Those thirsting for some smooth, dulcet jazz tones of the highest caliber need not look far in Miami. Thankfully, Miami has a fantastic local scene. And those thirsting for some libations can readily quench that thirst for strong drink at any of the local spots providing said jazz. Whether the desire entices clubgoers toward bebop, free jazz, vocal, fusion or the Latin variety, infused with the heat so ever-present on our sun-drenched coast, there's a place, a night, and a show to scratch the itch, with Jazid, The Van Dyke and most recently, the Newport Beach Club all offering bountiful calendars.
Providing just such an opportunity this week, Upstairs at The Van Dyke. And the act du jour? Negroni's Trio. Formed by pianist and composer Jose Negroni and rounded out by his son, Nomar Negronia, a Berklee-trained drummer, and a rotating cast of some of the more talented bassists available, including John Benítez, Marco Panascia, Michael Bordelon and Jonathan Estes. Negroni's Trio has made a strong case for themselves since launching their debut release, Naturaleza/Nature, in 2003. They earned a Latin Grammy nod for the Best Latin Jazz category in the 2005 awards for the followup, Piano/Drums/Bass, and made their way through jazz charts and genre mags.
Catch Negroni's Trio tomorrow night at the Van Dyke for a sampling of their oh-so-jazzy wares.
Negroni's Trio performs Upstairs at The Van Dyke on Tuesday, October 6. There's no cover.