Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, et al. Headline 'Jazz in the Gardens' Festival, 3/17 & 18

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The lucky 7th year of the two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival returns to Miami Gardens with an incredible line-up sure to put the audience at Sun Life Stadium on their feet on March 17 and 18, 2012.  Beginning Saturday, March 17, 2012, "Jazz in the Gardens" attendees will be treated to exhilarating performances by the queen of neo-soul Jill Scott, the soulful chart topping KEM, Ledisi who was recently named "the next Patti LaBelle by Patti LaBelle", old school human beat box Doug E. Fresh and the timeless jazz superstar Ramsey Lewis. The Sunday, March 18, 2012 line up will feature the incomparable voice of the multi-platinum, nine time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige,  R & B legend Patti LaBelle, smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G, jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks, formerly of The Tonight Show, and locally grown internationally recognized chanteuse Nicole Henry.

Tickets are now on sale at www.jazzinthegardens.com, the SunLife Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster locations and online.

"Jazz in the Gardens" owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, extraordinarily affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past six years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance. The 2011 festival attracted over 48,000 music lovers, from the Caribbeanthe United Statesand all over Florida, to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens

"Just like all Jazz in the Gardens fans, I anxiously wait to hear who is performing and every year turns out to be a better line-up than the last! The 2012 line-up is absolutely incredible and I look forward to all the fans from around the nation joining us again. This signature Miami Gardens event brings added value to the City and to South Florida in general. I am proud of this City; in the eight years since incorporation, Miami Gardens has seen a steady stream of positive changes, improvements and additions like Jazz in the Gardens, which is more than a concert; it is an opportunity and experience that people want to enjoy year after year," says Mayor Shirley Gibson.

The 2011 "Jazz in the Gardens" featured performances from legendary artists including Ms. Lauryn HillCharlie WilsonAl JarreauJazmine SullivanGladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, Lalah HathawayBranford Marsalis and former New Edition members Bobby BrownJohnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Mary J. BligeErykah Badu, John LegendRobin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka KhanChrisette Michele, Common, Anthony Hamilton and Roy Ayers.

For more information about the 7th Annual "Jazz in the Gardens," please call the general hotline at (877)-640-5299 or visit www.jazzinthegardens.com.

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