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Renee Olstead sings The Great American Songbook With the Frost Concert Jazz Band

Saturday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m.

Olstead has toured extensively and appeared as a musical guest on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, just to name a few. Renee’s debut album received a Grammy nomination and a subsequent soundtrack placement earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture “Christmas in Love”. Her collaboration with … +

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The Joshua Redman Quartet Adrienne Arsht Center | Knight Concert Hall

Jan 18, 8pm

It’s Friday Night Jazz with the Joshua Redman Quartet. Internationally acclaimed saxophone master Joshua Redman is renowned for his sound and boundless creativity. In this highly-anticipated performance, Joshua performs with his quartet – pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Ben Williams and drummer Obed Calvaire. Expect an exceptional performance from this group of musicians The New York Times described as “feverish and soulful”. Get … +

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“South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall” Presents The Randy Brecker Quintet

Friday, January 18 – 8:00 p.m.

Bailey Hall is on the Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus 3501 SW Davie Rd. Davie, FL 33314 Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker was born in Philadelphia to a musical family that included his late brother Michael, a remarkably influential tenor saxophone innovator. The brothers had created individually successful careers, but they shared a very special bond, often working together from 1975 … +

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra The Legend Lives On

Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 p.m.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. … +

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French Horn Collective at Jazz@MOCA

Fri Jan 25, 2019

The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and modern original French music throughout South Florida. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, the diverse group consists of anywhere from 3 to 8 highly talented musicians from a myriad of musical backgrounds, with instrumentation including trumpet, guitar, … +

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Carlos Averhoff Jr brings his ensemble to Arts Garage

Friday, December 21, 8:00 pm

Carlos Averhoff Jr brings his ensemble to Arts Garage. Averhoff is a Grammy-nominated artist with the album “Buena Vista presents Omara Portuondo.” He is an artist of Inner Circle Music Jazz Label and former educator at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. His music brings a unique sound, blending a new hybrid sound of modern Jazz influenced by Cuban and African … +

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Jazz at MOCA × The Miami Big Sound Orchestra

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Hailing from all over the western hemisphere, the members of the MBSO are all veteran Miami musicians who have performed and toured with artists such as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Issac Delgado, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Rey Ruiz, Tito Nieves, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers, to name a few The band’s repertoire, inspired by the music of … +

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ARTEMIS: Great women in Jazz at the Arsht Center

Hailing from America, Canada, France, Chile, Israel and Japan, ARTEMIS is an extraordinary all-star group comprised of seven of the finest performers in jazz today, gender irrelevant. The band features a powerful front line of A-list musicians in trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana and clarinetist Anat Cohen; a virtuosic rhythm section of pianist and music director Renee Rosnes, bassist Noriko … +

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Jazz at MOCA × Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet

Friday, November 30, 2018, 8pm | Free. Rain or shine.

Ashley Pezzotti is a vocalist currently living in Miami, Florida. At the young age of 21 years old, Ashley has already performed with Grammy award winning artists including Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Chick Corea, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vampire Weekend, and Arturo Sandoval. Born in Queens, New York, Ashley discovered her love for music when her Dominican father would sing her classic Spanish … +

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South Motors Jazz Series presents Christian McBride’s New Jawn

Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m.

Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in a city steeped … +

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A Night of Jo Lawry: Frost Extensions, Frost Jazz Vocal I, and Frost Jazz Vocal 2

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:30 – 9pm

Top student vocal groups, directed by Kate Reid and Charlie Christenson, join songwriter and jazz/pop vocalist Jo Lawry, hailed as a “singer of dazzling self-possession” by The New York Times, on expanded arrangements of original material from her 2017 album The Bathtub and the Sea, as well as other jazz, pop, and rock tunes. Jo Lawry, singer-songwriter Kate Reid, director of Frost … +

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The U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Nov 12, 2018

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, has played with the likes of Ray Charles and Branford Marsalis. They celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary by highlighting their legacy of innovation, with music from John Coltrane, Artie Shaw, and Clark Terry, as well as their world-class current repertoire. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble William C. Mulligan, senior chief … +

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South Motors Jazz Series presents David Sanborn

Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m.

One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists for six decades and counting, David Sanborn is a jazz musician at heart, but has transcended genres and musical boundaries throughout his entire career. Rolling Stone says, “Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades, David Sanborn has earned an identity all his own. He’s jazz, he’s funk, he’s soul, he’s pop, he’s … +

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FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble performs Wizard of Oz

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble, led by Lisanne Lyons, will perform music from the Wizard of Oz, sambas, swing, gospel, contemporary, a cappella and beautiful ballads. The group consists of twelve to fifteen vocalists and a four-piece rhythm section that often emphasizes close harmonies, improvisation, cutting-edge repertoire, and new works by students and FIU faculty. They have also been known to perform … +

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Carlos Camilo and The Live Dimension at Art Garage

October 27, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Carlos Camilo and the Live Dimension is a fusion band that explores jazz genres without frontiers in a celebration of good taste and soulful music. It is a group of dreamers and friends who have come together to realize a musical vision amidst difficult times which make visionary projects like this one difficult to realize. Nonetheless, against the odds, Carlos Camilo has … +

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Tal Cohen/Adam Benjamin: Jazz Piano Duo at Clarke Recital Hall

Wed Sep 12, 2018

Barry Harris Piano Competition Winner Tal Cohen and Grammy-nominated Kneebody pianist Adam Benjamin perform in a jazz piano duo recital featuring special guests. Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Free Gusman Concert Hall Frost School of Music 1314 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 Ph: 305-284-2241 www.miami.edu/frost/

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JUJU: A mix of jazz standards and ragtime at Deering Estate

Sat Jul 28, 2018

The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the Grand Hall of the Stone House. The 2018 series continues on Saturday, July 28th with JuJu, performing a mix of jazz standards and ragtime. Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. and the main gate opens at 7:00 p.m. It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and … +

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Announcing the 18/19 Jazz Roots Series!

Starts Fri Nov 9, 2018

The Arsht Center is thrilled to announce the 11th season of JAZZ ROOTS which brings jazz legends from around the globe to our own Knight Concert Hall – acclaimed as one of the most acoustically superb concert halls of our age! LEONARD BERNSTEIN 100 AND BEYOND November 9, 2018 at 8 p.m. Ann Hampton Callaway, Jon Secada, Kirk Whalum and the Henry … +

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Jazz at MOCA presents Julio Montalvo

Fri Jun 29, 2018

Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz. Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own … +

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Miami Theater Center: Jazzy Ash and the leaping lizards in Concert

Sat May 19, 2018

Jazzy Ash invites to come along on a Crescent City inspired, jazzy music adventure with her band the Leaping Lizards. Her songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans–style encouraging kids and families to celebrate the music of New Orleans as part of the American folk music heritage. In concert, Jazzy Ash & … +

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South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall Presents IGNACIO BERROA

Saturday, May 19, – 7:30 p.m.

Ignacio Berroa was born in Havana, Cuba. He developed a passion for drums and by 1975, had become Cuba’s most prominent drummer. The 1980 Mariel boatlift, landed him in NYC where he met and spent the next 10 years as Dizzy Gillespie’s drummer. In addition, Ignacio has worked with a plethora of jazz luminaries, including, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie … +

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Jazz Concert “Ranky Tanky” at Raymond F. Kravis Center For The Performing Arts

Wed Apr 11, 2018 - Thu Apr 12, 2018

Gullah originated in West Africa and means “a people blessed by God.” And Ranky Tanky translates loosely as “work it” or “get funky”! It’s in this spirit that jazz musicians Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton and Clay Ross, with celebrated Lowcountry singer Quiana Parler, perform Gullah music that evolved from the coastal region of South Carolina and Georgia. Selections range from … +

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JAZZ: Gregory Porter & Sara Gazarek!

Fri 2 Mar, 2018

For Gregory Porter, the influence of Nat King Cole on his life and music runs deep, a through-line that reaches back into some of his earliest childhood memories, and culminates in the release of the two-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist’s stunning fifth studio album Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer, pianist, and Capital recording artist. Porter’s love for Cole’s … +

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The New Vision Sax Ensemble at Arts Garage

Sun 11 Mar, 2018

The New Vision Sax Ensemble is a traditional sax quartet with a flair. This four-man ensemble plays a diverse repertoire while incorporating movement and riveting improvisation. Melton Mustafa, Jason Hainsworth, Diron Holloway, & James Lockhart. The ensemble was founded in 1999 by Grammy-nominated musician and educator Melton R. Mustafa (son of South Florida jazz legend Melton Mustafa). Each member of the group … +