Jazz Fridays

 Select Fridays / 7-9pm at Art After Dark

Experience intimate, informal performances by some of South Florida’s best jazz musicians and their talented friends from out-of-town.

The Neil Bacher & Peter Bockius Quartet

Friday, March 1

The Neil Bacher/Peter Bockius Quartet (Neil Bacher (guitar), Peter Bockius (bass), Brad Keller (piano), Ryan Hecker (drums)) is presenting Jazz compositions in a free, swinging style which is the result of the vivid interaction of the four musicians. Their acoustic sound quality is focused on transparency, which allows the instruments to blend throughout the full range of dynamics and create a chamber music-like atmosphere.

Tchaa Tchaa Band 

Friday, April 5

Tchaa is a South Florida jazz and hip hop group that combines originals with covers from every style of music. The group features Shay Eischen (drums), Andrew Musselman (bass), and Tom Wierzbicki (keyboard).

Jamie Ousley Trio

Friday, May 3

The Jamie Ousley Trio features three of the finest up-and-coming jazz artists of their generation. Bassist Jamie Ousley is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Florida International University. Ousley’s playing has been featured on more than 60 recordings. He has received two Grammy nominations, and was named South Florida Jazz Artist of the Year in 2011. The trio has performed throughout the world, including Lincoln Center in New York and venues in Ireland, Germany, and Japan.