Jazz Fridays

 Every First Friday / 7pm at Art After Dark

Experience intimate, informal performances by some of South Florida’s best jazz musicians as part of Art After Dark. Every first Friday of the month. 

Negroni's Trio

Friday, October 4, 2019

Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz ensemble Negroni’s Trio kicks off this season of Jazz Friday. With a catalog of 8 albums and 3 Latin Jazz Grammy Nominations (2005, 2012 & 2015) Negroni’s Trio entertains audiences across continents. An intimate ensemble comprised of father and son team Jose (piano) and Nomar (drums) Negroni and featuring guest bassists, they are known for daring arrangements and innovative improvisations.

Joe Donato

Friday, November 1, 2019 

Joe Donato presents a historical overview from Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Modern to Cool Jazz and the Great American Songbook. Joe Donato is co-founder of The Miami Jazz Cooperative and a Sunshine Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, widely recognized as a saxophonist as well as a band leader, composer and lyricist.

Kemuel Roig Trio

Friday, December 6, 2019

Award-winning pianist Kemuel Roig is joined by Lowell Ringel on bass and Hilario Bell on drums performing Afro-Cuban jazz. Cuban-born and classically trained, Kemuel Roig mixes his Cuban roots with traditional jazz style.

Fred Haas Trio

Friday, January 3, 2020

Featuring Fred Haas on saxophone and piano, Billy Rosen on guitar, and vocalist Sabrina Brown, the trio invites audiences to tap their toes and dance along to their unique blend of jazz, swing, and blues music. Their repertoire pulls from the Great American Songbook and is inspired by great vocalists such as Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and more.

Neil Bacher Quartet

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Neil Bacher Quartet presents standards and modern compositions in a free, swinging style. The program includes ballads, waltzes, swing tunes, and Bossa nova by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, among others.

Leon Foster Thomas

Friday, March 6, 2020

International jazz musician and steel pan virtuoso Leon Foster Thomas blends his Caribbean roots with the harmonic and improvisational complexities of jazz, creating a lively and eclectic meld all his own. Leon’s deft and ambitious command of the steel pan has transcended beyond the instrument’s novel stereotype to being featured at world stages such as New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts (Miami), and the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival among others


Apr 3, 2020

Multidisciplinary artist Paloma Dueñas leads the ensemble Brasoul. Started as a collaborative project to celebrate Brazilian music, Brasoul performs an eclectic blend of jazz standards and contemporary soul music with Brazilian rhythms and instrumentation.