If you’re looking for affordable entertainment there are several hot concert series going on around Miami from Latin Rock to cool jazz. 7s Belkys Nerey has music on her mind in tonight’s Style File.

WSVN — Escape the steamy nights of summer for some cool jazz at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach.

Maureen Robinson-Guest: “You’re not sweating it out, and the music itself becomes the hotness.”

The summer music series Hot Nights, Cool Jazz happens every other Friday night inside the museum, and you can tap your feet to the beat of original music from some of the best jazz artists in South Florida.

Fernando Ulibarri-Curator of Jazz Series, Bass Museum of Art: “Tonight we have the Mike Orta trio, he’s an incredible piano player. We have the Gary Thomas quintet. Two weeks from that, we have the Pete Wallace quartet.”

Maureen Robinson-Guest: “It is serious, it is well done and it fills the room.”

The concerts are free for museum members and just $10 for everyone else plus, you’ll get complimentary wine and a chance to roam around the museum to check out the latest exhibitions.

Patrick Gevas-Guest: “Have a drink, listen to some wonderful music and see some new things that you don’t see every day.”

The Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key may be a place of zen during the day but on certain nights, the luxurious hotel isn’t shy about rocking out.

Alexandra Wensley-Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental: “MO Bar Unplugged is our intimate concert series featuring top Latin performers in this gorgeous intimate setting.”

Concerts are held several times a year in the hotel’s lobby bar and lounge the popular chilean rock band La Ley kicked off the first one.

Erik Vance-Guest: ‘It’s just intimate. It’s small. It’s full of Latin people that know their music, they appreciate the music.”

$50 gets you a ticket to the show and two cocktails or you can upgrade to dinner and show, or even a hotel stay.

Alexandra Wensley: “You’re hearing great music for up to an hour in the lobby. Having great drinks and beautiful views of the bay.”

You can also catch live music at MO Bar every Thursday through Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.

Jorge Gonzalez-GM, Mandarin Oriental: “They vary from Cuban bands to Argentinean bands to Brazilian music. You can come here from Thursday to Saturday nights and not hear the same band.”

Great music goes along with great drinks and food. The bar has shareable dishes from sushi to short rib sliders that way surpass ordinary bar food.

Alexandra Wensley: “The pork belly with the french toast is so delicious and it comes with this great sweet, kinda tangy sauce.”

Belkys Nerey: “The next MO Bar Unplugged is set for September 3 featuring Spanish pop singer Rosana. And the next Hot Nights, Cool Jazz concert at the Bass Museum is Friday, July 25 and the series runs through the end of August.”


MO Bar Unplugged at The Mandarin Oriental, Miami

500 Brickell Key Dr.

For reservations, call 305-913-8358

The next Mo Bar Unplugged is set for September 3rd featuring Spanish Pop Singer Roseanna

Hot Nights, Cool Jazz at the

Bass Museum of Art

2100 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 673-7530

Friday, July 25 | 7:00-9:00pm

Gary Thomas Quintet


members: free

non-members: $10


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