The Miami Nice Jazz Festival (www.miaminicejazzfestival.com), an extension of Europe’s most significant and internationally celebrated jazz event, the Nice Jazz Festival (www.nicejazzfestival.fr), is proud to announce they will be launching a Miami edition this fall. The festival will call downtown Miami its home for three days beginning on October 26, 2012.
The first Miami Nice Jazz Festival is a partnership between Sister Cities Nice, France and Miami, Florida, joining forces under the leadership of the festival’s founder and CEO, Philippe Pautesta-Herder.
The lineup will showcase an eclectic mix of both straight-ahead and Latin jazz performances, highlighting legendary artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater (Festival Ambassador), along with Florida debuts of bassist Kyle Eastwood, Eddie Palmieri & his Latin Jazz Band and French drummer Andre Ceccarelli featuring Alex Ligertwood ( former lead singer of Santana).
Also scheduled to perform at the festival will be the Florida International University Big Band featuring vocalist Sally Night and The South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Chuck Bergeron featuring Nicole Henry. Jazz student bands from Florida International University and University of Miami will also animate the Gusman Center each night when doors open at 7:00 p.m. $30+