The 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival


Power Access, the non-profit organization that produces the South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF), in association with The Rhythm Foundation, is delighted to announce the full lineup for the 6th South Beach Jazz Festival, January 7-9. 2022. Highlighted by Grammy®-winning legends The Blind Boys of Alabama during their exclusive Florida appearance on Friday, January 7 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. The evening will be enhanced by the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master 2022, Donald Harrison, with his quartet live from New Orleans.

2x Grammy® and Latin Grammy® winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba will make his Miami debut as a duet with Latin Grammy® winner Aymee Nuviola at the Faena Theater on January 6, 2022 under the title “An Evening with Aymee and Gonzalo . “This extraordinary concert is a pre-festival event.

The festival is also proud to offer two full days of exciting free concerts on Lincoln Road on Saturday and Sunday January 8 and 9. The Power Access Main Stage will feature Latin jazz from the Negroni Trio, South Florida’s favorite jazz violinist Nicole Yarling and her quintet, Hot Jazz from the French Horn Collective and the Ross Spiegel Organ Group.

On their long-awaited return to Miami Beach, the 100 members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will close Saturday’s program.

On Sunday, the festival will conclude with the presentation of multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Munir Hossn at the helm of his all-female ensemble Elas with his global blend of progressive Brazilian jazz.

The festival also proudly serves as a showcase for the next generation of jazz talent on the student Jazz for Tomorrow scene on Saturday, January 8. The program includes the Miami Lighthouse Youth Band, the Jazz Educators Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC), the University of Miami Jazz Quintet with Kaleen Barton and the exciting Jazz Royalty Ensemble of Florida Memorial University (FMU), a Big Experience Band of twenty people.

By featuring highly acclaimed and diverse musicians of all skill levels in the lineup throughout the weekend, the South Beach Jazz Festival promotes its mission of awareness, accessibility and inclusion in the arts. From January 7-9, 2022, the sounds of jazz will liven up the city of Miami Beach all weekend long and draw locals and guests from around the world to listen, linger and enjoy. From living legends of gospel music to masters of jazz, the South Beach Jazz Festival has brought together local, regional and global talent in a celebrity lineup for the 2022 event.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

“Evening of the Founders of the Festival”

An evening with Aymée and Gonzalo

Faena Theater, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida

Tickets: $ 50 to $ 125

Friday January 7, 2022, 8 p.m.

“SoBe in NoBe” The official opening night of the South Beach Jazz Festival

The Blind Boys of Alabama with the Donald Harrison Quartet

North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida

Tickets: $ 35 – $ 75

Saturday January 8, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Living on Lincoln”

Jazz for Tomorrow student scene

Euclid Oval, Lincoln Road and Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, Florida

10:00 am – All about the Hammond B3 in jazz: a tribute to Dr Lonnie Smith.

A Masterclass presented by Derek Fairholm

11:00 am – The Lighthouse Youth Band

12:20 – Jazz Educator Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC)

1:40 p.m. – University of Miami Jazz Quintet with Kaleen Barton

3:00 p.m. – Florida Memorial University (FMU) Jazz Royalty Ensemble

Tickets: free and open to the public

Saturday January 8, 2022, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

“Living on Lincoln”

Main food access scene

1111 Lincoln Road Plaza, Miami Beach, Florida

4:00 p.m. – SoBe Jazz Big Band with special guest Maryel Epps

4:40 p.m. – The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida

Tickets: free and open to the public

Sunday January 9, 2022, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

“Living on Lincoln”

Main food access scene

1111 Lincoln Road Plaza, Miami Beach, Florida

11:00 a.m. – Russ Spiegel Organ Group

12:30 p.m. – Nicole Yarling Quintet

2:00 p.m. – Negroni Trio

3:45 p.m. – The French Horn Collective

5.30 p.m. – Munir Hossn & Elas

Tickets: free and open to the public


Willie J. Johnson