Jazz Festivals Are Back In South Florida


Jazz in the Gardens, Miami's two-day jazz festival is scheduled at Bayfront Park this spring.

It will be months until the final lineup, as organizers are trying to duplicate the 2020 lineup. Concert tours are resuming as COVID-19 vaccinations continue and restrictions lessen.

Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Ludacris, Charlie Wilson, Kirk Franklin and Jill Scott were on the 2020 schedule, as the festival, featured R&B, pop or smooth jazz stars like Lionel Richie, Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny G., Robin Thicke and Maxwell have appeared.

Jazz in the Gardens plans to announce details on its website, www.jazzinthegardens.com, when they become available.

The Bayfront Jazz Festival is scheduled for April 30 and May 1.

On the bill: jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, Latin jazz pianists Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Cuban singer and pianist Aymée Nuviola. Electronic act Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music is also on the bill.

Tickets for the 2021 Bayfront Jazz Festival are available at bayfrontjazz.com and Ticketmaster.

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