Fernando Gonzalez | Artburst Miami
With its eighth edition, the South Beach Jazz Festival presents a stellar lineup and continues its awareness mission.
The big band is to jazz what the symphony orchestra is to classical music and, for a composer, an instrument of unmatched power with a rich palette of sounds to match. But that is only part of what led Arturo O’Farrill lead the 18-piece Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.
The 23rd edition of the Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave. Presented by the Miami-based nonprofit Community Arts and Culture (CAC), the annual event was virtual last year due to pandemic-related safety concerns and restrictions.