Arts Garage: Harp vs Harp

Fri 6 Apr, 2018

Harp vs Harp is an exciting duo (Edmar Castaneda and Grégoire Maret) featuring the unusual combination of harp and harmonica. Since his move to the United States in 1994, Edmar Castaneda has quite literally taken the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp – revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike consider an instrument … +


The Mark Zaleski Band’ CD Release Event at Arts Garage

Sat 10 Mar, 2018

Internationally touring musician, Mark Zaleski, has distinguished himself as a uniquely dynamic soloist, multi-instrumentalist, and band leader. He has performed with a diverse group of notable artists including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Ian Anderson, Connie Francis, Mahmoud Ahmed, Rakalam Bob Moses, Tiger Okoshi, Antonio Sanchez, the Either/Orchestra, Jason Palmer, and Matt Savage. The Mark Zaleski Band performs a one of a kind … +


“South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall” Presents Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Saturday, March 17 – 8:00 p.m. Canadian soprano saxophonist-flutist Jane Bunnett is recognized both for her artistry and her improvisational daring. She is a four-time JUNO Award-winner and two-time GRAMMY nominee, including 2018 for Best Latin Jazz Album, Oddaro. Jane’s long-term exploration and immersion in Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies has expressed … +


South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall presents Trio Da Paz

Fri 17 Feb, 2018, 7:45pm

Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updated the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music by the fusion with North American jazz sensibilities and vocabulary. Formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, acoustic bass virtuoso Nilson Matta, and Brazil’s swingingest drummer, Duduka da Fonseca, the trio has redefined Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and fluid … +


Charenee Wade at Arts Garage

Sat 24 Feb, 2018

Inspired by Sarah Vaughn, Brooklyn native Charenee Wade began singing jazz at the age of 12. Through her years of intense studies in jazz and classical music, she has grown to become a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator. She completed her Master’s Degree at Manhattan School of Music. Charenee has been featured in many configurations from jazz trios to Big Band … +


Arts Garage presents Sultans of String

Fri 23 Feb, 2018

Back by popular demand, Canada’s multiple award winning string slingers Sultans of String bring their genre hopping musical passport to Delray audiences. Led by 5-string violinist McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo) who was raised in a Lebanese-Egyptian household just bursting with music and diversity, Chris was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons. At the core … +


Gold Coast Jazz: Willie Jones III at Amaturo Theater

Wed 14 Feb, 2018

A veritable who’s who of the jazz world join Willie Jones III for this evening of jazz inspired love songs for this special Valentine’s Day evening. The star-studded sextet includes Jones on drums, Terell Stafford, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Ralph Moore, sax; Eric Reed, piano, and Gerald Cannon, bass. Willie Jones is one of NYC’s most prominent drummers with an abiding musicality … +


JAZZ ROOTS with George Benson at ARSHT

Fri 16 Feb, 2018

Simply one of the greatest artists in jazz history, 10-time GRAMMY winner and NEA Jazz Master George Benson is a versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B. At various points along the five-decade continuum of his storied career, he has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops, a vocalist with … +


Negroni’s Trio at Arts Garage

Fri 9 Feb, 2018

Three-time “Grammy” nominees and Sony Music Latin artists Negroni’s Trio (Jose Negroni, Josh Allen and Nomar Negroni) is back with a new and exciting album promising to leave an everlasting mark in the Jazz world. Born and raised on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, Jose Negroni, leader and founder of Negroni’s Trio is  a pianist, composer and arranger. Negroni’s Trio has … +


Arts Garage presents Emmet Cohen Trio

Fri 2 Feb, 2018

Jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary” he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms “the deepest level of humanity and individuality.” Cohen plays with the command and passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. Cohen is … +


South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall presents the Monty Alexander Trio

Born in Kingston, Jamaica on D-Day, Monty Alexander is a self-taught pianist with prodigious skills that were evident from age four. He was gigging in Kingston clubs in his teens when he moved to Miami briefly. His playing retains a strong Caribbean influence, but with a significant bebop flavor and bright swinging feeling. Influenced by Nat Cole, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, and … +


Arts Garage: Troy Roberts Quartet

Sat 27 Jan, 2018

Jazz Award winning saxophone player, arranger and composer Troy Roberts has been rising to the top of the ranks in the Jazz world. Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, Troy has won four consecutive Downbeat Jazz Soloist Awards, two consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards was the only Australian finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and … +


Kenny Washington Band at Arts Garage

Fri 26 Jan, 2018

Kenny Washington, a native of New Orleans developed a deep love for music at a very young age. Kenny grew up singing and performing Gospel in church. He began performing with the school band, playing saxophone and singing. After graduating from high school Kenny continued his studies in music at Xavier University. While at Xavier, he studied various styles of music ranging … +


Arts Garage: Andrew Collins Trio

Sun 21 Jan, 2018

Andrew Collins has been  5 times JUNO-nominated and 7 times Canadian Folk Music Award winning.  Andrew Collins finds himself  at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it,  but he’s certainly a major contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, the Andrew Collins Trio. Showcasing a … +


Cyrille Aimée & the Shelly Berg Trio. Presented by Gold Coast Jazz Concert Series

January 10, 2018, 07:45pm

French vocalist Cyrille Aimée has been called “a revelation” by the New York Daily News. The New York Times called her major label release, It’s a Good Day, “a bravura turn.”  Aimée’s vocals caught the attention of Stephen Sondheim, who cast her in an Encores Special Presentation starring Bernadette Peters at New York City’s City Center. Shelly Berg, Dean of the UM … +


Trio Nation feat. Dave Holland, Ignacio Berroa and Martin Bejerano at SMDCAC

Sat 13 Jan, 2018

Featuring the legendary Multi-GRAMMY® award-winning bassist Dave Holland, GRAMMY® nominated drumming icon Ignacio Berroa, and internationally acclaimed pianist Martin Bejerano, Trio Nation is an exciting modern piano trio representing some of the top talent in jazz. Black Box Theater South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 10950 SW 211th St Miami FL 33189 786.573.5316


A Tribute to La Lupe with Jessi Campo at Arts Garage

Fri 5 Jan, 2018

Jessi Campo first began singing and writing songs on her guitar at the age of 12. Jessi’s specialty is to capture a memorable moment through her lyrics and interpretations so that each person who is present feels her music. As a bilingual singer-songwriter and accomplished entertainer, Campo has toured Asia extensively, and had a performance role singing in Hebrew in the feature … +


Dr. Lonnie Smith in Concert at Arts Garage

Sat 6 Jan, 2018

Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as … +


Mon 1 Jan, 2018

Ramsey Lewis was admitted to the hospital for minor surgery on December 29 and is currently home recuperating. He is expected to begin performing again in February; however, his engagement at the Arsht Center could not be postponed. We are excited to announce that GRAMMY® & Tony Award-winning jazz giant, Dee Dee Bridgewater will be performing with Joey Alexander! Dee Dee Bridgewater’s … +


Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Arts Garage

Fri 29 Dec, 2017

The Dick Lowenthal Orchestra pays Ella Fitzgerald Tribute with vocalist Lisanne Lyons, they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. It will include music of many of the jazz icons with whom she collaborated, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong. Other selections to be performed come from … +


Arts Garage presents Nicole Henry: Set For The Season

Fri 22 Dec, 2017

Nicole Henry is a NYC/Miami-based international recording artist specializing in jazz, Songbook, soul, and adult contemporary styles. Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities and powerful emotional resonance. Her passionate voice  has earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard … +


The Mike Levine Jazz Sextet at Arts Garage

Sun 17 Dec, 2017

Based in the Sunshine State, Jazz pianist Mike Levine has developed a reputation as a solid player, producer and composer on the Miami scene. With a career that stretches back to the early 80’s, the University of Miami alumnus made his record debut in 1981 as co-leader of The Ross-Levine Band, a project with Pat Metheny was a guest artist. The effort … +


Arts Garage: Alex Weitz Quartet

Sat 16 Dec, 2017

Jazz Saxophonist and composer Alex Weitz began his career in Arizona as a member of the award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band, versing himself in the music of its namesake and the classic repertoire of Count Basie. This foundation in swing distinguished him early on as an artist who knows that, to architect a sustainable future, one must mine raw materials from … +


Jean Caze Quintet at Arts Garage

Fri 15 Dec, 2017

Winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, and the 2004 National Trumpet Jazz Competition, Jean Caze has emerged as one of today’s most exciting voices in jazz. At the age of twenty-seven Jean has performed with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Najee, Arturo Sandoval, Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau, and George Duke to name a few. While in high school, Jean … +