In conjunction with Miami Live Month, the 7th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will take place on November 14th, 15th and 16th, 2014.
Beginning in 2008, this event showcased local and national talent in a lavish tropical setting, including jazz greats Spyro Gyra and The Neville Brothers.
This year, the weekend will be kicked off on Friday, November 14th with an Evening of Jazz at the 5-Star Acqualina Resort and Spa. A prefix menu with drinks is included with the ticket and may be purchased through the resort reception at 855.821.8609.
At the main event, Saturday night November 15th from 7-10 pm, jazz music will flow from the stage at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue). Local, talented jazz vocalists Brenda Alford, Rochelle Lightfoot, and LeNard Rutledge will be accompanied by the Melton Mustafa Orchestra presenting What a Wonderful World, for an evening which jazz enthusiasts will not want to miss. Special featured artist Leon Foster Thomas is a Trinidad native and National Panorama competition with Phase II Pan Groove 2014 winner.
Event gates open at 6 pm. General Admission is $15 ($10 for SIB Resident ID Cardholders) for lawn seating, guests must bring their own chair or blanket. Food and drink will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Joshua’s Heart Foundation. VIP Tickets, which include seating, food and beverages, are $50. Limited valet parking in the garage is $15 per vehicle (cash) and self-parking under the William Lehman Causeway is free. Look for event parking signage to direct you to the parking option you prefer. Valet parking is available to the first 120 cars only. Tickets for the Saturday event are now on sale at the Government Center (18070 Collins Avenue) and Pelican Community Park (18115 North Bay Road) and at <sunnyislesbeachjazz. com>.
Be sure not to miss the conclusion of the weekend, a refreshing Jazz Brunch, with sumptuous music and food on Sunday, November 16th at the 4-Star Trump International Beach Resort (18001 Collins Avenue). Tickets are available by calling 305-692- 5601.
For more information call Sunny Isles Beach Jazz at 305-792-1952 or visit online at <sunnyislesbeachjazz. com>.
The SIB Jazz Fest is made possible with the support of the Miami- Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.