JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 9 RECAP
The 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens, hosted by D.L. Hughley was nothing short of spectacular. The show opened up to jazz saxophonist Boney James who delighted the audience with smooth vibes from his latest album The Beat. Soon after Mint Condition blazed the stage on the warm Miami afternoon. The band took fans down memory lane with hits such as Breakin My Heart and What Kind of Man Would I Be. As night drew anticipation deepened for Kelly Rowland's appearance at JIT9. As soon as the former Destiny Child member graced the stage the crowd rose to their feet. Kelly kept the crowd engaged with songs from her latest solo album including Dirty Laundry, Kisses Down Low, and Street Life. To remind fans of her tenor in the game she brought out rapper Nelly and they delighted the crowd with the chart breaking single Dilemma. Kelly Rowland left fans wondering if the show could get any better than that. The answer was yes. Who knew Kevin Hart would appear at JIT9? As the evening progressed the energy grew as heartthrob Trey, Tremaine, Trigger, or better known as Trey Songz came out to show the ladies what they had been yearning for. Fans sang along to records like Neighbors Know My Name, Dive In, Bottoms Up, and tons of other favorites from the R&B vocalist. The headliner of the festival was none other than actor, comedian, singer Jamie Foxx who waisted no time getting the ladies involved in the show. A couple of lucky women got the chance to experience Jamie Foxx up close and very personal on stage. He delivered an amazing show with performances of DJ Play a Love Song, Unpredictable, Blame It, and so on. We even had the opportunity to take a ride back through the 80s with human beatbox Doug E Fresh live on stage alongside Jamie Foxx. While Fresh had the audience rapping along to old school jams, Foxx reminded us of those old school dance moves. In the end, there was one more shocker left. A surprise performance by fellow R&B artist Tank who crooned tunes such as Maybe I Deserve and I Can't Make You Love Me. Jamie Foxx wrapped up the show signifying for fans that Jazz in the Gardens is an annual must attend event.
- Written and recorded by J. Renee.