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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Ramsey Lewis, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer
Holiday shows and Jazz have a long-standing relationship--from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington, from Dave Brubeck to Vince Guaraldi’s classic Charlie Brown. Tonight we celebrate the holiday season with a star-studded cast of award-winning performers.
NEA Jazz Master, multiple Grammy awardee, host of "Legends of Jazz," the acclaimed PBS TV series, Ramsey Lewis is a true legend of jazz. A pianist and composer, he is often referred to as "the great performer!” Lewis will be joined by special guest Lisa Fischer, a GRAMMY winner and star of the Academy Award Winning film 20 Feet from Stardom.” Fischer has been featured with the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Sting and many more.
Also sharing the stage is GRAMMY-winning vocalist, Gregory Porter! Porter was awarded NPR’s Album of The Year! He is “possessed of massive vocal power offset by a rich tone and delicate control” (MOJO) and “..shot through with gospel, blues and R&B” (The Wall Street Journal).