MIAMI, Feb. 16, 2009 – The passion with which musician Bobby Floyd plays the B-3 organ is the result of a natural ability that has been nurtured since he was two years old. Floyd will bring this passion and gift of music to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Jazz at Wolfson Presents Concert at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Avenue, downtown Miami.
Floyd has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan, performing at countless venues with Ray Charles, Jeff Tyzik, Chris Howes and Sarah Morrow. The prestige associated with Floyd’s international appearances can also be witnessed at home. Throughout the years, Floyd has opened for Spyro Gyra, Smokey Robinson, Stanley Clark and George Duke, and accompanied the likes of David “Fathead” Newman, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby and Billy Hart.
Floyd has released three compilations: Interpretations, Setting the Standards and Floyd’s Finest Gift. His next project, soon to be released, is a live performance recorded in Spain. Floyd currently performs with Derek DiCenzo (bass/lead guitar) and Reggie Jackson (drums).
Jazz at Wolfson Presents is the only continuously running jazz series in Miami-Dade County, offering a free, year-long jazz recital and concert series to residents, students and music lovers of all ages. The series was founded by jazz studies professor Dr. Michael Di Liddo and inspired by MDC’s Lunchtime Lively Arts concert series of the 1970s.
Running from September through April, Jazz at Wolfson Presents has featured live performances from world-renowned jazz artists such as bassist and Jazz Humanitarian Award winner Rufus Reid; saxophonist and educator Jamey Aebersold, an inductee into the International Association for Jazz Education’s Jazz Hall of Fame; four-time Grammy-nominated guitarist Mike Stern; and saxophonist James Moody, a National Endowment for the Arts jazz master.
Visiting jazz artists also conduct workshops and master classes for MDC music students, thus voluntarily investing their expertise and inspiration in the present and future cultural life of Miami-Dade County.
WHAT: Jazz at Wolfson Presents B-3 Organist Bobby Floyd
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
WHERE: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 3, Room 3210, downtown Miami