Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band Announce Miami Beach Hanukkah Show

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We've gone all verklempt.

What a treat! Woody Allen, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, will be visiting Miami Beach on the first day of Hanukkah.

To think, of all the cities in the world, Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band chose ours to kick off the Festival of Lights with a special, intimate show at The Fillmore Miami Beach on December 20.

The bespectacled, 75-year old filmmaker is an incredibly gifted clarinetist, and has performed regularly around Manhattan since the 1960s. He even went on a European tour in 1996, which was documented in the film Wild Man Blues.

As a child, young Allen Stewart Konigsberg admired jazz great Woody Herman, one of the finest clarinetists and big band leaders of the 20th century. As a tribute to his musical idol, Konigsberg adopted the stage name of Woody Allen.

Something Allen didn't adopt: Ex-lover Mia Farrow's daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. And thankfully so ... He ended up marrying her in 1997.

Though Allen's only released two musical albums, The Bunk Project and Wild Man Blues, he's remained active in the New York City jazz scene. He and the New Orleans Jazz Band regularly headline Monday nights at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan. And for years, music snobs and film buffs have willfully dropped $125 at the door for an evening of Woody Allen jazz music.

When he rolls through Miami, fans won't have to forfeit a car payment. Tickets start as low as $35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, September 23.

Wood Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band. Tuesday, December 20. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets go on sale for $35 to $125 plus fees at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 23 via livenation.com. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com.

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