World-renowned jazz artists support World Central Kitchen

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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

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


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