5th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will feature headliner David Benoit

The City of Sunny Isles Beach is excited to announce the line-up for the 5th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest three-day festival. Grammy nominated David Benoit headlines the main event on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue). Following tradition, the weekend will be filled with a variety of musical events, at various venues in Sunny Isles Beach. On Friday, October 12th, join us for an Evening of Jazz at Acqualina Resort and Spa (17875 Collins Avenue) from 8pm – 11pm. Tony Sona Trio with special guest Gail Robin will be the featured artists. Tickets range from $25 – $65 and valet parking is $8 per vehicle. To purchase tickets call the resort at 305.918.8000.

On Saturday, October 13th, enjoy a Jazz BBQ on the Beach, at Sole on the Ocean (17315 Collins Avenue). This event, from 12pm – 4pm, will feature the Oriente Band, a cool Afro Cuban Blues and Soul group. The event is accessible from the beach, and FREE. BBQ food will be available for purchase.

The main event will take place Saturday evening, October 13th, from 6:00pm – 10pm at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue). The City proudly presents opening act, Ira Sullivan, bop jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, flautist, saxophonist and composer. Performing after Ira will be Rose Max & Ramatis Brazilian Jazz. Ramatis plays a masterful acoustic guitar complimented with beautiful vocals by Rose. Playing alongside Ramatis and Rose is special guest, renowned Brazilian bassist Dorio Ferreira. The headliner for Saturday’s event is Grammy nominated David Benoit, known worldwide for his soulful jazz piano performances.

Gates open at 5:30 pm for Saturday’s main event and the $25 (general admission) ticket can be purchased at the SIB Visitor Center (18070 Collins Avenue) and Pelican Community Park (18115 North Bay Road) or at the door on that night. This event will take place rain or shine. Patrons should bring a chair or blanket for open seating. Seats can also be rented. Food, wine and beer are available to purchase at the park. Alcohol sales will benefit Joshua’s Heart Foundation.

Finally, the weekend will close out with a Glorious Buffet Brunch at Alba Seaside Italian (in Sole on the Ocean). This event, from 12pm – 4pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012, will include an incredible Italian American Inspired Brunch with action stations and unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Ticket price is $40 per person, and valet parking is $5 with validation. Expect Joy, Food, and Love. For tickets, call the hotel at 786.923.9300.

For additional event information, contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305.792.1706 or log onto www.sunnyislesbeachjazz.com

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