This past weekend I attended The City of Miami Gardens’ 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium. There were performers from the world of jazz, hip hop and r&b. Grammy Award winners LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx and Anthony Hamilton were just a few of the awesome performances I was so lucky to have witnessed. The vibe was amazing. Strangers singing next to strangers. Everyone was in a good mood and it was contagious. I also enjoyed legendary bass guitar legend Stanley Clarke and six octave range songstress Rachelle Farrell. As if this wasn’t enough there were powerful and sexy sets by R&B artist Trey Songz and original Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland. The now classic R&B funk group Mint Condition also performed a medley of their hits. Boney James did his thang for the smooth jazz aficianados in the audience. The iconic Frankie Beverly and Maze closed out a wonderful weekend on Sunday night. There were plenty of food and libation choices to keep the crowd energized for all of the acts. Great crowd. Great music. Great Food. On a scale of 1 to 10, this weekend was a 11.
Please see the following link to a selection of photos from this year’s edition of Jazz in the Gardens: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ftdbjmsl9cjtyly/5wLIqVxgAu#
CREDIT: Jazz in the Gardens
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‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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