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Annual Jazz Festival in the Riviera Maya

Garza Blanca Residence Club jazz fans don’t need much of an excuse to use their membership to stay at Villa del Palmar Cancun around the end of November early December each year as the annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival continues to deliver an incredible show around this time of year.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016

There is something magical about jazz music, especially when it’s smooth sounds are something you get to experience live.  The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016, which will take place on the beach in the breathtaking destination of Playa del Carmen, just 40 minutes from Cancun, offers the perfect opportunity to take in performances by several artists in the genre who are at the top of their game.  

The annual music festival was founded in 2003 and has become one of Playa del Carmen’s most electrifying events with rousing performances in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere on Earth.  The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is slated to happen this year from Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3, 2016, moving slightly from its usual dates which tend to fall around Thanksgiving.

The Line Up

Whether you are a jazz fanatic or just have an appreciation for superb live music, this thrilling event won’t disappoint with its diverse group of top-notch performers.  These featured artists, who hail from around the world, will deliver outstanding live jazz with a global edge.  Get swept up in the seductive sounds of each artist as you move to the alluring beats beneath a blanket of starlight. The line up this year will include Fiusha Funk Band, Steve Gadd Band, Antonio Sánchez & Migration, Blood Sweat & Tears, Aguamala, Bill Evans, Armando Montiel and more key names in contemporary jazz.


Mamitas Beach Club

Located on the stunning Mamitas Beach in the center of Playa del Carmen’s downtown region, the festival will be held at the lively Mamitas Beach Club.  You will find a wonderful restaurant at Mamitas Beach Club that is highly regarded for its excellent menu offering international cuisine in addition to a full bar and lounge.  Be sure to sample some of the favorite Mexican spirits like tequila and mezcal or grab a frosty drink to keep you cool.  Next to Mamitas Beach is Playa Tukan, which is another fantastic beach club option if you want to enjoy some time on the beach in preparation for the jazz festival.  Playa del Carmen is easy to get to from Villa del Palmar Cancun, whether by taxi or by renting a car.



The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival each year offers the perfect excuse to book a trip to the area where you will experience amazing live music and so much more!