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Jazz at The Betsy - LeNard and Felix

Hear Miami's top jazz performers at The Betsy Live Music, the longest running live music series on Miami Beach

Date April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Time 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location The Piano Bar

The longest-running live music series on Miami Beach - 7 days a week, 9 times a week. No Cover. No Minimum. Come at your leisure for drinks in the Lobby or call LT Steak & Seafood to book a table for dinner.


LeNard Rutledge, born and raised in Miami, is often compared to the legendary Lou Rawls. LeNard grew up in the historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown and began his musical career as a drummer, playing in the marching band at Miami Central Senior High. While attending Saint Augustine College in North Carolina he started singing in local clubs and began his vocal career in 1997 performing with the Melton Mustafa Orchestra.  He was named The Miami New Times Best Jazz Artist in 2006 and is currently recording new songs across several musical genres. @rutvoice

Felix Gomez (piano) graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Music in 2008. He has won several awards including The National Dean’s List, Best Soloist, and Best Composition at the North Texas Jazz Festival, and Outstanding Band Performance in the Down Beat Student Music Award. Felix has performed with world-renowned artists such as Gloria Gaynor and Julio Iglesias. In the jazz world, he has shared the stage with saxophonist Ed Calle, flutist Nestor Torres, violinist Federico Britos, saxophonist Carlos Averhoff, drummer Duffy Jackson, saxophonists Paquito D’ Rivera and Ira Sullivan, guitarist Simmon Salz, percussionist Sammy Figueroa, flutist Dave Valentin, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, among others. In the field of music education, Felix has taught jazz studies at Miami Dade Community College, Florida International University, and lastly, the University of Miami. Felix is presently performing with different local bands throughout South Florida, including Debbie Taylor’s tribute band to the Carpenters, Top of the World.

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