11th Annual SIB Jazz Fest is back from Nov. 14 – 18, 2018
(Friday, November 9, 2018) – The 11th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest is back this Nov. 14-18, 2018 for five days of concerts and events featuring an assortment of jazz genres. With the theme, Jazz Around the World, award-winning artists from across the globe are gathering in Sunny Isles Beach to bring their own flair to the timeless genre of jazz music.
“This year, we are expanding the event to feature five full days of entertainment and events that everyone will love, even if you are not a jazz enthusiast,” says Sunny Isles Beach Mayor George “Bud” Scholl. “Last year, we saw outstanding success and feedback, and because of our stellar line-up sponsors and partners, this year is going to be even bigger and better.”
Kicking off the week of events on Thursday, Nov. 14 is a free concert with Brazilian jazz group, Jazil Brazz. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. at Samson Oceanfront Park, 17425 Collins Ave. Jazil Brazz presents original captivating arrangements melding together the Great American songbook with the best of Brazilian music. Hailing from Brazil, the United States, Canada, and Germany, the group features two award-winning singers, two virtuoso seven-string guitarists, and an international rhythm section. Free parking is available on the north side of 174 Street, in the municipal lot behind Walgreens on 175 Terrace, and at the SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Ave. Stop by the City’s information booth at the event to enter to win two free VIP tickets to main event on Saturday, Nov. 17.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, stop by the Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach, 17700 Collins Ave., for Jazz on 9, a happy hour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Happy hour specials include $7 custom cocktails, $4 beer, and $3 wine. Vocal jazz group, Vinyl Blvd, is providing the perfect entertainment to round out the event. Following happy hour, enjoy Jazz on the Beach down the street at Tony Roma’s, 18050 Collins Ave. Relax and dine while listening to the classical jazz musical stylings of Cesar from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information about Jazz on 9, contact 386.496.8311. For more information on Jazz on the Beach, call 305.932.7907.
Il Mulino New York at the Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17875 Collins Ave., is hosting a “Moment in Time” dinner from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Savor a prix fixe menu with live music by Verdecia Project, a Cuban band encompassing many musical styles, including jazz. The dinner costs $75 per guest. For reservations, call Il Mulino New York at 305.466.9191 or Acqualina Hotel Concierge at 305.918.6800.
Jazz Fest culminates on Saturday, Nov. 17 for the main concert event beginning at 7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd. Opening the show is classically-trained musician, Marc Antoine, performing contemporary jazz songs. The second act features international acapella group, Accent, performing jazz classic and contemporary hits. From five different countries, the group discovered their mutual passion for jazz music through the power of the Internet. Headlining Jazz Fest is the DUKES of Dixieland, a New Orleans-based jazz band. The six members of DUKES have performed concerts and festivals around the United States and overseas.
General admission tickets to the main Saturday event are $10; attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Reserved seating tickets include a seat in the reserved section and are $20. VIP tickets are $50 and include seating, food and beverage within the VIP area. Tickets can be purchased online at sibevents.ticketleap.com or in person at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road, or the SIB Government Center. Free parking is available in the Gateway Park garage with overflow parking at Bella Vista Bay Park.
To close out the festival, Solé on the Ocean’s BALEENkitchen, 17315 Collins Ave., is hosting a Sunday Jazz Brunch on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet menu featuring a Bloody Mary bar, bottomless mimosas, and exquisite dishes such as Duck Carnitas Hash, Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes, and Chilaquiles Verdes. See the full menu at SunnyIslesBeachJazz.com. For more information, pricing, and reservations call BALEENkitchen at 786.923.9305.
The 11th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest sponsors and partners include Il Mulino New York, Solé on the Ocean, Tony Roma’s, Culture Owl, Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach, the Sunny Isles Beach Miami Tourism and Marketing Council, and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit SunnyIslesBeachJazz.com.
About the Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest:
An intimate jazz festival in South Florida, the Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest hosts an exciting and memorable week of jazz artists and events along the coast. From the smooth stylings of the saxophone to the saccharine rhythms and lyrics of distinguished vocalists, Jazz Fest boasts local, national and international success throughout the last 10 years. Notable performers include award-winning artists, The Spinners, Michael Lington, and Spyro Gyra. For more information about the Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, visit SunnyIslesBeachJazz.com or call 305.792.1706.
About the City of Sunny Isles Beach:
The City of Sunny Isles Beach, incorporated in 1997, occupies 1.78 square miles in the northeastern corner of Miami-Dade County. Located on a barrier island bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the City provides a full range of municipal services: public safety, ocean rescue, building, planning and zoning, code compliance, transportation, parks, recreation and cultural programs, special events, and general government and administrative services. For more information about the City, visit sibfl.net or call 305.947.0606.