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PR Newswire (U.S.)

Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest Kicks Off June 2nd

Premier Annual Event Draws Thousands of Jazz Fans

19 May 2005
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Warm weather, beautiful beaches, diverse activities and authentic Latin culture, cuisine and history -- these are the experiences thousands of jazz lovers will enjoy at the 15th Annual Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest taking place June 2-5, at the Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan.

The Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest features Latin Jazz every night, and has become the premier jazz event in the Caribbean, among the most respected by musicians. This year's scheduled performers include Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, Al Di Meola, Nestor Torres, the Roy Haynes Quartet, Paoli Mejias, Gal Costa, Jon Faddis, the Miguel Zenon Quartet and the Count Basie Orchestra with Patti Austin.

"We are proud to once again be hosting this prestigious event in Puerto Rico, showcasing some of the best jazz talent from around the world," said Terestella Gonzalez Denton, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). "During and after the festival we encourage music lovers to explore the island and enjoy the many natural wonders of Puerto Rico."

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover interesting and inviting sites beyond what surrounds San Juan's vibrant, historic city. Whether looking for a relaxing island escape on Vieques, a golf or scuba vacation in Fajardo, an adventure trip amidst tropical rainforests, or a getaway rich in history and culture in Porta del Sol, the island of Puerto Rico offers all these experiences and more.

Travel Packages and Tickets to JazzFest

Heineken JazzFest packages are available through Rico Suntours and start at 3 nights for $437, double occupancy, including admission and roundtrip transportation to performances, half-day tour of Old San Juan and the Bacardi Distillery. Additional amenities are available. For more information, please call (800) 844-2080 or visit .

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 .

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