The celebration will showcase the cultural/musical contributions of Latin Jazz, with an emphasis on Afro-Caribbean and Latin American influences. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy a diverse array of food, music, dance, and artistry. There will be booth space available for Bay Area merchants, food vendors, artisans, and community organizations.
Confirmed artists include, the headliner, Bobi Céspedes; Four-time Grammy winner, Oscar Hernández and his Laitn jazz quintet, Alma Libre; Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava; René Escovedo Latin Jazz Ensemble; Latin Rhythm Boys featuring Grammy award recipient, vocalist Carlos Rosario; Ricky's Grupo Afro-Nativo, MC & DJ, radio personality, Luis Medina.
As part of its community outreach efforts, Montuno Productions will seek to bring small, independently owned, local businesses, community organizations, and music fans together with the goal of making a positive contribution to the arts and the economic and cultural vibrancy, resiliency, and strength of East Bay communities.
This one-of-a-kind Latin Jazz festival will be held at Rowell Ranch in Castro Valley, a picturesque park-like venue surrounded by hills, with easy access from Highway 580; ten minute drive from Hayward, and 10 to 15 minutes from Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore.
General admission: $30.00
Gate (door) admission: $35.00
Parking: $5.00 (cash upon entrance/arrival)
*IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of June 15th, 2021, the State of California re-opened the economy. As it relates to outdoor events like the Bay Area Latin Jazz Festival, there will no longer be capacity limitations, or physical distancing requirements. Regarding the use of face coverings (masks), as the producer of the festival, Montuno Productions will follow California Department of Public Health guidelines.