Oasis Hotels & Resorts will host its sixth annual Oasis Jazz U Festival from May 20-27 at the newly renovated Oasis Arena at Grand Oasis Cancun.
Widely regarded for bringing together some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, hotel guests and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an eclectic mix of performances at the resort that the brand affectionately calls the “Grandmaster of Fun.” As part of the all-inclusive concept, the events will be offered complimentary to all Oasis guests.
Marcus Miller, American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, will headline the festival’s first show on May 20. The two-time Grammy winning artist has collaborated with trumpeter legend Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, singer Luther Vandross and saxophonist David Sanborn and at Grand Oasis Cancun, will follow a performance by Daniel Peñalver, Cuban saxophonist and flutist, performing with his Latin Project band that includes trumpeter Freddie Hendrix and pianist Elio Villafranca.
The following week, Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist and singer will take the Oasis Arena stage. The four-time Grammy-winning performer was the first jazz artist to win Best New Artist in 2011. The festival will kick off with a performance by Hiram Gómez, Mexico City born bassist and composer with a passion for jazz fusion, on May 18 at Kinky Night Club at Grand Oasis Cancun.
“The Oasis Hotels & Resorts entertainment team has put together an impressive mix of talent for this year’s Oasis Jazz U Festival, an event that each year draws more attendees and continues to solidify itself as one of our brand’s biggest draws,” said Jesus Almaguer, director of marketing and communications for Oasis Hotels & Resorts. “This will be the first time we host the festival at our newly-renovated arena and we expect the venue’s new technology and lighting equipment to take this event to the next level.”