Thursday, December 13, 2018

South Florida JAZZ 2019 Season Begins in January w/ Randy Brecker


South Florida JAZZ
Trumpet Great Randy Brecker
Presented in First of Six 
Concert Series
27th Year of Presenting the Most Innovative and 
Unique Jazz Series in Florida!
at Bailey Hall
Bailey Hall at Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Building 4
Davie, FL 33314 
(954)201-6884
SouthFloridaJazz.org
South Florida JAZZ FACEBOOK

South Florida JAZZ, South Florida’s premier jazz organization, in partnership with Bailey Hall, announces a powerhouse lineup for its second season at the elegant Broward College venue.

Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 SW Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking. SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS and INDIVIDUAL TICKTETS are available online by visiting www.BaileyHall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until curtain time.  All performances commence at 8:00 p.m. 

“Based on the musical vocabulary and innovations of its forebears, jazz is always evolving and we have put this season together to feature a dazzling array of modern jazz in all its iterations,” said South Florida JAZZ President Ronald B. Weber, M.D.  “From veteran stars, such as Randy Brecker and John Scofield, to established, but still rising stars Donny McCaslin and Stefon Harris and international sensation Lionel Loueke, our 2019 season is a snapshot of where jazz is today and the artists that are creating its future.”

“We are excited to present the evolution of the “South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall” concert series and to welcome these acclaimed artists to our stage,” said Dr. Dan Barnard, associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall.

Here are brief sketches of the artists that will appear in
2019’s South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall:

Friday, January 18, 2019 ~ 8pm
RANDY BRECKER QUINTET
Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker was born in Philadelphia to a musical family that included his brother Michael, a remarkably influential tenor saxophone innovator. until his death from leukemia in 2007, that stunned the jazz world. The brothers had created individually successful careers, but they shared a very special bond, often working together from 1975 on, as the Brecker Brothers Band, which garnered five GRAMMY Awards with their final two recordings. Randy is a supremely gifted player who adds a solid dimension to every musical situation and configuration. He is most comfortable in his own band, a hard-swinging quintet with Randy’s wife, Ada Rovatti, sharing the frontline. The group often gives more than a nod to the treasured Brecker Brothers.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 ~ 8pm
DONNY McCASLIN QUARTET
Three-time GRAMMY® nominee Donny McCaslin is the leading saxophonist, composer, and musical pioneer of his generation, receiving wide commercial and critical acclaim in jazz, and even rock and electronica circles alike. McCaslin attended Berklee College of Music, where in his senior year he would join NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton’s quintet. Moving to New York in 1991, he quickly made a name for himself as a first-call soloist and touring musician. Named “one of the hottest jazz tickets in the world” for 2017-18, the Donny McCaslin Group has performed over 80 shows on 5 continents each of the past two seasons in support of his hit recording, Beyond Now. He has a GRAMMY® for his appearance on David Bowie’s “Black Star” album.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 ~ 8pm
JOHN SCOFIELD QUARTET
John Scofield is one of the most influential and innovative guitarists of his generation. He has spent the last 40+ years blazing a trail through the post-fusion wilderness, bringing his singular voice to a variety of different projects. His hallmark is his masterful improvising, and his music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk-edged jazz, and R&B. The Gary Burton and Miles Davis stints were pivotal in his career. Along the way he has garnered nine nominations and three GRAMMY Awards. Scofield has led his own bands with a variety of flavors, including jam bands. He arrives in South Florida with a straightahead jazz configuration of piano, bass and joined-at-the-hip drummer Bill Stewart.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 ~ 8pm
Stefon Harris & Blackout
Passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled mallet player, Stefon Harris, to the forefront of the invigorated jazz scene. He has been heralded as one of the most important artists in jazz. In addition to his four GRAMMY® nominations, has been named Best Mallet player by the Jazz Journalists Association. He also has fared extremely well in the polls that have been dominated reflexively for so long by now-retired Gary Burton. Educator, musician and entrepreneur, Stefon Harris receive the 2018 Doris Duke Artist Awards. His talent has propelled him for performances around the world. Now with his pet project Blackout, the band that will appear at South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall, we hear what has been percolating in the souls of Stefon and bandmates for more than 14 years. And it is impressive.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 ~ 8pm
KURT ELLING QUINTET
Chicago native Kurt Elling is the greatest male jazz singer – or just jazz singer – of our time. In a career spanning 23 years, Elling has risen to international prominence as a jazz artist and creative singer. An intellectual superman, he is a master of “vocalese” and scatting, having been influenced by singer Mark Murphy, trumpeter Chet Baker, and poet Jack Kerouac. Remarkably, each of his twelve albums was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and Dedicated to You won in 2010 and a 13th nomination in 2017 for Upward Spiral with Branford Marsalis. He is a perennial critics poll-winner and his quintet tours the world. This will be Mr. Elling’s sixth performance for South Florida JAZZ. His last appearance in South Florida was a collaboration with saxophonist Branford Marsalis with whom he was awarded another GRAMMY® for Upward Spiral. In addition, Kurt, bright, inquisitive and eloquent, is an especially gifted writer, both of lyrics and prose.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 ~ 8pm
“AN EVENING WITH RAUL MIDÓN AND 
THE LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO”
The genre-bending icons join forces to present a special night of song and guitar wizardry as they perform sets of original material in an evening that will culminate in an unforgettable jam backed by Loueke's dynamic trio. Raul Midón delivers a signature combination of silky tenor voice and percussive guitar style that is a syncopated, flamenco- and jazz-infused wonder. 

From the small West African nation of Benin, Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past ten years since he was picked, in 2008 and 2009, as top “Rising Star” guitarist in DownBeat magazine's annual Critics Poll, appearing on Herbie Hancock’s double- GRAMMY-winning album, The Joni Letters. He combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melody and a deep knowledge of African music to create a warm and evocative personal sound. 

Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oriente - Afro-Cuban Roots & Rhythms Influenced by Jazz, Blues, Brazilian & Soul

Original Sound 

DECEMBER VENUE HIGHLIGHTS!

Every Thursday, 9pm
Eddy Oriente Balzola Jazz Jam
Le Chat Noir
2 South Miami Avenue
Miami FL 33130  
lechatnoirdesalis.com
(305)377-8899  

SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL
CALENDAR OF EVENTS!

An explosive celebration of melody, rhythm and soul, ORIENTE 
was formed in the ‘90s by Cuban guitarist and composer Eddy 
Balzola. They debuted at New Orleans’ premier jazz club, 
Snug Harbor, to an audience accustomed to very funky, 
progressive music and Oriente's hard-driving yet melodic 
Afro-Cuban roots innovations hit the spot. That raw and 
organic music scene was an inspiration and continues to 
influence the band’s soulful sound & style, distinguishing 
ORIENTE from any other Latin Jazz group. 

The band’s 5 th recording, “Soul En Clave”, was just released 
with much critical response. The six selections are a mix of 
original compositions and dedications, including the stand-out,
4-part suite titled “ECHOES OF TRANE TRACKS”. The cut 
pays homage to Coltrane by opening with a chanting 
Afro-Cuban guaguanco, followed by his brilliant and beautiful 
composition Naima, flowing into Balzola’s powerful spoken-
word poem, and ending with an Equinox finale.

Meet the Band:
Eddy Balzola | Bandleader, Guitar/Vocals
Dony Felix | Bass
Yoel Del Sol | Percussion
Rey Monroig | Drums
Stuart King | Trumpet


Booking through
Holly Spillane
Superb Artists and Events, LLC
Magnificent Jazz, World Music & Production Services
Contact: 954-554-1800; Fax 954-925-5573
www.SuperbArtistsandEvents.com
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Vice Pres - Sunshine Jazz Organization
Mgr - ORIENTE Latin Jazz-Blues-Rhythm-n-Soul
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

World Renowned R&B and Soul Singer Patti LaBelle in Concert in Ft. Myers Feb 11, 2019

PATTI LABELLE
IN CONCERT IN FORT MYERS
at 
Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall
at FSW!

Patti LaBelle to perform at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on Monday, February 11 at 7:30PM. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call 239-481-4849. The Fort Myers concert is part of the Bank of America Variety Series.

LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" and the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, "You Are My Friend". LaBelle became a mainstream solo star in 1984 following the success of the singles, "If Only You Knew", "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", with the latter two crossing over to pop audiences and becoming radio staples. Less than two years later, in 1986, LaBelle scored with the number-one album, Winner in You and the number-one duet single, "On My Own", with Michael McDonald. LaBelle eventually won a 1992 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 album, Burnin', followed by a second Grammy win for the live album, Live! One Night Only.

Her 1990s albums, Burnin', Gems (1994) and Flame (1997), continued her popularity with young R&B audiences throughout the decade. Following the release of two mildly receptive solo albums in the early new millennium, she reunited with her Labelle band mates for the album, Back to Now, followed by a briefly well received promotional tour. LaBelle's success has extended as an actress with a notable role in the film, A Soldier's Story, and in TV shows such as A Different World and American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 1992, LaBelle starred in her own TV sitcom, Out All Night. A decade later, LaBelle hosted her own lifestyle TV show, Living It Up with Patti LaBelle on TV One. In 2015, LaBelle took part in the dance competition, Dancing with the Stars.

In a career that has spanned fifty years, she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. LaBelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. In 2005, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business by awarding her the Legend Award. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers. LaBelle is commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul". LaBelle is a dramatic soprano and is noted for her vocal power, range and emotive delivery. She also has a cake named "Patti LaBelle's Fancy Cake".

Monday, February 11, 2019 ~ 7:30PM
Barbara B Mann Performing
Arts Hall at FSW
13350 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919


UP-COMING SHOW OF NOTE
DEC 15: Kenny G - The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour
MAR 17: Chris Botti

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

9th Annual Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues Festival in Zephyrhills FL January 19, 2019

Good Times w/ Great Music &
BBQ in the Florida Hill Country!


January 19, 2019 ~ 10am -6pm
Admission FREE. $10 Parking. 
Zephyrhills Festival Grounds
5200 Airport Road
Zephyrhills, FL 33542 

FEATURING 
Top o' the line BBQ and 
Sensational Live Blues Music!

LIVE BLUES MUSIC, 11am-5pm,
on the Florida Hospital Stage


AND

Car Swine & Shine!
Concessionaires!
Business Showcase!
Gift Vendors!
Kidz Zone Games and Activities
Aircraft Displays!
Zephyrhills Museum of Military History!

Beer & Wine Available.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Birthday Blues Bash-O-Rama w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band in Gainesville December 9, 2018


The LAST 
BIG BLUES SHOW
of the Year!

TIM'S ROCKIN' BIRTHDAY 
BLUES BASH: 
Danielle Nicole &
Anthony Gomes &
Bridget Kelly Band
w/ Special Guests
Mark Telesca Band &
Sonny Rock!

On Sunday December 9, 2018 the North Central Florida Blues Society is throwing a birthday party for guitarist extraordinaire Tim Fik of the Bridget Kelly Band and as a perfect fit to Fik’s stature, it’s a star-studded event featuring Blues virtuosos with a rock edge. This triple headliner event stars The Danielle Nicole Band, Anthony Gomes, and the Bridget Kelly Band. Special guests include the Mark Telesca Band and star drummer Sonny Rock.

The Danielle Nicole Band is fronted by award-winning bassist and vocalist Danielle Nicole of Kansas City, formerly of Trampled Under Foot. Her powerful and soulful voice and distinctive, inventive bass work, which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Music Award in 2014 for Best Instrumentalist, Bass, is the product of years of intensive touring. Joe Bonamassa named Danielle Nicole one of the “Best Modern Blues Musicians” and American Blues Scene said “her authoritative vocals leave listeners breathless.” Bass Player magazine said “she can drive a low-down groove with a style that combines robust, roadhouse authority with sneaky and slippery melody lines.”

“It’s empowering, walking onto a stage full of grown men who can play their asses off, and it’s ‘OK, I’m gonna play this bass, we’re gonna do this, and it’s gonna rock, “Danielle said. “I really love being part of the groove and getting to sing on top of that.”

Anthony Gomes is a Canadian Blues Rock guitarist that first became well known for his shredding Hendrix-esque guitar, but lately has been recognized as a well-rounded performer and songwriter. Blues Rock Review said “With his powerful picking attack and Hendrix on krank phrasing, Anthony’s guitar playing sounds as good as ever. He tears up lead after lead, with soulful lines peppered with bursts of shred. He also has a great sense of melody. He’s got all the soul of an Otis Redding …and all the swagger of Steven Tyler.” His latest album, “Electric Field Holler,” reached No. 1 on both Roots Music Report’s Blues Rock Chart and ReverbNation’s Global Blues Chart as well as earning several nominations for Blues Rock Album of the Year.

Inspired by classic and electric Blues, the Gainesville-based Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the Blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly along with the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban Blues with riff-driven rockin’ Blues guitar. Boasting a rock-solid rhythm section comprised of the powerful and dynamic Tim Mulberry on drums and the seasoned Mark Armbrecht on bass, their star continues to shine and rise.

Their continued success has been largely attributed to its insistence of giving it their all, every time they take the stage. Their passion for the music is evident in the energy of their live shows.

“Kelly’s voice is always powerful and pure, pushing through the ripping fretwork of her blues-partner and band guitarist Tim Fik, a guy with chops, licks and riffs to spare.” – Iain Patience, Blues Magazine.

General Admission is $20, but  current members of ALL Florida Blues societies get in for $10. Veterans and students with ID are admitted for $5.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 ~ Doors 5pm / Show 5:30pm
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
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EVENT REMINDER!
Lauren Mitchell and the two NCFBS representatives
to the 2019 International Blues Challenge are at
Bo Diddley Plaza November 30 opening concert

of the Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show
on Friday Night, November 30th for a FREE CONCERT!

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. The Society also hosts monthly electric and acoustic jams. See WEBSITE for more information.   


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33rd Street Wine Bar - Doing it up RIGHT for Christmas on Dec 19, 2018

Jingle, Mingle and Mix While 
Enjoying Great Wine
and Great Jazz! 
Now in 11th Year of Business! 
"Sip, Swirl And Savor” The Perfect
Wine In The Friendliest Wine Bar 
In Fort Lauderdale.

120 Wines By The Glass!
All wines offered by the glass are carefully
preserved using the Vinfinity Wine
Preservation System. Expect a “just
decanted” taste from all of the wines
we offer by the glass.

33rd Street Wine Bar
LOCATED IN THE NORTH BEACH ART DISTRICT
3337 NE 33rd Street
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308 
33rdstreetwinebar.com (954)566-2111 

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