New Year's Eve Live Music - LeNard Rutledge, Jim Gasior
9 PM to 2 AM
LeNard Rutledge, Vocals
Jim Gasior, Piano
LeNard Rutledge, born and raised in Miami, Florida, is usually compared, aptly, to the legendary Lou Rawls. He began his vocal career as a lead vocalist for the famed Melton Mustafa Orchestra where he was in residence for seven years. Name Best Jazz Singer by the Miami New Times, LeNard has shared the stage with Wycliffe Gordon, Kenny Drew Jr., Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows and the late George Duke.
Jim GASIOR is a titanic figure in Miami jazz. He 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 is in the final stages of his Doctorate in Jazz at the University of Miami.