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JAZZ ROOTS 2016/17

The Jazz Age: After years of struggle, jazz music in Miami has hit a tipping point
by Jordan Levin of The Miami Herald
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“JAZZ ROOTS is the most important concert and educational jazz series in America… This series is simply imperative!” - Quincy Jones 

The Arsht Center is proud to announce the thrilling six-concert lineup for the JAZZ ROOTS 2016-2017 season as well as the appointment of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg as Artistic Advisor for the groundbreaking series. A world-renowned musician, composer and educator, Berg has been involved as a collaborator on JAZZ ROOTS since its inception. The Arsht Center invited Berg to expand his role to include assisting with creative direction for the series following the passing in 2015 of JAZZ ROOTS co-founder and co-creator Larry Rosen, with whom Berg also collaborated for many years.

The ninth season of JAZZ ROOTS will launch befittingly with an all-star tribute to series co-founder Larry Rosen, commissioned especially for the 10th Anniversary of the Arsht Center. The extraordinary season will continue with five musically diverse concerts each starring some of the most celebrated headliners in the music industry today!

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TO LARRY WITH LOVE: A STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE TO LARRY ROSEN
DAVE GRUSIN, HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA, AND MORE
NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Oscar- and 10-time Grammy-winning composer Dave Grusin, The Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and a star-studded cast pay tribute to the legendary Jazz Roots and GRP Records founder, Larry Rosen.  We chronicle Rosen’s amazing life journey, which led him to produce some of the greatest music of the last 35 years.

DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR 2016
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JONATHAN BUTLER, KENNY LATTIMORE, AND VALERIE SIMPSON

DAVE KOZ, JONATHAN BUTLER, KENNY LATTIMORE, VALERIE SIMPSON (OF ASHFORD AND SIMPSON)
NOVEMBER 26, 2016

Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests – Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson – capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz’s evergreen holiday tour.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
WYNTON MARSALIS, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
JANUARY 20, 2017

Wynton Marsalis (Music Director, Trumpet) is the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is known for its stylistic authenticity and its stellar performances of choice instrumental arrangements from the books of such key swing era legends as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.  

PIANO TITANS: CHICK COREA & GONZALO RUBALCABA, SOLOS & DUETS
CHICK COREA, GONZALO RUBALCABA
FEBRUARY 24, 2017

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time GRAMMY® winner, and keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity. Gonzalo Rubalcaba is a world-renowned solo jazz and classical pianist and Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner. Corea and Rubalcaba will each perform solos and the evening will end with a piano duet. 

LIVING LEGENDS: BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ELLING
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET, KURT ELLING, CARMEN LUNDY
MARCH 17, 2017

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the band to perform a variety of material in astonishing new ways. 

FROM MA RAINEY TO MILES DAVIS: A BLUES JOURNEY 
STEVE MILLER, JIMMIE VAUGHAN, MIKE FLANIGIN, SHELLY BERG
APRIL 7, 2017

When the music of Ma Rainey meets Miles Davis, expect the realms of blues and jazz to be out of this world.  Originally developed for and performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center this past season, renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and life-long jazz fan, Steve Miller hosts a wide-ranging musical-and-beyond revue with special guests; Jimmy Vaughan on guitar, Mike Flanigin on the Hammond B3 organ and JAZZ ROOTS artistic advisor Dean Shelly Berg on piano.   From his distinctively recognizable guitar and vocals, to engaging commentary, high energy jamming, and much more, the evening promises surprises and high-level performances. Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and then working with the best Bluesmen in Chicago – Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, and Paul Butterfield – Miller has incorporated his affinity for the blues into such hits as “The Joker,” “Fly Like An Eagle,” and “Jet Airliner.”

The Productions:
  • JAZZ ROOTS: To Larry with Love: A Star-studded Tribute to Larry Rosen
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    JAZZ ROOTS: To Larry with Love: A Star-studded Tribute to Larry Rosen

    Oscar- and 10-time Grammy-winning composer Dave Grusin, The Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and a star-studded cast pay tribute to the legendary Jazz Roots and GRP Records founder, Larry Rosen. We chronicle Rosen’s amazing life journey, which led him to produce some of the greatest music of the last 35 years.

  • JAZZ ROOTS: Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016

    Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests – Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson – will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz’s holiday tour!

  • JAZZ ROOTS: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    After a sold-out concert in 2013, the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to the Arsht Center with its music director, Pulitzer Prize- and GRAMMY Award-winning composer/trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis! The remarkably versatile orchestra, comprising of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, performs a vast repertoire from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center‐commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by jazz legends.

  • JAZZ ROOTS: Piano Titans: Chick Corea & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Solos & Duets
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Piano Titans: Chick Corea & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Solos & Duets

    DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy Award-winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea, joins Grammy Award-winning pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba! With solos & duets, it is a must-see concert if there ever was one!

  • JAZZ ROOTS: Living Legends: Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Living Legends: Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling

    The 3-time Grammy Award-winning Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist and Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the band to perform a variety of material in new ways. Opening for the Quartet will be jazz vocalist, composer and Miami native, Carmen Lundy. Hailed by The Evening Standard as “a genuine jazz singer”.

  • JAZZ ROOTS: From Ma Rainey to Miles Davis: A Blues Journey
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    JAZZ ROOTS: From Ma Rainey to Miles Davis: A Blues Journey

    When the music of Ma Rainey meets Miles Davis, expect the realms of blues and jazz to be out of this world. Originally developed for and performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center this past season, renowned blues-rock guitarist, 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and life-long jazz fan Steve Miller hosts a wide-ranging musical revue with special guests Jimmie Vaughan on guitar, Mike Flanigin on the Hammond B3 organ and JAZZ ROOTS artistic advisor Shelly Berg on piano. Joined by the Henry Mancini Institute Big Band they will take Blues Journey from Ma Rainey to Miles Davis. 


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