A spectacular lineup of multi-award winning jazz masters will perform at the first MIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL (MNJF), an extension of the internationally celebrated Nice Jazz Festival in France. The Festival makes its U.S. debut at its stateside home -- downtown Miami’s Gusman Center for the Performing Arts on October 26 and 27, 2012, marking the first events of a planned five-year MNJF tradition.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
The jazz grooves of local jazz ensembles from Florida International University will animate the Gusman Center lobby during a pre-concert cocktail reception.
Artist Lineup: Grammy winning vocalist and host of NPR’s JazzSet Dee Dee Bridgewater (Festival Ambassador), acclaimed bassist/composer Kyle Eastwood’s band, and The Florida International University Big Band, featuring Sally Night
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012
The jazz grooves of local jazz ensembles from The Frost School of Music at University of Miami will animate the Gusman Center lobby during a pre-concert cocktail reception.
Artist Lineup: Nine-time Grammy winning Latin Jazz and Salsa Favorite Eddie Palmieri and His Latin Jazz Band, internationally renowned French drummer Andre Ceccarelli and his band TROC, featuring Alex Ligertwood (former Santana lead singer) Jannick Top, Amaury Filliard, and Julian Mazzariello; and The South Florida Jazz Orchestra, with Chuck Bergeron and vocalist Nicole Henry
For tickets, visit www.miaminicejazzfestival.com or call the local box office at (305) 374-2444
For further information visit: www.miaminicejazzfestival.com.