Thursday Friday

Tickets will be sold at:
Addo's Bookstore, Flamingo Bookstore, Hotel Rochaline, It Rains Fishes, Plaza Resort Bonaire, Little Havana and Sense.

Your reserved tickets will be available at
concert entrance until 7 pm.


Bon Bini

Dear music lovers,

We are looking back to a very successful 8th Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival that took place July 27, 28 and 29, 2012.

The festival was opened on Friday evening by the Lt. Governor of Bonaire, Mrs. Dr. Lydia Emerencia. Some 200 people were present at the opening event that took place at Fort Oranje in down town Kralendijk. Performances of the trio of Gaby Mercera from Bonaire, Frankie Janga and band fram Aruba as well as Hershel Rosaio and Irma Philbert from Curacao were all very impressive and the audience loved it.

The festivalís main concert on Saturday at Plaza Resort Bonaire was attended by some 900 people, a new record for the Bonaire Jazz Festival, and this most probably had to do with the great line up of artists that the organization was able to present. Rina Mushonga, (here parents are from Zimbabwe and the Netherlands) and born in India, presented her own original compositions and really impressed the audience. World star Candy Dulfer and her band took the stage and gave an impressive concert, of a very high quality as nearly never experienced on our small island. At about midnight, Bachata singer Yoskar Sarante and band started their performance and it was very satisfying to see how much local people and tourists were totally in Bachata mood. It was not easy to stand still and the entire audience was dancing.

On Sunday at the Bonaire Jam Fest at Divi Flamingo some 150 people joined the delicious barbecue when some musicians that earlier performed at the festival, accompanied by some local artists as well as visiting musicians and children participated in different jam sessions, hosted by Jasper Blokzijl.

All together, we are looking back to a very successful event and the organization would like to thank all sponsors, the technical suppliers, volunteers and visitors for participating in this 8th edition of the Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival.

Keep checking this website on a regular basis as we will start organizing next yearís event pretty soon!

We hope to see you at the 9th Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival in 2013!

With musical regards,

The Bonaire Jazz Foundation

Click here for the program and line-up!