Allan Harris in Collins Park 2/26/17

Allan Harris in Collins Park
Sunday, 02/26/2017 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Collins Park
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: Free

February 26 from 3 to 6 pm: Global Arts Project, Inc. and the Collins Park Neighborhood Association celebrate Black History Month with Allan Harris. This is the second of five FREE concerts in the Artscape Concert Series for 2017 in Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, he has forged his sterling credentials through his ten previous albums, covering a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition. In addition to his recordings, he has performed on a worldwide stage that has taken him to prestigious international festivals and halls in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. At home, he has toured nationally at festivals and top venues, including New York’s Lincoln Center and D.C.’s Kennedy Center. He has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” (which he won three times), the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award,” and the DownBeat Critic’s Poll Award for “Rising Star Vocalist.”

The afternoon will open with a performance by Dr Ed Calle’s student jazz ensemble, and there will be a farmer’s market as well hosted by The Market Company.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor the LeRoy Schecter Foundation.