MIAMI, FL. (Top40 Charts/ Circle Of One Marketing) - The City of Miami Gardens is pleased to announce the star-studded lineup for the 5th Annual "Jazz in the Gardens" hosted by No 1 rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, taking place on Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st at Dolphin (Landshark) Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056. Confirmed artists include the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige; Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, John Legend; R&B crooner, Robin
Thicke; funk/R&B diva, Teena Marie; '90s R&B/pop super group, Boyz II Men; Grammy-nominated R&B vocalist, Melanie Fiona; jazz chanteuse, Cassandra Wilson; saxophone king, David
Sanborn; already classic newcomer, K'Jon; and famed pianist, keyboarder and founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample. Local artist names will be released soon.
Jazz in the Gardens, a two-day weekend festival, is now in its fifth year and has grown to be one of the top cultural events in America. The jazz festival delivers a diverse mix of music genres and mixes jazz, pop, R&B, Neo-soul and Caribbean flavors, having something to offer all music aficionados at an affordable price.
"I am proud to proclaim 'Jazz in the Gardens' as an undeniable premier stop on the national festival circuit. With audiences coming from international and domestic markets, it has become a major destination event for anyone seeking the combined ambience of fabulous music, sunshine, great food, shopping and beautiful people all in one setting," says Shirley Gibson, Mayor Miami Gardens.
The 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens shattered expected ticket sales, enjoying an attendance of almost 40,000, more than double the sales of the 2008 festival. In 2009, the "Jazz in the Gardens" crowd enjoyed performances by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Kenny G, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Erykah Badu, Common, Roy Ayers, Jonathan Butler, Will Downing, and Angelique Kidjo. This year's line-up raises the bar yet again!
For more information on the highly-anticipated 5th Annual "Jazz in the Gardens" Hosted by Tom Joyner, go to www.jazzinthegardens.com or contact the City of Miami Gardens at 1-877-640-5299. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at 305.576.3790. To view artist photos, please visit our Flickr photostream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45394394@N06/