MICHAEL BAISDEN, NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO PERSONALITY, SIGNS ON AS
HOST OF THE 8TH ANNUAL JAZZ IN THE GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Experience #JIG8 on March 16 and 17, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – November 13, 2012 – Miami Gardens’ 8th annual two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium is proud to announce as the festival host, nationally syndicated radio personality, Michael Baisden.
Michael Baisden is undeniably one of the most influential and engaging personalities in radio history. His meteoric rise to No. 1 is redefining radio with the numbers to back it up. The show is nationally syndicated and is heard in over 78 markets nationwide with over eight million loyal listeners daily. His career began when he took a leap of faith to leave his job driving trains in Chicago to self-publish his book and began touring the country selling books out of the trunk of his car. Baisden, who now has four best-selling books to his credit, has hosted two national television shows, and has recently produced three feature films.
“I’m excited to be hosting the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival. I had the pleasure of hosting the 2011 festival and it was an awesome experience. Each year the event gets bigger and better”, stated Michael Baisden. “I’m looking forward to inviting my listeners from around the country and the world to join me for two days of food, fun, and incredible music. My goal is to make this the most successful Jazz in the Gardens Festival ever!
Jazz in the Gardens success is attributed to the list of legends that grace the stage each year along with its incredible food, affordable tickets and Miami Gardens’ amazing March weather. For the past seven years, the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth and has consistently delivered increases in attendance. Nearly 50,000 music lovers from the Caribbean, United States and all over Florida attended the 2012 festival. Tickets to the 2013 festival go on sale November 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at http://www.jazzinthegardens.com, the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, http://www.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster locations. “Baisden is of the premiere radio personalities in the U.S. and a connoisseur of good music and great entertainment. It’s always good to have someone with his reputation, credibility, popularity and love for a really good show on our team,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert.
The 2012 “Jazz in the Gardens” featured performances from legendary artists including May J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry. Previous years have included celebrated artists such as Erykah Badu, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Anthony Hamilton, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, Lalah Hathaway, Branford Marsalis and Roy Ayers.