The South Beach Jazz Festival features several award-winning and Grammy-nominated artists


Power Access, the non-profit organization that produces the South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF), in association with The Rhythm Foundation, has announced 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. The festival will continue throughout the weekend with free performances on Lincoln Road. For the full schedule and details, please visit SobeJazzFestival.com.

2x Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba will make his Miami debut as a duet with Latin Grammy Award winner Aymee Nuviola at the Faena Theater on January 6, 2022 as “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 star-studded lineup for the 2022 event.

Please visit SobeJazzFestival.com, for tickets and information.


Willie J. Johnson