2020-2021 Season: Sept. 23, 2020 - April 21, 2021
Jazz at Wolfson Presents at Miami Dade College is proud to be the longest continuously running free jazz series in Miami-Dade County. This yearlong program is open to the public and offers musical performances to students and music lovers of all ages. The series was founded by jazz studies professor Dr. Michael Di Liddo and inspired by MDC's Lunchtime Lively Arts concert series of the 1970s.
"The series continues to be a place for jazz artists to present themselves and their music," said Di Liddo. "At the same time it offers MDC and the downtown community a jazz presentation that is pure and unrestricted."
This year's performances, which take place from September through April, include notable acts such as Grammy-nominated saxophonist Tim Armacost; B-3 organist Emmet Cohen; Russian trumpeter Alex Sipiagin; Grammy-nominated violinist Sara Caswell and celebrated pianist Andy LaVerne.
Distinguished members of MDC's jazz music faculty often perform with the guest artists. The five-member Jazz Faculty Quintet includes saxophonist Mark Small, pianist Jim Gasior, bassist Gary Thomas, drummer Rodolfo Zúñiga and guitarist Michael Di Liddo.
Jazz at Wolfson Presents has featured live performances by many world-renowned jazz artists since its inception, including bassist and Jazz Humanitarian Award winner Rufus Reid; four-time Grammy-nominated guitarist Mike Stern; National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master saxophonist James Moody, and Jamey Aebersold, saxophonist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.
This series is produced by the Wolfson Campus Arts and Philosophy Department and is funded with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County mayor and the Board of County Commissioners through the Hannibal Cox Jr. Cultural Grants Program.
For more information, please call 305-237-3930.