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Earl Scruggs

In Miami Beach, Bela Fleck finds 'a dream'

In Miami Beach, Bela Fleck finds 'a dream'

When the GroundUP Music Festival debuted last year at the North Beach Bandshell, it created a scene that defied easy description, a synchronicity of sound by a vanguard of intrepid jazz and world-music experimenters and an intimate oceanfront setting of memorable beauty.

Organized by young Grammy-winning jazzniks Snarky Puppy, the three-day, all-ages event drew from a broad demographic of South Florida culture, united by an appreciation for musical risk-taking. The festival created a buzz not only among local fans and performers but across the jazz and indie-music communities at large.

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