The Betsy Hotel's Jazz Program is the longest-running live music series on Miami Beach. Hear Miami's top jazz performers while dining at LT Steak & Seafood or enjoying a glass of wine and appetizers at the Bar.
Located on Ocean Drive in the heart of the Art Deco District, The Betsy Hotel features Live Jazz Nine times a week starting at 6 PM - and including jazz during brunch on weekends from 11 AM to 4 PM.
LENARD RUTLEDGE – Vocals - LeNard Rutledge, born and raised in Miami, is often compared to the legendary Lou Rawls. LeNard grew up in the historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown and began his musical career as a drummer, playing in the marching band at Miami Central Senior High. While attending Saint Augustine College in North Carolina he started singing in local clubs and began his vocal career in 1997 performing with the Melton Mustafa Orchestra. He was named The Miami New Times Best Jazz Artist in 2006 and is currently recording new songs across several musical genres. @rutvoice
JIM GASIOR – Piano - has performed with Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson, Alih Jey, Chayanne, Little Richard, Michael Bolton, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Terell Stafford, Patti Austin, John Fedchock, Duffy Jackson, Jason Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Robin Eubanks, Jeremy Pelt, Jay Leonhart and the Jaco Pastorius Reunion Big Band. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance, and a Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy - both from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is in the final stages of his Doctorate in Jazz.