5TH ANNUAL “JAZZ IN THE GARDENS” HOSTED BY TOM JOYNER
MARCH 20 & 21, 2010 AT DOLPHIN STADIUM
MARY J. BLIGE, JOHN LEGEND, ROBIN THICKE, TEENA MARIE, BOYS II MEN, MELANIE FIONA, CASSANDRA WILSON, DAVID SANBORN, K’JON, JOE SAMPLE, HEADLINE
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – The City of Miami Gardens is pleased to announce the star-studded lineup for the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” hosted by #1 rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, taking place on Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st at Dolphin (Landshark) Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056.
Confirmed artists include the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige; Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, John Legend; R&B crooner, Robin Thicke; Rick James protégé and funk/R&B performer, Teena Marie; 90’s R&B/Pop super group Boys II Men, Grammy nominated R&B vocalist, Melanie Fiona; jazz chanteuse, Cassandra Wilson; saxophone king and Eric Clapton collaborator, David Sanborn; R&B newcomer, K’Jon; and famed pianist, keyboarder and founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample.
Local artist names will be released soon.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10am, and are available through Ticketmaster at or www.jazzinthegardens.com or the Dolphin (Landshark) Stadium Box office.
“Five years ago, we were just another jazz festival, and now it is really amazing to know that nationally and internationally, we are a well-known and respected music festival. Jazz in the Gardens has become an economic resource; infusing a new stream of revenue into the South Florida area; creating business
opportunities for local businesses and sponsors; and driving tourists into South Florida and the local community. In 2010 we will exceed our past attendance records and continue to make Miami Gardens the winter-break destination for mature adults,” says Mayor Shirley Gibson.
Jazz in the Gardens, a two-day weekend festival is now in its fifth year and has grown to be one of the top cultural events in America. The jazz festival delivers a diverse mix of music genres that range from jazz, R&B, neo-soul and Caribbean sounds. Having something to offer all music aficionados at an affordable price, the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens shattered expected ticket sales, enjoying an attendance of almost 40,000, which was more than double the sales of the 2008 festival. In 2009, the Jazz in the Gardens crowd enjoyed the hip-hop flavor of Common, the beautiful neo-soul melodies of Erykah Badu, the smooth R&B of
Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and the crowd-stopping soul of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, among other a-list artists.
For more information on the highly-anticipated 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” Hosted by Tom Joyner, go to www.jazzinthegardens.com or contact the City of Miami Gardens at 1-877-640-5299. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at 305.576.3790.
Lourdes Duarte, Public Relations Assistant
Tel: (305) 576-3790