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Miami International Jazz Festival 2015 posterMiami International Jazz Fest Inc. releases dates and program for 2015 Miami International Jazz Festival.

Miami International Jazz Fest Inc., the non-for profit support organization of Miami International Jazz Fest proudly announces the 2nd Edition of this yearly Jazz Festival.

Festival Dates:

Friday,  May 1st   at Cuba Ocho Art & Research Ctr. 1475 SW 8th St.  , Miami, Fl. 33135. Doors open at 8:00 pm, Jazz Films Showing at 9 and performance by Jazz pianist / Professor (University of Miami) Martin Bejerano trio.

General Admission: $ 20.00, Reserved seating: $ 35.00 (must purchase, prior to event, minimum 4 persons per table)

 Saturday, May 2nd, at Manuel Artime Performing Arts Ctr.,  900 SW 1st St., Miami, Fl.33130.  Doors open 7:30, Concert Performance 8 PM featuring The Miami International Jazz Fest All Stars Ensemble: Pianist Antulio Mora (Venezuela), bassist Ranses Colon (Venezuela), master timbalero Orestes Vilato (Cuba), master percussionist (bongos) Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez (New York), Congas Stylist: “Tomasito” Cruz (Cuba), world renown trombonist : Jimmy Bosch (Puerto Rico), saxophone great: Felipe Lamoglia (Cuba), trumpet star: Adalberto “trompetica” Lara (Cuba)

General Admission: Main floor: $ 30.00, Balcony: $ 25.00

10 % discount with proper i.d. for Senior Citizens and students (16 and over), presently enrolled in any Miami-Dade School or University (purchase tickets on the day of the performance) applies to Saturday and Sunday Performances Only.

Sunday, May 3rd at Miami Senior High School Theater, 2450 SW 1st St, Miami, Fl. 33135, Doors open 3:30 pm, Concert Performance 4 pm: Emmett Cohen trio, University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz band under the direction of professor John Daversa and Special Guest Star: baritone saxophonist Super Star: Ronnie Cuber.

The 2nd edition of our yearly Festival includes an impressive lineup of stars that will be performing a repertory which reaches beyond the familiar vistas of Afro Cuban/Latin Jazz, incorporating rhythms of bebop, blues and U.S. urban funk, presenting diverse jazz expressions and artists throughout Greater Miami in venues managed by the City of Miami and the Miami Dade School Board

Other Festival activities include a Youth Talent Competition for Miami Dade County students ages 16 to 20, and a master class on Sunday may 3rd to be presented to a selection (nominated by their teachers) of two students per each High School in Miami Dade. The Miami International Jazz Fest aspires to provide unique opportunities that will give music students the ability to partake in many of the event’s activities, as competitors and volunteers.

Tickets for all events can be purchased on line at the Festival’s Web Site:

www.miamiinternationaljazzfest.org  or at the box office on the day of the performance.

MIJF’s President and Board members are professional musicians and businessmen who have a long list of outstanding accomplishments in music production and are primed to produce a first class international Jazz Festival that showcases Miami-Dade as the ideal destination that Jazz lovers worldwide, regionally and within our community can appreciate for years to come.  

“The Miami International Jazz Fest is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners” as well as the City of Miami Mayor.

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