(MIAMI, February 10, 2014) – Jon Batiste, one of the hottest young musicians in jazz, and his band Stay Human perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, March 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$46 and can be purchased at www.smdcac.org or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. FREE parking is available.
The talk of the modern jazz world, with his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He is founder and leader of the Stay Human Band, a contemporary jazz ensemble noted for their world-class music, high energy and uplifting spirit. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6IObULho9Q to view a performance.
Deeply rooted in the musical traditions of his native New Orleans, where he grew up playing with his family’s well-known band, pianist/harmonaboardist Batiste has developed a uniquely current, uplifting, and playful brand of jazz that integrates his classical Juilliard training with contemporary mainstream sounds. He is currently touring with Stay Human, whose mission is to bring the joy of jazz to the masses, transforming each space they play by breaking down the barriers between audience and performer, and inviting people to experience the music as they never thought it could be played. They released their first studio album, Social Music, in October 2013.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. The Center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures for the theater. The Center is an integral part of the economic and cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community accessibility.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.