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.
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.