It’s an unabashedly American tradition alive and well for over 50 years: Although more popularly attributed to the free-wheeling rock and roll generation, jazz has generally been the focus for the majority of music festivals for as long as the phenomenon has been fashionable. Offering a hopeful undercurrent to this already impressive heritage comes the 2nd Annual South Beach Jazz Festival, a creatively curated extravaganza with a focus on musicians (and their fans) who suffer from disabilities. Founded by David New, a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur & Current Chairman of the Miami Beach Disability Access Committee, this festival’s inclusive outreach and star-studded lineup (including Tal Cohen and genre star Branford Marsalis), make for a harmonious and humanitarian tone to the beginning of the new year; Jan. 5-7, SouthBeachJazzFest.com.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.