Saturday, August 27, 2016

Folk in the Springs - A deep well of Blues, Folk & Americana talent rises in High Springs, FL September 18, 2016

CELEBRATE THE
3rd Annual Folk in the Springs
FREE CONCERT DAY w/
10 Artists on 8 Stages

DOWNTOWN, HIGH SPRINGS, FL

The Third Annual ‘Folk in the Springs’ being held Sunday, September 18th from 1pm to 8pm will host acoustic artists from all over North Central Florida, performing throughout the downtown area. The event, produced by the High Springs Music in the Park Series, with support from the North Florida Folk Network and the North Central Florida Blues Society will bring 10 different artists to 8 different locations throughout downtown High Springs.

A Welcome Station will be hosted by the High Springs Chamber of Commerce. The High Springs Farmers Market will be on site as well as a food truck from Fun Time Foods. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair for some of the locations such as James Paul Park and the High Springs Fire Department. Other venues have seating.

The event is free and open to the general public thanks to its sponsors, the City of High Springs Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of High Springs, the High Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Great Outdoors Restaurant, Ginnie Springs Outdoors, LLC and Our Town Magazine.

For more information visit High Springs Music in the Park Series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HighSpringsMusicinthePark

Schedule of Performances
(Time, Location, Performer)

1-2pm, James Paul Park, La Grange

2-3pm, High Springs Museum, Delta Dutchman

3-4pm, High Springs Fire Department, Terry Whitehead

4-5pm, The GFWC H.S. Women’s Club, Patchwork Trio

5-6pm, Priest Theatre, Cindy Bear & Friends

5-6pm, Great Outdoors, Remedy Tree

6-8pm, Great Outdoors, Brian Smalley

5-6pm, El Patio & Cantina, Barbara Paul (Armbrecht)

6-8pm, El Patio & Cantina, Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett

6-8pm, The Diner (on Hwy 441), Cracker the Box

La Grange (Eustis) NFFN – www.LaGrangeBand.com Award-winning songwriters in Americana, alt-country, old country, bluegrass and folk

Delta Dutchman (Gainesville) NCFBS – https://www.facebook.com/Delta-Dutchmen-366985503425241 - For 25+ years, brother’s Alan and Bryan Yeatter have been performing blues, rock-a-billy, country and Americana

Terry Whitehead (Atlantic Beach) NFFN – www.terrywhiteheadmusic.com Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with an eclectic mix of Americana, rock, folk and contemporary

Patchwork Trio (Gainesville) NFFN – www.patchwork.us Three members of the group Patchwork – Annie McPherson, Cathy Dewitt and Tammy Murray Girl Grass is what they call it, performing everything acoustic: Florida Folk, country, bluegrass, swing, and blues

Cindy Bear & Friends (Jacksonville) NFFN – Cindy Bear, Franc Robert and Jeffrey Parker www.CindyBearMusic.com Cindy - Singer/Songwriter - Folk, Franc Robert - Singer/Songwriter - Blues,    Jeffrey Parker– multi-instrumentalists

Remedy Tree (St Augustine) MITP – www.remedytreemusic.com Husband, Wife and friends group – Indie-Folk Americana & Bluegrass

Brian Smalley (Apopka) MITP – https://m.facebook.com/smalleymusic Singer/Songwriter/Solo Artist for over 25 years – a mad man with mad guitar skills performing lively shows

Barbara Paul Armbrecht (Gainesville) NCFBS – http://m.facebook.com/barbara.armbrecht One of the original “Folkies” turned Blues….

Cassie Keenum (Alachua) NCFBS - https://cassiesmusic.com Singer/Songwriter with a soulful voice and entertaining persona

Rick Randlett (Lake City) NCFBS - www.rickrandlett.com Singer/Songwriter/Blues Guitarist for over 30 years

Cracker the Box (Gainesville) MITP – https://m.facebook.com/crackerthebox 25+ years Singing/Songwriting duo Glen “Hamhock” Moody and Don Blitch have been performing on their cigar-box guitars

Artists represent the following organizations

NFFN= North Florida Folk NCFBS = North Central FL Blues Society MITP= High Springs Music in the Park Series.

  


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Daytona Blues Festival Set for October 7-9, 2016 for a Weekend of Fantastic Blues & Good Times!


The Starting Line 
for 
2016-17 Season Festivals!

Hurry and get your TICKETS
NOW to the seventh annual 
Tickets same price as last year!

October 7-9, 2016
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
115 Orange Avenue,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:30 pm to 10:15 pm
2:30pm   VANESSA COLLIER
4pm   LONG TALL DEB with Colin John
5:30pm   KATY GUILLEN and THE GIRLS
7:15pm    CAROLYN WONDERLAND
9pm   SHAKURA S’AIDA

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00 pm to 10:15 pm
2:30pm   THE DELGADO BROTHERS
4pm   TAS CRU
5:30pm   ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART’S 
MUSCLE THEORY
7:15pm   JOE LOUIS WALKER
9pm   MARCIA BALL

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The seventh annual Daytona Blues Festival returns to historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark, downtown Daytona Beach, on October 7-19, 2016.  This year’s exciting line up combines the best rising blues stars with the greatest established talent.  With music starting at 2:30 pm Friday, and 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, this is a weekend so packed full of world class blues it can’t be missed.   


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach - When the night calls for the best in LIVE jazz!

HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB
Escape the heat 
to a cool jazz beat!
Designated by DownBeat Magazine 
as one of the world's top 2016 jazz venues!

7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa BeachFL 32931
heidisjazzclub.com   (321)783-4559

Heidi's Jazz Club features live music every Wednesday through Sunday (See CALENDAR for weekly schedule) with featured performers on selected Friday and Saturday evenings and Heidi's Open Jam Session every Sunday evening starting at 7 PM. Located in downtown Cocoa Beach, Heidi’s makes the perfect ‘highlight’ to a weekend getaway to the beach this season. 

 Club Hours: Wed-Sun 5pm-1am
Closed Mon & Tues

Upcoming Special Shows
Cover charges apply. Call to RSVP.
(321)783-4559


Saturday, August 27, 2016 ~ 8:00pm - Midnight
Hella
w/ Ron Teixeira Trio

Hella is a writer and singer from Israel. She moved to the states on 2012. Hella is well known for her international and unique style. She started performing at the age of 18 while doing her service in the IDF. Later on she was discovered by a well known producer who introduced her to the music industry. Ever since then Hella performed all over the world in the most luxurious private and corporate events alongside musicians like George Michael, Boney m, Philip kirkorov, Nikolay Baskov , Alla Pugacheva, Michael Shufutinsky and many more. Now you too can enjoy fragrances from all over the world with Hella's great selection of songs and styles.
      
Friday, Sept 23, 2016 ~ 8:30pm - Midnight ($20 GA)
Saturday, Sept 24, 2016 ~ 8:00pm - Midnight ($20 GA)
Veronica Swift
w/ Jeff Rupert on Sax
Jazz singer Veronica O’Brien (stage name Veronica Swift) is a seasoned pro with 2 CDs as a leader (and a number as a sideman), festival appearances and headlining performances at major clubs around the country. In the summer of 2010 and 2011 Veronica was selected through a nationwide audition, as the first singer to be part of the Telluride Jazz All-Star Band and performed at the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado. She is one of 45 singers selected to participate in the Virginia Governors School for the Performing. Her style is unique and interesting as she presents her voice in a mature laid-back, easy swinging jazz style a la Peggy Lee. She’s capable of fast swing as well as slow ballads and can tackle some of the most complicated music in jazz vocal repertory, including Annie Ross’ “Twisted”, Jon Hendricks’ “Four”, and other numbers made famous by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross. Veronica headlined at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, Blues Alley in Washington, DC and with her parents at the Jazz Standard in NYC as well as numerous festivals and clubs around the country. In the spring of 2011 Veronica was the featured singer at the premier of trumpeter John D’Earth’s symphony “Ephemera” at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia and perfomred with the 2012 Grammy Jazz Choir, appearing in concerts and recorded in the L.A. area Feb 3-13, 2012.  Veronica is the recipient of a full scholarship from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music where she studies Jazz And Studio Voice.  She also recieved the LeRoi Moore Scholorship from Albemarle H.S. (LeRoi was a member of the Dave Matthews Band before his untimely death and attended AHS).  She also spends the majority of her time working on her electronic music and production outside of her school studies.


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Florida 2016 IBC (International Blues Challenge) Regional Competition News. UPDATED w/ First Coast Blues Society Information 8/25/16

*Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competitions are held in 2016 to determine who will compete in the 33rd International Blues Challenge (IBC 2017) that will be held January 31 – February 4, 2017 in downtown Memphis, TN. 

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
"Regional IBC Playoffs/Road to Memphis"
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 3-10:30 PM
Location: Pirate's Cove Resort and Marina: 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart, FL 34997
More info: pattivibraphone@aol.com

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
"Band Challenge"
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2pm start
Location: Phineas Phogg’s in the Seville Quarter: 130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Voo Davis Band - BAND WINNER
True Blue Duo - SOLO/DUO WINNER

First Coast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
"Jacksonville IBC Competition"
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 2-10pm
Location: MOJO Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
Registration Info at:
http://www.firstcoastbluessociety.com
call or text: 954-817-4982
email: firstcoastbluesvp@gmail.com
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

North Central Florida Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
"NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Location: Dirty Bar, 2441 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL
Time: TBA
Ticket: $5
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1204796922897766
Competitors
Bands:
21 Blue (featuring Longinue Parsons and Ted Shumate)
JuJu Junction
Petey & the Ravens
Red Hills Rhythm & Blues
Shovelhead Blues Band
Solo/Duos:
Pete Garfinkel
Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett
T. Martin
Lightning Sam Long

Orange Blossom Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
"2016 Central Florida Blues Challenge"
Sunday, August 7, 2016 starting at 2pm
Location: Friendly Confines: 4757 S Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32806
Competitors
Bands:
Plan B
Betty Fox Band - People's Choice Winner
Bird Dog Bobby
Buddy Blues Band
David Smash Band - BAND WINNER
Petey & The Ravens
Doc and The Brothers of Blues
Solo/Duo:
Sean "Hurricane" Henehan - SOLO/DUO WINNER

South Florida Blues Society 
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
"The Road to Memphis Blues Challenge"
Sunday, August 21, 2016 ~ 4pm (Doors open 3:30pm)
Marty Stokes Band, winner of Southwest Florida Blues Society Competition will be playing a set after the competition as results are tabulated and audited.
Location: Galuppi's: 1103 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
$10 GA, $8 SFBS Members
Competitors
Bands:
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Blues Crusaders
Funky Blues Band- BAND WINNER
Highway 27
Solo/Duo:
Erickson Holt (Solo)
Josh "The Pitbull Of Blues" Rowand (Solo) - SOLO/DUO WINNER
Butch's Blues (Solo)
Chromedome (Solo)
Mark Telesca  (Solo)


Southwest Florida Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Location: Rhythm House: 16440 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Time: Doors open noon. Music at 1pm.
Competitors
Lucky Larry McDonald
Champ
Beale Street Gamblers - SOLO/DUO WINNER
Hat and Matching Suitcase
John Allender
Big Buck and the Biscuit Boys
Marty Stokes Band -  BAND WINNER (& People's Choice Winner)

Suncoast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2016 Regional Competition
Solo/duo Competition & Band Competition:
August 14, 2016 ~ Music starts at 1pm w/ Bear & Robert w/ the band order being drawn at the beginning of the competition
Location: Aces Live Music: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210
Competitors
Bands:
Troy Youngblood & the Soulfish
Billy Seward & Soulfonic
The Souliz Band - BAND WINNER
The Galbraith Group
Lauren Mitchell
Ari & the Alibis
The Alex Lopez Xpress
The David Smash Band
Wendy Rich & the Soulshakers
The Backwater Blues Band
Victoria Ginty & Ladyhawke
Solo-Duo:
Bear & Robert - SOLO/DUO WINNER


To submit updated or additional information for this blog please email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com.

Information on the 2015 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2016 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-international-blues-challenge.html

More information on the IBC can be found on the Blues Foundation's website at: http://blues.org/international-blues-challenge

Cannonball Birthday Concert w/ Louis Hayes Sept 17, 2016 in Dillard Jazz Series in Fort Lauderdale FL

Dillard Center for the Arts & 
Old Dillard Museum
present
CANNONBALL BIRTHDAY CONCERT
featuring
World Renown Jazz Drummer from the 
Legendary Cannonball Adderley Quintet
LOUIS HAYES
Plus the Award Winning DCA Jazz Ensemble

Sept 17, 2016 :  4pm - 6pm
Dillard Center for the Arts
2501 NW 11th St, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33311
For tickets and more information 
call (754)322.8828

Louis Sedell Hayes was born May 31, 1937 in Detroit Michigan. He was always surrounded by music, actually first starting with the piano, before his father gave him a set of drums at age 10. A cousin noticed his talent, took him under his wing and made sure that his approach to the instrument would serve him well. And well it did, for after developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watkins and others, Louis found himself at the tender age of 18 in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces of Silver would introduce him to the jazz world as a new force to be acknowledged.

Louis Hayes with Oscar Peterson on piano and bassist Sam Jones.
Hayes and Jones became known as the "dynamic duo" rhythm section.
Louis continued to enhance his reputation with Horace from 1956 until 1959 when he joined Cannonball Adderley where he propelled the quintet to joyous musical heights and timeless recordings through 1965. He joined piano master Oscar Peterson from 1965-67 during which time he and bassist Sam Jones became known as the "dynamic duo", recognized as the most powerful rhythm duo in jazz. Louis would rejoin Oscar in 1971 for a year.

For the next decade or more he became leader or co-leader of a series of electrifying groups which included musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Barron, Junior Cooke, Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon. Louis also spent several years touring with McCoy Tyner. The Louis Hayes Group with Herald Mabern and Frank Strozier culminated four years of artistry with the album; Variety is the Spice which received five stars, truly an accomplishment during a period when his style of hard driving, "bebop" was less preferred. He continuously traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Japan making musical history wherever he performed.


Louis has played and recorded with jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, J J Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Wes Montgomery, Joe Henderson, Cedar Walton, George Benson as well as Ravi Shankar, John Lee Hooker and others.

He has had numerous honors and awards, here is just a sampling:
  • The Down Beat New Star Award - 1961
  • State Of Louisiana Special Recognition Award -1986
  • State Of Michigan Special Tribute 1996
  • The Society of the Culturally Concerned Appreciation Award - 1996
  • The Greater Jamaican Development Corp. In Appreciation of - 1996
  • Spirit Of Detroit Award -2004
  • Life Time Achievement Award From Bakers Keyboard Lounge - 2004
  • United States House Of Representatives Special Tribute - 2004
Recent engagements of note would include The Kennedy Center for the Arts, The JVC Jazz Festival, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Chivas Jazz Festival in Brazil.  His current endeavors primarily involve the leadership of The Cannonball Legacy Band, which pays tribute to the gifted art form of that heritage and The Jazz Communicators which is Louis' desire to continue bringing exciting musical alternatives to audiences around the world.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Miami's Sunshine Jazz Presents Brenda Alford in August and Celebrates 30 Years w/ Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lou Donaldson in October


The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents

Brenda Alford
Quintet

Sunday, August 28, 2016 ~ 6-9pm

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series continues on the fourth Sunday in August with a very special presentation by a true South Florida treasure. Respected vocalist, composer, educator, actor  and recording artist, Ms. Brenda Alford will grace the stage at Miami Shores Country Club from 6pm - 9pm. Brenda will be joined by her fabulous band featuring Antulio Mora on Piano, Paul Shewchuk on upright Bass, Jesse Jones, Jr. on Saxophone and last but not least, Lenny Steinberg on Drums!

Since meeting Ella Fitzgerald in her hometown of Baltimore in 1978, Brenda Alford has traveled along many performance avenues. Her accomplishments include recording on Blue Note with piano legend Horace Silver, performing with saxophone innovator Flip Phillips, and recording and performing a tribute with Billy Marcus to Lionel Hampton for his 90th Birthday at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Brenda has performed with jazz greats including Pete Minger, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Ron Carter, Philly Jo Jones and Tommy Flanagan. 

Brenda attended the Univ. of Miami as a jazz vocal performance major, and her compositions have been performed by the award-winning U of M Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Larry Lapin.  Her own recordings include “Brenda Alford Live at Morgan State,” “Last Night In Baltimore,” and “My Favorite Things” - recorded live at the Old Dillard Museum with The Othello Molineaux Quartet, and she’s performed in two movies - Jon Waters’ “Hairspray” and Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”. Brenda tells us she’ll be singing songs from some of the great singers of Jazz, Blues and R&B, plus some new original compositions at the SJO’s event. We will surely be in for a treat!

Personnel:
Antulio Mora on Piano
Paul Shewchuk on upright Bass
Jesse Jones, Jr. on Saxophone
Lenny Steinberg on Drums

Sunday, August 28, 2016 ~ 6-9pm
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138
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Gen Admission $20. /SJO Members $15
Become a member or renew your membership 
at the door and admission is FREE!  

MSCC features a great lounge with 
Cash Bar/Full Menu/Free Parking.  
Info: SJO (954)554-1800; MSCC (305)795-2360 

MAJOR UPCOMING SJO EVENT 
AT MIAMI SHORES COUNTRY CLUB!

Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ 7-11pm
JAZZ MASTERS
Dr. Lonnie Smith
&
Lou Donaldson


Full Dinner Menu Available
Cash Bar
Free Parking
GA $50 / SJO Members $40
Info/Reservations (305)693-2594
or Email SunJazzOrg@aol.com

Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138
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Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors! 

SJO programming is presented with support of the 
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade 
County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Sunshine Jazz Organization's events are ADA compliant.

Sunshine Jazz Organization
Our 30th Season of Jazz
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Little Jake & The Soul Searchers at Soul Fest Sunday in Gainesville Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Soul, Soul 
and 
More Soul!

Sunday, August 28, 2016 ~ 2-9pm
“Soul Sunday” - 
An all-day Soul Music and Soul Food Festival! 
at
First Magnitude Brewery
1220 SE Veitch St. 
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352)727-4677
$10 cover at the beer garden gate.

Mark your calendars for these 
great upcoming shows!

Saturday, September 24, 2016
37th Annual Lincolnville Festival 
St. Augustine, FL

Saturday, October 22, 2016
3rd Annual Jazz, Arts, and Blues Festival
(JAB Fest 2016)
Festival Park, Live Oak, FL

Can't make the show,
but want the NEW CD?
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About the Little Jake 
& The Soul Searchers

Little Jake Mitchell is an authentic blues child prodigy and R&B singer who works as hard today as he did in his appearances at the Apollo Theater; as hard as he did on tour as "Mr. Excitement" with R&B immortals James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and Bobby Blue Bland, or at the Pensacola Blues Festival, when B. B. King encouraged him to stay in show business.


Little Jake & The Soul Searchers—that's what you get when you combine Jake with The Silver-Sonic Horns and a powerful rhythm section. The band recalls authentic R&B stagecraft in support of a classic repertoire of soulful songs. Depending on the venue, Jake and the band treat audiences to sights and sounds seldom seen or heard since the golden age of R&B: opening singers, Tran “The Piano Man” Whitley and drummer, Hal "Halag8r" Saylor; a dynamic, audience-walking lead singer; a strolling horn section; a full-time emcee/announcer, Kenny "The Conductor" Eunice; and one of the funkiest rhythm sections around. The band's roots are deep, featuring sidemen who worked with Ike and Tina Turner, Billy Joe Royal, Ernie K Doe, Hues Corporation, and other R&B and rock pioneers.

The Silver-Sonic Horns, originally organized as The Blacklash Horns by Charlie Blade, trace their heritage back to 1969 when initially formed as the horn section for one of Florida's R&B pioneer band, Weston Prim & Blacklash: Blade on saxes, and long-time collaborator Brian 'T-Bone' Stevens on trombone. They are joined by Doug 'Skywalker' Meyers on trumpet. Classic R&B section-horn energy, funky improvisation by the whole horn section, a great appearance, and a topnotch sound system make The Silver-Sonic Horns an integral part of the Jake Mitchell experience.

The rhythm section features keyboardist and vocalist, Tran Whitley, holding forth on the real deal—a vintage Hammond B3 organ that anchors the band. Tran is joined by seasoned guitarist / backup vocalist, Charles Henry, who can play it funky, and does. On Fender bass, with years of experience beginning with Billy Joe Royal's road band, Allen McCollum keeps the bass line bumping and jumping. Providing energetic pulse and punctuation, and featured as an opening vocalist in every show: Hal Saylor on drums.

Little Jake Mitchell is one of Florida's great native-son ambassadors in rhythm and blues music. Little Jake & The Soul Searchers deliver authentic style and classic repertoire at every performance.



Band Members
Jake Mitchell - Lead Vocals 
Tran Whitley - Keyboards 
Charles Henry - Guitar 
Allen McCollum - Bass 
Hal Saylor - Drums 
Charlie Blade - Sax 
Doug Meyers - Trumpet 
Brian Stevens - Trombone

Stay in touch with Little Jake at:

Booking Info:
Charles Steadham
Blade Agency
(352) 372-8158 x101
charles@bladeagency.com

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