Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest (Oct. 15-17) Booogie by the Beach (Oct. 30-31)

By Bari Auerbach….

“Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town?…And all that jazz!”

Oct. 15-17, Sunny Isles Beach will be the terrific town hosting the city’s 3rd annual Jazz Fest headlined by Ed Calle – one of the most recorded saxophonists in jazz history, especially renowned for his extraordinary ability to play Bebop.

The community is also “jazzed” about more Jazz Fest guests including successful saxophonist and flautist Jesse Jones, Jr. joined by multitalented vocalist Yvonne Brown (sponsored by the Sunshine Jazz Organization); and the Afro- Cuban jazz band Oriente.

This year’s Jazz Fest, produced by the City of Sunny Isles Beach in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council benefits Miami Children’s Hospital; and Joshua’s Heart Foundation – assisting those who struggle daily to procure food for basic survival. Joshua’s Heart Foundation, was founded by a five-year-old boy named Joshua. The main focus of his vision is to “Stomp out Hunger” in indigent and underprivileged communities and among those who battle debilitating diseases that affect their ability to earn enough to feed themselves.


Friday, Oct. 16:

Musical performances at the elegant Jazz Club at Acqualina Resort & Spa

Saturday, Oct. 17:

Jazz Fest featuring Ed Calle at Samson Oceanfront Park. Complimentary general parking beneath the Lehman Causeway (19150 Collins Avenue) with shuttle to Samson Oceanfront Park (17425 Collins Avenue)

Sunday, Oct. 18:

Sumptuous Sunday Brunch at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort (16701 Collins Ave)

Sponsors of the 2010 Jazz Fest include:

Miami-Dade Comm. Sally Heyman, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Around Town Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Polar Bear, Continental Group, Epicure Market, J. Milton & Associates, Solis, Trump International, Newport Beachside Resort and Acqualina Resort.

For information about the 3rd annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest or sponsorships, email Ibis Romero at or visit


Everyone who attends the city’s “Booogie by the Beach” Halloween event Oct. 30-31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Pelican Community Park is sure to have fun celebrating all the treats with no tricks that make life in the city something to howl about!

Once again, the city’s devilishly clever Cultural and Human Services Department is coordinating fun festivities for the whole “Adams family” including games, rides, music, food, contests and “the spookiest Haunted House in town!” The method to the madness is just one more example of the spooktacular Sunny Isles Beach renaissance spawned by ultra-luxurious new developments, revitalization and beautification projects perpetuating “monster success!”

Leaving no stone unturned, when it comes to finding dedicated leaders, there’s no need for a séance or Ouija board to call upon the “always at your service” Sunny Isles Beach City Commission: Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Vice Mayor Lewis J. Thaler, Comm. Roslyn Brezin, Comm. Gerry Goodman and Comm. George “Bud” Scholl. City Manager Rick Conner, department heads and members of city staff are also part of the “Who ‘ya gonna call? Goal busters!” team on a mission to make the best even better.

So whether you come to the Booogie by the Beach event in costume or come as you are, every Sunny Isles Beach resident is sure to be wearing the same smile as they join in celebrating the city’s “monster success!”

Booogie by the Beach – the community’s invited – Howl at the moon, bring the kids, get excited! Another fun city event bringing people together – Let’s all hope for picture perfect weather! Come as a ghoul, a goblin or a ghost Join in three-cheers and a non-bubbly toast! Have a great time and a happy Halloween Here’s to Sunny Isles Beach – the best city ever seen!

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