Saturday, October 25, 2014

Young band with a Horn... (Allen Kanovsky finds them in the Backwoods (Bistro) of Tallahassee)



Submitted by Al Kanovsky 10/25/14

It's long drive from Hallandale to Tallahassee. It doesn't seem that long if you have a good co-pilot. Charlie Boyer (my esteemed publisher) was in that seat so there was lots to talk about, although most of the time he was busy contacting potential advertisers. We stopped in Gainesville to meet Debby Strickland for lunch at Napalitano's. Charlie & I ordered the special of the day "Corned Beef & Cabbage. Yeah, yeah. You're all thinking C.B. & C. in an Italian restaurant? It was good. Very good, especially with an ice cold Guiness. 

Okay, the music. Later last night we ended up at the Backwoods Bistro close by to the campus of F.S.U. 

The place was crowded with students and faculty. It was also filled with music. JAZZ was in the house. The band is named "JAZZCOPELAND". 
The leader and founder is bassist Brandon Robertson. Gerald Watkins the drummer will make an appearanc witth Longineau Parsons to-nite. Playing keyboard is Evan Powell. Exceptional on alto is Chris Rochester and the lovely Ms.Avis Berry handles the vocals. We arrived in time to catch the last tune of the 1st set but in plenty of time for the final one. The band members are all either graduate students or seniors at the school.They have a mutual vision of the future of JAZZ and how it will be played. Not 'straight-ahead', not too futuristic. Imaginative & creative in ways different than the past or present day. The play list was made up of both original tunes and standards. "Black Nile" was the first tune of the set and Avis had me paying close attention to what she did with her voice. Unusual and lovely. "Night & Day" followed. Chris Rochester's alto solo displayed his unusual approach to the melodic line. It was just enough of 'tomorrow'. Very tasty and fresh. Brandon's bass solo followed suit. "L's Bop" an instrumental original had both the taste of Dizzy & Miles and again that vision of tomoorrow. "One Note Samba" done lively and "Funny Valentine" done with absolutely breathtaking vocal and bass solos. An original titled "Weak" is what every tone poem should be. Chromatically perfect, it gave everyone a chance to express their emotions musically. All the band members are personable, easy to talk with and eager to share their vision. 

Charlie and I followed Jose Rodriguez home. He is our lodging host for the weekend and very gracious (including to animals - he is big into Lost Hope Rescue Organization and his housemates are happy about it!). Jose also has great stories to tell. Jose is one of the organizers of the PatRamsey Memorial Benefit for Big Bend Hospice event to be held at the Bradfordville BLUES Club today from 1:30pm until the A.M. It is the main reason Charlie and I are here. Also The JAZZ, Arts and BLUES Festival in Live Oak. 

Music----Music--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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Bob Margolin & The Nighthawks Headline Casselberry Craft Beer and Blues Festival! Jeff Howell Band & Paul Stott Group open!

A REUNION
NOT TO BE MISSED!



Lake Concord Park
95 Triplet Lake DrCasselberryFL 32707
(behind Casselberry City Hall)

Red-hot blues and ice-cold brews are on tap for the Second Annual Casselberry Craft Beer & Blues Festival. This exciting event, held Friday, Nov. 14 from 5–9 pm at Lake Concord Park (located at 95 Triplet Lake Dr.), will feature a variety of premium craft beers along with undulating blues sounds by some of the best local blues bands in the Central Florida area and headliners, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin and the Nighthawks

This scorching blues event kicks off at  5pm with The Jeff Howell Blues Band, bringing their porch-pickin' unique brand of Louisiana acoustic blues and rock and roll to the stage. Next in line from 6-7 pm will be the award-winning Paul Stott Band. Headliners, the legendary blues guitarist Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin will be joined by the Nighthawks to perform a sensational concert full of deep Chicago blues style with a mix of rock, rockabilly, soul and swing from 7-9 pm. 

Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, a Blues guitarist and singer, tours worldwide today as a bandleader or guest with both legendary and contemporary musicians. Bob played guitar in Muddy Waters’ band from 1973-’80. In 2013, Bob was nominated for The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award for Traditional Male Blues Artist. He has won Blues Music Awards for guitar in 2008 and 2005. He received the 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism, appreciating his 20 years writing for Blues Revue. In 2011, his eBook Steady Rollin’ was published. In today’s Blues scene, Bob Margolin is carrying on the tradition with a full schedule of tours, festivals, concerts, and club appearances. For more details and depth, please visit the www.bobmargolin.com

As part of the event, about 15 gourmet food trucks from The Food Truck Bazaar (www.thefoodtruckbazaar.com) will offer delicious culinary delights that range from mouth watering flatbread pizzas and Bar-B-Q to scrumptious frosted cupcakes and fruit-filled crepes. Let’s not forget shopping. The festival includes a park full of art and specialty vendors displaying their works as you stroll and enjoy the live blues entertainment. 

Bring your blanket and chairs and come be a part of the Second Annual Casselberry Craft Beer & Blues Festival with Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin and the Nighthawks along with the Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar.  Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (407) 262-7700 ext. 1507, email lhoppes@casselberry.org
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Friday, October 24, 2014

1st Annual Sebastian Weekend on Wheels - Blessings, bikes, & blues benefit

Bikers' ball, bike blessing and parade, 
motorcycle show and sale 
and blues-rock concert!


Benefit weekend for VNA Hospice and TestiFire Ministries October 25th & 26th in Sebastian, FL.

Events Currently Scheduled:
Saturday, October 25th 
• Butterfly-themed “Bikers’ Costume Ball” at Earl’s Hideaway (1405 Indian River Drive, Sebastian), Captain Hiram’s Resort (1580 US Highway 1, Sebastian), and the Tiki Bar & Grill (1130 Indian River Drive, Sebastian): 8:00pm–Midnight

Sunday, October 26th
• Breakfast at the Tiki Bar & Grill (1130 Indian River Drive, Sebastian): 9:00–11:00am
• Celebration of Life/Butterfly Release at Riverview Park (650 US 1, Sebastian): 11:00am–Noon
• Blessing of the Bikes at Riverview Park (650 US 1, Sebastian): Noon—Until Complete
• Bike Parade from Riverview Park to Earl’s Hideaway via Indian River Drive: Noon–1:30pm
• Bike Show & Sale at Treasure Coast Coffee Company (1400 US 1, Sebastian) 10:00 am–4:00 pm; registrations for bike show due by 2:00pm; award ceremony at Earl’s Hideaway at 4:00pm
•Concert by The Chris Duarte Group at Earl’s Hideaway: 2:00–6:00pm

for more info: facebook.com/SebastianWoW or Earlshideaway.com



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, and Peter White live at Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend!

An Incredible Weekend 

Featuring Five of the Biggest 

Stars in Smooth Jazz!




Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront  features Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner and Peter White.   These world-famous artists will be performing individually and together throughout the weekend, backed by the finest musicians in the business. Presented by the Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation and produced by the Brevard Music Group, you will be entertained by several of the most exciting artists in contemporary jazz today.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
 WEEKEND PACKAGE!


Enjoy a weekend of concerts, dinners, brunches, after parties, beach, sun and lots of fun, all included as part of our “cruise on land” packages.  Click HERE for information on weekend packages including the concert and after party schedules, dining details and room options, as well as payment and early purchase incentives.

At the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront hotel, they take pride in providing first-class service and deluxe accommodations.  Come join us at the beautiful oceanfront location and relax on the white sand and swim in the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
January 30, 31 & February 1, 2015
2605 North Highway A1A, 
Indialantic, FL 32903 



FOR MORE  INFORMATION: 
(321)795-0390 or 


And make a note to attend
The Florida Smooth Jazz Festival 
 November 8th in Casselberry FL! 

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Miami Jazz Project to Celebrate Release of New CD Friday at Arts Garage!



Miami Jazz Project
CD Release Show 


JAZZ | Fri, 10/24 8pm

An all-star line-up of musicians, featuring Arthur Barron (saxophones and flute), Abel Pabon (keyboard), Stewart Rabin (trumpet), Gabriel Vivas (bass) and Rey Monroig on (drums) performing a repertoire of classic jazz and original compositions from their just-released CD. “Startling and intense music.” - Z Magazine  

Slam Allen  

BLUES | Sat, 10/25 8pm 
 

Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter and New York State Blues Hall of Fame Master Musician inductee, Slam is known as “The Soulworking Man." He is an authentic high-energy soul, funk and blues artist and entertainer with a historic pedigree as lead guitarist with blues legend James Cotton!

Los Habaneros

LATIN JAZZ | Wed, Oct 29 7:30pm

Come dance and enjoy the Latin rhythms of this dynamic ensemble, a Cuban band based in New York City and led by vocalist Gerardo Contino, previously the lead singer for NG La Banda, one of the most recognized Cuban salsa and jazz orchestras in Cuba.


Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 
JAZZ | Thur, 10/30 7:30pm

Having the last name Marsalis amounts to having the distinction of being a Kennedy in American politics. Jason, a New Orleanian, certainly lives up to his name.

“…Marsalis has mastered the rhythms of the jazz tradition.” –All About Jazz


Lew Tabackin 
JAZZ | Sat, 11/1 8pm

Lew, flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, cross-culture, and passionate. “His beautiful, singing sound mixes with an amazing intensity that lifts the listener right out of their seat.” –Saxophone Journal 


The How and the Why 
by Sarah Treem
Nov 7-30, Wed–Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm 

From the writer/producer of House of Cards and In Treatment comes this smart, compelling new play about science, family, and survival of the fittest.

"…an exhilarating, intellectual evening out.” —Star-Ledger 



Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniola 
JAZZ | Sat, 11/8 8pm & Sun, 11/9 7pm


Allan Harris Quartet 
JAZZ | Sat 11/15 8PM 


Tracy Grammer 
FOLK | Sun 11/16 7pm

 
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