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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

Summer Cabaret Concert Featuring Ariel Pocock at the Deering Estate at Cutler


The Deering Estate at Cutler's Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The final concert on Saturday, August 31st will feature Jazz Pianist, Composer and Vocalist, Ariel Pocock. The concert begins at 8 pm and the main gate opens at 7 pm. It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.

Tickets are $20. Limited seating is available. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

About the artist: Ariel Pocock
At 20, Ariel Pocock has already earned national and international recognition for her music. Recognized by Downbeat Magazine, Ariel won both the jazz piano and jazz voice divisions for her age group. During the 2009 Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival at Lincoln Center, Ariel received the award for Outstanding Solo Pianist as well as the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation's top award. Other achievements include winning first place in the 2010 Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Competition, earning Outstanding Piano Soloist at the 2008 Lionel Hampton International Festival, and opening for Sheryl Crow at the Seattle Opera House. Notable performances include Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Lincoln Center, in Kobe, Japan, and as a part of Cedar Rapid's Music Under The Stars series. She has also appeared as a headline act in the Elkhart Jazz Festival and the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Ariel currently studies with notable jazz pianists Shelly Berg and Martin Bejerano on full scholarship at University of Miami's Frost School of Music, and performs and teaches year-round. The Seattle Times has called her a "brilliant vocalist", a "star in the making", and a jazz pianist with "a true facility."

Ariel's debut recording, "Touchstone", was released this May through Artistshare. She is backed by jazz legends Larry Grenadier, bass, who has recorded extensively with Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, and Chick Corea, and drummer Eric Harland, known for his work with McCoy Tyner, Joshua Redman, and jazz supergroup James Farm. Brilliant young guitarist Julian Lage is also featured on several duets. The project is produced by Grammy-nominated Matt Pierson, who has worked with everyone from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, and Kirk Whalum to Willie Nelson and k.d. lang.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October - May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.