Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bonita Blues Festival Announces After Party Jams and Sunday Blues & Bloodys Show

Bonita Blues Festival
Does it ever stop?
Not if they can help it!
Look who else is coming to play,
for us and with us...


After party jam on Friday night 
hosted by
Josh Rowland and 
The Pitbull of Blues Band 
at The Stage

After party jam on Saturday night 
hosted by 
Albert Castiglia 
at The Stage

The Stage
9144 Bonita Beach Rd SE
Bonita Springs, FL 34135   

Sunday Blues and Bloodys
on the patio!  
Music will begin at noon with 
Reba Russell 
followed by the 
Jeff Jensen Band
  
Lansdowne Street
24851 S Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Discount Advance TICKETS now available.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Peterson Brothers Band 1:30pm
Old No. 5's Band 3pm
Ori Naftaly Band 4:30
Chris Cain 7:45-9pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015
RJ Howson 11:30am
Ben Rice Band 1pm
Jeremiah Johnson Band 4:15pm
Southern Hospitality 6pm
Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band 7:45-9pm


 Riverside Park
10450 Reynolds Street, (old 41)
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
bonitablues.com (239)947-0715

The date is set and the tickets are on sale now for the 9th Annual Bonita Blues Festival, to be held on Friday March 6, and Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, FL.!

The Bonita Blues Festival will be a two day event held on Friday, March 6, gates opening at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 7th gates opening at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs.  Both days will feature award winning blues music from around the country and a wide variety of food and other vendors.  Friday will include “happy hour” prices on beer and wine from 1:00p.m.until 5:00 p.m.

National and Regional blues bands set to perform include multiple award winning, Chicago blues icon, Lurrie Bell and his Chicago Blues Band, award winning vocal and guitar master from California, Chris Cain, roots ‘n’ blues “supergroup” Southern Hospitality featuring Damon Fowler, Victor Wainwright and JP Soars, Miami Allstar Blues Guitarist Albert Castiglia, the Jeremiah Johnson Band from St. Louis, Israeli Blues challenge winner Ori Naftaly, the Rusty Wright Band from Michigan, the Old No.5’s from Kansas City, the Ben Rice Band from Oregon, the Peterson Brothers from Austin, TX and 2015 Southwest Florida Blues Society IBC Challenge winner RJ Howson Band.

Proceeds of the Bonita Blues Festival will benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, Music for Minors Foundation, Inc., providing musical instruments to local youth and The Music Therapy Program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Tickets to the festival are just $40 in advance for a weekend pass. Ticket prices at the gate are $25 for Friday, $30 for Saturday and $50 for the weekend.  Buy your weekend passes now and save! For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bonitablues.com

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Blue Front in Lake Worth Presents Ella Herrera and More this Weekend!

Ella Herrera
Solo Acoustic Blues, Rock, 
Pop, Soul Guitar & Vocals
Music to Stir Your Soul

Friday, February 27, 2015 ~ 7:30pm
(and every Friday, same time, 
same place, until further notice)

AND
Don't miss Caribbean Sunday!
Featuring
Dymin & Supa Peter
Lady Dymin
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 6pm
Steel pan, accompanied by vocals and keys
Bringing Trinidad and Belize to Lake Worth's
Octopus' Garden by the Tiki Gods.
(If you've been there, you know what I mean. If not, go, and you will!)

Blue Front BBQ Bar & Grill
1132 north Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460 

Happy Hour: Mon- Fri, Noon-7pm.
Kitchen: Noon-10pm
Bar & Garden: Noon-10pm weekdays, later on weekends.



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It was a bright & sunny afternoon,(...that led to the brighter neon of 33rd & Danny Burger's Showcase for Allen Kanovsky)



Submitted by Al Kanovsky 02/26/15


...puffy white clouds drifted lazily across the blue sky. And there was music to be heard on the Plaza of the Coral Gables Museum of Art. 


The Miami JAZZ Co-op presents a weekly concert on Wednesday from 12:15 to 2Pm. This day it was the UM's Frost School of Music Choral group. 6 singers and a 4 piece rhythm section. The chorale had an equal balance of guys & gals( I am old enough to get away with terms like that). East, west, north & south were represented. Sherrine Master, Danielle Wetz, & Alianna Eikrug  were the distaff members. Elliot Weeks, Dan Montgomery and Lowell Ringel were the men. All under the direction of Karen Kennedy. The program was designed to show-off this talented groups harmonic capability. It did. 

An audience of a little over 100, sat, listened and applauded the music presented. The rhythm section of Tal Cohen, Harlan Pocquette, Bob Bruyer and Kyle Swan did some work on its own as well.  If these young people are representative of the future of music, I look forward to being there to listen. Among the tune titles were "You Are There", Weightless", and "Shade of the Cedar Tree". The harmonies were complex but were accomplished with ease. It is the result of many hard hours at practice. Thank you all for a delightful couple of hours.

The sun sets. Happy hour pricing is in effect. There are not many things aside from live music and live sex that interest me as much as 2for1 or 1/2 price adult beverages. I head for BJB's not only to quaff but to Danny Burger's Showcase which, this week, features Maria Rivas. To say she is a favorite of mine would be understating the case. Maria is the essence of life. The vivacity of her performance belies the terrible disease she has overcome. She is living testament that faith in the Lord and 21st century medicine can provide miracles. I will now step down from the pulpit and get to the nitty-gritty.


Her rhythm section has Danny (the brushmeister) Burger at the kit. The masterful Nicky Orta on electric bass and the one and only two brained pianist, Brian Murphy, working the 88s.  The house is packed. Not a seat to be found except the very end booth. You know, the ones closest to the 'terlets'. Buddy Bill is expected and so I dump the avoirdupois into the vacant booth. Babette, recovering from a fall, is out for the first time in a long time and she is greeted warmly. Will my blessing ever cease? Denise Shuster (dance partner extraorinaire) is in the house. Oh yeah!!!!. From a funky "Funny Valentine" to a salsified "Night In Tunisia". "Route 66" to "Girl From Ipanema". "My Romance", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "Jinjee", "Stardust", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "All the Things You Are" and even an impassioned "Come Together". Wait a sec. How about this Venezuelan JAZZ star doing a little accented Yiddish with "Bei Mir Bis Do Shain". I danced with Denise as long as my legs held out. Maria joined us a couple of times. 


The last note faded into the the half-moon night and off I went with thoughts of a day and night well spent.


Al's Disclaimer:
A short note: The reason I write this is because I love music and words. I do not book acts. I do not promote acts. I do not accept invitations to review artists. I go to venues of my own choice. When and where is not influenced by anything other than who I would like to hear that night or day. If I don't like what I hear, I won't write about it. When I like it I let you all know. I never mention a name without asking permission. "Pardon me, Miss. Would you like to dance?" 
      


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Jeffrey Gaines - Ghaleb - JL Fulks - Mary Jennings Band Together for Survival April 25, 2015

• Jeffrey Gaines • Ghaleb
• JL Fulks • Mary Jennings

Saturday, April 25
3385 NE 188th St,
Aventura, FL 33180


















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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Get Ready to Get Retro w/ the Swingin' Sounds of Toots Lorraine & The Traffic at Arts Garage's GRUNGE & GLAMOUR


Sat. Feb. 28, 7pm 

Grunge and Glamour | Retro Fusion  
Featuring Toots Lorraine & The Traffic

Arts Garage doesn’t just break down cultural barriers …
we break down walls – literally!

While we aspire to take over the world, we start by taking over the space next door.
Be the first to experience the bigger and better Arts Garage this weekend!

Get in the groove early and start bidding on some snazzy auction items!
Silent auction will continue at Grunge & Glamour.

Feast on mouth-watering spreads from Delray’s best. We dig our restaurant sponsors, and you will too!
  

SNEAK PEEK

Jeff Harnar | Cabaret
Sat. 4/4, 8pm

"The most important male cabaret performer since Michael Feinstein"
 The New York Times 

Award-winning New York-based cabaret singer and recording artist, Jeff has an unusually smooth, baritone voice and a fondness for the Broadway musical repertoire. He is known for his critically acclaimed performances throughout top venues in Manhattan.

  

Uncertain Terms
by Allison Gregory
THEATER 


March 6 - 29
Wed-Fri 7:30pm,
Sat & Sun 2pm

Fri, March 6 - Opening night reception with cast



Bria Skonberg
JAZZ | 
Sat. 3/7, 8pm 



Dave Keller
BLUES | 
Sat. 3/14, 8pm


 
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