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Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
British Invasion—Latin Style
José Feliciano, Arturo Sandoval, Lucy Woodward, Kate Reid
Fantine, Shelly Berg, and Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra
Hosted by Malcolm McDowell
The 12th season of the JAZZ ROOTS series opens with a distinct international accent as the pop music and jazz of the British Invasion gets a twist of Latin flair. The spectacular cast includes singer, guitarist, and songwriter José Feliciano, a pioneer crossover star who has earned 45 Gold and Platinum records and 9 Grammy Awards; and 10-time Grammy Award Winner and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; with vocalists Lucy Woodward, Kate Reid, and Fantine; backed by pianist, arranger, producer, and dean of the Frost School of Music Shelly Berg with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Actor Malcolm McDowell hosts. 

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Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Raul Midón’s Homecoming Concert
Raul Midón, voice and guitar
Described by The New York Times as “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," singer and songwriter Raul Midón returns to his alma mater for a solo appearance. Expect selections from his most recent Grammy-nominated albums If You Really Want, featuring the Metropole Orkest directed by Vince Mendoza as well as Bad Ass and Blind, a showcase of his highly personal blend of pop, jazz, soul, and funk.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
A Night of Sheila Jordan—Frost Jazz Vocal I, Jazz Vocal II, and Extensions
Kate Reid, director
Sheila Jordan, voice
NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter. She studied with Lennie Tristano and Charles Mingus; called Charlie Parker her “big brother” and teacher; has performed and recorded as a leader as well as with top artists and groups; and then nearly invented a performing setting featuring just voice and acoustic bass. Jordan is a true original with an unmatched talent for reimagining standards and inventing lyrics on the fly.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
The Jazz Compositions of Miho Hazama—Frost Concert Jazz Band
John Daversa, director
Miho Hazama, conductor and composer
Tokyo-born composer Miho Hazama both leads her own group, m_unit, and has worked with many large ensemble formats in a variety of settings. She has written for orchestras such as the Tokyo Philharmonic, and also arranged and orchestrated for the Metropole Orkest, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vince Mendoza, and NHK Symphony Orchestra, among others. Hazama’s debut release, Journey to Journey (2012), received the Jazz JAPAN rising star award. She has three albums under her own name.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Reunion—Frost Studio Jazz Band
Stephen Guerra, director
Emmet Cohen, piano and B3-organ
Fresh off from receiving the 2019 American Pianists Award and being named the Cole Porter Fellowship winner, Frost Studio Music and Jazz alumnus Emmet Cohen returns to the Studio Jazz Band to present original music and new arrangements of standards. Cohen already has several albums under his own name and has performed with masters such as Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, and Jimmy Heath. He is the Hammond B-3 organist-in-residence at Harlem’s Smoke Jazz & Supper Club.

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