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Monty Alexander

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

Monty Alexander Featuring JJ Shakur and Jason Brown

Back by popular demand, the jazz master from New York by way of Kingston, Jamaica, Monty Alexander, returns with his dynamic trio.

Members-Only Cocktail Reception precedes the performance.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica on D-Day, Monty Alexander was blessed with prodigious pianistic skills that were evident from age four, a fairly typical age for wunderkinds. He began classical piano training at six and with a notable change of emphasis, was becoming an accomplished jazz interpreter by 14. He was gigging in Kingston clubs in his teens when his family moved briefly to Miami and then settled to New York. In this jazz-rich atmosphere, Monty caught on with major players and formed friendships with bassist Ray Brown and another giant, vibist Milt Jackson. He recorded his first album as a leader at just 20 and flourished as a bandleader ever since.

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Monty's playing has always retained a strong Caribbean influence, but with a significant bebop flavor and a bright swinging feeling. Influenced predominantly by Nat Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Wynton Kelly, Alexander became known for his surprise musical twists and the ability to build dramatic suspense. His roots are evident in all of his playing, both on piano and the related melodica, a keyboarded wind instrument. His latest recording in an impressive oeuvre of 95 albums(!) is WAREIKA HILL - RastaMonk Vibrations, Monty Alexander's delightfully imaginative, unique and compelling interpretation of the music of Thelonious Monk, released August 2019 on MACD Records.

Artistic Personnel: Monty alexander: Piano and melodica, J.J. Shakur: Doble bass, Jason Brown: Drums.

Location

Bailey Hall - Broward College, Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Building 4, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

Orchestra Concert: Royal Fireworks

Jan 18, 2020 & Jan 19, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

It's music fit for royalty as conductor Paul Goodwin returns, bringing his performance practice expertise back to the New World Symphony. Known for jubilant works like Messiah, George Frideric Handel created an energy-packed celebration in his Music for the Royal Fireworks. Henry Purcell captures the dramatic pursuits of King Arthur with grand dances, folk songs and fanfares in selections from his semi-opera. Jean-Philippe Rameau's Suite from Les Boreades an opera written at the end of his life and first staged two centuries later is a pastoral paradise. C.P.E. Bach builds on his father's legacy with this early symphony, and Arcangelo Corelli spotlights strings in his group concerto.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-673-3331

800-597-3331

www.nws.edu

www.nws.edu/events-tickets/concerts/royal-fireworks

Voice & Guitar Under Stars Featuring Carla Bordonada

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Join your neighbors for another great event at the Normandy Fountain – a glamorous evening under the stars! All day, free-to-all, family and pet-friendly, event beginning with an artisan market and continuing into the evening with live performances featuring:

Voice: Carla Bordonada
Special Guest: Elsten Torres
Guitar: Rolando Grooscors
& DJ Eddy

Location

Normandy Fountain
Rue Vendome and Normandy Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

XXllI New Music Miami ISCM Festival 2020

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM - English

New Music Concert: New Music Miami Festival featuring the virtuoso bassoonist Rebekah Heller. Wednesday, 1/22/20, 7:30PM. Pre-Concert discussion starts at 7PM.

The New York Times has praised Heller for her "flair" and "deftly illuminated" performances and we expect nothing less as she performs works by Abondano, Balter Garcia, Guzman, de Leon and Lim at MBUS.

Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Beethoven 250th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM - English

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

  • featuring Neil Nelson, bass-baritone (as seen in Porgy & Bess)
  • Monica Berovides-Hidalgo, mezzo-soprano
  • Robyn Lamp, soprano
  • Derreck Stark, tenor
  • Full Choir, Schola Cantorum of Florida - led by Dr. Patricia Fleitas

SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

  • featuring Svetlana Smolina, piano

Location

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33312 (Map)

John Pizzarelli Trio

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 at 7:45 PM - English

Gold Coast Jazz present the John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole. John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country, and “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times. As a recording artist, radio jazz host and touring artist, Pizzarelli is “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz,” boasts the Boston Globe.

Concert begins at 7:45pm. Tickets are $65 + fees for reserved seating.

Location

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33312 (Map)

Contact Information

Gold Coast Jazz Society

954-524-0805

954-462-0222

www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/gcj-john-pizzarelli-trio

Croce Plays Croce

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This special event features such timeless songs as "Operator," "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," "Time in a Bottle," (a song written for A.J.), "Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and "Lovers Cross", to name a few. Classic covers may include songs by Lieber and Stoller, Bessie Smith, and other folk and roots artists.

Tickets: $39; $65 VIP

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Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Néstor Torres Group

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, dynamic flautist Néstor Torres resided in Miami for many years and currently lives in California. Néstor has retained his Caribbean roots, while exploring jazz in its many forms with intriguing fusions with other genres. While his early inspirations were Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente and Cal Tjader, his early heroes were the classical flute icons Jean Pierre Rampal and his "man with the golden flute" (literally) successor, James Galway. Beyond them, his influences include Cuban legend Richard Eges, and jazz greats Herbie Mann and Hubert Laws.

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Location

Bailey Hall - Broward College, Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Building 4, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

10th National Chopin Piano Competition Special Concert

Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

Special recital presented in collaboration with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute featuring the First Prize winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition and world renowned artist, Yulianna Avdeeva.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

10th National Chopin Piano Competition Finals Part 1

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM - English

Three finalists of the National Chopin Piano Competition perform Chopin concertos with the Frost Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marzena Diakun.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

10th National Chopin Piano Competition Finals Part 2 & Award Ceremony

Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM - English

Three finalists of the National Chopin Competition perform with the Frost Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marzena Diakun. At the conclusion of the final performance the winners of the competition will be announced at an awards ceremony. First prize is $100,000!

Location

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

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Art Garfunkel

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM - English

Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His "beautiful countertenor," as Neil Strauss described Art's voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.

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The dialogue began for Art at age four, when his father brought home one of the first wire recorders. Seven years later he was singing Everly Brothers songs at school talent shows with a partner, Paul Simon, from his Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, New York. In 1957, “Tom and Jerry” (as they were called then) landed a recording contract. Their first 45, Hey, Schoolgirl (which they wrote together) scored a moderate hit and they appeared on American Bandstand as high school seniors

After college, he met up again with Simon and they started performing as Simon & Garfunkel at the height of the folk music boom in late-1963, and within a year were signed to Columbia Records. From 1964 to 1970, they recorded a groundbreaking string of classic albums (Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.; Sounds Of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; The Graduate; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Water) and an equally impressive body of songs, many of which became pop standards: The Sound Of Silence, Homeward Bound, I Am a Rock, Kathy's Song, April Come She Will, At the Zoo, A Hazy Shade of Winter, America, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Mrs. Robinson, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia, El Condor Pasa, and My Little Town.

Simon & Garfunkel won five Grammy awards together, two in 1968 and three in 1970. In 1972, Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits was released, remaining on the charts for 131 weeks in the United States and a staggering 179 weeks in the UK. The album has since sold 14 million units - the largest selling album of all time for a duo. In 1990, Paul and Art were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2003 they accepted the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award, before launching another successful worldwide tour.

Having already worked with director Mike Nichols on The Graduate soundtrack, Garfunkel went on to feature acting roles in Nichols' movies Catch-22 (1969) and Carnal Knowledge ('71), opposite Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen and Jack Nicholson. He also garnered acclaim for his roles in films such as Nicholas Roeg's Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession ('80) with Theresa Russell and Harvey Keitel, Good to Go ('86) and Jennifer Lynch's controversial film, Boxing Helena ('93).

Over the last 20 years, Garfunkel has recorded and released a dozen highly acclaimed solo albums, and continues to perform in concerts worldwide.

Location

Coral Springs Center for the Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065 (Map)

15th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

Mar 14, 2020 & Mar 15, 2020 - various times - English

The City of Miami Gardens proudly announces March 14th and 15th dates for the annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) Music Festival at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. The 2020 event marks JITG’s milestone 15th anniversary in bringing world-renown talent to South Florida in a celebration of music, art and culture.

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Over the past 14 years, Jazz in the Gardens has been hailed as one of the fastest growing music festivals in America. The milestone 15th year is expected to host a legendary lineup with chart topping performances by some of the world’s most popular entertainers and new surprises to honor the occasion.

Jazz in the Gardens is no stranger to first class talent having hosted the likes of Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, The O’Jays, Earth Wind & Fire, Brandy, Fantasia, John Legend, Herbie Hancock and Kenny G to name just a few of artists that have graced the JITG stage.

Considered the “winter break destination for adults”, Jazz in the Gardens consistently delivers an incredibly exciting mix of first-class entertainment, a culinary array of exotic foods, a thriving vendor marketplace, and the best weather in the country for this much anticipated weekend in March.

Please check our website and social media platforms for on sale dates/lineup/ticket prices. #JITG2020

Location

Hard Rock Stadium in the beautiful City of Miami G
347 Don Shula Drive Miami Gardens, Miami, FL 33056 (Map)

Jazzmeia Horn

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jazzmeia Horn became a New Yorker while attending the New School. Possessing a luminous gift that the late great Jon Hendricks called "... one of the best voices I've heard in over 40 years," the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition winner is a rising jazz superstar. Her 2017 debut, A Social Call, was nominated for a Grammy® Award and voted the best jazz vocal debut in the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll.

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Location

Bailey Hall - Broward College, Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Building 4, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

Celebrating Charlie Parker - A Centennial Concert

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

The Javon Jackson Quintet featuring Donald Harrison

There is only one individual who unquestionably revolutionized jazz, taking it from the bouncy, danceable Swing Era to searing Bebop. That was Kansas City-born alto saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. His impact on the emerging art form was astounding and breathtaking, creating an extraordinary improvisational style and even an iconoclastic lifestyle that changed music and individual expression forever.

The band paying tribute to Bird includes saxophonists Javon Jackson and Donald Harrison, pianist George Cables, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer McClenty Hunter.

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Location

Bailey Hall - Broward College, Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Building 4, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

Christian Sands Trio

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

Christian Sands was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Like many accomplished performers, he began piano lessons at the age of four. He comments that "I grew up with [the piano] in the house, in the classroom and on stage, so it has always been a huge part of my life." As a teenager he was mentored by the legendary Billy Taylor. He then went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music. Upon graduation, he joined acclaimed bassist Christian McBride's Inside Straight band and also McBride's trio. Christian now leads his own band full-time.

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Location

Bailey Hall - Broward College, Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Building 4, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

Over the course of a multifaceted career, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater reached the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-structuring jazz classics. A fearless explorer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. In addition, in 2017, Ms Bridgewater was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, the highest award our nation bestows upon jazz artists.

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Location

Bailey Hall - Broward College, Central Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Building 4, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

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