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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

International Jazz sensation to perform

For the first time ever performing at Miami’s New World Center, celebrated jazz artist and pianist Keiko Matsui (right) will join special guest Al Di Meola (left) on Friday, May 31, at 8 pm for a never before seen concert event featuring both artists as well as Keiko’s band.  Matsui is known around the world for her innovative contemporary jazz performances and Di Meola for blending world music and jazz; this performance will feature Keiko’s songs, including some from her new album, as well as Di Meola’s original work, of which several will be performed together.

 Their uniting for this unique performance is being hailed as one of the most widely anticipated events of the year set to take place in one of the most stunning music halls in the United States.

With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. alone and sold-out appearances at concert venues across the world, Matsui is one of the leading artists in the genre. Her elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves have broad appeal and she continuously delights critics and fans alike.

 Al Di Meola is accepted as a bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner and proclaimed virtuoso of the highest order.  For over 30 years, Di Meola has been recognized as a prolific composer and respected artist with over 20 recordings as a leader.  Albums such as “Friday Night in San Francisco” have earned him both artistic and commercial success with a solid fan base throughout the world.

The New World Center is home to the New World Symphony. In less than two decades, the New World Symphony has become a leading cultural institution in South Florida, generating audiences and critical acclaim around the world. New World Center is home to over 60 annual events and brings to Miami leading musicians from around the world.

 Tickets are available at the New World Center box office and on www.newworldcenter.com starting at $45 priced to $200, which includes a meet and greet with the artists.

The New World Center is at 500 17 St, Miami Beach.

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