With over 7000 visitors the 6th edition of Aruba’s largest music festival was a huge succes!! The entire public, a perfect mix of Arubans and tourists, participated to create a tremendous atmosphere. With smashing performances of international superstars like Oscar D’Leòn, Chaka Khan, Randy Brecker, Fourplay, Kuenta I Tambù, Pete Philly and Sven Hammond Soul the Caribbean Sea Jazz 2012 presented the strongest line-up so far.
The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival makes things happen; after the guest appearance of Dutch trumpet player Maite Hontelé at Oscar D’Leòns’ show, Oscar invited Maite to join him during his coming world tour! Unique collaborations between Randy Brecker, Mike del Ferro, Rodney Holmes and Reno Steba on Friday and Aruban band Bobcat and Etienne Stadwijk on Saturday had the Auditorium packed with over 500 excited people.
One of CSJF’s main goals, to create a stage for local and regional talent amongst the big names, proved to be a big succes once again. Diverse Sauzen, Robert JeanD’or, Frankie Yanga, Sazon Cubano, El Prove, Upgrade Music, Live X-pressions and Roosterfarm added great value to the festival. A flashing performance by dance group Undercover Crew, the new set up of the fesivalsite, sparkling- and Mojitobars and numerous foodstalls made Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2012 a feast for all senses.
Dates are set for CSJF 2013. We are looking forward to meet you again on October 4 and 5, 2013. We hope to announce the first big names in January 2013.
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Thank you all and see you next year!!