The Betsy's 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Music Festival Lauds Miami’s Harlem of the South


The Betsy's 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Music Festival Lauds Miami’s Harlem of the South
The Betsy's 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Music Festival

The Betsy's 10th Annual Overture To Overtown Celebrates Jazz Music Artists



WHO: The Betsy Hotel, www.thebetsyhotel.com, on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

WHAT: The Betsy's 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival Culminating events


Celebrating Jazz Music Appreciation Month & International Jazz Day. Free Admission - https://bit.ly/3JW52Yw



Rebecca 'Butterfly' Vaughns

WHERE: 1) The Betsy Hotel - 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 2) The Red Rooster - 920 NW 2nd Ave, Overtown; 3) Ocean Drive Promenade, Lummus Park at 14th Place, in front of The Betsy Hotel

WHEN: April 29 - May 1, 2022


April 29, Betsy Lobby Salon, (1440 Ocean Drive)

6 pm – 12 AM, Jim Gasior Trio with Nicky Orta, Bass, Wendy Pedersen, Vocals April 29, Overtown @ The Red Rooster, 920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

6 pm – 9 pm, Danny Mixon Trio w/ Spoken word artist Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns and vocalist Carole Ann Taylor.

Presented with support from the Southeast Overtown Park West CRA

April 30, Betsy Hotel Lobby Salon (1440 Ocean Drive) (International Jazz Day)

11 AM to 4 PM - Brian Murphy, solo jazz piano

6 PM to 9 PM - Danny Mixon trio with spoken word artist Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns

9 PM to 12 AM- Aaron Burnett Trio

May 1, Betsy Hotel Lobby Salon (1440 Ocean Drive)

11 am – 4 pm, Betsy Lobby Salon, Beau Cornelius, solo jazz piano

May 1, Ocean Drive Promenade (Lummus Park at 14th Place)

5 pm, Ocean Drive Promenade, Danny Mixon Trio w/ Spoken word artist Rebecca Butterfly

Vaughns and vocalist Carole Ann Taylor. Presented with support from the Ocean Drive Association.




WHY: This month-long 46-event program for The Betsy Hotel’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown (OTO) Jazz Festival pays tribute to the historic connections between South Florida jazz and the National historic jazz circuit which brought musicians who played in New York City’s Harlem to The Harlem of the South (AKA Overtown). Culminating programs on April 29-May 1, featuring Harlem born legacy jazz pianist Danny Mixon will take place at The Betsy-South Beach, the Red Rooster in Overtown, the Ocean Drive Promenade The Betsy’s 10th Annual OTO Festival was co-produced by noted jazz singer Carole Ann Taylor and Dr. Deborah Briggs, Betsy Hotel VP of Arts & Community, with guidance from a community advisory committee, and support from wide ranging sponsors/ global jazz peers celebrating International Jazz Day on April 30, and National Jazz Appreciation Month (April 1-30, 2022) #jazzatthebetsy, #jazzappreciationmonth, #jazzday




SMOOTH JAZZ MUSIC: FESTIVAL OVERVIEW AND PERFORMERS ARE LISTED HERE: https://www.thebetsyhotel.com/overture-to-overtown


Photo and video credit: The Betsy Hotel