For the third consecutive year, Miami Beach Jazz Festival (MBJF) founder Carmen J. Cartiglia is proud to announce the "International Sound of Jazz" concert to be held at the Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, 33131, on January 30, 2016. Miami Beach Jazz Festival's 2016 Lineup includes international renowned artists: Daniel Zamir – Israel, Sinkope – Latvia, Philippe Leoge – France, Markus Gotschlich Trio – USA/Austria, Joe Carter Trio – USA/Brazil, and James Morrison – Australia.
This year, Miami Beach Jazz Festival continues to present masterclasses and workshops with invited students from around the world to attend the Miami Beach Jazz Academy. The Miami Beach Jazz Academy is a music program offering students (age 13 and older) throughout the U.S. and abroad the unique opportunity of spending a week immersed in Jazz education and performance with world-renowned artists.
The inaugural session will kick-off on January 25, 2016 with the Australian super-star trumpeter, James Morrison conducting masterclass and concert. This will take place at the Wertheim PAC at FIU, 10910 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33172, from 11am-1pm. This is on a "teacher planning day", so Miami Dade County teachers may get career advancement credit for attending. Students will be exposed to many exceptional artists all week long, each with differing styles and approaches of playing their instruments.
Thursday and Friday, January 28-29, 2016, MBJF collaborates with the Miami International University of Art and Design, who will open their state-of-the-art recording facility to MBJF artists and students. Musicians will walk away with top notch recordings, and students of AI will have received valuable experience recording and audio-engineering.
Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146, some of the Academy students will perform at 6pm, followed by the French jazz pianist, Philippe Leoge who will perform at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, January 30, 2016, the festival closes with an impeccable line-up at the Olympia Theater. The Olympia Theater is the jewel of South Florida arts and entertainment facilities, affording South Florida's diverse community and its international guests a unique cultural experience that defies comparison.