Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tampa's Jazz History to be Celebrated in Honor of Ernie Calhoun April 2, 2017

Soulful Tenor:
90 Candles for 
Ernie Calhoun!

Sunday, April 2, 2017 ~ 3:00 PM

Saxophonist ERNIE CALHOUN, who has played for generations of listeners in the Tampa Bay area, will be celebrated at a tribute concert and film premiere in the Mainstage Theatre at HCC/Ybor City, on Sunday, April 2, at 3pm. Coming a few weeks before Calhoun’s 90thbirthday, the event is presented by the Tampa Jazz Club and the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, as part of HCC’s Visual & Performing Arts Series. And in keeping with Ernie’s history as mentor to younger players, a portion of the proceeds will benefit each organization’s annual Jazz Scholarship.

Leading off the afternoon will be a new documentary film from
Bay Area journalist Arielle Stevenson, featuring Ernie Calhoun
telling his own story. The concert that follows puts the emphasis
on the saxophone (Jeremy CarterValerie GillespieHenry 
AshwoodRodney Rojas, and Kendric McCallister) along
with veteran players who have often shared the stage with
Ernie – pianist Kevin Wilder, guitarist Vincent Sims, bassist
Kenny Walker, and drummer Ron Gregg. In addition, there
will be a special appearance by Tampa legends Kitty Daniels
and Majid Shabazz, who with Ernie Calhoun have helped
shape the Tampa music scene for decades.

Tampa’s fabled Central Avenue, the heart of the city’s African-American community, was home to Ernie Calhoun from age 13, in 1938. He went on the road with singer Percy Mayfield (who heard him practicing through his bedroom window) at 18, and worked closely with the young Ray Charles, then living in Tampa. After years on the road, he formed Ernie Cal & The Soul Brothers, the highly popular group who performed with the biggest names in jazz as they came through town. That band eventually became Al Downing & the All-Stars, always featuring Ernie’s big, soulful sound on the tenor.

The documentary that begins the concert showcases Ernie Calhoun’s musical career, as well as his life off-stage. After seeing intense front-line action in Korea, he returned to the Jim Crow south, attended Morehouse College, and became active in the civil rights movement. He would go on to a career as a leader in community service organizations in Tampa, leading outreach efforts to help minority youth, and later senior citizens. He helped the lives of thousands through his day job, all the while making great music until his retirement from playing, just a few years ago. The film is by Arielle Stevenson, from an oral history project prepared by David Brown and Stan Wilkins, with Bob Seymour.

PRESENTED BY:
Tampa Jazz Club
The Al Downing Jazz Association
HCC Visual and Performing Arts Series

Tickets also available at the door
(cash or check only) or
online at: tampajazzclub.com

AND

Sunday, April 30, 2017 ~ 3:00 PM

Laila Biali Trio

Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila's music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for "2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz. Live in Concert was in rotation at 73 radio stations in North America. Laila is also a member of the all female New York based neo-Classical crossover quartet Rose & the Nightingale whose members tour with Grammy award-winner Esperanza Spalding. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She currently splits her time between New York City and Toronto.
Laila Biali – vocals, piano
Matt Aronoff – bass
Ben Wittman – drums

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PRESENTED BY:
Tampa Jazz Club
HCC Visual and Performing Arts Series

at

Mainstage Theatre
Performing Arts Center - HCC Ybor
1304 E 11th  Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
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$15 Club Members, $15 in advance.
$20 day of show (nonmembers)
$10 Students with ID

HCC Events Complimentary
to HCC Students (HCC
Events Only)

Complimentary for Children
10 and under

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Miami Jazz Co-op Presents Special Concert at Pinecrest Gardens in Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

CELEBRATE ELLA!
w/ The
Miami Jazz 


 The Miami Jazz Cooperative Presents a world-class celebration 
of the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Song, 
w/ featured vocalists Brenda Alford, Alice Day, Lisanne Lyons
Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling, backed by an All Star 
Ensemble of South Florida's finest jazz musicians.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
Lecture: 7:15pm
Concert: 8pm
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
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pinecrestgardens.org (305)669-6990

Online TICKETS or
call (877)318-0068

   

Rent Parties
Continue to Pay the Rent!
Every Monday, 8pm. $10 Door Donation. 
Free for MJC members and students with ID.

April 3: MIKE GERBER and GARY KELLER

APRIL 10: JEAN CAZE

APRIL 17: JOE DAVIDIAN TRIO

APRIL 24: MIKE LEVINE 
CD Release Party

MAY 1: RUSS SPIEGEL QUARTET

MAY 8: DAN MONTGOMERY QUINTET

MAY 15: UNORTHODOX DUO 
(Jamie Ousley & SAMM)

MAY 22: PIANO SUMMIT

MAY 29: Closed for Memorial Day 


Open Stage Club
2325 Galiano Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134




Open Stage Club is one block north of Miracle Mile and one block west of Douglas Road (37 Avenue). Open Stage Club is located on the street level of a municipal parking garage with plenty of convenient parking (garage entrance around the corner on Aragon Avenue). There is metered parking available on the street. Our advice is to park in the garage so you don't have to worry about the meter.

The MJC Rent Parties are presented with
the support of the City of Coral Gables.

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Blue Tavern in Tallahassee - Its all about real music, made by real people, in a real place.

Malcolm Holcombe, Frank Lindamood 
Beth McKee highlight April's
29 LIVE performances!

Q. What's better than a roomful of people?
A. A roomful of people and live music!

Blue Tavern
1206 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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(850)212-5204 

Blue Tavern is Tallahassee's comfortable place to come hang out and talk, enjoy music, or simply have a quiet drink in between the hurly burly of everyday life. Free admission, unless otherwise noted. All events are non-smoking / all-ages. Outside food is welcome in the Tavern. Drinks must be purchased at Blue Tavern. 

OPERATING HOURS
The bar is open from 3 pm to midnight Monday-Thursday
 and 3 pm to 1 am Friday & Saturday. 
Sunday is our day of rest. 

MARCH
28: Happy Hour with Grant Peeples, 6pm 
& Roda Vibe / Brazilian Music with Roee, 8pm
29: Happy Hour with Kalen Mercer, 6pm
30: Happy Hour with Fried Turkeys, 6pm
31: Nikki Talley, 8pm, $10 cover

APRIL
3: Lost Mondays / Belmont & Jones – Blues, 8pm
4: Happy Hour with Bob Dogan / Jazz Piano, 6pm
4: Roda Vibe / Brazilian Choro Music with Roee, 8pm
5: Happy Hour with Kelly Goddard, 6pm
5: The Lark & The Loon / Americana, $5, 8pm
6: Happy Hour with Joe Dinkel / Folk, 6pm
7: Landon Gay / Songster, $5, 8pm
8: John Emil / Blues Guitar, $5, 8pm
10: Lost Mondays / Belmont & Jones – Blues, 8pm
11: Happy Hour with Bob Dogan / Jazz Piano, 6pm
& Roda Vibe / Brazilian Choro Music with Roee, 8pm
12: Happy Hour with Daniel Tenbusch / Jazz Piano, 6pm
13: Happy Hour with Joe Dinkel / Folk, 6pm
14: Velma Frye / Piano & Ukelele Songs, 6pm
15: Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield / Folk, $10, 8pm
17: Lost Mondays / Belmont & Jones – Blues, 8pm
18: Happy Hour with Bob Dogan / Jazz Piano, 6pm
& Roda Vibe / Brazilian Choro Music with Roee, 8pm
19: Malcolm Holcombe / Frank Lindamood, $10, 8pm
20: Happy Hour with Joe Dinkel / Folk, 6pm
21: Mary Cox & Tim Gardner / Banjo & Fiddle, $10, 8pm
24: Lost Mondays / Belmont & Jones – Blues, 8pm
25: Happy Hour with Bob Dogan / Jazz Piano, 6pm
& Roda Vibe / Brazilian Choro Music with Roee, 8pm
26: Happy Hour with Flaming Dandelions / Folk, 6pm
& Literary Night: Poetry Reading, 8pm
27: Happy Hour with Joe Dinkel / Folk, 6pm
28: Swamp Sistas / Beth McKee & Rebekah Pulley, $10, 8pm
29: Beth McKee / Piano & Soul Songs, $5, 8pm 

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Bayside Grill in Key Largo Bringing Laura Rain & Harper to Key Largo in April

The Bayside Grille...
...Cooking Up Bayside Blues!
 

Time for your escape to beach side 
blues and the best sunsets in the keys?


April 1, 2017
Laura Rain &
The Caesars

April 29, 2017
Harper & 
Midwest Kind

Dinner Seating Starts at 5pm
Call (305)451-3380 for Reservations
Shows at 7pm.

Bayside Grille
99530 Overseas Highway
Key LargoFL 33037
keylargo-baysidegrill.com  (305)451-3380
Entertainment Monday-Saturday

Whether you're looking for the freshest seafood in
Key Largo, a restaurant with that special
"Island atmosphere”, beautiful view for dining and sunsets,
a boating pit-stop, or just an all-around unique
Key Largo dining experience,
the Bayside Grille is the restaurant for you.
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Ira Sullivan returns to The Fish House April 1, Followed by month of Jazz & Blues

The Fish House: 
Seafood Grill,
Raw Bar,
and 
BACKROOM LIVE!

Every Wednesday, 7pm, (2 drink minimum)
David Leon's
Pro-Jazz Jam Session

 APRIL 5: Lucas Apostoleris Quartet 
w/ Lucas Apostoleris - drums, David Leon - alto saxophone,
Dan Montgomery - bass, Martin Bejerano - piano

APRIL 12: Josefiina & Syys
w/ Josefiina Vannesluoma - voice, David Leon - alto saxophone,
Jonah Udall - guitar, Kenneth Jimenez - bass, Ryan Hecker - drums

APRIL 19: Sebastian Noelle Quartet
w/ Sebastian Noelle - guitar, Mark Small - saxophone,
Kenneth Jimenez - bass, Michael Piolet - drums

APRIL 26: Rodolfo Zuñiga
presents the Music of Dave Holland
w/ Rodolfo Zuñiga - drums, David Leon - saxophone,
Chad Bernstein - trombone, Errol Rackipov - vibes,
Eric England - bass.

Every Thursday, 8pm, (2 drink minimum)
Pro Blues Jam  
(w/ Guest Hosts Motel Mel, Michael Wainright, 
Darrell Raines, George Caldwell, 
Randy Robins, Bill Clark, Julian Harris) 

Every Friday, 7pm, (2 drink minimum)
Featured Solo Musicians 

Every Saturday, 7pm, (2 drink minimum)
Mostly Motel Mel

April SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

April 1:
Ira Sullivan - JAZZ

10000 SW 56th Street
Miami FL 33165
thefishhouse.com (305)595-8453
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Serving the BEST Seafood and more!

Sunday - Wednesday Noon to 10pm 
and 
Thursday - Saturday Noon to 11pm

Enjoy the finest seafood AND the best music from around Miami in the 'BackRoom Live!'. Come inside and be seated in our nautical setting while we open your fresh oysters. If you like Sushi, check out our Peruvian style 'Ceviche'; talk about magnificent! It's impossible to ignore the sizzle and aroma as hot plates of fresh catch and rib delicacies are rushed to a table near you! That's why we display Two Diamonds from AAA.
* Quote of Gregory David Roberts

Stormy Monday Blues
and
Tuesday Night
Singers Night Jam Session 
ON BREAK!


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Bradfordville Blues Club - April Calendar of Shows: Make your plans now to see the best in blues!

Bradfordville Blues Club -
This place is so far into the blues,
it is located BEYOND the crossroads!

The little jook joint in the woods.

7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee FL 32309
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Real-deal live blues music at Florida's authentic jook joint every Friday & Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Events are subject to change without notice.  Unless otherwise stated: Friday and Saturday shows start at 9:00 PM.  Doors open at 8:30. Weeknight shows start at 8:00 and doors open at 7:00. Reservations are guaranteed with advance ticket purchases.  Reservations for most shows are also available 
by calling the Club at (850) 906-0766 or emailing:  bradfordvilleblues@comcast.net, but advance 
ticket purchasers get reservation priority. 
Reserved seats held until show time.

All shows are now non-smoking!

Tickets

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS
OK.  Who are we kidding? They are ALL highlights!
APRIL 1: Chris O'Leary Band
APRIL 7: Rusty Wright Band
APRIL 8:  The Jeff Jensen Band
APRIL 14: Albert Castiglia
APRIL 15: John Primer
APRIL 21: Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind
APRIL 22: Randy McAlister
APRIL 28: Zydefunk
APRIL 29: Packrat's Smokehouse

MAY
May 5: Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers
May 6: The Heather Gillis Band
Graduation Celebration!
May 12: Col. Bruce Hampton
May 13: Watermelon Slim
May 19: The Honey Island Swamp Band
May 20: Lucky Peterson
May 26: Selwyn Birchwood
CD Release Party!
May 27: The Nick Moss Band


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