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.
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.