Our Havana Jazz Festival Tour is the ultimate VIP small group tour of the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival, curated by professional musicians and musicologists from Cuba and the United States. The best and most unique Cuba Tour for musicians and music lovers.
The Jazz Plaza Festival is the most important Music Event in Cuba and usually features some of the most popular and up n’ coming artists from Cuba and around the world. In the past, there have been performances from artists such as Chucho Valdés, Telmary, Joe Lovano, Snarky Puppy, Alain Pérez, Interactivo, Daymé, Los Van Van, Hector Quintana, Muñequitos de Matanzas, Pedrito Martinez, Cimafunk, Ruy López-Nussa, Dave Weckl, Horacio Hernández (El Negro), Habana de Primera, Rumbatá, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and much more!
This Havana Jazz Festival Tour is definitely for the music lover! If you are looking for an immersive and unique music tour experience of Cuba, our Havana Jazz Festival tour is your way to go. We, as musicians, will offer you a different perspective on Cuban music, culture, and history. Let us show you this beautiful island through music.
You will experience many different styles of music each day and see some of the best artists in all of Cuba in one diverse musical week. With your VIP pass, we will attend some of the most popular music venues in Cuba, like La Zorra y El Cuervo, Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Hotel Nacional, Teatro Nacional, and much more! Together we will discover the new and younger artists rising within the Cuban and Latin American music scenes.
While traveling with us, you will have accommodation options like a Hotel or a Private/Group Villa Casa Particular (private home/apartment Bnb style). In the case of the Group Villa Casa, you will share the place with your small group of no more than 12 people per tour group. Each morning will be an array of different fruits, Cuban coffee, eggs, bread, juices, and more.
Expect to dive deeper into Cuban culture, history, and people’s connection through music and art. The Havana Jazz Plaza Festival Tour will feature art and history museums with local multi-lingual professional tour guides. You can discover and appreciate craft stores and paladares (private restaurants) that the Cuban people have worked so hard to create.
That’s right. Your days and nights in Cuba will be filled with musical events, cultural immersion, performances, dance lessons, music education, and some free time! You will enjoy a VIP music tour with professional musicians who know the music of Cuba better than any other tour agency.
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“My wife and 26 year old son spent 9 days of amazing immersion in the jazz music scene in Havana hosted by Havana Music Tours. We had been to the jazz festival in 2015 with Blue Note and had a great time, but Havana Music Tours blew that experience out of the water! Led by the founders Chaz Chambers and his Cuban wife Yami – he is a professional drummer and she is musicologist – we not only saw an extraordinary array of world class performances – including an incredible performance by Los Van Van in an out door square – but also met a wide variety of musicians, all of whom were friends with Chaz and Yami. The customisation of our tour was also incredible and impressive – including a Cuban drum lesson for our son, a hip hop rooftop party and a private performance in a private residence/restaurant, and watching the students of the performing arts HS rehearse for the performance at the Teatro Nacionale.
I am also really interested in the dance world in Havana and they were able to arrange visits to 4 companies to observe class and talk with the artistic directors.
Havana can also be a little tricky to navigate, both from a language and transportation perspective and nothing was too much (or too late at night) for the Havana Music team.
I would strongly recommend them if you are considering a trip to Cuba and love Cuban music and culture!”
– Chris J. (New York)
“What a full and fulfilling trip! Chaz, his wife, Yami, and their team provided a most excellent Cuba experience! We went to Cuba with Havana Music Tours for the January Jazz Festival. This small-group tour was packed full of music – as much as anyone on the tour could ever want. And, in addition, we dove into the culture, food, and history. Chaz, Yami and all the tour guides are musicians, which made the Jazz Festival experience that much more fun and educational. You can clearly see the entire team is passionate about the music, culture, and Cuba. Besides the music, we toured and learned about the history of Cuba, Havana in particular, farms and farming, music education in Cuba, and Cubans’ daily lives and various religions. Cuba has been on my husband’s and my bucket list for years – we could not have asked for a better trip experience for this bucket-list item! And, I cannot say enough about how attentive the entire team was. From Chaz answering all my pre-trip questions about traveling to Cuba (from a novice traveler) to Chaz’s head-counts every time our group got back on the bus. For all of our experiences, I felt safe and attended to. The casa particular we stayed in was clean and relaxing with very friendly staff. The restaurants and food we were introduced to were delicious. The 1950s car pick-up when we arrived at the airport – everything was perfect! For anyone considering a visit to Cuba, Havana Music Tours offers several tour types, and a person could not ask for a better team to tour with.”
-Kathy O. (Washington)
‘Thanks to Chaz and his terrific team, the Havana Jazz Festival was a wonderful experience. The music happens in theaters and clubs all over the city, and having attended 5 years ago on our own, we know how hard it is to navigate the experience. Havana Music Tours makes it easy. They know the music and the musicians, and we enjoyed great music everyday without any hassle. The accommodations were 1st class and the food was amazing. My wife and I could not have been happier with every aspect of the trip.”
-Allan K. (California)