Live music unites people from all walks of life, unlike silence, which only unites librarians and people who crack safes. Bond over shared sound waves with today’s GrouponLive deal to Jazzfest Wellington at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Choose from the following options:
- For $23, you get one general-admission day pass for Friday, February 10, at 5 p.m. (a $45.90 value). Doors open at 4 p.m.
- For $33, you get one general-admission day pass for Saturday, February 11, at 2 p.m. (a $67.10 value). Doors open at 1 p.m.
- For $45, you get one general admission two-day pass for Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 (a $90.30 value).
At Jazzfest Wellington, celebrated tunesmiths pollinate the air with the gentle sounds of jazz as polo mallets graze the grass. As a lineup of jazz greats casts its becalming spell, lovers of mellow tunes and parlayed horse golf sprawl out on blankets, chairs, or edible hammocks made of fruit rollups. Friday festivities start at 5 p.m. with trumpeter and flugelhorn virtuoso Cindy Bradley, whose durable lungs and cheeks earned her the title of Best New Artist at the American Smooth Jazz Awards. Friday also features beguiling pop and jazz standards from chanteuse Nicole Henry and a headlining performance from chart-topping smooth-jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair.
Saturday doubles the mellifluous dosage, kicking off with the flamenco-jazz fusion of Urban Gypsy at 1:30 p.m. Jazz-festival veteran Robert Harris resonates good vibes from his guitar strings, and Grammy-nominated master percussionist and Latin jazz bandleader Sammy Figueroa scrambles the brains of metronomes with his flair. As festival-goers savor action-packed polo games, trumpeter Joey Sommerville, guitarist Nick Colionne, and tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot supply a soundtrack of slippery sonics. Topping off the weekend, Mindi Abair & Friends marries skilled saxophoning with guitar wizardry from former Rod Stewart sideman Jeff Golub and Grammy-winning Ambrosia frontman David Pack.