Concert series relaunches at Miami Beach Botanical Garden (includes video story)

Jazz in the Jungle, an outdoor music series, relaunched at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Thursday Night.

Guests started to arrive at 6 p.m. to listen to the first of three sets from the Miami-based soul and jazz group, Fat Produce.

Food and specialty cocktails were provided by the local restaurant, Bocadoro. Attendees also had the option to take part in an hour-long group session, drawing a model.

Jazz in the Jungle used to take place at the Center for Subtropical Affairs in Little River but moved after the place was bought. 

“We just thought that we wanted to move this somewhere closer to the beach,” said Mariabella Granocchia, event organizer, “in a space that there is no construction going on.”

Miami Beach Botanical Garden is the new home for the outdoor concert series. Jazz fans can expect to attend this event every Thursday night for an indefinite period of time

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