The 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival Features  Multiple Grammy® Award Winning & Nominated Artists

2022 South Beach Jazz Festival Schedule Announced

South Beach Jazz Festival
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(Miami Beach, Fl) Power Access, the non-profit organization that produces the annual South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF), in association with The Rhythm Foundation, is excited to announce the full line-up for the 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival, January 7-9, 2022. Highlighted by multi-Grammy® award-winning legends The Blind Boys of Alabama in their exclusive Florida appearance on Friday, January 7, at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. The evening will be enhanced by National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master 2022, Donald Harrison, with his quartet direct from New Orleans. The festival will continue throughout the weekend with free performances on Lincoln Road. For the full schedule and details, please visit,

The 2x Grammy® award and Latin Grammy® award winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba will be making his Miami debut as a duo with Latin Grammy® award winner Aymee Nuviola at the Faena Theater on January 6, 2022,  together as “An Evening with Aymee and Gonzalo.” This extraordinary concert is a pre-festival event.

The festival is also proud to offer two full days of exciting free concerts on Lincoln Road Saturday and Sunday, January 8th and 9th. The Power Access Main Stage will showcase the Latin Jazz from Negroni Trio, South Florida’s favorite Jazz violinist Nicole Yarling and her Quintet, Hot Jazz of The French Horn Collective, and The Ross Spiegel Organ Group.

2022 South Beach Jazz Festival
2022 South Beach Jazz Festival

In their long-awaited return to Miami Beach, the one-hundred-member Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will close Saturday’s program. 

On Sunday, the festival will conclude with the introduction of multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Munir Hossn leading his all-female backing ensemble de Elas with his world mix of progressive Brazilian Jazz. 

The festival also proudly serves as a showcase for the next generation of Jazz talent at the Jazz for Tomorrow Student Stage on Saturday, January 8th. The program features The Miami Lighthouse Youth Band, the Jazz Educators Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC), The University of Miami Jazz Quintet featuring Kaleen Barton, and the exciting Florida Memorial University (FMU) Jazz Royalty Ensemble, a twenty-person Big Band experience. 

Quote from David New, Founder, President and Artistic Director of Power Access and The South Beach Jazz Festival:

“The 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival is the realization of a dream, an inclusive music festival, of the highest caliber, in the city I love, Miami Beach.”    

By showcasing highly acclaimed and diverse musicians of all abilities in the programming throughout the weekend, The South Beach Jazz Festival promotes its mission of awareness, accessibility, and inclusion in the arts. On January 7-9, 2022, the sounds of Jazz will enliven the city of Miami Beach all weekend long and draw locals and guests from around the world to listen, linger and enjoy. From living legends of Gospel music to Jazz masters, the South Beach Jazz Festival has pulled together local, regional and global talent in an all-star line-up for the 2022 event.

Please visit, for the tickets and information.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

“Festival Founders Evening”

An Evening with Aymée and Gonzalo

Faena Theater, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Fl

Tickets: $50-$125

Friday, January 7, 2022, 8 pm

“SoBe in NoBe” The Official Opening Night of the South Beach Jazz Festival 

The Blind Boys of Alabama with the Donald Harrison Quartet

North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Tickets: $35 – $75 

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10 am – 4 pm

“Live on Lincoln”

Euclid Oval, Lincoln Road and Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, Fl 

10;00 am – All About The Hammond B3 in Jazz: a Tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith.

 A Masterclass presented by Derek Fairholm

11:00 am – The Lighthouse Youth Band

12:20 pm – Jazz Educator Community Coalition Ensemble (JECC)

1:40 pm – University of Miami Jazz Quintet featuring Kaleen Barton

3:00 pm – Florida Memorial University (FMU) Jazz Royalty Ensemble

Tickets: Free and Open to the Public

Saturday,  January 8, 2022, 4 pm – 6 pm

“Live on Lincoln” 

Power Access Main Stage

4:00 pm  – SoBe Jazz Big Band with Special guest Maryel Epps

4:40 pm – The Gay Mens Chorus of South Florida 

Tickets: Free and Open to the Public

Sunday,  January 9, 2022, 11 am – 7 pm

“Live on Lincoln” 

Power Access Main Stage

1111 Lincoln Road Plaza, Miami Beach, Fl

11:00 am – Russ Spiegel Organ Group

12:30 pm – Nicole Yarling Quintet

2:00 pm  –  Negroni Trio 

3:45 pm – The French Horn Collective

5:30 pm – Munir Hossn & Elas 

Tickets: Free and Open to the Public

The South Beach Jazz Festival is produced by Power Access, a 501(c)3 non-profit humanitarian organization. Power Access celebrates the abilities of musicians with disabilities by presenting the Sixth Annual South Beach Jazz Festival. The South Beach Jazz Festival takes place in multiple venues throughout South Beach over three days in January. The mission of disability awareness, access, and inclusion is celebrated through a festival that takes pride in presenting world-renowned artists from the entire spectrum of jazz including traditional, contemporary, and Latin American cutting edge acts. Many of the performances are free and open to the public and outdoors. The sounds of jazz enliven the city all weekend long providing residents and guests to Miami Beach a time to enjoy, listen and learn. “From Disability to Serendipity”

The South Beach Jazz Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, City of Miami Beach, the Cultural Affairs Program and the Cultural Arts Council. This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).

Thank you to our Partnering Sponsors: Merrill, The Lincoln Road BID, and The City of Miami Beach! | | Instagram: @SouthBeachJazzFestival

AMANDA MACMASTER, Marketing Director

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