PIANO LEGENDS by Zach Bartholomew is coming to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center this month

Featuring compositions and arrangements by some of the most influential piano trios in American jazz and musical history, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will host Piano Legends: The Music of Cole, Peterson, Evans, Jamal, Hancock, Glasper with the Zach Bartholomew Trio, Saturday August 20 at 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Zachary Bartholomew is an award-winning pianist, composer, and music teacher who has made his mark as a sought-after pianist, accompanist, and sideman in Florida. Piano Legends will include music from big names like Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, as well as living legends like Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal and Robert Glasper.

“Dr. Bartholomew’s lyrical piano style draws from the jazz traditions of swing, modal jazz and R&B, while drawing on modern influences,” said Fliss, CEO of SMDCAC.

“With Miles Bozeman on drums and Brandon Robertson on bass, this trio of classically trained jazz musicians perform with unparalleled grace, style and originality,” Fliss added.

Dr. Bartholomew has headlined national and international jazz festivals and was a top three finalist in the highly acclaimed Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition twice. He is also the pianist for the Gulf Coast Symphony’s jazz collective, the Lake Wales Jazz Connection. He performs regularly with professional organizations such as the Naples Philharmonic and the Sarasota Pops Orchestra.

Additionally, Dr. Bartholomew is a full-time professor at Florida Memorial University and actively involved in music education and outreach. One of his current projects is the state-funded “Jazz Access Tour,” an outreach program providing underserved Florida communities and schools with world-class public performances and educational programs.

Performing at SMDCAC’s Black Box Theater, Piano Legends is recommended for ages 13 and up. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket, regardless of age.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show and can be purchased by visiting SMDCAC.org, through the SMDCAC box office in person, or by calling (786) 573-5300.


The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is operated by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with financial support from the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office and County Board of Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to showcasing and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. For more information about the Center and its programs, visit www.smdcac.org.

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