Aruba, 22/05/2018: Yes! Getting in gear for the 12th edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, we can finally give you a sneak peek into this year’s program! Over the more recent years, Aruba’s greatest festival has grown from a music enthusiasts’ gathering into the island’s most renowned cultural event. Whether you like to explore new dance steps with music from around the world, or indulge yourself with local food and visual art spectacles, the 2018 CSJF is the place to be!


The first name for the Friday we proudly reveal, is of Vallenato singer Jorge Celedón. This Colombian heartthrob has won a Latin Grammy award for his folksy album ‘Son… Para El Mundo’ (Sound… For The World). Directly from Cuba we will have an all-girl band Anacaona, who has visited us already in the past. Althea René, who will bring the Jazzy athmosphere alive on Friday. One of our local bands for Friday is Havana Vieja All Stars.

For Saturday we are proud to announce our star of the evening which is Kathy Sledge of the famous Sister Sledge. We also have Di Mongo, a trio consisting of Goudsmit, Montis and Directie. We are pleased to announce that the famous Rock Band Di-Rect, all the way from Holland will visit us and for all our Jazz lovers we will present Yellow Jackets and Eric Darius who will entertain us with Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop.