Coconut Grove's Plymouth Congregational Church will be hosting "Jazz in the Garden" tomorrow (Sunday, February 23). The event raises money for the United Negro College Fund.
This is the church's third annual effort to support the Fund and to honor Miami-Dade's chapter of the National Pan-Helenic Council. The group supports our country's traditional black colleges and universities.
The ""Jazz Brunch" begins at 11 a.m. The Joe Donato Jazz Band will play with featured vocalist, Brenda Alford. Both have enthralled South Florida audiences for years.
The jazz brunch began in 2012. In the first two years, it has raised over $32,000 for the UNC Fund. The organization was created in 1944 to assist college-bound African American students. It funds scholarships for approximately 70,000 students attending 900 universities every year.
The public is invited to enjoy the brunch and music from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets will not be sold but donations will be greatly appreciated.
PIANO EVENING AT ST. HUGH (Save the Date)
The St Hugh-Steinway Concert series continues to bring great talent to the Grove. The next one is on Friday, March 14 at 8PM. Pianist Roberto Berrocal will be playing masterpieces by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, and Gershwin (see below). Berrocal is an amazing pianist, expect this to be a great evening.
A wine and cheese reception follows at which you can meet Roberto yourself. You can purchase tickets online at www.sthughconcerts.org.
DOGS ON GIFFORD
The Grove's own Solar Dogs will perform at March 2's Gifford Land Art Stroll. Their annual "Howl in the Wood" barn dance will take place in the Shell Lumberyard on April 5.
BOBBY AND FRIENDS
Reminder: Grove legend Bobby Ingram, and many others, will take over the Titanic Bar on March 28th & 29th. Two nights of shows will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the music at The Flick Coffeehouse, which once flourished at that location.
THIS WEEKEND'S NEAR THE GROVE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Francesca and I will be enjoying the Grassroots Music Festival on Virginia Key this weekend,
forty groups playing over four days in our own backyard. Tomorrow, we'll even be part of the entertainment with our mini-King Mango parade.
Music makes the world better. Go out and enjoy it live!