World-renowned jazz artists support World Central Kitchen
Famous jazz artists around the world are teaming up to help feed families affected by the pandemic through World Central Kitchen in live pay-per-view programming from the Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens.
Faced with the cancellation of a celebrity jazz series due to the pandemic, the Village of Pinecrest reimagined JazzAid Live from the Banyan Bowl to both help feed America and bring jazz masters into homes and the hearts of viewers nationwide. A generous percentage of proceeds from the COVID-19 relief fundraiser will go directly to World Central Kitchen, an organization founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés that uses the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond.
Now in its 11th year, the popular Pinecrest Gardens Jazz Series has brought some of the biggest names in jazz music to South Florida. The series sells out year after year thanks to a thriving community of local music lovers. Historically, with nearly all of our seats sold to season subscribers every year, many fans are bound to miss out on seeing some of their favorite performers live. From now on, everyone will be able to attend the shows while supporting a good cause.
JazzAid Live from the Bayan Bowl will be filmed and broadcast by a professional five-camera concert production team onsite by Midtown Video, who help us with the necessary production equipment. The open-air amphitheater traditionally seats 530 people and has been the scene of countless world-class musical performances. But with the demands of a pandemic and social distancing, the upcoming 2020-21 concert season will be available instead via a pay-per-view live stream. Each two-hour show will run over a seven-month period and will consist of two 45-minute sets by each artist with an intermission.
The cost is $ 15 for an individual performance and $ 100 for the series of eight jazz shows, with a portion of ticket sales going to the World Central Kitchen. Since the onset of the pandemic, World Central Kitchen has mobilized in cities across America to help feed vulnerable communities and courageous healthcare professionals on the front lines of the health crisis, as well as to support the food industry. restoration in distress. To purchase a Banyan Bowl JazzAid Live subscription, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.
Thanks to sponsors including Midtown Video and Steinway & Sons. Sponsorship opportunities are always available. To find out more, contact Alana Perez at 305-669-6990 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-21 JAZZAID LIVE FROM THE BANYAN BOWL CONCERT SERIES:
Saturday 17 October 2020
8 p.m. EST
An evening with Jon Secada
International superstar and multi-Grammy Award singer Jon Secada.
With a career spanning more than two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold and leading roles on Broadway, the famous Jon Secada established himself as one of the first bilingual artists to achieve international success.
Saturday 14 November 2020
8 p.m. EST
2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and ten-time Grammy Award, Emmy Award and six-time Billboard Award Arturo Sandoval.
Flamboyant and technically flawless Cuban trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval is the protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter and one of the musical founders of Latin Jazz. A master of the trumpet and bugle, Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12 and has been recording for over 30 years.
Saturday 12 December 2020
8 p.m. EST
Grammy Award winner and world renowned jazz singer Kurt Elling.
Renowned for his singular combination of rugged swing and poetic acumen, Grammy winner Kurt Elling has secured a place among the greatest jazz singers in the world. Named “the outstanding male singer of our time” by the New York Times, Elling has won unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run to the top of the DownBeat Critics Poll, a dozen Grammy nominations and eight awards from the Jazz Journalists Association for “Male Singer of the Year.”
Saturday, January 16, 2021
8 p.m. EST
The legend lives
World-renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Back by popular demand, the Glenn Miller Orchestra “swings” into Pinecrest for an encore performance next January. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance conductors of the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. A string of successful records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the strength of attraction of theaters, hotels and dance pavilions, have built and sustained the momentum of popularity. Over 18 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable sound of Glenn Miller and perform those songs that everyone remembers. It’s a must see for fans of jazz and swing, or incurable romantics who want to turn back time.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
8 p.m. EST
An evening of New Orleans jazz
Eight times “Trombonist of the Year” and best trombonist of his generation Wycliffe Gordon.
With Grammy Award winner Dafnis Prieto leading the Frost Concert Jazz Band.
Musical ambassador and performer of American music, Wycliffe Gordon performs hard-swing and direct jazz, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. His unparalleled modern mastery of piston mutes, exceptional technique and signature sound have earned Gordon a place in musical history known as one of the finest trombonists of his generation. Gordon has been named “Best in Trombone” by the Downbeat Critics Poll three years in a row and the Jazz Journalists Association named him “Trombonist of the Year” eight times.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
8 p.m. EST
Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 and 2019 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, 13 Acclaimed Albums and Featured Artist with Jon Batiste’s House Group for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
We have the privilege of welcoming this extraordinary saxophonist, singer and composer for the first time to Pinecrest. An unequivocal musical prodigy, Grace rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts and accolades around the world.
March 13, 2021
8 p.m. EST
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Award-winning pianist and composer.
A funny thing has happened to Joey Alexander in the past five years. An eventful period during which he became the most brilliantly precocious talent in jazz history, the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy Award in the jazz category; and a media favorite who got a 60-minute profile, a front-page profile in The New York Times and other leading covers. As a pianist, composer and conductor, Joey Alexander enjoys one of jazz’s most ascending careers, thanks to his breathtaking technique, innate musical intelligence, and ability to communicate overwhelming joy.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
8 p.m. EST
Eight-time Grammy Award winners.
Celebrating its 48th anniversary in 2020, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s most innovative vocal groups with its blend of pop, jazz, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, swing and a cappella. Founded by Tim Hauser in 1972, the current band includes Janis Siegel (viola), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) and newcomer Trist Curless (bass), who replaced Hauser after his death in 2014. The band remains a cornerstone of great pop and jazz hits, a legacy the group has cemented since their first recording. The legendary quartet received eight Grammy Awards out of 20 nominations and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
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