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Jazz in the Gardens 09

Paris Bennett. Photo: James Forbes
Paris Bennett. Photo: James Forbes

Jazz in the Gardens is a two-day festival, organized by the city of Miami Gardens, that started four years ago with 2,000 hard-core jazz lovers and featured artists such as Nelson Rangell, Chieli Minucci and Nestor Torres. It has grown and broadened into a major music event with more than 30,000 fans expected this year at Dolphin Stadium. The artist lineup has also expanded from pure jazz to a combination of jazz, soul, R&B – even socially conscious rap.

The Details

Jazz in the Gardens with host Tom Joyner.

WHERE: Dolphin Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens.

WHEN: Doors open at 3 p.m.; shows start at 4 p.m. March 28 (Saturday) and March 29 (Sunday) and continue til about midnight.

COST: $30-$55 (one day), $45-$90 (two-day pass) available on the jazz website, Ticketmaster or stadium box office.

PARKING: For prime reserved, reserved and general admission ticket holders, general parking is $10, enter at Gate 5; preferred parking $20, enter at Gate 4.

INFO: 305-622-8043 or

FYI: You will not be allowed to bring food, beverage, or coolers; food and drinks will be on sale at the event. The show will go on even if it rains.


SATURDAY, March 28

3 p.m.: DJ/Music

4 p.m.: H.S. Allstars

4:35 p.m.: Robert Harris

5:05 p.m.: Paulette Dozier

5:40 p.m.: Roy Ayers

6:40 p.m.: Will Downing

7:45 p.m.: Erykah Badu

9:05 p.m.: Common

10:15 p.m.: Anthony Hamilton

SUNDAY, March 29

3 p.m.: DJ/Music

4 p.m.: Toscha Comeaux

4:30 p.m.: Here Here

5:05: Alana DaCosta

5:40 p.m.: Jonathan Butler

6:40 p.m.: Angelique Kidjo

7:45 p.m.: Kenny G

9:05 p.m.: Kenny "Babyface" Edmunds

10:25: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly