Panama is, perhaps, one of the best places to host the celebration of jazz music. The founder of this event, Danilo Pérez states: "During a week in January, Panama becomes the capital of jazz in Latin America. The festival continues to grow every year and is now becoming a cultural event in Latin America, backed by the biggest supporters of jazz music on the planet. The original intention of the Grammy-winning pianist, Danilo Pérez, was to improve the lives of people through the exchange of musical experiences as listeners, onstage and in the classroom. The Panama Jazz Festival puts a greater emphasis on education. Classes are provided by some of the best music schools in the world, including the Paris Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico. Prospective music students will be able to listen to these schools during this year´s jazz festival. What attracts many people every year to this Latin America musical festival is not only the beauty of the art of jazz, but also the emphasis on education. The festival has given more than a million dollars in scholarships to students; it also brings art and music to poor communities in Panama. While the Panama Jazz Festival is an exclusive celebration of Jazz, it has gone beyond the music. The music festival has had a great influence in fortifying Panamanian culture and strengthens its economy by promoting tourism.In order to maintain the event in a cultural path to honor Panama, the festival offers Panamanian folk music and dance classes associated with the National Ballet of Panama. All the concerts take place in the most prestigious places in Panama City such as Panama´s National Theater, Anayansi Theater, and even Parque Catedral. With the opportunity to visit these historic sites and enjoy a concert, the Panamanian culture is also reinforced. Each year, the festival is dedicated to someone different. This year, the 9th Annual Panamá Jazz Festival is exclusively dedicated to the well-known Panamanian saxophonist Carlos Garnet—as one of the most renowned jazz musicians of the Panama-America, the award is well deserved. Gartnett Carlos has collectively worked with jazz legends such as Miles Davis, Art Blakey, among others. In addition to jazz music, Panama offers a variety of attraction for visitors such as an impeccable range of wildlife, exciting activities, and an interesting culture.