Due to its popularity, the word is spreading quickly because Jazz in the Gardens books the absolute best performers in the industry. With Superstar comedian DL Hughley as host, the line up already includes original Destiny Child member and Grammy Award winner Kelly Rowland, Grammy nominated artist Trey Songz, the mega successful R&B super band Mint Condition, the beautiful and soulful songstress Rachelle Farrell and three time Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner, jazz artist Boney James. Each year, you can count on three amazing things: a star-studded line up, great food and one of the best cities in the world, Miami Gardens in Miami, Florida! Jazz in the Gardens will kick off on Friday, March 14th with the Womens Impact Conference & Luncheon at the upscale Shulas Hotel & Golf Club Resort.
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Trombonist melds art, jazz in music
Oliver initially played the trombone, but eventually transitioned into playing the cornet, and how! His band showcased some of the greatest musicians this era ever witnessed. Oliver on the cornet, Bill Johnson on the bass, Johnny Dodds on the clarinet, and Baby Dodds on the drums, certainly proved their mettle by totally bringing it with their compositions. His brief stint with Louis Armstrong marked a popular presence, and his band was recognized as the New Orleans Jazz.
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Denise Donatelli is a breath of fresh, jazzy air
As Shakespeare drew from other ideas and developed them into his own expressions, Marsalis proves art and Shakespeares legacy are alive and continually growing. Artists are able to interpret the work of other artists in their own medium and that makes for some interesting, persuasive and powerful representations that are new and different, ODair said. They allow us to approach the original work in a different way. Ellingtons Such Sweet Thunder took the structure and technicality of Shakespeares works to prove jazz was not an erratic expression but a developed art form. Stephen Buhler, an English professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will lecture before the concert about the use of Shakespeare in the piece and the vitality of the album in the era. In a sense, Ellington was arguing against thinking of jazz as purely improvisational, not having a discipline, an order or an aesthetic of its own, Buhler said. Theyre demonstrating that its very much a high art form as well as rooted in a popular art form very much like Shakespeare. Marsalis then comes in and transforms the piece by developing the story lines.
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Jazz Music in the 1920s
But for the most part, we took a lot of music that no one from the jazz world was completely familiar with.” For example, the song “No Better” was written by New York folk-rock singer Jonatha Brooke, to whose music Keezer introduced Donatelli. “That’s something that Geoffrey is just brilliant at doing.” Donatelli says she wasn’t concerned about making unconventional music. “We just want to put out great music,” she says. “Whatever you do, we just do what we like and just try to put out some great music. And some of it will be accepted and some won’t, you know?
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