It's always great to hear your favorite song live because you can sing along and see what the notes look like as they float out of the instruments. See the music with this GrouponLive deal to Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens. For $52, you get a season pass good for B-level seating at seven concerts (a $105 value). Performances are held Saturday evening at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. View the full schedule here.
South Florida Jazz Orchestra (October 27) kicks off the 2012–13 season of Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens with big-band flair, fielding a 16-piece ensemble that explodes into high-energy, brassy arrangements. Described by JazzTimes as being “musically symbiotic,” the fraternal frontmen leading The Rodriguez Brothers (December 8) trade Afro-Cuban piano chords, trumpet solos, and Mickey Mantle baseball cards as they perform tracks off their newest album, Mood Swings. After leaving his stamp on recordings by greats such as Frank Sinatra and Arturo Sandoval, saxophonist Ed Calle (March 16) now leads his own big band through Latin and contemporary jazz numbers, alternating his sound between seductive tones and scale-ascending wails with ease.
Originally founded as a sanctuary for flowers, birds, and their admirers, Pinecrest Gardens has flourished into a family-friendly retreat that entertains visitors with artistic events in a scenic setting. While relaxing in the 500-seat outdoor Banyan Bowl, audiences take in pristine acoustics, cool evening breezes, and complimentary views of the stars. Youngsters also get their fill of fun by splashing around in the water playground, spotting wildlife at Swan Lake, and playing Rummy with potbellied pigs at the petting zoo.
Founded as a sanctuary for flowers, birds, and their admirers, Pinecrest Gardens has flourished into a family-friendly retreat that entertains visitors with horticultural exhibits and artistic events in a scenic setting. Spanning 4.3 acres of forested wetland, the gardens harbor more than 1,000 rare and exotic plants, including a 100-year-old coco plum tree, orchids, and a banyan tree that spreads across three-fourths of an acre. Waterways full of fish snake through these plants, their inhabitants impatiently pursing their lips at visitors for handfuls of food.
Pinecrest Gardens offers other entertainment opportunities for youngsters, who can splash around in the water playground, spot wildlife at Swan Lake, or play with potbellied pigs at the petting zoo. In addition, the 500-seat outdoor Banyan Bowl offers concertgoers pristine acoustics and cool evening breezes along with complimentary views of the stars.