Local fans of the J-Boys are accustomed to high-energy gigs at Churchill’s Pub and Blackbird Ordinary that look like a giant dance mob to the uninitiated. Their songs are like the crash of the ‘70s Punk Movement t-boning the melodious Beatlemania of the ‘60s, all rolled in modern lyrical themes. The mishmash produces lo-fi hums, snappy beats and echoing vocals that create a frenzied partyscape from which few escape. In 2013, they put jumper cables to ears during a 23-city tour of Europe, then charged right into a domestic one in 2014, including stops at Big Guava and SXSW Music Festivals. Eventually, Metric, Wavves & Vampire Weekend took note of their speedy rhythms and invited the band to open their respective shows. If you haven’t already, check them out — you’ll never listen to music the same again; JacuzziBoys.com.
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.
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