Jazz Pizzazz Thursdays at CocoWalk

Posted: August 29, 2022 | News

CocoWalk has long been known for presenting a weekly assortment of eclectic live music.  Now, in response to numerous requests for Jazz, the appealing center Courtyard will host a variety of talented and acclaimed musicians every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning in October 2012.

‘Jazz Pizzazz Thursdays’ kicks off Oct. 4 with the versatile Campo Deluxe Jazz Trio.  Drummer Ronnie Brooks is a local favorite who performs throughout South Florida with an ever-changing galaxy of Jazz all-stars. Band leader Brooks has either recorded with or performed alongside such greats as Ira Sullivan, Gerry Mulligan, and Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders.

South Florida-based legend Ricky Williams is set for Oct. 11 and Oct. 25.  The multi-talented blind artist performed for 11 years at the iconic Forge nightclub on Miami Beach.  The New York City native performed at the Village Gate in Greenwich Village and the New Cotton Club before settling in Miami.  He has recorded with Stevie Wonder and Ben E. King, and performed with Bette Midler, Peter Niro, and Sister Sledge.

Jazz maestro Mel Dancy, an accomplished pianist and lyricist, will razzle-dazzle the Courtyard on Oct. 18.  Among his many noteworthy musical endeavors, Mel has collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, and the New York Jazz Quartet. Since settling in South Florida, Mel has performed at countless events and Jazz festivals, establishing himself as one of the area’s premier Jazz singers.

New artists are being contacted for the November and December schedules.

CocoWalk Hours Sunday thru Thursday 10am to 10pm
Friday & Saturday 10am to 11pm
Bars close at 3am
3015 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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