GIVING THANKS: a Musical Benefit presented by Steven Chera
Saturday November 25th 2017 at 8pm.
Proceeds of this unique gala will be donated to :
THE FOOD FUND
On November 25th 2017 at 8pm, Steven Chera, world renowned jazz singer will perform a unique Musical Benefit, featuring a line up of critically acclaimed performers such as David Serero, Elew, Leo Garcia & Timbalive. This event will take place at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, located on 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura, Florida. In light of the Thanskgiving holiday, Mr Steven Chera and his guest star performers are happy to give back to the community. The evening proceeds will benefit three organizations: THE FOOD FUND, HATZALAH and the SAFE Foundation.
This event will also feature guest performers:
DAVID SERERO (Host and Master of Ceremonies)
LEO GARCIA & TIMBALIVE
$35 – Mezzanine
$79 – Next level – Ground Floor
$125 – VIP seating
Our feature presentation for the evening known for performing American songbook classics while adding his original twist, Steven Chera has captivated audiences nationwide for almost two decades. Chera’s will be singing songs from his newest album The Classic Standards Volume 1 which intermixes a collection of the Great American Songbook, and inspired by icon, Frank Sinatra. Chera will be backed by Miami’s own Mel Olman Trio. www.stevenchera.com
Entertainer, Actor and baritone, David Serero, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At only 36 years old, he has already performed more than 1,200 concerts and performances throughout the world and played in over 100 films and recorded 20 albums.
He has given concerts in Paris at the PARIS OPERA GARNIER, OLYMPIA, EIFFEL TOWER; in New York at the LINCOLN CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, TIMES SQUARE; in London at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC, WEMBLEY STADIUM; and in Moscow at the TCHAIKOVSKY HALL; in Amsterdam at the CONCERTGEBOUW, the BUDAPEST OPERA conducted by PLACIDO DOMINGO. He has appeared in TV series, Films and Commercials. His next engagements : Cyrano of Bergerac’s title and Don Giovanni in New York on April and June 2018. www.davidserero.com
Eric Lewis was a decorated, up-and-coming jazz pianist, a sideman for Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones, among others, and the recipient of the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Piano competition. While jazz is his first love, it is the unique, unparalleled genre he invented—Rockjazz—that has made ELEW a recognizable name to fans, celebrities and brands around the world. As a solo performer, and YAMAHA endorsed pianist ELEW has reinterpreted and reenergized songs by Coldplay, Nirvana, Radiohead, Michael Jackson, all the while treating the grand piano the way a traditional rock front man treats the guitar—with an explosively physical style that includes playing while standing and entering the instrument to pluck the strings directly. These exploits have earned him a faithful legion of fans, including celebrities like Josh Groban (whom he supported on a World Tour), Dave Matthews, Naomi Campbell, Forest Whitaker, Leonardo DiCaprio, Donna Karan (who included his music on her iPhone app, as well as multiple presidents including Barack & Michelle Obama (whom he performed for in the East Room of the White House). www.elewrockjazz.com
LEO GARCIA & TIMBALIVE
Timbalive was created in Miami in August 2008, by Leo Garcia (Director, Timbales), offering the best ofCuban Music with a mix of different rhythms from around the world.Based in Miami, and integrated by highly trained musicians from Music Schools in
Cuba, Timbalive is one of the largest and most successful group of Timba in United States and the world. Timbalive began recording his first album in May 2009 with the musical production of Bayron Ramos, songs of their own inspiration and other composers. The sound of Timbaliveis an inimitable blend of Caribbean rhythms, Popular Cuban Music, lyrics and arrangements designed for the dancer. The second Album was Nominated for Cubadisco Awards, the most important Awards in Cuba, in the Category: Popular Cuban Music. www.facebook.com/timbaliveband