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Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered.

Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.

Hosted by Rickey Smiley


LL COOL J, Robin Thicke, The Roots, Common, Jill Scott, Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, DJ Z-Trip, Morris Day & The Time, Chante Moore, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Smokie Norful

March 18, 2017, 4:00 pm – March 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Hard Rock Stadium,  347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, USA


Jazz is a splendid genre born of African and European roots and come to beautiful fruition amidst Southern black communities in the tumultuous times afflicting such communities in the early 20th century United States. Not just its sound, but its mere existence, speaks to powerful cultural roots oft overlooked or brushed aside by other genres that have risen to popularity since.

The Playboy Jazz Festival is an annual fest that seeks to honor this tradition while offering a stage with which new artists of the genre can be heard. It is a festival with a history going back over half a century and it remains popular to this day.

Don’t miss the 35th Anniversary! Come celebrate with Playboy and an amazing all-star lineup of the best jazz musicians around.

35th Anniversary Line-Up

Saturday, June 15: 3:00-11:00 p.m.
George Lopez, master of ceremonies

George Duke with special guest Jeffrey Osborne

Naturally 7 with special guest Herbie Hancock

Angelique Kidjo with special guest Hugh Masekela

Olé Coltrane featuring Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band with special guest James Carter

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band with special guest Lee Ritenour

Gregory Porter

Robert Glasper Experiment

Grace Kelly Quintet with special guest Phil Woods

Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jason Goldman

Also coming to Hollywood Bowl this summer:

Smooth Summer Jazz: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2013: Sunday, August 18, 2013 – 6:00pm
Diana Ross: Saturday, August 3, 2013 – 8:00pm
Sergio Mendes • Herb Alpert & Lani Hall: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – 8:00pm
Steve Martin • Preservation Hall Jazz Band • Madeleine Peyroux: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – 8:00pm
An Evening with Natalie Cole: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 8:00pm

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, California 90068

Musician Line Up: Peter Horvath – Piano, Ray Obiedo – Guitar, Mark Van Waginegen – Bass, Brian Collier – Drums and special guest Norbert Stachel!

To buy tickets please visit this website.

Peter’s talent as a pianist/keyboardist is matched by his role as a composer and producer. Horvath’s diverse background is manifested in his performances and compositions, with both complexity and clarity . . . from straight ahead to funk to contemporary jazz. Performing with a passion, and heightened by his fiery personality, he uses every ounce of energy to convey his finely crafted compositions. Horvath is a serious artist with more than mere entertainment in mind, combining appealing melodies with plenty of sound for thought.

In 1983, Peter moved to the U.S., where he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has since performed, toured, and recorded with a long line of world-class artists. He toured with jazz greats Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, Benny Maupin, Bob Sheppard, and Tiger Okoshi.

He recorded, performed, and toured nationally and worldwide with the Victor Bailey Group, Lenny White, Arturo Sandoval,Randy Brecker, Lalah Hathaway, Melba Moore, Ledisi, Ray Obiedo, Kenneth Nash and the Oakland Symphony.

Peter composed for and performed with David Garibaldi for his Warner Brothers video/CD series, and recorded the tracks for Aretha Franklin’s performance of the National Anthem at the 1993 World Series.

Peter Horvath’s first solo recording, “Foreign Matter”, (Lake Street Records) has received enormous national contemporary jazz radio airplay. In its first week of release, it was the #1 most added recording to Gavin’s Adult Alternative Chart, and #2 most added to Radio & Record’s NAC Chart.


George’s Nightclub is proud to introduce Jazz at George’s! The series began Thursday January 5, 2012 and will happen every first and third Thursday of every month*! In association with Urban Music Presents, George’s will present the best of local, national and international Jazz superstars and we expect the stage to be graced with surprise guest visits from renowned Bay Area Jazz players. George’s invites musicians and fans of Jazz to come and participate in what promises to be an incredibly hot Thursday session!

Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, is more than just a concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by artists whom you won’t see anywhere else in the Washington-Baltimore area this summer.

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, plus artist workshops and meet & greets. And after the show, check out the late night after-parties.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

7:30pm – 10:30pm

(Gates open 6:30pm)

Special Event!


An Evening of Jazz & Funk featuring…

Herbie Hancock

David Sanborn

Marcus Miller

George Duke

10:30pm-1:30am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Mix & Mingle Reception featuring The Urban Guerilla Orchestra

Free event!



12 noon – 10pm

(Gates open 10am)


Natalie Cole

Boney James

Phil Perry


Jonathan Butler

Alex Bugnon

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase

featuring Lynne Fiddmont and Antone “Chooky” Caldwell


Larry Graham & Graham Central Station


Soul II Soul featuring Jazzie B & Caron Wheeler

Will Downing


10:30pm-3:00am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Late Night Dance Party & Jam

Come eat, drink, dance, and mingle with Capital Jazz fans from across the country!

Two ballrooms of entertainment with live DJ, hot and cold buffet, plus late night jam with Spur of the Moment!

This is a ticketed event


SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

12 noon – 10pm

(Gates open 10am)


Take 6

R&R featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Michael Franks


Patti Austin

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase

featuring Kevin Whalum and Oli Silk



Chrisette Michele

Chuck Brown


Oleta Adams

Ruben Studdard

To see the complete festival talent lineup, please visit

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland

Jacksonville, the largest city in area in the continental United States, is a rapidly growing metropolitan city in Northeast Florida, with approximately 850,000 residents. Under its strong mayor form of government, residents elect a mayor and a 19-member City Council, with five at-large members and 14 members elected by district. John Peyton is Jacksonville’s sixth mayor since the consolidation of Duval County and City of Jacksonville governments in 1968.

The 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will feature Natalie Cole and Herbie Hancock during the Memorial Day weekend on Main Street, Hemming Plaza, Snyder Memorial Church, The Jacksonville Landing, Laura St. and various downtown businesses and buildings.   Eddie Palmieri, Jason Miles and Mavis Staples will also be featured on this festival.

Mark your calendars for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival held May 26-29, 2011. Friday night will mark the beginning of incredible jazz performances on multiple stages in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. The Wine Down Tasting Experience and the Art in the Heart Downtown juried art show and sale will also be open along with jazz exhibits and displays to start the festival weekend.

This FREE festival will transform into a vibrant setting with multiple entertainment stages and other components including the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (ticketed); Art in the Heart Downtown Art Show & Sale; the Wine Down Tasting Experience (ticketed); Generation Next Youth Talent Competition; jazz exhibits, displays and much more.

The ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jam and Sunday Jazz Brunches are also included as highlights of the festival.


New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Crazy Love,” Michael Bublé

Latin Jazz Album: “Chucho’s Steps,” Chucho Valdes and The Afro-Cuban Messengers

Contemporary Jazz Album: “The Stanley Clarke Band,” The Stanley Clarke Band

Jazz Vocal Album: “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From >Dee Dee,” Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jazz Instrumental Album: “Moody 4B,” James Moody

Improvised Jazz Solo: “A Change is Gonna Come,” Herbie Hancock

Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard,” Mingus Big Band

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Imagine,” Herbie Hancock and Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)

Pop Instrumental Album: “Take Your Pick,” Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto