The Blues Bar at the National Hotel

 

From a stylish SoBe spot for cool sounds of everything from jazz, blues, pop and Broadway, to new jazz nights, you’ll love these new entertainment picks for live music Miami.

 

A welcome new destination for a night out or a nightcap is Art Deco gem The National Hotel with its wonderful Blues Bar. Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 8:30 to 12:30,  the lobby hums with LIVE! at the National, the jazz sounds of David Attelan and The Magic Vocals.  Attelan, an award-winning composer, has produced, composed or arranged for musicals such as “Le Sel et le Miel,” “Fiddler on The Roof,” “Piaf,” and “Grease,” His band entertains with Attelan on the piano accompanied by a guitarist, saxophone player and singer with a range of favorites from jazz, blues, and pop to Broadway. There’s some of the 40’s glamour along with comfortable chairs, tables for 2 and 4,  and an area that’s at once spacious yet intimate. Light bites are served from the hotel’s Tamara restaurant. No minimum or cover charge.  The group also performs at Sunday brunch buffet with omelet station, a good value at a price of $39 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (305) 532-2311 or by visiting http://nationalhotel.com/tamara/. The National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue.

 

Could jazz be having a comeback in Miami? The Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue (T.305-531-0000) has a jazz band in its iconic Morris-Lapidus designed lobby updated by David Rockwell on Friday evenings from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (no minimum and no cover charge). In North Miami,  the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 N.E.125th Street (T.305-893-6211) now features free outdoors jazz nights the last Friday of every month at 8 p.m. Collections are also open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an optional donation but note that the next exhibition opens March 8 (galleries are closed now). Here’s the schedule of upcoming entertainers:

 February 23, 2018: Bobby Thomas

March 30, 2018: Chloe Dolandis

April 27, 2018: Aaron Lebos Reality

May 25, 2018: La Vie

June 29, 2018: Julio Montalvo

July 27, 2018: Dr. Ed Calle

August 31, 2018: Elsten Torres

September 28, 2018: Nestro Torres

Important note: Be sure to call before going as schedules can change.

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BTW, I also heard about Le Chat Noir jazz club in Downtown. Can anyone give us intel on that? Any other spots you’d recommend?

 



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