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Miami Gardens’ Jazz In The Gardens 11 Delivers Yet Again

I keep asking myself the same question every year. Can it ever get any better than this ? Truth is it usually does as the 11th Annual Jazz In The Gardens (JITG) music festival in Miami Gardens once again delivered an outstanding event !!
This has become a must see show not only for Miami Gardens residents but for concert goers nation wide and in the Caribbean . Could they have started the show any better than by bringing back fan favorite R & B icon the great Charlie Wilson who performed a powerful 2-hour set. Wilson was spectacular.

Once again the organizers put together a star studded line up that featured a clever mix of national and local talent. The dynamic Janelle Monae poured her heart and soul into her performance. The audience it seems brought out the best in many artists because you could feel the love and excitement throughout. My favorite local artist was this young man from the 305 who put on for his city and did it well Ronnie VOP . If you do not know you better ask somebody. This kid has got the goods believe me.
Ronnie

Babyface ran through his impressive list of smash hits one right after the other. It got so good that headliner
Usher had to come get some. This may have been the highlight of a weekend filled with many of them not to mention the delightful food that sets it off just right.

usher

Superstar Usher wrapped up the event by doing what he is known to do.

His swagger and sex appeal had the ladies woozy. The fans were loving him and i am pretty sure he was loving them as well. Despite a little drizzle here and there JITG11 was another explosive event. Mayor Oliver Gilbert and his team hit yet another home run. Great job by all. If you think these guys are busy patting themselves on the back think again. Plans are already in the works for 2017 for details visit http://2017.jazzinthegardens.com/ All i got is two words, CAN’T WAIT !!

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.