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Larry Rosen was always looking for his next big project. A decade ago, he'd recently finished producing a series for PBS, "Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis," but he was not a guy interested in taking a break. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts was new and, as usual, Rosen saw an opportunity: bring jazz to the gleaming new concert hall, one with acoustics that could be adjusted to different kinds of music. Right out of the gate, the Jazz Roots concert series brought in some...

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About 21 minutes into the documentary “Sweet Dillard,” the camera captures a moment of high drama in the band room of Fort Lauderdale’s Dillard High School. Christopher Dorsey, the school’s music teacher, checks his cell phone and says calmly, “We’ve been invited back to Ellington.” A cheer goes up from the kids in the band. Because “Ellington” is the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition , an annual high school jazz festival and competition that takes place at New York City...

A French Musician Finds Niche With South Florida Audiences

Jul 8, 2015
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Vincent Raffard says “the magic of life” brought him to Miami. The longtime musician from Paris, France, says he never expected to leave the ironclad boulevards for palm trees and sandy beaches. “I didn’t have any desire to come to South Florida,” he says. After coming to the Sunshine State on tour, he decided to stay and continue his career as a musician in Miami. Eight years later, the 35-year-old has produced a solo album and formed a band called the French Horn Collective . The band is...

03/27/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , our classical contributor, Charles Greenfield speaks with Executive Director Carlene Sawyer about upcoming Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation events and Bang The Ivories . Founder Ron Weber describes future concerts on the South Florida Jazz schedule to our Jazz contributor, Bob Weinberg. Dan Hudak of Punch Drunk Movies <...

02/13/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another studio performance. We’re honored to present The Brenda Alford Jazz Band featuring tunes from the Great American Songbook and originals. Accompanying Ms. Alford on sax is South Florida’s great Jazzman, Jesse Jones, Jr. Catch Jazz and Blues at its finest with The Brenda Alford Jazz Band Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm. More photos at Facebook.com...

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01/30/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , Jazz pianist and educator, Jim Gasior, tells us about the not-for-profit, Miami Jazz Co-op ’s performances and rent parties featuring South Florida’s finest talent. Viga Gewert, Chopin Foundation’s Executive Director for the U.S., shares her excitement about the 9 th Annual National Chopin Piano Competition and its many local events. Christine Rupp, Director of the Coral Gables...

2nd Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival "Living Legends of Jazz" from Miami Beach Jazz on Vimeo . 12/26/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , founder and producer, Carmen Cartiglia, describes the 2 nd Miami Beach Jazz Festival presenting Living Legends of Jazz at the New World Center for the Arts on January 10 th . Film critic, Dan Hudak , lists his top ten picks for the year. Restaurateur, Bobby Stokey, talks about the exciting ...

12/19/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , Alana Perez, Director of Pinecrest Gardens , talks about their exciting cultural arts park events from their Jazz and Classical series to theater, visual arts program and their Airie residency program and much more. Coconut Grove’s annual satirical parade, The King Mango Strut , gets under way Sunday, Dec. 28 th . Co-producer Deborah Crisp reveals the fun. Chef Norman Van Aken cooks up

12/05/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , you can enjoy another live performance from our Miami studios. Jazz legend, Ira Sullivan, brings his Inter-Outer Continental Jazz Quintet to our WLRN Studio A to perform Jazz standards with his group of professional musicians. Please tune in Friday to hear the Jazz excitement of Ira Sullivan on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.

11/07/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , Pam Dearden joins us to share her excitement about a new season of concerts coming up for The Gold Coast Jazz Society . Founder Paul Posnak speaks with contributor Charles Greenfield about the enticing, upcoming St. Martha/Yamaha Concert Series in Miami Shores. Judith Bishop previews the 31 st Annual Miami Book Fair International with Director of Programming, Lissette...

10/31/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , the partnership between sister cities – Nice, France and Miami, Florida, present the Third Miami/Nice Jazz Festival , a month-long celebration of the diversity of Jazz. Founder and CEO, Phillipe Pautesta-Herder brings us the details. Film critic, Dan Hudak , previews the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival with founder Gregory Von Haush. Chef Norman Van Aken serves...

10/24/14- This week's South Florida Arts Beat features the superb contemporary Jazz of the Lindsey Blair Quartet , Friday, Oct. 24th, 1pm on 91.3 WLRN.

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08/08/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat Jazz musician and educator, Bobby Ramirez , talks about his new CD, Jazz Flute . Executive Director of the Frost Art Museum at FIU, Carol Damian, discusses with Judith Bishop their exciting, new season of exhibitions. Chef Norman Van Aken whips up A Word On Food and our Palm Beach calendar features Marilyn Bauer, Director of Marketing with The...

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06/20/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another live performance from our Miami studios. Catch the exceptional Jazz Rock of Aaron Lebos Reality as they perform compositions from their latest recording, Turning Point . That’s Friday on South Florida Arts Beat featuring Aaron Lebos Reality at 1:00pm.

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06/06/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat , TV and event producer extraordinaire, Larry Rosen, talks about Miami-Dade county’s most successful Jazz series, the 7 th annual JazzRoots coming to the Arsht Center . Bassist Christian McBride , soon to perform for South Florida Jazz in Broward, shares his thoughts about his Jazz career with contributor Chris DeAngelis. Chef Norman Van Aken delivers

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