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JAZZ ROOTS

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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The Arsht Center is thrilled to announce the 10th Anniversary season of JAZZ ROOTS which brings jazz legends from around the globe to our own Knight Concert Hall - acclaimed as one of the most acoustically superb concert halls of our age!

 

DECEMBER 15, 2017
AN EVENING WITH JON BATISTE & STAY HUMAN
 

We ring in the holiday season with the Arsht Center debut of one of the most innovative and uplifting bands on the scene today, Jon Batiste and Stay Human (house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert).

JANUARY 12, 2018
GENERATIONS: JOEY ALEXANDER & RAMSEY LEWIS
 
Joey Alexander Trio, Ramsey Lewis Quartet 

Showcasing the extraordinary talents of two generations spanning six decades, the reigning king of jazz piano, Ramsey Lewis and his quartet, will be joined by 13-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander and his trio.

FEBRUARY 16, 2018
GEORGE BENSON: A NIGHT OF BREEZIN' AND GREATEST HITS
George Benson, Jake Shimabukuro 

The 10-time GRAMMY winner and NEA Jazz Master, George Benson, returns to the Knight Concert Hall with ukulele superstar, Jake Shimabukuro.

MARCH 2, 2018
GREGORY PORTER: THE VOICE OF OUR TIME
Gregory Porter, Sara Gazarek

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time - 2017 GRAMMY Award winner for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year, Gregory Porter returns to the Arsht Center with Sara Gazarek, hailed by the LA Times as "the next important jazz singer."

APRIL 20, 2018
CUBISMO! CHUCHO VALDÉS: IRAKERE 45
 
Chucho Valdés, Diego Figueiredo

Winner of six GRAMMY and three Latin GRAMMY Awards, Chucho Valdés, the giant of Cuban piano makes a rare Miami appearance with his very special project, Irakere 45. The evening will begin with producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instramentalist, Diego Figueiredo.


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The Productions:
  • JAZZ ROOTS: An Evening with Jon Batiste and Stay Human
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    JAZZ ROOTS: An Evening with Jon Batiste and Stay Human

    Jon Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma make him a triple threat with unlimited potential.

  • JAZZ ROOTS: Generations: Joey Alexander & Ramsey Lewis
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Generations: Joey Alexander & Ramsey Lewis

    Ramsey Lewis is a true legend of jazz. He is an NEA Jazz Master, 3-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, and host of “Legends of Jazz,” the acclaimed PBS TV series. A pianist, composer and an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for more than 50 years. The teenage prodigy Joey Alexander on the bill with Mr. Lewis is a pianist and composer.

  • JAZZ ROOTS: George Benson: A Night of BREEZIN' and Greatest Hits
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    JAZZ ROOTS: George Benson: A Night of BREEZIN' and Greatest Hits

    NEA Jazz Master and 10-time Grammy-winning, legendary musician George Benson will be returning to the Arsht Center with special guest Jake Shimabukuro.

  • JAZZ ROOTS: Gregory Porter: The Voice of Our Time
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Gregory Porter: The Voice of Our Time

    An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me to the Alley, winner of the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album! Porter has time and again demonstrated an innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life, and his new music reflects the singer’s continued and mindful growth as an artist and as a person.


  • JAZZ ROOTS: Cubismo! Chucho Valdés: Irakere 45
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    JAZZ ROOTS: Cubismo! Chucho Valdés: Irakere 45

    Winner of six GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger and the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés celebrates 40 years of Irakere!


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