Staff Report

MIAMI – South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents Allan Harris as part of the Cabaret Series on Friday, January 27 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on day of show. SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. For more information or tickets, call 786-573- 5300 or visit

Harris is a Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist, guitarist, bandleader and composer. Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, Harris has reined supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. He has been aptly described by The Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King’ Cole.

The evidence of his moving and artistry can be heard on his ten recordings and critically- acclaimed concerts around the world. His appearances range from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics and a number of prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia.

He has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist,” which he won three times, as well as the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz” and the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award.”

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.