Thursday to Saturday
April 26 to 28, 2018
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
The 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival (MDJF) is 3 days of live music featuring a Miami blend of sounds – jazz, Latin jazz with a touch of blues, funk, steel pan & salsa.
MDJF celebrated its inaugural run in 2017, initiated by WDNA Radio as part of the station’s mission to spread the experience of jazz and quality music throughout our community.
We aim for MDJF to reflect the rich roots and innovative developments of this incredible art form called jazz, as well as, the diverse cultural make up of Miami.
We aspire for the festival to be a part of growing and strengthening the Miami jazz scene, making the city a place where people come to listen to great music, and a place where musicians can play original and intelligent music for eager audiences. MDJF also highlights the downtown area of our city as a beautiful, walkable area with a burgeoning arts scene.
MDJF would not be possible without the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Knight Arts Challenge, funding the best ideas for engaging and enriching communities through the arts. Thank you!
WDNA 88.9FM is South Florida’s only prime time Jazz, Latin jazz and world beat music station. For over 35 years, WDNA has consistently served up some of the best music in a non-commercial manner.
Although WDNA programs primarily jazz and Latin jazz on weekdays, the station also has award-winning world beat music shows on the weekends including the Reggae Ride and Café Brazil.
The station also has an active relationship with all the major local universities as well as a music scholarship program for middle, high school and college students.
The WDNA Jazz Gallery is a venue for music performance, film screenings, conferences, and community gatherings.
WDNA’s programs are made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment of the Arts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Children’s Trust, corporate sponsorship, and the individual listeners and supporters of WDNA 88.9FM Public Radio.
Board of Trustees: Cecil Persaud, Ed Blanco, Manny Salas, Héctor Gutiérrez, Jim Gasior, Luis Wifredo Fernández, Viviam María López, Carole Ann Taylor
Regular office hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.
Phone: 305-662-8889, studio line: 305-444-7889