Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Maximize Your August with an International Mix of Music - ORIENTE sets the groove at Arts Garage


ORIENTE | Latin Jazz
Sat. 8/1, 8pm 

“Oriente’s music is intriguing because it is truly world music – a blend of Afro-Cuban music, jazz, Brazilian influences, blues and zydeco…In an era where too much of modern Latin music is repetitive, it’s heartwarming to listen to a band who’s sound is serious, but lively.”
Sun-Sentinel
  
FUSHU DAIKO 
World Music (Taiko Drumming)
Sat. 8/8, 8pm 


This spectacular group combines the traditional Taiko drums and rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world, such as jazz and rhythm and blues, to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience.

   
NICOLE HENRY | Jazz
Fri. 8/14,
 8pm

After a sold-out performance, jazz superstar Nicole Henry returns by popular demand!!

"A pop-soul superwoman."
The New York Times

“Nicole Henry emerges hands down as this generation's First Lady of Jazz.”—Huffington Post

  
Next up at Arts Garage: 

Tom Jackson
COUNTRY 
Sat. 8/15, 8pm 


African Queen
RADIO THEATRE
Wed. 8/19, 7:30pm
Thurs. 8/20, 7:30pm


Barrelhouse Chuck
CHICAGO BLUES
Fri. 8/21, 8pm 


 


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The Ball & Chain on Calle Ocho in Miami's Little Havana - If you are looking for it, this is where it is waiting for you...

The Essence of 
Little Havana!


Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 6-10pm
Live Jazz w/ Nick Tannura Trio 
& Special Guests
Cocktail & Socialize with the Best!

Every Wednesday
Ladies Night & Karaoke 
Karaoke starts at 8pm. 
Free well drinks for the ladies 8-10pm

Every Thursday
Live Jazz w/ Nick Tannura Trio 
& Special Guests
6-10pm
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Little Havana Under the Stars
Free Salsa Class at 8:30pm. 
Dance Competition & Party at 10pm

Every Friday & Saturday
Live Jazz w/ Nick Tannura Trio
& Special Guests
6-10pm
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Live music and DJ Sets
10pm to close.

Every Sunday
Paella Sunday
Delicious Paella, Sangria & 
Live Music and DJ at 2pm.

Upcoming Headliners:
July 31: Suenalo! on the Pineapple Stage
Aug 1: La Pachanga w/ Tito Puente Jr. on the Pineapple Stage
Aug 2: Paella Sunday w/ Vlade Divak, 4pm;
 Aug 7: Nil Lara on the Pineapple Stage
Aug 8: La Pachanga w/ Conjunto Progresso on the Pineapple Stage
Aug 9: Paella Sunday w/ Vlade Divak, 4-8pm

Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th Street
Little Havana, FL 33135 

Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed Noon-Midnight, Thu-Sat Noon-3am, Sun 2-10pm. Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm. Tapas menu available all day & night. Inside table service is a first come first serve basis. After 8pm tables are only reserved for Bottle and Specialty Cocktail Pitcher service. For Bottle Service and/or Specialty Cocktail Pitchers table reservations email: info@BallAndChainMiami.com. For Special Event Planning CLICK HERE.



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Most guys know what a 'hat trick' is...(And it isn't grabbing your hat and leaving before the check arrives, right, Allen Kanovsky?)


Submitted by Al Kanovsky 07/28/15


Most women (note the use of the politically correct usage) do not. Most people of either sex know the term triple play. A hat trick is 3 goals scored by one player in a single hockey game. A triple play indicates getting three "outs" in a single play. I didn't have any idea what a hat trick was until the winter of 1955 when I was dating a young lady from Chicago. She had me at Madison Square Garden whenever the Blackhawks hit the Apple ice. She taught me what a 'hat trick' was. There were other lessons as well. This weekend I achieved that wonder.

It didn't happen in one place or at one time but it seemed that the 3 events were seamless.

It started with the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame inductions on Saturday. Later in the evening it was Maria Rivas, Danny Burger, Nicky Orta and Maria Rivas in my hang in Ft. Lauderdale. The capper was the Miami JAZZ Co-ops Rent Party which hosted Sammy Figueroa's CD Release party.

The latest of Sammy's prolific career is characteristic of the Latin JAZZ of the future. How does an all-star band look? Let's start with Silvano Monasterios on piano & keyboard. Add Mr.Gabriel Vivas on upright bass. Put 2 horns, John Michalak (tenor/soprano) and Cisco Dimas (trumpet/flugelhorn). Hidden in the back is Mike Piolet on drums and putting himself out front (actually behind the congas) Senor Sammy Figueroa.

The tunes they played were all off the album titled "The Imaginary World" and included compositions/arrangements by Gabriel and Silvano. The first one was Silvanos's "Bittersweet". The melody and rhythms were beyond complex but maintained your interest due to the outstanding play of all on the stand. Lots of new ideas and imagination. A clue to the CD title. Technique and the understanding of dynamics are what make percussionists outstanding. Sammy stands alone. The young Mike Piolet is fast building his reputation. I think every JAZZ bassist in S. Florida was there to dig Gabriel Vivas, including Matt Bonelli, Paul Shewchuk and Nicky Orta. Vocalist Debby Orta was there as well. Gabriel's composition "Misteriosa" is a study in musical perfection. I spied Yoel Del Sol (Oriente/congas) picking up on Sammy's figures.

At the start of the 2nd set Sammy played an instrument known as an "oudoo". It looks like a jug but has all the tones of a 'cajon'. Twice during the evening Sammy used mallet sticks on the sides of the congas for repetitive rhythms. The first one went Tokatikatok. The other one went Takatikatik.. I would need a Doctorate in Percussive rhythms to explain the difference but they were definitely different. The final tune was again a Silvano composition, "Pearl of the Flow”.


It was SRO. Giselle and Steve did a great job at the door. Rick Katz announced all the upcoming events. (August 3: Hal Roland Trio; August 10: Maria Rivas; August 17: Tom McCormick) The music was over and I turned my full attention to one of the most beautiful women who was in the room. She is Cisco Dimas' girl friend. 83 years have stolen her name from me, but not her image. I asked her if her Mother had ever told her about trumpet playing JAZZ men. She replied in the negative. I moved just a little closer and tripped over a trumpet case.!!!!!!!! 


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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Monday, July 27, 2015

OUT NOW! Nicole Henry & James Bryan “SUMMER SESSIONS EP”


OUT NOW!
Summer Sessions EP
an acoustic duo project by 
NICOLE HENRY & JAMES BRYAN
Now available everywhere for digital download


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Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry and  Juno Award winning guitarist James Bryan release their first ever duo project, Summer Sessions EP on Banister Records.  Recorded live at The Chocolate Factory Studio in London with just voice and acoustic guitar, Summer Sessions captures the thrill and intimacy of the stripped-down setting. At times sultry and uplifting, the duo brings out the joy, longing and comfort in the stories of every track. The 8-song EP, totaling 31 minutes of originals and cover songs ranging from pop, rock and jazz, is distributed by eOne Distribution and available for download on all digital platforms.


For a sneak peek click here.

"Listen and you’ll hear an artist who knows how to make a song her own just as
surely as she knows how to make a tune swing."  Billboard Magazine
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Nate Najar with Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson - A Special Evening of Jazz at The Palladium on July 29, 2015



Jazz at The Palladium with Nate Najar, 
Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson

It’s a jazz trio like no other! Guitarist Nate Najar, vocalist Stacey Kent and saxophonist Jim Tomlinson come together for one very special night, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701. It’s part of the “Mahaffey On The Move” series.

Nate Najar is one of the few contemporary musicians playing jazz on the classical guitar. In 2008, he was selected to represent Charlie Byrd in a 10-day festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., celebrating the history of jazz. His Candid Records release Blues For Night People - The Nate Najar Trio Remembers Charlie Byrd introduced him to the international stage, including performances at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

A masterful interpreter of Brazilian samba and bossa nova music, Grammy-nominated Stacey Kent is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Her Breakfast on the Morning Tram (2007) received platinum album certification in France. “As she threw back her head and crooned softly,” raved the New York Times in a concert review, “you had the sense of a woman with nothing to protect, living in the moment and dreaming out loud.” Kent’s latest, acclaimed release is The Changing Lights.

Tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson has been called the Stan Getz to Stacey Kent’s Astrud Gilberto. As well as arranging and producing his wife’s recordings, the gifted composer has made three albums as a duet with her; The Lyric was named Album of the Year at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2006

Tickets to this show, priced at $25, may be purchased online at www.mahaffeyonthemove.com, charged by phone at (727)893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.


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JAZZ to the...(Decisions, decisions...you poor fella, Allen Kanovsky! PS - Kipling is spinning!)


Submitted by Al Kanovsky 07/27/15

South of me. JAZZ to the North of me. Into the valley of chords I valiantly ventured.

First to the South and the Miami Shores Country club and the 6th Annual South Florida JAZZ Organization's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Inductees included the famous, past & present. From the here and now were Ed Bell (WLRN91.3FM), Arturo Sandoval and percussionist Bobby Thomas Jr. The stars we miss today were Jacky Davis (Hammond B3), Simon Salz (guitar) and Monica Crosby (vocals). For the concert we had Jaui Schneider (piano), James Cotman (drums) and Sam Ciotta on bass. Mel Dancy, defying possibility, made an appearance. Alice Day made vocal contributions as well. JAZZ celebrities and JAZZophiles crowded the room. Enjoying the music, quaffing adult beverages, shcarfing tasty appetizers, greeting old friends and making new ones. Lots of folks I know including Piano Bob and his gal pal Mary, Jeannette Pina, Rick Katz, Dr. Jules Oaklander, Holly Spillane and Bob Weinberg. Ed Bell introduced me to his wife Gail. Ed is not bad looking if you don't look to close. Gail is gorgeous!!!!. There were impassioned acceptance speeches by all and Ed made sure to mention the name of almost everyone in the room.

Loved all the music but it was time to head North. Why? Maria Rivas in Ft. Lauderdale. I mounted my trusted steed ('08 Sebring Conv e/ 99,000 mi.) and spurred it into motion.

Arrived in time for the 2nd set. Maria doing her beautiful vocals, Danny Burger (pots'n pans). Nicky Orta(bass) and the inscrutable, occasionally smiling, Brian Murphy on keyboard. The usual suspects were all there including the Bresnahans, Jacques & Martine, Bill, Jim, Babette, Denise, Mark and his girlfriend, the other Richie and 2 tables of Venezuelan fans. There is a love ballad titled "Catalan" that Maria does opening her heart and revealing her soul. It is so romantic that Danny is forced to use Tympani mallets instead of sticks on his drum heads. The play list included "Rte 66", "Girl From Ipanema" (in swing time), "Watch What Happens". "It Don't Mean A Thing". "When I'm Without You", "It Isn't Even Spring" and more.

During the break before the last set there was a tap on my shoulder. I turned and looked into a pretty face. Familiar, in a way, but I'm not sure. Aha! Deborah Paiva! Looking 15 years younger than the last time I saw her. Her career is encompassed in doing concerts for charitable organizations. If you "believe" then you know that good works are rewarded. I guess for women a more youthful look is always a blessing. We had a delightful chat and it was good seeing her again.

If you know me at all, you know, I danced with every gal who could stand. Mark's girl friend, Denise and even Maria. Talking about dancing. Watching Martine & Jacques dance is a lesson in rhythm and originality. They look into each other’s eyes and the look spells out 'I Love You.' Had a ball. 

Got home safe. Hit the sack. Was asleep before the end of "Rhapsody In Blue". Tonight the Miami JAZZ Co-op Rent Party --- Sammy Figueroa CD release party. Make a plan, map a route and be there or forever regret it.




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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