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Miami Downtown Jazz Festival 2018

 Arturo Sandoval MDJF

 Arturo Sandoval + Regina Carter + Lizz Wright  

Dr. Lonnie Smith + Kurt Elling + More!

April 26 - 28, 2018
 
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SATURDAY 4/28

Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. 

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REGINA CARTER

Sony Masterworks recording artist Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation.

LIZZ WRIGHT
Lizz Wright

Vocalist and composer, Lizz Wright synthesizes R&B, jazz, folk, blues, and gospel like no other.


ARTURO SANDOVAL
Arturo Sandoval

10 time Grammy Award Winner

Emmy Award Recipient

6 Time Billboard Award Winner

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.


GET TICKETS NOW FOR ARTURO SANDOVAL - REGINA CARTER -  LIZZ WRIGHT AT BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER!


FRIDAY 4/27


Olympia Theater, 174 East Flagler St  

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DR. LONNIE SMITH
Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Jazz Times magazine describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!” Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smith’s fan-base is truly worldwide.


KURT ELLING
Kurt Elling

GRAMMY® winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He has won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. Grammy nominated over a dozen times, Elling has also been honored with international jazz awards, including the prestigious Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs (Lifetime Achievement Award). Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

GET TICKETS NOW FOR DR. LONNIE SMITH + KURT ELLING @ THE OLYMPIA!



THURSDAY 4/26

Stephen P. Clark Government, 111 NW 1st St.
FREE


SCONE CASH PLAYERS
Adam Scone

The Scone Cash Players arrive with force and fury.   It is a mission to bring the purist, most soulful, dynamic and funky organ music to the masses.  This screaming Hammond organ group is the brainchild of organ master Adam Scone.  Why cash?  Everyone digs the almighty dollar, but in this case it is also Scone’s middle name.  


ELECTRIC KIF
Electric Kif

Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance.

 
AARON LEBOS REALITY
Aaron Lebos Reality 

Aaron Lebos Reality features Aaron Lebos on guitar, Eric England on bass, and Rodolfo Zuniga on drums, who on their own are some of the most in-demand musicians in South Florida and beyond. ALR shows are high-energy bolts of music that have no explanation other than sounds that go straight to the heart of the listener.


TITO PUENTE JR.
Tito Puente Jr

The comparison is inevitable. How could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music.


FRIDAY 4/27


Olympia Theater, 174 East Flagler St  

GET TICKETS HERE!


DR. LONNIE SMITH
Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Jazz Times magazine describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!” Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smith’s fan-base is truly worldwide.


KURT ELLING
Kurt Elling

GRAMMY® winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. He has won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. Grammy nominated over a dozen times, Elling has also been honored with international jazz awards, including the prestigious Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs (Lifetime Achievement Award). Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

GET TICKETS NOW FOR DR. LONNIE SMITH + KURT ELLING @ THE OLYMPIA!


SATURDAY 4/28


Bayside Marketplace Stage, 401 Biscayne Blvd.      

FREE


WENDY PEDERSEN
Wendy Pedersen

"...She can steam up your contact lenses from 100 feet away!" Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years.


TIM JAGO BAND
Tim Jago

Australian guitarist/composer/educator Tim Jago leads a killing band playing that always bring a steady groove.


LEON FOSTER THOMAS
Leon Foster Thomas

Pannist, composer, arranger, Leon Foster Thomas is a unique force in modern jazz. All About Jazz has labeled him as “the next big thing on his instrument”; “his gift is an ability to bring forth any style with abandon, and play his steel pan as if it belonged in jazz all along...there are times when Leon Foster Thomas plays his steel pan like Gary Burton on vibes” (Examiner.com).


ORIENTE
ORIENTE

Conceived by Cuban-born guitarist/composer Eddy Balzola after years of touring with show bands, reggae and Latin bands, Las Vegas clubs etc., Oriente’s signature sound features funky, guitar driven tumbaos, blazing harmonic brass, and explosive Afro-Latin percussion - fusing Cuban roots with Blues, Jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian influences.

 

SATURDAY 4/28

Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.

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REGINA CARTER

Sony Masterworks recording artist Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation.


LIZZ WRIGHT
Lizz Wright

Vocalist and composer, Lizz Wright synthesizes R&B, jazz, folk, blues, and gospel like no other.


ARTURO SANDOVAL
Arturo Sandoval

10 time Grammy Award Winner

Emmy Award Recipient

6 Time Billboard Award Winner

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.


GET TICKETS NOW FOR ARTURO SANDOVAL, REGINA CARTER & LIZZ WRIGHT AT BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER!

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