Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oriente to bring their Latin Jazz-Blues-Rhythm-n-Soul to Miami Shores Country Club Sunday, Nov 23!

SUNSHINE JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
Quality AND Accessible!

Sunday, November 23, 6-9pm
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd
Miami Shores FL 33138 
miamishoresgolf.com  (305)795-2363

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series continues at Miami Shores Country Club with the rhythmic jazz of Miami’s popular Latin band Oriente! The quintet is known for their signature sound – melodic and soulful guitar and bass, with bold brass harmonies, hot Cuban percussion and bluesy vocals.  Oriente debuted in New Orleans at famed Snug Harbor Jazz Club in the mid-90s and remains very influenced by that city’s musical history and its connection to Cuba.

The bandleader is guitarist, lyricist, composer and arranger Eddy Balzola, accompanied by bassist Dony Felix, percussionist Yoel Del Sol, trombonist William Paredes and drummer Orlando Machado, with all but one member born in Cuba. Bassist Dony is from Haiti with roots that blend perfectly with the Afro-Cuban traditional rhythms. This fusion of musical heritage with extensive jazz education, recording and performance experiences creates Oriente’s unique sound and style.

They’ve performed at hundreds of concerts and events and international festivals, including a Dept of Defense tour, and regularly at local venues including Soyka’s, the Loews Hemisphere Lounge, The Van Dyke, Le Chat Noir Jazz Club etc.  Oriente’s repertoire covers classic and Latin jazz, New Orleans blues, tropical jazz, and creative original songs.  

Join us for an exciting evening of LIVE LATIN JAZZ, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138.  MSCC has a beautiful lounge with full menu and an extensive bar, plus abundant free parking. Admission is $15 at the door for general public; SJO members $10.  Info: SJO (305)693-2594; MSCC (305)795-2360.

*Become a new member at the door, or renew your membership, and admission is FREE!  

 Thanks for supporting the SJO and Live Jazz!




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Friday, November 21, 2014

South Miami Dade CAC presents THE HOT SARDINES - Speakeasy Nights - A Miami Nice Jazz Festival Event


THE HOT SARDINES Performs At 
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 
As Part Of The Miami Nice Jazz Festival

  
 


THE HOT SARDINES

OPENING ACT: 
The University of Miami Frost School of Music,
Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Septet

Saturday, November 22, 2014
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
MAIN STAGE
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189  
www.smdcac.org (786)573-5300

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents The Hot Sardines as part of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 22 at 8pm. Tickets are $35 & $50* and can be purchased through the Box Office by calling 786-573-5300 or online at SMDCAC.org. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.


Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians – and their very own tap dancer – to play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king…with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion. The Sardine sound – Wartime Paris via New Orleans – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz! This is an official event of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival Vanity Fair applauds their “unique repertoire, and a sound and style that are distinctly their own,” and Forbes Magazine calls them “one of the best jazz bands in NYC today.

* Special VIP Ticket Available - Includes table seating and service in the front Orchestra with complimentary wine. Must purchase half or full table. 

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. Located at 10950 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay, the Center is an integral part of the economic and cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community accessibility. The Center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures for the theater.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.





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Drumming Legend, Jazz Favorite, and Gypsy Jazz Virtuoso... All, at Arts Garage, FOR YOU!


Ignacio Berroa Quartet 
JAZZ | 
Sat, 11/22, 8pm


Revered as one of the greatest drummers of our time, Ignacio plays with intelligence, taste, fire, and soul. His playing combines the finest aspects of Afro-Cuban and American styles of drumming.

 “Ignacio Berroa is an all American 100% Afro- Cuban drumming maestro, completely fluent and conversant in all styles of music. He is a gift to our music.”
-Peter Erskine

“When you hear him play it just makes you feel good, just like a good hot bowl of gumbo!”  –Wynton Marsalis


Arts Garage Favorite! 

Drew Tucker | JAZZ | Sat, 11/29 8pm

Vibraphonist and drummer Drew Tucker always delivers a spectacular musical experience with his unique blend of traditional jazz roots spiced with influences from pop, rock and R&B. He's recorded and performed with renowned artists and Grammy Award-winning stars. 

American theater is alive and vibrant at Arts Garage

The How & the Why
by Sarah Treem 


November 7 - 30, 2014, Wed-Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm

“ [Artistic Director] Tyrrell has introduced to South Florida another major dramatist worth knowing…How he does it is being willing to take risks…and the why is to keep the American theater alive and vibrant.”

Read Reviews: 

The Palm Beach Post
Florida Theater on Stage
Palm Beach Arts Paper

Europe's #1 Jazz Violinist

Vitali Imereli | JAZZ | Sat, 12/6 8pm


Vitali is a virtuoso in both classical and jazz genres and is among the best and most accomplished jazz violinists of the world. A child prodigy, he was inspired by the great Stephane Grappelli who became his friend and mentor.  "Europe's #1 Jazz Violinist," his playing is renowned for it's energetic and lyrical style, beautiful phrasing, blistering technique, and his impeccable delivery. 

Straight Ahead Jazz and African Groove

Ray Blue | JAZZ | Sat, 12/13 8pm


Ray Blue is a New York bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and consummate professional jazz artist. Blue and his sax have this supernatural power that transforms mere music into extraordinary stuff of jazz legend.

"Ray Blue's got the whole package."
-Jazz Hot, Down Beat




A Holiday Cabaret

Martha Bartz and Mory Ortman
CABARET | Sat, 12/20 8pm


Martha Bartz, mezzo soprano, and Dr. Mory Ortman, pianist, bring a delightful, holiday-themed cabaret program to Arts Garage! Martha’s versatility takes her across the United States from oratorios and cabarets in New York City, to the opera stage in the Carolinas. Dr. Ortman is in demand as a pianist, accompanist, vocal coach and music director in New York City.



It's a Wonderful Life
RADIO THEATRE | Wed, 12/17-Fri, 12/19 7:30pm

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. At Arts Garage Radio Theater, scripts are adapted from classic movies during the heyday of radio and performed live, with performers utilizing specially designed sound effect devices, providing a nostalgic trip to the past with a modern twist.


George Goehring 
FOLK | Sun, 12/21 | 7pm 

Singer-songwriter George Goehring's storytelling ability, self-effacing humor, and genuinely warm and humble persona are simply delightful to behold. Best known for his 1960’s hit, “Lipstick On Your Collar,” George is a treat for those who love oldies but goodies.


Federico  Britos  
JAZZ | Fri, 12/26 8pm

Four-time Grammy Award winner jazz virtuoso violinist Federico is back by popular demand! This violin virtuoso is as equally adept within the world of jazz music as he is in the classical realm, and has built a stellar reputation throughout the Southern Hemisphere of the Americas.


Don Friedman Trio
JAZZ | Fri 1/2 8pm


Carol Saboya & Antonio Aldolfo
Brazilian Jazz | Sat, 01/03 8pm


Freddy Cole  
JAZZ | Thu 1/8, Fri 1/9 8pm

 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

There's a first time...(And a another first, and another, and probably for Allen Kanovsky, a lot, lot more!)



Submitted by Al Kanovsky 11/20/14

...for everything. The first time I heard Jesse Jones Jr. was in the lounge of the Council Oaks Room at the Hard Rock Casino. Dale Powers (keyboard/vocals) headed a group that had Jesse (sax/flute/scat), Johnny O (congas/sax), Matt Bonelli (bass) and Lou Abbott on drums. They were there to entertain and they did. A little Louis Armstrong, a little Louis Prima, some Stan Kenton and even the Beatles. JAZZ, BLUES, swing and Rock'n roll. They fit it all in and had me clappin', tappin' and singing along. Toward the end of the 2d set Jesse stepped up to do "Hey Jude". I confess to not being a Beatles aficionado. Some of their stuff is great, some not so and some very commercial. At least in my opinion but I don't argue about it. Jesse's interpretation of the tune had me paying close attention to every nuance. Every riff. His approach to the song was reverent but left lots of room for improvisation. I have been a die-hard Jesse fan ever since.

Wednesday is DannyBurger's Showcase night at a club on 'toity-toid' in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Jesse Jones Jr. was the featured artist. Brian Murphy at piano and Paul Shewchuk on upright bass. Later on Bobby Roberts would sit-in on cornet. I was surrounded by beauty and dance talent. Lynn, Denise, Jackie. I felt like the Sultan of JAZZ. 

The band opened with "If I Were A Bell". Jesse, Brian, Paul and Danny put us all in a swinging mood. A romantic "Stardust" followed with an almost unbelievable introductory Jesse solo. Brian kept us starry-eyed. Danny, the Brushmeister kept it smooth and Paul made it mellow. "Black Nile" is a Wayne Shorter composition and Jesse showed off his 'bop' chops. Brian followed suit and was his creative self. I didn't catch the name of the tune that followed but it had me clappin'. I may be mistaken but I think the next song was "Put It Where You Want It". I wanted to put myself on the floor with Denise and we did it. Dance, I mean. Next was a JAZZ samba. I don't dance samba. The girls do and so they did. Coltrane's "Naima" is a beautiful melodic ballad and Danny was wonderful in his use of the mallets to provide the soft rhythms. From the streets of Brazil to 52nd St. in the Apple. "Grooving High" was one of the early day be-bop tunes I heard Dizzy and Miles play at the 3 Deuces way back in 1949. Bobby is matching Jesse with his cornet play. The swing into "Just Friends". Jackie and I discuss the subject. Jesse quotes "Flight of the Bumble Bee". during the tune. Danny & Paul play with each other for fun. Back to  'bop' with "Billy's Bounce".-------I like that-----Back to bop with Billy's Bounce. The evening ends with "Sweet Georgia Brown" and a sweet night it was. Paul says he is going to write a poem about me. It reminded me of a poem I wrote for Jesse on his birthday. It follows. All rights reserved.

'and who dat man overe dere'
Allen Kanovsky for Jesse Jones Jr.
on his birthday 2014
Jazz man, scat man, saxophonist
dancing, singing add those to the list

List'nin' to Jesse, makes me feel good
like no sniff, toke or drink could

Gray hairs appearing on top of his knot
I wish I could know all he's forgot

Happy Birthday, Dear Jesse, my man
Keep swingin' and boppin as long as you can
with warmth and respect

allen Kanovsky

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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New Year's Eve Events for Jazz & Blues People

Jazz & Blues Florida is compiling a list of New Year's Eve events around Florida of interest. (Yes, it is our CLIENTS that are linked!) 

Maguire's Hill 16: Albert Castiglia

Bradfordville Blues Club: Johnny Marshall Band.

Heidi's Jazz Club: Kenny Co​hen will join the Ron Teixeira Trio for your entertainment and the dance party while we celebrate on New Years Eve to bring in the new year, 2015.

Funky Biscuit: Natural Wonder - The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Tribute Experience - Gabriel Bello with a full band and brass section! 

Pisces Rising: Tina Stefanos fronting an 18-pc big band.