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The Spirit of Jazz

Live, Miami

Faena’s celebrated Jazz Series is back for its fourth annual season, which promises to be its greatest yet. Artist and record producer, Rachel Faro, has curated a lineup of Grammy-nominated musicians for six monthly shows at the intimate Faena Theater.


Article originally published on Faena Journal Issue #47 - Spring Issue 2022

Bonafide guitar master Robben Ford kicked off the series in January with his quartet of Nashville-based players. Rising star Samara Joy followed Ford’s lead in February, performing songs from her debut album backed by Italian guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso. This March, multiple Grammy-nominated blind singer and guitarist, Raul Midon, brings his lauded solo act to the Faena stage. The artist, who has collaborated with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, was recently granted the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, for his prolific work spanning eleven albums.

Distinguished Latin jazz musician, Miguel Zenon, will be showcasing his alto saxophone and composing skills come April alongside the Stamps Quintet, a notable student ensemble from UM’s Frost School of Music. As a New York-based educator, Zenon frequently collaborates with both jazz masters and young innovators. May’s installment brings Halie Loren center stage, an award-winning singer/songwriter whose romantic, silky voice and glamorous presence have gained her a global audience.

Last, but certainly not least, famed percussionist Sammy Figueroa will bring the series home in June with a special tribute to his father, the 1950’s romantic singer Charlie Figueroa. Fans will enjoy songs from his new album “Searching For A Memory,” which he’ll perform with acclaimed Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and multiple Grammy-winning trumpetist John DaVersa. Season tickets for all six concerts are available at a discount, as are hotel packages for those who want to combine an evening of jazz with a sundrenched day at Faena Beach.