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Jazz & Christmas music

Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino’s 8th floor lounge presents The Jefferson Faculty and an evening of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Contemporary Pop, Christmas tunes & more this coming Friday, 16 December as of 7pm. Av. Anacaona 101, Mirador Sur. No cover, but reservations are necessary at 809 562-9222.

The Jefferson Faculty was formed in 2010, playing classical jazz and contemporary pop. The original ideas for this project were put together by the band?s vocalist, Anthony Jefferson, who started searching for and selecting musicians who had the talent and the passion for the music he wanted to perform. He found them and they are: saxophonist Jonathan Pina Duluc, pianist Smarlly Belliard, drummer Emil Garcia and bassist Euris Belliard. Since they started playing, they have worked with original material captivating enthusiasm from diverse types of audiences. As a result of their dedication and musical refinement, they have just released the album A Jazz Retrospect, with a harmonious selection of songs to delight the senses.

Jefferson, a native of New Orleans, began singing in his childhood, in an environment rich in Blues, Jazz and R & B, refining it later by studying classical repertoire at the Institute of Arts in California, with Paul Vorwek and continuing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Prior to forming his own band, he shared the stage with artists such as Mark Rapp, Wille Jones 3rd, Mark Shelby, Bobby Wilson and Brent Rose, just to name a few.

For a preview, check out The Jefferson Faculty in You Tube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDjq79PyzYE

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For more on upcoming jazz events in Santo Domingo, see http://jazzendominicana.blogspot.com