From May 17th through May 19th, 2007George Wein and Festival Productions present the seventh annual JVC Jazz Festival – Miami. This year’s festival takes place Thursday, May 17th through Saturday, May 19th, 2007 and will feature a diverse lineup of performers focusing on musical styles from South, Central and North America. The 2007 JVC Jazz Festival Miami will present great music in venues throughout the Miami area, this year including the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts’ Knight Concert Hall, the Van Dyke Café, The Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club and the North Beach Bandshell. Saturday, May 19th at the Knight Concert Hall, The JVC Jazz Festival – Miami presents Bebel Gilberto and Federico Aubele. This will be the debut performance for Brazil’s Bebel Gilberto at the Hall, hot on the heels of her third CD release, Memento. Buenos Aries native, Federico Aubele, opens the night at 8:00 p.m. The group Sidetepper will be performing at the North Beach Bandshell on May 18th. With a history winding from Bogota to London and back again, this group, with influences from electronic music to Salsa, will have the audience moving from start to finish. Other artists scheduled to appear include Arturo Sandoval on Thursday, May 17th and Dave Samuels & The Caribbean Jazz Project on Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, both at the Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club, and Grady Tate at the Van Dyke Café on May 18th, 2007.