SOURCE: City of Miami Gardens

February 10, 2010 16:58 ET

"Uptown Escape" Co-Hosts the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic

The Widely Popular Music Festival Teams Up With PTEG & Uptown Magazine to Host Golf Classic

MIAMI GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) -  The City of Miami Gardens, Florida will kick off its 5th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival with the Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic co-hosted by "Uptown Escape" on March 19th. The Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic has developed a solid reputation boasting celebrity golfers such as Julius "Dr J" Erving, Alonzo Mourning, Edgerrin James, Nat Moore, Tim Hardaway, The Ojay's and a host of others. 

"The Golf Tournament has grown into one of the hot tickets associated with the festival. Our corporate sponsors and guests come out and spend a wonderful day of golf with athletes and celebrities they admire," says Jazz in the Gardens Event Producer Leon Saunders.

This year, the City of Miami Gardens is joined by "Uptown Escape" in presenting the annual Golf Classic, a move which is sure to complement an already star studded affair. Uptown Magazine and Peter Thomas Entertainment, producers of the Uptown Escape, are recognized as proponents of the upscale lifestyle and their inclusion will certainly add flavor to the entire weekend. In addition to a first-class golf excursion, guests are simultaneously welcomed to enjoy a premium networking experience.

This year's tournament will be held at the Soffer Golf Course at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. Over $45 million was devoted to the two on-property golf courses that are more beautiful and more enjoyable to play than ever before. World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd completely redesigned both championship courses from tee to green and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Turnberry Isle is one of the nation's most critically acclaimed golf courses claiming notable members such as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.

Jazz in the Gardens, a two-day weekend festival is now in its fifth year and has grown to be one of the top cultural events in America. The jazz festival delivers a diverse mix of music genres that range from jazz, R&B, Caribbean and African sounds. Having something to offer all music aficionados at an affordable price, the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens shattered expected ticket sales, enjoying an attendance of almost 40,000, which was more than double the sales of the 2008 festival. In 2009, the Jazz in the Gardens crowd enjoyed the hip-hop flavor of Common, the beautiful neo-soul melodies of Erykah Badu, the smooth R&B of Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds and the crowd-stopping soul of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, among other a-list artists.

For more information on the highly-anticipated 5th Annual "Jazz in the Gardens" Hosted by Tom Joyner, go to or contact the City of Miami Gardens at 1-877-640-5299. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at (305) 576 3790 or Axiom Blue Corp at (212) 380-8042.

The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003, as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. At a population of approximately 10,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the State of Florida and boasts many Caribbean residents. In 2007, the City hosted the 41st annual Super Bowl. The City recently hosted the 2009 college BCS championship game and in February 2010, will host the 44th Super Bowl.

For general information visit or call the event hotline at: 305-622-8043. For vendor and sponsor opportunities, contact Vendor Express at 954-275-3092.

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