico and other parts of the World including, France, Denmark, Holland; Germany, Sweden, Poland, Colombia an Argentina. Celso has worked with some very famous people including Lila Downs, Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas and Alex Lora
MATTHEW GARRISON: Matthew has been headlining the ShapeShifter Lap in NYC for the last 12 months. This venue is fast becoming one of the most important music venues in the whole of NYC.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: This famous American group will close this years Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. EWF are famous for their mixture of music, including funk, jazz, soul, gospel, blue, folk, African music and Rock n Roll. During their long carrer they have been been nominated for 20 Grammys and actually won 6 prizes. Some of their most famous songs including: “September”, “Lets Groove”, “Boogie Wonderland• and “Fantasy”

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival , Calle 28 Norte Mza. 10 Lote 8 entre Zona Federal Maritima y 5ta Av., Playa del Carmen, Mexico C.P.77710