Legendary “Little” Jimmy Scott & Dave Hollister among headliners Jazz Brunch on the Bay

MIAMI – He’s “the legendary ’50s torch singer with the fragile build, soft features, and supernatural feminine voice–the result of a hereditary condition called Kallman’s Syndrome”; he’s Little Jimmy; he’s Billie Holiday’s favorite singer; he’s the “Golden Voice of Jazz.

And this Labor Day Weekend, he’s headlining Jazz Brunch on the Bay, 11am Sunday, September 3, 2006, at Margaret Pace Park (1775 North Bayshore Drive—behind the old Omni Building) in Downtown Miami.

According to interviewer Steven Garbarino, “an evening with Jimmy Scott is more than a sentimental journey–it’s a trip to the moon and beyond, a kind of out-of-body experience for both singer and audience.”

That’s the experience Jazz Brunch strives to achieve, giving audiences a near-perfect respite from daily stress. And with a healthy helping of food, fashion, art, classic car show—and of course music, the free-admission Jazz Brunch might just be the ideal way for families to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

“Jimmy was the natural choice,” said Julie Mansfield, director of special events for the City of Miami. “He’s been doing this so well and for so long. He’s opened for everyone from Johnny Cash to Tony Bennett and we are thrilled to have him headline Jazz Brunch.

Jazz Brunch on the Bay combines fashion, art, food, classic cars and of course, music! “We wanted to create a completely relaxing day in the park for Miami’s sophisticated urbanites,” Mansfield said. “South Florida is saturated with all kinds of events but we wanted to create a sophisticated stress-free event for our residents to call their own.”

Residents are invited to bring their blankets or picnic chairs, their appetite for fun and relaxation and join the City of Miami for the third installment of Jazz Brunch. Arts 4 Learning Miami will even be an “Art Park” for children.

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