The 6th annual South Beach Jazz Festival will return to the North Beach Bandshell January 7th! Experience a very special weekend of music planned that you will not want to miss.
A night of legendary roots, soul, R&B, gospel, and masterful jazz awaits! The multi-Grammy winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama, in their exclusive Florida appearance, known around the world for spectacular, roof raising, and inspiring live shows will grace the stage as the main event.
National Endowment for the Arts 2022 Jazz Master, celebrated saxophonist, and New Orleans Big Chief, Donald Harrison and his quartet will begin the evening with their hard-swinging improvisational style that touches upon acoustic post-bop, traditional New Orleans jazz and R&B.
Having all these artists on the stage is really a night of music magic being made in Miami Beach!
The festival is also proud to offer two full days of exciting free concerts on Lincoln Road Saturday and Sunday, January 8th and 9th. The Power Access Main Stage will showcase the Latin Jazz from Negroni Trio, South Florida’s favorite Jazz violinist Nicole Yarling and her Quintet, Hot Jazz of The French Horn Collective, and The Ross Spiegel Organ Group.
On Sunday, the festival will conclude with the introduction of multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Munir Hossn leading his all-female backing ensemble de Elas with his world mix of progressive Brazilian Jazz.
The festival also proudly serves as a showcase for the next generation of Jazz talent at the Jazz for Tomorrow Student Stage on Saturday, January 8th. The program features The Miami Lighthouse Youth Band, the Jazz Educators Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC), The University of Miami Jazz Quintet featuring Kaleen Barton, and the exciting Florida Memorial University (FMU) Jazz Royalty Ensemble, a twenty-person Big Band experience.
For tickets and more information, visit The South Beach Jazz Festival's site.