Arsht Center honors the Origins of Jazz

From Nov 7th, 2008 through Apr 2009Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Miami Art
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced today the launch of Jazz Roots, a comprehensive concert series produced by the Center with award-winning record/television producer/entrepreneur Larry Rosen, to premiere during the 2008-2009 season. The six-part monthly jazz series traces the history of jazz – and its varied styles – through the path of the drum from West Africa to the Americas, a journey that shaped the musical DNA for much of today’s popular music.

Beginning with the first concert on November 7th, 2008, and continuing with a unique lineup each month through April 2009, stars, legends and pioneers of the jazz world, including Ramsey Lewis, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Patti Austin, Ivan Lins, Eliane Elias, Dave Valentin, The Count Basie Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, Albita and more, will converge in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

Jazz Roots also features an in-depth educational partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools as well as a series of ancillary events including Q&A sessions, master classes, and workshops to further enrich the Jazz Roots experience.

For more information, please call: 305.949.6722

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