Celebrating Mardi Gras: Free Artscape Concert in Collins Park
Sunday, 02/23/2020 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Global Arts Project, Inc., and the Collins Park Neighborhood Association present the first free concert of the 2020 season, featuring the John Daversa Big Band, February 23 from 4-7 PM. Multi-Grammy winner John Daversa is one of the leading forces of large ensemble jazz today. Composed of the world’s finest musicians, Daversa’s Large Jazz Orchestra explores the vast catalog of The Beatles through Daversa’s imaginative, genre-fusing, Grammy-nominated arrangements. Special Guest vocalist Alison Wedding will be featured for this performance of Kaleidoscope Eyes. Daversa is also Chair of Studio Music and Jazz at The Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Daversa’s big band release, Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles (2016), reverently twists and melts the iconic Beatles songbook with a 40+ orchestra and garnered three Grammy nominations.
DJ Adora will open the show with her popular act, combining music and comedic chatter. In addition there will be food vendors, a pop-up performance by Dance NOW! Miami, and, for the kids, painted contortionists by Kreatuerez and lots of activities by Painting with a Twist. It is also the Bass Museum’s Family Day (10 AM – 5 PM) with still more activities for the children. All of this is FREE!