With the March 1 opening night of the Montreux Jazz Festival Miami selling out, Jon Batiste has added a second performance on March 2. Scheduled to perform as a guest on Batiste’s second night is beloved Brazilian chanteuse, Lia de Itamaracá in her first ever performance outside of Brazil. Montreux’s inaugural Miami edition is scheduled to premiere on March 1-3, 2024, at The Hangar in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Also, Emilio Estefan, who has scaled the heights in music, theater, and television, has been tapped to join the festival’s “International Advisory Board.”

“I am honored to join this extraordinary festival as part of the International Advisory Board, showcasing exceptional talent and incredible music,” says Estefan, a pioneering super-producer who has won 19 Grammys® and helped shaped the careers of Latin superstars, Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Marc Anthony.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, co-headliner Seu Jorge has been forced to cancel his show on March 2. Daniela Mercury will now coheadline with Jon Batiste.

As a re-creation of the singular intimacy of Montreux, Switzerland, Montreux Jazz Festival Miami will take place in The Hangar, a 1500-person, waterfront venue in Coconut Grove that was once a World War I naval air station. Apart from the performances at The Hangar, the festival programming will sport music masterclasses and the Legendary Montreux Jam Sessions, where world-class musicians get together to create magical music moments. The festival experience will also include curated dining options from some of Miami’s best restaurants as well as a pop-up of the famed vinyl listening bar, Dante’s HiFi.

The headliner schedule for the maiden three-day event will feature an opening day performance from Batiste, co-owner of the festival who has enjoyed a sensational, multi-faceted career, ranging from leader of Stephen Colbert’shouse band to Oscar-winning co-composer of the Pixar film Soul. Slated to headline on March 2 is Brazilian luminary, Daniela Mercury, the charismatic Latin Grammy® winner who appeared at Montreux four times. Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall, who recorded dozens of classics, will top the bill on March 3.

Joining Batiste on stage is gospel great Israel Houghton, who has won six Grammys®; and Cécile McLorin Salvant, revered jazz siren and double Grammy® awardee born in Miami. Rounding out Batiste’s esteemed stageside guests will be Lia de Itamaracá, who will be making her U.S. debut at the festival.

Also performing on March 1 is Justin Kauflin, a supremely talented jazz pianist and composer who Quincy Jones said, “can play like you never heard in your life.

Set to appear on March 2 is Cimafunk, a critically praised live performer and double Grammy® nominee whose 2021 Grammy®-nominated album El Alimento boasted features by George Clinton and Chucho Valdés. Mexican music prodigy Adrian Cota will open the evening, accompanied by the Winston House Band.

On March 3, The Wailers are scheduled to perform, as well as Grammy winner, Cory Henry, who last year notched his first Latin Grammy® award; Emily Estefan, a gifted multi-instrumentalist who penned a song that was included in hit Broadway production On Your Feet, and Mathis Picard, a pianist/composer who is a member of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation and whose shows spotlight his roots in jazz, classical and electronic music.


MARCH 1 – Jon Batiste featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Israel Houghton; ELEW and Justin Kauflin.

MARCH 2 – Jon Batiste and special guest, Lia de Itamaracá, Daniela Mercury; Cimafunk; Adrian Cota & the Winston House Band.

MARCH 3 – Daryl Hall; The Wailers; Cory Henry; Emily Estefan; Mathis Picard.

The Legendary Montreux Jam Sessions will be curated by Elmo Lovano.

A pre-opening “Behind the Scenes” event will be held on February 29 for 3-day VIP ticket holders with a special performance by jazz pianist ELEW.

Single-day ticket prices begin at $199 and VIP tickets at $699. Three-day VIP ticket holders will be able to attend a masterclass and Q&A conducted by Batiste. Tickets for the Legendary Montreux Jam Session are available for $99. Payment plans are also available. To view all ticketing options and additional details about Montreux Jazz Festival Miami, visit The festival is supported by Audemars Piguet, a global partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival. New partners for Montreux Jazz Festival Miami include Saratoga Spring Water, Jammcard, and 2200 Brickell.

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