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Miami Nice Jazz Festival 2012

Miami Nice Jazz FestivalOctober 26 – 28, 7pm – Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler Street, Miami

The Miami Nice Jazz Festival, an extension of the internationally celebrated Nice France Jazz Festival, one of Europe’s largest and most significant jazz events of its kind, is scheduled to take place for the first time in the United States this fall. The festival, finding its stateside home in downtown Miami, will be a three day jazz celebration beginning on October 26, 2012. The first Miami Nice Jazz Festival is a partnership between Sister Cities Nice, France and Miami, Florida, joining forces under the leadership of the festival’s founder and CEO, Philippe Pautesta-Herder. The festival kicks off Miami French Week, a week designed to promote French culture in South Florida. The kickoff event will be held on Friday, October 26, 5-7pm at the Conrad Atrio, 1395 Brickell Avenue, 25th floor, Miami, in the presence of André Chauvet, local councilor delegated to the Opera of Nice.