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“UPTOWN Escape” to Co-Host the 5th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Invitational

MIAMI, FL (March 1, 2010) – As the City of Miami Gardens, FL prepares to kick off its 5th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, “UPTOWN Escape” will serve as co-host to the Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Invitational on Friday, March 19th at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, FL. With a solid reputation of attracting celebrity golfers, this year’s Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic will be hosted by NBA legend Julius “Dr J” Erving and a plethora of NBA and NFL athletes.

“The Golf Tournament has grown into one of the hottest tickets associated with the festival. Our corporate sponsors and guests come out and spend a wonderful day of golf with athletes and celebrities they admire,” says Jazz in the Gardens Event Producer Leon Saunders.

UPTOWN Magazine and the Peter Thomas Entertainment Group (PTEG), producers of “Uptown Escape, 2010: An Upscale Getaway,” co-hosting the Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Invitational is the perfect union. Regarded as a luxury, living, and lifestyle, media outlet, UPTOWN Magazine is a proponent for indulging its readers with a passport to luxury from social to travel to fine dining and the arts.

Peter Thomas is the brainchild of the infamous “How Can I Be Down” music conference that brought music, entertainment, and athletes to South Beach. From owning Club Manhattan, 5th Street Nightclub, Savannah’s Restaurant (which he sold to China Grill and is now Tuscan Steakhouse), and Barcode Restaurant and Lounge all between 1986 and 2005, Peter Thomas is synonymous to South Beach in the same way that Ocean Drive is. Together, UPTOWN Magazine & the PTEG co-hosting the Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Invitational adds an illustrious flair to an already unparallel experience.


A five-day long luxury retreat where social networking marries entertainment to create an unforgettable union of nightlife, music, business innovation, and cultural experience, UPTOWN Escape, 2010: Escape from the Norm, Retreat to the Extraordinary brings an unparallel experience to the socially elite. Hosted by actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe with a bevy of celebrity guests to include Nia Long, Supermodel Cynthia Bailey, and a host of others, South Beach will serve as the backdrop and the Gansevoort South Beach hotel as host. The weekend of events includes an opening reception on March 18th at Philippe Chow; the Celebrity Golf Invitational on March 19th hosted by NBA legend Julius “Dr J” Erving and a plethora of pro athletes; Spa Day and UPTOWN Escape Girl’s Day Out on Saturday, March 20th, and a star-studded Salute to Excellence Dinner later that evening honoring Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, actress Nia Long, music executive Steve Rifkind of SRC Records, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, and Will Packer and Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films and producers of the blockbuster movie Obsessed starring Beyonce and Idris Elba. Registration to UPTOWN Escape can be purchased online at

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