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The South Beach Jazz Festival Returns

Jazz Festival

The South Beach Jazz Festival Returns Jan. 5 - 7, 2018 for a Weekend of Classic, Latin, and New Orleans-Style Acts Featuring Branford Marsalis, Ignacio Berroa, Tal Cohen, Rachelle Coba, Glyn Dryhurst, Carlos Averhoff, Jr., Carlos Puig and Dr. Ed Calle

A Jazz Festival Unlike any Other, the South Beach Jazz Festival will Take Pride in Featuring Talented Musicians with Disabilities

WHAT:           A disability awareness event, The South Beach Jazz Festival returns for a second year for a weekend of classic, Latin, and New Orleans-style acts that will attract jazz fans to South Beach hotels, theaters and restaurants. Most acts performing under the festival’s auspices will showcase the artistry of at least one person with a disability. Those looking to immerse themselves in cultural innovation, enjoy jazz music and learn more about those with disabilities in our community are welcome to attend.

WHO:               The South Beach Jazz Festival is presented by Power Access, Inc. with the purpose of creating awareness and serving as a fundraising event for individuals with disabilities. This year’s artists include the legendary Branford Marsalis, a three-time Grammy winner, and Ignacio Berroa one of the greatest drummers of our times, along with the renowned Tal Cohen, Rachelle Coba, Glyn Dryhurst, Carlos Averhoff, Jr., Carlos Puig and Dr. Ed Calle.

WHEN:           Friday, January 5 - Sunday, 7, 2018

WHERE:         Various location in South Beach, including:Colony Theater, 1111 Lincoln Road Stage and Euclid Circle – Main Stage, located on Lincoln Road at Euclid Avenue, Jewish Museum of Florida and The Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

DETAILS:       For more information on locations, tickets, schedules, and artist line-up, visit

About South Beach Jazz Festival

After being deaf, blind and paralyzed from the waist down due to a rare disease, David New founded a non-profit, the South Beach Jazz Festival.  As a fundraiser for Power Access, the South Beach Jazz Festival is an event unlike any other. While the music forges bonds between listeners and performers, the sheer talent of the artists will promote the festival’s primary goal, enabling them to be defined by ability rather than disability. It will foster the access they need to participate fully in society as they help beautify and educate our community. In coming years, as a recognized institution, the South Beach Jazz Festival will expand throughout the city and strengthen Miami’s reputation for cultural innovation and inclusion.

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