Bringing the spirit
of jazz to music

students in Cuba


To strengthen the ties between

us and to fulfill the dreams of

aspiring young Cuban musicians, we’ve embarked on a variety of musical and educational programs. We hope you’ll take a look at our projects and consider joining our musical dialogue.


Our extraordinary and talented Instrument Repair mavens have returned for a week at ‘el taller’ in Havana

to work again with their Cuban collaborators to repair as many instruments as possible in a 24 hour day x 1

week period. Eternal GRATITUDE. So far the shop

has repaired over 4100 instruments.




Petra Richterova

Horns to Havana is pleased to announce that master Cuban jazz musician, CHUCHO VALDÉS, has become a member of our Advisory Council.

The four Cuban professors, Victor Vargas, Yariel Hernandez, Enrique Rodriguez and Rodolfo Horta, had an amazing three days participating in the 18th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Many thanks to Jazz at Lincoln Center for this exquisite collaboration with Horns to Havana. We are planning now for 2015!