Season Launch Party

Get ready to CONNECT with us!

How do you connect to your roots, your community, your world? Join us in kicking off our 2022 season in style with a night of drinks, bites, giveaways, dancing, tunes by Cuban jazz pianist Nachito Herrera, DJ Ch'Varda—and more. This is your first chance to see the 2022 Festival line-up and experience a taste of the artistry with live performances. Be the first to buy tickets and plan your summer with the Festival!

Catering will be provided by Bourassa Catering with generous drink donations from Freixenet Cava.

¿Cómo te conectas con tus raíces, tu comunidad, tu mundo? Únete a nosotros para comenzar nuestra temporada 2022 con estilo en una noche de tragos, bocadillos, obsequios, baile, melodías del pianista de jazz cubano Nachito Herrera, DJ Ch'Varda y más. ¡Sé el primero en comprar entradas y planificar tu verano con el Festival!

La provisión de comida estará a cargo de Bourassa Catering con generosas donaciones de bebidas de Freixenet Cava.


Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for in-person attendance. Guests will be asked to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Additional precautions may be required based on public health guidance and City of New Haven policy effective April 29, 2022. 


Se requiere prueba de vacunación contra el COVID-19 para asistir en persona. Se les pedirá a los invitados que usen una máscara cuando no coman o beban. Es posible que se requieran precauciones adicionales según la guía de salud pública y la política de la ciudad de New Haven a partir del 11 de abril de 2022.

A sneak peek at Festival 2022!

Nachito Herrera

Ignacio “Nachito “Herrera Hot Classic Cuban Piano Latin Jazz stunned Cuban audiences at the age of 12, performing Rachmaninoff s Concerto No 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. He later joined the famed “Cubanismo ” as the lead pianist, arranger, and Musical Director. He was also a special guest for “Afrocuban All Stars." Nachito has played at many of the world’s finest concert halls and prestigious jazz festivals and has received many awards, including City Pages Best Jazz Artist for 4 years, Emmys, Grammys, Minnesota Music Awards, the Immigrants of Distinction Award, among many others. Nachito headlined the Havana Jazz Festival in January 2022 and has been playing with his own band, as well as with different projects and orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra (Marlene Pauley, Music Director), Youth Symphony, Metropolitan Orchestra, Cuban National Symphony, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Chippewa Valley Symphony, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Big Band, and many others. 

DJ Ch'Varda

Ch'Varda is a Producer/DJ/Artist based in CT. She started her journey back in 2015, and has been making music and art ever since. Ch'Varda's mixes are a reflection and expression of her love for music in all forms.

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