Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens 2011/2012

The season kicks off with a bang


Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens 2011/2012 season is coming at you with a whole lot more percussive beat and swingin’ swag than ever before. Eight incredible performances will be showcased under the stars on our beautiful Banyan Bowl stage.

Kicking off the season will be the one and only King of Latin Percussion, “Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion”. The band is currently on tour promoting their 3rd album, Urban Nature, which combines playful fusion jazz with classical beauty. Don’t miss this Grammy Nominated band as they perform it live under the stars!


Pinecrest Gardens' Banyan Bowl stage
This season’s schedule includes:

SAMMY FIGUEROA and his LATIN EXPLOSION
October 22, 8p.m. It's live and in concert that this Grammy Nominee band really shines, so don't miss this exuberating performance as they open the 2011-2012 Jazz Season at Pinecrest Gardens.

SONS OF LEGENDS: Phoenix Rivera, Tito Puente Jr., Miles Dalto and More...
November 12, 8p.m.
S.O.L. is a new Latin Jazz band composed of the sons of some of Latin Jazz’s greatest musicians. Mambo your way into an evening of excitement while revisiting memory lane as these sons of legendary musicians perform in our very own banyan Bowl.

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST "CHINO" NUNEZ & HIS ORCHESTRA
December 3, 6:30 p.m.
Hot Dancers and Hotter Music! This will be one concert that will keep you asking for more. Wear comfortable shoes…you will not want to stay in your seat!

EMMET COHEN
December 10, 8p.m.
At 21, jazz piano prodigy Emmet Cohen plays with the maturity and confidence of a seasoned veteran. He has shared the bandstand with jazz luminaries, including Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Patti Austin, and many others, and has played and performed at some of the top jazz clubs and festivals around the world, including the Monterey Jazz Festival. Emmet won the prestigious Downbeat Award for Outstanding Jazz Soloist.

ROSE MAX AND RAMATIS
January 28, 8p.m.
A magical and musical experience with the beautiful voice of Rose and the genuine Brazilian acoustic guitar of Ramatis! It's the perfect mix of the soulful Brazilian music!

HARVEY NEVINS ORCHESTRA PLAYS GEORGE GERSHWIN & COLE PORTER
A Night of the Best in Big Band Music

February 18, 8p.m.
Indulge in the sounds of the "King of Swings" as Harvey Nevins transport you to the big band era. Relive the timeless music in a majestic setting.

TITO PUENTE JR. & THE LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE, The Legend...The Legacy
March 17, 8p.m.
Got Mambo? you will be captivated by the rhythm and beat... almost stepping back into a time capsule yet with refreshing energy that will keep you asking for more!

DEBBIE ORTA Sings the Greatest Ladies of Jazz: Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald
April 28, 8p.m.
Debbie will be performing a night of great jazz vocals including melodies of the iconic jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Bessie Smith; Music that will surely please the most diverse groups. Don't miss this outstanding performance as Debbie Orta brings the Jazz Season to a close at the Gardens.

Tickets are now on sale through our web site at www.pinecrestgardens.org. Ticket prices start at $20 and for a limited time Jazz aficionados can enjoy all eight shows at a savings of 25% off individual ticket pricing by purchasing a ticket subscription.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road, in Pinecrest. For more information please contact 305-669-6990.