First off, L’Shanah Tovah! New year, new beginning, new life. I hope all the best for my Jewish friends and family (yes, I have Jewish family – my mentor John Kozyak). I woke up this morning to find this beautifully written article in the Miami Herald about the Overtown Music Project and our event at the storied Fontainebleau this weekend. It really speaks to the heart of what our mission is about. We believe that art and music is transformational and can be a catalyst in our community. I hope you join me and a wonderful host committee this Saturday for Overtown Music Project’s EPIC event at LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau. We are pulling out all the stops and then some. Melton Mustafa’s 18 piece Orchestra will have us swinging (he is a disciple of Count Basie), the one and only Monie Love will MC the event, a fabulous Hip Hop DJ will spin some great tunes and you’ll enjoy Status Vodka on us. All for $40 and a great cause. Buy your tickets here: www.overtownmusicproject.org. Thanks for your support and please share with your friends!
The Miami New Times also wrote an amazing interactive piece about our event:
This picture in our invitation was taken in Miami almost 60 years ago. It is Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic group arriving in Miami from Chicago by Delta Airlines for their Wednesday night engagement at the Miami Beach Auditorium. In the group are Oscar Peterson, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Barney Kessel, Ella Fitzgerald, Norman Granz, Flip Phillips, Charlie Shavers, Ray Brown, Willie Smith and Lew Gilbert, Manager. October 13, 1952.