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Eric Williams Quintet

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

Coming this Wednesday, a very hot, swinging young jazz Quintet with legendary pianist Allyn Johnson and Grandmaster Drummer Nasar Abadey!

With Nasar Abadey, Allyn Johnson, Justin Mendez & William “MoBetta” Ledbetter.

  • $10 student tickets available online or at the door!

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Music Faculty Recital

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

NWSA Music Faculty members come together for an evening of collaborative musical selections. A highlight for the Music Department, the Faculty Recitals provide a unique opportunity to showcase performance skills for students and the community.

Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37650903723379

Tarsha Fitzgerald Presents Prince Tribute

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

Tarsha Fitzgerald Productions Presents "Let's Go Crazy" Purple Tribute Concert featuring Cymone Lovett as Prince & The DREAM Band.

"Let's Go Crazy" All Star Prince Tribute Concert in Honor of Our Beloved PRINCE. Wear Your Purple!

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1st Time Ever the INSATIABLE Salute to the Music of PRINCE featuring Cymone Lovett as PRINCE & the Dream Band Concert Performance is coming to Keystone Korner Baltimore! Insatiable Tribute to Prince & the Music of Morris Day & The Time

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as just Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. Famous for his flamboyance, powerful voice, and eclectic behavior, he boasted of a career that spanned four long decades, a rarity in the music world where success is fickle. With worldwide sales of 100 million records, he is counted amongst the best-selling artists of all time. The son of a pianist and a jazz singer, Prince inherited his musical talents from his parents who encouraged him from a young age to pursue music as a career. He achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. Prince will be remembered as a musician and artist who inspired millions through his music, and set an inspirational platform which others still abide by.

Cymone Lovett and his Dream Band are excited for this performance! He graduated from Suitland High School and was interested in music. In high school, the first instrument he ever played was taught by his father June Turner, bass guitar. Cymone is a self-taught multi-insgtrumentalist, playing piano, guitar, bass, and drums. He has performed with many bands in the DMV area. He decided to create his own tribute band to Prince during the pandemic. This dream band has been together for two years, with all the arrangements done by Cymone. Cymone is a profound songwriter, guitarist and vocalist that is insatiable in his musical salute to the music of PRINCE, MORRIS DAY & THE TIME as well as his own music!

Calling All Prince and Morris Day & The Time Fans to come and celebrate the PRINCE FOREVER TRIBUTE SHOW Celebrating the New Year 2023! Nothing Can Compare to PRINCE Timeless MUSIC! The Immersive Experience! Inspiring, Unprecedented tribute to Prince's music style, and cultural legacy.

TARSHA FITZGERALD PRODUCTIONS, Executive Producer is very profound in creating Magical Musical Concerts featuring Extraordinary Music, Great Vibes, and Memorable Experiences all around the Mid-Atlantic States that will be an Unforgettable Night to Remember!

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation

Jan 27, 2023 to Jan 29, 2023 - various times - English

  • Cyrus Chestnut - Piano
  • Tim Green - Saxophone
  • Obasi Koto - Bass
  • Eric Kennedy - Drums

“Chestnut showed what pervasive spontaneity and deep swing rhythm are all about. Chestnut made spirits soar” – Chicago Tribune

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A masterful jazz pianist and Baltimore native, Cyrus Chestnut balances his lithe technical skill with a robust, soulful style that speaks to his deep gospel roots and love of swinging hard bop. Raised in the church, he learned how to infuse his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound, a style that first marked his work as a sideman, backing legendary vocalists Jon Hendricks and Betty Carter, as well as with instrumentalists like Donald Harrison and Wynton Marsalis. The future is bright with great possibilities for Cyrus. Expect a unique and unforgettable show as he takes the stage at Keystone Korner Baltimore.

We could not be more deeply grateful about the deeply swinging and soulful music that Cyrus Chestnut, Tim Green, Obasi Akoto, and Eric Kennedy are sharing with us as they lift our spirits with every note at Keystone Korner Baltimore. This is truly music that makes the heart dance and our souls sing, no matter what the daunting challenges of our time. Eternal gratitude, faith, and enduring love...

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Marina by Gretell Barreiro

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 9:00 PM - Spanish

Gretell Barreiro is a Miami-based pianist, singer, songwriter, and actress. "Marina", her latest record work, in which, in addition to being a composer and performer, she has credits as a producer and arranger, is an audiovisual project that includes an intimate studio album and videos. Her work is multifaceted, moving easily between traditional Cuban and Latin sounds and North American genres such as jazz, funk, and soul. In Miami, she performs as a soloist and is part of the innovative Munir Hossn & Elas project. Gretell has been invited recently to collaborate in concerts with international music icons such as Fito Paez.

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

2022/23 Masterworks Season

Next date: Jan 28, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

Concerts in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Key West.

Subscribe early to save 20% off
single ticket prices and have access to the best seats in the house.

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of artistic excellence with an outstanding season of classical masterworks, including one of the most beloved violin concertos in history, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major; Shostakovich's final "War Symphony," No. 9; Brahms's doubly demanding Concerto for Violin and Cello; and an all-Dvorak program with audience favorite Zuill Bailey. The South Florida Symphony Chorus expands its repertoire, performing holiday favorite Handel's Messiah (a sub scription add-on), as well as one of the greatest large chorale works of its day, Bruckner's majestic Te Deum. And honoring our commitment to presenting new works, SFSO presents its third World Premiere by Composer-in-Residence John Gottsch: the Florida-inspired Ocklawaha.

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  1. Masterworks I: Tchaikovsky | Elgar | Barber
Nov. 9-10 2022
Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto in D major
featuring Askar Salimdjanov, violin
Elgar | Enigma Variations
Barber | First Essay for Orchestra
The Parker | Wed., Nov. 9 at 7:30pm
New World Center | Thurs., Nov. 10 at 7:30pm
  • Handel's Messiah: Subscription Add-On
    Dec. 3-4, 2022
    Handel | Messiah
    Featuring the South Florida Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists
    Neil Nelson, bass-baritone Stephanie Newman, mezzo-soprano Gerardo Ortega, tenor Kyaunnee Richardson, soprano
    Subscribers save 20% on this special add-on performance
    The Parker | Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30pm
    Barry University | Sun., Dec. 4 at 4pm
  • Masterworks II: Shostakovich | Gottsch World Premiere | Great Opera Arias
    January 24-28, 2023
    Shostakovich | Symphony No. 9
    Gottsch | Ocklawaha – World Premiere
    Great Opera Arias from Verdi, Puccini and more featuring Catalina Cuervo, soprano and Gerardo Ortega, tenor
    New World Center | Tues., Jan. 24 at 7:30pm
    The Parker | Wed., Jan. 25 at 7:30pm
    Tennessee Williams Theatre | Sat., Jan. 28 at 7:30pm
  • Masterworks III: Brahms | Sibelius | Berlioz
    February 15-18, 2023
    Brahms | Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring Geneva Lewis, violin & Gabriel Martins, cello
    Sibelius | Symphony No.
    Berlioz | Beatrice et Benedict Overture
    The Parker | Wed., Feb. 15 at 7:30pm
    Tennessee Williams Theatre: Sat., Feb. 18 at 7:30pm
  • Masterworks IV: Dvorak
    March 22-25 2023
    Dvorak | Cello Concerto in B minor featuring Zuill Bailey, cello
    Dvorak | Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
    The Parker | Wed., March 22 at 7:30pm
    New World Center | Thurs., March 23 at 7:30pm
    Tennessee Williams Theatre: Sat., March 25 at 7:30pm
  • Masterworks V: Rachmaninov | Bruckner
    April 26, 2023
    Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor featuring Svetlana Smolina, piano Bruckner | Te Deum featuring the South Florida Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists Catalina Cuervo, soprano Andres Lasaga, tenor Neil Nelson, bass-baritone Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano
    The Parker | Wed., April 26 at 7:30pm

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  • 5-concert packages in Ft. Lauderdale from $99
  • 3-concert packages in Key West from $60
  • 3 and 4-concert packages in Miami from $60

Locations:

Ft. Lauderdale
The Parker
707 NE 8th Street

Key West
Tennessee Williams Theatre
at The College of the Florida Keys
5901 College Road

Miami Beach
New World Center
500 17th Street

Otto Santana in Concert

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 9:00 PM - Spanish

Otto Santana is a Cuban percussionist based in Miami. He has participated in more than forty recordings, including the album "Visualizate" by Gente de Zona, winner of the Latin Grammy Award in 2016. Otto founded the Otto Santana Jazz Trio and was part of the Global Cuba Fest 2022 with Jorge Luis Pacheco. He has worked with iconic Cuban music artists, including Isaac Delgado and Alain Perez. His talent and versatility allow him to move in various genres, providing a personal stamp that makes him unique in the competitive scene of Latin percussion.

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Broadway Concert Series

Next date: Jan 29, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

2023 Aventura Broadway Concert Series: The Stars of Broadway.

Presented by the City of Aventura, the 2023 Aventura Broadway Concert Series presents three Tony® Award Winners in its intimate setting and culminates in an evening with a SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel favorite:

  • Rachel Bay Jones - January 15,
  • Matt Doyle - January 29,
  • Laura Benanti February 10,
  • Julie James - February 19.

Location

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180 (Map)

MJC Mondays

Next date: Jan 30, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

The MJC 11 year tradition of world-class jazz on Mondays continues at the UU Congregation of Miami, a jazz venue created by Ira Sullivan.

Every week, the MJC presents great musicians representing a wide range of jazz.

Our cabaret-style seating ensures an intimate jazz experience. By selecting Reserve Seating, we will save you one of the tables closest to the stage and you won't have the pressure to arrive early.

The UU Congregation is easily accessed, two minutes from the Sunset Drive exit on the Palmetto Expressway. Plenty of FREE PARKING.The MJC serves wine and beer for donations.

Location

UU Congregation Of Miami
7701 SW 76th Ave, Miami, FL 33143 (Map)

Contact Information

Rick Katz

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter Virtuosi

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 8:00 PM - English

Anne-Sophie Mutter made her recording debut in 1978, when the then 15-year-old violinist joined Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic on Mozart’s Violin Concerti Nos. 3 and 5. Many albums, numerous awards and countless standing ovations later, the German-born Mutter is among the most admired and in-demand musicians on the planet. The New York Times calls her “one of the few violinists who can pull off solo recitals in Carnegie’s big hall,” and Mutter’s tours often find her on the world’s greatest stages.

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A fierce advocate for the future of classical music, Mutter has premiered nearly 30 works by modern composers such as John Williams, André Previn and Unsuk Chin. Claiming her favorite composer is “everyone I play,” Mutter is recognized as a master interpreter of Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Bartók and so many others. Her 2022 album, Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Mozart, features 68 sonatas, concertos for violin and piano.

At her Arsht Center debut, she will appear with the Mutter Virtuosi, an ensemble of young soloists that includes current and former scholarship recipients of the Anne Sophie-Mutter Foundation, which commissions works for emerging musicians to perform on tour. Her Arsht Center recital will feature beloved classics, such as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, op. 8 as well as a recently discovered work by the Black French composer, violinist and conductor Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

One hour prior to this performance, join us in the Peacock Education Center for Classical Conversations, an exciting, behind-the scenes look at this performance led by Scott Flavin.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Frédéric Yonnet

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

Urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet plays an instrument many have owned, but few have mastered. Originally from France, Yonnet is regarded as one of the most talented and innovative harmonica players on the international music scene today. In 2019, Yonnet’s sound will be lead voice on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, “The Irishman.”

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With each performance, stereotypical walls come tumbling down as Yonnet presents the harmonica in a refreshing and modern context. It’s stylish. It’s cool. It’s brilliant. His impressive style and electrifying stage presence have led to recordings, tours and performances with a wide range of musicians including Grammy Award winners and music icons Stevie Wonder and Prince, award-winning songwriter David Foster, UK sensation Ed Sheeran, pop-idols the Jonas Brothers, soul singers John Legend, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, John Mayer and India.Aire, as well as The National Symphony Orchestra and The Dayton Philharmonics. Rolling Stone magazine referred to Yonnet as “Prince’s killer harmonica player” and praise from other influencers affirm his mission to change the way music enthusiasts and the industry regard the “pocket” instrument.

Just listen to his sound. It funks. It rocks. It hips and hops. It grooves. It sways. It testifies. It prays. It has a reverence for gospel, blues and jazz while appealing to a generation bred on pop rock and hip-hop.

Citing Stevie Wonder as a mentor and friend, Yonnet was honored when Wonder tapped him to perform harmonica parts on the Songs in the Key of Life Performance Tour, 2014-15. Wonder performed the entire double album as part of the 43-city tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the most critically acclaimed album of his career. On the tunes, “Have a Talk with God” and “Mama’s Call”, Yonnet demonstrates his mastery of the diatonic harmonica by expertly mimicking the chromatic melody Wonder originally performed on the studio album. “He’s so good at playing harmonica that another man good at harmonica hired him,” said Dave Chappelle during an introduction of Yonnet.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

The JoGo Project

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

The JoGo Project will be having a special guest at their next performance at Keystone Korner Baltimore on February 2nd to celebrate the exciting music of Stevie Wonder! Will be announced very soon!

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The JoGo Project is a band from Washington, DC that fuses many styles of music, but with Jazz harmonies and a driving Go-Go beat at its core. JoGo was founded by DC Native and Jazz Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed during a residency at Strathmore in 2014. Eight years later, The JoGo Project has become a mainstay in the DC music community and is dedicated as ever to keeping DC's Go-Go music alive while also exploring new sounds and repertoire. Over the years, the band has written several original songs and created original arrangements of songs less-commonly performed in the Go-Go idiom such as "Free" by Deniece Williams or "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves, to name a few. In 2011 when Elijah was a Sophomore at Howard University, he received a life-changing call to perform with the Godfather of Go-Go - Chuck Brown. Elijah performed with Chuck from May of 2011 until the Godfather's death the following year - May 16th, 2012. That year Elijah spent with Chuck instilled a new-found love for Go-Go music, which would forever influence his sound and approach to music. When it was time for Elijah to start a band of his own - he knew it had to be something that brought his Jazz and Go-Go worlds together.

Hence, The JoGo Project.

JoGo has branched outside of the DMV with performances at Club Bonafide (NYC), Silvana (NYC), Beyu Caffe (Durham, NC), The Vagabond (Richmond, VA), and many venues in and around the DC area such as Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center, The Soundry, and DC Jazz Festival (to name a few). In 2018 the band went on a cultural diplomacy tour to 3 cities in Russia (Moscow, Orenburg, and Yekaterinburg) on behalf of the U.S. State Department, where the musicians conducted educational masterclasses, participated in radio interviews and did performances ranging from intimate Jazz clubs to massive concert halls. In 2019, the band won a WAMMIE Award in the category of Best Go-Go Song for "Dear Draylen" composed by Elijah, with lyrics by JusPaul Spires and featured artist Wes Felton. In 2020, the band released their debut holiday track "JoGo Christmas" featuring Go-Go legend Sugar Bear. Since June of 2021, JoGo has maintained a monthly residency at the historic Jazz club in Baltimore - Keystone Korner. Most recently, Elijah was included in a published book called "DC Go-Go: Ten Years Backstage" by Chip Py - Chuck Brown's last (and only) official photographer.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe

Next date: Feb 3, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

ou’re at Chez Bricktop, the glamourous nightclub where café society rubs shoulders with the likes of Josephine Baker, Cole Porter and Ernest Hemingway. A woman takes the stage, and she starts to sing…

This year’s I Dream a World festival takes us on a tour through interwar Europe to meet the Black musicians who transformed art and culture on both sides of the Atlantic. Over the course of two weeks, join New World Symphony for a closer look at the pivotal moment in music that went on to shape early jazz and inspire composers like Ravel and Stravinsky.

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Location

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Discover Miami Through Music at Temple Emanu-El: The Road of Promise

Feb 4, 2023 & Feb 5, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

Join Orchestra Miami for a rare opportunity to hear a lost masterpiece! Discover Miami Through Music as Orchestra Miami present's Kurt Weill's rarely-heard oratorio The Road of Promise at Temple Emanu-El on Miami Beach.

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Adapted from Weill's mammoth opera, The Eternal Road, by Ed Harsh, The Road of Promise is a piece of living history. Conceived as a method of raising the American public's awareness to Hitler's persecution of the Jews in 1937, The Road of Promise is set in a synagogue where Jews hide as a pogrom rages outside. The story combines Biblical & pre-World War II Jewish history, set to Weill's unique and unforgettable musical language, with influences of cantorial lamentations, classical fugues and showtunes, among other styles. The Road of Promise is a part of Orchestra Miami's Discover Miami Through Music series, which brings appropriately-themed concerts to Miami landmarks and places of historic interest so that we can learn more about our city, and each other, through music. With its impressive & eclectic Byzantine & Moorish architecture and copper dome, Temple Emanu-El is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful synagogues in the US.

The Road of Promise cast features stars from the Metropolitan Opera and a combined choir of over 100 voices. The cast is led by tenor Anthony Dean Griffey in the roles of the Rabbi/Narrator, baritone Mark Delavan in the roles of Abraham / Moses / Jeremiah, and soprano Elizabeth Caballero as Rachel, performing with a large ensemble cast of local professional singers. The performance will be conducted by Orchestra Miami's Artistic Director, Elaine Rinaldi, with stage direction by Vernon Hartman, accompanied by the 48 musicians of Orchestra Miami.

There are two opportunities to catch this "must-see" event: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 at 4 PM.

Tickets are priced from $20-$60 and are reserved seating only. Discounts for seniors and students are available.

For tickets and information, please visit website, or call.

Location

Temple Emanu-El on Miami Beach
1701 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Viva Zarzuela!

Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM - English

One night only! Don’t miss the musical event of the year on Miami Beach. The program of popular and operatic songs from Spain and Cuba features some of your favorite Zarzuelas, including Luisa Fernanda, La tabernera del puerto, and many more. From toe-tapping melodies to dramatic, heart soaring arias, to popular songs, you can’t help but sing along. Experience the atmosphere and rich tradition of this uniquely Hispanic music as performed by our world-class Studio Artists and special guests.

Tickets are $25 General Admission (Free for Donors and Subscribers) at website.

Location

Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami
1700 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Customer Service

1-800-741-1010

tickets.fgo.org/Tickets/EventDetails.aspx?id=2300

Stickman

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

"Deft, intelligent and unaffected..." The Washington Post

  • Peter Fraize - saxophone
  • Matt Rinker - guitar
  • Jim Levy - keyboard
  • Liza Albright - bass
  • Francis Thompson - drums

Stickman boasts an impressive repertoire of engaging original compositions, topped off with arrangements of modern jazz and fusion classics. All of the group’s members are contributing composers and arrangers and, stylistically, their sound is a musical melting pot. Straight ahead, modern funk, and world beat rhythms, combined with an adventurous compositional style, are fused into a tight ensemble sound with a creative jazz spirit at its heart. In the 90’s, Stickman opened for David Sanborn at the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburg, PA, and comedian Jamie Foxx. They have performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, DC’s legendary Blues Alley jazz club, and at the Rosslyn, VA jazz festival.

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Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Mike Stern Band

Feb 9, 2023 to Feb 11, 2023 - various times - English

  • Mike Stern - guitar
  • Dennis Chambers - drums
  • Gary Grainger - bass
  • Leni Stern - guitar
  • Bob Franceschini - saxophone

One of the great jazz guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven attack of Jimi Hendrix.

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Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Stern revered all three of those guitar immortals, along with such potent blues guitarists as Albert and B.B. King. Aspects of those seminal influences can be heard in his playing on the 18 recordings he has released as a leader or in his acclaimed sideman work for Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, the Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Henderson and the all-star Four Generations of Miles band.

Dennis Chambers is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.

Gary Grainger is a self-taught jazz/fusion bassist from Baltimore. Gary joined the group Pockets in the 70s; a protege-group with a distribution-deal at American Recording Company (ARC), a boutique-label of Earth, Wind, & Fire. Gary and his brother Greg Grainger were also hired as studio-musicians for various recording sessions during the 80s. He recorded and toured with The John Scofield Band, which included his Baltimore-buddy, session drummer Dennis Chambers.

Leni Stern was named one of the “50 Most Sensational Female Guitarists of All Time” in Guitar Player magazine’s 50th anniversary issue in 2017, with the publication aptly dubbing her “a genre-defying adventurer.” Leni’s example shines beyond just prowess on her instrument, with the pursuit of her career spanning more than four decades.

Bob Franceschini is well known from his work with guitarist Mike Stern. They are still touring the globe together. He has recorded on Stern‘s last five Grammy nominated CD’s as well as two critically acclaimed DVD’s. He has played saxophone and various woodwinds on many TV and film scores for directors Sidney Lumet, Paul Schrader and many more. He also played on countless commercial jingles. Franceschini has played on over 200 CD’s.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Marcus Johnson: Valentine Swing

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Marcus & Friends at Keystone Korner Baltimore!

Marcus and Friends are going to turn the Keystone Korner into the true FLO (For the Love Of) Experience, playing the music that you love because we love what we do!

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If you love jazz and R&B, this show is for you! Enjoy live music, handcrafted menu, great drinks, and smooth vibes with your special someone. Keystone stays solidly in the Valentine groove, with nothing but love songs!

Marcus Johnson, keyboardist and bandleader, mans the boundaries between smooth jazz and modern R&B. While pursuing his JD and MBA at Georgetown, Marcus independently produced and distributed his first CD (Lessons in Love), which sold more than 40,000 units; a phenomenal success for an unknown independent artist’s debut release. This album helped him launch his career as a renowned jazz keyboardist/pianist, and later, he released his second CD (Inter Alia), with staggering success.

This success caught the attention of Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder and businessman Robert L. Johnson, who invested and partnered with Marcus to establish Marimelj Entertainment Group. Under their partnership, MEG’s label Three Keys Music housed Studio 8121, a full-service recording studio, and two music publishing companies: Marimelj Music Publishing and Three Keys Music Publishing. As head of Three Keys Music, Johnson produced and released on the Three Keys Music label national jazz artists: Michael Lington, Jaared Arosemena, Bobby Lyle, Nick Colionne, R&B singer, Alyson Williams, neo-soul songstress, Zahzarah; and smooth jazz Saxophonists Phillip Martin and Brian Lenair.

To date, Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs -- FLO Chill, FLO Romance and FLO Standards - all chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously. The release of Poetically Justified (2009) and This is How I Rock (2011), which were Top 20 Contemporary Jazz CDs, solidified Marcus Johnson as the heir apparent to the funky urban groove music style and sound made famous by legendary jazz greats, George Duke and Herbie Hancock.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Keith Snipes & Company

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Keith Snipes - vocals
  • Donvonte McCoy - trumpet
  • Allyn Johnson - piano
  • Obasi Koto - bass
  • Eric Kennedy - drums

Keith Snipes & Company continues the Valentine’s Day spirit, as they explore all shades and hues of love, and the many manifestations thereof! This quintet of legends will play a fantastic show on February 15th at 7:30pm!

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Keith Snipes is an actor, poet, vocalist, and songwriter. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Keith started acting at the age of 16, after landing a summer job that focused on the arts. Gifted with a melodious singing voice, his first two theatrical performances were both in musical productions, West Side Story and Porgy & Bess, respectively.

With Donvonte McCoy, a legendary Jazz trumpeter from DC and protege of trumpeter Donald Byrd, and Obasi Koto, an American jazz bassist, composer and educator, this is a romantic show you are not going to want to miss! Nothing but love songs all night love!

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Hearts and Arrows: Opera's Great Love Songs

Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

Whether celebrating “head-over-heels romance” or mourning the heartbreak of love lost, opera is hands-down the most romantic music ever composed. “Hearts and Arrows: Opera’s Great Love Songs” features music by the greatest composers of opera and musical theater, with arias and ensembles for every season of the heart. Enjoy scenes from Le nozze di Figaro and La boheme along with classic Broadway tunes from Carousel and West Side Story.

This romantic evening stars the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists, as we partner with the historic First Miami Presbyterian Church in Brickell. Make it dinner and a show come early and enjoy dinner at one of many tempting food trucks. You couldn’t ask for a better date night!

General Admission $25 at website (Free for Donors and Subscribers).

Location

First Miami Presbyterian Church
609 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131, Miami, FL 33131 (Map)

Contact Information

Ticket Office

1-800-741-1010

tickets.fgo.org/Tickets/EventDetails.aspx?id=2309

George Coleman Quartet

Feb 17, 2023 to Feb 19, 2023 - various times - English

No tenor saxophonist better epitomizes the robust muscularity of that heavyweight instrument of jazz expression than George Coleman. With brilliant technique and a deeply soulful tone firmly rooted in his hometown of Memphis, George has performed with many of jazz’ most legendary figures and influenced countless saxophonists during his half century in music.

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Growing up in Memphis’ rich musical environment of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, alongside such notables as Booker Little, Harold Mabern, Frank Strozier, Jamil Nasser, Hank Crawford, Phineas Newborn Jr., and blues immortal B.B. King, Coleman began to teach himself to play the alto saxophone. For two years George was a member of that groundbreaking quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, recording four classic albums – Seven Steps to Heaven, My Funny Valentine, Four and Miles Davis in Europe – before departing to pursue other projects, leaving that highly visible position to Wayne Shorter.

For the past 30 years George has also been a major force in jazz education. In addition to his private teaching of advanced jazz techniques, he has also been a consultant and teacher at the New School University, Long Island University, New York University and Mannes School of Music, and has conducted workshops, seminars and master classes at universities all over the U.S. At 76 years old, George is still in full motion. His latest CD, Four Generations of Miles with Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb and Mike Stern was released on Chesky Records in October 2002.

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. 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." Leader of the "Emmet Cohen Trio" and creator of the "Masters Legacy Series," Cohen is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist and dedicated music educator.

John Webber is an American jazz double-bassist. In 1987, John moved to NYC and began performing with Bill Hardman and Junior Cook; he played on Juniors last record date 'You Leave Me Breathless.' His career has included long-running collaborations with Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Eric Alexander and Jimmy Cobbs Mob as well as freelance work with Etta Jones, Horace Silver, Ryan Kisor, Lou Donaldson, Milt Jackson, Benny Greene, Barry Harris. Brad Mehidau and many, many others.

One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, Joe Farnsworth is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing. Joseph’s career includes recording over 100 CD’s as leader and side-man, jazz festivals and world tours with Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Silver, Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner & more. He is currently the drummer for McCoy Tyner and a member of the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet, Harold Mabern Trio, and is a founding member of the renowned One for All Quintet.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

NWSA Symphony Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

An annual tradition, the NWSA Symphony Orchestra will perform with a special guest artist (TBD) at the beautiful Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $10.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knig
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37658908881493

Hamilton de Hollanda & Nduduzo Makhathini

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

Routes of Discovery is an original project, an exploration of the musical diaspora from the slave trade to the present day created by two world-class musical icons, Hamilton de Holanda of Brazil and Nduduzo Makhathini of South Africa. Introduced to each other by Wynton Marsalis, these master musicians, thanks to the Internet's connectivity, created a musical bridge across the Atlantic as an antidote to the racial and cultural divisions that are all too common in the world today.

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Each musician brings the DNA of their culture to the quest. From America`s side, we have the multi-award-winning improviser, mandolin virtuoso, and composer Hamilton de Holanda, 2022 latin grammy winner. His music, like his ancestral heritage, has roots in the culture of the black slaves who came to work in the sugar plantations of Pernambuco, the eastern Brazilian state that reaches towards Africa. On the African side, we have the critically acclaimed pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini, the first South African Jazz musician signed by the prestigious Blue Note label. His Zulu roots found expression in South African churches and inspiration from John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner.

Routes of Discovery is a musical suite created from the perspective of Hamilton and Nduduzo and inspired by the sweep of history from colonization to the present day. Together they seek the headwaters of the rivers that flow from the classical compositions of Europe to the colors of the Choro, Samba, and Bossa nova, to the urban Rap and Jazz of North America, and then to the rich African music that, in turn, found turbulent upwelling in the chains of the plantations into the new world.

Nduduzo Makhathini says, “In the history and evolution of humankind probably the only element that has always been with us for as long as our memory can recall is the song, perhaps preceding all human languages and speech. As human beings evolved over the years, the song became a passageway for memory, a telling of a story, healing, and transcendence to dimensions that otherwise are unseen through our naked eye. We have been told by the wise ones that because of how our early ancestors lived, primitive languages were sung rather than spoken for identification and creation. We are the people of the song.”

Hamilton de Holanda says, "Times of difficulty are times of learning, for understanding resilience, for taking a breath and moving on. The pandemic shows us that we are equal and we have to walk in the same direction, on behalf of our planet and our community. This uncertain moment teaches us to value the individual as a unique and irreplaceable being. Now Nduduzo has become my partner. We live in different and similar countries, distant and close, and that brings us together. Our music comes from the same ancestry. The history of our people is built of suffering and overcoming. Our project will show the world the eternal hope in the search for lasting peace and collaborative, creative coexistence. Long live to the music!"

In the stress of today's pandemic, while humans have so many restrictions with regards to traveling, songs continue to carry our tales. It is the telling of these tales that we want to bring to audiences across the universe. We are sent here by the one that walked before us. We bring sounds from many parts of the world to evoke our collective memory. Come hear Routes of Discovery in a theater near you!

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

High School Wind Ensemble Concert

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

Under the baton of Brent Mounger, the High School Wind Ensemble performs selected works. Event supported in partnership with MDC Kendall Campus.

General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5.

Location

Miami Dade College Kendall Campus McCarthy Hal
11011 SW 104 Street, Room 6120,, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37651921543188

The Bad Plus

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 various times - English

  • Reid Anderson - bass
  • Dave King - drums
  • Ben Monder - guitar
  • Chris Speed - tenor saxophone

The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention.

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For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.

Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone) – instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus have constantly searched to bridge genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

The Bad Plus released their 15th studio recording and debut self-titled album as a dynamic new quartet via Edition Records on Friday, September 30th. “Evolution is necessary for life and creativity,” say Dave King and Reid Anderson. “We’ve evolved, but we’re still The Bad Plus.”

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Beethoven on the Beach Unfinished

Next date: Feb 24, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

  • Fri, Feb. 24, 2023, 8 PM at Miami Beach Bandshell
  • Sun, Feb. 26, 2023, 4 PM at Gateway Park, Sunny Isles Beach
  • Fri, March 3, 2023, 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens

FREE CONCERT, with a $10 per person suggested donation Seating is First Come, First Serve OR Reserve your seat at the Bandshell or Pinecrest Gardens for a $25 per person donation.

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Orchestra Miami's Signature Series is Back!

Orchestra Miami’s popular series of free outdoor concerts returns with “Unfinished”, featuring two uncompleted works by famous composers. The first is the little-known 10th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, which was left unfinished at his death in 1827. At the time of his death, Beethoven left several sketches of two of the movements. Orchestra Miami will perform what exists of this symphony for the first time in South Florida, in a realization by musicologist Barry Cooper. This little-known piece by one of the world’s most famous composers will be paired with a very well-known unfinished work, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony N. 8 in D Minor, D. 759. Also on the program is the Overture from an Unifinished Comic Opera by Camille Saint-Saëns. The 42 musicians of Orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue

  • Free parking after 6 PM - lot on the West Side of Collins Ave between 72nd & 73rd Streets.
  • No outside food/drink
  • Beverages and snacks available for purchase

Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 4:00 PM
Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, 33160

  • Free parking at the on-site parking lot
  • Bring a blanket/lawn chair and a picnic
  • Chairs provided for elderly/disabled

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8:00 PM
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

  • Free On-site Parking
  • Stadium seating provided
  • No outside food/drinks
  • Beverages and snacks available for purchase

Location

Orchestra Miami
PO Box 7598, Miami, FL 33255 (Map)

Contact Information

305-274-2103

www.orchestramiami.org

Beethoven on the Beach: Miami Beach Bandshell

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM - English

Orchestra Miami presents "Beethoven on the Beach" its annual popular free outdoor concert series. The 2023 version is entitled "Unfinished", and the program centers around two works by famous composers which were left unfinished.

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The first piece is the little-known 10th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, which was left unfinished at his death in 1827. At the time of his death, Beethoven left several sketches of two of the movements. Orchestra Miami will perform what exists of this symphony for the first time in South Florida, in a realization by musicologist Barry Cooper. This little-known piece by one of the world's most famous composers will be paired with a very well-known unfinished work, Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony N. 8 in D Minor, D. 759. Also on the program is the Overture and Entr'Actes to Bizet's famous opera Carmen, and the overture to an unfinished comic opera by Camille Saint-Saens. The 42 musicians of Orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

There are three opportunities to hear this fabulous concert!

  • Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at 8 PM at the Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141;
  • Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at 4 PM at Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, 33160;
  • Friday, March 3, 2023, at 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156.

As always, this concert will be free and open to the public. Reservations are required for entry to the concerts in Miami Beach and Pinecrest. A premium reserved seat can be reserved for a $25 donation.

All other free reservations are general admission, first-come, first-served seating. No reservations are required for the Feb. 16th concert in Sunny Isles Beach! For parking and other information, please visit our website or call.

Location

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Contact Information

305-672-5202

305-274-2103

www.OrchestraMiami.org

miamibeachbandshell.com

Take 6

Feb 24, 2023 & Feb 25, 2023 - various times - English

Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!,” is the quintessential a cappella group and the model for vocal genius.

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With 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and they as Members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, this musical phenomenon has six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop.

With collaborations and praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group in the world.

With their recent appearances including Grammy Honor Paul Simon (set for release soon)releases, including their upcoming recording tentatively titled A Work Of Art and most recent recording ICONIC, TAKE 6 emerged on seven (7) Billboard Charts simultaneously and have seen their music played all over the country in various formats! This April 2022, the legendary group took to Capitol Hill for Grammys On The Hill to advocate for musicians rights and work.

With the popularity of televised vocal competitions such as the explosive a cappella show The Sing Off and the mania over singing driven comedy-dramas like Glee and Smash, Take 6 is the original torchbearer. Major public and corporate events remind everyone of this as Take 6 has triumphed among a gathering of stars including Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Nicks, and Ne-Yo at Walmart’s 50th Anniversary celebration; a SOLD-OUT audience and Standing Ovation at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards where Take 6 captivated the audience with their rendition, performing with and honoring legendary singer-songwriter Ben E. King, on his classic “Stand By Me.”

Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Huntsville, Alabama’s Oakwood College where McKnight formed the group as The Gentleman’s Estate Quartet in 1980. The group eventually became known as Alliance but when they signed to Reprise Records in 1987 they found that there was another group with the same name, so they became Take 6. Their self-titled debut CD won over jazz and pop critics and they’ve never slowed down.

What makes the music and the group last this long? The answers are direct and simple: faith, friendship, respect, and love of music. From their exceptional Christmas Show, to their innovative Symphony show, these qualities are at the heart of the Take 6 phenomenon.

Keystone Kards will not be accepted for this show.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Beethoven on the Beach: Gateway Park

Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 at 4:00 PM - English

Orchestra Miami presents “Beethoven on the Beach” its annual popular free outdoor concert series. The 2023 version is entitled “Unfinished”, and the program centers around two works by famous composers which were left unfinished.

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Orchestra Miami presents “Beethoven on the Beach” its annual popular free outdoor concert series. The 2023 version is entitled “Unfinished”, and the program centers around two works by famous composers which were left unfinished.

The first piece is the little-known 10th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, which was left unfinished at his death in 1827. At the time of his death, Beethoven left several sketches of two of the movements. Orchestra Miami will perform what exists of this symphony for the first time in South Florida, in a realization by musicologist Barry Cooper. This little-known piece by one of the world’s most famous composers will be paired with a very well-known unfinished work, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony N. 8 in D Minor, D. 759. Also on the program is the Overture and Entr’Actes to Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, and the overture to an unfinished comic opera by Camille Saint-Saens. The 42 musicians of Orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

There are three opportunities to hear this fabulous concert!

  • Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at 8 PM at the Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141;
  • Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at 4 PM at Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, 33160;
  • Friday, March 3, 2023, at 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156.

As always, this concert will be free and open to the public. Reservations are required for entry to the concerts in Miami Beach and Pinecrest. A premium reserved seat can be reserved for a $25 donation.

All other free reservations are general admission, first-come, first-served seating. No reservations are required for the Feb. 16th concert in Sunny Isles Beach! For parking and other information, please visit our website or call.

Location

Gateway Park
151 Sunny isles Blvd, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (Map)

Contact Information

305-274-2103

www.OrchestraMiami.org

bit.ly/3GBJmRK

Beethoven on the Beach: Pinecrest Gardens

Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 at 4:00 PM - English

Orchestra Miami presents “Beethoven on the Beach” its annual popular free outdoor concert series. The 2023 version is entitled “Unfinished”, and the program centers around two works by famous composers which were left unfinished.

Show more >>

Orchestra Miami presents “Beethoven on the Beach” its annual popular free outdoor concert series. The 2023 version is entitled “Unfinished”, and the program centers around two works by famous composers which were left unfinished.

The first piece is the little-known 10th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, which was left unfinished at his death in 1827. At the time of his death, Beethoven left several sketches of two of the movements. Orchestra Miami will perform what exists of this symphony for the first time in South Florida, in a realization by musicologist Barry Cooper. This little-known piece by one of the world’s most famous composers will be paired with a very well-known unfinished work, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony N. 8 in D Minor, D. 759. Also on the program is the Overture and Entr’Actes to Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, and the overture to an unfinished comic opera by Camille Saint-Saens. The 42 musicians of Orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

There are three opportunities to hear this fabulous concert!

  • Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at 8 PM at the Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141;
  • Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at 4 PM at Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, 33160;
  • Friday, March 3, 2023, at 8 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156.

As always, this concert will be free and open to the public. Reservations are required for entry to the concerts in Miami Beach and Pinecrest. A premium reserved seat can be reserved for a $25 donation.

All other free reservations are general admission, first-come, first-served seating. No reservations are required for the Feb. 16th concert in Sunny Isles Beach! For parking and other information, please visit our website or call.

Location

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156 (Map)

Contact Information

Elaine Rinaldi

305-274-2103

www.OrchestraMiami.org

bit.ly/3GBJmRK

High School Voice Concert

Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

The NWSA High School Voice concert will feature members of the beloved NWSA High School Choir in solo appearances of vocal works, spanning different styles and genres.

General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5

Location

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2 Avenue Room 1261, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37653002027227

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Mar 10, 2023 to Mar 12, 2023 - various times - English

  • Renee Rosnes - piano
  • Steve Nelson - vibes
  • Peter Washington - bass
  • Lewis Nash - drums

Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation.

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Upon moving to New York City from Vancouver, she quickly established a reputation of high regard, touring and recording with such masters as Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, J.J. Johnson, James Moody, and legendary bassist Ron Carter. She was a charter member of the all-star ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective, with whom she toured for six years. As a leader, Ms. Rosnes has released 17 acclaimed recordings. In 2016, Written in the Rocks (Smoke Sessions) was named one of ten Best Jazz Albums of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, one of the Best Albums in all genres of music by The Nation, and was awarded a 2017 Canadian Juno (her fifth Juno award). JazzTimes wrote, “Ms. Rosnes delivers conceptual heft, suspenseful compositions and mesmerizing performances,” and DownBeat praised it as “an exceptional achievement” stating “Rosnes is a virtuoso composer.” Rosnes is married to jazz pianist Bill Charlap, and the two often perform in a two-piano setting. The duo was featured on four tracks from the 2015 Grammy award winning album, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining.

Steve Nelson, an outstanding vibraphonist and composer, started playing piano and vibes as a teenager and progressed quickly enough as to play with guitar-legend Grant Green. As a resident of the New York area, he has performed and recorded with many great musicians including Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, Mulgrew Miller, David Fathead Newman, Johnny Griffin and Jackie McLean. He is currently a member of The Dave Holland’s Band, Mulgrew Miller’s Wingspan, and the Lewis Nash Trio.

Perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation, Peter Washington has also played an integral part in two of the most important and highly praised jazz trios of the last 20 years, in addition to a "who's who" roster of jazz artists. In 1986, while performing in San Francisco with alto saxophonist John Handy, he was asked by Art Blakey to move to New York and join the seminal Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the early 1990's Washington joined the Tommy Flanagan Trio , called by many "the greatest trio in jazz", and remained until Flanagan's death, in 2002. For the past ten years he has been a member of the very highly acclaimed Bill Charlap Trio. In the scope and breadth of his career thus far, his adaptability, and in his emphasis on creative, supportive, swinging time-playing as well as inventive and intelligent soloing, Washington has been compared to the likes of George Duvivier, Milt Hinton, and Ron Carter.

Universally recognized as one of the great drummers in jazz history, Lewis Nash illustrious career now spans over four decades. Nash is one of jazz’s most recorded musicians, appearing on over 500 recordings including 10 Grammy winners and numerous Grammy nominees. In fact, Nash has the distinction of being the only musician in jazz history featured on the winners in both the “Best Jazz Vocal" and “Best Jazz Instrumental" album categories in two separate years: the 2004 Grammys with Nancy Wilson and McCoy Tyner, and again in 2010 with Dee Dee Bridgewater and James Moody. His resume reads like a “who’s who” of jazz royalty, with jazz legends including Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, JJ Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Stan Getz, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Randy Weston, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and many, many more!

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Kevin Jackson

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Kevin Jackson, guitar
  • Kentrell Harris, keyboards
  • Haze, drums
  • Frank Javois, bass
  • Saxl Rose, sax
  • Claudia Rodgers, keyboards

Baltimore native Kevin Jackson has been taking the smooth jazz industry by storm since 2012 collaborating with nationally renowned artists Wyclef, Maysa, Oli Silk and Erice Darious, to name a few. His current single fom the CD of the same name, “Elevation,” featuring Judah Sealy, can be found on the Billboard Smooth Jazz playlist and his previous CD, Watercolors on Sirius XM.

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Jackson’s mix of original compositions and acoustic renditions take his listeners on a journey of anticipation for what’s next. Jackson musical diversity offers something for everyone as he dabbles in varied musical genres--Rock, Contemporary Christian, Jazz, Latin, R&B and more.

Often called the “quiet giant” due to his humble and quiet nature, Kevin’s stage persona is anything but quiet. Clearly, most comfortable onstage front and center, Jackson comes to life in his live shows, setting him apart from other artists throughout the metro area.

In the last few years, Jackson has made his move from side man to lead performing on the Main Stage at Baltimore’s premier art festival Artscape, opening for R&B star Anthony Hamilton and performing or sharing national stages with noted percussionists Sheila E and her father Pete Escovedo, and national R&B and jazz artists El DeBarge, Dwele, Marcus Johnson and Cindy Bradley.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Mike Phillips

Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Tarsha Fitzgerald
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  • MIKE PHILLIPS
  • Performing Live

Saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today. Mike is the first musician signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, home of the Air Jordan, and is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, not only as a member of the band, but as a featured soloist.

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Mike toured for nearly two years as part of the band for ‘Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL Tour’ by Cirque du Soleil. And music superstar Prince knew what audiences around the world know… when Mike Phillips puts his saxophone to his lips, magic is about to happen.

Prince once quoted “I was offstage, listening to Michael Phillips take his solo. I was thinking ‘Wow, listen to those people responding, and all he’s doing is playing a saxophone.’ They can feel that what he’s doing is real. So many shows now...they are so dead. But here’s one man breathing into an instrument, and the whole room feels alive. It made me want to rise up to that level when I came back onstage.” Prince, Rolling Stone, 5/27/04.

Phillips is no stranger to the professional sports world, as his version of the National Anthem during the 2016 NFC Championship game sent shockwaves all over the NFL deemed one of the best anthems ever done instrumentally and now is known as the “SAXTHEM”. Mike has played three (3) halftime NFL shows with various artists and served as Music Director for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration for two (2) consecutive years. Phillips also served as Musical Director and Host of the popular BET program “Lyric Café”. Mike Phillips’ other television performances have included the Grammys, the Soul Train Awards and as host of his own show “Mike’s World” on BET network channel Centric which thrilled millions of viewers. Phillips’ latest released self-entitled album “Mike Phillips”, landed #1 on Apple Music Top Albums-Jazz chart.

TARSHA FITZGERALD PRODUCTIONS, Executive Producer is very profound in creating Magical Musical Concerts featuring Extraordinary Music, Great Vibes, and Memorable Experiences all around the Mid-Atlantic States that will be an Unforgettable Night to Remember!

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Carl Filipiak and The Jimi Jazz Band

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Carl Filipiak - Guitar
  • Paul Hannah - Sax
  • Matt Everhart - Bass
  • Frank Young - Drums
  • Rachel Hall - Vocals

Carl Filipiak has earned critical acclaim as one of today’s most dynamic jazz guitarists. Jazziz Magazine has included him among a renowned list of guitar players in their nominations for “New Fusion Blood,” and JazzTimes calls him “a dazzlingly versatile guitarist.”

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Many of his recordings and performances have paired him with some of the industry’s finest musicians including Dennis Chambers, Victor Wooten, and Grammy nominee Bob Berg. His recordings on Geometric Records and Art of Life Records have garnered him reviews in such prestigious publications as 20th Century Guitar, Billboard, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Jazziz and JazzTimes. Turner Broadcasting and NBC Sports have featured Carl’s music in several televised events, including the Olympics. His current group, Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band released their third album “What Now” on Geometric Records. Featuring originals co-written by the band and a version of the Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever”, their music brings the spirit of the sixties into the 21st Century. “What Now” has been on the RMR Top 50 Jazz Album Chart for 20 weeks peaking at #2! It reached #4 on the NACC Top 30 Jazz Chart and made the Most Added Chart at Jazzweek. The “What Now” title track reached #1 and “Strawberry Fields Forever” was #6 on the RMR Top 50 Jazz Song Chart for the week of January 6, 2018. The band includes Carl Filipiak on guitar, Frank Young on drums, Paul Hannah on sax, Matt Everhart on bass, and Rachel Hall on vocals/guitar.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

College Composition/Chamber/Piano Concert

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM - English

Solo and small ensemble performances from our college chamber music ensembles, piano studio, and original works composed by students in the NWSA Composition degree track.

Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2 Avenue Room 1261, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37659399397149

Harold López-Nussa

Thursday, Apr 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Harold López-Nussa - piano
  • Grégoire Maret - harmonica
  • Luques Curtis - bass
  • Ruy López-Nussa - drums & percussion

The music of pianist Harold López-Nussa reflects the full range and richness of his Cuban heritage, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements. His embrace of jazz improvisation is fresh, exhilarating, and the personification of ritmo.

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His latest album, 2020’s Te Lo Dije, received a four-star review from DownBeat magazine and peaked at #1 on the Latin North American College & Community (NACC) Radio Chart.

“López-Nussa’s single-note grace is akin to Herbie Hancock’s, and his two-fisted attacks are as joyous as Chick Corea’s” - Howard Mandel, DownBeat Magazine

Walk the streets of Havana on any day and you’ll hear the soul of Cuba: music pouring from private homes and bustling restaurants, windows rattling with the parties thrown inside, nightclubs pulsing with throngs of people dancing. On his vibrant and spirited third recording for Mack Avenue Records, Havana-based pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa sets out to capture that stirring sensation with an exhilarating marriage of jazz and Cuban pop music, defiantly standing up to the doubters who failed to share his radical vision.

The combustible blend of Afro-Cuban and modern jazz that has marked all of the pianist’s acclaimed releases is enlivened by the sounds that thrill modern Cuban audiences: the Songo of the iconic band Los Van Van, the Mozambique of Pello el Afrokan, the reggaeton that has swept Latin America and the world since the late 90s. The results pulse with the lifeblood that runs through the streets of Havana.

Harold López-Nussa is rapidly building a global following in jazz and beyond. His tight-knit quartet captivates audiences with a relentless vivaciousness that “bridges generations and genres” (Billboard). His music reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of improvisation. López-Nussa has performed at esteemed venues The Kennedy Center and SFJAZZ Center, as well as some of the best jazz festivals in the world: Newport, North Sea, Monterey, Montréal, Detroit and Playboy.

Location

Keystone Korner Baltimore
1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Map)

Verka Serduchka & Band

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2023 at 9:00 PM - Other

Verka Serduchka is the Eurovision sensation: her iconic performance is considered by most as one of the best in the history of this contest. After decades on stage, her live show easily gathers a hundred thousand crowds in any major city of the post-Soviet territory, as it was in Kyiv recently. Verka made a cameo in 2015 20th Century Fox blockbuster SPY with Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law. Verka's mixture of exploding energy, self-irony, and very easy-to-ingest catchy tunes can make it work. Verka is a very "crossover" on-stage persona, like a wonderful mixture of something that is not usually mixable Gogol Bordello meets Dame Edna Everage in one person.

Verka Serduchka is the most adorable and demanded artist in the territory of most of Eastern European, the Baltic, and all the countries where people watch Eurovision. Verka Serduchka & Band's first charity tour outside of Ukraine since the beginning of the war will also cover North America. The full band (over 20 people!) will rock Miami, Chicago, New York, Toronto, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in April of 2023. The Eurovision hit, now permanently changed to "Dancing Russia Goodbye", will be presented as well, as it was first introduced in Kyiv's train station bomb shelter for the military, medics, and volunteers in June of this year.

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

College Chamber Orchestra Concert

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM - English

The skill of chamber music is considered one of the most important ones to cultivate. Students of the New World School of the Arts college music program deliver personalized interpretations of chamber music masterworks in this important performance.

Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus James L. Batten
300 NE 2 Avenue Room 2106, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

Opera Production

Apr 22, 2023 & Apr 23, 2023 - click here for time schedule - English

New World School of the Arts Opera Theatre Ensemble production presents the annual opera under the direction of Dr. Megan Barrera, accompanied by the NWSA Opera Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Hyunjee Chung.

General Admission $10 / Students & Seniors $5.

Location

Miami Dade College – North Campus - William and Jo
11380 NW 27 Avenue, Miami, FL 33167 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37659182862334

High School Jazz Combos Concert

Thursday, Apr 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

Members of the New World School of the Arts Jazz Combos, under the direction of Jim Gasior, have been nationally recognized in important ensembles and awards. In this performance, they come together to offer original works as well as some of the greatest hits jazz has to offer.

Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2 Avenue Room 1261, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37659315537669

High School Choir Concert

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

NWSA High School Choir performs in concert at MDC Wolfson Campus, under the direction of Dr. Leslie Alan Denning.

General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5.

Location

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2 Avenue Room 1261, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37659637104908

High School Instrumental Ensemble

Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

Performances by the high school Wind Ensemble, Camerata String Ensemble, and Philharmonic Orchestra.

General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5.

Location

Miami Dade College Kendall Campus McCarthy Hall
11011 SW 104 Street, Room 6120,, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

Contact Information

NWSA Music Division

305-237-3622

nwsa.mdc.edu/music/events/event.aspx?eventId=37659678682018

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