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Jazz in the Gardens

Where can you hear jazz wonders like Gladys Knight, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, En Vogue, Charlie Wilson, Heads of State, Al Jarreau, the Isley Brothers and Branford Marsalis all performing together in one place?Only at the 6th annual Jazz in the Gardens. This year the soulful extravaganza will take place on Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, March 20 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Whether you are a jazz lover or not this will be an event you will not want to miss. Just hearing soulful renditions by legends like Knight and Jarreau will take you back and kick the weekend off just right. Then you can delve into the more modern jazz styles of Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild and Heads of State. This will be a weekend to remember and it’s only an hour away in Miami.

Lalah Hathaway, one of the weekend’s performers, feels that the festival will definitely be a fantastic experience. The songstress said she is excited to see how people, fans or newcomers, react to her sound and the uniqueness of the different performers in the festival.

“I look forward to[Jazz in the Gardens],”said the songstress, who is excited about sharing the stage with greats like the Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight.”It’s great to be able to work with the people who mentored and inspired me.”

Hathaway said that what people expect from her is a soulful performance that they will not forget. She described her music as soul, for people who need a definite description. But personally she finds that music and art are more about the person experiencing it. She avoids labels because what she loves the most is for people to tell her how they feel about it.

Hathaway, the daughter of the late and great performer Donnie Hathaway, said that her music has been greatly influenced by her father as well as other influential musicians like Anita Baker, Take 6 and Joe Sample. She has had the opportunity to work with greats like Sandra St. Victor, Nona Hendryx, Simone, Mary J. Blige, The Winans and Marcus Miller. When it comes to the content of her music the vocalist said that she writes about things she’s heard of, seen or felt. This way everything is about something to which we all can relate.

You can be one of the four lucky persons to experience this soulful and smooth weekend all-expenses fully paid, courtesy of Star 106.5 FM. To enter to win the trip and see Hathaway and the other jazz greats live, fill out the entry form atThe Nassau Guardianor make a purchase at Butler and Sands.

You also are automatically entered to win if you call into Star 106.5 FM when a song by anyone of the weekend’s performers is played. The packages will be given away in the second week in March.

For more information visit

When: Saturday, March 19&Sunday, March 20

Where: Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL

Time: 3 p.m. until

Cost: Advance tickets(both days)-$75-general,$105-reserve,$125-prime reserve

(one day)-$45-general,$60-reserve,$70-prime reserve

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