Famous jazz musicians attend a festival in Miami, but with reduced capacity

Miami, Apr 29 (EFE) .- The first edition of the Bayfront Jazz Festival in Miami (USA) will present this Friday and Saturday a program of Afro-Cuban jazz and electronic music with American legends of the genre and Cuban music in an amphitheater in downtown the city in the open air, with capacity restricted by covid-19.

The first edition of the event is part of the "recovery of Miami Post-Covid live music," according to a statement from the organization.

According to the organization of the event, this year's lineup includes the American composer, instrumentalist and producer Roy Ayers, the American vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and the famous Cuban jazz players Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, along with his compatriot and singer Aymée Nuviola.

They are joined by American drummer Mark Guiliana, also a composer and director of the band Beat Music.

Organized by Melrose Media at the Florida Power & Light (FPL) solar amphitheater, located in front of Miami Bay, the Bayfront Jazz Festival will open on International Jazz Day, this Friday, April 30.

Despite the festival, live music is still far from returning to normality, since the amphitheater, which has 10,000 seats, will host only 1,500 spectators, 15% of capacity, who must purchase tickets in advance online.

The use of masks is also mandatory.

However, a ticketed live streaming video purchased online will also be available through EluvioLIVE, allowing "fans (...) of the world to enjoy jazz musicians performing in front of a real audience, Which has not been possible for a year! "The statement said.

The two-day concert at Bayfront Park is intended to help "bring back the joy" after more than a year of enforced cultural isolation, organizers told local morning Sun Sentinel.

Likewise, part of the ticket sales will be given to the national association American Hospitals (AHA) to fight against covid-19.


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