Bringing good Jazz & Blues to you!<br />BoqueteJazz & Blues Festival Foundation<br />
BoqueteJazz & Blues FestivalHistory, Problems, and Future<br />
History - 1<br />Founded by festival president Antonio Singh in cooperation with Anayansi Menéndez in 2007 as an annual Bo...
History - 2<br />Despite many problems the festival became a well-known fixture in Panama’s event calendar <br />World-cla...
Problems<br />Small town in rural area<br />Chronically underfunded. Hard to find enough sponsorships<br />Extremely small...
A new approach -1<br />Jazz festival goes Blues – 2 days of Jazz & Blues, 8 bands plus additional activities (art auction,...
A new approach -2<br />Reach out into Panamanian public through low ticket prices especially for minors and students<br />...
Vision, mission, dedication<br />OurvisionistofirmlyplaceBoquete on the national and international mapof jazz andblueseven...
 Let’s work together!<br />The festival is a community-, all-volunteer event – be a part of it!<br />You can help us creat...
BoqueteJazz & Blues FestivalBringing good Jazz & Blues to you!<br />Natural beauty, high mountains, two oceans, great wild...
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Boquete Jazz Festival

  1. 1. Bringing good Jazz & Blues to you!<br />BoqueteJazz & Blues Festival Foundation<br />
  2. 2. BoqueteJazz & Blues FestivalHistory, Problems, and Future<br />
  3. 3. History - 1<br />Founded by festival president Antonio Singh in cooperation with Anayansi Menéndez in 2007 as an annual Boquete Jazz Festival<br />All-volunteer event<br />Objectives:<br />Support Panamanian jazz musicians<br />Support musical education in schools<br />Enrich cultural life in Boquete<br />
  4. 4. History - 2<br />Despite many problems the festival became a well-known fixture in Panama’s event calendar <br />World-class international jazzbandswere added through personal connections of volunteers, namely Paul Day, the manager of the last three festivals.<br />Quality increased over the years despite extremely small budgets<br />Musicians loved to come to Boquete, felt being treated like royals<br />Renamed BoqueteJazz&Blues Festival (BJBF) for the 2012 festival<br />
  5. 5. Problems<br />Small town in rural area<br />Chronically underfunded. Hard to find enough sponsorships<br />Extremely small budgets<br />Low ticket prices ($15 seems to be a limit in Boquete)<br />Support by the expat community remained small<br />Limited outreach to Panamanian public<br />Never more than 300 tickets sold<br />2011 festival was only possible through private donations<br />
  6. 6. A new approach -1<br />Jazz festival goes Blues – 2 days of Jazz & Blues, 8 bands plus additional activities (art auction, free opening show on March 2nd)<br />Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival Foundation<br />New attractive bi-lingual website<br />Increased attendance by combining touristic attraction of Boquete/Chiriqui with the international attraction of world-class jazz & blues bands<br />Increased attraction for potential sponsors<br />Professional marketing, also on the international level<br />More merchandising (t-shirts, stickers, buttons, caps)<br />
  7. 7. A new approach -2<br />Reach out into Panamanian public through low ticket prices especially for minors and students<br />Series of free concerts in the park featuring local artists<br />Bi-lingual printed material <br />Open-air festival at the Feria de las Flores fairgrounds<br />Friends of BJBF Club<br />After parties Club-Crawl<br />Fundraising events (wine-tastings, music shows)<br />30% of the proceeds will be used to buy musical instruments for schools<br />
  8. 8. Vision, mission, dedication<br />OurvisionistofirmlyplaceBoquete on the national and international mapof jazz andblueseventsthatare not tobemissed. <br />Ourmissionisto promote themusicalartsandtourism in theChiriquihighlandsandbeyondbyattractinggrowingnumbersofPanamanianaswellas international music-lovers. <br />Ourdedicationistosupportmusicaleducationatschoolsin theBoquetearea.<br />
  9. 9. Let’s work together!<br />The festival is a community-, all-volunteer event – be a part of it!<br />You can help us create the greatest music event Boquete has ever seen!<br />Volunteer!<br />Be a sponsor!<br />Donate!<br />Attend fundraising events!<br />Buy merchandise!<br />Join the Friends of BJBF Club!<br />
  10. 10. BoqueteJazz & Blues FestivalBringing good Jazz & Blues to you!<br />Natural beauty, high mountains, two oceans, great wildlife, outdoor adventures, and a world class Jazz & Blues Festival - a winning formula!<br />Be a part of it!<br />

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