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Live Music: Danny Mixon & Friends - Celebrating Black History Month

Add to Calendar 2023-02-18 18:00:00 2023-02-18 18:00:00 Live Music: Danny Mixon & Friends - Celebrating Black History Month Lobby Bar The Betsy [email protected] America/New_York public
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Mixon is known worldwide as a piano jazz virtuoso.

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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. 

Join us to celebrate Black History Month - 'remembering that Jazz music had a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement and was integral to African American history' ... (

Danny Mixon Trio with Carole Ann Taylor (vocals)  and Harvel Nakundi (drums)


DANNY MIXON – Piano - Danny Mixon is known worldwide as a piano jazz virtuoso. He has worked with such legendary performers as Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams, and Frank Foster and continues to be in Frank Foster’s Loud Minority Big Band and his Non-Electric Company. He has also performed, toured and/or recorded with Yusef Lateef, Hank Crawford, Savion Glover, Pharoah Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stanley Turrentine, Gene Ammons, Eubie Blake, Noel Pointer, Jimmy Witherspoon, Grant Green, Eddie Jefferson, Charles McPherson, Marlena Shaw, Irene Reid, Houston Person, Dakota Staton, Ben Vereen, Leon Tomas, Chaka Khan, Cassandra Wilson, Lou Rawls, Gloria Lynne, Lisle Atkinson, Oscar Brown, Jr., John Hendricks, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Earl May, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Kenny Dorham and many others. 

CAROLE ANN TAYLOR - Carole Ann Taylor, a connoisseur of classic jazz, is Miami’s most soulful jazz and cabaret singer. CAT, as she is affectionately called by her fans, began singing as a child in the choir of her father’s historic Baptist church in Harlem and at her alma mater, Central State University. She began her professional career in the 1960’s where she performed on TV, at park festivals and clubs, including the 21 Club and leading resorts.  She performed in New York City, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., the Catskills, U.S. Virgin Islands and Miami. She was the recipient of a five year contract from Duke Ellington in 1970 and studied under Luther Henderson, Duke Ellington’s vocal coach, as well as Brooks Alexander. She has performed with Lionel Hampton, Cedar Walton, Buck Clayton, Buddy Tate, Danny Mixon, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Donald Smith, Jet Nero, Howard Moss, Jim Gasior, Allen Paul, Tal Cohen and South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame recipients Pete Minger, Eric Knight, Billy Rolle, Jimmy Crawford, Don Mosely and Ray Ray. She performed in Miami at several clubs including the former Playboy Club, Tobacco Road, the Mutiny, Regine’s the Gingerman and Jazid.  Since returning to her vocal career after a 30 year hiatus to raise her sons and run her businesses she has performed at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Music In The Park, SJO Sundays, Sunny Isles Jazz Festival, African Heritage Theatre, Red Rooster Miami and regularly appears at the Betsy Hotel on Miami Beach and Casablanca on the Bay in the Doubletree Grand Hotel in downtown Miami.

HARVEL NAKUNDI - Drums - Keeping that forward-moving beat is Harvel Nakundi on drums. Also from Miami, he has a fresh attack on rhythm - probably born out of his Caribbean descent, as well as being well versed in the language of jazz, coupled with a ridiculous sense of feel and timing. Harvel has performed, recorded and toured with world-renowned artists like Jennifer Lopez, Emeline Michel, Nicole Henry, Terence Blanchard, & James Moody, just to name a few, and has performed at some of the top venues and festivals worldwide, including the White House. Harvel is also an educator and humanitarian, teaching K-12 at schools statewide and assisting in instructional college music courses. 


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