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Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 pm – concert
8:15 pm – poetry reading


$35 general admission
$50 VIP (sold out) – table seating, priority entrance, complimentary beverage

Note that this event has already taken place

Miami Dade County Auditorium
On.Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler Street

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Tigertail at 305 324 4337, info@tigertail.org, ten days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


Miami Dade County Auditorium has
a large, free, secure parking lot.

Click here for a Google map

solo guitar

The FIRE festival closes on Saturday, April 29 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box with a solo concert by jazz and guitar legend James Blood Ulmer. Ulmer is among the most distinctive and influential free jazz electric guitarists to emerge in the past four decades. He has worked and recorded with Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Arthur Blythe, David Murray, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Vernon Reid and George Adams as bandleader and sideman. Ulmer is recognized as a central figure in the post-fusion movements of 1970s and 1980s jazz. Yet within this experimental framework, his guitar playing and songwriting incorporate blues, funk, and rock idioms, making it difficult to categorize his innovative musical forms.

"With more than 70 years of performing behind him, Ulmer, who closes Tigertail Productions' month-long Fire festival this weekend, still has revelations to make through his music."

>> READ MORE << from the Miami New Times article by ArtBurst Miami's Helena Alonso Paisley

Just prior to the concert, at 8:15 pm, the teen winner of Tigertail's spoken word contest, What is American?, will perform their prize-winning poem in the theater lobby. A food truck from Vibe 305 will be serving in the auditorium parking lot beginning at 7:30 pm.

"The missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery on one hand, between P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell on the other." Greg Tate, Village Voice

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