The saying goes, “In Cuba, when you turn over a rock a musician pops out.” The rich and diverse musical history of Cuba is one of the many cultural forces that sets the island nation apart from almost anywhere in the world. We design custom trips for radio stations, musicians, institutions and groups with the desire of performing in Cuba, bringing their fan base for the experience, collaborating with Cuban musicians, recording and most importantly, sharing the experience with the Cuban people.
Havana Jazz Festival
Since 2004, We have organized annual trips to the Havana Jazz Festival, one of the most important and most popular jazz festivals in the world since 1979. For well over a decade, We have organized fan trips, as well as partnered with radio stations, musicians and institutions to organize specialized tours to this acclaimed event where some of the greatest jazz performers and legends of all time have performed, such as Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Haden, Roy Hargrove, Carmen McRae, Michel Legrand, Ivan Lins, Ronnie Scott and a multitude of others.
New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band
In December of 2015, we produced an unprecedented event with the legendary New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and over 300 of their fans! Not only did the orchestra give the opening night concert, produced by Cuba Tours and Travel, 300 of their fans were offered the trip of a lifetime to see their favorite band in Cuba! The orchestra enjoyed one of their most successful concerts and fundraising efforts and made history in the process!
Terry Miller’s Kids
A charitable organization devoted to the arts, Terry’s Kids provides education, individual and group instruction, clinics, concerts, studio and live performance projects for kids of all ages. Last year, Terry’s Kids made it to Cuba with the kids for a Music Exchange program that undoubtedly changed the lives of all the participants from both the US and Cuba.
Mariachi USA Festival
After 27 years of producing their world-renowned festival at the Hollywood Bowl, MARIACHI USA invites you to accompany a stellar group of Mariachi musicians from the United States on their historic, first visit and performance in Cuba. This landmark meeting in October 2016, between the people of Havana and this legendary Mexican music that is beloved in Cuba, is another ground-breaking, history-making tour by Cuba Tours and Travel.