Sax Appeal Highlights Jazz Festival

Jazz in the Gardens has gone from community event to national headliner in four years

While spring breakers head down to South Beach, most of the cool cats will be at Dolphins Stadium for Jazz in the Garden this weekend.

The sultry sounds in the cool night air have become a staple event for the fledgling city of Miami Gardens, which was incorporated five short years ago.

Highlighting this year's sound machine is nationally-renowned recording artists Anthony Hamilton, Common and Erykah Badu. "The Fly Jock" Tom Joyner is the MC for the weekend.

Not bad for a festival only in its fourth year. 

In its inaugural festival, Jazz in the Gardens attracted 2,000 people to the event. This year, tourism officials estimate that Jazz will attract well over 30,000 people on for the weekend. Last year, about 18,000 jazz enthusiasts came to Dolphins Stadium 

But city officials and organizers still see the star-studded event as grounded in the roots of the community and local artists, who make up the bulk of the two-day line up. 

And just like the art of the sax and jazz, the festival is all about the music.

Contact Us