Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival set for May 7-10, 2015



Get ready for some rhythm and soul at the 3rd Annual New SmyrnaBeach Blues Festival, set for Thursday May 7th through the 10th at multiple locations throughout the beachside city including OM Bar and Chill Lounge, Flagler Tavern, and Clancy’s Cantina to name a few.

Headliners include: 5 time New Orleans Harmonica Champion “The Rockin’ Jake Band” – from New York City the Powerhouse Blues & Rock ‘n Roll/Blues Harmonica band “Little Mike & The Tornadoes”– The Evening Muse Ft. Eric Christian– and Australia’s First Lady of Blues ‘Anni Piper’.

The four-day musical weekend celebrates one of America’s most popular music genres and the weekend includes two dozen concerts, multiple band meet and greets and plenty of free giveaways. And best yet – every performance is free – no cover charge – though some locations do have a minimum age admission of 21 years.

The complete music festival schedule is located at BeachWeeks.com or by texting BLUES to 40691 to receive the list on your smart phone.     

The 3rd Annual New Smyrna Beach Blues Music Festival is part of Spring Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach – 40 days of the best festivals in eight weeks from May 5th through July 5th. For more festival information and special Beach Weeks accommodations call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621 or go to www.beachweeks.com.  Brought to you by Rue and Ziffra, New Smyrna Beach Chevy,  as well as 103.3the VIBE – Daytona’s Hit Music, 95.7 the HOG Classic Rock, LOV99.5 Adult Contemporary, and News Talk 1150WNDB.

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

5pm
JW Gilmore
Baracudas Bar and Grille
203 S Atlantic Ave, NSB
No Cover

5pm – 8pm
Jim Chevalier
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

9pm
Anni Piper (Australia’s First Lady of Blues)
Blues, Blues Rock
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE 21+Over


FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

5pm – 9pm
Walter Lee
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

6pm – 9pm
Beartoe Band
Clancy’s Cantina
301 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

9pm
Dane Meyers
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

9pm – 1am
Brent Johnson & The Call Up (New Orleans)
Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock, America
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE 21+Over


SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015

12:30pm
The Transfers Duo
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

3pm
Galloway and Kelliher Wild Dogs
Blues Rock
Toni & Joes Patio
309 Buenos Aires Street, NSB
Cover – FREE

3pm – 7pm
Big Rick and the Troublemakers
Traders
317 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – Free

3pm – 7pm
Adam and Uncle Charles
Clancy’s Cantina
301 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

5pm – 9pm
Martin and the Dead Guys
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

9pm
Little Mike & The Tornadoes (New York City)
Powerhouse Blues & Rock ‘n Roll/Blues Harmonica
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE 21+Over


SUNDAY, MAY 10

12pm – 4pm
The Rockin’ Jake Band  (South Florida via New Orleans)
Bagels & Blues with 5 time New Orleans Harmonica Champion
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE 21+Over

12:30pm
Chuck
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

3pm – 7pm
JW Gilmore
Clancy’s Cantina
301 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

3pm – 7pm
Big Rick and the Troublemakers
Traders
317 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – Free

5pm – 9pm
Joey Harrison
Flagler Tavern
414 Flagler Ave, NSB
No Cover

9pm
The Evening Muse Ft. Eric Christian (Charlotte)
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE 21+Over



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Friday, May 1, 2015

Jazz & Blues Florida May 2015 Edition Posted - Where are YOU getting your good music in May?

Another month 
of excellence
 in music,
in Florida!

The May 2015 issue of Jazz & Blues Florida has been posted at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com in both an online reader format and a pdf - you pick what works best for you.

This month we present feature articles on these artists that are performing in Florida this month: Annika Chambers, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Golden State-Lone Star Revue (Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh), John Mayall, Miami Jazz Fest Allstars, (Orestes Vilato, Jimmy Bosch, Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez, Ranses Colon, Tomasito Cruz, Felipe Lamoglia, Adalberto Lara, Antulio Mora), Mike Longo, Peter Bernstein Trio w/ Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Slim Fatz, Stanley Jordan, Steve Earle & the Dukes. 

Jazz & Blues Florida also announces changes in our business operations that will improve the experience of using our magazine as a entertainment resource and using our promotion/marketing platform, while contributing to the overall community awareness of live jazz and blues in our communities.


1) Jazz & Blues Florida no longer offers free event listings. Listings are now those of clients and monthly featured artists. This immediately improved the accuracy of what we present and allows readers to focus on those events that the performers/producers actually care enough about to promote. If they don't care enough, why should you?

2) Jazz & Blues Florida has prepackaged and repriced our platform placement offerings to facilitate streamlining operations and administration. The ordering, payment, presentation, delivery and monitoring processes have all been improved and our prices have been lowered to reflect these changes. Please see our new rate sheet at: http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/advertising.htm

3) Jazz & Blues Florida's, monthly issues have a new layout that improves the feature presentations and allows for easier reading in both the online reader and the pdf formats. Enjoy!

Thank you,

Charlie
Charles R. Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Jazz & Blues Florida
(561) 313-7432

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gil Anthony's Blues Power Top 30 for May 2015 - Congratz out to New Florida Transplant, Duffy Bishop!


BLUES POWER w/ Gil Anthony (2013 Keeping Blues Alive Award Winner)
TOP 30 - April, 2015
WWNT, DOTHAN AL 
WVVL, ENTERPRISE, AL
WQTL, TALLAHASSEE, FL
Every SUNDAY AND MONDAY, 6-11PM CDT, STREAMING LIVE AT GILANTHONYBLUES.COM


1. Brandon Santini, Live & Extended, Vizztone
2. Jeff Jensen, Morose  Elephant,
3. Harrison Kennedy, This Is From Here, Electro-Fi
4. Tas Cru, You Keep the Money, Crustee Tees Rec
5. Shaun Murphy, Loretta, Vision Wall
6. Ghost Town Blues Band, Hard Road to Hoe, GTBB
7. Ben Rice/Lucy Hammond, Destination Clarksdale
8. Greg Nagy, Stranded, Big O Rec
9. Toots Lorraine, Make it Easy, Greaseland rec
10. Breezy Rodio, So Close To It, Wind Chill
11. Tad Robinson, Day Into Night, Severn
12. Barbara Blue, Sweet, Strong,and Tight, Big Blue Records
13. Duffy Bishop, Find Your Way Home, Lil' Spinner Rec
14. Anthony Gomes, Electric Field Holler, Up 2 Zero
15. Joe Bonamassa, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, J&R Adventures
16. Slam Allen, Feel These Blues, Amercian Showplace Music
17. Cash Box Kings, Holding Court, Blind Pig
18. Delta Moon, Low Down, Jumping Jack
19. Voo Davis, Midnight Mist, Butter & Bacon
20. Hans Theessink/Terry Evans, Ture & BlueBlue Groove
21. Blackburn, Brothers in This World, Electro-Fi
22. James Harman, Bonetime, Electro-Fi
23. Ian Siegal, Picnic Sessions, Nugene
24. Deb Ryder, Let it Rain, Bejeb Music
25. Steve Arvey/Bill Buchman, Art of Blues, Arto of Blues
26. Hank Mowery, Excues Plenty, Blue Bella
27. Peter Novelli, St. Amant Sessions, Chalet Music
28. Ted Hefko, Distillations of the Blues, Onager
29. Jackie Payne, I Saw the Blues, Blue Dot

30. Debbie Davies, Love Spin, Vizztone, 

Mailing Address:
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Dr. #K-81
Dothan, AL 36301

Email: bluegil@hotmail.com
Website: gilanthonyblues.com
Phone: (334)718-1736    



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When a master musician...(Allen Kanovsky gets in touch with his Latin side at BaCA with Sammy Figueroa.)


Submitted by Al Kanovsky 04/30/15

...surrounds himself with other masters, you are gonna hear some masterful stuff. It happened last night at a BaCA event at their gallery in Pompano Beach. Complimentary snacks, wine and great Latin JAZZ. Congero Sammy Figueroa led a sextet that totally captivated the audience. Brian Potts (vibes), Chino Nunez (timbalero), Antulio Mora (keyboard), Augustin Conti (bass) and incredible on bongos was (I completely missed his name but he is pictured below). The program ran from bop to bossa---Tito Puente, Carlos Jobim, Cal Tjader and Dizzy Gillespie hits. Each and every solo inspired them to greater musical heights. Clave permeated the room and I couldn't keep my seat and most enjoyed my salsa moments with party planner Annette Munoz.
I was a "mambonik" in the late 40's, early 50's dancing every Wednesday night at the Palladium in N.Y. I am infused with the overlaying patterns of rhythm. Sammy is mostly self-taught but adhering to the lessons learned by studying. Antulio was having such a ball that 2 or 3 times allowed himself 2 chorus solos.Layer congas, timbales and bongos over melodic patterns by Brian and Antulio and you are truly in a wonderland. Hope I can hear this group again soon. 

Too early for bed and it's Nicky Orta's birthday---which one? Who knows? Better yet, who cares? Maybe wife Debbie or his Mom or his kids. I don't. I don't think his brother Mike or Danny Burger care either. In any case Debbie Orta was Danny Burger's featured guest artist. Nicky celebrated his birthday playing bass, Mike at the piano and Danny behind the snare, tom-toms, hi-hat, cymbals and bass drum. Debbie did the vocals. I walked in catching the last notes of "Willow Weep For Me" Memories of June Christy and the Kenton band. An up-tempo "Down With Love" continued my faded memories. Nancy and Jimmy Belize had a seat waiting for me. Denise was waiting anxiously for a dance partner. I accommodated her----several times. Debbie has expanded her repertoire to include many of the JAZZ hits of bygone days. She does them justice. We sang Happy Birthday to Nicky and were treated to a variety of B.D. cakes. All good. More folks than usual stayed for all 3 sets and a good time was had by all. 





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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Tampa Jazz Club Says Education is the FUTURE OF JAZZ - Scholarship Offered


Jazz is a cultural heritage and one of the best ways to ensure its destiny is via music through the schools.

Since 2003, Tampa Jazz Club has awarded scholarships to graduating Hillsborough County high school seniors who went on to study jazz performance or education.

To date, we have awarded $15,750 to 14 graduates.

This year we are offering a $1,000 scholarship.

The application deadline is May 22, 2015.

If you know a deserving student please forward this email or have them visit our webpage in order to download an application.



Tampa Jazz Club Inc. is a not-for profit 501 (c) (3) 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bayside Grille in Key Largo Hosts Major Blues Touring Artist Shows This Summer - Chris O'Leary, Mac Arnold, Selwyn Birchwood, JP Soars, Lauren Mitchell

Great times ahead for the BLUES
at Bayside Grille!


Dinner Seating Starts at 5pm
Call (305)451-3380 for Reservations
Shows at 7pm.

99530 Overseas Highway
Key LargoFL 33037
keylargo-baysidegrill.com  (305)451-4885
Entertainment Monday-Saturday

More Great Upcoming Blues Shows

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Chris O'Leary Band

May 14, 15, 16, 2015 
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues 
Cornbread & Collard Greens Festival!

Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2015
Spend Memorial Weekend with the
Selwyn Birchwood Band!

June 13: JP Soars

June 20: The Livesays

June 27: Lauren Mitchell

July 4: Albert Castiglia

July 25: Rockin Jake

August 22: The Livesays

Oct 9, 10, 11, 2015
3rd Annual Key Largo Songfest
(Columbus Day Weekend)

Whether you're looking for the freshest seafood in
Key Largo, a restaurant with that special
"Island atmosphere”, beautiful view for dining and sunsets,
a boating pit-stop, or just an all-around unique
Key Largo dining experience,
the Bayside Grille is the restaurant for you.
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VONDA SHEPARD in Two South Florida RRazz Room Performances - SMDCAC & Coral Springs


Get RRazzed w/ Vonda Shepard!
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 “Indie-pop singer/songwriter Shepard was the find of the evening, at least for audiences unfamiliar with her five years of acting and singing on Ally McBeal.” - PLAYBILL

Having just raised the funds through Kickstarter to make her 14th album, set to be released in June 2015 on Vonda’s own label, VONDA SHEPARD and her band are well on their way to being finished with the recording of the album, tentatively dubbed Rookie, which she will preview Friday, May 15, 2015 at The RRazz Room at Coral Springs Museum of Art and at The South Miami-Dade Cultural Art Center May 16, 2015.

It’s a title that bears no little irony, since this year marks 25 years since the release of her self-titled Warner Bros. debut. Being of independent ways and means now, Shepard doesn't necessarily have to raise a fortune to make a record that’ll sound like a million bucks, thanks to the ongoing participation of producer/maestro Mitchell Froom (of collaborative Elvis Costello, Crowded House, and Bonnie Raitt fame), who’s been behind the boards for all of her albums since By 7:30 in 1999.

The songs have been written and are rarin’ to go. The album promises a mixture of moods and tempos, with perhaps slightly more emphasis on the upbeat than some past efforts. “We really should have vinyl for this album with an “A” side and a “B” side, as half of the songs I’ve written are these super-funky, tunes, and the other half are piano/vocal ballads” Shepard says. “I felt a need to go a little bit crazy on this album. I’m making sure I’ve got a few songs that really focus on the soulful groove element— not as a cliché, but in my own way. There are also a couple of really catchy, pure pop songs in the lineup, and I’m excited about them, because they’re going to be great to play live.” But the woman who wrote and sang “Baby, Don’t You Break My Heart Slow” is never about to leave every eye in the house dry. “I’ve heard that Paul Simon fills four legal pads with lyrics for one song alone,” she says. “I may not fill four, but when I’m writing an extremely honest, painful ballad, of which there are several on this album, I do fill up at least two!”

Shepard is charging into this project coming off one of the most unexpected and exhilarating experiences of her career: her belated debut as a musical stage actress. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Randy Newman hand-picked her to play the part of Martha in his version of Faust, which thrilled audiences at New York’s City Center this summer. For her first stage acting role, Shepard earned such grand reviews from New York’s tough theater critics, you could almost believe she’d paid off the devil. 

New York Times theater critic Christopher Isherwood weighed in with a rave, too, calling her duet with Newman on “Feels Like Home” “the song that received the warmest reception” and adding: “Ms. Shepard’s soulful singing brought out the yearning quality in Mr. Newman’s own.”

Meanwhile, fans would argue that it’s been too long away from her natural home as an artist, making the kind of solo studio albums that would inevitably get her described as “soulful” in each review even if “Searchin’ My Soul” hadn’t emerged as her signature song.

The likely title track from the coming album, “Rookie,” is a song about… not being a rookie. “It’s actually the opposite of what the title suggests,” Shepard says. “It’s about a person who’s been around the block… around all the blocks! The chorus says ‘I’m not a rookie,’ and it really conveys this feeling that I’m a ‘bad-ass’ who’s going to throw it down.”

Bad-ass? Maybe playing the Devil’s girlfriend in Faust had some kind of lasting effect after all. In any case, if you want to hear just how upbeat Shepard has gotten in the years since her previous album, there’s just one course for a fan to follow: Baby, don’t you kick her start slow.
  

VONDA SHEPARD
Friday, May 15 @ 7:30pm
Tickets $55, $50, $45, $35
THE RRAZZ ROOM
at CORAL SPRINGS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
South Florida's Premier Nightclub
2855 Coral Springs Drive ▪ Coral Springs, FL 33065
FREE PARKING AT ALL TIMES
Easily accessible from the Sample Road exits
of the Sawgrass Expressway, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

AND

VONDA SHEPARD
Saturday, May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Tickets: $35
Ltd VIP Seating available @ $60
includes 1 complimentary wine per person
THE RRAZZ ROOM
at SOUTH MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
South Florida's Premier Nightclub
10950 SW 211 Street  ▪ Cutler Bay, FL 33189
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
TICKETS: 786.573.5300  ▪ www.smdcac.org