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Blanchard, Labelle, Sinatra Jr. set for Jazz Roots at the Arsht Center

Jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will kick off Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots series at the Arsht Center with a concert devoted to movie music.
Jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will kick off Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots series at the Arsht Center with a concert devoted to movie music. Henry Adebonojo

Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center has set five of the six concerts for the eighth edition of Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots series in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. The kickoff concert on Nov. 6, celebrating the movie music of Spike Lee and jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, features the Terence Blanchard Quintet, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maysa, Lizz Wright and the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

Kenny G brings his holiday show to the series Dec. 4, followed by a Jan. 15 “Salsa Summit” featuring Eddie Palmieri, Pete Escovedo, Juan Escovedo, Sheila E. and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra. Patti Labelle performs Feb. 5, with special guest Ashleigh Smith. Frank Sinatra Jr. reminisces about his father and sings the icon’s music March 11 in a program titled “Sinatra Sings Sinatra.”

Subscriptions to the series are $160 to $790, and they go on sale Monday. The announcement of the sixth show and sales of individual tickets will happen later this summer. The Knight Concert Hall is at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org.

Christine Dolen

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