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We are proud to share with you important information about our educational programmes and our concerts, and to give you an opportunity to get to know us a little better.

The Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) concept was born when the internationally acclaimed “Micallef – Inanga” piano duo was invited to perform in Grand Cayman. Following their performance in 2001, the duo decided that the most appropriate response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback that they received was to create a unique festival primarily for the benefit of the Cayman Islands community.
Incorporated in 2003, CAF was originally formed as a three day event, committed to bringing world class offerings ranging from classical music to opera and jazz, while ensuring music education was among its core purposes. All visiting artists conduct workshops, master classes and/or concert demonstrations for the educational benefit of Cayman’s youth. These days, still following their original vision, and with a lot of work and support from sponsors and dedicated volunteers, CAF produces a two week annual festival, as well as piano concerts and other ad hoc events during the year, an afterschool programme, and many different projects that serve more than 250 musically inclined students.

We hope that after you have browsed our website, you will have a clearer picture of what CAF means to the Cayman Islands community, and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our events very soon! In the meantime, click here to check out our documentary - 2020: A Retrospective.

Dedicated to bringing world-class performing arts to the Cayman Islands to
inspire, entertain & educate.


Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, Cayman Arts Festival has been providing extra-curricular instrumental tuition to students from a number of Government Primary Schools across the island for the past five years. These group tuition lessons have targeted students who are musically inclined and have a passion for music, and with instruments provided by Cayman Arts Festival, the results have been spectacular.


Over the years, CAF has been able to present to its devoted audience a significant number of great performers such as Wayne Marshall (pianist, conductor, organist), Glen Inanga (pianist), Jennifer Micallef (pianist), John McLaughlin Williams (pianist, Grammy Award winner), the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, Cambridge Ensemble, Canadian Brass, Peter Dugan (pianist), String Fever Quartet, Harlem Gospel Choir, soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra with the Cayman National Choir, Amy Dickson (classical saxophonist), Danny Driver (pianist), Sodi Braide (pianist), Ingrid Schoenlaub (cellist) and many, many more.

Since 2016, more events have been added to the festival agenda. As CAF continued to invite more talented musicians to the Cayman Islands it became clear that the annual events held in February could not always accommodate visiting artists’ schedules. To ensure that no one would miss out on extraordinary performances that may not be available during the festival weeks, events were added in the autumn, with a major event held in November each year. Among the invitees were Elizabeth Pitcairn (violinist), Catrin Finch (harpist), Sheku Kanneh - Mason (cellist) and Isata Kanneh - Mason (pianist).

In 2016, CAF also began a piano concert series and have presented performances from pianists such as Allie Cortens, Glen Inanga, Matei Varga, Rebeca Omordia, Adam Heron and recently, Martin Roscoe, with all proceeds going toward various projects of the CAF after school programme.



Yannick Rieu Génération Quartet and Jazz in Trance

Thursday, May 25th | 6pm
George Town Public Library

A night of sensational jazz as two dynamic groups come together for an unforgettable concert experience! Yannick Rieu Génération Quartet and Jazz in Trance are joining forces to bring you an evening of exceptional music and incredible talent.

Jazz in Trance showcases a diverse repertoire of jazz music spanning from the 1930s to present day, featuring classic favorites, swing, blues, Latin and Caribbean rhythms. In addition to jazz standards, the band also incorporates contemporary hits from various genres such as disco, rock, and pop. Moreover, they also perform contemporary jazz tunes from movies and television shows.

For more information and to purchase or reserve tickets please contact us at enquiries@caymanartsfestival.com or tel. 922-5550.

Tickets price - KYD 30 for adults and KYD 10 for students (up to 18 years old).

Yannick Rieu Génération Quartet

Saturday, May 27th | 6pm
St. George's Anglican Church

Yannick Rieu Génération Quartet is known for their innovative approach to jazz, blending traditional jazz elements with modern influences to create a unique and exciting sound. Their musicians bring their own distinct styles to the table, resulting in a truly international jazz experience.

Recognized as one of the most talented jazz saxophonists in the world, Yannick Rieu is the recipient of the 18th Oscar Peterson Award, acknowledging his outstanding musicianship and exceptional contribution to the development of Canadian jazz. His music is best defined by its constant evolution.

Yannick Rieu leaves no one indifferent. Through his acoustic and electronic projects, he tackles music from multiple angles, while improvisation remains the cornerstone of his artistry. Always intense and intuitive, he plays tenor and soprano saxophone, obeying his own philosophy, without any compromise. As a creative artist, he constantly aims at giving sense to his music.(https://www.yannickrieu.com/)

For more information and to purchase or reserve tickets please contact us at enquiries@caymanartsfestival.com or tel. 922-5550.

Tickets price - KYD 30 for adults and KYD 10 for students (up to 18 years old).


Friday, June 2nd | 5pm
John Gray High School Performance Hall

"Stronger Together Choral Festival" proudly aims to bring together a wide range of our young people, in a celebration of music and song. It will involve singers from Cayman Youth Choirs, as well as at-risk youngsters from our Boyz2Men and RISE Girls organisations and students from The Lighthouse School, for students with individual learning challenges. Each organisation will have a workshop, led by Mark De-Lisser and supported by the CYC team, during which they will focus on one collaborative song and one song, just for that group of singers. (https://markdelisser.com/).

At the end of the week we hope that all our young people will come together to share their performances in a Gala Concert, which will showcase the unifying power of music and song; all of Cayman's youth coming together to sing, regardless of the school they attend, the district they live in, or the individual challenges they may face. We are truly "Stronger Together."

For more information and to purchase or reserve tickets please contact us at enquiries@caymanartsfestival.com or tel. 922-5550.

Tickets price - CI$ 20 (adults), Kids under 16 FREE
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P.O. BOX 11811, KY1-1009,
Geroge Town Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
(345) 922-5550