The Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will celebrate the extraordinary sounds of jazz music throughout the event weekend; featuring renowned jazz artists. Headlining the festival is one of the most recorded saxophonists in jazz history, Ed Calle. Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, Latin jazz, contemporary jazz, and pop. He appears on such Grammy award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Arturo Sandoval and Jon Secada. Ed has also recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton and Rihanna.
Additional musical guests include successful saxophonist and flautist Jesse Jones, JR. whose amazing talent in playing everything from traditional jazz to Bebop has allowed him to perform with such notable artists as Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell and Ira Sullivan. Jesse Jones, JR. will be featuring multi- talented vocalist Yvonne Brown, and the performance is sponsored by the Sunshine Jazz Organization. Also, performing will be the always distinctive sounds of the Afro- Cuban Jazz band, Oriente.
The Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, produced by the City of Sunny Isles Beach in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council, will showcase and highlight the best that the city has to offer including great music, fine dining, exclusive resorts, beautiful beaches and much more! The Jazz Fest’s special nonprofit partners, who will get partial event proceeds, are Joshua’s Heart Foundation (joshuasheart.org), which strives to “Stomp out Hunger” by providing necessities such as food and water to individuals in underserved communities and Miami Children’s Hospital (mch.com), a world leader in pediatric healthcare.
The weekend Festival kicks off on Fri., Oct. 15th with musical performances at the elegant Jazz Club in the Acqualina Resort & Spa. The festival will continue on Sat., Oct. 16th, at the spectacular Samson Oceanfront Park with a performance by the headlining artist, Ed Calle and ends on Sun., Oct. 17th with a sumptuous Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Newport Beachside Resort.
Event Corporate sponsors include Miami Dade County, Comm. Sally Heyman, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Around Town Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Polar Bear, Continental Group, Epicure Market, J. Milton & Associates, Marenas Resort, Newport Beachside Resort and Acqualina Resort.
“The Third Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest keeps getting better every year!” adds Ibis Romero, exec. dir. of Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council. “We are happy to produce an event that, after three years, continues to attract both local residents and tourists.”