The 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic | March 19th, 2010

“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) –  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.

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

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.

City of Miami Gardens