Jazz In The Gardens Performing Artist Trey Songz, an artist with a conscience and purpose


First Trey Songz is an acclaimed R&B artist, with five successful albums, and even a budding acting career, but the 28 year old singing star also believes it’s important to use his platform to be engaged with politics and the community.

He’s held voter registration drives in Texas and helped get-out-the-vote in his home state of Virginia. And he continued that work at Essence Fest, where he performed to a huge crowd Saturday night, then joined Rev. Sharpton on PoliticsNation Sunday to discuss his activist work.

“Coming from where I come from, and so many of us come from, and having the opportunities I’ve been given I think it’s my duty to share that with the people that listen to my music,” he said. “To give them the insight that I have on the world and to give them hope that this is not all that life is. Whatever you’re surrounded by doesn’t have to be your only escape.”

He believes he’s a “living testament” to the possibility of success.

Read more at MSNBC.com


About Jazz In The Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered. Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.
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