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Miami: Jazz

Miami Jazz: Jazz Around Miami

Below are our Miami Jazz recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Miami Art.

Heidi’s Jazz Club

Heidi’s Jazz Club has been bringing great jazz to Florida’s Space Coast since its opening in 1992. The club hosts live jazz each evening Tuesday-Sunday, including featured touring performers on Saturday nights and Heidi’s Jam Session on Sunday nights. Drink prices can be a bit steep (there is a two-drink minimum as well), but on most nights, the drinks are covering the cost of the musicians.

Featured performers include the likes …more…

Jazz in the Gardens

(March) In its short life (so far), Jazz in the Gardens has quickly become one of the finest and most well-attended R&B/jazz festivals in the Southern U.S. In 2010, the festival hosted over 45,000 attendees from all over the country at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. The event features the top names in R&B like Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and Erykah Badu, as well as …more…

South Florida JAZZ

South Florida JAZZ strives to offer performance venues for everyone from local legends to international jazz superstars, nurture the next generation of jazz lovers through educational programs and partner with other arts organizations to introduce other arts enthusiasts to America’s art form. SFJ sponsors a concert series at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center which features performers like Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Christian McBride and Ron Carter. Tickets …more…

The Globe Café and Bar

The Globe Cafe has an excellent line-up of talent for its Saturday Night Jazz with both local Floridian talent and national touring acts. There is no cover charge for the music, but there is a food/drink minimum of around $30 (which is not particularly hard to achieve, given the somewhat exorbitant drink prices). However, for a special night out, The Globe is a good choice for atmosphere and great music. ...more...

Van Dyke Café

The marriage of jazz and the Afro-Cuban tradition was a match made in heaven and Van Dyke Cafe exploits this with fantastic results. With live music every night ranging from songbook-style vocalists to world-class Latin ensembles (it is Miami, after all), Van Dyke takes you up a flight and several levels of class to its “Upstairs” space. The intimate, chic listening room hosts many national touring acts throughout the year …more…