The NightTime Jazz Band At Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus

The NightTime Jazz Band’s performance at Kendall Campus features a blend of contemporary and classic big band, small group, instrumental and vocal jazz. The concert takes place on  April 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Alfred L. McCarthy Hall, 11011 S.W. 104 St., Room 6210.

The performance will include a 25 plus piece ensemble, a rhythm section and a vocalist. The event is intended to promote involvement in the arts by students and members of the community.

“The performers are an eclectic group including college students, and adults from the community,” director James Broderick said. “Some have been members of the band for a number of years. The NightTime Jazz Band was created to educate students, involve the community and promote jazz. It’s not just a band, it’s a class where everyone comes together to gain knowledge, as well as a better understanding and appreciation for this great music. Since I started the NightTime Jazz Band in 2008, it has grown from a small combo into a big band averaging between 20–30 members.”

Students can join the band by registering for it like they would for any class. All members must be proficient at reading music, have adequate skills with their instrument of choice, and be willing to practice.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact James Broderick at (305) 237-0845.

Nareemah Griffiths

Nareemah Griffiths, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Griffiths, who graduated from the Miami Lakes Educational Center in 2014, will serve as a&e editor for The Reporter during the 2015-2016 year. She aspires to become a broadcast journalist and radio personality.