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Roxana Amed

Born in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, vocalist and songwriter Roxana Amed, resident in US since 2013, is considered by colleagues, audiences and critics as one of the most important voices in the Jazz Fusion style, blending Argentine folk and rock with jazz. She has released six albums and one DVD, seven productoins, that show her versatility as a musician, and have received Carlos Gardel Music Awards and Nominations, two of them produced with Pedro Aznar (ex Pat Metheny Group) among other important collaborations. Her awarded albums are now released by Sony Music US Latin. Last May 31 st she released “Instantáneas” (Snapshots), her own songs and songs by remarkable authors, intimate sound and small ensembles. Amed is also producing her octave work, original music, jazz and Argentine fusion, to be released by Sony Music with Martin Bejerano (piano and composition), Mark Small (sax and composition), Edward Pérez (acoustic bass), Ludwig Alfonso (drums) and other important collaborations, starting the first recording session on last March 1st at the emblematic studio The Hit Factory. Amed has brought to US her unique version of Argentine music, with her American Jazz Quintet, while in Argentina presents different projects; he has been recently invited to perform with Symphonic Orchestras; was commissioned for a Tribute to Astor Piazzolla at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival; and performed at the Teatro Colón opening for the American acclaimed band Snarky Puppy. Amed, with a Post graduate in Literature, is also exclusive author for SONY/ATV Music Publishing and works as a songwriter for world known commercial artists. In South Florida, Amed was awarded with a full scholarship to pursue a Masters in Vocal Jazz and a Teaching Assistantship, and she graduated with honors. Amed, voice coach and clinician –faculty member at Miami Dade College since 2018- is one of the most required teachers all over her country, and she has been directing for 11 years a unique Workshop for more than 100 jazz vocalists at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, having as guest teachers world-known figures in the jazz scene.

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Miami Beachtone Jazz Festival Presents Eliane Elias In Concert on June 15th

Miami Beachtone Jazz Festival Presents Eliane Elias In Concert on June 15th

MIAMI BEACHTONE JAZZ FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT Multiple Grammy Winner Eliane Elias, Yamandu Costa and Sammy Figueroa with special guests Chico Pinheiro & Mirella Costa at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Knight Concert Hall) on JUNE 15, 2019 at 8:00pm. The Beachtone Jazz Festival celebrates its jny: Miami debut on June 15th 2019 with ...

The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County Announces 2019-2020 Lineup For Jazz Roots Concert Series

The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County Announces 2019-2020 Lineup For Jazz Roots Concert Series

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Jazz Roots season—six extraordinary, curated evenings of live music in the Center’s Knight Concert Hall that celebrate jazz’s rich history of fusion and cross-pollination. The Arsht Center is also proud to welcome new Jazz Roots presenting partner, EFG Capital. ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Adam Claussen

Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, Adam is a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music with a B.M. in Studio Music & Jazz. Adam has accumulated over a decade of experience in music, and has developed professional-grade skills in saxophone/flute/clarniet performance, teaching, composition, arranging, film and media music, orchestration, video editing, and much more. At the Frost School of Music, Adam studied saxophone under Gary Keller. He has performed with many ensembles at Frost, including the Downbeat Award-winning Concert Jazz Band under the direction of Grammy-Winning musician John Daversa, the Frost Septet, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, as well as numerous other ensembles

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Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu” Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series Frost Music Masters

Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu”  Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series  Frost Music Masters

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is proud to announce the launch of a new video series Frost Music Masters. This exciting project explores intricate musical conundrums, featuring members of our award-winning Frost School of Music faculty, giving tips and showing techniques for those wanting to take on challenging works.     The first ...

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Murph Aucamp

Grammy nominated drummer/percussionist Murph Aucamp has proven himself as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. From orchestral duties to leading salsa bands in his native South Florida, Murph has enjoyed the freedom that comes with being a diverse musician. He has toured internationally with trumpeter Brian Lynch, performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and backed up an array of legends such as Quincy Jones, Julie Andrews, and John Williams. A graduate of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, Murph has shared the stage with true Miami icons including Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, and Michael Tilson Thomas' New World Symphony

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Take Five with Charu Suri

Read "Take Five with Charu Suri" reviewed by Charu Suri

About Charu Suri

Born in South India, Charu Suri started playing the piano at the age of five, and also studied the veena as well as Carnatic music (vocals). A concert pianist since the age of nine, Suri has performed in several venues in India, including Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, as well as in ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Tito Cruz

TITO CRUZ is a versatile Drummer he has performing with many great stars including Lorna Loff, Al Hibbler, Connie Francis Chuck Mangione, Freddy Cole, Patato Valdez, The platters, Edmar Cataneda, James Moddy, Jaco Pastorius at Hemmingways 1984 and many others. BRAZILIANS and international stars like Ellis Regina, Martinho da Silva, BRAZIL BRAZIL, Ana Gazzola & Sonia Santos and many more. His father began TITO'S musical education at the age of Seven he stared with piano classes (FERNANDO CRUZ "ARROZITO") was his first teacher and influence at the age of 15 tito stated playing drums as a PROFESSIONAL drummer with many legendary musicians in his country, Peru. TITO was already one of the top drummers (sharing the studio performances with the two others famous drummers, Adolfo bonariva and alex acuna. AT Age of 17 TITO Was one of the drummers with more DEMAND for recording studios and tv commercial, He met the famous JAZZ DRUMMER ELVIN JONES and ELVIN give to tito a pair of gretsch drums sticks like'it present. AS A JAZZ DRUMMER TITO lead his own quartet from 1969 to 1975,making a lot of CONCERTS around PERU sponsorship by the EMBBASY OF UNITED STATES in lima peru for USIS DEPARTMENT, HERE in USA TITO TOOK LESSONS WITH THE GREAT DRUMMER ALAN DAWSON AND LATER IN NEW YORK MASTER CLASS WITH THE GREAT JOE MORELLO,after years HERE IN FLORIDA TITO performance with many local musicians,Teddy Mullet,Mario escobar,Dolf castellano,Miguel reyna richie perry , lou colombo othello molineaux felix gomez,mel dancy,juanita dixon,abel pabon,martin hand, gary keller,joe donato, TROY ANDERSON,anthony corado,and many more. HE is one of the more versatile drummers from many years in south florida,his style cover from JAZZ LATIN, FUNK,R&B BLUES BRAZILIAN,SAMBA, BATUCADA, CHORINO,AND AFRO PERUVIAN RHYTHMS TO ALL TRADITIONAL AND MODERN RHYTHMS AND ALL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC TITO performances around Miami, fort lauderdale, new york and europe, TITO came the last November from 6 months of performances in Europe WITH HIS QUARTET FOR PRINCESS CRUISES now in South Florida tito is playing with many top musicians and singers. The South Florida Jazz Scene... With Al Kanovsky: For years, no two people have been more ubiquitous in the South Florida jazz audience than Al and Flo

MUSICIAN Born:

Melvin Quinones

Melvin Quinones, also known as Melvin Llord, started studying saxophone by age 11, with the idea of someday playing in the local church's band. He never made it to that group, but that didn't discourage him from his passion for music. By the age of 15, he was recording music with local bands and slowly gaining popularity as one of the best sax players in western Puerto Rico. At 17, his talent was discovered by Andrew Ruiz, one of the most popular band directors in Puerto Rico, who quickly extended him an invitation to play with international Latin star Wilkins. At a young age, he shared the stage with Puerto Rico’s finest artists, such as Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario and Gilberto Santarrosa, among others. He joined the 248th Army Band at 19

Bobby Ramirez

In 2018, Bobby Ramirez celebrated 40 years as a performing artist and community service. Virtuoso Cuban musician, flutist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, vocalist and educator, Maestro Bobby Ramirez was born in Camajuani, Santa Clara, Cuba. His father was a black mulato of African heritage and mother a descendant of Spanish European heritage. For more than four decades, his style has been distinctive and unique, forming a perfect harmony between the rhythms of his Cuban Creole heritage, Jazz, and classical music. Maestro Bobby Ramirez is a unique and charismatic artist that performs Cuban music (Danzón, Contradanzas, traditional Cuban dance music, and Afro-Cuban Jazz), and Jazz (swing, bebop, free jazz)