Edgar Dorantes Quartet at the 12 Festival Internacional de Jazz in Antigua Guatemala

Edgar Dorantes Quartet by Rudy Giron

As in previous years, once again I had the opportunity to attend one of the jazz recitals of the 12th International Jazz Festival at the Compañía de Jesús atrium. The Edgar Dorantes Quartet from Xalapa, Veracruz ignited the chilly night with a wonderful performance, a mixture of tried-and-tested classic pieces, latin jazz pieces and original material. This year the Festival Internacional de Jazz expanded to include performances in the cities of Antigua Guatemala, Cobán, Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango (Xela).

As some of you might recall, I love photographing concerts because of the colorful spot light and the play of light and shadows.

I took about 36 photographs and a few video clips, I am sharing three more images below and the closing Thelonious Monk piece. If you’re in Xela this Saturday (March 17), make sure you go see the Edgar Dorantes Quartet at the Teatro Municipal; the entrance will be free.

If you’re in Guatemala right now, don’t miss the remaining performances for this upcoming week. The 12 Festival Internacional de Jazz will close on Saturday, March 24.

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