The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is a busy place with plenty of indoor shows but its outdoor Live on the Plaza events are perfectly suited for a line-up of local artists during the somewhat cooler Miami months. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomson Plaza for the Arts @ Ziff Ballet Opera House 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722. Tickets: $20.
Daniela Padrón on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
Virtuoso violinist Daniela Padrón performs Latin American music with an all-star ensemble that showcases the versatility of the Venezuelan cuatro played by Henry Linarez, Javier Espinoza on bass and Adolfo Herrera on percussion. Based in Miami, Venezuelan-American Padrón is a two-time Latin Grammy nominee. She has released several solo albums, including LATAM, recorded with her mother, renowned pianist Olga López.
MaddJazz on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
Founded by Miami siblings Kevin, Chase and Emily Maddox, MaddJazz (@maddjazzband) is a fun, high-energy group that performs soul, funk and covers of pop classics with a jazzy, modern twist and plenty of heart. Influenced by jazz legend Ira Sullivan, the siblings have been jamming professionally in all corners of the country.
The Swayzees on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
Les Greene, the voice of Little Richard in the recent “Elvis” movie and soundtrack, with his band, The Swayzees (@theswayzees), vibrantly brings you a powerful force of roots rock n’ soul for your nerves. Their high-energy twist on the genre, while staying true to its sound, will be music to your ears from start to finish.
Calixto Oviedo and the Cuban Jazz Train on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
In his thriving 38-year career, Calixto Oviedo (@calixto_oviedo), a Latin Grammy nominee for La Rumba del Siglo (2000), has collaborated with renowned global artists such as Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdés. With Calixto Oviedo and the Cuban Jazz Train, he aims to reshape the connection between Afro-Cuban music and jazz.
Carly Jo Jackson on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023
Carly Jo Jackson (@carlyjoofficial) is an indie, pop and rock artist known for her energy, infectious voice and charismatic stage presence. She was featured on the TV series America’s Got Talent and has opened for Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and Dishwalla. Jackson won the Belk Southern Musician Showcase in 2015.
Adam David on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024
Adam David (@adamdavidofficial) and his band play a blend of blues, soul and funk including original songs and reimagined covers from all genres.
Jesus Pupo on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
Havana-born pianist and composer Jesus Pupo (@jesuspupo) studied with maestros such as Violeta Hemsy de Gainza, Jorge Luis Prats, Andrés Allen and Arturo O’Farrill and has performed solo, in jazz groups and with symphonies. His albums include Nevando en La Habana and Oro.
The Smoogies on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024
The Smoogies (@thesmoogiesband) are Vaughn “V.KEYS” Henry (keys, vocals), Dion Kerr (bass), Harvel Nakundi (drums, percussion) and David Chiverton (drums), all formally trained musicians from South Florida. Each member has served interchangeably as leader and accompanist to performing acts worldwide including Lauryn Hill, Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note, Marcus Strickland, Etienne Charles and Godwin Louis.
Tony & The Kings on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024
Tony & The Kings (@tonyandthekings) are vocalist/guitarist/percussionist Antonio Rivera, keyboardist Charles Gardner, percussionist Danny Naval, drummer Eddie Garcia Jr., bassist Matt Pyatt and saxophonist Robert Smiley who bring Miami Latin styles with Puerto Rican, Cuban and African influences to the stage.
Keith Johns on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
Keith Johns a Miami folk artist and his band perform their smooth, sultry and groovy sounds including music from his album “Grateful Fool.”
Abstract Citizen on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Abstract Citizen (@abstract_citizen) is a four-member South Florida band led by guitarist/composer Aaron Lebos, a group that's been labeled as modern jazz and who will be performing music from their debut EP.
Braidsman on Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Braidsman (@braidsman), also known as Basilio Marquez Jr. was born in 1990 into a family of prestigious musicians in Las Tunas, Cuba. His father, Basilio Marquez, played trumpet in Chucho Valdés’ pioneering Latin jazz band Irakere. This is his traditional Cuban music project.
Gold Dust Lounge on Thursday, April 11, 2024
Gold Dust Lounge (@golddustlounge) is the brainchild of Miami guitarist-composer Russell Mofsky who performs everything from surfy jazz to cool lounge noir and punk meets Americana — with his quartet featuring guitar, violin, bass and drums.
Nearby street parking and enclosed outdoor parking for a fee.
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