Birthday Bash for a Jazz Legend

April 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Open Stage Club in downtown Coral Gables continues its commitment to quality jazz with its Monday night Miami Jazz Coop series. Thanks to enlightened club owner Juan Della Torre, “we present world class jazz every single week,” says Rick Katz, the Coop’s executive director. “Sometimes I have to pinch myself because of some of the people we put on.”

Adding to the list of such jazz luminaries as Sammy Figueroa, Maria Rivas, Ed Calle, Joe Donato, and Dave Liebman, this month the Open Stage jazz series will present legendary horn man Ira Sullivan, for a bash that will honor his 87th birthday. Chicago-born Sullivan, who has played with such jazz greats as Art Blakey and bop trumpeter Red Rodney, is a long-time fixture in the South Florida music scene, where he has worked with other notable locals Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. Make a reservation to see the legend wail.

April 30 (Mon.), 7 pm & 9 pm

Advance ticketing $10 to $25

Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano St. 305.441.7902