Friday, January 20, 2017

Zora Young, First Lady of Chicago Blues, Returns to Gainesville March 12, 2017

Get your
CHICAGO BLUES
in Gainesville!
Festival Headliner Show on Local Club Stage!

Presents
w/

Zora is coming to Florida to perform at
The Bonita Blues Festival, and this is
her ONLY club date in the state!

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Doors 6PM / Show 7PM
TICKETS ONLINE and AT DOOR
GA $15 / Members $8
Students w/ ID $5
Membership available at door.
NO SMOKING INSIDE
Smoking allowed outside in beer garden.

210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
MAP
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949

Despite the prominent presence of celebrated blues artist Howlin' Wolf in her family tree, singer Zora Young grew up singing not blues, but gospel. Even when the Mississippi native shook off her roots at the age of seven to relocate with her family to Chicago, she attended the Greater Harvest Baptist Church and continued to sing gospel. It wasn't until later that she switched over to R&B, and evolved into a powerhouse blues vocalist with three decades of experience behind her. Zora has performed with a long list of artists, including Junior Wells, Jimmy Dawkins, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Professor Eddie Lusk, Albert King, and B.B. King. Her recording credits include collaborations with Willie Dixon, Sunnyland Slim, Mississippi Heat, Paul de Lay, Maurice John Vaughn, and Hubert Sumlin among others.

Her own recordings as a solo artist include releases from the labels Delmark, Black Lightning, and Deluge. Young has also performed on both stage and television. She is a veteran of more than 30 tours of Europe, and has been a featured performer three times at the Chicago Blues Festival, including headlining this world’s largest blues fest in ’06. She has performed throughout North America, and on stages in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Tai Pei, and Turkey. Her albums include 1991's Travelin' Light from Deluge Records and three releases from Delmark Records, Learned My Lesson in 2000, Tore Up from the Floor Up in 2005, The French Connection in 2009. Earlier in 2009, she also released Sunnlyand, a tribute to her mentor, the late blues pianist/singer Sunnyland Slim, on saxophonists’ Sam Burckhardt’sAirway label, with special guests Hubert Sumlin, Bob Stroger, Barrelhouse Chuck, and Steve Freund. Zora is also featured on the title cut on Delmark’s 2009 CD and DVD, It Ain’t Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues!

Her most recent release (2015) with Little Mike and the Tornadoes, Friday Night, spent weeks on the Top Fifty Blues Album chart at Roots Music Report.  So, who better than Little Mike & the Tornadoes, whose “old Chess Sound” impressed Paul Butterfield himself, to share the night with The First Lady of Chicago Blues, Zora Young?


Society/Membership Information at: 

North Central Florida Blues Society also presents:
Acoustic Blues Open Mic every last Thursday
at Satchel's Pizza, 6-9pm
AND
Open electric blues jam every third 
Sunday at Dirty Bar, 7-10pm

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

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
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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AMF Tire - Full Auto Service in Boca Raton, FL - Road Worthy & Testified!

Take it from a 
million-miler that
knows the road....

Your Boca Raton 
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The owners of AMF Tire are "Famous Frank" Ward and Steve Mandarano. You will find them right there in the office to see to it that all work is done properly and that clients are treated the way they want to be treated. They do very little advertising, so in order to be around this long they have to deliver better service than the others, and that is exactly what they consistently do. Most of their customers are sent to them by word of mouth by people such as blues music road-warrior, JASON RICCI, as quoted above, because they know that everyone at AMF receives the proper repair at a fair price. They will never sell you anything you don’t need.

AMF Tire, Inc. has been in business in Boca Raton, FL since 1985, and has built a great reputation in the community for honest, quality auto service, and tires sales and service.

This professional operation offers complete service for most cars foreign and domestic including oil changes, scheduled maintenance, tires, wheel alignment, wheel balancing (including high speed on the car balancing), fuel system cleaning, brakes, tune ups, suspension, batteries, diagnostic work, and most other services.

Their service professionals are not on commission, and they are not open weekends, so time can be spent with family and friends. If this is the type of business you would like to deal with, choose AMF Tire.

AMF TIRE
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Little Jake and the Soul Searchers - Florida's Good Thing for a Good Time!

Little Jake and the 
Soul Searchers -
Covering North Florida 
w/ Classic R&B and SOUL!
 Shakin' the Palms at Night!


Saturday, January 28, 2017 ~ 9:15pm-1:15am
Dirty Bar
Thornebrook Village
2441 NW 43rd St, Ste 26B
Gainesville, FL 32606


Saturday, February 4, 2017 ~ 7:30-9pm
3105 Beach Blvd.JacksonvilleFL 32207
(904)398-4326



Saturday, February 11, 2017 ~ 9pm
7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee FL 32309
MAP
bradfordvilleblues.com (850)906-0766



Can't make the shows,
but want the NEW CD?
BUY HERE


About the Little Jake 
& The Soul Searchers

Little Jake Mitchell is an authentic blues child prodigy and R&B singer who works as hard today as he did in his appearances at the Apollo Theater; as hard as he did on tour as "Mr. Excitement" with R&B immortals James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and Bobby Blue Bland, or at the Pensacola Blues Festival, when B. B. King encouraged him to stay in show business.


Little Jake & The Soul Searchers—that's what you get when you combine Jake with The Silver-Sonic Horns and a powerful rhythm section. The band recalls authentic R&B stagecraft in support of a classic repertoire of soulful songs. Depending on the venue, Jake and the band treat audiences to sights and sounds seldom seen or heard since the golden age of R&B: opening singers, Tran “The Piano Man” Whitley and drummer, Hal "Halag8r" Saylor; a dynamic, audience-walking lead singer; a strolling horn section; a full-time emcee/announcer, Kenny "The Conductor" Eunice; and one of the funkiest rhythm sections around. The band's roots are deep, featuring sidemen who worked with Ike and Tina Turner, Billy Joe Royal, Ernie K Doe, Hues Corporation, and other R&B and rock pioneers.

The Silver-Sonic Horns, originally organized as The Blacklash Horns by Charlie Blade, trace their heritage back to 1969 when initially formed as the horn section for one of Florida's R&B pioneer band, Weston Prim & Blacklash: Blade on saxes, and long-time collaborator Brian 'T-Bone' Stevens on trombone. They are joined by Doug 'Skywalker' Meyers on trumpet. Classic R&B section-horn energy, funky improvisation by the whole horn section, a great appearance, and a topnotch sound system make The Silver-Sonic Horns an integral part of the Jake Mitchell experience.

The rhythm section features keyboardist and vocalist, Tran Whitley, holding forth on the real deal—a vintage Hammond B3 organ that anchors the band. Tran is joined by seasoned guitarist / backup vocalist, Charles Henry, who can play it funky, and does. On Fender bass, with years of experience beginning with Billy Joe Royal's road band, Allen McCollum keeps the bass line bumping and jumping. Providing energetic pulse and punctuation, and featured as an opening vocalist in every show: Hal Saylor on drums.

Little Jake Mitchell is one of Florida's great native-son ambassadors in rhythm and blues music. Little Jake & The Soul Searchers deliver authentic style and classic repertoire at every performance.



Band Members
Jake Mitchell - Lead Vocals 
Tran Whitley - Keyboards 
Charles Henry - Guitar 
Allen McCollum - Bass 
Hal Saylor - Drums 
Charlie Blade - Sax 
Doug Meyers - Trumpet 
Brian Stevens - Trombone

Stay in touch with Little Jake at:

Booking Info:
Charles Steadham
Blade Agency
(352) 372-8158 x101
charles@bladeagency.com

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Gary Smulyan Jazz Organ Quartet Now Being Booked by Night is Alive Agency for Concerts & Festivals

Gary Smulyan Jazz 
Organ Quartet
Organ Meets Jazz! 

Gary Smulyan Jazz 
Organ Quartet
Gary Smulyan, baritone sax
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Mike LeDonne, piano/organ
Joe Farnsworth, drums

This is a touring group that presents what 

jazz is NOW in a the tradition of master 
musicians coming together to create an
experience that has not and will not be 
duplicated. It is the essence of jazz in the
manner of the world's top-echelon talent.

 

CURRENTLY BOOKING 
NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY 
FOR 2017 & 2018.


Artist Management & Booking

MESSAGE: Kathy Salem


(330)328-7337

Night Is Alive manages some of the most 
intriguing and inventive musicians of our time.
They are internationally known, respected and honored.

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Willie Jones III & Friends Booking Feb 2018 Tour - THE Jazz Tour of 2018

WILLIE JONES III 
& Friends
 (Terell Stafford, Robin Eubanks, Ralph
Moore, Eric Reed & Gerald Cannon)

Six Jazz All-Stars. One Big Band!
WILLIE JONES III 

With an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression, drummer Willie Jones III is one of the world's leading jazz drummers. In addition to honoring his monumental influences - the late greats Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins - Jones' bold articulation and constantly innovative sense of swing are results of his life-long musical experience. When combined with the highest caliber artists such as these on this tour magical moments happen, never to be repeated.


Featured on Arturo Sandoval's GRAMMY® 
award winning release Hot House (N2K). 

 

CURRENTLY BOOKING 
NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY 
FOR 2017 & 2018.


Artist Management & Booking

EMAIL: Kathy Salem


(330)328-7337

Night Is Alive manages some of the most 
intriguing and inventive musicians of our time.

They are internationally known, respected and honored.

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