When Rising Star Meets Local Talent We Offer Ashley Pezzotti with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra

New York vocalist and composer Ashley Pezzotti discovered her love for music as a child, when her Dominican father sang her to sleep with classic Spanish songs. Today she is a rising jazz star, who has performed with renowned artists such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, Joey Alexander, Dave Holland, Jon Secada, and country star Keith Urban.

This Season, Gold Coast Jazz Society of South Florida invites you to join us for one of many fabulous evenings of jazz this season, with music featuring fresh new orchestrations by Grammy® award-winning arranger Steven Feifke; and performed by Ashley Pezzotti alongside The South Florida Jazz Orchestra.

On Wednesday November 8th at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we promise to open our concert series with style in BCPA’s Amaturo Theatre at 7:45 pm.

Wall Street Journal recently claimed in the article “It’s Getting Too Expensive to Have Fun,” that the average ticket price for tours this summer were $120, a 7.4 % increase from 2019; Gold Coast Jazz Society makes news with their Single Tickets holding at $65 per concert! These can be purchased online at www.browardcenter.org or through Ticketmaster at 954.462.0222.

Pezzotti has also performed as a leader at prestigious venues such as Birdland Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club, Blue Note Jazz Club, The Jazz Showcase, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

She began taking voice lessons as early as 4 years old, and in 2018 she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music with a full tuition scholarship. In the spring of 2019, Ashley participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program where she gained invaluable mentorship by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jason Moran and Marcus Printup. She is also a 2021 alumni of Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Woodshed Network program.

Her 2019 encouragingly-titled album “We’ve Only Just Begun” features an array of original compositions inspired by the Great American Songbook. She is accompanied by renowned musicians such as Emmet Cohen on piano, Alex Weitz on tenor sax, Kyle Poole on drums and Bob Bruya on bass. Ashley is featured on Wynton Marsalis’ 2020 album release on Blue Engine Records, The Ever Fonky Lowdown, along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The album is a sweeping Marsalis suite that captures the artist’s insight on culture and society. For more information on Ashley Pezzotti, go to https://www.ashleypezzotti.com/.
Don’t miss this talent alongside the South Florida Jazz Orchestra (SFJO) led by Chuck Bergeron. A local favorite, SFJO is a modern Big Band comprised of some of the best jazz musicians, studio musicians, and jazz educators in the southeast who have performed and toured with many of the greatest artists in Jazz and Popular music. It promises to be a night of Joy!

Buy Tickets Here.

The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and musical services provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. For more information visit www.goldcoastjazz.org.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.  This program is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  Concert sponsors include American National Bank, Helen Ingham Foundation and the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.

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