Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival this Weekend - Friday Night Blues Walk on Cleveland Street Performers Announced


Clearwater Sea Blues Festival BLUES WALK Performers Announced

This year there are 3 amazing bands performing in Downtown Clearwater: RJ Howson, Easy Street Band, and Ellie Lee and Blues Fury! Also going on downtown is the Blast Friday Concert Series where The Romantics will be playing on the main stage! FREE!  (RJ Howson is playing from 7-9pm in front of the Capitol Theater then at Tony’s 10pm-close)

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FREE FESTIVAL!
International, Regional, 
and Local Blues Favorites 
in Downtown Clearwater FL

Waterfront, at:
Coachman Park
301 Drew Street
Clearwater FL 33756 

One of Clearwater’s signature and most beloved events, the Clearwater Seafood and Blues Festival (Sea-Blues) returns to rock out Coachman Park Feb. 24 & 25, 2018. The popularity of this event continues to appeal to thousands and gives residents and visitors a chance to see nationally established and emerging bands as they pump out some of their best blues-inspired tunes. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Gates open at noon.
Kenny Wayne Shepard Band: 8:30pm
(Joe Krown on keys!)
ZZ Ward: 6:30pm
The Greyhounds: 5pm
Super Doppler: 3:30pm
The Steepwater Band: 2pm
George Worthmore: 12:30pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Gates open at noon.

Keeping up with tradition and staying true to its name, visitors to the 2018 Sea-Blues Festival will enjoy some mouth-watering seafood dishes from the area’s best restaurants. 

General admission to the festival is free. Reserved seating starts at $25 with two-day passes available. VIP packages start at $70 and includes a reserved seat, dinner, two drink tickets, access to the VIP bar and executive restrooms. All prices are subject to taxes and fees.


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Tampa Jazz Club Presents American Pianist John Beasley February 26, 2018 at USF Concert Hall

JOHN BEASLEY’s 
MONK’estra 
Celebrating the Thelonious Monk Centennial

The Tampa Jazz Club presents JOHN BEASLEY, the pianist/ composer/ arranger whose MONK’estra project has received four Grammy nominations, will bring his dazzling new interpretations of Thelonious Monk’s music to USF’s Monday Night Jazz on February 26. To honor the Monk Centennial Year, Beasley will conduct the USF JAZZ ENSEMBLE in the USF Concert Hall, beginning at 7:30m. Monday Night Jazz, a monthly concert series for more than 20 years, is presented in conjunction with the USF School of Music, WUSF's All Night Jazz.

A jazz veteran who was the pianist for both Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard in his early years, John Beasley has been Music Director for world tours by Steely Dan, Queen Latifah, and others. Based in Hollywood, he has extensive experience working on major film soundtracks, and as arranger for television, from ‘American Idol’ to ‘The Kennedy Center Honors.’  Beasley has also directed the International Jazz Day global concerts presented by UNESCO since their inception, from venues in Paris, Istanbul, Osaka, Havana, and The White House.

As the world paid tribute in the past year to the centennial of the birth of Thelonious Monk, Beasley’s visionary arrangements of Monk’s music became a sensation in the jazz world. The two MONK’estra albums shine a new light on Monk’s singular sound, with contemporary harmonies, unstoppable grooves, and a real sense of fun.

The 18-piece USF JAZZ ENSEMBLE gave listeners an unforgettable treat at November’s Monday Night Jazz, playing under the direction of composer John Clayton. Don’t miss their collaboration with JOHN BEASLEY and his bold explorations of Monk – described by the International Review of Music as ‘some of the most mesmerizing big band music of recent memory.’ 
  Monday, February 26, 2018; 7:30 PM
USF Concert Hall
3735 USF Holly Drive
USF Tampa Campus
Tampa, FL 33620
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Tickets: $20 Adults/$15 Tampa Jazz Club Members 
& Seniors, $10 Students with ID

Contact information: Tampajazzclub.com  or call: 727-771-7415

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Gold Coast Jazz Presents Society Band Quartet in Free Concert February 24, 2018 in Plantation FL

Gold Coast Jazz Society - 
Tradition…Innovation…Creativity!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 ~ 2pm
Gold Coast Society Jazz Quartet
at
West Regional Library 
8601 W Broward Blvd
Plantation FL 33324


UPCOMING SEASON SERIES PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 ~ 7:45pm
Loston Harris Trio:
Loston Harris Plays the Great American Songbook    
For more than a decade jazz pianist, Loston Harris, has headlined at the legendary Bemelmans Bar located in The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Upper East Side. This “home” is where a bevy of great cabaret and jazz greats have performed for decades. Harris tours regularly. He has also performed and toured with Wynton Marsalis and appeared worldwide on the PBS special "Portraits in Blue" with fellow pianist and Grammy Nominee, Marcus Roberts.

Pre-show Wine & Jazz Talk with Lyn Farmer @ 6:45 pm RSVP required to (954) 524-0805.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ~ 7:45pm
An Evening with the Four Freshmen
It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. With over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles and 6 Grammy Nominations, this fab four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold-out audiences around the globe. The integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup; Bob Ferreira, Tommy Boynton, Stein Malvey and Curtis Calderon, are second to none.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 ~ 7:45pm
Gold Coast Jazz Society Band & Friends
Honoring the Great Ladies of Jazz 
Enjoy an evening of music honoring the great ladies of jazz featuring, Debbie Orta, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling - three of south Florida’s top female jazz vocalists – with  members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand. An exciting close to our 26th year of our concert series.

For more information about the 2017-18 Jazz Concert Series, go to www.goldcoastjazz.org. The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and musical services provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. 

All Concerts at:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312
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The 2017-18 series includes jazz for all tastes featuring a host of talented jazz artists.  All concerts will be presented at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.   Full season subscriptions are available at a substantial discount from single ticket purchases and Jazz Trio subscriptions (3 concerts of your choice) are available by calling the Gold Coast Jazz Society at (954)524-0805. ADDITIONAL SEASON SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION


Single tickets for each concert are available at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at www.browardcenter.org. Student and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID for most concerts. 

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and is supported by Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County.  Concert Series sponsors include American National Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

Miami's Sunshine Jazz Presents Alice Day & Friends February 25, 2018

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents
Alice Day & 
Friends! 


In a month that celebrates Black History Month, National Freedom, Rosa Parks, Love and Carnival, there really is no artist better to feature than beloved Jazz vocalist, Ms. Alice Day! “The First Lady” will perform with her magnificent “Friends” - Miguel de la Cerna, Sam Chiodo and James Cotman.

Ms. Alice Day, affectionately known as “The First Lady”, is in demand at top jazz venues around the world and regularly tours in Europe and South East Asia. Born into the extraordinary musical tradition of gospel, Alice has committed her life to music. Drawing inspiration from greats such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Mahalia Jackson, Alice has created her own distinctive style and is acknowledged as one of the finest jazz vocalists performing today. Jazz Entrepreneur, Frank Spena once said of her, “Alice Day is a Renaissance Woman. She has the ability to mesmerize and captivate an audience with her stage presence. Whether singing a ballad, or a raucous, belting blues, there ain’t nobody that does it better.”

Her outstanding contributions to music have been honored with numerous awards and, in addition, Alice Day is the founder of the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame, in its 10th year. Making a long awaited, South Florida return appearance is distinguished pianist, Miguel de la Cerna, a first-call musical director and arranger, a prolific performer, and an influential educator. Miguel de la Cerna is recognized as one of the most versatile pianists working today. A Chicago native, de la Cerna is the third generation in a distinguished lineage of Chicago piano jazz greats. Known especially for his sensitive work with singers, de la Cerna tours frequently and has recorded extensively in his role as music director and arranger for vocalists. This exceptional trio is completed with two more of our favorites: the bottom line (Bass) Sam Chiodo, and the sensitive James Cotmon (Drums).

Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm 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 admission is FREE! MSCC features a music lounge with table/bar service and free parking. Reserve your seats at  SunJazzOrg@aol.com, (954)554-1800; (305)693-2594. Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors. 

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 ~ 6-9pm
Miami Shores Country Club 
10000 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL 33138 
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.
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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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Longineu Parsons' Dr. Neu & BluJaFunk Opens for Rebirth Brass Band in Gainesville February 23, 2018

One good thing 
leads to another!

Dr. Neu & BluJaFunk
Opening for
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING REBIRTH BRASS BAND!

Friday, February 23, 2018 ~ 8pm
High Dive
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
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highdivegville.com (352)872-5949


Contact Longineu:
(850)322-8823​

Booking Contact:
Blade Agency
(352)372-8158

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The Fish House - Where to Mix the Finest in Seafood w/ the Best in Live Jazz & Blues

2017 Time Out Miami 
and Miami New Times' 
"Best Of Miami Best 
Blues/Jazz Venue"

Every Wednesday, 7pm (2 drink minimum)
David Leon's
Pro-Jazz Jam Session
Feb 21 - John Yarling Group
Feb 28 - Pete Zimmer Quartet (NYC)

MARCH HIGHLIGHTS!
MARCH 2: The Brev Sullivan Project
(Call (305)595-8453 to RSVP for this show!)

MARCH 15: Blues by Mr. Walker
Facebook Event Page

(Call (305)595-8453 to RSVP for this show!)

Every Thursday, 8pm (2 drink minimum)
Pro Blues Jam  
(w/ Guest Hosts Motel Mel, Michael Wainright, 
Darrell Raines, George Caldwell, 
Randy Robins, Bill Clark, Julian Harris) 

Every Friday, 7pm (2 drink minimum)
Every Saturday, 7pm (2 drink minimum)
Featured Musicians &
Mostly Motel Mel on Saturdays

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The Fish House
10000 SW 56th Street
Miami FL 33165
thefishhouse.com (305)595-8453
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Serving the BEST Seafood and more!
Sunday - Wednesday Noon to 10pm and 
Thursday - Saturday Noon to 11pm

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 Ceviche; 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.

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