17th Jazz al Parque, Bogotá

It did what it said on the tin – jazz in a park. Last weekend saw the 17th incarnation of Bogota’s ‘Jazz al Parque’, a jazz festival held both down south in Plaza Ferial de 20 de Julio and up north in leafy Parque Metropolitano El Country. As it was my week as staff photographer at Plaza Capital, Universidad del Rosario’s student news website, it was my heavy duty to head out to both Plaza Ferial and the Country Club and groove around with Bogota’s (inexplicably, almost universally good looking) appreciators of weird time signatures and a good trumpet solo. If I hadn’t been drowning under homework and had a little time to spare it might’ve even been a relaxing way to pass the weekend. Anyway, the little I saw was a lot of fun and resulted in this gallery, a joint effort by myself and Paula, an excellent photographer from my Periodismo Gráfico class who, for some reason, wasn’t credited on the website.

Heading up to the Caribbean, to Santa Marta and Parque Nacional Tayrona in a few days! Stay tuned.

Raul Platz

Raul Platz

Big Band Bogotá

Big Band Bogotá – freestyle rap over a John Cage composition

Big Band Bogotá

Wouldn’t be a Colombian jazz festival without a random Pacífico band.

Random Pacífico Band

Random Pacífico Band

Julián Gomez Cuarteto

Julián Gomez Cuarteto

Julián Gomez Cuarteto

Hofman Álvarez

Hofman Álvarez

De Países Project

De Países Project

De Países Project

De Países Project

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