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William “Doc” Jones and Lorah Myner of the International Jazz Day Arizona Foundation, along with businessman Eduardo “Lalo” Gónzalez, recently met with Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro and together announced jazz will be returning to Puerto Peñasco in April.
The International Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place April 23rd, plans to turn the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate into its stage – celebrating that both jazz and the Pinacate are honored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as parts of our world heritage. In November 2011, the UNESCO selected April 30th as International Jazz Day, which is celebrated across the globe on that day. Here in Puerto Peñasco, we have the privilege of getting an early taste of jazz in the desert.
Mayor Munro was pleased to announce, “We are once again picking up the very important International Jazz Day event, and hope to continue to generate a series of events throughout the year that will both boost employment and bring an important economic boost to our community. Our objective is clear, to place Puerto Peñasco as the best tourism destination and beach in northern Mexico, and for the southern U.S.”
“Doc” Jones, Executive Director of International Jazz Day in Arizona, expressed his commitment to support aspiring young musicians in Puerto Peñasco through the donation of musical instruments and music workshops for children and youth at the Puerto Peñasco Music School.
Jones and Myner furthered they would be actively promoting Puerto Peñasco’s International Jazz Festival in the U.S., inviting all jazz lovers to plan on spending an unforgettable April night under the stars at Arizona’s preferred beach destination just south of the border.