Monday, June 29, 2015

Cadet Hotel in South Beach hosts media night for summer music event announcement

This past week Jazz & Blues Florida received an invitation to venture to South Beach and attend a small soiree for the introduction to the media for a new summer jazz series to be held at The Cadet Hotel.  We spiffed up with the appropriate sartorial correctness and headed south!

It seems I haven't been to South Beach in quite some time, and across the MacArthur Causeway in longer! Wow...big changes along the way. Much different from the monthly visits at 3am to deliver the hard copies of Hot House Florida to places that no longer exist! Will The Cadet fill this void? We hope so!

The Hotel Manager, Ms. Giulia Loiacono, was there to greet us and get us settled with beverages and some tasty treats while Antulio Mora lead his trio through some Latin Jazz (Antulio - grand piano, Miguel Gomez - upright bass, and Charlie Santiago on percussion). The concert is (and will be) held in the lobby which although 'intimate' is a good match for the resident 36-seat fine dining restaurant, Pied a Terre, and the 'feel' of this historic Art Deco hotel.  On a historical note, The Cadet (built in 1941) was recruited and served its country by housing United States Air Force Cadets from 1941–1949. Appropriately stylish, the dashing commander of the West Point Cadets housed at the hotel was none other than Captain Clark Gable!

Dr. Vilma Biaggi, the owner and inspiration for the continuation of the property being stylish and pertinent to the cultural community of Florida, is also the impresario of the soon-coming summer jazz series and has drawn for the wealth of talent in Southeast Florida to create a 4-day event that will leave any aficionado sated, in the manner of music, food and comfort!

Please enjoy the photos below, which in no way do the property justice, and you will find the series information at the bottom with links for more information.

THE light in the dark!

The Scene - Classic!
Hard to discern, but this is the historical marker regarding Clark Gable's command of the West Point Cadets.
The lobby bar, appointed properly with pretty women and excellent service.

A wonderful space to settle into and relax, surrounded by the hustle of SoBe.

Thank you for the introduction and the music!

Wild mushroom, salmon trio and avocado treats in accompaniment of an excellent wine with live jazz and excellent company. Nice. Miami Beach Nice.... 

There is an accompanying dinner being offered for the jazz evenings... 

Just walking up to the door, you know you are in for special dining treat!

Antulio Mora Trio providing the soundtrack the evening and returning to participate in the series.

Dr. Biaggi and GM Loiacono flanked by tonight's artists and Leo Quintero who will open the series on July 9th.

One of the outside dining/sitting spaces!

Yes, I can imagine participating in an EXCELLENT party in this tropical garden!

And, here is the information on the series!
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Join us at Cadet Hotel this July 
for our first Summer Jazz Festival

A journey in the history of jazz music

We have an outstanding lineup over an exciting 4-day weekend.

Leo Quintero Jazz Trio – Rodner Padilla bass, Isaac Velasquez drums, guest artist Deanette Rivas.

Mike Orta Trio

Antulio Mora Latin Jazz Trio – Miguel Gomez bass, Michael Font drums.

Yorgis Goiricelaya Elegance Project – Yorgis Goiricelaya bass

Book Jazz Festival Overnight Package – Admission and more included!

Dine at Pied à Terre – Admission is free and Pied à Terre will offer a special 3-course menu – inspired by that night’s music – for $45 per person.

All others – Admission is $25, includes 1 drink 
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