Press Release Dianne Reeves continues the Arsht Center's Jazz Roots series with Christmas Time is Here

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents



Multi-Grammy Award winner rings in the holiday season with music from her celebrated album

Friday, December 17, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $40, $50, $70, $115*
Knight Concert Hall

Continues the 2021-2022 Jazz Roots series


Miami, FL – November 17, 2021 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist DIANNE REEVES (@diannereeves) in a special holiday concert featuring music from her celebrated album Christmas Time is Here. Opening for Reeves is Miami’s own 15-year old keyboard wunderkind BRANDON GOLDBERG (@brandonpiano), whose “jazz IQ is phenomenal,” according to DownBeat magazine. He’ll perform with his trio.

Tickets to JAZZ ROOTS: Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here are $40, $50, $70, and $115* and may be purchased now at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

Five-time Grammy Award winner DIANNE REEVES is widely considered one of the best jazz vocalists in the world. The New York Times calls her “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.” With Christmas Time Is Here, Reeves melds her timeless grace, elegance and charisma into unforgettable jazz renditions of holiday favorites such as “Little Drummer Boy,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Christmas Waltz,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Let It Snow” and many others. 

Reeves has received honorary doctorates from Juilliard and Berklee College of Music. In 2018 the National Endowment for the Arts designated her a Jazz Master – the highest honor for jazz artists in the United States.  ­

Performing with Reeves is Peter Martin on piano; Romero Lubambo on guitar; Reuben Rogers on bass; and Terreon Gully on drums.

BRANDON GOLDBERG began to play piano by ear when he was three years old. He found his passion for jazz and learned about the music and its history by listening to his favorite artists including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

Brandon released his debut album, LET’S PLAY! in April 2019 to rave reviews garnering four stars from DownBeat Magazine and reaching top seven on the Jazz Week charts. His latest album In Good Time was released in September 2021.

Arts Education Program

Jazz Roots: Sound Check, a part of the Jazz Roots series from its inception in 2008, welcomes high school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools to the Knight Concert Hall for free sound checks, lectures and, on occasion, opportunities to perform with headline artists from the Center’s Jazz Roots concert series. Participants also receive free admission to that evening’s Jazz Roots concert, provided free of charge by the Arsht Center.

Throughout the program’s history, students have participated with jazz legends such as Chris Botti, Chucho Valdés, Candy Dulfer, Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to name a few. Click here to watch a behind the scenes video of students experiencing a sound check with the Pete Escovedo Orchestra.

Jazz Roots: Sound Check is made possible in part by EFG; Baldwin Richardson Foods; Alan and Diane Lieberman; Green Family Foundation Trust; Quint Family Foundation; and Hazel Rosen.

JAZZ ROOTS is presented by the Arsht Center with generous support from presenting sponsor EFG.

JAZZ ROOTS is also presented with generous support from Baldwin Richardson Foods, Quint Family Foundation, Alan and Diane Lieberman and Steinway & Sons, the official piano of the Adrienne Arsht Center. WDNA 88.9 FM is a media sponsor. 

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety 

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at