The 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens was a star-studded lineup at Sun Life Stadium. I went to day two, and despite the rain showers, spirits were high with 46,000 people attending the outdoor event. Music lovers from all over the country joyously celebrated the day with big names like Usher, Baby Face, Kool and the Gang, Janelle Monae, as well as local artists. The fastest growing Jazz and R&B festival in the nation, it’s one big party.
We attended with friends of Usher and got to enjoy the concert backstage and up close. Let me tell you, these artists put on a stupendous show and work hard for the money. The highlight of the evening was meeting Usher post show – he was a true gentleman, very friendly and humble. His wife and manager, Grace Miguel, treated us like rock stars.