November 22 - 24, 2012,  Mamita's Beach in Playa del Carmen, with its turquoise waters and sandy beaches, will once again host the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary featuring jazz greats from around the world. Under a sky full of stars, the festival will present Poncho Sanchez, Wayne Shorter Quartet, John Scofield, Pete Escovedo, Joseph D'Etienne Big Band and other legends for three nights of free-flowing jazz on the big stage.

In 2002, Fernando Toussaint, RMJF organizer was asked what he hoped to accomplish with this jazz festival. He told the media, "I want to show that jazz can be fun. Not just the men in black suits with ties. I want to show a new era of jazz." Looking back over 10 years and countless happy jazz fans....work-a-day people and executives of industry alike... all with their bare feet in the sand, it is obvious that the goal has been reached."

 

10th Annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival