It’s a Jazzy July at Arts Garage
The World Music 5 consists of multi-Grammy winning violinist Federico Britos, the twice- Grammy nominated Negroni’s Trio (featuring pianist Jose Negroni, drummer Nomar Ne-groni, and bassist Josh Allen), and two-time Latin-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle. Their style is a unique repertoire of acoustic music fusing jazz with Afro-Latin American and Caribbean rhythms, world genres, and European harmony. The talented group has been touring continuously, sharing their unique sounds with the world. Catch them at Arts Garage and experience the magic for yourself!
Fri. 7/10, 8pm | Sammy Figueroa | LATIN JAZZ | $25/35/45
Percussionist Sammy Figueroa is a Grammy-nominated artist who is considered to be one of the world’s great musicians. In a career spanning over thirty years, the New York native has played with a multitude of distinguished artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, the Brecker Brothers, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, James Taylor, Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, Anita Baker, and many more.
His band, Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, is one of the most exciting in jazz today, known for their exciting performances, enhanced by Sammy’s ebullient personality.
Sat. Jul 11, 8pm | LeNard Rutledge | JAZZ | $25/30/35
Voted the Best Jazz Artist of the Year by the Miami New Times, LeNard Rutledge’s robust vocals have made him one of the most sought-after talents in contemporary jazz. His music has been described as “captivating, soul-stirring, earthy, and funky,” and he has often been compared to the great Lou Rawls.
Born and raised in Miami, his first influences were the soulful hymns he sang in church choir, and the classical, jazz, and funk hits his parents played in the house. LeNard’s big break came in 1997, when famed jazz trumpeter Melton Mustafa asked him to join his band. He was named “Best Jazz Artist” less than 10 years later.
Fri July 17, 8pm | Rose Max | Brazilian Jazz | $25/30/35
The Latin Grammy-nominated singer may come from Rio de Janeiro, the land of bossa nova, but her music is also infused with the rich influences of samba, jazz, and world music. She has performed professionally for many years throughout the world and has risen to become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Spanish and American communities. The three-time winner of the prestigious Brazilian Press Award for the “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA,” she has a sensuous appeal and her highly rhythmic music is timeless and never fails to delight.
Wed. 7/22 & Thurs. 7/23, 7:30pm | The Birds | RADIO THEATRE | $20/$25/$30
Adapted from the1952 novel by Daphne du Maurier, The Birds is the classic horror story of an English farm-hand, his family and his community terrorized by the onslaught of seemingly unexplained, arbitrary and chaotic bird attacks. You’ll never look at our feathered friends quite the same way again!
Arts Garage Radio Theatre is a unique combination of the nostalgia of classic radio drama, and the excitement of a live theatrical performance. Come see the golden age of radio brought gloriously back to life, featuring some of South Florida’s finest actors! It’s a trip to the past with a modern twist.
Sat Jul 25, 8pm | Nicole Henry | Jazz | $25/40/50
One of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, Nicole’s expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy has earned her a Soul Train Award, three top 10 albums and international accolades. The Miami-based soul and jazz songstress is known for her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma, earning her rave reviews and praise from both critics and audiences worldwide for her powerful ability to touch and inspire people with her beautiful voice and stunning presence. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole’s beauty and on-stage rapport, combining confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, have beguiled fans in over 15 countries.