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Pinecrest Gardens is proud to announce the 2018 -2019 Jazz Season line-up that includes Grammy Award winning musicians and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.

When: Saturday Evenings
Gates Open: 6:30 p.m. | Performance: 8:00 p.m.

Subscriptions are available until October 20th, 2018
$155 & $180 plus service fees.

Single tickets now on sale.
$35 & $40 plus service fees.

Performance Day Pricing for Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Renee Olstead & Antonio Adolfo
$40 & $45 plus service fees.

Performance Day Pricing for Ramsey Lewis and Paquito D'Rivera
$50 plus service fees.

For Pre-Concert Dinner reservations and information phone 305.988.5089
For subscriptions and single ticket inquiries phone 1.877.496.8499

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Six Time Grammy Award Winner
Randy Brecker
and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra 

 

Randy
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Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m.

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan and Frank Zappa.  In 1967, Randy ventured into jazz-rock with the band Blood, Sweat and Tears and after one album left to join the Horace Silver Quintet. By 1975, Randy and his brother Michael (saxophone player) were ready to front their own group, the Brecker Brothers. Band. A band of immeasurable impact and influence, they released six albums on Arista and garnered multible Grammy nominations and awards.   As a composer, performer and in-demand Yamaha clinician, Randy Brecker continues to influence and inspire young musicians around the world.

 Three Time Grammy Award Winner & NEA Jazz Master
Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights

 

Ramsey
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Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m.

Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts.  Throughout his illustrious career, Lewis who is a NEA Jazz Master, has also joined forces with countless other artists to create new and innovative music. In 1984, he collaborated with Nancy Wilson on The Two of Us; in 1988, he recorded with London’s Philharmonic Orchestra for the album A Classic Encounter; and in 1989, Lewis and Dr. Billy Taylor cut a set of piano duets in We Meet Again. In 1995, Lewis launched the side project Urban Knights, in which he collaborated with a handful of successful crossover jazz stars, including Grover Washington, Jr., Earl Klugh, and Dave Koz. In 1997, Lewis added disc jockey to his resume, hosting a popular show on Chicago’s WNUA-FM. In 2006, a well-received 13-episode Legends of Jazz television series hosted by Lewis was broadcast by PBS on public TV nationwide. The current members of the Urban Knights include Guitarist, Henry Johnson, Bassist, Joshua Ramos, Keyboardist, Tim Grant and Drummer, Charles Heath. 

 Five Time Grammy Award Winner
Christian McBride’s New Jawn

 

McBride
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Saturday, December 8th at 8:00 p.m.

Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in a city steeped in soul, McBride moved to New York in 1989 to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School. There he was promptly recruited to the road by saxophonist Bobby Watson. Call it a change in curriculum: a decade’s worth of study through hundreds of recording sessions and countless gigs with an ever-expanding circle of musicians.  Currently he hosts and produces “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on SiriusXM satellite radio and National Public Radio’s “Jazz Night in America,” a weekly radio show and multimedia collaboration between WBGO, NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, showcasing outstanding live jazz from across the country. He brings that same breadth of experience to bear as Artistic Advisor for Jazz Programming at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  In March 2016, Mr. McBride became artistic director of the now 63-year-old Newport Jazz festival — taking the reins directly from its 91-year-old co-founder, George Wein.

The World Famous
Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Legend Lives On 

 

Glenn Miller
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Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 p.m.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley who had become the unofficial leader of the Army Air Force Band after Glenn’s disappearance, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetists Buddy DeFranco and Peanuts Hucko, trombonists Buddy Morrow, Jimmy Henderson, Larry O’Brien and Gary Tole, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.  Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.

 Two Time Grammy Award Nominee, Jazz Vocalist
Renee Olstead sings The Great American Songbook
With the Frost Concert Jazz Band
featuring Multi-Grammy nominee, John Daversa

 

Renee Olstead
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Saturday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m.

Olstead has toured extensively and appeared as a musical guest on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, just to name a few. Renee’s debut album received a Grammy nomination and a subsequent soundtrack placement earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture "Christmas in Love". Her collaboration with John Daversa, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” garnered her second Grammy nomination in 2017. Renee’s audience has expanded to include fans who are familiar with her many acting appearances (CBS’ ‘Still Standing’ 2002-2006, ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ 2008-2013, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended’ 2015).

Chair of Studio Music and Jazz at the Frost School of Music at University of Miami, John Daversa is a versatile and internationally renowned trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer and bandleader.  He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and a 3-time Grammy nominee.

 Five Time Latin Grammy Award Nominee and Grammy Award Nominee
Antonio Adolfo Quartet Featuring Vocalist Carol Saboyo

 

Antonio
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Saturday, March 16th at 8:00 p.m.

Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60’s he led his own trio and toured with singers Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes that gained great success, winning international contests, and which have been recorded by artists including Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. As a musician and arranger he has collaborated with some of the most outstanding Brazilian names, besides having released more than 25 albums under his name.  In summary, Antonio Adolfo is world-renowned among Brazilian musicians, and a towering figure in the development of Brazilian music.

Carol Saboya
It has always been a musical environment. Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo's daughter, was raised surrounded by inspired chords, scribbled scores, and songs being born. She spent three years studying singing in the United States, taking part in the Grammy winning CD by Sérgio Mendes Brasileiro (1992), and in some of her father’s performances.  Carol's expected first solo work came in 1998. Dança da voz, which awarded Carol 1998's best new female singer prize from the Sharp Award "Prêmio Sharp." The following year, she jumped into Tom Jobim's work and recorded the album Janelas abertas, with guitarist Nelson Faria. In 2000 she participated in the Brazilian Music Festival (Festival da Música Brasileira) promoted by TV Globo (Brazil). Her next albums include Sessão Passatempo, Presente, two releases for JVC Japan, Bossa Nova and Nova Bossa, the album with her father, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya Ao Vivo Live, Chão Aberto, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya Lá e Cá/ Here and There. On top of that, she performed several times in the US and won the Tabaíba de Oro award as best female vocalist in a Festival in Spain.

 Fourteen Time Grammy Award Winner & NEA Jazz Master
Paquito D’ Rivera Sextet

 

Paquito
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Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 p.m.

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.  Born in Havana, Cuba, he performed at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra, studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and, at 17, became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. His numerous other honors include Doctorates Honoris Causa in Music (from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, the University on Pennsylvania), and the Jazz Journalist Association’s Clarinetist of the Year Award in both 2004 and 2006. In 2008, Mr. D’Rivera received the International Association for Jazz Education President’s Award and the Frankfurter Musikpreis in Germany, the Medal of Honor from the National Arts Club in 2009. In 2010, he was named a Nelson A Rockefeller Honoree and given the African-American Classical Music Award from Spelman College. He received his 10th and 11th GRAMMY this year for Panamericana Suite as Best Latin Album and Best Classical Contemporary Composition, adding to his previously awarded 8th and 9th GRAMMY for Riberas (Best Classical Recording) and Funk Tango (Best Latin Jazz Album 2008). Mr. D’Rivera is the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories.  The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms "he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart."

Pre-concert dinner available. Menu available the week prior to event. For more information and menu of the night, please call 305.669.6990.

•Outside food, beverage or alcohol is not permitted.
•Children not admitted without a guardian.
•Event programming subject to change.

 

South Motors Gen-Next Jam

Through the generosity of South Motors and the National Endowment for the Arts jazz artists will mentor gifted students from the New World School of the Arts High School  under the direction of Jim Gasior.  Check the calendar for locations and times of these special free workshops.

The Jazz Educators Community Coalition
with Nicole Yarling

 Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Antonio Adolfo Quartet
with New World High School, Jazz Students

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

 Paquito D’ Rivera

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Recitals
Presented by Miami Music Project

Saturday, April 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Thank you to our sponsors.

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