The Jazz Society of Ecuador

The Jazz Society of Ecuador is a volunteer society of musicians, music teachers, and jazz enthusiasts whose purpose is to present live jazz performances throughout Ecuador. It was founded in 2012 by Jim Gala, a jazz pianist from New York.  Read more…

Performances and Reservations

We perform Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30pm – 10:00pm.

The Jazz Society Café located on the 2nd floor (upstairs) of La Viña Italian restaurant.  La Viña provides the food & beverages using the same menu & prices as downstairs, and has a reputation for serving authentic Italian cuisine and pizza as the owner/chef is from Italy.

La Viña Restaurante
5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo
Cuenca, Ecuador (map)

Reservations & Inquiries

Become a Charter Member!

Contribute $100 now via Paypal to our Annual Fund Raising Drive, and become a Charter Member of The Jazz Society of EcuadorYour donation will help us continue our program of presenting world-class Live Jazz and Latin American music nightly, provide compensation to both our performing students as well as our professional jazz musicians, and continue our pro-bono program of free instruction in the art of improvisation to Ecuadorian conservatory students via The Jazz Society of Ecuador Student Education FundCharter Members also receive substantial discounts on tickets to our annual International Jazz Festivals, Members Only concerts, nightly admission charges and other JSE Special Events.  For more information, email:

For this week’s schedule, follow this link:

Our Mission Statement

“To add jazz to the cultural assets of Ecuador, to educate and nurture aspiring Ecuadorian musicians in the art of improvisation, to create a venue for them to perform before a live audience, to promote jazz events and festivals throughout Ecuador, and to welcome musicians from other countries to participate in our mission while enjoying the unique beauty and charm of Ecuador.”

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