Guitar maestro John McLaughlin and pianist Chick Corea are two of the stars returning for this year’s Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary. It will be John McLaughlin’s last concert and he will pay tribute to the legendary Spanish guitar player and longtime friend Paco de Lucia who lived in Playa del Carmen for many years and died in 2014.
The Jazz Festival line up is expected to feature musicians and groups from previous years who will also pay their own tribute to Fernando Toussaint, the Mexican jazz musician and Playa resident who founded the event and who passed away in 2016.
The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival takes place, November 30 to December 2 at Playa Mamitas in Playa del Carmen. Free admission.