As the New Year unfolds, Bentley Hotel South Beach is delighted to closely follow the Eighth Annual South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF), a celebration of music, art, and culture promising an unforgettable experience for all. Sponsored by the humanitarian group Power Access, the festival will take place from January 4 to 7 at various locations in Miami Beach.
A Symphony of Sounds and Visuals at South Beach Jazz Festival
Prepare for a four-day extravaganza filled with 18 performances, masterclasses, and cultural delights catering to every budget. The SBJF is not just a festival; it’s a journey through the heart and soul of jazz. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you:
Thursday, January 4 – Opening Night with Cécile McLorin Salvant at 9 p.m.
Step into the charming Faena Theater, adorned with a stunning central chandelier and velvet décor, as three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant takes the stage. Accompanied by the acclaimed Sullivan Fortner on piano, this intimate ticketed event promises an evening of velvety-smooth musical storytelling.
Friday, January 5 – Something Else! with special guest Matthew Whitaker at 8 p.m.
Under the stars at the Collins Park lawn, immerse yourself in the funky soul-jazz sounds of Vincent Herring’s Something Else! Special guest Matthew Whitaker, a visually impaired prodigy, will captivate with his mastery of the piano. This complimentary event invites you to dance the night away with lawn seating or elevate your experience with VIP reserved seating.
Saturday, January 6 – Jazz for Tomorrow Student Stage at 10 a.m. & Alfredo Rodriguez & Friends at 8 p.m.
Join celebrated jazz artist Nicole Yarling at the Jazz for Tomorrow Student Stage, showcasing emerging talent and offering masterclasses to nurture the next generation. Later, at the Miami Beach Bandshell, let Grammy-nominated Cuban composer Alfredo Rodriguez & Friends transport you with their Latin, pop, jazz, and funk fusion.
Sunday, January 7 – All-Day Extravaganza at 1111 Lincoln Road
The final day of SBJF kicks off at 11 a.m. with The Spirit of Goodwill Band, followed by the Brandon Goldberg Trio at 1 p.m., The Smoogies at 2:30 p.m., Tal Cohen at 4:30 p.m., and the grand finale featuring the South Florida Jazz Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. This all-day celebration at 1111 Lincoln Road is free with RSVP, showcasing a diverse lineup of talent, including inspiring musicians with varying abilities.
Stay in the Heart of the Melody
Make the most of your South Beach Jazz Festival experience by booking your stay at Bentley Hotel South Beach. Our incredible accommodations, personalized service, and prime location ensure that your visit to SBJF is as harmonious as the music itself. Join us in celebrating the spirit of jazz, accessibility, and inclusion as we welcome the vibrant energy of the festival right to our doorstep.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the rhythm and soul of the Eighth Annual South Beach Jazz Festival. Book your stay at Bentley Hotel South Beach and let the music move you!
January 04, 2024 – January 07, 2024