Wednesday, June 25, 2014

South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens 2014-15 Season Announced – Save-Your-Seat Event This Sunday!

This Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. join us in the Hibiscus Room for free mimosas and croissants at the annual select-your-seat event for our upcoming jazz season. It's your opportunity to select your preferred row and seat number on-site at last year's subscription prices. Starting now, full season subscriptions are $105 & $130 for 7 concerts for a short time only. In September, subscription prices will increase to $130 and $155 for the 7 concert series and single ticket prices will be $25 and $30. Do the math...the savings are HUGE!
2014-15 Jazz Season is BIGGER and BETTER than ever!
Wendy Pederson and the FIU Studio Jazz Big Band
Saturday, October 18, 8:00 p.m.

“…she can steam up your contact lenses from 100 feet away” Doug Adrianson, Miami Herald
“…Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart” Miami New Times
“… (The FIU Big Band) sports an explosive sound…the boldness of classic Stan Kenton, …with gobs of warmth and sentiment” Glenn Astarita

Wendy will be performing with one of South Florida’s most renown and recognized big bands, the FIU Big Band in an evening of song, swing and your favorite jazz standards.

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in a Tribute to New Orleans Jazz
Saturday, November 1, 8:00 p.m.
“The youngest son of the Marsalis family, makes records that are always worth hearing…” Ben Ratliff, New York Times
“Just as his drumming is steeped in both modern and New Orleans rhythmic styles, his vibes playing draws on the rich tradition of that instrument…with commendably ardent swing” George Kanzler, Jazz Times

The youngest member of the "First Family of Jazz", Jason is joined by Austin Johnson, New Orleans based artist on piano, Atlanta based artist David Potter on drums (having been featured in the piano trios of Ellis Marsalis and Marcus Roberts) and Atlanta based artist Will Goble one of the most in-demand bassists performing across America.

Ed Calle and his Holiday Divas
Saturday, December 13, 8:00 p.m.

“Calle has virtually flawless technique, outstanding control” Skip Spratt

Join Ed along with South Florida’s favorite jazz songstresses Joy Francis, Wendy Pedersen, Leslie Cartaya and Nicole Yarling accompanied by his Big Band in a festive and fun Holiday Jazz Concert.

Freddy Cole Quartet
Saturday, January 10, 8:00 p.m.

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing…he is overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” New York Times
“Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.” People Magazine

Growing up in Chicago, Freddy, youngest of 5 including his brother Nat King Cole recalls, “Music was all around me with visitors that included Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton”. Moving to NYC in 1951 to study at Julliard, Freddy successfully laid the groundwork for a career that continues to flourish to this day.

Batuke Samba Funk in an Evening Celebrating Brazilian Carnival -- February 21, 8:00 p.m.
“Red hot...He (Diogo) is one of the most recognized and accomplished Brazilian musicians.” Manny Meland, MiamiArtZine

Back by popular demand, join us for a Carnival Celebration, Batuke Samba Funk style! BSF is a high energy Brazilian band that mixes the rhythms of 70s Funk, with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul and Bossa Nova.

The Will Calhoun Trio
Saturday, March 14, 8:00 p.m.

“OMG. Shades of Miles Davis with today’s creativity” Mike Matheny-Radio 10
“Will Calhoun’s latest breakthrough jazz album, “Life in This World,” has it all. It deserves more than 5 stars. It deserves a Grammy.” Carol Banks Weber,

Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to contribute to a range of genres that include jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on film and continually pushing the creative envelope. Winner of two Grammys, Will has recorded and/or toured and performed with Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Oumou Sangare, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter and many more.

Shelly Berg & the Frost Concert Jazz Band – The Great American Songbook
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.

"Exhilarating! A whirlwind of motion who never sounds a dull note… filled with moments of high emotion and drama.” Los Angeles Times
"Shelly Berg is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz.” Scott Yanow, All About Jazz

He's a composer, arranger, educator, conductor, and jazz piano virtuoso. He has recorded with Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Freddie Hubbard and Randy Brecker, among others. The Frost Concert Jazz Band under the direction of John Daversa has been the University of Miami’s premiere large jazz ensemble for over 30 years. Experience a night that runs the gamut from beautiful ballads to exciting and dynamic swing.

When you buy a subscription you are guaranteed your preferred seat for all concerts, and receive a generous discount from single ticket pricing.

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