South Beach Jazz Festival

South Beach Jazz Festival

Jan 3 - 5, 2020
Starting: 2:00 PM

$40+

By: Angela Caraway-Carlton | November 27, 2019

South Beach celebrates for a great cause during its Jazz Festival

Music lovers, this is your chance to kick back, relax and listen to the smooth sounds of jazz in always bustling South Beach. The 4th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival takes place on January 3 - 5, 2020, with 14 performances featuring everything from traditional, contemporary, Latin and New Orleans style jazz. This festival is more than just music that moves you; it also puts a very important spotlight on world-renowned musicians who have disabilities. The founder, David New, suffered a rare disease that left him paralyzed, blind and deaf, and now he works tirelessly to break down barriers and to educate people about living and working with people with disabilities.

The best part of this Miami Beach event — most of the Jazz Festival performances are free to the public and are sprinkled throughout South Beach. Head to Lummus Park, which is situated on the ocean and famous Ocean Drive, on January 4 for “Jazz in Motion on Ocean” with top musicians like Yainer Horta, Magela Herrera, Alfredo Chacon and Ruben Caban; Grammy-award winning drummer Jonathan Joseph will host a master class at Miami Beach Community Church; and Latin pianist Kiki Sanchez will lead a jazz ensemble at Capital One Cafe. Expect performers like percussionist Sammy Figueroa, pianist Fanni Sarkozy, jazz vocalist Ashley Pezzotti and William Cepeda at the Euclid Circle stage on January 5. You can also listen to the sounds of Nicole Yarling at 1111 Lincoln Road and on the same night, catch the popular flick “Ray,” a drama about the genius of blind, pop/jazz singer, Ray Charles, on the big screen at Soundscape Park at the New World Center.

Ticketed events include a performance by celebrated saxophonist David Sanborn on January 3 at the Colony Theatre and a Jazz Brunch with the Reuben Hoch Chassidic Jazz Project on January 5 at Hotel Marseilles. Last year, an estimated 34,000 people attended the South Beach Jazz Festival and all of the ticketed events were sold-out, so you’ll want to purchase tickets early. Enjoy the music, and the inspiring message behind it!

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