Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jazz & Blues Florida - Past month performance report and July order deadline announcement

Jazz & Blues Florida
REAL NUMBERS
REAL RESULTS

The JBF Quick as of 6/22/17:
Current total email subscribers: 12,176.
Current total social media contacts*: 14,096.
(193,000 Lifetime LIKES of FB posts - See below!)
Past month News Blog views: 17,028.
Past month main website views: 4,455
(From 51 countries and 45 US states!)
Past month Youtube views: 2,973.
Past month Pinterest views: 3,401.

Attention Artists, Clubs, 
Venues, Festivals, Agents!

Work has begun on the JULY issue of Jazz & Blues Florida and we are currently taking orders. We begin placements immediately on orders placed and paid for, so if we took your order for JULY today, you would receive the balance of JUNE exposure at no additional cost.

Package prices start at $120 per month, and every package includes full platform placements of: 1) Display ad in monthly magazine, 2) Banner ads, 3) News Blog posting with social media distribution, 4) Email blast, and 5) Premium listing. CLICK HERE for rate sheet.
  • Email me directly, Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com, to place an order.
  • The order deadline for the JULY 2017 issue is 6/24/17.
  • We are currently looking for Cover Features ($250) for SEPTEMBER and all of 2018. JULY, AUGUST, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER and DECEMBER are taken. Spotlight features ($50) are available every month. Please note a promotion package must be purchased in conjunction with all features.
Why a feature? Here is what Buddy Blue had to say that answers that:
“I’m the person on the cover for October (2015). It is October 6th today, meaning the magazine came out 6 days ago. My website monitors traffic, and I just checked that the traffic has increased 23% on a monthly average. That’s 6 days only. I can only imagine by the end of October. Furthermore, on this 6th day, I have so far received 2 calls for gigs, which will more than pay for what it cost me to advertise myself and my band. There is no “conspiracy” here. There’s no low-balling theft going on. There’s no trickery. This is business. Marketing and advertising at its best is what this is." 
Best!
Charlie

Jazz & Blues Florida
(561) 313-7432

Did you know that as Florida’s promotion platform for live jazz & blues:
-We have the most comprehensive festival page for Florida jazz & blues: www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Festivals 
-We have daily-updated listings of Florida jazz & blues shows: www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/MusicListings.htm  
- We have the most comprehensive and active news blog for Florida jazz & blues news: www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Blog
-We have the most complete and current listing of Florida jazz and blues resources: www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/links

*Social media contacts
FB personal; Friends: 5,000, Followers: 2,294
FB business: 3,477 (past month post reach of 9,102)
LinkedIn: 2,443
Twitter: 535
Youtube: 347
TOTAL  14,096


Florida 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Regional Competition Announced by Suncoast Blues Society

*Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competitions are held in 2017 to determine who will compete in the 34rd International Blues Challenge (IBC 2018) that will be held Jan 16-20, 2018 in downtown Memphis, TN. 



Florida 2017 
International Blues Challenge (IBC) 
Regional Competition Schedule

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"Regional IBC Playoffs/Road to Memphis"
TBA

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"Band Challenge"
TBA

First Coast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"Jacksonville IBC Competition"
TBA

North Central Florida Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Location: Dirty Bar: 2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352)373-1141
Information: blueschallenge@ncfblues.org

Orange Blossom Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"2016 Central Florida Blues Challenge"
TBA

South Florida Blues Society 
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"The Road to Memphis Blues Challenge"
Sunday, August 21, 2016
TBA

Southwest Florida Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
TBA

Suncoast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
Solo/duo Competition & Band Competition:
Band Competition:
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Ace's Lounge
4343 Palma Sola Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34210

Solo/Duo Competition
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Ace's Lounge
4343 Palma Sola Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34210  

Note: If they do not receive enough entrants in the Solo/Duo category to warrant a separate event, the Solo/Duo event will be combined with the Band event on July 29 at Ace's.

Volusia County Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Location: Bank & Blues: 701 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
More details TBA

To submit updated or additional information to update this blog please email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com.

Information on the 2016 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2017 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2016/04/floridas-2016-international-blues.html

Information on the 2015 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2016 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-international-blues-challenge.html

More information on the IBC can be found on the Blues Foundation's website at: http://blues.org/international-blues-challenge

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sunshine Jazz Presents "Bluuz Mama" Juanita Dixon Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Miami Florida

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents
Blues, Jazz and R&B by the
Juanita Dixon Quartet!
Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Sunshine Jazz Organization is happy to present “Bluuz Mama”, Ms. Juanita Dixon, as June’s featured artist at the monthly Sunshine Jazz Concert Series presented at Miami Shores Country Club. Juanita Dixon continues to reign as one of the most established and beloved Blues, Jazz and R&B singers in the southeast. She is known for her larger-than-life stage presence and a vocal style that recalls early legends Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.

Juanita Dixon is a native of Nassau, Bahamas. She originally moved to South Florida to study with the late Cannonball Adderley and, once established, her career soared. Her stage presence and infectious energy makes each and every performance memorable. No stranger to working with great bands and legendary musicians, Dixon’s career encounters include Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Sam & Dave and Dr. Lonnie Smith, to name just a few. Juanita Dixon’s band will feature Jim Gasior at the piano, Bob Grabowski on upright bass, and Rodolfo Zuniga on drums. They will take the stage from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm in the Music Lounge.

Join us for an evening of Rhythm, Jazz and Soul! Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. Admission is $20/SJO Members $15. Become an SJO member at the door and admission is FREE! MSCC features a retro lounge overlooking the links with cash bar, a full menu and free parking. Reserve your seats at SunJazzOrg@aol.com, (954)554-1800; (305)693-2594. Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors for helping us keep Jazz alive & thriving in South Florida for more than 30 years!


Save the Dates!
July 23, 2017
The 8th Annual South Florida Jazz 
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Sept 30, 2017
The Sunshine Jazz Organization’s 31st 
Anniversary Celebration!

SJO programming is presented with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
SJO EVENTS ARE ADA COMPLIANT

Sunshine Jazz Organization
Celebrating Our 30th Season!
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800
www.sunshinejazz.org
  
Promoting America's Precious Art form in South Florida Since 1986
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*We have the most comprehensive festival page for Florida jazz & blues at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Festivals ?
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Norman Jackson Band to Play High Dive in Gainesville on Debut Florida Tour

SWINGIN', BUMPIN',
GOOD TIMIN' BLUES!


The Norman Jackson Band, 3rd Place finishers at the 2016 International Blues Challenge, will be making their first trip to Gainesville to play at the High Dive, courtesy of the North Central Florida Blues Society.

The band is led by Norman Jackson, who was born in Canton, Ohio, but raised in Detroit and the south side of Chicago. They are a truly original and unique act that promises to not just play the finest and most genuine Blues you’ll ever hear but also transcend what a “band” does by thoroughly entertaining the audience. Norman’s true and entertaining storytelling is paired by his young apprentice and high-flying saxophonist Rick Shortt’s energy and showmanship.



Norman has sung with the Chil-Lites, George Clinton, and many famous blues, gospel and soul acts. Norman has lived the blues and says, “By the time I’m done singing about me, you’ll leave here feeling good!” Years of struggle with addiction and life’s challenges penned his long and winding journey. The band promises to make you "Get Your Happy On" with their virtuoso musicianship and smile-inducing showmanship.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Doors 6pm. Show 7-10:30PM
at
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
MAP
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949
TICKETS
Admission is $15 for General Admission, 
$8 for NCFBS members, and $5 for Students w/ID.
Membership available at door.
NO SMOKING INSIDE


Society/Membership Information at: 

North Central Florida Blues Society also presents:
Acoustic Blues Open Mic every last Thursday
at Satchel's Pizza, 6-9pm. No cover charge!
AND
Open electric blues jam every third 
Sunday at Dirty Bar, 7-10pm
(Except on Special Events Days!)

North Central Florida Blues Society
TWELVE YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2017
Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band

2016
Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug McCleod
Matt Schofield

2015
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

2014
Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

2013
Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

2012
Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

2011
Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

2010
Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

2009
Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

2008
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit
Nighthawks

2007
Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

2006
Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

2005
Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets


The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. See website for more information.   




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*We have the most comprehensive festival page for Florida jazz & blues at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Festivals ?
*We have the most complete and current listing of Florida jazz and blues links at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/links ?
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Amit Peled Return Engagement in Coral Gables Concert Series Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amit Peled
Community Arts Program Summer Concert Series 

Israeli cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today, and he charmed the CAP Summer Concert Series audience two years ago. Back by popular demand, Amit Peled performs with pianist Noreen Polera in a program that features the Cello Sonatas of Johannes Brahms, almost indisputably the most important cello sonatas from the second half of the nineteenth century. Amit will perform on Pablo Casals’ exact cello, a Goffriller ca. 1733, personally handed to him by Casals’ widow. This promises to be an incomparable evening of music.

"A warm glowing tone… seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach.”  The New York Times

Other concerts include: July 6 - Tony DeSare / July 20 - Chris Thomas King / August 3 - Tony Monaco Trio / August 17 - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Tickets are $35-$50 in advance at 305.448.7421, ext. 153 


Summer Concert Series Ticket Prices & Order Information
Early Ordering Recommended; Concerts Sell Out Quickly!

General Admission Ticket:  $35 advance, $40 at the door (based on availability).  
Individual Patron Ticket: $50 advance; $55 at the door (based on availability). Individual Patron ticket includes reserved, general seating within rows 1 through 9 and pre-concert receptions: a wine and non-alcohol beverage bar and light hors d’oeuvres.
Patron Mini-Series: $190 (Your choice of FOUR concertsChoose four concerts. Patron Mini-Series includes reserved, general seating within rows 1 through 9 and pre-concert receptions: a wine and non-alcohol beverage bar and light hors d’oeuvres.
 
Order Information
 
Order tickets by calling (305) 448-7421, ext. 153VISA and MasterCard are accepted. For instant processing and confirmation anytime: order tickets quickly, safely, and convenientlyonline at www.CommunityArtsProgram.orgAll concerts are Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Free and convenient parking is available. 

One can also inquire about Young Musicians’ Summer Master Classesto be given by the following artists on the Friday morning (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) following their concert: Amit Peled, Chris Thomas King, Tony Monaco, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). 

Directions
 
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 3010 De Soto Boulevard (directly across from the Biltmore Hotel and five miles from Miami International Airport) in Coral Gables.  MAP

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Friday, June 16, 2017

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin Featuring Cece Teneal in Port Charlotte June 29

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin -
Plus Blues, Plus Soul Hits, Plus Originals


Thursday, June 29, 2017 ~ 6pm Doors, 7pm Show
Porky's Road House
4300 Kings Highway
Port Charlotte , FL 33980
Info: (941)404-8394 or (941)932-6269

MILL JENN Entertainment and Real People Real Music presents A Tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring CeCe Teneal.  This show will walk you through Aretha's roots. Highlighting her Gospel infused Blues background that lead to her being crowned The Queen of Soul.  Cece Teneal is one of the southeast regions best vocalist and too had her start in the church which lead to her long residency as house entertainer for BB King's in Orlando.  Aretha Franklin was her idol and she is ready to bless Port Charlotte and Porky's Roadhouse with the hits of Aretha Franklin, some down home Blues, and originals off of her debut album, Train from Osteen!!!!!!

Lead Vocalist

Xavier O'Connor...Atlanta, GA 
Artist and keys player for Glady's Knight 
and Beth Spangler

Derrick Cummings...Atlanta, GA 
Artist and former guitar player for Patti Labelle
and Brian Mcknight

Ryan Copeland...St. Petersburg, FL 
Artist and bass player

John Walker...Sarasota, FL 
Drummer for Ari & The Alibis

GA $10 in Advance / $15 at the Door 
(Seats are first come first serve)
or
VIP $50 (Includes premium seating, dinner, 
and specified drink open bar)


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bradenton Blues Festival - End Your Festival Year on a Big Blues Note!


BRADENTON BLUES FEST - 
Real-Deal Blues!

December 1-3, 2017
Riverwalk Amphitheater
452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
MAP
(941) 621-6471
Bradenton is located on the west coast of Florida, 
just 8 miles east of the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island 
and Longboat Key, 10 miles north of the Sarasota-Bradenton 
International Airport, 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport, 
115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.


The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, with a free “Blues Appetizer” Concert, brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc.. The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to amazing music, our award-winning annual festival features local craft beer, delicious specialty food vendors, and more. The festivities continue with blues after-parties all evening long. The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The Blues Brunch is presented by Urology Partners. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!

FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 2017
FREE "Blues Appetizer" 
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones  6–7:15pm
TC Carr & Bolts of Blue  7:45–9pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 2, 2017
Sean Chambers  11am–12pm
Vanessa Collier  12:15–1:15pm
Nick Moss Band  1:30–2:30pm
Chubby Carrier & The 
Bayou Swamp Band 2:45–3:45pm
Sugar Blue  4–5pm
Curtis Salgado  5:15–6:30pm
Curtis Salgado, a headliner this year, 
won three Blues Music Awards on May 11! 
Curtis Salgado Blues Music Awards 2017
•  Best Song: Walk A Mile In My Blues 
•  Best Soul Blues Album: The Beautiful Lowdown
•  Best Soul Blues Male Artist
Joe Louis Walker  6:45–8pm
Brody Buster 
Between Sets All Day

SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2017
BLUES BRUNCH
Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk.
101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34205
Damon Fowler & Matt Walker  11am–1pm

What to Do & Where to Stay 
in the Bradenton Area

The Bradenton Blues Festival is produced by REALIZE BRADENTON, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. The proceeds from the Bradenton Blues Festival support Realize Bradenton’s youth, art, and music programs that are free to the community, including our Blues in the Schools program.

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*We have the most comprehensive festival page for Florida jazz & blues at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Festivals ?
*We have the most complete and current listing of Florida jazz and blues links at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/links ?
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