Coming up in April

coming up in aprilSANKOFA JAZZ FEST

DATE AND TIME
Sat, April 7, 2018

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center

6161 NW 22nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33142

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, was founded in 1975 to serve as the nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City. By providing quality instruction, inspiration and encouragement to young people within the community, the Center has fulfilled its mission for more than 40 years, and everyday creates a means for youth to discover their artistic talents. We are located at 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.

Visit us online at www.ahcacmiami.org and follow us on social media @ahcacmiami and #AHCAC. It is a policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. The facility is accessible. To request materials in an accessible format and or/accommodation to attend an event at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, please contact Gloria Wilkins at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

 jazz fest 2018

 

Jamison Ross – the concert headliner is a bright young Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, a gifted drummer and composer, and the winner of the prestigious 2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Drums Competition;

Jesse Jones Jr. Quintet – Jones, a Miami native and saxophonist “combines the hard-bop influence of Cannonball Adderley, the funk of Hank Crawford, and the sweetness of Paul Desmond”;
Melton Mustafa on Sax – the son of international jazz artist Melton S. Mustafa and the nephew of Jesse Jones, Jr., he has already achieved major successes in performance, education, directing and recording;

Allen Paul Trio – Paul started playing piano at the age of three and has evolved into an accomplished song writer and performing talent in jazz, R&B, gospel, and classical piano;
LaVie – a talented vocalist with an eclectic contemporary sound.

 

A premier arts training institution in Liberty City, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is nationally-recognized for developing hundreds of outstanding artists in all arts disciplines over the last thirty-three years. Known as the artistic home of alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the award-winning movie “Moonlight”, the Center’s other distinguished alumni include Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Keenan D. Washington and Fergie L. Philippe, US Tour cast members of Hamilton the musical; Bianca Brewton, professional dancer (Beyoncé and Bruno Mars); Shareef Clayton, Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter (Arturo Sandoval and Stevie Wonder); and tap dancer Marshall Davis, Jr., associate choreographer of the Tony-nominated play, Shuffle Along.

For more information about the Sankofa Jazz Fest, vendor opportunities or tickets, call 305-638-6771 during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or visit www.ahcacmiami.org. Follow us on social media @ahcacmiami, #AHCAC, #AHCACMiami and #SankofaJazzFest

It is a policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. The facility is accessible. To request materials in an accessible format and or/accommodation to attend an event at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, please contact Gloria Wilkins at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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