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Jazz Concert to Benefit FIU School of Music
(Published: April 26, 2008)

The Sunshine Jazz Organization of South Florida and Florida International University (FIU) School of Music team up to present "Jazz Divas Night", a fundraising event to support the FIU School of Music, and to foster the preservation and continuation of jazz, the only all American art form. This very special night of classic and contemporary jazz will take place on Friday, May 16th, 8 p.m. at the Wertheim Center for the Performing Arts located on FIU's South Campus, 12200 S.W. 8th Street in Miami.

This extraordinary concert will feature exciting live performances by the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Alice Day, the fantastic Brenda Alford and the dynamic Paulette Dozier, combining their impressive vocals and classic style to this wonderful night of music. Renowned as one of the finest college jazz orchestras anywhere, the award-winning FIU Big Band will accompany the three dazzling divas with the magical sounds of "all that jazz" as only they can, under the direction of Master Conductor, Dr. Sam Lussier. This is sure to be a stellar performance you won't want to miss!

"In our efforts to continue the great tradition of jazz in South Florida, we are elated to combine our efforts with Florida International University School of Music," said Mr. Keith Valles, President of the Sunshine Jazz Organization of South Florida. "Education is the key to making sure that this and future generations are aware of the tremendous legacy of this incredible art form. Through this and other initiatives like it, we plan to increase our efforts to keep this music alive and well in South Florida. Additionally, we will continue to strive to support the many emerging musicians and talents who seek to pursue careers in the music field, with special emphasis on those studying and playing traditional, classic jazz" Valles added.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Sunshine Jazz Organization at 305-693-2594 or 786-301-8426.

More about the Sunshine Jazz Organization of South Florida...

Formed in August of 1986, The Sunshine Jazz Organization is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support jazz music, to foster and enhance interest and appreciation of jazz, promote its accessibility to the public, and encourage the development of jazz talent.

305-693-2594 or 786-301-8426.
Tickets ON SALE NOW for

Friday, May 16, 2008 * 8:00 p.m.
Wertheim Center for the Performing Arts
(FIU's University Park Campus)
12200 S.W. 8th Street * Miami, FL 33199

A fundraising event to support the FIU School of Music, and to foster the preservation and continuation of jazz.

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