DESCRIPTION Sixteen performances by world-renowned Jazz greats and local Jazz favorites will occur at venues throughout Miami Beach. From an exclusive night with Grammy-nominated legendary Jazz pianist Monty Alexander to Mambo Night in Miami Beach featuring the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra’s first-ever appearance in Miami, the 2023 South Beach Jazz Festival brings a weekend full of fabulous music to our shores. Grammy-nominated, legendary pianist Monty Alexander headlines, Opening Night on January 5 at the sumptuous, jewel box Faena Theater. On January 6, enjoy cocktails, mingle, and stroll the museum galleries at the Bass — all while delighting in the sensational big band music of the South Florida Jazz Orchestra led by bassist Dr. Chuck Bergeron with special guest star Nicole Henry. In a rare opportunity, Tito Rodriguez Jr., Machito Jr., and Tito Puente Jr. play with a 17-piece orchestra at the Miami Beach Bandshell for Mambo Night in Miami Beach on January 7. On January 8, seven performances jazz up 1100 Lincoln Plaza all day with a series of free performances from Latin Jazz great Sammy Figueroa presenting A Tribute to Cal Trader, world-renowned Jazz pianist, and Hammond organist Mike LeDonne, to South Florida favorite Wendy Pedersen, inspirational locals, to a fabulous festival finale by Gafieira Rio Miami, an authentic Brazilian Big Band that fuses samba, Jazz and funk with a powerful 5-piece horn section, plus Bass, guitar, drums, percussion, and vocals. On the afternoon of January 7, six of South Florida’s top student Jazz organizations perform all afternoon with free performances in addition to Talk and Q&A and a Kiddos Master Class in the morning for a day of Jazz curated by renowned musician and educator Nicole Yarling. In addition to the exceptional musical talent performing, the SBJF is excited to introduce a virtual panel discussion on disability and the arts featuring Mike LeDonne, founder of NYC Disability Pride Parade, and R. David New, founder of Power Access and the South Beach Jazz Festival.
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