Concert on the Fairway scheduled for Nov. 17

Community Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Town of Miami Lakes will host its 10th annual Concert on the Fairway at the Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive. The free concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, and will featured the renowned talents of The Debbie Orta Jazz Quintet and Paulette Dozier.

Concert-goers are reminded to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, friends and family for an evening of relaxing music under the stars.

Debbie Orta sings the great jazz standards with passion and emotion that comes from a lifelong love of great lyrics and melodies. Born in New York and raised in Miami, Orta discovered her voice at age 8. Her professional life started with a record contract and a Southeast U.S. tour with her band, Catalyst.

The Debbie Orta Jazz Group was formed in 2007 and has received accolades from musicians and fans alike. In 2010, Orta became a founder of the Miami Jazz Cooperative, a nonprofit organization promoting jazz performance and jazz education in South Florida.

Paulette Dozier’s work has received acclaim for her international record releases and live performances from New York to Miami and Italy. As a child, Dozier starting singing in the church choir in Florida, and later New York. A natural onstage, Dozier continued to develop a unique voice that echoed Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as well as a magnetic stage presence.

A touring dance contract brought her to live in Venezuela where she struck up a relationship with Venezuelan record labels. She later toured Italy as a vocalist and back in the U.S., Dozier has since added her own American solo albums with the PF&E label. Dozier currently uses her talents for a successful career in commercial modeling, acting, voice-over, and coaching.

For more information about the Concert on the Fairway, contact Special Events and Committees coordinator Clarisell De Cardenas at 305-364-6100, or by e-mail at