Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LIVE RECORDING Event by Little Jake and the Soul Searchers at Heartwood Soundstage Announcement

You know Little Jake has made history
and now is your time to do it with him!
Come and join a live recording session 
at Florida's newest state-of-the-art 
facility - Heartwood Soundstage!
Seating in the venue is limited to 150 
so advanced ticket purchase is 
highly recommended.


Saturday, April 8, 2017 ~ 8-11pm
619 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


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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Night is Alive announces four unique sounds from four respected, world-renowned jazz musicians.

All Jazz. 
All Unique.


Booking Now For 2017 and 2018
in Clubs, Concerts and Festivals.


Winner of the 2015 Downbeat Readers Poll and 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year, Gary Smulyan is recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach -- and perhaps most importantly – a strong and incisive wit. Smulyan carries on the rich tradition of the jazz organ quartet, first explored by jazz heavyweights such as Fats Waller and Count Basie in the 1920s, with his own jazz organ quartet featuring jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Mike LeDonne and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

Willie Jones III (WJ3) Jazz Sextet
With an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression, Willie Jones III is one of the world's leading jazz drummers. Jones brings together five of his gifted, world-renowned friends to form an all-star jazz sextet....WJ3 All-Stars.

Tenor saxophonist, Jeff Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists like Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter.  He has performed at festivals and venues around the world. The Rupert Group blends jazz excellence with the vocal mastery of 22 year-old jazz singing phenom and runner up in the 2015 prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, Veronica Swift, along with piano accompaniment from highly acclaimed, Richard Drexler. Marty Morell on drums and Ben Kramer on bass round out the group.


Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his swinging and lyrical pianism.  He performs around the world as a leader and sideman as well as a soloist with symphony orchestras.  In the Bill Cunliffe Trio, Cunliffe teams with bassist, Martin Wind, and drummer, Tim Horner, to create a piano-driven exposé of some of the most popular Jazz music today.


Call to learn more about their availability 

and performances.

 

Artist Management & Booking
Night Is Alive manages some of the most 
intriguing and inventive musicians of our time.
They are internationally known, respected and honored.

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funky Meters & Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Beer and Music (BAM!) Backyard Fest in Miami

SMDCAC is 
Throwing a New Orleans
PARTY!

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Back Yard Concert Lawn & Plaza
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189  
www.smdcac.org (786)573-5300

$25 General Admission; $65 VIP
Sample local brew and spirits while listening to the tunes of the New Orleans-style, world-famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band and funky METERS, all on the Center’s Backyard Concert Lawn.
General Admission ticket - $25.00
Includes:
•    2 Drink tickets


VIP ticket - $65.00
Includes:
•    Branded VIP 8-oz Souvenir cup with lanyard**
•    Unlimited beer tastings and access to VIP Bar**
•    Designated VIP viewing area
•    Free food tastings**
**while supplies last

Additional beer tickets (General Admission):
•    $4 per ticket
•    $10 for 3 tickets

Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers permitted. Space is limited. Student, senior and military discount available. Contact SMDCAC Box Office for details.

Food Trucks from:
Xochimex Cantina Grill, DKeisha’s Mobile Eatery, Shotgun Joe’s Churrascaria, Vibe 305, Main Stop Grill





Blue Tuesday at Boston's on the Beach - March Weekday Blues Madness!

Get Down.
Get on Down.
Get on Down to Blues Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 ~ 8:30pm
NO COVER!
Nigel Mack 
& Blues Attack

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 ~ 8:30pm
NO COVER!
Cook County Kings

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 ~ 8:30pm
NO COVER!
Captain Reese 
and the Son Of Man

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 ~ 8:30pm
NO COVER!
Kat Riggins


BLUE TUESDAY
at
40 South Ocean Blvd. 
Delray Beach, FL 33483 
(561)278-3364  www.bostonsonthebeach.com

Every Tuesday, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Boston’s on the Beach presents its weekly Blue Tuesdays series, hosted by Famous Frank, with an incredible line up of award winning blues stars. And, NO COVER through January 2017! 

Blue Tuesdays also feature great food and drink specials, including the boozy Nucklebuster Smash ($6) and Boston’s very own A1A IPA ($4). 

Stay in touch with Blue Tuesday on

Blue Tuesdays’ performances on the Boston’s stage are from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., every Tuesday evening. No cover. For more information on Blue Tuesdays performances, please visit us online at bostonsonthebeach.com/bluetuesdays .

About Boston’s on the Beach 
Located in Delray Beach, Fla., Boston’s on the Beach has been a premier sports bar, entertainment venue, and restaurant for the past 35 years. As South Florida’s official home for New England sports and your hometown teams, the inviting interior features a comfortable atmosphere with more than 30 TVs. Countless bands for all musical tastes love to play Boston’s. Featuring the most renowned musical artists in the area, this entertainment hot spot’s weekly lineup includes reggae, rock, blues, jazz, funk, and country. You can count on catching fantastic, talented performers “rockin’ the house” every night, giving the evening an exciting vibe all its own. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the ideal setting to enjoy casual dining, Boston’s is the place to go.


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Bluesman James Blood Ulmer Returns to Miami April 29, 2017

Miami's Tigertail -
Setting the Scene on 
Fire in South Florida!


JAMES BLOOD ULMER

DATE & TIME
Saturday, April 29, 2017 ~ 8:30 pm


LOCATION
Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33125

Noted jazz/blues guitarist James Blood Ulmer will close Tigertail’s FIRE festival with a solo concert on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8:30 PM at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler Street in Miami. Just prior to the concert, at 8:15 PM, the teen winner of Tigertail’s spoken word contest, What is American?, will perform their prize-winning poem in the theater lobby. Admission is $35 for General Admission and $50 for VIP (table seating and complimentary beverage). Tickets are available at www.tigertail.org or by phoning Tigertail at 305 324 4337, 9 AM to 5 PM, M-F.

James Blood Ulmer's early influences were church music and blues, picked up when he began singing and playing as a child in South Carolina. Ulmer joined his father's gospel quartet at the age of seven and, after moving to Detroit a decade later, he began playing everything from doo-wop and R&B, from pop to straight-ahead jazz. In the Motor City Ulmer met George Benson, who introduced him to Wes Montgomery's style. After moving on to Pittsburg, he was given the nickname "Youngblood," later shortened to "Blood."

It was after touring in Europe in his twenties that a new interest in free jazz led to his experimentation with "unison tuning," in which most strings are set to the same note, providing the unique sound that characterizes his guitar style. He went on to play gigs with Art Blakey, Joe Henderson and Rashied Ali, and, in the early 70's, met Ornette Coleman, who became a prime influence on his music. Likewise, Ulmer strongly influenced Coleman's "harmolodic" theory. They studied and played together throughout the 70's and into the 90's.

Ulmer has never settled on one particular musical style or setting. He freely moves from blues to jazz to songs, and from solo to trios to larger ensembles. He clearly enjoys variety and independence over the comfort of an established band or ensemble. At the age of 77, Ulmer currently performs  in the U.S. and Europe with The Memphis Blood Blues Band, the Music Revelation Ensemble and others, playing the full range of his musical styles.

Tigertail has presented James Blood Ulmer in the past in Miami – once in 1988 with Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band as well as several times with Ulmer’s own trio. This will be his first solo appearance in Miami, giving him the opportunity to play selections from his 2005 solo Birthright album, such as "Geechee Joe," "Take My Music Back To The Church" and "White Man's Jail." Birthright was selected as the Blues Album of the Year in the 2005 Down Beat Readers' Poll.

See more about James on his 




TIGERTAIL'S 37th SEASON!

Tigertail's FIRE festival commences on April 1, 2017, and runs for the entire month. FIRE is a month filled with site-specific events and new performance throughout Miami at theaters and unexpected locations. Events in FIRE dismantle labels and provide opportunities for audiences and Miami artists of all media to explore a dialogue between artist and participant. Along with stone tools, the controlled use of fire is the most significant technology in human evolution. It warms our homes, cooks our food, and fuels our passions. Below are the featured events among many more that will take place during the festival:

On Saturday, April 1, noted pianist and composer Frederic Rzewski will appear in a solo concert at Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box. Brussels-based Frederic Rzewski (pronounced Zhév·skee), a great American composer and virtuosic pianist, will make a rare appearance in the U.S. for this single Miami concert. Rzewski is recognized both for his innovative works and for his strong political convictions. Rzewski studied with composer Luigi Dallapiccola in Florence, Italy and with Elliot Carter in Berlin. In 1966 in Rome, Rzewski co-founded the seminal ensemble Musica Elettronica Viva with fellow American composer-musicians Richard Teitelbaum and Alvin Curran.

On Wednesday, April 12, Tigertail has commissioned FIRE Gods in the Garden, a dance event by four Miami-based choreographers Marissa Alma Nick, Carla Forte, Hattie Mae Williams and Pioneer Winter. These four 5-7 minute solos will be performed sequentially, one after the other, in the gardens of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on a moonlight evening celebration. Each artist has selected a location and their fire god/goddess, Marissa Alma Nick – Hawaiian Fire Goddess Pele, Carla Forte– Mayan Fire God Huracán, Hattie Mae Williams – Egyptian Goddess of Fire and War Sekhmet and Pioneer Winter – Greek Fire God Hephaestus.

On Friday and Saturday, April 21 & 22, Noted NYC-based choreographer Reggie Wilson brings his dance company, Fist and Heel Performance Group, to Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box to perform CITIZEN. In this work, Wilson asks, "What does it mean to belong?"; and "What does it mean to NOT want to belong?", core questions of Reggie's investigations for this new evening-length dance work. In CITIZEN, Wilson drills down into the human desire to belong with exponentially expanding questions: "Do the injustices in today's America engender a feeling of belonging? What supports belonging? Is belonging solely something internal, inside the individual? Is a sense of belonging or not belonging, a private or a public matter?" CITIZEN promises to engage and compel while igniting perspectives on our compassion and humanity.
The FIRE festival closes on Saturday, April 29 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box with a solo concert by jazz and guitar legend James Blood Ulmer. Ulmer is among the most distinctive and influential free jazz electric guitarists to emerge in the past four decades. He has worked and recorded with Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Arthur Blythe, David Murray, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Vernon Reid and George Adams as bandleader and sideman. Ulmer is recognized as a central figure in the post-fusion movements of 1970s and 1980s jazz. Yet within this experimental framework, his guitar playing and songwriting incorporate blues, funk, and rock idioms, making it difficult to categorize his innovative musical forms.

Founded in Miami in 1979, Tigertail Productions is Florida's pioneer of innovative cultural work, and produces a full season of contemporary performance, along with projects in the literary and visual arts. Tigertail will present a full season of music, dance and spoken word events to mark its 37th year of cultural work in Miami. In these 37 years, Tigertail has commissioned and presented more than 580 artists in dance, music, theater, film and video, as well as the visual and literary arts. The 37th season will climax in the month April with the FIRE festival.
Season partners and supporters for our 37th season include: Aquarius Press; ArtBurst; The Betsy Hotel; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; Chef Lars; The Children's Trust; Cinedans, Citizens Interested in Arts; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Concrete Beach Brewery; Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Delaplaine; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Inkub8; Karen Peterson and Dancers; John S. & James L. Knight Foundation; Koubek Mansion and Gardens; La Petite Fleur; Mad Studios; The William J. McKeehan Foundation; MiamiArtZine; Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Miami Beach Cinematheque; Miami-Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program; National Endowment for the Arts; National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Safe Schools South Florida; Shokudo; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; South Arts; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; The Miami Foundation; Vizcaya Museum & Gardens; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.

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Paradise Bar & Grill - Living up to it's name on Pensacola Beach

Florida at its finest!
Great Music, Great Place,
Great People & Great Food!

21 Via de Luna
Pensacola Beach FL 32561
paradisebar-grill.com  (850)916-5087

UPCOMING SHOWS

APRIL
1: Paxton Norris Band
2: The Lucky Losers
4: Michael Vincent Band
7: Post Pluto
8: Moderate Chop
9: Bryan Lee
11: Bryan Lee
12: In Business
13, 14: Chubby Carrier
15: New Earth Army
16, 17: Honey Island Swamp Band
19: Popa Chubby
21: True Blue Band
22: Tomato
23, 25: Dave Jordan & The NIA
26: The Howlin Brothers
28: Tyler Mac
29: The Sauce Boss
30: Mikey B3 Burkhart

MAY 
2: Mikey B3 Burkhart
4: Mac Arnold

Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach invites you to “boat it, bike it or walk it” to the hottest spot on the island, where you can enjoy live entertainment every weekend and many week nights. Paradise Bar & Grill has earned their reputation as a locals bar with an international stage. Tucked away in a secluded corner, away from the main stream, Paradise Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to kick back and relax in one of the lounge chairs and let the beat of island music carry you away. Go ahead, dip your toes in the water while you enjoy your drink, Paradise Bar & Grill is mere steps from the waterline.


Paradise Inn, adjacent to Paradise Bar & Grill, is a vintage waterfront motel providing a unique and classic Old Florida experience on the Emerald Coast. INFO & Reservations.
                                                 
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