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PR Newswire

Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest Kicks Off June 3rd Premier Annual Event Draws Thousands Of Jazz Fans

April 6, 2004
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Warm weather, beautiful beaches, exotic tropical settings, diverse activities and authentic Latin culture, cuisine and history. These are the flavors and experiences thousands of jazz lovers will enjoy at the 14th Annual Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest taking place June 3-6 at the Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan.

The Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest has become the premier jazz event in the Caribbean, and one of the most respected among musicians. This year's scheduled performers include Jimmy Bosch, Spyro Gyra, Edgar Abraham, Monty Alexander (tribute to Bob Marley), Tony Perez Quintet with special guests Giovanni Hidalgo and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Tito de Gracia, Gato Barbieri, Dianne Reeves, Trio da Paz and Juan Formell and Los Van Van.

"We are proud to host this prestigious event in Puerto Rico that showcases jazz from around the world," said Jose M. Suarez, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). "We invite everyone to come enjoy this musical treat while soaking up the sites and sounds of Puerto Rico."

During and after the festival, music lovers can explore the island of Puerto Rico and enjoy the natural wonders, authentic Latin culture, diverse attractions and warm, friendly people.

Travel Packages and Tickets to JazzFest

Jazz enthusiasts interested in traveling to Puerto Rico can get more information about the island at or by calling (800) 866-7827. For more information about the festival, visit or call toll free (866) 994-0001. Tickets are available by phone at (787) 294-0001 or online at

Heineken JazzFest packages are available through Alken Tours and Rico Suntours. Alken Tours is offering 4-night packages starting at $383 per person, based on double occupancy, including tickets to the festival, accommodations, taxes and service charges. For more information, visit Rico Suntours packages start at 3 nights for $373, double occupancy, including admission and roundtrip transportation to performances, half-day tour or Old San Juan or the Bacardi Distillery and hats or t-shirts. Additional amenities are available. For more information, please call (800) 844-2080.

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CONTACT: Victoria Martinez,, of Edelman,+1-212-704-8154, for The Puerto Rico Tourism Company

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