Live Music - Edgar Pantoja Trio w/Magela Herrera
Presented by The Ocean Drive Association with The Betsy's 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival. In partnership with WDNA Jazz Radio, National Jazz Appreciation Month, The City of Miami Beach and the Greater Miami and the Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Sundays from 5pm to 6pm, April 2022
Hosted outside on the Ocean Drive Promenade located between 14th Street and 14th Place
Rain space for outdoor concerts is The Gallery @ The Betsy Hotel (enter from 1433 Collins Ave).
- April 3 at 5PM - Jim Gasior Jazz Trio with LeNard Rutledge
- April 10 at 5PM - Edgar Pantoja Latin Jazz Trio with Magela Herrera, Vocals and Flute
- April 17 at 5PM - Nicole Yarling Quartet with Tal Cohen, Piano
- April 24 at 5PM - Melton Mustafa, Jr. Jazz Trio with special guest Nicole Henry
5PM - 6PM
Edgar PANTOJA is a Pianist, composer, arranger, and music educator who specializes in modern and traditional Cuban genres, Latin jazz, and world music. His engaging music combines Cuban roots sources of rumba, son, and timba with international rhythms of samba, Moroccan Gnawa, jazz and funk. Born in Santiago de Cuba, Pantoja has spent decades touring and collaborating with myriad stars, including Rubén Blades, David Murray, and Angelique Kidjo. He was also pianist/keyboardist and arranger for Cuban conga maestro Pedrito Martinez. Pantoja graduated from the Conservatorio Esteban Salas and the Conservatorio Jose Maria Ochoa, in Cuba. @edgarpantojamusic
Magela HERRERA – Flute and Vocals - Cuban born flutist, vocalist, composer and recording artist grew up between two worlds: one, her family’s deep ties to a large set of unique traditions influenced mostly by Afro-Cuban music; the other, the years she spent learning and studying classical music at the Conservatory of Music in her native Havana. Through the years, Herrera has shared the stage with an extensive list of acclaimed international artists including Chucho Valdez (Cuba) Jan Eggum (Norway) Oslo Chamber Orchestra (Norway) Sanskriti Shrestha (Nepal) just to name a few. @mgelaherrera