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Pat Metheny Cuba Experience

1.9.2020

FIESTA DEL TAMBOR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE WITH PAT METHENY

MARCH 26 - 30, 2020

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

20X GRAMMY AWARD WINNER PAT METHENY’S CUBA DEBUT!
*EXPERIENCE AN EXCLUSIVE AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY PAT METHENY
*OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PAT METHENY
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS AT FIESTA DEL TAMBOR - HAVANA’S ICONIC RHYTHM & DANCE FESTIVAL
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF HAVANA - CLASSIC CARS, HEMINGWAY HOUSE, GOURMET FOOD, OLD HAVANA WALKING TOUR, NIGHTLIFE
**VISIT THE CUBAN COUNTRYSIDE


*INCLUDED IN THE VIP PACKAGE
**INCLUDED IN THE PINAR DEL RIO PACKAGE

FEATURED CITIES

HAVANA AND VINALES VALLEY

TRIP OVERVIEW

A rare tour to experience Cuba with 20x Grammy Winner and music legend, Pat Metheny as part of the Fiesta del Tambor Rhythm and Dance Festival in Havana! Pat will debut in Cuba for the first time in his 40 year career!

Experience Pat in public and intimate settings in Havana, meet Pat and enjoy exclusive access to Fiesta del Tambor. In addition to this special music moment in Cuba, enjoy the old-world charm of Havana and rural scenery of Vinales, experience delicious food at Havana’s top restaurants, and be totally immersed in the rich history and culture of Cuba.  At night you can go to any number of shows going on at venues all over Havana for Fiesta del Tambor. 

Our mission at Blue Note Travel is to immerse you in this passionate culture to truly have you experience Cuba just like a local. Support for the Cuba people travel allows even the most seasoned travelers to view Cuba through the lens of the musicians, dancers, artists and locals— an experience that is difficult to find anywhere else in the world. 

PACKAGES

Exclusive Pat Metheny Experience VIP – $8199
SAVE $300 When You Book in January 2020!

Includes private performance & Meet and Greet w/ Pat Metheny

Exclusive access to Pat Metheny’s debut performance at the Karl Marx Theater (preferred seating included)
All Access Pass to festival events (preferred seating included at main events)
Exclusive VIP Blue Note gala in Havana
Additional Blue Note approved concerts, dance, and art activities
Cuba visa (shipping included)
Daily breakfast at your hotel
All lunches at Cuba’s top paladares or privately run restaurants
One upscale welcome dinner
Compliance with US Treasury Department regulations
Pre-trip departure information
All local air conditioned ground transportation including airport transfers
Lodging at Melia Cohiba in Havana (other lodging options available upon request)
Guaranteed small group size, no more than 10 people
Expert Blue Note tour leader and additional expert guides

Fiesta del Tambor + Pinar del Rio Tobacco Farm – $5999
Includes Pinar del Rio Tobacco Farm Excursion

Exclusive access to Pat Metheny’s debut performance at the Karl Marx Theater (preferred seating included)
All Access Pass to festival events (preferred seating included at main events)
Exclusive VIP Blue Note event
Additional Blue Note approved concerts, dance, and art activities
Cuba visa (shipping included)
Daily breakfast at your hotel
All lunches at Cuba’s top paladares or privately run restaurants
One upscale welcome dinner
Destinations include Havana and Pinar del Rio
Compliance with US Treasury Department regulations
Pre-trip departure information
All local air conditioned ground transportation including airport transfers
Lodging at Melia Cohiba in Havana (other lodging options available upon request)
Guaranteed small group size, no more than 10 people
Expert Blue Note tour leader and additional expert guides

*Airfare, tips and gratuities not included in package price. This trip to Cuba is legally compliant with current legal OFAC regulations.*

 

 

20-time Grammy winning guitarist Pat Metheny has announced an extended run of dates around the world for 2020 under the auspices of “An Evening with Pat Metheny”. Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career.

Antonio Sanchez - Joining Pat this year once again will be his long-time drummer Antonio Sanchez who has been his most consistent associate in a huge variety of settings since 2000. “Antonio is always incredible. He is one of the greatest drummers of all time and the fact that we have been able to share so much music together over these years is something really special for both of us. And I am so proud of all his recent successes with the “Birdman” score.” Antonio’s score for the Oscar winning Alejandro G. Innaritu film was nominated for a Golden Globe award and 2016 Grammy award as well as dozens of other prizes around the world. Pat goes on to say “Being on the bandstand with Antonio is like nothing else I have ever experienced with any other musician. He has the capacity to listen and be inside the music with an intensity that is unique. That focus, combined with his truly otherworldly skills on the kit puts him his own category.”

Linda May Han Oh - Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh has been extremely active on the New York scene for the past few years, playing with many of the major musicians in the community as well as performing and recording on her own. Metheny continues “I love to follow who the new players around town and I go out often to check out what everyone is doing. The first time I heard Linda, she immediately went to the top of my list of candidates. She has everything I always am looking for; great time, great notes and a lot of imagination. But the most important thing I am always searching for in any musician is an elusive and hard to describe quality that embodies a certain communicative ability to connect - not just to the other musicians, but to the audience as well. Linda has that. When we got together, she was so easy to play with. I am really excited to get the chance to play with Linda.”

Gwilym Simcock - Rounding out the ensemble is British pianist Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years. Metheny: “I first heard about Gwilym on a trip to London a few years back when someone at a radio station gave me his debut record while mentioning to me that he had often spoken of his interest in this music having been sparked by his exposure to one of my early records, again one of the most flattering things imaginable. When I listened to his CD, I became an instant fan; Gwilym is simply one of the best piano players I have heard in a long, long time. After trying to find time to get together over a number of years, in 2014 I was finally able to stay over after a gig in London do some playing. We had planned on getting together for a few hours or so but wound up playing continuously for an entire afternoon. I have only ever had that kind of communication and ease of playing with another musician a handful of times over the years to that degree. I am so excited to get the chance to play with Gwilym and there seems to be enormous potential there for us to develop a really unique way of playing together.”

The Music - As to what the performances will be like as the year unfolds Metheny says, “It could really be anything and everything. I have already written a bunch of new music (which we recorded and will be released in February, 2020) inspired just by the thought of this presentation, but at this stage, I have so much music and it all is kind of one big thing for me without borders or distinctions between this period or that period. With Antonio, Linda and Gwilym, I think we could and will do a wide range of music from my entire career - and maybe uncover what the next period has in store as well".

 

HOW TO BOOK

Call to book a tour:
800-747-6042
or send an email:
cuba@bluenotetravel.com