Pop-Up Piano Miami and The Related Group’s 3-day concert series wrapped last Saturday evening, as a trendy crowd rocked out to performances by Rami Jaffee (of the Foo Fighters), Jessy Greene (who has performed with Pink and the Foo Fighters), Dave Krusen (former drummer for Pearl Jam), Jason Abraham Roberts (guitarist for Norah Jones), Jonny Kaplan (singer of Jonny Kaplan and The Lazy Stars), and Jokin Salaverria (bassist of Jonny Kaplan and The Lazy Stars). Setting the energetic tone for the night was Miami-based singer-songwriter Cris Cab, who opened up the Celebrity Jam Session.
The pianos on display this year were particularly special, as one was donated by the grandson of holocaust survivors, who had the piano in his family for decades. After his parents both passed away, he donated the beloved instrument to Pop Up Piano Miami.
The free concert series was held at The Related Group’s SLS Brickell, Hyde Midtown and Paraiso Bay sites, all designed by Arquitectonica. The collaboration with Pop-Up Piano Miami is part of Related’s longstanding commitment to the arts.
Paraiso Bay, their luxury waterfront condo which just launched this summer, will include a public sculpture park on the five-acre site, in line with Related’s mission to incorporate art throughout their projects. Sales for Paraiso Bay have been strong, where a unit was even sold at Thursday night’s concert, and reportedly musician Cris Cab’s mother was looking into purchasing one as well.