Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eustis Mustang Music Association to raise funds at Eustis First Friday Street Fest May 2


On May 2nd the Eustis Mustang Music Association and volunteering students will be at The Eustis First Friday Street Fest and they will be raising funds by selling canvas art that the students painted. All art is purchased with donation only. There will be an 11x18 Plein Air style painting that was donated by band parent Kate Carney. Kate Carney is a member of The Eustis Art league and her painting is a framed original oil . Kate Carney, A Studio Life is a professional renown local artist who sells her paintings that showcase many things from animals to landscape. Please stop by the Mustang tent to see this wonderful piece of art.

The Mustangs will be doing a drawing for such things as free dinners from their long term sponsor Sol De Mexico in downtown Eustis, free lessons for a month from Grappling Mastery located at 516 South Duncan Drive, Tavares and more. The students will also have information on the Mustang Summer Band Camp, their free community concert on May 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church that will feature the three concert bands, The Jazz Band and The Steel Drum Band seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with basket drawings at the door and they will have a slideshow showcasing the talents of the band. They will also have information on sponsorship because the band bought a new 27 foot trailer because they expanded the Steel Drum Band this year and this trailer remains bare and needs sponsorship so they can add logos to the trailer that gets taken to every event and makes a great traveling billboard. 

The Mustangs will have tickets to their last fundraiser of the year. The Mustangs are teaming up with the Elks Lodge for a large BBQ "Fun"draiser. Dinners will be on May 10, 2014 at The Elks Lodge at 2540 Dora Ave, Tavares, FL 32778 and plates will include 1/4 chicken, pulled pork, BBQ beans, coleslaw and a dinner roll. These plates will be available from 5-7 p.m and by take out, eat in and also business deliveries starting at 2:30 p.m.. These funds will all go to the financial aid and scholarships that the Mustang Music Association provides. 

The Mustangs are also proud that they will have a bin available for community to drop off can goods and non perishable items. These items will be donated to Hearts and Hands in Eustis. The Fall Food Drive brought in almost 1,000 pounds and fed an entire city for two weeks. So please come by and say hello, see the art and bring a can good or a non-perishable item to help the band students help the community.

If you are interested in The Mustang Caring For School And Community Program or want to know how to become a sponsor of either of The Eustis Band Programs please contact The Eustis Mustang Music Association President Cherrice Purvee at eustismustangmusicassociation@gmail.com. Go to http://www.eustisband.com. Or call the director directly at Mr Ricke 352-357-3366. Non Profit Number N12000011567

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jazz Vocalist Paulette Dozier at the MoAFL for Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Vocalist Paulette Dozier, NSU Alumna,
Shares an Intimate Afternoon of 
Timeless Classics to Celebrate 
Jazz Appreciation Month 


April 26, 2014 ~  2:00PM
accompained by Howie Schneider on paino

One East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 
moafl.org (954)262-0227 
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An enchanting journey through the 
history of jazz during an afternoon of classics 
in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month.

$10 per person, includes museum admission.
Free for museum members.
Reservations are required. 
To RSVP, contact (954) 262-0227 
or moareservations@moafl.org.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Albert Castiglia Announces Florida CD Release Tour ~ Kick-off in Fort Lauderdale Saturday, April 26, 2014

SOLID GROUND is already 
solidly in the top of the charts.
Get to a show, get your copy, and find out why!



ALBERT CASTIGLIA

Saturday, April 26  ~ 8:00PM
Downtowner Saloon, Fort Lauderdale
Welcome Albert home from his 
extensive European tour!

Friday, May 2  ~ 8:00PM
Ace’s , Bradenton 

Saturday, May 3 ~ 5:00PM
Little Bar Restaurant, Goodland 

Saturday, May 10 ~ 8:00PM
Bamboo Room, Lake Worth 

Sunday, May 11 ~ 2:00PM
Dubliner Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale 

Thursday, May 15  ~ 8:00PM

Friday, May 16  ~ 8:00PM
The Ale & Witch, Saint Petersburg

Saturday, May 17  ~ 8:00PM

Thursday, May 22  ~ 8:00PM
BB King's Blues Club, West Palm Beach

Friday, May 23 ~ 1:00PM
Florida Folk Festival, White Springs 

Saturday, May 24 ~ 1:00PM
Florida Folk Festival, White Springs

Friday, May 30 ~ 10:00PM
The Green Parrot, Key West 

Saturday, May 31 ~ 10:00PM
The Green Parrot, Key West

Sunday, June 1 ~ 5:00PM
The Green Parrot, Key West 

Friday, June 6 ~ 8:30PM
Maguire's Hill 16, Ft. Lauderdale 

Saturday, June 7  ~ 8:00PM
The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton

Sunday, June 8 ~ 1:30PM
Earl's Hideaway Lounge, Sebastian  

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Some do it...(and those that don't probably don't read this blog, right, Allen Kanovsky?)


Submitted by Al Kanovsky 04/17/14

...for love. Some do it for money. Some do it for the love of money. Some do it for the money needed for love. JAZZ musicians definitely do not do it for the money. They do it for the love of the genre itself. It takes unequaled dedication to your art. The sacrifice of personal time. Sometimes even the destruction of a comfortable relationship. The rewards are measured in small audiences and smatterings of applause. 

Last night the Orta brothers Mike and Nicky and Nicky's wife Debbie performed at BJB's on 33d. It was Danny Burger's JAZZ Showcase. And showcase it was. In the audience were pianist/educator Mari Bell, bassist Paul Shewchuk, dancers Martine & Jacques, Babette, my buddy Jimmy Belize and Mike's girl friend Luz Marina Salazar. Oh, I was there, also. Prior to them Ms. Glenda Grainger entertained us with her lovely voice doing a Cabaret show. Tunes from yesteryear, the American Songbook and standards made her performance very pleasant and enjoyable. She even asked me about Alice Faye. Do any of you even know the name. She was a musical comedy star and married to swing trumpeter Harry James.

The band noodles around and then Debbie takes the stage. She is wearing something new. Something purple. Something short. Something definitely hot. I am eyeing Debbie. Nicky is eyeing me. It's a good thing I am a family friend as well as a fan. The rhythm is salsa, the tune "You Make Me Feel So Young" is appropriate to my mood. Nicky displays that Latin machismo with his bass solo. It sets the tone. It's gonna be a great nite for JAZZ. Danny sets an easy swing beat and Debbie sings "Love Me Or Leave Me" Mike's solo proves me right about a great nite. The pace really picks up with "I'll Remember April". Full speed ahead. With Mike's pedal to the metal and Nicky trying to chase him off the road. Back in the days of the "Charleston" barber shop quartets sang " If You Could See Me Now". Last night Debbie did a tune with that line but it was a meaningful ballad The 2d set opened with"Old Devil Moon"  giving me the opportunity to ask Ms. Luz to dance. Martine and Jacques joined us on the floor. I tried my best to keep pace with their stylings. The rest of the program went from Irving Berlin to Duke Ellington to Frank Sinatra to Jobim. "In A Sentimental Mood" in samba rhythm to "Grooving High" (Whispering) in the language of be-bop. Ballads like "Crazy In Love Am I" to a swinging "Skylark". 

Our server was Shannon. She kept us liquified and sated. Had a great time and headed home thinking about what I might write about this night. The word LOVE kept coming up. It is a word that describes what the Ortas' feel about their music.   

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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blues~n~Groove Weekend to bring internationally acclaimed artists to Mount Dora, Florida May 16-18, 2014

Under new leadership, Mt. Dora Blues~n~Groove brings award winning artists to sing the Blues in Elizabeth Evans Park and the Community Building the weekend of May 16-18, 2014.

Blues Music Awards nominee Ana Popovic is but one of several critically acclaimed artists appearing at the sixth annual Mount Dora Blues~n~Groove Weekend. The three-day music festival will feature the Pat Travers Band, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Selwyn Birchwood and Big Bill Morganfield as headliners throughout the weekend, May 16-18.

Popovic is nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year as part of the 35th annual Blues Music Awards. It is her fifth nomination by The Blues Foundation. The awards are presented May 8 in Memphis, TN. Currently touring with an all-star lineup as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour ’14, Popovic will be the Saturday headliner May 17 in Mount Dora.

Headlining Friday, May 16, is Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, a blues trio consistently acclaimed for their authentic approach to blues and roots rock music. Thackery was featured guitarist 1972-1986 for the legendary Nighthawks before breaking out on his own. He has recorded more than 40 albums, including his early days with the Nighthawks and his time with the Drivers.

Closing out the robust weekend of music will be the Pat Travers Band, featuring the eponymous lead guitarist renowned for such classics as “Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)” and “Snortin’ Whiskey.” He has recorded with a litany of classic rock musicians and has been cited by some of rock music’s elite as an influence, including Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

Winner of the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, Selwyn Birchwood will open for Ana Popovic, Saturday, May 17. Birchwood was also recipient of the title of “Best Guitarist” at the 2013 International Blues Challenge. His band has performed alongside legends such as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and John Lee Hooker, Jr.

The son of Muddy Waters, William “Big Bill” Morganfield will be featured Friday, May 16. Raised in Florida, Big Bill did not pursue the blues until after his father’s death. His passion for music has resulted in a new career that has gained him accolades and resulted in consistent invitations to premier blues festivals.

Winner of the 2013 Orange Blossom Blues Society’s Central Florida Blues Challenge, Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl will bring their unique brand of Chicago rockabilly blues to Saturday’s lineup. The Paul Stott Group, the People’s Choice Winner of the Central Florida Blues Challenge, consistently captured regional attention for their brand of classic blues, will be featured on the Friday bill.

Openers for the weekend include Jerry J’s Triple Shot, Randie Paul and Jeff Howell. All three acts are regional favorites that enhance the blues and groove flavor of the weekend. The event is held Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, in Elizabeth Evans Park at the southern end of Donnelly Street. The Sunday event, featuring the Pat Travers Band will be held a few blocks north in the Mount Dora Community Building on Baker Street.

The weekend is hosted by Visit Mount Dora, a not-for-profit marketing entity promoting all that Mount Dora has to offer. Ticket and lodging information can be found at bluesandgroove.com.



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The Legendary Jimmy Webb at Arts Garage - Saturday Show SOLD OUT - Sunday Show Added!


Jimmy Webb Second Show Just Added
ARTS GARAGE - Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014

"One of pop music's most accomplished songwriters makes his Florida debut with songs such as "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and "MacArthur Park" at the Arts Garage Saturday and Sunday" Sun Sentinel

http://www.southflorida.com/events/south-florida-events-go-guide-blog/sf-jimmy-webb-at-delray-beach-arts-garage-20140415,0,1210578.story

JIMMY WEBB
SAT 4/19 | 8PM | SOLD OUT ~ 
SUN 4/20 | 7:30PM | JUST ADDED
LEGENDARY SONGWRITER
Hotel Sponsor & an after party  SUNDY HOUSE
A true living legend of songwriting, composer Jimmy Webb:
Previews, Fri, 4/18Sat, 4/19 & Sun 4/20 
Opening Night: Wed, 4/25 | wine reception with cast and artistic team after the performance.


THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG  
BY WILL ARONSON & DANIEL MATÉ
What happens when a twenty-something Brooklyn guy turns into a slug? It's just another family crisis in this hilarious and heartfelt new musical that uses humor to explore issues of family, change and mortality.


Wednesday – Friday 7:30pm ; Saturday & Sunday 2pm
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FRI  4/26 | 8PM | JAZZ

JEFF RUPERT
& THE JAZZ PROFESSORS

Grammy winning Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, a record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full time professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF.

SAT  5/10 | 8PM | COUNTRY 

SHERRIÉ AUSTIN
"a sultry young country music singer…That twang in her voice provides some much-needed authenticity in excellent pop-country numbers like "Ain't Goin' Back."  -New York Times


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The Fish House - They are ready for you with jazz, blues and seafood!

The Finest Seafood. 
The Finest Blues. 
The Finest Jazz. 
Free Parking. 
What Are You Waiting For? 
We're Ready For You.



April 18, 2014
Michael Wainwright

April 19, 2014
Sandra Morales in Concert 
with Lazaro Rodriguez

April 25, 2014
Steve Duell

April 26, 2014
Motel Mel


10000 SW 56th Street
Miami FL 33165
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Enjoy the finest seafood AND the best music from around Miami in the 'BackRoom Live!'. Come inside and be seated in our nautical setting while we open your fresh oysters. If you like Sushi, check out our Peruvian style 'Cebiche'; talk about magnificent! It's impossible to ignore the sizzle and aroma as hot plates of fresh catch and rib delicacies are rushed to a table near you! That's why we display Two Diamonds from AAA.

Every Wed,  7-11pm
David Leon 4tet + Pro Jazz Jam

Every Thur, 8pm
Pro Blues Jam w/ Guest Hosts
Featuring Motel Mel, Michael Wainright,
Darrell Raines, George Caldwell, Raul Hernandez,
Julian Harris and Bill Clark
TWO DRINK MINIMUM


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY FRI & SAT NIGHT!

Every Friday, 7pm-closing,
Special Guest Artists

Almost every Saturday, 7pm-closing
w/ Motel Mel!

Upcoming Special Shows

May 17, 2014
 Fight Cancer Party with a Purpose

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