Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year's Eve jazz & blues things in Florida...

This is not a complete list yet, but we are getting closer....

City Limits: 19 NE 3rd Ave. citylimitsdelray.com. 279-8222. Sets 8pm or 9pm Thurs-Sun; Cover varies; Dec 31: New Mastersounds, Bonerama.

Lake Worth Playhouse: 713 Lake Ave. lakeworthplayhouse.org 586-6410 Dec 31: 8pm $35/adm Latin Jazz Project.

Eissey Campus Theatre: 11051 Campus Dr. pbcc.edu/x13029.xml Concerts: 8pm; Dec 31: $40/adm tel. 688-1330 Indian River Pops.

Sunset Bar & Grill: 2500 Broadway. sunsetbarandgrill.biz. 832-2722 1st seating 6-9pm, 2nd seating 9pm-12am, $60 Dec 31: 8pm-12:30am Patti Wicks w/ Mark Braun.

Sushi Blues Café & Blue Monk Lounge: 2009 Harrison St. 929-9560. sushiblues.com. 9:30pm $10 min. Dec 31: The Delusions.

The Regent: 10295 Collins Ave. regenthotels.com 455-5460. 1 Bleu Restaurant; Dec 31: Debbie Orta Quintet w/ Mike Levine, Greg Diaz, Mike Harvey, & Nicky Orta.

Coconut Grove Sailing Club: 2990 S Bayshore Dr. cgsc.org 444-4571 Dec 31: New Orleans Style New Year's Eve Dinner & Party w/ Piano Bob's 88's & Bonefish Johnny.

Tobacco Road: 626 S Miami Ave. Miami. tobacco-road.com. 374-1198. Dec 31: BeBob Grabowski's Jazz Jam.

Beach Shack: 1 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach FL 32931 beachshackbar.com. 321-783-2250. Ev. Fri-Sat: 8pm Blues; Dec 31: Bone Dogs.

Bradfordville Blues Club: 7152 Moses Ln. Tallahassee. bradfordvilleblues.com. 850-906-0766. Dec 31: Johnnie Marshall Blues Band.

Green Parrot: 601 Whitehead St Key West. greenparrot.com. 305-294-6133. Dec 31: New Years Eve with The Carter Brothers.

Rosey Baby: 4587 N University Dr. 749-5627. roseybaby.com. Dec 31: JD Danner.

Tennis Center: Atlantic Ave. Delary Beach, downtowndelraybeach.com/pdfs/firstnightbrochure.pdf First Night Celebration 8:30pm-midnight Dec 31: Son of Man.

300 Block of Atlantic Ave: Delary Beach, http://www.downtowndelraybeach.com/site.php?PageID=5 First Night Celebration 7-11pm Dec 31: Jazz Stream.

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus: 60 Merrick Way. Bierhaus.cc. 774-1883. Dec 31: Albert Castiglia Band $28 All-U-Can-Eat 7-11pm.

Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd. Fort Myers, buckinghambar.com, 239-693-7111. Dec 31: Blues Jam

Gilbert's Resort: 107900 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, gilbertsresort.com. 305-451-3986. Dec 31: Midnite Johnny w/ Feeda Band.

Elwood's Dixie Barbeque: 301 E Atlantic Ave. 272-7427. Dec 31: Flyers.

Freebird Live: Jacksonville, Dec 31: JJ Grey & Mofro

Heidi's Jazz Club: 7 N Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach. heidisjazzclub.com. 321-783-4559. Dec 31: New Years Eve Party Featuring the Ron Teixeira Trio.

Bradfordville Blues Club: Tallahassee, Dec 31: Johnnie Marshall Blues Band

Sunday, December 28, 2008

BB King Tour Schedule

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12/29/2008 House of Blues - Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
12/31/2008 Warnors Centre For The Perf. Arts, Fresno, CA,
1/02/2009 Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA
1/03/2009 Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, NV,
1/04/2009 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
2/05/2009 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
2/06/2009 UCF Arena, Orlando, FL
2/10/2009 Shoreline Ballroom, Hilton Head Island, SC
2/12/2009 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
2/14/2009 Midland Theatre (1) Kansas City, MO,
2/15/2009 Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY,
2/16/2009 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
2/18/2009 Providence Perf. Arts Ctr., Providence, RI,
2/20/2009 Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, DC
2/21/2009 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY,
2/22/2009 House of Blues (5) Boston, MA
2/24/2009 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ,
3/25/2009 Murat Centre, Indianapolis, IN,
3/27/2009 House of Blues - Cleveland, Cleveland, OH,
3/28/2009 Rochester Auditorium Ctr., Rochester, NY,
3/29/2009 Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD,
3/31/2009 State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA,
4/01/2009 Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA,
4/09/2009 First Tier Events Center, Kearney, NE
4/10/2009 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO,
4/11/2009 Casper Events Center, Casper, WY,
4/14/2009 Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT,
4/16/2009 Fox Oakland Theater, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Music on the Plaza at Marina Square - Ft. Pierce, FL

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

The City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency, and BlueBird Productions, Inc. presents Music on the Plaza at Marina Square, a new and exciting event taking take place the second Sunday of each month until May 10, 2009. The location of this event is Marina Square on Melody Lane in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. This event runs from 12:00 noon until 4:00 Pm. This free event features a variety of musical genres from Rock to Pop, R&B, Country, Roots and Americana, Latin-Jazz and Salsa, and Jazz & Blues.

The Sunday January 11, 2009 event will open with Smoothskin a great local smooth-jazz band from Port St. Lucie and the featured act will be the Treasure Coast's favorite Ossie Wright and the Groove Division Band laying down the best smooth-jazz and r&b sounds. www.groovedivisionband.com

This event is surely to become a Sunday afternoon staple. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy great music, food, and beverage the second Sunday of each month beginning Sunday October 12, 2008 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 Pm. For more information visit www.bluebirdshows.com or call (772) 979-6176

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BlueBird Productions
809 Delaware Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
(772) 979-6176
Fax (772) 460-6491
www.bluebirdshows.com

Friday, December 26, 2008

Gold Coast Jazz to Host Monthly Jazz Jams

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

Gold Coast Jazz to Host Monthly Jazz Jams with a Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationFort Lauderdale, FL - The Gold Coast Jazz Society is honored to announce the award of an $18,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the Society’s educational project, First Friday Jazz Jams. The Gold Coast Jazz Society was one of only 31 awardees of the Knight Foundation Arts Partnership grant initiative and one of three organization awarded grants from Broward County. Grant award winners were publicly announced at a special reception held on Dec. 1 at the Miami Art Museum in Miami, Florida.

The $18,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation will assist Gold Coast Jazz in the first two years of the new educational project, First Friday Jazz Jams. This project, a monthly live jazz jam session to be held at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale, will provide students of all ages a chance to perform for free with veteran professional jazz musicians. A live professional backline will be provided for each First Friday Jazz Jam. The “Jams” will be open to students from area middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities as well as to the general public. “This intergenerational community event will provide parents, teachers, students and the public a chance to witness the development of local young jazz talent,” said Pam Dearden, Executive Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society. “We are indeed privileged to be among the very few to be awarded a grant by this prestigious foundation.” Videos of the other 2008 winners of the Knight Foundation Arts Partnership can be viewed at www.KnightArts.org .

Knight Foundation is the presenting sponsor for the First Friday Jazz Jams project. The Knight Foundation Arts Partnership is a five-year, $40 million initiative to transform the South Florida arts. The effort includes endowment grants to leading arts institutions, plus a community-wide contest to fund the best arts ideas. Other sponsors for the First Friday Jazz Jams project include the HI Foundation, Barbara Cooper, the Florida Marlins Community Foundation, Publix Super Market Charities, DeMeo Young McGrath – Certified Public Accountants and Consultants and ArtServe.

The kick-off event for the First Friday Jazz Jams program will occur on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. Admission is free and open to the public. The remaining the First Friday Jazz Jams will occur on Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.

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, jazz education programs, a jazz scholarship program and other events. For more information call the Gold Coast Jazz Society office at 954-524-0805 or visit the Gold Coast Jazz website at www.goldcoastjazz.org.

Funding for the Gold Coast Jazz Society is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Funding Arts Broward.

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About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The Knight Foundation focuses on projects with the potential to create transformational change. For more information, visit www.knightfoundation.org.


Pam Dearden
Executive Director
Gold Coast Jazz Society
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-524-0805 954-525-7880 (FAX)
www.goldcoastjazz.org
Gold Coast Jazz Society The Best in Classic Jazz...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 10, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
South Florida JAZZ welcomes the Tiger Woods of jazz piano, Eldar, with his trio making his first appearance in the state of Florida.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - South Florida's premier modern jazz organization is excited to be the first jazz presenters to feature the 21-year-old piano phenom Eldar Djangirov. This is actually a sneak preview, as Eldar returns on January 25 to board the m/s Westerdam's Playboy Jazz Cruise along with many other jazz luminaries. At this concert, SFJ will announce the winner of a free cabin on the cruise raffled off among SFJ cruise purchasers.

This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $35 ($25 for South Florida JAZZ members and $10 for students at any level with I.D.) and may be purchased from the AutoNation Box Office by calling 954.462.0222 in Broward County; also toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, as well as online at: southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization's official Website.

For more details visit: southfloridajazz.org

Few wear the prodigy/virtuoso label better than Eldar Djangirov, the 21-year-old pianistic phenomenon. Born in Bishkek, Kyrgystan, a former Soviet republic, Eldar, born to a classical pianist mother and a jazz-loving father, began his studies at the age of three and it was quickly apparent that this child had a special talent. At nine he performed at a jazz festival in Novosibirsk, Siberia, impressing an American patron who then obtained consecutive summer scholarships for him at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Meanwhile, the family decided to immigrate to Kansas City, Missouri, which they recognized as a historical center for jazz.

Some have called him the Tiger Woods of jazz piano. Since immigrating to America at 12, Eldar has dazzled fans and critics with his extraordinary technique drawn from Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson. He appeared on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz that same year and then Billy Taylor did a feature on him on the CBS Sunday Morning show. Not a bad start for a kid.

With three acclaimed CDs under his own name on Sony with guest artists like Michael Brecker and Chris Botti, Eldar is now a major artist. His most recent CD, Re-imagination, was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Having discovered the "inner Eldar" he is a truly brilliant performer who no longer feels the need to overplay, a criticism of his teenage years. Along with the obvious influences above, Eldar cites as heroes Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea Brad Mehldau, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Entering the eclectic mix are classical pianists, Evgeny Kissin and Arcadi Volodos, plus Bjork, Sting and Radiohead.

Eldar's trio has players familiar to South Florida audiences. Bassist Armando Gola also plays with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Arturo Sandoval. Cuban-born drummer Ludwig Alfonso studied at University of Miami and played with Ira Sullivan, Othello Molineaux, and Sammy Figueroa before leaving for New York and a stint with Spyro Gyra. Both players are in great demand.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gold Coast Jazz Society to Host jams with Grant Money

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

Gold Coast Jazz to Host Monthly Jazz Jams with a Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Gold Coast Jazz Society is honored to announce the award of an $18,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the Society’s educational project, First Friday Jazz Jams. The Gold Coast Jazz Society was one of only 31 awardees of the Knight Foundation Arts Partnership grant initiative and one of three organization awarded grants from Broward County. Grant award winners were publicly announced at a special reception held on Dec. 1 at the Miami Art Museum in Miami, Florida.

The $18,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation will assist Gold Coast Jazz in the first two years of the new educational project, First Friday Jazz Jams. This project, a monthly live jazz jam session to be held at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale, will provide students of all ages a chance to perform for free with veteran professional jazz musicians. A live professional backline will be provided for each First Friday Jazz Jam. The “Jams” will be open to students from area middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities as well as to the general public. “This intergenerational community event will provide parents, teachers, students and the public a chance to witness the development of local young jazz talent,” said Pam Dearden, Executive Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society. “We are indeed privileged to be among the very few to be awarded a grant by this prestigious foundation.” Videos of the other 2008 winners of the Knight Foundation Arts Partnership can be viewed at www.KnightArts.org .

Knight Foundation is the presenting sponsor for the First Friday Jazz Jams project. The Knight Foundation Arts Partnership is a five-year, $40 million initiative to transform the South Florida arts. The effort includes endowment grants to leading arts institutions, plus a community-wide contest to fund the best arts ideas. Other sponsors for the First Friday Jazz Jams project include the HI Foundation, Barbara Cooper, the Florida Marlins Community Foundation, Publix Super Market Charities, DeMeo Young McGrath – Certified Public Accountants and Consultants and ArtServe.

The kick-off event for the First Friday Jazz Jams program will occur on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. Admission is free and open to the public. The remaining the First Friday Jazz Jams will occur on Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.

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, jazz education programs, a jazz scholarship program and other events. For more information call the Gold Coast Jazz Society office at 954-524-0805 or visit the Gold Coast Jazz website at www.goldcoastjazz.org.

Funding for the Gold Coast Jazz Society is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Funding Arts Broward.
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About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The Knight Foundation focuses on projects with the potential to create transformational change. For more information, visit www.knightfoundation.org.


Pam Dearden
Executive Director
Gold Coast Jazz Society
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-524-0805 954-525-7880 (FAX)
www.goldcoastjazz.org
Gold Coast Jazz Society The Best in Classic Jazz...

Friday, December 19, 2008

40th ANNIVERSARY NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL LINE-UP

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GO TO NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FOR DETAILS

APRIL 24 - 26 (1st WEEKEND)

Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Spoon, Erykah Badu, Irma Thomas, Orishas, Third World, Robert Cray, Etta James & the Roots Band, Mavis Staples, Drive-By Truckers feat. Booker T. Jones, Johnny Winter, Pete Seeger, Hugh Masekela, Better Than Ezra, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Galactic, Roy Haynes, Pete Fountain, Avett Brothers, Kinky, Roy Rogers, Del McCoury Band, Terence Blanchard, Marc Broussard, DJ Jubilee with 5th Ward Weebie and Ms. Tee, Buckwheat Zydeco's 30th Anniversary feat. The Hitchhikers, Tab Benoit, Locos por Juana, Trombone Shorty, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Yacub Addy and Odadaa of Ghana, Rebirth Brass Band Reunion with Kermit Ruffins, Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, Donald Harrison, The Anointed Jackson Sisters, Tribute to Mahalia Jackson featuring Irma Thomas, Mavis Staples, and Pamela Landrum, Chris Smither, Henry Butler, Papa Grows Funk, Robert Mirabal, Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Sonny Landreth, Benjy Davis Project, The Vettes, Mem Shannon & the Membership, Stephanie Jordan, Warren Storm, Willie Tee and Cypress feat. Tommy McLain and T K Hulin, Astral Project, Ladysmith Redlions of South Africa, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Amammereso Agofomma of Ghana, The Dixie Cups, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Germaine Bazzle, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Marlon Jordan, Tabby Thomas, Spencer Bohren, Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam, Dew Drop Inn Revisited hosted by Deacon John feat. Wanda Rouzan, Eddie Bo, Allen Toussaint, Robert Parker, and Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, Leroy Jones presents the Fairview Brass Band Reunion Tribute to Danny Barker, Bruce Daigrepont, Vivaz!, Pfister Sisters' 30th Anniversary, Gringo do Choro, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Thais Clark, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Henry Gray & the Cats, Joe Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Batiste, Jr., Lil' Buck Sinegal Blues Band, EOE, Pine Leaf Boys, Ebony Hillbillies, Crescent City Allstars feat. James Andrews, Hot 8 Brass Band, Schatzy, Jake Smith, 19th Street Red Blues Band, Brasilliance!, Mighty Chariots of Fire, Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, Chris Owens, Topsy Chapman, New Bumpers' Revival Jazz Band of France, Zulu Male Ensemble, Jo "Cool" Davis, Leah Chase, Herlin Riley, Roderick Paulin, Mahogany Brass Band, Ingrid Lucia, MyNameisJohnMichael, Texas Johnny Brown & the Quality Blues Band, Rockie Charles & the Stax of Love, AsheSon, Jim McCormick, Lil' Malcolm & the House Rockers, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Thomas "Big Hat" Fields & his Foot Stompin' Zydeco Band, Guitar Slim, Jr., Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Willis Prudhomme & Zydeco Express, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Waterseed, Creole Wild West and Golden Blade Mardi Gras Indians, DJ Hektik & the New Orleans Society of Dance with Freedia and Nobi, Tipsy Chicks, Jonno Frishberg & Bayou DeVille, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective, NewBirth Brass Band, High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band, New Orleans Night Crawlers Brass Band, Hadley Castille & the Sharecropper Band, Carrollton Hunters and Cherokee Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Big Steppers, Furious Five, and Untouchables SAPCs, Patrice Fisher & Arpa feat. special guests from Brazil, Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders feat. Butch Thompson, Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, McDonogh #35 High School Gospel Choir, Sophisticated Ladies feat. Barbara Shorts, Leslie Smith, Cindy Scott, and Judy Spellman, Golden Comanche and Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, N.O.C.C.A. Jazz Ensemble, Real Untouchables Brass Band, Olympia Aid, New Look & First Division SAPCs, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Tommy Sancton, Society Brass Band, Connie Jones, St. Joseph the Worker Music Ministry, UNO Jazz Combo, June Gardner & the Fellas, New Orleans Spiritualettes, Smitty Dee's Brass Band, Kid Simmons' Local International Allstars, Semolian Warriors, Comanche Hunters, and Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers, Loyola University Jazz Ensemble, Franklin Avenue B.C. Mass Choir, Small Souljas Brass Band, Val & the Love Alive Fellowship Choir, Single Ladies, Family Ties, Big Nine, and Keep N It Real SAPCs, Second Mount Carmel Gospel Choir, Xavier University Jazz Ensemble, Heritage School of Music Band, Gospel Soul Children, Nine Times Men, Single Men, Dumaine Gang, Divine Ladies, and Lady Jetsetters SAPCs, Red, White & Blue and Wild Mohican Mardi Gras Indians, Reverend Charles Jackson & the Jackson Travelers, Nineveh B.C. Mass Choir, Kid Simmon's Local International Allstars, Voices of St. Peter Claver, David & Roselyn, Grayhawk, Washboard Leo, Red Hot Brass Band, Kayla Woodson & Louisiana Lightnin'....



40th ANNIVERSARY
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
PRESENTED BY SHELL
APRIL 30 - MAY 3 (2nd WEEKEND)

Aretha Franklin, TBA, Sugarland, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Tony Bennett, Kings of Leon, The Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Common, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Los Lobos, The O'Jays, Toots & the Maytals, Allen Toussaint, John Mayall, Solomon Burke, Doc Watson, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Whispers, Jakob Dylan, Chuck Brown, Meter Men: Zig, George, and Leo, Kurt Elling, Rance Allen, Cowboy Mouth, Guy Clark, Radiators, Aaron Neville, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Tab Benoit & the Wetland Allstars, Marcia Ball, Ellis Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Frankie Ford, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Mississippi Mass Choir, Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters, Anders Osborne, the subdudes, Esperanza Spalding, Patty Griffin, Deacon John, Chris Thomas King, Kind of Blue @ 50 Tribute to Miles Davis feat. Jimmy Cobb, Wallace Roney, Larry Willis, and Buster Williams, John Scofield & the Piety Street Band, George Wein & the Newport Allstars feat. Randy Brecker, VaShawn Mitchell & Friends, Nicholas Payton, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bonerama, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Genius of Sidney Bechet: A Tribute feat. Bob Wilber, Dr. Michael White, and Brian "Breeze" Cayolle, Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Theresa Andersson, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm, Bobby Lounge feat. Sarah Quintana, Chieck Hamala Diabate of Mali, The Iguanas, Treme Brass Band, Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, Soul Rebels, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Luther Kent & Trickbag, Banu Gibson's Hot Jazz with Bucky Pizzarelli, Mark Braud, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Marva Wright & the BMWs, Kenny Bill Stinson & the Ark-LA-Mystics, Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds' Tribute to Danny Barker feat. Juanita Brooks, Eric Lindell, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Rumba Buena, Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars, Charmaine Neville Band, Eddie Bo, Ori Danse Club of Benin, Crocodile Gumboot Dancers of South Africa, Rotary Downs, George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band, Walter Payton & Filé Gumbo, Dash Rip Rock, John Boutté, Sonny Bourg & the Bayou Blues Band, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Sherman Robertson, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Revealers, I'Voire Spectacle feat. Seguenon Kone, Alex McMurray, 101 Runners, Midnite Disturbers, Paulin Brothers Brass Band, Big Chief Peppy & the Golden Arrows Mardi Gras Indians, D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces, James Rivers Movement, Otra, Tony Green's Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, John Rankin, Betsy McGovern & the Poor Clares, Kenny Neal, Lil' Brian & the Travelers, Jeremy Davenport, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Jamal Batiste & the Jam-Allstars, Red Stick Ramblers, Ensemble Fatien feat. Seguenon Kone, Dr. Michael White, and Jason Marsalis, Sharon Martin, St. Louis Slim, Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band, TBC Brass Band, Lady Rollers, Original C.T.C., and Nine Times Ladies SAPCs, Feufollet, War Chief Juan & Young Fire and White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleans Bingo! Show, David Egan, Kidd Jordan-Al Fielder & the IAQ, Drew Landry Band, Driskill Mountain Boys, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Washboard Chaz, Bamboula 2000, Danza, Marisa y Mariachi Agave, J. Monque'D Blues Band, Cedric Watson, Twangorama, Higher Heights, Tim Laughlin, Elysian Fieldz, Percussion Inc., Pinettes Brass Band, Scene Boosters, Old N Nu Fellas, Secondline Jammers, and Ladies of Unity SAPCs, Little Freddie King Blues Band, Glen David Andrews, Po' Henry & Tookie, Sherman Washington & the Zion Harmonizers, Culu Children's Traditional African Dance Ensemble, Paky Saavedra's Bandido, New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Rhythm Section, Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Shamarr Allen, Free Agents Brass Band, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Benny Grunch & the Bunch, Javier Tobar & Elegant Gypsy, Creole Zydeco Farmers, Bonsoir Catin, Corey Ledet, Gina Brown, Reggie Hall & the Twilighters feat. Lady Bee, Forgotten Souls Brass Band, Young Magnolias, Golden Sioux, and Black Feathers Mardi Gras Indians, New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Westbank Steppers, Valley of Silent Men, and Pigeon Town Steppers SAPCs, Doreen's Jazz New Orleans, Truth Universal & Jimi Clever, Shades of Praise Gospel Singers, Brother Tyrone, Lazarus, Berard Family Band, New Orleans Jazz Ramblers, Courtney Bryan Trio, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, DJ Captain Charles, Blodie's Jazz Jam, New Orleans Helsinki Project, Original Last Straws, Chris Clifton, Panorama Jazz Band, Mario Abney, John Lee & the Heralds of Christ, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Hot Club of New Orleans, The Moonshiners, Clarinet Woodshed feat. Evan Christopher and Gregory Agid, SUBR Jazz Ensemble, Michael Ward, DJ Soul Sister, The Johnson Extension, Black Eagles, Geronimo Hunters, Wild Tchoupitoulas, and Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians, Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries, Tulane University Jazz Ensemble, First Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir, Louis Ford & his New Orleans Flairs, Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors, Red Hawk, and Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Leviticus Gospel Choir, Dillard University Jazz Ensemble, Bester Singers and the Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers, Bon Temps Roulez, New Generation, and Undefeated Divas SAPCs, The Electrifying Crownseekers, Pinstripe Brass Band, Ebenezer Baptist Church Radio Choir, Trouble Nation, Black Eagles, and Ninth Ward Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Famous Rocks of Harmony, Highsteppers Brass Band, McMain High School Gospel Choir, Voices of Distinction, Gal Holiday, Lyle Henderson & Emmanuel, Coolie Family Gospel Singers, Original Big 7 and Original 4 SAPCs, Tornado Brass Band, Eddie "Chops" Paris, Apache Hunters, Wild Red Flame, and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Morning Star B.C. Mass Choir, New Wave Brass Band, Julio y Cesar Band, First Emmanuel Church Gospel Choir, Greater Antioch Full Gospel B.C. Mass Choir, Roderick Paulin, N'Kafu African Dance Ensemble, Original Prince of Wales and the Original Lady Buckjumpers SAPCs, Johnette Downing, Young Guardians of the Flame, Eric McAllister, N'Fungola Sibo West African Dance Company, Mt. Hermon B.C. Mass Choir

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New rules for dealing w/ people during these trying times...Day Three

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

1) Be nice. You never know when the person you are dealing with is just one little 'tap' from going over the edge in a manic psychotic wipe-out, that would of course, include you.

2) Be honest. Can’t pay that bill now? Tell them before not doing so draws someone else into your world of misery and despair. Somewhere down the line someone else needs the money, and if they can’t plan for not getting, it makes it worse for everyone. And we don’t want that, now, do we?

3) Be responsible. This may be the hardest short-term change to accomplish, but it will pay off the most in the long run. If you say you are going to do something; do it, and do it as best you can. And if things don’t work, take responsibility for it and do something to fix it. Inaction in delaying implementation and inaction and inaction in moving to correct things gone awry creates layers of pain that are heavier to lift with each passing moment nothing is done.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New rules for dealing w/ people during these trying times...Day Two

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1) Be nice. You never know when the person/musician/club owner/server you are dealing with is just one little 'tap' from going over the edge in a manic psychotic wipe-out, that would of course, include you.

2) Be honest. Can’t pay that bill now? Tell them before not doing so draws someone else into your world of misery and despair. Somewhere down the line someone else needs the money, and if they can’t plan for not getting, it makes it worse for everyone. And we don’t want that, now, do we?

Friday, November 14, 2008

TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL announces spring line-up

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DIRECT FROM HOT HOUSE FLORIDA'S MAIL BOX


FLORIN ROEBIG TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
Vinoy Waterfront Park
St. Petersburg, Florida

2009 LINE UP


Gates open approximately one-half hour before first act

Friday, March 20, 2009

12:30 p.m. Seth Walker

2:30 p.m. Lurrie Bell

4:30 p.m. COCO MONTOYA (tentative)

6:30 p.m. CURTIS SALGADO

8:30 p.m. THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS


Saturday, March 21, 2009

11:30 a.m. Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps

1:30 p.m. Eric Lindell

3:30 p.m. RUTHIE FOSTER

5:30 p.m. THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES REVUE FEATURING THE TOMMY CASTRO BAND, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS, MAGIC DICK, and DEANNA BOGART

8:30 p.m. DELBERT MCCLINTON


Sunday, March 22, 2009

1:00 p.m. Robin Rogers

2:30 p.m. Tinsley Ellis

4:30 p.m. DARRELL NULISH

6:30 p.m. BERNARD ALLISON

8:30 p.m. IRMA THOMAS



Charles W. Ross
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
1535 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727/502-5000; 727/502-5001 - fax
cwross@tampabay.rr.com
www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Learn your Timables! MDC Latin Jazz Institute Class Offering

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Timbales in Latin Jazz

As another excellent class in an excellent series, Miami-Dade College's Kendall campus offers up this exciting morning of instruction.

Timbales in Latin Jazz- “Timbales Latines” were invented in the early 20th century as a more portable replacement for the standard large Timpani drum. Edwin Bonilla, a master “timbalero” will discuss the history of the timbales in Latin Jazz and demonstrate using a variety of stick and hand strokes, rim shots and rolls on the skins to produce a wide range of percussive expressions.

†Fee: $49.00
Reference No.: 516041
Hours: 3
Location: Kendall Campus
‡Schedule:
Dates: 1/31/2009
Days Met: Saturday
Times: 9:00 am - Noon
Room: 6120
Instructor: Edwin Bonilla
Department: CWE - Business Services/Non-Profit — (305) 237-2163

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." Diana Krall, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and MORE!

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The Sundance Channel will launch the debut season of the new talk/performance series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Be sure to tune in for in-depth conversations between host Costello and his guests, as well as rare musical performances by Costello, his guests and a wide variety of musicians. Comprised of 13 one-hour episodes, "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." airs on Wednesday nights at 9:00pm ET/PT.

The featured guests of the series' debut season are Sir Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel, Smokey Robinson, The Police (Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers), James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Diana Krall, John Mellencamp, Jakob Dylan, She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), Norah Jones, Jenny Lewis, Renée Fleming and President Bill Clinton.

These guest artists will not only talk, but perform -- demonstrating the development and creation of their music and playing new, stripped-down, or solo versions of some of their best and most loved songs. Costello also performs, starting each episode with an original, never before seen (or heard) interpretation of a song by the featured guest, or a song connected to them. And on top of all that are extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and pairings.

Additional musical special guests include Davey Faragher, Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve of The Imposters; guitarist James Burton, who played with Elvis Presley; legendary producer, pianist, writer, arranger and singer Allen Toussaint; three-time Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden; jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny, who has collected 17 Grammy Awards; jazz pianist Bill Charlap; Larry Campbell and Tony Garnier of Bob Dylan's touring band, and violinist/vocalist Jenny Scheinman.

The schedule for Season 1 of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." is as follows:Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Sir Elton John" - Elvis welcomes the British pop-rock superstar John.Wednesday, December 10th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Lou Reed & Julian Schnabel" - Elvis welcomes rock icon and Velvet Underground founder Reed and artist-filmmaker Schnabel.

Wednesday, December 17th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Bill Clinton" - Elvis welcomes former President Clinton.Wednesday, December 24th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with James Taylor" - Elvis welcomes the iconic American singer-songwriter.

Wednesday, December 31st at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Tony Bennett" - Elvis welcomes the premier living interpreter of the Great American Songbook.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with The Police" - Elvis welcomes the recently reunited rock trio of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

Wednesday, January 14th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright" - Elvis welcomes singer-songwriter Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed new artists of the past decade.

Wednesday, January 21st at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp" - Elvis welcomes actor/singer-songwriter Kristofferson; singer-songwriter Cash; international sensation Jones; and recent Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductee Mellencamp.

Wednesday, January 28th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Renée Fleming" - Elvis welcomes the great American soprano.

Wednesday, February 4th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Herbie Hancock" - Elvis welcomes the jazz legend, winner of this year's Grammy® Award for Album of the Year

Wednesday, February 11th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with She & Him, Jenny Lewis, Jakob Dylan" - Elvis welcomes indie duo She & Him, comprised of actress Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, singer-songwriter Lewis; and singer-songwriter Dylan.

Wednesday, February 18th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Diana Krall" - Elvis welcomes his wife, international jazz sensation Krall; she is interviewed by the program's executive producer, Elton John

Wednesday, February 25th at 9:00pm"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Smokey Robinson" - Elvis welcomes the legendary Motown singer and songwriter.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Something of importance I missed among the campaign excess...

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Studs Terkel
(b: 16.May 1912, New York; d: 31.Oct.2008, Chicago/IL)

The author, historian and broadcaster Studs Terkel died October 31st in Chicago at the age of 96. In his books, Terkel portrayed postwar America, and jazz played an important role in his life and his view on music. In 1956 he published the book "Giants of Jazz".

Obituaries: New York Times, Chicago Tribune

Another person of great talent, insight and integrity gone...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Where does the blues come from?" you may ask yourself...

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Blues Links:

Did you ever sit back and wonder where the blues comes from? Well, RECORD COMPANIES, of course! Here is a sampling... if you are interested, let us know and Hot House Florida will provide a more complete listing....(text "borrowed" from our friends over at Blues Guitar News)

Alligator Records
One of the leading Chicago blues labels. Alligator is Koko Taylor's label and also home for Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and many more. Recent releases include albums from Eddy Clearwater, Michael Burks, and Janiva Magness.

Delmark Records
A venerable Chicago blues & jazz label now celebrating 50 years in the business. Many of the blues greats of the past, like Junior Wells and Big Joe Williams, have recorded for Delmark. One of their finest recent releases is Byther Smith's "Blues On The Moon." Another is "Hattiesburg Blues" from Mississippi Heat. * See list below for almost-recent complete artist representation.

Blind Pig Records
This label is home to Kenny Neal, Magic Slim, Hamilton Loomis, and others and has put out albums by E. C. Scott, Elvin Bishop, Nappy Brown, Big Bill Morganfield, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and plenty more... plus classics from Buddy Guy, Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison... many others!

You can check out many more record labels that our friends at myspace.com/HotHouseFlorida as well.

*Delmark Artists:

BLUESLuther Allison, Albert Ammons, Robert Anderson & the Caravans, Blu Lu Barker, Barkin' Bill, Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell, Big DooWopper, Big Time Sarah, Jimmy Blythe, Lonnie Brooks, Cowboy Roy Brown, Piney Brown, J.T. Brown, Willie Bryant, Eddie Burns, Jimmy Burns, Aron Burton, Brun Campbell, Karen Carroll, Dave Clark's Blues Swingers featuring Floyd McDaniel, Eddy Clearwater, Michael Coleman, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Mad Dog Lester Davenport, Little Sammy Davis, Jimmy Dawkins, Detroit Jr, Little Arthur Duncan and the Back Scratchers, Sleepy John Estes, Sister Elizabeth Eustis, Five C's and other Great Groups on United, Jesse Fortune, The Four Blazes, Steve Freund, Harry "The Hipster" Gibson, Lacy Gibson, Wynonie Harris, Duke Henderson, Big Walter Horton, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks, Dink Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Pete Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Syl Johnson and Hi Rhythm, Curtis Jones, Willie Kent and the Gents, Bonnie Lee, Little Milton, Little Walter, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Magic Sam, Magic Slim/Joe Carter, Robert McCoy, Floyd McDaniel & the Blues Swingers, Barrelhouse Buck McFarland, Jack McVea, Memphis Slim and Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Al Miller, Mississippi Heat, Little Brother Montgomery, Aaron Moore, Johnny B. Moore, Frank Morey, The Moroccos & other Great Groups on United, Robert Nighthawk, Morris Pejoe/Arthur Spires, Brewer Phillips, Piano Red, Professor Eddie Lusk, Yank Rachell, A.C. Reed, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Reginald R. Robinson, Tad Robinson, The Rockin' Johnny Band, Otis Rush, Ken Saydak, Alec "Guitar Slim" Seward/Louis "Jelly Belly" Hayes, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Sunnyland Slim, Byther Smith, Speckled Red, Dave Specter, Roosevelt Sykes, Tail Dragger, Jesse Thomas, Charles Thompson, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, T-Bone Walker, Robert Ward, William Warfield, Junior Wells, Big Wheeler and the Ice Cream Men, James Wheeler, Big Joe Williams, Charles Wilson, Edith Wilson, Mighty Joe Young, Zora Young.

JAZZ
Josh Abrams, Muhal Richard Abrams, Active Ingredients, Eric Alexander, Fred Anderson, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Jim Baker, Billy Bang, Paul Bascomb, Jim Beebe, Barney Bigard, Bay City Jazz Band, Anthony Braxton, Bright Moments, Bobby Broom, Ari Brown, Billy Butterfield, Donald Byrd, Roy Campbell, Frank Catalano, Chicago Luzern Exchanges, Chicago Underground Orchestra, Chicago Underground Trio, Jodie Christian, Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Coe, Common Ground, Jim Cooper, Rich Corpolongo, Norrie Cox, Ernest Dawkins, Barrett Deems, Deep Blue Organ Trio, The Dixie Stompers, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Scott Fields, Jimmy Forrest, Yves Francois, George Freeman, Von Freeman, Curtis Fuller, Brad Goode, Andy Goodrich, Bob Graf, Al Green/Othello Anderson, Francine Griffin, Lin Halliday, Coleman Hawkins, Clancy Hayes & the Salty Dogs, Chuck Hedges, Earl Hines, Art Hodes, Percy Humphrey, Illinois Jacquet, Dewey Jackson, Franz Jackson, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens and Project Project, Willis Jackson, Joseph Jarman, The Jazz O'Maniacs, Jazz Ltd., Bunk Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Wynton Kelly, Andrew Lamb, Carl Leukaufe, George Lewis' New Orleans Jazz Band, Paul Lingie, Zane Massey, Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings, Kalaparusha Mauice McIntyre, Rob Mazurek, Kansas City Frank Melrose, Eddie Miller, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Albert Nicholas, NRG Ensemble, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six featuring Andrew Bird, Harold Ousley, Jeff Parker, Cecil Payne, Ed Petersen, Bud Powell, Clem Raymond, Roy Rubinstein's Chicago Hot Six, Sabertooth, Salty Dogs, Leon Sash, Savoir Faire, Archie Shepp, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Bobby Smith, Mike Smith, Tab Smith, Sonny Stitt, Ira Sullivan, Sun Ra And The Arkestra, Duane Thamm, Malachi Thompson, Sir Charles Thompson, Ken Vandermark's Sound In Action Trio, Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers featuring Kim Cusack, Terry Waldo's Gutbucket Syncopators, Dinah Washington, Chris Woods, John Young.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday from Hot House Florida, Houston Person!

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(from Wikipedia)
Houston Person (born November 10, 1934) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982.

Contrary to popular belief, he was never married to the late singer Etta Jones, but did spend many years as her musical partner, recording, performing and touring. They first met playing in organist Johnny Hammond's band.

He grew up in Florence, S.C., studied at the state college there, was later named to the school's Hall of Fame in 1999, and continued his studies at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, CT. Earlier, in the U.S. Air Force, he played with Don Ellis, Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, and Leo Wright.

He has more than 75 albums under his own name on Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, Muse, and is currently with High Note Records. He has recorded with Charles Brown, Bill Charlap,Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, Billy Butler, and more.

(from HHF)
He is also one heck of a fine gentleman with a great sense of humor!

Be sure to check out Houston’s new CD compilation: http://mp3.rhapsody.com/houstonperson/theartandsoulofhoustonperson
http://www.houstonperson.com/


And also, Happy Birthday to:
Paul Bley, Born 1932. Andrew Cyrille, Born 1939. John La Barbera, Born 1945. Hubert Laws, Born 1939.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The South Florida Music State-of-the-Scene Update

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Hot House Florida has been busy keeping up with the jazz & blues for you!

The opening performance of the JAZZ ROOTS series in Miami with Dave Brubeck, Piquito D'Rivera and Fourplay was SOLD OUT. (More on this coming tomorrow.)

The Fellsmere Blues Birthday Bash (next weekend) presales of VIP tix is already over twice their expectations.

The South Florida Blues Festival was PACKED last night (see photos on profile page)
The FALL IN LOVE concert at the Deering Estate last night starring Gerald Albright & Patti Austin was at a very 'comfortable' capacity.

Yes, things are still looking like they are holding together for the season. Now that bloody engine of political success has stalled for a year, direct the money and time it is not sucking out of your live to supporting all of our good local music.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CD Review - Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 10 Days Out (Blues From The Backroads)

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CD Review - Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 10 Days Out (Blues From The Backroads)
By Brian Williams: 2007-01-24 08:55

There’s a classic rock station where I live that tends to play the same songs over and over, and one of those is Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s 1998 single “Blue On Black.” As it just so happens, ole KWS has a brand spankin’ new album called Ten Days Out: Blues From the Backroads, so now I guess I have at least one more new song to eventually get tired of. On second thought, maybe not, as right from the get-go Ten Days, a 15-track disc with accompanying DVD, sets itself apart from Shepherd’s other three releases--it has the same signature blues-rock riffing, but with a more vintage styling compared with his previous works.

The album is supposedly a culmination of songs Kenny has wanted to cover for some time, including tracks by some prominent artists who may be lesser known outside of the blues community. Most notable is the rhythm section of former Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums) who, of course, made their money backing Kenny’s main influence, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.

SEE FULL REVIEW AT:

http://www.cinemablend.com/music/CD-Review-Kenny-Wayne-Shepherd-s-10-Days-Out-Blues-From-The-Backroads-2497.html

Hot House Florida will be listening to the blues by Kenny at the South Florida International Blues Festival!