This promises to be our best jazz weekend EVER when we welcome the John Clayton Quintet to the Banyan Bowl Stage featuring Grammy Award Winning Bass Player John Clayton on Saturday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. The Clayton Brothers is the brain child of saxophonist Jeff Clayton. According to Jeff, some 30 years ago he and his brother, Grammy Award winning bassist John Clayton, agreed to support each other’s preferred formats.
Jeff’s love of small groups lead to formation of the Clayton Brothers Quintet. John’s love for big bands led to formation of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with drummer Jeff Hamilton, of which brother Jeff is a part. The current roster of the Clayton Brothers Quintet includes brothers Jeff and John, along with John’s son Gerald Clayton (piano), Obed Calvaire (drums) and Terell Stafford (trumpet). The band’s latest album The Gathering was released in December 2012. Find more information about the South Motors Jazz Series visit pinecrestgardens.org, click on entertainment, performing arts…and South Motors Jazz.
This concert is Generously Sponsored by the Pareira Family Foundation.
The Clayton Brothers is the brain child of saxophonist Jeff Clayton. According to Jeff, some 30 years ago he and his brother, Grammy Award winning bassist John Clayton, agreed to support each other’s preferred formats. Jeff’s love of small groups lead to formation of the Clayton Brothers Quintet. John’s love for big bands led to formation of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with drummer Jeff Hamilton, of which brother Jeff is a part. The current roster of the Clayton Brothers Quintet includes brothers Jeff and John, along with John’s son Gerald Clayton (piano), Obed Calvaire (drums) and Terell Stafford (trumpet).
The band’s latest album The Gathering was released in December 2012. Find more information about the South Motors Jazz Series at pinecrestgardens.org or call 305-669-6990.
If you have a hunger for a pre-concert dinner, then be sure to celebrate jazz Mediterranean style when Elia Restaurant presents this month’s Jazz Dinner. Surrounded by Art and Nature, enjoy a pleasant dinner in the beautiful Cypress Hall. Seating is limited. Dinners will be served at 6:30 p.m. Paid reservations are mandatory. For reservations, please call 305-669-6990.
Also happening in the jazz genre is our Gen-Next Jam when John Clayton and gifted students from the New World High School engage in our fabulous mentoring program on Saturday, November 16, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. In 2015 the South Motors Jazz series expanded to include GenNext Jam, bringing an exceptional caliber of internationally celebrated artists to jam with and mentor a core group of youth participating in the Jazz Magnet Program at Miami-Dade County’s signature school of the arts, New World High School. These unique mentorships allow aspiring musicians from South Florida to learn directly from and play alongside Jazz greats.
Enjoy a night of nationally touring comedians, local rising stars, and one-of-a-kind entertainment that will have you laughing-out-loud at your seats. Thursday, November 14th Comic Cure presents Miami: A Very Funny History featuring Freddy Stebbins. Step back in time with Miami Dade College professor and award-winning comedian Freddy Stebbins as he relives, through costume and impersonation, the magical moments and people that transformed Miami. You’re invited on a one-of-a-kind journey that depicts our city’s changing landscape over time and celebrates the global cultures that have shaped it.
Join us for a uniquely fascinating blend of humor and history. Freddy Stebbins is the 2016 Miami NewTimes Comedian of the Year, 2017 Ultimate Miami Comedian and 2018 Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge Winner. For information, call 305-669-6990. Tickets are $20, and seating is limited.
FOR CHILDREN…we are featuring two incredible children’s concerts.
Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Outpatient Center Family Fun Concerts Presented by Orchestra Miami showcases a program called Let’s Dance on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. Introduce kids to the art of ballet with students from the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet School, accompanied by musicians from Orchestra Miami. For information or to purchase advance tickets call 305-274-2103. Advance Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 Children age 3 and older. Day of Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors, $12 Children age 3 and older
Additionally the Greater Miami Youth Symphony presents Special Concert for Premature Babies Awareness Month on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. We are hosting this special concert for a special cause with the big sounds of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Concert Band.
The program features:
S’Wonderful by George Gershwin; Just the Two of Us by John Wasson; C-Jam Blues by Duke Ellington; Cold Duck Time by Eddie Harris ; Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington; Big Mouth by Jeff Jarvis and Front Row Seats arranged by Paul Baker.
EDUCATION AT THE GARDENS
Join us for Brownie Eco Friend Badge Day on Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Price: $12 per scout (includes cost of badge, activity materials, full access to garden amenities)
Girl Scouts can now complete requirements to earn new badges at Pinecrest Gardens! Select Saturdays throughout the year, Pinecrest Gardens will offer “Badge Days” for Girl Scouts who are working to earn their badges. Preregistration is required. To register call 305-669-6990. Whenever you spend time outdoors, you can take care of the environment! This badge will teach Brownies more about how to treat outdoor spaces with kindness, and teach others how they can, too. In this badge we will take care of wildlife, explore outdoors, practice being an eco-friend, and much more!
Little Lizards is a program we run weekly, Wednesday Afternoons at 2:00 p.m. and it is free with $5 Park Admission for kids ages: 3 to 10, Every Wednesday Afternoon near the playground for our Little Lizards Program. This drop-in, informal program will feature new activities every week relating to a monthly theme. Lizards will read, explore, create, and imagine while learning about the wonders of nature. No prior registration necessary.
Weather permitting. November is all about Garden Edibles/Harvest – The fall is the perfect time to learn about edible gardening in Florida. Join us in November as we start planting veggie beds for the season. Take home your very own vegetable seedling and taste what we have growing in the garden after learning about the plant parts we love to eat!
Horticulture Workshop presents the Garden Craft and Design Series, Thursday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. Floral Design 101: This hands-on class will provide the basics for designing a floral arrangement. Students will learn the elements that make up a flawless floral design. Your creativity will be sparked to make each unique arrangement your very own! We will supply all plant materials, however, containers will not be provided; please bring your own. Fee: $30. Find out more information and register by calling 305-669-6990.