Festival Miami

  1. DJ Mark Farina—Mushroom Jazz 8 Tour

    January 21 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Voted one of the world’s top DJs, Mark Farina thrills crowds globally, entertaining over one million fans per year. He is known for his distinctive style of mixing jazz, downtempo, and house music, and as the creator of Mushroom Jazz.

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  2. The Pop Ups Live—Rock and Roll Children’s Concert

    January 22 – 3:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Fresh from headlining the kids stage at Austin City Limits, plus two Grammy nominations, The Pop Ups present The Pop Ups Live, a rock and roll puppet musical featuring fun songs such as “A Fire-Stomping Rhino,” “Costume Party,” and more!

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  3. Frost Flute Ensemble—Festival Premieres

    ©Vieri Tomaselli

    January 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Prepare to be amazed when flutists from the Frost Flute Ensemble showcase amazing sonority and dexterity through compelling new works by faculty composers Berg, Hindman, Kane, McLoskey, and Sleeper, composed especially for the ensemble.

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  4. Jazz Goes to the Opera—Alicia Hall Moran

    ©Deborah Lopez

    January 25 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Shelly Berg present a hybrid evening of stellar opera and jazz. Iconic composers from both great art forms will get their due, from the improvisatory nature of arias by Rossini to the drama of Gershwin.

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  5. Dizzy Gillespie Tribute—Frost Concert Jazz Band

    January 26 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    An upbeat and star-studded celebration honoring the centennial of the late great jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie, featuring Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, Ignacio Berroa, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band.

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  6. La Santa Cecilia—Latin Rock Grammy Winners

    January 27 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy-winning La Santa Cecilia is a spirited Latin fusion band that is a passionate musical voice for a new generation of Latino Americans. With magnetic singing and stage presence they present an intriguing mix of styles.

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  7. Roy Rogers and Carlos Reyes—Electrifying Delta Blues

    January 28 – 7:59 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Roy Rogers is one of the world's premier slide guitarists. The eight-time Grammy nominee delivers his signature slide guitar chops and entertaining songs in an adrenaline-charged duo concert with renowned violinist and stringed harpist Carlos Reyes.

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  8. Steve Reich Masterpieces—Electric Counterpoint

    ©Susan Urmy

    January 29 – 6:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Festival Miami brings together a rare collective of musicians to perform all-time favorite works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich including Drumming Part 1, and the Florida premiere of a new Quartet for 2 Pianos and 2 Percussion.

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  9. Etienne Charles—Creole Soul

    ©Laura Ferreira

    January 31 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles and his band Creole Soul blend jazz and Afro-Caribbean styles in San Jose Suite.

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  10. Quattrosound—Innovative Virtuosity

    ©Brandon Jermaine

    February 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Blending Latin, pop, jazz, and classical crossover, they present Popzzical, a musical experience as fun as it is brilliant. They combine violin, cello, guitars, and percussion with sparkling lead vocals and four-part harmonies.

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  11. Emily Estefan— Festival Miami Debut!

    ©Omar Cruz

    February 02 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Singer-songwriter Emily Estefan eschews stereotypes and societal expectations through thought-provoking originals, cool harmonies, and world rhythms on her debut album Take Whatever You Want.

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  12. Jon Secada—Sings the Music of Beny Moré

    ©Gio Alma

    February 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Enjoy a night of sizzling nostalgia as Jon Secada and the Frost Studio Jazz Band perform the music of iconic Cuban entertainer Benny Moré, an influential singer/songwriter whose extraordinary versatility led the way to today’s modern tropical sounds.

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  13. Bruce Hornsby—with Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

    ©Kat Fisher

    February 04 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Michael Tilson Thomas, a fan of Bruce Hornsby’s songwriting, invited him to perform new songs with the New World Symphony on a 2015 “New Works” concert. This year, Hornsby performs the full set with the Henry Mancini Orchestra.

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  14. Pianist Kevin Kenner—Chopin Contemplations

    ©Christian Steiner

    February 05 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Delight in the radiant music of Chopin’s late solo piano works presented by Kevin Kenner. South Florida Classical Review states, “Kenner is a Chopin interpreter of exceptional gifts..."

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  15. Frost Wind Ensemble—Points of Light

    ©Nathan Garfinkel

    February 06 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Enjoy a stunning wind ensemble program highlighting Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concerto “Nekudim” with soloist Ricardo Morales; a world premiere by Andy Akiho; Copland’s An Outdoor Overture, and Lennon & McCartney’s Blackbird, with Shelly Berg on piano.

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  16. Mau y Ricky—New Sony Music Latin Artists

    ©Carlos Perez

    February 07 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Mau y Ricky, songwriters for megastars Thalia, Ricky Martin, and Ricardo Montaner, are now on fire as a hot new singer-songwriter team on the Sony Music label. Enjoy music from their debut album, Arte, including their seductive hit “Voy Que Quemo.”

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  17. Becca Stevens—with Frost Vocal Jazz 1 Ensemble

    ©Shervin Lainez

    February 08 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    American jazz, pop, folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Becca Stevens joins the Frost Jazz Vocal I Ensemble to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, and perform arrangements of her original compositions.

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  18. Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band—Coming Home Tour

    ©John David Pittman

    February 09 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Famed bluegrass, jazz and country violinist, fiddler and composer Mark O’Connor returns with his newly formed O’Connor Band, serving up high-flying selections from their recent Coming Home album release.

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  19. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Firsts!

    February 10 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The Frost Symphony Orchestra celebrates historic and new premieres performed for the very first time at the University of Miami.

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  20. Snarky Puppy—Live on Miami Beach

    ©Stella K.

    February 11 – 8:00 PM
    North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
    Festival Miami co-presents the double Grammy Award-winning, eclectic, unclassifiable jazz/funk/global collective Snarky Puppy in collaboration with the first annual GroundUP Music Festival at the North Beach Band Shell on Miami Beach.

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