Live Music: Cindy Ellis, Wendy Pedersen, and youth singers, with Ryan Ellis
All Jazz performances from April 1 thru April 30, 2023 are presented as part of The Betsy’s 11th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival.
6PM TO 11PM
The longest running live music series on Miami Beach, with Latin Jazz on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Listen along while dining in LT Steak & Seafood or enjoying a refreshing libation at the Bar.
Cindy ELLIS – Cindy Ellis is a Cuban-American vocalist who has performed with and conducted ensembles in a variety of venues including Carnegie Hall, the Adrienne Arsht Center, New World Symphony Hall, Guzman Center, and Kennedy Center. As a jazz artist, she is frequently featured in venues throughout South Florida and is a regular in the Betsy Hotel’s Mostly Jazz performance series. @cindyellis
Wendy PEDERSEN - A graduate of the University of Miami's Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program, Pedersen was raised on a musical diet of Elton John and the Beatles. But while in school, she found jazz and has immersed herself in its beat ever since. Pedersen's charismatic style has led to her being voted Best Female Rock Artist by Miami New Times, as well as the Pace/Southern Bell Jazz Artist of the Year. She is a regular on the Miami jazz circuit.@WendyPMusic
Ryan ELLIS - Ryan Ellis is a highly-regarded jazz pianist and an award-winning music teacher in the Miami Dade County Public Schools. As a touring performer, Ellis has worked in the Caribbean and Hawaii performing with Eddie Jones, Bobby Dukoff, Paul Brown, and Ira Sullivan. He is Director of the Choral program at Zelda Glazer/Miami Dade Arts Charter and prior, in his role at Ferguson High School, his chorus has performed in Kennedy Center, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Ellis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a graduate degree from Florida International University with special support and commendation from the Johnny Mercer Foundation. @ryanellis