Thursday, May 17, 2018

Famed Florida Musician, Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton, to Cook Up the Blues & Gumbo in Gainesville June 10, 2018

Playing the Blues 
Cooking the Gumbo!

The Sauce Boss - Bill Wharton

Another One-of-a-Kind Blues Showman!

Opening Show:
Big Time Juke & The Joints

Sunday, June 10, 2018 ~ Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
MAP
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949
General Admission is $15, with NCFBS 
members getting in for $8. Students and 
veterans with ID get in for $5.

The Sauce Boss, a Tallahassee native and 2017 Florida Music Award-winning Bluesman and will play the High Dive in downtown Gainesville Sunday, June 10, 2018.

The legendary performer (as chronicled in Jimmy Buffett’s 1999 hit “I Will Play for Gumbo”) Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton brings his Florida slide guitar Blues, his gumbo, and his own hot sauce to every multi-sensory performance. His show includes a culinary demonstration with audience stirring and sampling the gumbo.

Blues rising star Albert Castiglia’s 2016 album Big Dog featured Wharton’s song “Let the Big Dog Eat” and the album was atop the Roots Blues Charts for 12 weeks.

The Sauce Boss is a powerhouse of energy with his one-man band. Florida swamp-funk slide guitarist Wharton has been a musician for over a half a century. On his 1989 New Year’s Eve gig, The Sauce Boss splashed a bottle of his Liquid Summer Hot Sauce into a huge pot of simmering gumbo, feeding the entire audience. The rest is history. 200,000 bowls later, he’s still feeding the masses for free at his shows. The Sauce Boss show is a soul shouting picnic of bluesy, rock and roll brotherhood.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” have both covered the Sauce Boss. CNN and EXTRA sent film crews to New York City Sauce Boss extravaganzas, The Food Network’s series “Extreme Cuisine” visited the Sauce Boss on location in New York, and another Food Network series “Keith Famie’s Adventures” filmed a Sauce Boss show in Miami. The Sauce Boss is the only personality that’s been featured in “Living Blues”, “GQ”, AND “Gourmet Magazine”.

Also performing will be Gainesville’s Big Time Juke & the Joints, a band that gives a particular Florida spin on Chicago and Texas Blues styles.

General Admission is $15, with NCFBS members getting in for $8. Students and veterans with ID get in for $5.

If you are an NCFBS member and would like to purchase reduced priced tickets online, please contact rob@ncfblues .com for a Promo Code.


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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ORIENTE! to Perform in Sunshine Jazz's Concert Series at Miami Shores Country Club May 27, 2018

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents
Eddy Balzola
& ORIENTE!

The monthly Sunshine Jazz Concert Series is pleased to welcome back popular Latin Jazz band ORIENTE! Led by bandleader, guitarist and songwriter Eddy Balzola, the band’s syncopated rhythms are spicy while being drenched with melody and harmony. Oriente plays the Jazz you love, and a bit of blues too, all in their signature tropical and soulful style.
ORIENTE! debuted in 1993 at Snug Harbor Jazz Club in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The Snug / Nola audiences connected deeply with the band’s original Cuban Jazz and Blues style, and they were invited back to the famed club and city many times over the years. That was mostly before Hurricane Katrina dealt that tragic blow to the historic birthplace of so much music.

Balzola’s group has changed some personnel over 25 years but the current lineup is seasoned and solid, including Yoel Del Sol with 18 years on percussion and backup vocals. Veteran Memphis trumpeter Stuart King along with Dony Felix on bass, and Rey Monroig on drums have been on board well over 6 years, allowing wonderful arrangements to develop. ORIENTE! continues to maintain a steady schedule of festivals, clubs and concerts. They’ve played from Key West and the Southwest to the Caribbean and Europe. Some highlights include appearing at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, New Orleans and JVC Jazz Fest. The band was featured on PBS International Travel show “Music Voyager” which is still seen worldwide, and on the Food Network “Live with Chef Bobby Flay”. ORIENTE has produced five recordings to date including the latest, titled “Soul En Clave”.

Join us for Jazz, Rhythm & Soul! Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. General Admission is $20 | SJO Members $15. Become an SJO member or renew at the door and your admission is FREE! MSCC features a Music Lounge/Cash Bar/Full Menu and Free Parking. Reservations & Info: Sunjazzorg@aol.com; (954)554-1800. Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors!

Sunday, May 27, 2018 ~ 6-9pm
Miami Shores Country Club 
10000 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL 33138 
MAP

UPCOMING EVENTS OF NOTE

June 23: Joey Gilmore Band at Miami Shores CC

July 22: 9th Annual South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame
Induction at Miami Shores CC

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.
SJO EVENTS ARE ADA COMPLIANT

Sunshine Jazz Organization
Celebrating Our 31th Season!
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800
www.sunshinejazz.org
  
Promoting America's Precious Art Form 

in South Florida Since 1986



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Jazz & Blues Florida - Stats Report, SALE Notice and June Order Deadline


- Due to excess capacity Jazz & Blues Florida is offering email blasts/blog postings/premium listings at 50% OFF ($40 instead of $80) for the following dates: Mon - 5/21/18 (1), Tue - 5/22/18 (2), Wed - 5/23/18 (2), Thu - 5/24/18 (1), Fri - 5/25/18 (1), Sat - 5/26/18 (1) and Sun - 5/27/18 (1). Email me at Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com to get your order in. Artwork development NOT included.
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Experience the Afro-Cuban-Soul-Jazz of Oriente in Miami and Hollywood in May

Experience the "Edge" of 
South Florida's Rhythm

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

ORIENTE BAND

Saturday May 19, 2018, 7-10pm, FREE
Downtown Hollywood Artwalk 
Cuenca Cigars Montecristo Lounge

1928 Harrison Street, Hollywood FL 33020 
MAP
cuencacigars.com (866)417-9454
FACEBOOK PAGE  

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4-7pm, FREE
Miami Casino
Club Rio Stage
3500 NW 37th Ave
Miami FL 33142
MAP 
playcasinomiami.com

Sunday, May 27, 2018 ~ 6-9pm
Sunshine Jazz Concert Series
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores FL 33138 
MAP
miamishoresgolf.com (305)795-2363
$20GA/$15 Members, or become a society 
member at $40, including the night's show!
RSVP to SunJazzOrg@aol.com 
or call (954)554-1800.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6-9pm, FREE
OLYMPIA THEATER LOBBY JAZZ
Olympia Theater
174 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131
MAP
www.miamijazzsociety.com

AND

EDDY BALZOLA 
Solo Acoustic Rhythm & Soul

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

Riptide Tiki Bar
at Riptide Beachfront Hotel 
2300 North Surf Road
Hollywood, FL 33019
riptidehotel.com (954)921-7667 

Every Sunday Brunch, noon-2pm
Chimney House
701 W Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 
thechimneyhouse.net (954)900-5352 





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
FLA LIC #TA1029
Vice Pres - Sunshine Jazz Organization
Mgr - ORIENTE Latin Jazz-Blues-Rhythm-n-Soul
http://www.OrienteBand.com

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Bridget Kelly Band - New Release and May Appearances

Bridget Kelly Band
Soon to be 
Released CD
BLUES WARRIOR*


May 19: Blue Tavern Backyard Blues Fest, Tallahassee
May 20: NCFBS Women in Blues, Gainesville
May 31: Englewoods on Dearborn, Englewood
June 1: Buckingham Blues Bar, Ft. Myers
June 2: Little Bar, Goodland

JUNE/JULY Blues Warrior Tour
Check Calendar for Complete Tour Schedule

July 15: EARL'S HIDEAWAY
Sept 1: Nickle Plate District Blues Festival, Fischers, Indiana!
Sept 23: Bridget BIRTHDAY BLUES at High Dive
Nov 30: Bradenton Blues Fest Appetizer
Dec 9: BIRTHDAY BLUES BASH, G'ville

Booking: 
www.road-dawg.com/bridget-kelly-band

Can't make show but want yourself 
some? Here's the list and down there
are the links!
`
"Bone Rattler"
#1 Charting RMR  "Electric Blues"  Album
(July-Nov 2017) - 19 weeks at  #1!
and
"Back in the Blues"
and
"Outta the Blues" 
and 
"Forever in Blues"
available at 

BOOKING CONTACT

MORE INFO AT

CONNECT ON FACEBOOK


*NOTES ON BLUES WARRIOR
Hello everyone!
We will be putting out our new CD Blues warrior in the spring or early summer. I am hoping for June 1, 2018 or sooner with early distribution at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis on May 10th.

This CD is called Blues Warrior. Content was inspired by personal stories of adversity and my life experiences and include social topics such as homelessness, addiction, domestic violence and human trafficking that have affected me deeply.

Stolen is a song about human trafficking. While driving through the desert in a very remote area near New Mexico while touring I saw a rest stop women's bathroom door with a  lock on the outside and sitting in the parking lot was a white van. I wasn't alone and I noticed the lock but was scared. The experience rattled me and made me aware of human trafficking. I also started noticing posters in many of the bathrooms around the country trying to help. Watching videos and learning more about those who have been stolen we wrote Stolen. Listening to the play back I sobbed and my mom couldn't even listen to the whole thing. 

Snow Fall is a song about heroin addiction. Tim is a board member on NurseNBlues headed by Patti Parks and that has brought more insight into this horrible addiction. As we learn more and more about young adults and heroin addiction we are devastated by the numbers and the statistics of young people in our country dying from heroin overdose. It's an epidemic, so we wrote the song Snow Fall. 

The song about the homeless was inspired when I was walking home from the Daytona Blues Festival in the night after playing a wonderful event and I was walking across the bridge and I saw old homeless men and women rolled up in tarps sleeping against the bridge in the cold. They became invisible because they were tucked neatly against the wall and people driving by couldn't even see them. In the winter in Florida I also see a lot of homeless asking for money on street corners.

The song I domestic violence (I think it's called it’s called No Good Man but I will also get check that) is a song about a woman whose really beaten by her spouse and she decides to leave him.  For those paying attention, this social and community ill is too-wide spread not be recognized and called out and stopped when seen.

Cabrini Green is a song about the loss of community in Chicago when they tore Cabrini-Green down. I was living near there an often visited Chicago throughout College and watched us they demolished the buildings. What really wasn't talked about was how it destroyed the generations and community of that area mostly for greed. The song is blues rock song, 1 -4 -5 progression with heavy guitar.  

CHEMO was inspired by Candye Kane and her fight and loss of life from cancer. I watched her fight for her life in the most noble and strong way. My heart goes out to Laura who lost the love of her life. It is also dedicated to two people that I lost from cancer my Grandma Kelly and Joyce Hanken. Chemo is a terrible song it is dark and horrible with a loss of life at the end. True blues.

My Little Honey Bee is a Love Song that includes making honey in the bed, a funny happy little song that helps balance the whole CD with its dark topics.

We will be going out on tour for June and July supporting the CD and playing all over the country. Doug Tackett is AMAZING and booking the Bridget Kelly Band now. 

Much love to you all. Hope to see you out there.
BKB


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