Michael Baisden to host 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music festival in Miami

Since its 2006 inception, Jazz in the Gardens has consistently delivered a dynamic mix of musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Neo-soul and World Beat sounds ...

Since its 2006 inception, Jazz in the Gardens has consistently delivered a dynamic mix of musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Neo-soul and World Beat sounds …

Michael Baisden, nationally syndicated radio personality signs on as host of the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival Experience #JIG8 on March 16 and 17, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Miami Gardens’ 8th annual two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce as the festival host, nationally syndicated radio personality, Michael Baisden. Michael Baisden is undeniably one of the most influential and engaging personalities in radio history. His meteoric rise to No. 1 is redefining radio with the numbers to back it up. The show is nationally syndicated and is heard in over 78 markets nationwide with over eight million loyal listeners daily. His career began when he took a leap of faith to leave his job driving trains in Chicago to self-publish his book and began touring the country selling books out of the trunk of his car. Baisden, who now has four best-selling books to his credit, has hosted two national television shows and has recently produced three feature films.

 “I’m excited to be hosting the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival. I had the pleasure of hosting the 2011 festival and it was an awesome experience. Each year the event gets bigger and better,” stated Michael Baisden. “I’m looking forward to inviting my listeners from around the country and the world to join me for two days of food, fun and incredible music. My goal is to make this the most successful Jazz in the Gardens Festival ever!”

Jazz in the Gardens success is attributed to the list of legends that grace the stage each year along with its incredible food, affordable tickets and Miami Gardens’ amazing March weather. For the past seven years, the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth and has consistently delivered increases in attendance. Nearly 50,000 music lovers from the Caribbean, United States and all overFlorida attended the 2012 festival.

Tickets on sale now at www.jazzinthegardens.com, the Sun Life Stadium Box Office,www.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations.

“Baisden is of the premiere radio personalities in the U.S. and a connoisseur of good music and great entertainment. It’s always good to have someone with his reputation, credibility, popularity and love for a really good show on our team,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert.

The 2012 “Jazz in the Gardens” featured performances from legendary artists including Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry.

Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Anthony Hamilton, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, Lalah Hathaway, Branford Marsalis and Roy Ayers.

For more information about the 8th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens,” please call the general hotline at:(877) 640-5299 or visit www.jazzinthegardens.com. Like at www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens, follow @jazzgardens and use the Twitter/Instagram hashtag #JIG8. Follow Michael Baisden @baisdenlive /

#BaisdenLive and like at www.facebook.com/michaelbaisdenlive.Sponsorship requests should be directed to Roane Consulting Group at (804) 506-4020 or sponsorships@jazzinthegardens.com. Food and merchandise vendor requests should be sent to vendors@jazzinthegardens.com. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at (305) 576-3790.

About City of Miami Gardens
The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003, as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. With a population of approximately 110,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the State of Florida and boasts many Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The City hosted the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl™, Super Bowl XLIV™ and will host the 2013 Orange Bowl and 2013 BCS National Championship game. Miami Gardens recently elected its second Mayor, Oliver Gilbert III. Through his leadership and that of former Mayor, Shirley Gibson, the City has demonstrated steady growth in the areas of community and economic development and has gained a
reputation for being a hot destination spot in South Florida. www.miamigardens-fl.gov.

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