Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Springing the Blues Festival Line-up Announced

George’s Music Springing the Blues Festival Performance Schedule
April 3, 4, 5 2009


Main Stage Schedule
Friday April 3
5:00 John Miller Blues
6:00 J.P. Soars and The Red Hots
7:30 Regi Blue
9:00 Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Saturday, April 4
11:45 Skinny Legs and All
12:45 WSNB
1:45 Marquise “Manchild” Knox
2:45 E. G. Kight
4:00 Dave Herrero featuring Felix Reyes
5:00 Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm
6:15 Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang
7:30 Legendary JC’s
8:45 Lucky Peterson

Sunday, April 5
12:00 Willie Mae
1:00 Samuel James
2:00 Nicole Hart and the NRG Band
3:15 Jim McKaba and the After Hours Band
4:30 Robin Rogers
6:00 Greg Baril

West Stage Schedule
Friday April 3
5:00 Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators
6:00 Toots Lorraine and the Traffic
7:30 J.P. Soars and the Red Hots
9:00 Conrad Oberg

Saturday, April 4
1:00 Skinny Legs and All
2:30 WSNB
4:00 George’s Music Featured Artist
5:30 Marquise “Man Child” Knox
7:00 Dave Herrero featuring Felix Reyes
8:30 Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm

Sunday, April 5
1:00 Ed Cotton and the Smashed Ramblers
2:30 Samuel James
4:00 Roger “Hurricane” Wilson
5:30 Nicole Hart and the NRG Band

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Florida's Guide to Live Jazz, Latin & Blues Online at www.HotHouseFlorida.com

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Southern Fried Blues Society / Skinny Legs and All(Y) /090117:2100 /

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! WSNB!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Southern Fried Blues Society / WSNB(B) 090117:1600 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbYuZEQFmqU

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Charles Burton!

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Charles Burton with Hooter's Blues




Blues Lovers United of San Diego / Charles Burton(S/D) / 090117:0030 / http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=16887699

Friday, January 16, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Jennifer Marriott and Odd Sheep Out!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Raitt, Cocker & Heart Announce Dates at Pompano Bch

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THREE GREAT CONCERTS!
ONE GREAT VENUE!

BONNIE RAITT
SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

HEART
SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH

JOE COCKER
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH


AT THE INTIMATE RESERVED SEAT
POMPANO BEACH AMPHITHEATRE
ALL ON SALE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LIVE NATION TICKETING FRIDAY, JAN. 23RD, 10AM

(TICKET AND DATE INFO FOR ALL THREE ON THIS RELEASE)

1.
WHO: BONNIE RAITT

WHAT: More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. Exposure to the album Blues at Newport 1963 at age 14 had kindled her interest in blues and slide guitar, and between classes at Harvard she explored these and other styles in local coffeehouse gigs. Three years after entering college, Bonnie left to commit herself full-time to music, and shortly afterward found herself opening for surviving giants of the blues. Word spread quickly of the young redhaired blueswoman, her soulful, unaffected way of singing, and her uncanny insights into blues guitar. Over the next seven years she would record six albums. Three Grammy nominations followed in the 1980s. In between sessions, when not burning highways on tour with her band, she devoted herself to playing benefits and speaking out in support of an array of worthy causes, campaigning to stop the war in Central America; participating in the Sun City anti-apartheid project; performing at the historic 1980 No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden; co-founding MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy); and working for environmental protection and for the rights of women and Native Americans. Bonnie achieved new levels of popular and critical acclaim. She won four Grammy Awards in 1990—three for her Nick of Time album and one for her duet with John Lee Hooker on his breakthrough album, The Healer. Within weeks, Nick of Time shot to number one (it is now certified quintuple platinum). Luck of the Draw (1991, seven-times platinum) brought even more success, firing two hit singles— "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" —up the charts, and adding three more Grammys to her shelf. The double-platinum Longing in Their Hearts, released in 1994, featured the hit single "Love Sneakin' Up On You" and was honored with a Grammy for Best Pop Album. In March of 2000, Bonnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; this was followed by her welcome into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in June 2001. The release of Souls Alike, her eighteenth album, marks yet another brave, exhilarating step in a legendary body of work.

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009 / 7:30PM

WHERE: THE INTIMATE POMPANO BEACH AMPHITEATRE
POMPANO BEACH, FL

ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, 10AM
Exclusively and only at www.livenation.com, (877) 598-8698 (the toll free Live Nation ticketing phone number), and tickets available at the venue box office on day of show only.

PRICES: $78.50, $68.50 & $48.50 – RESERVED SEATS
Bonnie has donated a limited amount of tickets and aftershow passes to raise funds for The Everglades Foundation (www.evergladesfoundation.org). Those tickets and passes will be available via The Guacamole Fund at www.guacfund.org
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

2.
WHO: HEART

WHAT: Heart capped off a banner year with a Billboard touring award, critical acclaim and even Christmas ringtones. More than thee decades after initially leaping into the rock music scene they have scored numerous hit singles, sold millions of albums and earned high critical praise. Heart, the iconic rock band led by Ann and Nancy Wilson, continue to thrill audiences and prove themselves still very much in their creative prime with their latest U.S. tour. In 2009, Heart will also hit the studio to record what will be their 14th album in a most distinguished career. Heart is also gearing up to mark the 30th anniversary of their classic multi-platinum album Dog & Butterfly with special events and celebrations. They also continue to win new generations of fans with their #1 single "Barracuda," being included in "Guitar Hero World Tour" and the new American Idol contestants paying tribute to their catalog of hits every season.

WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009 / 7:30PM

WHERE: THE INTIMATE POMPANO BEACH AMPHITEATRE
POMPANO BEACH, FL

ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, 10AM
Exclusively and only at www.livenation.com, (877) 598-8698 (the toll free Live Nation ticketing phone number), and tickets available at the venue box office on day of show only.

PRICES: $68.50, $58.50 & $38.50 – RESERVED SEATS
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

3.
WHO: JOE COCKER

WHAT: Joe Cocker is one of the truly great rock voices of all time. America loved him from his first television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The press seized upon him. Life Magazine called Joe "The voice of all those blind criers and crazy beggars and maimed men who summon up a strength we'll never know to bawl out their souls in the streets." However, Joe wasn't singing in the streets. He was singing at all the major rock festivals of that summer, culminating in the filmed triumph of Woodstock before half a million people (a phenomenal rip-roaring testimony to Joe Cocker in his absolute prime). Of the ensuing "Mad Dogs and Englishmen” along with Leon Russell and a menagerie of musicians, managers, roadies, wives, girlfriends, hangers on, children, a spotted dog plus a film crew, Joe played forty-eight cities in fifty-six days, to rapturous receptions everywhere. In 1970, Joe sold $3 million worth of records in America alone. His first three albums went platinum and Playboy voted him number one vocalist in their annual jazz and rock poll. His duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong", the theme from An Officer And A Gentleman, brought an appearance at the Oscars ceremony and a hit worldwide, including his first American number one. Joe Cocker is a survivor, a star and a rock legend. He has had hit records in the 1960's, 70s, 80, and 90s. Success has brought with it a grueling schedule of recording and touring but he has no plans to take it easy. "As long as being on stage is fun," says Joe, "as long as I enjoy that part and still get a buzz out of performing. Then I'll keep going out there."

WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009 / 8PM

WHERE: THE INTIMATE POMPANO BEACH AMPHITEATRE
POMPANO BEACH, FL


ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, 10AM
Exclusively and only at www.livenation.com, (877) 598-8698 (the toll free Live Nation ticketing phone number), and tickets available at the venue box office on day of show only.

PRICES: $66.50, $50.50, $43.50 & $33.50 – RESERVED SEATS
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR ALL SHOWS: www.livenation.com (information and ticket sales)


ALSO ON SALE AT POMPANO BEACH AMPHITHEATRE:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
DISTURBED WITH: SEVENDUST AND SKINDRED

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Woody Graber
(305)606-2979

ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience for artists, fans and sponsors. Our core business is buying and producing artist rights and monetizing those rights via our global distribution pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live music concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts for 1,500 artists in 57 countries. The company sells over 45 million concert tickets a year and expects to drive over 60 million unique visitors to livenation.com in 2008. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into direct concert ticketing and building the industry's only artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."


Distribution by:
Hot House Florida
PO Box 2614
Palm Beach FL 33480
561-313-7432
www.HotHouseFlorida.com
www.myspace.com/HotHouseFlorida
http://hothouseflorida.blogspot.com

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Valentino & The Piedmont Sheiks!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Triangle Blues Society / Valentino & The Piedmont Sheiks(B) / 090116:0700 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWKDsRZkVU

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Shuffle Service!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Norwegian Blues Union / Shuffle Service(B) / 090116:0100 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt1_jVO7JVc

Thursday, January 15, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Brandon Bailey!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Memphis Blues Society / Brandon Bailey(Y) / 090115:1900 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlXAXiYFHg

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Matt Wigler & Mike Aubin!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• DC Blues Society / Matt Wigler w/Mike Aubin(S/D) / 090115:1200 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZdAS-79V0

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Matt Wigler!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• DC Blues Society / Matt Wigler(Y) / 090115:0800 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWPMT57zjR0

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase: Davina and The Vagabonds!

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Gone Away (original) @ The Dakota Jazz Club


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society / Davina and The Vagabonds(B)/ 090114:1300 / http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=28817223

UM to host its inaugural Global Business Forum, "Harnessing the Power of the Connected World"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOP MUSIC BUSINESS AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM

Prominent Executives to Discuss Impact of the Connected World on the Music Industry

CORAL GABLES, Fla., January 14, 2009 -- The University of Miami will host its inaugural Global Business Forum, "Harnessing the Power of the Connected World," on January 15 and 16, 2009. The Global Business Forum, organized by the University of Miami School of Business Administration, will feature expert commentary from a wide range of industries from Finance to Health Care to Music. Expected to draw hundreds of attendees, the conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities offered by an increasingly interconnected world. The University of Miami Frost School of Music will host two panel sessions offered as part of the overall Global Business Forum. These sessions, which will also feature top executives from the music business and technology fields, will explore how increased connectivity impacts the music business and music technology areas.

"The Frost School established the first programs in Music Business and Entertainment Industries and Music Engineering as models for the nation," said Shelton G. Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music. "We were among the first to establish a record company, and the first to sign a major administration deal for a student-run music publishing company. As we continue to lead in incubating ideas for music and music technology, we have assembled a peerless group of panelists to discuss future trends. The Frost School sessions for the Global Business Forum promise to be important and engaging discussions." Dean Shelton G. Berg will facilitate the two music-related panel sessions.

The first panel discussion, "Harnessing Intellectual Property in a Connected World", will be co-moderated by Serona Elton, Assistant Professor of Music Business and Entertainment Industries at the Frost School of Music on Thursday, January 15 at 1:45 PM. The panel will feature John Kennedy, CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Eric Baptiste, Secretary-General of the Confederation Internationale des Societes d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC), and John Echevarria, Executive Vice-president of Operations for Latin America of Universal Music Group International. This panel, representing most of the stakeholder constituencies interested in music as intellectual property, will examine the challenges faced today in the global world and discuss the solutions of today and the potential solutions of tomorrow.

The second panel discussion, "Commercializing Music Technology in a Connected World", will be co-moderated by Corey I. Cheng, Director of the Music Engineering Technology Program at the Frost School of Music on Thursday, January 15 at 3:45 PM. The panel will include Bob Kohn, Chairman and CEO of RoyaltyShare Inc., Schuyler Quackenbush, Chair of MPEG Audio Subgroup and President of Audio Research Labs, and Rob Fuhlbrugge, Sr. Director, Advanced Development and Technology Sourcing for Shure Incorporated. The panelists will discuss how technology has changed radically in the past few decades, gaining limitless global reach through highly efficient methods for cataloging and distributing music. Panelists will also be asked to discuss what other music technologies lurk just around the corner, and what might be next “big thing” in music technology.

More About the Global Business Forum

The scheduled keynote speakers include Michael L. Ducker, president, International of FedEx Express, Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, president of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Arun Sarin, former CEO, Vodafone Group, Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Jim Skinner, vice chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation, and Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric Company.

The title sponsor for the Forum is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Inc. Other sponsors include Bank of America, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Total Bank, Blackline Systems, FedEx Express, the University of Miami Citizens Board, The Jeffrey Group, The Miami Herald, Poder magazine, and WorldCity Business magazine.

The early registration fees, available through Dec. 10, are $500 for members of the University of Miami (UM) community (alumni, faculty, staff and students) and $750 for non-members. After Dec. 10, the UM fee is $750 and the non-UM fee is $1,000. More information and online registration is available at www.bus.miami.edu/gbf.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the media wishing to cover the Global Business Forum may apply for credentials at www.bus.miami.edu/gbfmedia.

About the University of Miami Frost School of Music

Building on its foundation as a Conservatory of Music, the Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology. The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music. In addition, the Frost School was the first in a major university to develop a student-run label, ‘Cane Records, and a publishing company, Category Five. The School’s innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation. More information about the University of Miami Frost School of Music can be found at www.music.miami.edu.

The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University's mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. www.miami.edu

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Contact: Ross DeBardelaben, rad@miami.edu, +1-305-284-1149, of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, or Elizabeth Amore, eamore@miami.edu, +1-305-284-5500, of the University of Miami Media Relations

IBC Competitor Video Showcase: Dan Treanor, Richard Ray Farrell and The Afrosippi Blues Band!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
· Grand County Blues Society / Dan Treanor, Richard Ray Farrell and The Afrosippi Blues Band (B)/090114:0700/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NpSAK4-Sgg

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Brethren, representing The Sonny Boy Blues Society!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• Sonny Boy Blues Society / Brethren(B)/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq3nLdI-wnE

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Kory Montgomery of The Isayah Warford & Kory Montgomery Duo!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas / Isayah Warford & Kory Montgomery (Featured in video) /090113:1300/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYSgIqYWhPo

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Son Jack Jr!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• South Sound Blues Association/Son Jack Jr & Michael Wilde/090113:0100/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku19ZFetUTo

Monday, January 12, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Miss Freddye And Blue Faze!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• West Virginia Blues Society/Miss Freddye And Blue Faze/090112:2100/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEVXNE7qnRc

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Bluesboy Jag!

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Bluesboy Jag one man band 'Hot Tin Roof'

POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Arkansas River Blues Society/Bluesboy Jag/090112:1200/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=40159946
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IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Reverend Robert Sexton's All Star Blues Review!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• West Michigan Blues Society/Reverend Robert Sexton's All Star Blues Review/090112:0600/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVw1JxQwIzM

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tribute to Oscar Peterson - Gold Coast Jazz

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Canada’s Top Jazz Pianist Pays Tribute to Oscar Peterson
Category: Music


Oliver Jones, Jazz Pianist featured in Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Fort Lauderdale, FL - To many, Oscar Peterson is the epitome of jazz piano. On January 14, one of Canada's foremost jazz pianists, Oliver Jones, will pay homage to the jazz legend in the jazz concert, Tribute to Oscar Peterson. Presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, the concert will take place at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The show begins at 7:45 pm. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and are on sale through the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at www.goldcoastjazz.org or www.browardcenter.org. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

Pianist Oliver Jones is one of Canada's finest musicians. His career intertwines with the proud history of jazz in his native Montreal, the thriving city that in its heyday also produced Oscar Peterson, Oliver's lifelong friend and continuing inspiration. Oliver was born and raised in Saint Henri, a predominantly working class area of Montreal, several blocks from Peterson. Young Oliver would sit on the Peterson porch, listening to the older boy practice. Oscar's sister, Daisy Peterson Sweeney, became his first piano teacher, with lessons continuing for the next twelve years. These lessons solidified young Jones' skills, which were already considerable; Oliver was performing publicly at age five, and by the time he had his first nightclub appearance, he was nine.

Jones moved to Puerto Rico where for sixteen years he served as musical director and pianist for the Jamaican singer Kenny Hamilton. In 1980, Oliver Jones returned to Montreal, determined to pursue jazz professionally. After a long stint performing at the Montreal jazz club, Biddle's, Jones began recording for Justin Time Records. His association with Justin Time produced an impressive catalogue of recordings whose sidemen are among the very finest in jazz. Have Fingers, Will Travel (1997) featured bass legend Ray Brown and drummer Jeff Hamilton. From Lush to Lively (1995) demonstrated Jones' unrivalled position as one of Canada's greatest gifts to the piano.

Oliver Jones' inspiration is not confined to the artistic community. He's also the proud recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. award, celebrating his contributions to the Black Community in Canada and in his native Montreal. In 1993 he received the Order of Qu├ębec, the province's highest honour, and the next year he was awarded the Order of Canada, for "outstanding achievement in the arts." That same year, at the invitation of the Government of Canada, Jones toured several cities in China with bassist Dave Young and drummer Barry Elmes. For more information about the artist, go to www.justin-time.com/authors/oliverjones.

For more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society go online to www.goldcoastjazz.org or call 954-524-0805. 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 and other events. Season sponsors include HI Foundation, BankAtlantic, DeMeo Young McGrath, Miller Wiggin & Associates, Morgan Stanley, The PaperMill, WLRN FM and the Riverside Hotel.

Funding for this organization 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.

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Book Feb FLA Tour

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Christopher Pistorino Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tel: 718-755-6016
Email: chrispistorino@gmail.com
Website: http://thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com


The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a popular NYC based early jazz, swing and blues band perform three concerts in Florida in February.

WHAT: Music performances at two South Florida clubs and one swing dance.

WHO: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an early jazz, swing and blues band composed of acoustic guitar/vocals, upright bass, homemade washboard percussion, trumpet and saxophone. Their repertoire of witty songs from the 1920's and 30's is augmented by original tunes with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part harmony.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Sunday, February 15, 2009 9:00PM at
Bourgainvillea's Old Florida Tavern7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami, Florida 33143Cost: free
Three one hour sets starting at 9PM, ending at 1AM.
www.bougiesbar.com
Phone: 305.669.8577

Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:00PM at
Mango's 904 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301Cost: free
Three one hour sets starting at 8PM, ending at 12AM
www.mangosonlasolas.com
Phone: 954.523.5001

Friday, February 20, 2009 8:00PM at
Swing Dance at Gulfport Casino Hosted by Swing Time5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707Cost: $12, purchase at the door
www.swingtime.info


INFORMATION: http://thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com
http://myspace.com/thebluevipersofbrooklyn
http://sonicbids.com/thebluevipersofbrooklyn

Music on the Plaza at Marina Square

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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, ending 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