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Preserving A legacy and illuminating the future of jazz music

Upcoming Events

  • SJO Jazz 1st Fridays  - Claudens Louis & The CieL Experience
    SJO Jazz 1st Fridays  - Claudens Louis & The CieL Experience
    Fri, Aug 02
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater
    Aug 02, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Aug 02, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    The CieL Experience combines the styles of R&B, swing, hip-hop, and traditional Haitian music, rooted in the harmonies and improvisation of the American jazz tradition.
  • SJO Jazz 1st Fridays  - ORIENTE!
    SJO Jazz 1st Fridays  - ORIENTE!
    Fri, Sep 06
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Band leader Eddy Balzola & ORIENTE! present an exciting mix of Afro-Latin Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Soul. Born in Guanabacoa, Cuba, a town known for its Afro-Cuban folklore and culture, the guitarist, composer and arranger debuted ORIENTE! in mid-90’s at famed New Orleans Jazz club “Snug Harbor”.
  • SJO Jazz 1st Fridays  Samambaia
    SJO Jazz 1st Fridays  Samambaia
    Fri, Oct 04
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater
    Oct 04, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Oct 04, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
  • SJO Jazz 1st Fridays - Richard Bona
    SJO Jazz 1st Fridays - Richard Bona
    Fri, Nov 01
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater
    Nov 01, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Nov 01, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Black Archives - Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Richard Bona is a Grammy-winning musician, one of the most accomplished international bass players, composers and multi-instrumentalists.

About us

Sunshine Jazz Organization programming is presented with support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. SJO Events are ADA Compliant 

 

Our mission is to foster and enhance jazz talent by sponsoring workshops, concerts and lectures for aspiring and established jazz musicians, as well as to maintain the archives of audio and video related to jazz music. Sunshine Jazz also provides a jazz musicians' referral service, produces concert tours, commissions jazz recordings, publishes the monthly newsletter, The Sunshine Jazz Messenger, and is the established Florida link for jazz societies internationally.

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Joining the Sunshine Jazz Organization is more than just a membership; it's an invitation to be a vital part of something extraordinary. As a member, you become a steward of a rich musical legacy, contributing to the heartbeat of South Florida's vibrant jazz culture. Immerse yourself in the rhythm, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and fuel the future of jazz. 

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Monthly concert and event email reminders

  • Early Notice of upcoming events and opportunities

The membership year extends from July 1 to June 30 of each year.  Membership is renewed annually.

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