Miami Live Month — SIB 6th Annual Jazz Fest and more

Miami Live Month — SIB 6th Annual Jazz Fest and more

A scene from 2012 Jazz Fest: Rose Max and Ramatis.


A scene from 2012 Jazz Fest: Rose Max and Ramatis.

Four Seasons Cultural Series, FIU Jazz Big Band performs in October. (Photos by Mike Tribby)

November is promoted as Miami Live Mont  throughout Miami-Dade County, but in Sunny Isles Beach, we’re “live” all year round. The City sponsors at least one live performance for residents and visitors every month of the year. From the Annual Anniversary Celebration featured live band, to school children performing in the Summer Camp Talent Showcase, to residents giving it their best shot at the SIB Talent Show in September, even the warm, summer months have something to offer.

As the humidity began to decrease and evenings got pleasantly cooler, the Four Seasons Cultural Series opened on October 13th with the Florida International University Jazz Big Band performing on the stage in Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue). That concert was followed closely at the same location, by our first monthly Sunny Serenade on October 16th, featuring the Sunny Isles Beach Orchestra, who dedicated a song to the City titled, “Which Way is Paradise?”

Looking forward to upcoming November events, residents can enjoy top-notch performers during the 6th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, which the City produces in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council. Prices and venues vary and there is something for everyone, including two all — inclusive resort packages at both Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach and the Trump International Beach Resort.

Friday, November 15th at 8:00pm kick off the festival at “Jazz Libations and Vibrations” with artist Liz Sharp in the Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach, located at 17875 Collins Avenue. A dinner entrée with special pre-fixed menu is offered for $65 per person. Contact the resort online or at 855-821-8609 to purchasetickets.

On Saturday, November 16th at Heritage Park bring your own chair or blanket and spread out on the great lawn for an evening of jazz. For a minimal cost of $15 ($10 for Residents showing the SIB Resident ID Card) patrons will be entertained by a “Tribute to Women in Jazz” as Nicole Yarling, Wendy Pedersen, Paulette Dozier and Ashley Moss perform accompanied by the Melton Mustafa Orchestra. Food, wine and beer are for sale to benefit the Joshua’s Heart Foundation. For a special treat purchase a VIP ticket for $50 which includes food, drink and private seating. Gates open at 6:00pm and entertainers will perform from 7:00-10:00pm.

Sunday, November 17th from 12:00- 3:00pm celebrate at Trump International Beach Resort 18001 Collins Avenue with a “New Orleans Jazz Brunch” featuring the Night Breeze Jazz Trio. Chef Kurtis Jantz’s menu includes Chicken Jambalaya, Cajun Crab Omelet and King Cake and of course New Orleans themed cocktails. Contact the resort online or at 305-692-5601 for advanced tickets at $35 per person ($45 at the door).

Miami Live Month continues in Sunny Isle Beach on November 20th with the next Sunny Serenade again at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue. The featured group, Higher Ground, is one of South Florida’s Premier Cover Bands. Their musical variety includes Top 40, Pop, Disco and Dance. Entrance and parking are both free.

And the City’s monthly performance commitment continues in early December with the next Four Seasons Cultural Series taking place on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:30pm at the Norman S. Edelcup SIB K-8 (201 182 Drive). The Florida International University Opera will be featured that evening, including a chance to meet the performers and enjoy a snack after the show. The entrance is free for patrons showing their SIB Resident ID Card at the entrance, and $5 for all others.

As with all our events, if you wish to leave the driving to us, the SIB Community Shuttle will provide transportation to and from the event. For more information or questions on any of these events please call 305-792-1706.

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