Live Music - Jim Gasior w/Nicky Orta & Wendy Pedersen
All Jazz performances from April 1 thru May 1, 2022 are presented as part of The Betsy’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival.
6PM - 12AM
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, a Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy - both from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is in the final stages of his Doctorate in Jazz.
Nicky ORTA - Bass - Nicky Orta has toured and/or recorded with various artists in the jazz and Latin pop genres including Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Cristian Castro, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera, Sammy Figueroa, Othello Molineaux, and many others. Performing on electric bass for over 40 years, Orta has recorded and toured with some of the finest artists in the music industry and is also a highly respected music coach and educator.
Wendy PEDERSEN -Vocals - 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