Rhythm Foundation Kicks-off 28th Season at Miami Beach Women’s Club
James & Laura Quinlan, Diane & Alan Lieberman

Carolina Bilbao, Geane Brito, Veronica Pesantes

One of the leading presenters of international music in the US, the Miami Beach-based Rhythm Foundation, celebrated the launch of its 28th season with an intimate celebration for members and sponsors. The event was held at the gorgeous Miami Beach Women’s Club on Pine Tree Drive. Built in 1933, it was impeccably restored by Alan and Diane Lieberman to be a unique event space. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, cocktails from Passion Spirits and Beck’s Beer. The amazing silent auction included a Studio D beauty salon kit, dinner at Novecento, staycations at The Standard, and autographed items from tennis star Rafael Nadal, and flamenco singer Diego El Cigala. To go with the 1930’s theme, couples danced to the swing jazz band – Federico Britos & Hot Club of the Americas. Federico received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Latin Grammy’s!

The party was sponsored by Tradewinds Apartment & Hotel at the Miami Beach Women’s Club, Alan and Nathan Lieberman, Kaufman Rossin, TeleSwitch, Passion Spirits, and Beck’s Beer.

The 2015-2016 Rhythm Foundation board of directors: James Quinlan (Chair), Bianca Moura (President), Dara Schoenwald (Vice President), Robert Glick (Treasurer), Pedro Menocal (Legal Affairs), Katherine Sanoja (Secretary), Geane Brito, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Robert Plessett, Dr. Rigoberto Rodriguez, Ilan Segal, Asa Sealy, Dean Taha, and Daniel Veitia.

Staff: Laura Quinlan (Executive Director), Gene de Souza (Development Director), Benton Galgay (Production Manager) , Karla Arguello (Communications Manager), Angie Bell (Production Coordinator).

The upcoming Rhythm Foundation season is full of exciting events across South Florida, including the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti, and the innovative new festival “Seaside Sessions” in January at the North Beach Bandshell, a venue the Foundation now manages. For complete schedule visit www.RhythmFoundation.com

Photos by Manny Hernandez

Rhythm Foundation Staff and Board of Directors

Aileen & Alain Scheiman

Bobby Glick, Pedro Menocal

Bianca Moura, Aramis Lorie

Angela Parra, John Flickenger

Audra Cherry, Merideth Dolan

Ballroom at Miami Beach Women's Club

Juliana Bittencourt admires Studio D gift set

Silent auction

Vanessa & Gene de Souza

Bamboozlers bottled cocktails

Elsa Berman, Diane Lieberman, Elba Bond

James & Laura Quinlan, Adriana & Marcelo Sabino

Christian Arias, Christian, Sevastian Barbagalo

George Meruvia, Victoria Bengoa, Gene de Souza

Violin legend Federico Britos

Victoria Bengoa, George Meruvia

Phillippe Giraud, Daniela Flores

Carolina Bilbao, Pepe Carmona, Amanda Harris

Rafael Nadal-signed ball donated by Itau Private Bank

Dr Jules Oaklander, John Morales, Dr. Rigoberto Rodriguez

Karla Arguello, Katherine Sanoja, Natalia Hofmann

Event Sponsors

Michelle Schucher, Wendy Levitz, Geane Brito

Vanessa de Souza, Neuza Farache, Viviane Spinelli, Tanira Ferreira

Federico Britos & Hot Club of the Americas

Jeff & Marcy Pearl

Shawn Meyer'steel, Iris Reijnen

Cajon signed by Diego el Cigala