The Betsy (thebetsyhotel.com), a luxury family-owned and operated hotel on Miami Beach known internationally as a hub for arts, culture, and community, is hosting the 10th Annual Overture to Overtown (OTO) Jazz Festival, in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month (“JAM”) from April 1-April 30, 2022 on Miami Beach.
Proud to be joining with other national jazz presenters, the hotel’s month-long program co-produced with Carol Ann Taylor, includes over 40 live performances, curated community conversations, curated outdoor exhibits, and the exhibition, Sounds of FREEDOM.
The Betsy Hotel, www.thebetsyhotel.com, on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL.
The Betsy’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival Culminating events. Join us to celebrate Jazz Music Appreciation Month & International Jazz Day.
Free Admission – https://bit.ly/3JW52Yw
1) The Betsy Hotel – 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
2) The Red Rooster – 920 NW 2nd Ave, Overtown
3) Ocean Drive Promenade, Lummus Park at 14th Place, in front of The Betsy Hotel
April 29 – May 1, 2022
April 29: Betsy Lobby Salon, (1440 Ocean Drive)
6 PM to 12 AM – Jim Gasior Trio with Nicky Orta, Bass, Wendy Pedersen, Vocals
April 29: Overtown @ The Red Rooster, 920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
6 PM to 9 PM– Danny Mixon Trio w/ Spoken word artist Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns and vocalist Carole Ann Taylor. Presented with support from the Southeast Overtown Park West CRA
April 30: Betsy Hotel Lobby Salon (1440 Ocean Drive) (International Jazz Day)
11 AM to 4 PM – Brian Murphy, solo jazz piano
6 PM to 9 PM – Danny Mixon trio with spoken word artist Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns
9 PM to 12 AM – Aaron Burnett Trio
May 1: Betsy Hotel Lobby Salon (1440 Ocean Drive)
11 AM to 4 PM – Betsy Lobby Salon, Beau Cornelius, solo jazz piano
May 1: Ocean Drive Promenade (Lummus Park at 14th Place)
5 PM – Ocean Drive Promenade, Danny Mixon Trio w/ Spoken word artist Rebecca Butterfly
Vaughns and vocalist Carole Ann Taylor. Presented with support from the Ocean Drive Association.
This month-long 46-event program for The Betsy Hotel’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown (OTO) Jazz Festival pays tribute to the historic connections between South Florida jazz and the National historic jazz circuit which brought musicians who played in New York City’s Harlem to The Harlem of the South (AKA Overtown).
Culminating programs on April 29-May 1, featuring Harlem born legacy jazz pianist Danny Mixon will take place at The Betsy-South Beach, the Red Rooster in Overtown, the Ocean Drive Promenade The Betsy’s 10th Annual OTO Festival was co-produced by noted jazz singer Carole Ann Taylor and Dr. Deborah Briggs, Betsy Hotel VP of Arts & Community, with guidance from a community advisory committee, and support from wide-ranging sponsors/ global jazz peers celebrating International Jazz Day on April 30, and National Jazz Appreciation Month (April 1-30, 2022)
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Enjoy Smooth Jazz Music: Festival Overview and Performers are Listed Here: https://www.thebetsyhotel.com/overture-to-overtown
Cultured Focus Magazine is proud to highlight some of the talented artists that will perform during the festival. View the video here!
Paying Tribute to Miami’s Harlem of The South (Overtown) & New York City’s Harlem
About the Besty Hotel:
The Betsy Hotel is a family-owned and operated boutique luxury hotel anchoring the quiet end of iconic Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. A beachfront gem honored by Travel + Leisure as one of the best hotels in the world, The Betsy’s exquisitely designed inside and outside spaces play host to rotating art and photography exhibitions across nine public galleries, live jazz nine times a week, an artist residency program, classical music pop-ups, a large library, and curated in-room book collections.
Special design touches include a rooftop pool with 360-degree views suspended in mid-air, an orb-shaped sky bridge (hailed as a groundbreaking piece of Miami Beach public art), a sculptural Poetry Rail honoring wordsmiths from Langston Hughes to Muhammad Ali, and special projects like TransArt and Escribe Aqui/Write Here that celebrate community through the arts.
The Betsy’s Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years in April 2002. The Betsy Hotel, owned and operated by the Plutzik Goldwasser Family, is located at 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, in the heart of the Art Deco District.