My Heart is in Havana

My Heart is in Havana


Sep 05 2020


6:00 pm
Red Cliffs Lodge


Red Cliffs Lodge
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

My Heart is in Havana with Paquito D’Rivera

Master Cuban clarinetist and saxophone virtuoso and multi-GRAMMY-winner Paquito D’Rivera returns to Moab with his jazz quintet. Paquito brings the heart of Cuba’s melody, rhythm, and sentiment  to the banks of the Colorado River at Red Cliffs Lodge. MMF strings will join Paquito and his quintet for the rousing finale of the concert. The intermission sunset alone is worth the price of admission!

Formerly an historic Moab ranch, the scenic resort includes the Castle Creek Winery and the Cowboy Grill. This spectacular location and environs have appeared in numerous films and commercials. A free museum honoring the area’s cowboy and film heritage is located on site.

Artists & Program



  • Paquito D’Rivera Quintet: 
  • Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet, saxophone
  • Diego Urcola, trumpet, valve trombone
  • Hamish Smith, bass
  • Alex Brown, piano
  • Eric Doob, percussion
  • Festival Strings:
  • Pamela Frank,violin
  • Ayano Ninomiya, violin
  • Arnaud Sussmann, violin
  • Cynthia Phelps, viola
  • Leslie Tomkins, viola
  • Jay Campbell, cello
  • Ronald Thomas, cello
  • Program to be announced from the stage.
  • Repertoire to be announced from the stage.

Important Details

Red Cliffs Lodge is located at mile post 14, Hywy. 128, out of Moab.
4:45 departure – A free Festival Shuttle is available, leaving at 4:45 pm from the Trail Hub parking lot across from Lions Park. Free parking at the south side parking lot at the junction of US Rte 191 & Scenic Byway Rte 128. To reserve a seat on the shuttle bus, please call the box office at 435.259.7003.

5:00 pm on-site box office opens. 5:30 pm Lawn & tent seating opens.

The Festival Tent is set up beside the Colorado River, at Red Cliffs Lodge. Chairs are provided for Tent seating. Concert goers may bring a blanket or camp chairs for lawn seating.

Children under 6 (including infants) are welcome to join their parents in the lawn areas. Please monitor your children.

Comfortable clothing suitable for the outdoor venue is recommended, including a light sweater or windbreaker as weather can be unpredictable.

Patrons with special needs should contact the box office well in advance to arrange accommodations.

No pets please.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The River Deck will be open from 4:30 – 6 pm, adjacent to the concert area, with no reservations required. No outside food or drink is allowed at the concert venue.

Dinner is also available pre- and post-concert at Red Cliffs’ Cowboy Grill, inside Red Cliffs Lodge. For restaurant reservations, call Red Cliffs Lodge at 435.259.2002.

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