The Jazz in the Park Festival is held in Bogotá in mid-September. Romantic melodies played on saxophones, pianos, and trumpets fill public spaces including the Simón Bolívar Park, National Park, Independence Park, and Renaissance Park. The public has the opportunity to explore a musical genre unfairly thought of as elitist, but which has made a significant contribution to local fusion and musical experimentation. The event, which is an important stage for student and local bands, was held for the first time in 1996 and has offered concerts by famous artists such as Avishai Cohen, Tamborun, Erik Truffaz, Sebastian Schunke, and Diego Valdés.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
In Bogotá travelers have access to a range of entertainment that includes around 50 museums, plus fine dining, lively nightlife, and nearby nature reserves.
- A “museum” of curiosities
- Educating Bogotá since 1604
- A legacy of architect Rogelio Salmona
- A performing arts hub
- The city’s founding mythology
- A popular writer’s hangout
- The history of a country
- City Heritage
- The glory days of Colombia’s stars
- A celebration of diversity