Shows 2017-06-03T23:57:36+00:00

Costa Rica

Nature Sets the Stage for Beautiful Music

The Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet will perform 3 themed concerts featuring the perfect music for the quiet, elegant ambiance of each venue. Concerts one and two will be in an indoor/outdoor restaurant with the commanding Arenal Volcano in the background. Dr. Doris Wright Carroll will moderate a “Salon” presentation with participation by the members of the Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet and the audience to discuss Jazz and Nature. Hotel Bougainvillea’s magnificent botanic gardens will host the farewell concert in an intimate and romantic setting.

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  • June 26, 2017: Costa Rican Tribute Concert
  • June 27, 2017: Nature & Jazz Salon Presentation
  • June 28, 2017: Lullaby of Rainland Concert
  • June 30, 2017: The Contemporaries Concert

Volcano Concert

A Costa Rican Tribute

After experiencing the rainforest on the Aerial Tram (with optional ziplining!), enjoy an elegant dinner at Hotel Arenal Manoa followed by your first showcase concert featuring the Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet.

A Costa Rican Tribute will feature a mixture of originals and arrangements of popular standards set to the infectious Latin grooves commonly heard in Costa Rica and other Latin communities. The Arenal Volcano will provide a perfect backdrop to this exclusively intimate musical event.


Salon Presentation

After a relaxing day at the hotel or enjoying one of the fun optional activities, join Dr. Doris Wright Carroll and the members of the Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet for a 90-minute Salon Presentation discussing Nature & Jazz at the base of Arenal Volcano.

Dr. Doris Wright Carroll is Associate Professor at Kansas State University, where she specializes in multicultural and online education. In July 2007, she spoke about women in jazz at Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano held during the Costa Rican International Jazz Festival. Previous research and presentations on Women in Jazz have been delivered at International Conference of the International Association for Jazz Education.


Volcano Reprise Concert

Lullaby of Rainland

After a relaxing day at The Springs Hot Springs, enjoy another intimate and elegant dinner concert at your hotel featuring the Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet.

Lullaby of Rainland will combine a mixture of uniquely arranged standards from the American Songbook with an emphasis on lush, romantic and swinging melodies. Once again, Arenal will be the “back scrim” on nature’s stage during this highly romantic concert setting.


Botanic Garden Concert

The Contemporaries

After marveling at the rainforest, waterfalls, animals and flowers at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, return to the tropical oasis gardens at Hotel Bougainvillea for a romantic, intimate farewell concert with the Quintet.

The Garden Contemporaries will showcase a mixture of new music from members of the Quintet, as well as more cutting edge contemporary jazz offerings. With the Hotel Bougainvillea’s magnificent botanic gardens as the setting, this farewell musical salute is a great way to fondly remember your Costa Rica Jazz Getaway!