INAUGURAL EDITION TO KICK OFF MIAMI’S LIVE MUSIC EVENTS TO BRING BACK JOY
CELEBRATING JAZZ / AFRO-CUBAN / LATIN / ELECTRONIC MUSIC MASTERS
Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola and Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music
ICONIC OPEN AIR FPL SOLAR AMPITHEATER HAPPENING
ON UNESCO’S INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
PARTIAL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO HOSPITALS FIGHTING COVID-19
"Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking." – NINA SIMONE
"The story of Jazz is written into the quest for human dignity, democracy and civil rights. It has given strength to the struggle against discrimination and racism. UNESCO believes in the power of Jazz as a force for peace, dialogue and mutual understanding." – UNESCO/International Jazz Day
The 2021 inaugural edition of the Bayfront Jazz Festival will take over Miami's Bayfront Park for two magical days as Miami’s "Post-Covid recovery calendar" kicks off one of the first LIVE musical events on April 30 and May 1, 2021. The first Miami festival of its scale, Bayfront's mission is to honor and celebrate the current and future giants of Jazz, Afro-Cuban/Latin & Electronic music and for fans from the world over to enjoy music's greatest heroes and masters play with a real audience for the first time in over a year at a stunning, iconic Miami open air venue. The concerts will host 1500 people, rather than the usual 10G and will respect all Covid-19 sanitary rules of social distancing.
Hosted by Melrose Media at the FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami, the Bayfront Jazz Festival will take place on the UNESCO International Jazz Day, intended to raise awareness of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for empathy, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.
FPL Solar Amphitheater
This year’s unique line-up includes Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola and Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music who will be participating at the festival throughout 2 days of spiritual and joyful music.
The FPL Solar Amphitheater is situated in the middle of the Bayfront Park, directly on the Oceanfront. The Bayfront Park has 500-panel solar installation, including solar trees, which generates about 250 kilowatts of emissions-free energy – more than the power used during the Amphitheater’s concert season.
Physical tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster. An Internet ticketed livestream video will also be in place through EluvioLIVE allowing happy fans from the world to enjoy the Jazz musicians play in front of a real audience, which has not been possible for one year ! All payments will be accepted, including Crypto currencies to purchase the live streaming.
The livestream will be available on mobile, desktop, tablets, Apple TV and Roku TV all in 4K.
Partial proceeds will be given to hospitals fighting Covid-19.
“Artists and audiences crave for live music in an outdoor venue and we had to fight to make that event happen. We took engagements with the venue and the City to protect our audience with masks, gels and social distancing,” said Manuel Molina, Managing director of Melrose Media. His co-producer Rozenberg added, “We wanted to bring back live jazz in the heart of the Miamians and feed their souls with iconic musicians vibes. There will only be 1500 happy people in the venue but everybody likes the sunshine. So everybody will be able to follow that hybrid event on a livestream”. Molina wanted to add “We are so glad to put back on the map a new Jazz Festival, especially after the cultural chaotic Covid and bring back joy with live music.”
Tickets Bayfront Jazz Festival: via bayfrontjazz.com for the livestream and Ticketmaster.
Passes and vouchers are limited in number
FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021- MAIN STAGE
9:30 PM: CHUCHO VALDES QUARTET
JOSE ARMANDO GOLA—BASS
ROBERTO VIZCAINO JR.—PERCUSSION
7:30 PM: ROY AYERS QUINTET
ROY AYERS—VIBES & VOCALS
TREVOR ALLEN—BASS GUITAR
SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021 - MAIN STAGE
9:30 PM: DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER & THE MEMPHIS SOULPHONY
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER—VOCALS
BARRY CAMPBEL— BASS
SKYLER JORDAN, MONET OWENS—BACKGROUND VOCALS
FARINDELL "DELL" SMITH—KEYS & ORGAN
7:30 PM: GONZALO RUBALCABA & AYMEE NUVIOLA
GONZALO RUBALCABA—PIANO, SYNTHESIZERS AND PERCUSSION
AYMEE NUVIOLA—LEAD VOCALS
CRISTOBAL “EL PROFE” VERDECCHIA—BASS
NEIGER “MAJITO” AGUILERA—PERCUSSION
LOURDES NUVIOLA—LEAD VOCALS AND BACKING VOCALS;
ALFREDO LUGO—BACKING VOCALS
5:30 PM: MARK GUILIANA BEAT MUSIC
MARK GUILIANA —DRUMS AND ELECTRONICS
NICK SEMRAD —SYNTHESIZERS
CHRIS MORRISSEY —ELECTRIC BASS