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Jazz Encounters ft. Fabian Almazan’s “We Call This Home”

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – $25

This special edition of Jazz Encounters takes place at the Koubek Center in Miami. In place of the jam session, students from the JECC will perform a piece of original music to follow the performance.

  • Masks are suggested.
  • No ticket refunds.

December’s Jazz Encounter features pianist, composer Fabian Almazan & a presentation of new jazz work accompanied by visuals from visual artist, Andrew Scott.

WDNA Radio and Live Arts Miami co-present a special Jazz Encounters concert with support from South Arts.

Cuban-born and Miami-bred jazz pianist Fabian Almazan returns home to premiere “We Call This Home,” a poignant jazz work based on his research in “sacrifice zones,” or areas that bear the brunt of environmental harm due to pollution, factories and economic disinvestment. Almazan is said to be “one of the great young talents of his generation” by jazz great Terrence Blanchard and has performed alongside esteemed artists such as Gretchen Parlato, Paquito D’Rivera, Christian Scott, Dave Brubeck, David Sanchez, Stefon Harris, Kendrick Scott, and Christian McBride, among others.

This world premiere concert of new music is accompanied by rich visuals created by visual artist Andrew Scott.

The concert is followed by a discussion with Fabian Almazan and students with the Jazz Education Community Coalition, under the direction of Nicole Yarling, perform an original composition, inspired by the connection between environmental justice and arts education. 

Students! Be sure to score one of the limited free student tickets.

Note to WDNA members: for this special concert outside the WDNA Jazz Gallery, we are not offering a member discount. We have kept ticket prices affordable for what will be a memorable evening of original music with an important message.


  • General Admission tickets are for all attendees, including WDNA members.


  • There is a limited number of FREE student tickets for the concert.
  • Tickets are reserved on a first come, first served basis for students who will attend the concert and participate in the jam session.
  • Students must show a valid student ID at the Koubek Center box office their FREE student ticket.
  • There is no open jam session for this concert.


Thank you to our Jazz Encounters Sponsors:

Musician’s Discount Center

Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs

Steinway & Sons Piano


December 9
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $25
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Live Arts Miami


Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd St
Miami, FL 33135 United States

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