2023-24 Season

Jazz Roots

The 2023-24 Jazz Roots series continues with two extraordinary concerts celebrating the best of American and Latin jazz. Featuring Chucho Valdés returning with a new iteration of Afro-Cuban jazz band Irakere to commemorate 50 years with the group that changed the course of Latin music. Finally, the season culminates with a blend of jazz, soul and gospel in An Evening of Artistry & Soul With Gregory Porter.

Subscriptions for the 2023-24 Jazz Roots series are now closed but stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 2024-25 Jazz Roots season.

Current season subscribers can still enjoy exclusive access to save 20%** off these thrilling Live at Knight concerts:

Artistry & Soul: An Evening With Gregory Porter

February 23, 2024

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gregory Porter was raised in Bakersfield, California, and he cites the Bakersfield Southern gospel sound, as well as his mother’s Nat King Cole record collection, as fundamental influences on his own sound. In 2013, he released his breakout Blue Note debut, Liquid Spirit, which sold more than a million albums and earned Porter his first Grammy Award, with NPR declaring him “America’s next great jazz singer.” His 2016 follow-up, Take Me to the Alley, won Porter his second Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album and established him as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter. His 2021 release Still Rising collected new songs, covers, duets and a selection of his favorite songs. Concertgoers can expect to hear a selection of material from across Porter’s Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning albums.

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Subscriber seats are guaranteed for the entire season. Plus, subscriber seats are held for renewal next season.

Subscribers save up to 29%* off single ticket prices.

Subscribers enjoy exclusive offers and can save 20%** on these Live at Knight concerts:

  • Chris Botti on FEB 16
  • Mavis Staples on MAR 8

Subscribers have priority access to purchase additional tickets to subscription concerts before they go on sale to the general public.

Up to 48 hours before a concert, subscribers may exchange their tickets for another Jazz Roots concert at no additional fee.***

Subscribers may elect to pay over three installments.

If you can’t make one of the concerts, notify the box office at least 48 hours before the show and you may exchange your tickets for a tax-deductible donation to the Center.


*Artists, titles, dates, times, prices and availability subject to change. Price includes fees.

**The promo code will be provided in your confirmation email upon subscription purchase.

***Subject to availability. If exchanging for a higher-priced performance or seating location, subscriber is responsible for paying the difference.

Arsht Center Jazz Roots Education and Community Partnerships

The Jazz Roots Sound Check program provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes performance and educational opportunity for local high school music students. In collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, MORE THAN 9,000 STUDENTS have taken advantage of free tickets, special sound checks with the artists, lectures, performance opportunities and Q and A sessions!

Jazz Roots Sound Check is presented by Baldwin Richardson Foods, and made possible in part by Quint Family Foundation and Hazel Rosen.


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