Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 winners of the South Florida Knight Arts Challenge Announced - Jazz in Miami wins big!

Congratulations to the 2014 winners
of the South Florida Knight Arts Challenge!

Learn more about their big ideas for the arts at KnightArts.org.
The two jazz related winners are:

Olympia Theater Expands Downtown Arts Series
Recipient: Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
Award: $50,000

To infuse downtown Miami with the arts, the Olympia Theater will expand its monthly jazz performance series in the lobby of the Olympia Theater. Started in 2013 and curated by the Miami Jazz and Film Society, the “In the Lobby Lounge: Jazz” series has grown to host more than 200 patrons a month in a cabaret-type setting, with free admission and local ensembles performing. In 2015, the Olympia will produce a weekly lobby event that includes jazz in addition to other genres of music, poetry, storytelling and performance art.

Local Students Jam with Jazz Greats
Recipient: Village of Pinecrest, Pinecrest Gardens
Award: $75,000

To enable Miami-Dade County students to learn from jazz greats, Pinecrest Gardens will expand its popular South Motors Jazz Series to include a new mentor program. In 2015, the series will mark its fifth anniversary by bringing in internationally celebrated artists. These greats will stay on at the Banyan Bowl for a second day to jam with a core group of high school students participating in the jazz magnet program at New World School of the Arts

Full Story at: http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2014/12/1/knight-arts-challenge-south-florida-2014-names-47-winners/ 

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