MEUCE: Miami Nice Jazz Festival - Oct. 26-28 (FIU)
|Venue:||Olympia Theater, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami|
The first Miami Nice Jazz Festival is a partnership between Sister Cities Nice, France and Miami, Florida, joining forces under the leadership of the festival’s founder and CEO, Philippe Pautesta-Herder. Thanks to the two mayors, Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, and Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami, the edition of France's celebrated Nice Jazz Festival comes to the US for the first time this fall - a weekend celebration of outstanding jazz at Miami's historic gem, Gusman Theater. The lineup will showcase an eclectic mix of straight-ahead and Latin jazz performances—legendary artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater (Festival Ambassador), along with Florida debuts of bassist Kyle Eastwood, Eddie Palmieri & his Latin Jazz Band and French drummer Andre Ceccarelli featuring Alex Ligertwood (former lead singer of Santana), FIU Big Band featuring vocalist Sally Night, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra featuring Nicole Henry and much more.
The festival kicks off Miami French Week, a week designed to promote French culture in South Florida.
Among many sponsors and partners, the Miami-Florida European Union Center supports this event.
For more information and detailed program, click here