Friday, November 12, 2010

South Florida JAZZ Season Opens w/ Gala & Chick Corea November 20, 2010

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South Florida JAZZ 2010-11 Season Schedule
Highlighted by Chick Corea

South Florida JAZZ, coming off its most successful season, and the principal purveyors of modern jazz in the region since 1991, formally announces its new season schedule. All performances will be held at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie. The focus of the organization remains steadfastly on presenting artists of national and international repute under the aegis of Artistic Director Ron Weber and gently guided by the world-acclaimed vibraphonist/educator Gary Burton. The artists who have performed for South Florida JAZZ over the years represent an absolute who’s-who of the jazz world. Weber and Burton think this lineup could be the strongest yet, which is a bold assertion following the outstanding artists of the recently concluded season.

Subscriptions and individual tickets to all concerts can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222; toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, online at or

November 20, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.
South Florida JAZZ 19th Anniversary Concert & Gala
“An Evening with CHICK COREA – A Solo Piano Concert”

A 13-time Grammy Award recipient, pianist Chick Corea, is a true musical genius and no music lover should miss this opportunity to see him in concert in an intimate setting, and immerse oneself in the unique experience. In addition to being a virtuosic player and the most imitated pianist of this era, Mr. Corea is also a prodigious composer of more than 2,000 compositions, many replete with Latin rhythms of his heritage, provocative romanticism, lush harmonies and melodies that sometimes channel modern classical composers. Mr. Corea is among the most outstanding musical artists of the past four decades.

Premier VIP 7-concert South Florida JAZZ Membership package
$300 per person and includes:
• Seven-concert discounted subscription beginning with Chick Corea
• Pre-concert gourmet reception with live entertainment
• No service charges and free parking courtesy of SFJ
• Premium seating throughout the season
• 2010-11 SFJ membership
• Exclusive members-only promotions

VIP Ticket for “An Evening with Chick Corea” is also available for $150 per person and includes:
• Preferred seating for this concert
• Gourmet reception prior to the concert
• 2010-11 SFJ membership discount tickets to all concerts
• Free parking courtesy of SFJ

Chick Corea reserved seating: $90 and $50 balcony

2011 Concerts
Tickets: $40 and $15 for students with I.D. All seating is reserved.

January 8, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Christian McBride & Inside StraightThe finest musicians to spring from the world of jazz have had an advantage when it comes to branching into other genres of music. Their mastery of composition, arranging and sight-reading coupled with their flair for improvisation and spontaneous creation make them possibly the most seasoned and adaptable musicians in the art. Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, chameleonic virtuoso of the acoustic and electric bass, stands tall at the top of this clique.

February 12, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Brazilian Trio with Guest Artist Vic Juris
Three of Brazil’s finest jazz exports, the dazzling pianist Helio Alves, superb bassist Nilson Matta, and the iconic drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, comprise this amazing trio. This is serious jazz by veteran masters of the American and Brazilian idioms. They are joined by frequent a collaborator, New York guitarist Vic Juris, well known in modern jazz circles.

March 12, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
We Four: Celebrating John ColtraneWe Four is a new band of veteran New York jazz players, all of whom feel a special connection to John Coltrane. The band is composed of tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Jimmy Cobb. The repertoire will be a jazz lover’s delight from that hard-swinging era when so many standards and bluesy compositions were arranged and played so craftily. No band can do it better than this one.

April 9, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Amina Figarova Sextet
South Florida JAZZ will feature one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and sophisticated artists, pianist Amina Figarova, with her international sextet. Here is your chance to discover a treasure and see her in her second South Florida JAZZ performance. The frontline of flute, saxophone and trumpet is renowned throughout the globe. The Amina Figarova Sextet appears courtesy of the Dutch government, which provides transportation to the United States for this engagement.

May 14, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Martin Bejerano Trio
Cuban-American incendiary and creative pianist, Martin Bejerano, and his New York trio, with bassist Edward Perez and drummer Ludwig Alfonso, will premier Potential Energy Suite, a composition commissioned by Chamber Music America for a grant awarded to him by that organization. Mr. Bejerano is among the fastest rising stars in jazz. He is a fixture in the bands of Russell Malone and the legendary drummer Roy Haynes in addition to leading his own band and following academic pursuits both in New York and Miami.

June 11, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Kurt EllingChicago native Kurt Elling is the most accomplished male jazz singer extant. In a career spanning 14 years, 42-year-old Elling has risen to international prominence as a jazz artist and creative singer. An intellectual superman, he is a master of “vocalese” and scatting. Each of his eight albums for was nominated for Grammy Award and the most recent won this in 2010. He is a perennial critics poll-winner and his quartet tours the world, performing to critical acclaim in Europe, Asia, Canada, Israel, and Australia. This will be Mr. Elling’s fourth performance for South Florida JAZZ.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division

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