Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Why YOU should be promoting your club, venue, concert, festival, CD, tour, band or music related business with Jazz Blues Florida



LAST CALL FOR ADS AND FEATURE PLACEMENT ORDERS FOR THE JUNE 2016 ISSUE OF JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA IS NOON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25.

This message may not directly apply to many receiving it but we thought it would be good to let the readers know about the impact they (you) are having on the Florida music scene by using Jazz & Blues Florida as an entertainment decision resource. Readers/followers/subscribers are what makes the whole thing work, and work well!

We will let the words of a client speak for us:
“I’m the person on the cover for October. 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 lowballing theft going on. There’s no trickery. This is business. Marketing and advertising at its best is what this is. I don’t feel offended by the business Charlie runs, neither should you! 
Buddy Blues 
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What else do we offer?
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More information on REAL activity/traffic/distribution at: www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/reports

Also, please note that we are now taking orders for the Cover/Main feature for July 2016 through June 2017. The price of this placement is $250, and Inside/Spotlight features are available at $50.

More details on advertising with us at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Advertising.htm

Email or call with an questions!

Best,
Charlie
Charles R. Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Jazz & Blues Florida
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Taking the Memorial Weekend Music Party Coastal at Earl's Hideaway in Sebastian FL!


Memorial Day Weekend Fest Schedule
You Can't Beat
the Feeling at 
Earl's Hideaway!
1405 Indian River Drive
Sebastian FL 32958  
earlshideaway.com  (772)589-5700

May 28-30, 2016
Earl's Memorial Day 
Weekend Fest!

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Queen Bees 2:30pm-3:30pm
Love Valley 4pm-5pm
Otis Cadillac & The Eldorados 
feat. The Seville Sisters 5:30pm-6:30pm
Matt Schofield 7pm-8pm
Horse Power 8:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Dave Scott & The Reckless Shots 2pm-3pm
Mike Zito & The Wheel 3pm-4:30pm
JP Soars & The Red Hots 5:45pm-6:45pm
Jeffrey James Gang 7pm-8pm
Bluestone - David Shelley 
Remembrance Concert 8:30pm-9:30pm

Monday, May 30, 2016 
Luna Pearl 1pm

Handmade Pizza!
Great Breakfast & Lunch on 
Sebastian's Historic Riverfront!

Please remember - 
Your entertainment 
here is FREE

Please DO NOT BRING IN ANY 
OUTSIDE FOOD or BEVERAGES!  
Our prices are reasonable and
the entertainment is HIGH QUALITY.
Please do YOUR part to keep it going.

For more info and for a REAL and 
UP TO DATE WEATHER REPORT, 
PLEASE call Earl's at (772)589-5700


Sunday Afternoons at
EARL'S HIDEAWAY -
You can't beat the feeling!




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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sole Travelers - Blues as Unique as Their Path to Orlando & Naples!

TWO FLORIDA PERFORMANCES TO
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

This Atlanta, Georgia based band known as Sole Travelers came together as kindred singers and musicians with a passion for music and to take every song and make it their own. Their soulful, bluesy groove speaks to every crowd, young and old. They have combined their talents into a circle of Blues, Rock and Americana music that will bring you to your feet. 

With Jeanie Marie on lead vocals, Mike Edwards (Of King muDDfish renown) on vocals/lead guitar/slide guitar/harmonica, Larry Aquilino on drums and Vince Haywood on vocals and bass, Sole Travelers brings the house down with a sound all their own.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 ~ 8-10pm
Friendly Confines
Back on the George Linson Stage!
4757 Orange Ave S
Orlando, FL 32806

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Sunday, May 29, 2016 ~ 2pm
Jack's Seafood Bar and Grill 
End of the Season Party!
975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd
Naples, FL, 34110


SOLE TRAVELERS
BOOKING & INFO:
(407)922-0169

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Friday, May 20, 2016

North Central Florida Women In The Blues Presents Two Showcases this Weekend - A Historical Perspective


From the Past to the Present...
The Road Goes On....

The North Central Florida Blues Society’s 2016 Women in Blues: Past to Present, an Historical Perspective will take a trip through music history, from 1910 to present, with a musical review of women’s place in Blues.   Originally held as part of the monthly Blues Jam in May of each year at the Dirty Bar in Gainesville, this year’s offering expands the programming not only to a new venue but brings even more talented Blues singers to the stage.

For the first time this year, 13 women from  three states will present this historical revue on  Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Great Outdoors Restaurant, 65 North Main Street, High Springs and Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at the Dirty Bar, 2441 NW 43rd Street, Suite 26B, Gainesville, from 7pm to 10pm each evening. 

This year’s showcase includes national touring acts Niecie (Detroit,MI) and Patti Parks (Buffalo, NY), as well as Kim Reteguiz (Jacksonville, FL) and Maggie McKinney (Panama City, FL), and nine of Alachua County’s better known Blues performers: Barbara Paul, Becky Sinn, Bridget Kelly, Anna Marie, Cassie Keenum, Cherie Cray, Deby Starr, Michelle Banfield, and Nicole Wagner.

Performances will include artist standards and original material. There is no cover charge for these events.  Reservations are recommended for the Great Outdoors performance as seating is limited.

North Central Florida Women in the Blues 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 ~ 7-10pm
65 North Main Street
High Springs, FL 32643 
RSVP to (386)454-1288 
greatoutdoorsdining.com  

Sunday, May 22, 2016 ~ 7-10pm
Dirty Bar
2441 Northwest 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 373-1141

SPONSORED BY 
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA BLUES SOCIETY

The North Central Florida Blues Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve, cultivate, nurture and promote the Blues and support Blues performance in North Central Florida while providing an increased awareness and appreciation for Blues music through education, promotion and performance.



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Susan Merritt Jazz - Two Regulars and A Special Clematis Street Appearance this Weekend!

New Orleans Calling!

Join Susan as Pistache kicks off their 5th annual Tour du Monde with the first stop in New Orleans! Feast on some creole favorites and hurricane cocktails while enjoying the sounds of Traditional Jazz (Steve Ahern - trumpet, Pat Hackett - banjo, Marty Campfield - drums, Susan Merritt - bass) starting at 7:30pm. The fun begins at 5:30pm and will continue through the evening.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Music Starts at 7:30pm
Pistache French Bistro
101 N Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561)833-5090  www.pistachewpb.com
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

AND



Susan Merritt Trio
Every Sunday ~ 6-9pm
At
Basil Bar & Grill 
(AKA Manalapan Pizza & Italian Cuisine)
243 S Ocean Blvd (Plaza Del Mar)
Manalapan FL 33462  
facebook.com/basilbarpb
manalapan-pizza.com
facebook.com/manalapanpizza  
(561)588-2405
Live JAZZ to accompany your dinner and 
cocktails in an upscale, relaxed, convenient 
location. Patio menu specials. The best 
pizzas in Manalapan! Ample free parking. 
Kitchen serving until 10pm. 


AND

Susan Merritt Trio
Every Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm
At The Award Winning
4595 Okeechobee Blvd. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33417 
zuccarellis.com (561)686-7739 
Enjoy live, straight-ahead jazz while feasting on homemade pastas, garden-fresh salads, the ocean’s finest seafood, sizzling prime meats and sumptuously decadent desserts.  Not to be missed… select from over 200 wines hand selected by Olimpia Zuccarelli and featured on their award winning wine list. Think bold reds and the fine crisp white wines of Italy, California and beyond.

CONTACT
SusanMerrittMusic@gmail.com  
(561)835-0382

Licensed Booking Agency for public,
corporate and private music events in Florida.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bradenton Blues Festival 2016 - In the Florida Sunshine on the Riverwalk in December

BRADENTON BLUES FEST - 
Ten Great Bands 
Playing Real-Deal Blues!

Riverwalk Amphitheater
Waterfront Dr, Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 621-6471

FREE CONCERT
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
Ari and the Alibis 6–7:15pm

BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016
Ilana Katz Katz - Between Sets All Day
Slam Allen Band 11am–12pm
Larry McCray 1:30–2:30pm
Jason Ricci 2:45–3:45pm

BLUES BRUNCH
Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones 10am–12pm

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, December 2, 2016, with a free Blues Appetizer Concert. The main event is on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 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 Saturday evening. The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Blues Brunch on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!

MORE INFO AT WEBSITE:
bradentonbluesfestival.org 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Have An Adventure of a Lifetime on a Cultural Cruise to Cuba in October 2016, Departing from Miami!


Join Roland Guilarte, founder and owner 
of Brevard Music Group, on 
THE BMG CULTURAL CRUISE TO CUBA!
An Adventure Of a Lifetime
October 29 - November 5, 2016
Exciting New Details Below

PRE-CRUISE PARTY AT MIAMI'S LITTLE
HAVANA CUBAOCHO CULTURAL & ARTS CENTER
Saturday, October 29, 2016

CUBAOCHO ARTS CENTER

CATERED CUBAN DINNER
AFTER DINNER DANCING

Cruise Dates
Sunday, October 30 to Saturday, November 5, 2016

CUBA PORTS OF CALL
HAVANA
Two Day Stay
CIENFUEGOS
One Day Stay
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
One Day Stay

THE ADONIA'S STATEROOMS
BALCONY STATEROOM

OCEANVIEW STATEROOM

INSIDE STATEROOM

WHY VISIT CUBA?

Its Music:

The music of Cuba, including its instruments, performance and dance, comprises a large set of unique traditions influenced mostly by west African and European (especially Spanish) music. Due to the syncretic nature of most of its genres, Cuban music is often considered one of the richest and most influential regional music of the world. Since the 19th century Cuban music has been hugely popular and influential throughout the world. It has been perhaps the most popular form of regional music since the introduction of recording technology. Cuban music has contributed to the development of a wide variety of genre and musical styles around the globe, most notably in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. 

Its Culture:

"To be cultured is the only way to be free." José Martí

For a small country, Cuba has a very large soul. It's all owing to a culture which is rich, vibrant and immensely varied. At the island's heart are the Cubans, brought here by the trade winds from all corners of the earth to forge a new people. Amerindian Taino, Spanish, African, French, Asian and English ways of life took root in Cuba, but in the mixing of the cultures became something new and utterly distinct. The search for the essence of Cuba is perhaps what drives the vital cultural tradition here.

Its People:

Cuba's nearly 12 million people are mostly Spanish and Africans who came to the island over the past 500 years. About 65 percent of Cubans consider themselves as white or descendants of Spanish colonial settlers and other immigrants. Around 10 percent of the population is black, 20 percent mulatto (a mixture of European and African) and 1 percent Chinese who were brought in as laborers in the mid-1800s as the slave trade from Africa disappeared. One thing that sets Cubans apart from other Caribbean peoples is their work ethic. Of all Latin American people Cubans are by far the hardest working and are known for their business acumen and entrepreneurial skills. However, the Cuban people are unique in that they combine a strong work ethic with the ability to enjoy themselves like other Latins.


YOUR ADVENTURE - 
EIGHT DAYS THAT COULD CHANGE 
THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD!

THE PRE-CRUISE DINNER & PARTY
CubaOcho Cultural & Arts Center

As a kick off to our unique Cuban Cultural Experience our cruise attendees will be our special guests at a traditional catered Cuban dinner the night before we cruise to Cuba. CubaOcho Cultural & Arts Center on Miami's Little Havana's 8th Street district in Miami will be our host venue for an amazing night of dining, music and dancing. Round trip bus transportation from and to our host hotel at the Port of Miami to CubaOcho will be included.

THE CRUISE
For the true explorer, the world isn't just something to be seen. It's something to be touched, shared, moved, in some small way, by the meeting of cultures. The Brevard Music Group and Travel By Ginny travel agency present our cruise to Roland's birthplace, the island of Cuba, to you. Your world is about to become a little wider! Join Roland, Mikell, the Brevard Music Group with Daphne Lacy at Travel By Ginny and a few close friends as we open the pristine waters and white sands of the largest island in the Caribbean to you - Cuba!

This one-of-a-kind "Cuban Cultural Cruise" experience will offer cultural exchange voyages to multiple locations in Cuba, including Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. In order to enable you to experience Cuban society, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Cuban music, cuisine and culture while coming home to the safety of your cruise ship accommodations. 

THE  CRUISE SHIP
MV Adonia

The modern 704-passenger Adonia, your home for the seven days of your journey, is a small adventure in itself. In addition to nourishing your hunger to make a difference, your voyage will also nourish your body with thoughtfully prepared, Cuban-inspired meals that include a variety of vegetarian options. There's a pool, a gym, a games deck, even a full-sized library. And, of course, there's the infinite mystery of the wide, wide sea around you. So your spirit gets a bit of extra nourishment too. But, beyond its built-in amenities, what matters most about the Adonia  is its size. It's small enough to let you get genuinely acquainted with your fellow travelers: the people who share your desire for meaningful human connection. And, for our adventurers, that's the most important amenity of all.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Half a day voyage to Havana 
Day 1 & 2: Cultural Exchange Activities in Havana
Day 3: Travel To Cienfuegos
Day 4: Cultural Exchange Activities in Cienfugeos
Day 5: Half a Day Voyage to Santiago de Cuba
Day 5: Cultural Exchange Activities in Santiago de Cuba
Day 6 & 7: Voyage Back to Miami


PRE-CRUISE PARTY & CRUISE PRICING

Prices shown include cruise taxes, port charges and visa fees. Saturday evening in Little Havana; dinner, music, dancing and transportation from and to host hotel. Prices do not include hotel accommodations or transportation to and from the cruise terminal. We are preparing a hotel/transportation package. Details coming soon.

Interior Stateroom - $2199 per person based on double occupancy or $4398 for two people.

Ocean View Stateroom - $2899 per person based on double occupancy or $5798 for two people.

Balcony Stateroom - $3499 per person based on double occupancy or $6998 for two people.

CRUISE PURCHASE DETAILS:
A $600 per person deposit is due at time of cruise purchase. Balance is due August 1st, 2016. A $50 per stateroom onboard credit will be extended to all cruise purchasers. Purchasers will be responsible for all gratuities.

Stateroom Availability: After picking up 10 more staterooms, we only have 11 staterooms available. Due to the fact that this is the ONLY cruise sanctioned by the Cuban and United States governments, the cruise ship tells us there are no additional staterooms available for our cruise date. This is a unique and safe opportunity to experience the "forgotten island" in its raw form before it becomes a popular tourist destination. 

Travel Insurance: For your protection we strongly recommend all cruise passangers purchase travel insurance. When purchasing your cruise package please ask us for a travel insurance quote.

Cancellation Policy: 
More than 90 days before departure: no cancellation fee. 
90 to 76 days: forfeit deposit. 
75 to 46 days: 50% of full fare. 
45 to 31 days: 75% of full fare. 
30 days or less: 100% of fare.

FOR ADDITIONAL CRUISE INFORMATION 
AND TO PURCHASE YOUR ADVENTURE
TO CUBA PLEASE CONTACT: 

DAPHNE LACY @ TRAVEL BY GINNY 
(321)632-5610
Or To Email Roland

ADDITIONAL CRUISE DETAILS AT

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