Thursday, April 30, 2009

MAE Music of FLL, Florida, offers Jazz Blues Florida Readers Special Discount


MAE, Music Arts Enterprises, was begun in 1963 as the brainchild of Charles and Rosalind Katz. Charles played trumpet for the Army and with wife and children Mike, Ken and Gary lived in Japan for five years and France for three years. Upon retirement from the military Roz and Charlie spawned their dream of owning a music store on Davie Boulevard, then a dirt road. Mike graduated with a degree in music education from the University of Miami and Ken with a degree in Architecture from the University of Florida.

In the mid 70's Mike and Ken took the reins and began growing the business. They added lines and physical space. "We grew like an amoeba grows," said Mike. "We just kept adding on and adding on". In the mid 80's the DOT began to acquire the land for the I-95 Davie Boulevard overpass. The search for land led right back to Davie Boulevard. In 1988 construction on the present site began. "This was a dream come true to use my architectural background and build a music store from the ground up," said Ken.

On the same property in 1996 MAE added the warehouse and rental staging area and conference area. While MAE is constantly changing with the customer, the philosophy of the store will never change. Give the best service for the best price and have FUN!


Music Arts Enterprises
3301 Davie Blvd
Fort lauderdale, Fl 33312
954 581 2203
954 581 2234 fx
www.maemusic.com

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Jorma Kaukonen new CD release "River of Time" - in time for Wanee Music Festival


Jorma's highly anticipated new CD produced by Larry Campbell for Red House Records. Recorded at Levon Helm's Woodstock, NY studio, the CD brings together an allstar band featuring Jorma, Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell, Levon Helm, Teresa Williams, Myron Hart, Lincoln Schleifer and Justin Guip.

Track listing:
1. Been So Long
2. There's a Bright Side Somewhere
3. Cracks in the Finish
4. Another Man Done a Full Go Round
5. Trouble in Mind
6. Izze's Lulaby
7. More than My Old Guitar
8. Nashville Blues
9. A Walk with Friends
10. Operator
11. Preachin on the Old Camp Ground
12. River of Time
13. Simpler than I Thought

BUY IT HERE:
http://furpeacestore.com/product_info.php?cPath=23_35&products_id=623

Catch Jorman LIVE in Florida at:

6/6/09 Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL

8/29/09 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, w/ Old School Freight Train

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O'Hara's on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Jazz & Blues music gone; empty space remains

Las Olas Boulevard gets green space -- for a while
Fort Lauderdale convinces owner of Riverside Hotel to plant sod, landscaping on half-block site intended for a now-delayed expansion
By Brittany Wallman South Florida Sun-Sentinel


FORT LAUDERDALE - Call it Recession Park.

"A vacant half-block on premier Las Olas Boulevard has been planted with grass and lined with bushes and mulch, as a proposed expansion of the historic Riverside Hotel sits on hold.

The Las Olas Co., owner of the Riverside Hotel, asked the city for an extra three years to act on the hotel expansion, and a city vote on that is coming. The company already had shuttered thriving businesses on the block -- including Cafe Europa, Objects d'Art, and O'Hara's Jazz & Blues Cafe -- and in February tore them down.

The vacant properties just east of the Riverside Hotel, stretching to Eighth Avenue, created an unsightly gap on the city's posh shopping boulevard. But the lot was sodded and lightly landscaped this past weekend.

It won't be an official park because it's privately owned and intended for development. But it might be used for weddings and other events."

SEE FULL ARTICLE AT:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-042909-lasolas-vacancy,0,1901992.story

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nicole Henry Appearing in Jazz Concert in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida



International Jazz Star Featured in May Jazz Concert

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fresh from her recent tours of Russia and Mexico, jazz vocalist Nicole Henry has been called “…one of the most impressive live performers to personalize the great American songbook.” by the Japan Times. On May 13, Ms. Henry will be featured in her jazz concert Almost Like Being in Love presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society. The show will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:45pm the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and $12 for students with ID. Tickets are still available through the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ or http://www.browardcenter.org/. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by WXEL radio host Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

With style, grace and a stellar list of international jazz performances and awards, vocalist Nicole Henry sings powerfully to inspire and touch the heart. With three TOP 10 CDs released in the last four years, Nicole brings back elegance and class to jazz. She continues to win awards and accolades, though now performing internationally at clubs and festivals in Japan, Spain, London, Jamaica, Korea, China and Mexico, where she presented her tribute to Billie Holiday. Her performance at the Jazz á Juan les Pins Festival in the south of France won her the Prix du Jury 2007 award as part of their international Révélations vocal jazz competition.

Raised in the arts haven of Bucks County, PA with a mom who always played classical piano in the house, Nicole and her sister studied music and dance. With a full academic scholarship to the University of Miami, she studied architecture for two years before changing majors to advertising and theater. It wasn’t until she recorded for a dance music DJ/producer named Noel Sanger, went on the road performing at jazz and blues clubs and heard her song on Billboard’s Dance Music Charts for eight weeks that she believed she could make a living as a performer. “I knew I wanted to use art to affect people’s lives. And that’s what I can accomplish through my singing…help people relate to their feelings, and then celebrate that feeling.”

Nicole is now a full-time performer and songwriter. She has also tapped her acting background by winning roles in national television commercial campaigns for Verizon Wireless, Amtrak, McDonald's (with Venus and Serena Williams), Air Jamaica, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Hershey's Swoops, Sears Optical and others. She was the lead actress in the feature-length, independent films, In Plain Sight and Chapter and Verse, and starred in a four-part pilot of a children's television series, The Lemonade Stand, aired on select US stations. She also starred in the independent short film Miami Chronicles sponsored by the Independent Film Channel. All three of these films feature original songs by Nicole.

Tickets are still available for this performance. The Gold Coast Jazz Society, a not-for-profit organization, 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. Go online http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.

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
http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/
The Best in Classic Jazz


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BRASS BAND REBELS BONERAMA RELEASE FIRST EVER STUDIO RECORDING, "HARD TIMES" FREE DOWNLOAD TODAY ONLY - 4/29/09



DOWNLOAD THE SONG FOR FREE TODAY AT http://www.boneramamusic.com/

LOOK FOR THE BAND ON TOUR THIS SPRING

"The ultimate in brass balls." - Rolling Stone

Seasoned with unrivaled soul that only native New Orleans' artists can boast, Bonerama spins a three-trombone frontline into heavy hitting rock ‘n' funk/blues/jazz. In celebration of New Orleans' famous Jazz & Heritage Festival, where the band will perform this Saturday on the Gentilly Stage,


Bonerama is releasing their first ever studio recording, "Hard Times" today. Fans can download the song free of charge at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?MadisonHousePublicit/34a23c9018/c427e43265/bb08e99f6e for a limited time.

To offer fans even more access to rare and unreleased music, Bonerama, along with fellow NOLA funksters and labelmates Porter Batiste Stoltz, launched http://cts.vresp.com/c/?MadisonHousePublicit/34a23c9018/c427e43265/b0da17e251 to deliver fans funky new music each Tuesday all year long. The release might be a live show, a single of a brand new song, or an archival release from the bands' vaults. But remember to visit often - all the free material released is available only for one week; until the next Tuesday, when new tunes are featured.

Bonerama's Single Series, where the band releases one new single at a time, kicked off on Fat Tuesday with the release of their brand new song, "Big Fine Woman," available online now in the iTunes music store.

The current list of confirmed Bonerama tour dates is as follows:

April 30 The Studio at Colton Theater New Orleans LA
May 02 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans LA (Gentilly Stage, 1:40pm)
May 02 Mid City Lanes New Orleans LA
May 03 The Maple Leaf New Orleans LA
May 16 Tropical Heat Wave Tampa FLORIDA
May 29 Mike Arnone's Crawfish Festival Augusta NJ
May 30 Western Maryland Blues Festival Hagerstown MD
June 11 Jazz in the Park Milwaukee WI
June 12 The Livery Benton Harbor MI
June 14 Long's Park Amphitheater Lancaster PA
June 16-17 Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester NY
June 19 Sullivan Hall New York NY
June 26 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River MA
June 28 Freihofers Jazz Festival Saratoga Springs NY
July 02-03 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy CA
July 04-05 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival Portland OR
August 01-02 20th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Festival Norfolk VA
August 14-15 The Sildajazz International Jazz Festival Haugesund, Norway
November 13 Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival Live Oak FLORIDA

More dates will be announced.


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Jazz Blues Florida's Weekend-cation Recommendation for May




Mount Dora Blues & Wine Festival
May 29th, 30th, and 31st 2009



The historic Lakeside Inn in downtown Mount Dora is hosting the new Blues and Wine Festival on Friday May 29th, Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st, 2009! This will be a fun weekend filled with earthy blues tunes and delicious wine! Music featuring Central Florida’s Top Blues Artists such as T Scott TropRockers with blues harmonica Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Apple Mary’s Blues, Jacqueline Jones, Bobby Blackmon, Ruth King Blues, and the Smokin’ Torpedos! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sit back and relax!

On Saturday, sample premiere wines from vineyards all over the USA! This event will be held from 4-7pm and is included in your ticket price! The major vineyards will showcase their best for you to sample from booths throughout Lakeside Inn grounds.

Three-Day Event Tickets $48 in advance! Saturday tickets at the door $38, Sunday tickets at the door $18. Three-Day ticket holders are invited to a special VIP Blues and Wine Tasting event in the Lakeside Inn Lobby from 5pm-7pm. Saturday festivities from 3pm-9pm and Sunday from 1pm-5pm.


Details at: www.mountdorabluesandwinefest.com

Tickets available at the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce, 352.383.2165. For the Lakeside Inn 2-Night Blues & Wine Package which includes two 3-Day Tickets, Dinner for Two and Gourmet Breakfast each morning call 800.972.7175 or visit http://www.lakeside-inn.com/.








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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lindy Hop great Frankie Manning dies at 94

Lindy Hop great Frankie Manning dies at 94
BY David Hinckley
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Updated Monday, April 27th 2009, 4:09 PM

Frankie Manning, 90, dances with one of his students, Denise Steele, at his tribute party at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem. Frankie Manning, who pioneered the Lindy Hop in the 1930s, won a Tony a half-century later and inspired swing dancers around the world, died yesterday at Lenox Hill Hospital from complications of pneumonia. But he didn't take the dancing with him.

More than 2,000 swing dancers from 30 countries will come to New York May 21-25 to participate in "FrankieFest 95," which was originally planned to mark his 95th birthday on May 26. Organizers say it will go on, and will now become a memorial celebration — which won't be a big transition, because almost every swing dancer in the world uses moves invented, shaped or polished by Frankie Manning.

A tall, courtly man with endless energy and enthusiasm, Manning lived long enough to see his style of dancing fade away and then spring back to life. He was a cornerstone of that revival, both as a teacher and a dancer himself. He was actively dancing until late last year, when he fell on an overseas trip and suffered lingering complications. He had told friends he still planned to dance at FrankieFest this year — not a minor thing at his birthday celebrations, since he insisted on dancing with at least one woman for each year of his life.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Manning moved to Harlem with his family when he was 3. He grew up around jazz and later swing music, and in the 1930s became one of the star dancers at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. In the elite "Cat's Corner" there, he and partner Fredi Washington won a contest one year by creating the first "air step," also known as an "aerial," where Manning seemed to send Washington flying through the air. Proficient as he was at solo dancing, Manning had an even greater knack for choreographing groups. So when Herbert White put together a troupe that became known as Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, Manning became its unofficial choreographer.

SEE FULL ARTICLE AT:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/arts/2009/04/27/2009-04-27_lindy_hop_great_hospitalized.html

Saturday, April 25, 2009

South Florida JAZZ welcomes the Yellowjackets


May 9, 2009 - 8:00 p.m. - South Florida JAZZ welcomes one of the most acclaimed and longest-lived jazz bands of all time, Yellowjackets, now in their 28th year and fresh off yet another Grammy nomination, this year for Lifecycle.


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is excited to feature one of the most important bands in the current modern and contemporary jazz genre as the Yellowjackets make a rare South Florida visit. 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.


YELLOWJACKETS


Yellowjackets are one of the jazz super-bands of this generation. Formed in 1977 as an outgrowth of the Robben Ford Group, the band played initially played contemporary jazz-rock fusion and R&B, but definitely put some sting into the music. Their success has been critical (multiple Grammy nominations and awards) and commercial, with 24 recordings since 1981. The band evolved according to the personnel, but always has been anchored by keyboardist Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip.


Russell Ferrante grew up with the music of the church, but early was turned on to Miles Davis and John Coltrane in addition to the compositions of Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky. The same is true for Jimmy Haslip who mainly credits Jimi Hendrix’s inspiration and Jaco Pastorius’s tutelage for his career in music.


The addition of tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in 1991 marked a major point in the evolution of the band. A master player and big band arranger, Bob has given the band its signature sound and feel. Marcus Baylor, who began his professional career with Cassandra Wilson, and honed it with Kenny Garrett, took over the drum chair in 2000. Obviously, longevity is a band trademark.


Over the years, based upon the personnel, Yellowjackets has changed its direction towards becoming the muscular, straightahead, legitimate jazz ensemble it is today; also after three decades, one of the most popular and certainly long-lived bands in jazz. This will mark the third appearance by Yellowjackets, having played for South Florida JAZZ audiences at two Hollywood Jazz Festivals.


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



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A Quick Chat with Patti Wicks, Florida Jazz Piano Artist

Seattle Jazz Scene


Posted 23 April, 2009 in Jazz Hang - comments
By Katy Bourne


"Patti Wicks is a highly regarded jazz pianist and vocalist and international recording artist. She spent over three decades playing in jazz clubs in New York City and also working the East Coast jazz circuit. She has several recordings in her discography and her CD “It’s a Good Day” received an Italian jazz award for the best jazz album in 2008.


Patti currently resides in Florida and will be appearing at Bake’s Place this weekend with Seattle’s much beloved vocalist Greta Matassa. Patti and I spoke over the phone the other day. Here are a few bits and pieces from that conversation."


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GRATEFUL DEAD'S BILL KREUTZMANN REUNITES DEAD FOR WANEE MUSIC FEST IN FLORIDA


GRATEFUL DEAD'S BILL KREUTZMANN ANNOUNCES SUMMER DATES FOR BK3 FEATURING JAMES "HUTCH" HUTCHINSON AND SCOTT MURAWSKI


THE DEAD REUNITE FOR A RUN OF DATES THIS SPRING


Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead drummer for the band's entire thirty year career, tours this summer with his potent new trio project, BK3. For the summer run, BK3 features bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) and guitarist Scott Murawski (Max Creek). This BK3 announcement comes as Bill is wrapping up a highly anticipated Dead reunion tour. An art exhibit, The Art of Bill Kreutzmann and the Grateful Dead, has popped up in various cities along The Dead tour, including a showing at Café Le Cave in Des Plaines, Illinois on May 4th and 5th.


With BK3, Kreutzmann finds himself lined up and locking into a powerful new wave of musical freedom. In all its lineup variations (Phish bassist Mike Gordon and Allman Brothers' bassist Oteil Burbridge have both done gigs with BK3) Kreutzmann is thoroughly enjoying making music with such great players, and is driven by musical chemistry that is simply "over the top." This run of shows, which begins on the east coast on May 29th and includes festival stops such as Mountain Jam Festival, Oregon Country Fair, and All Good Music Festival, is the first with Hutch Hutchinson on bass


The list of currently confirmed tour dates for BK3, Bill Kreutzmann featuring James "Hutch" Hutchinson and Scott Murawski is as follows:


May 29 Port City Music Hall Portland ME

May 30 Toad's Place New Haven CT

May 31 Mountain Jam Festival Hunter NY

June 03 The National Richmond VA June 04 Cat's Cradle Carrboro NC

June 05 The Music Farm Charleston SC

June 06 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak FL

July 10 Oregon County Fair Veneta OR

July 12 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV




Bill Kreutzmann's Art


Chicago, Illinois: Bill Kreutzmann, one of the founding members and drummer for the San Francisco rock and roll band The Grateful Dead, will have his visual art on display and for sale at a special exhibit, “The Art of the Grateful Dead” May 4th and 5th. This exhibit will coincide with The Dead’s concerts at the Allstate Arena.


Kreutzmann is a man of many passions. He started playing drums at the age of 13, despite having been told by his sixth grade music teacher that he couldn't keep a beat. In 1965 the Grateful Dead was born. Over the next 30 years Kreutzmann, with his 5 band mates, created a cultural phenomenon traveling the country making music. While on the road the lead singer, Jerry Garcia, would paint and draw. By the early nineties Garcia was an established artist and Bill was intrigued with Jerry’s digital art. On a day off from performing Jerry invited Bill to his room to show him how the digital process worked. Bill was hooked.


After Jerry’s death in 1995 Kreutzmann moved to Hawaii where he combined his love of photography and digital media. He expanded on what Jerry taught him and began to experiment with 3-D software, animation programs and Photoshop. The result was a body of artwork that was both psychedelic and surreal. He equated creating his digital art to playing drums. He would sit at his computer and his imagination would just flow. While living in Hawaii his other passions included all things oceanic: surfing, kayaking, and diving, and in 1993 made a video, "Ocean Spirit," about a trip he made to Mexico's Revillagigedo Islands.


In 2001, Bill returned to the mainland and had his first one man art exhibit at Walnut Street Gallery in Colorado. Unsure of the reaction he would get from fans, Bill was overwhelmed with the positive response. The show sold out and Bill went on to sell his works across the country. In 2003 and 2004 when The Dead reunited for their summer shows at Red Rocks, Walnut Street Gallery hosted two art exhibits at the amphitheater featuring Kreutzmann’s art. Once again Bill was amazed at the response to his works and the praise from collectors.


The exhibit will feature limited edition works created by Bill Kreutzmann, rare signed work by Jerry Garcia and the photography of the Grateful Dead chronicling their 30 year career. The exhibit will be held at Café Le Cave, 2777 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, Illinois. The exhibit will be located directly across the street from the concert venue; it is free and open to the public. Hours of the exhibit will be Monday, May 4, 2009 – 12-6 and Tuesday, May 5, 2009 – 10-6.
For more information about the exhibits or interview requests call Walnut Street Gallery at 800.562.3387. Bill’s art can be found exclusively online at http://www.walnutst.com/.
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Bill Kreutzmann Biography

Bill Kreutzmann (born May 7, 1946 in Palo Alto, California) was the drummer for legendary rock band the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-year career. Kreutzmann started playing drums at the age of 13, despite having been told by his sixth grade music teacher that he couldn't keep a beat. As a teenager, he met Aldous Huxley at his high school, who encouraged him in his drumming. In 1962, Kreutzmann was working at Dana Morgan's Music Store in Palo Alto, and a young picker named Jerry Garcia stopped in and purchased a banjo from him. Soon after, Garcia also got a job at Dana’s teaching guitar lessons, and forged a musical friendship with Kreutzmann that would span four decades.


Kreutzmann formed a new band, the Zodiacs, in 1963, featuring Pigpen on harmonica, Garcia on bass, and Troy Weidenheimer on guitar. The Zodiacs became the Warlocks by 1965, and it wasn’t long before the Warlocks went electric. Their first real gig was May 5, 1965, two days before Kreutzmann's 19th birthday. In November of 1965, the Warlocks became the Grateful Dead. Meeting fellow percussionist Mickey Hart in the fall of 1967 would have a big impact on Kreutzmann's career. Hart soon joined the Dead, making it one of the first (and few) rock bands to feature two drummers. The two percussionists' remarkable cohesion, synchronicity, and driving power would be a hallmark of the Grateful Dead sound for the next thirty years, earning them the nickname "The Rhythm Devils". Their ten-minute drum duets, a feature of every show from 1978 – 1995 became legendary in the rock world. Kreutzmann remained with the Grateful Dead until its dissolution following the passing of Garcia in 1995, making him one of the four members to play at every single one of the band's 3,500 shows along with Garcia, Weir and Lesh.


During 2006, Kreutzmann teamed up with fellow Grateful Dead bandmate and drummer Mickey Hart, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and former The Other Ones lead guitarist Steve Kimock to form the Rhythm Devils - a name that dates back to his Dead days given to him and Hart for their legendary drum solos and improvisation. The band features songs from their respective former bands as well as new songs written by Jerry Garcia's songwriting companion Robert Hunter. The Rhythm Devils first tour was Fall 2006 which wrapped up at the popular Vegoose festival in Las Vegas, NV over the Halloween weekend.


Kreutzmann and the Grateful Dead were honored with a life time achievement award at the 2007 Grammy's in Los Angeles, CA. Kreutzmann also does work as a visual artist and, in 2001, began releasing limited edition reproductions of his digital artwork. The newest BK project is a Sirius Radio show called "Drumming into the Light" on The Grateful Dead channel 32 - check it out..........

Walnut Street Gallery

Rock and Roll was not in the mission statement, Rock and Roll Art was not part of the business plan, but very quickly it became the main focus for Walnut Street Gallery. Bill and Laura Eveleigh started Walnut Street Gallery in 1989 with a simple vision to bring internationally and nationally known contemporary artists to the Fort Collins, Colorado area. However, within a month of opening their gallery they were working with Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and Baron Wolman, the first chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine.


The gallery hosted their first show for Ronnie and Baron in the fall of 1989 and it was an overwhelming success. The collectors embraced this new art form with a vengeance and the Eveleigh's decided to take their show on the road. Traveling to cities where rock bands were playing for several days, Walnut Street Gallery set up mini galleries near the concert venues. At the mini galleries they sold the works of the musicians, album cover artists and photographers associated with the bands. Then the musicians began to take notice. Bill Kreutzmann, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, John Entwistle of The Who and Tico Torres from Bon Jovi all asked to participate in art projects with Walnut Street Gallery. The gallery set up a website and began promoting these musicians' artwork worldwide.Today Walnut Street Gallery continues their work with the musicians, album cover artists and photographers in the music industry. After 20 years the collectors may be going gray, the musicians may be slowing down, and the Eveleigh's prefer home to life on the road. But the music and the art of rock and roll® will last forever.


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LUCKY 13 YEARS FOR NON-SMOKING JAZID, JAZZ & LATIN CLUB IN MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA




MIAMI BEACH, FL -APRIL 22, 2009 -– On June 12th and 13th, Jazid, the South Beach club where Latin and American jazz, funk, cumbia, and reggae meet to form a truly original live music scene, will be celebrating 13 years of having opened its doors to loyal music fans.
For its 13th year, Jazid will offer the most incredible celebration of live music in Miami Beach. Acoustic acts together with jazz, reggae, funk, cumbia and salsa bands will be playing our anniversary party for the pleasure of all true music lovers.


This year, Jazid set a new standard in Miami by converting the lower area of the venue to a non-smoking environment, making live music available for everyone.


“Jazid is a community and I believe this sentiment comes from the environment, the people and the live bands you don’t get anywhere else on South Beach. Now with the non-smoking decision, live music is available to everybody”, states Daniel Wohlstein, owner of Jazid. “At this 13th anniversary celebration, we will again honor Jazid, the venue encompassing a true music community, superb live music, an unpretentious environment and good, clean fun.”

To celebrate the 13th anniversary of Miami Beach’s longest-running nightclub, Locos Por Juana, DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars, Suenalo Sound System, Fabian Hernandez, Natalie Bretoneche, Jacob Jeffries, Deco Band, Max Ferber Trio and Local 34 will be performing on separate stages bringing their unique Miami sound to the loyal fans of Jazid. With the success of last year’s celebration, Jazid will have two different parties this year to accommodate all of its customers, including an open air party on Saturday outside of the club.

The Jazid community will celebrate the club’s success with a 13th Anniversary Party weekend on June 12th and 13th at 1342 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach beginning at 8 pm and 6 pm. For more information, please log on to http://www.jazid.net/

About Jazid
Celebrating 13 years of live music, Jazid is proud to be the longest-running nightclub on Miami Beach. Jazid’s musical lineup includes a multi-cultural mix of Latin and American jazz, funk, cumbia, reggae, rock, and more.


The upstairs lounge sets a different mood with DJs spinning deep house, funk, down-tempo, hip-hop, and other rare grooves. Jazid’s upstairs and downstairs levels offer plenty of room for dancing or just plain relaxing to the music. Jazid presents a unique and intimate setting for showcasing the best of live music in South Beach! It’s all about the music…..For more information visit: http://www.jazid.net/ or email at Jazid@jazid.net


- Club celebrates another year of success with a 13th anniversary party weekend:

- On June 12th, 2009 Grammy nominated band Locos Por Juana and Bachaco will celebrate with the sounds the of reggae and cumbia. 8 pm

- On June 13th, Latin Grammy nominated band DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars, Suenalo Sound System, Local 34, and Deco Band inside Jazid and at the outside party Fabian Hernandez, Natalie Bretoneche, Jacob Jeffries and Max Ferber trio will celebrate with a musical mayhem. 6 pm. Jazid will give a V.I.P Key chain for the first 300 customers.


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Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry at Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale FL

Almost Like BeinBoldg in Love

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fresh from her recent tours of Russia and Mexico, jazz vocalist Nicole Henry has been called “…one of the most impressive live performers to personalize the great American songbook.” by the Japan Times. On May 13, Ms. Henry will be featured in her jazz concert, Almost Like Being in Love, presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society. The show will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:45pm the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and $12 for students with ID. Tickets are still available through the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ or http://www.browardcenter.org/. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by WXEL radio host Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.


With style, grace and a stellar list of international jazz performances and awards, vocalist Nicole Henry sings powerfully to inspire and touch the heart. With three TOP 10 CDs released in the last four years, Nicole brings back elegance and class to jazz. She continues to win awards and accolades, though now performing internationally at clubs and festivals in Japan, Spain, London, Jamaica, Korea, China and Mexico, where she presented her tribute to Billie Holiday. Her performance at the Jazz á Juan les Pins Festival in the south of France won her the Prix du Jury 2007 award as part of their international Révélations vocal jazz competition.


Raised in the arts haven of Bucks County, PA with a mom who always played classical piano in the house, Nicole and her sister studied music and dance. With a full academic scholarship to the University of Miami, she studied architecture for two years before changing majors to advertising and theater. It wasn’t until she recorded for a dance music DJ/producer named Noel Sanger, went on the road performing at night clubs and heard her song on Billboard’s Dance Music Charts for eight weeks that she believed she could make a living as a performer. “I knew I wanted to use art to affect people’s lives. And that’s what I can accomplish through my singing…help people relate to their feelings, and then celebrate that feeling.”




Nicole is now a full-time performer and songwriter. She has also tapped her acting background by winning roles in national television commercial campaigns for Verizon Wireless, Amtrak, McDonald's (with Venus and Serena Williams), Air Jamaica, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Hershey's Swoops, Sears Optical and others. She was the lead actress in the feature-length, independent films, In Plain Sight and Chapter and Verse, and starred in a four-part pilot of a children's television series, The Lemonade Stand, aired on select US stations. She also starred in the independent short film Miami Chronicles sponsored by the Independent Film Channel. All three of these films feature original songs by Nicole.


Tickets are still available for this performance. The Gold Coast Jazz Society, a not-for-profit organization, 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. Go online http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.

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.
Gold Coast Jazz Society

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Friday, April 24, 2009

2010 St. John Blues Festival Line Up Announced


STEVE SIMON ANNOUNCES THE LINE UP

FOR THE MAIN SHOW OF THE

2010

Johnnie Walker ST. JOHN BLUES FESTIVAL



The Deanna Bogart Band


JT Lauritsen


Tony Braunagel & The All-Stars


The Ford Blues Band


E.G. Kight


Shakura S'Aida


The Ty Curtis Band


JP Soars & The Red Hots (Florida's Own!)


"This is the biggest one night Blues concert that I have ever produced and it's going to rock St. John", stated festival founder and producer Steve Simon. THE 8TH ANNUAL Johnnie Walker


ST. JOHN BLUES FESTIVAL
WILL BE HELD FROM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17th THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 21st 2010


THE MAIN SHOW IS ON SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 20th IN THE CORAL BAY BALL FIELD ON ST. JOHN


THE HOTTEST BLUES FESTIVAL ON THE COOLEST ISLAND

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ARC ANGELS Scheduled for Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak FL June 5 & 6



The ARC ANGELS play Saturday, April 25 in Denton, Texas, at Denton's Arts and Jazz Festival and at the 5th annual Wanee Music Festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida June 5 & 6, 2009.

This group combines some of the top talent in the world of blues rock.

Enough said.


Web Site Links:
Doyle Bramhall II - guitar, vocals (formerly with Eric Clapton and Roger Waters)

Charlie Sexton - guitar, vocals (of Bob Dylan's band)

Chris Layton - drums (of the band DOUBLE TROUBLE)

Tommy Shannon - bass (of the band DOUBLE TROUBLE)



WikiPedia Links:

Doyle Bramhall II

Charlie Sexton

Chris Layton

Tommy Shannon


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

BLUES FOUNDATION ADDS ELVIN BISHOP, WATERMELON SLIM, MANY OTHERS TO BLUES MUSIC AWARDS BILL




ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS JOIN TAJ MAHAL, IRMA THOMAS, BETTYE LAVETTE, AND MORE FOR MARATHON CONCERT EVENT


The Blues Foundation has announced additional performers at the 30th annual Blues Music Awards, stretching the ceremony into a six-plus hour concert featuring 29 sets and 46 performers. Here are the performers newly added to the 2009 BMAs (listed below), join Bettye LaVette, Irma Thomas, and Taj Mahal, and others previously announced: http://shorefire.com/index.php?a=pressrelease&o=2842


In addition, 95-year old keymaster Pinetop Perkins will present the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award.


* Watermelon Slim - Blues Revue cover artist and former Oklahoma truck driver-turned-bandleader and Mensa-member who learned to play guitar while injured in the Vietnam war.


* Elvin Bishop - slide-guitar master, former Paul Butterfield Band member, and Top 20 Pop Albums veteran with "loose and funky" music (NPR Fresh Air)


* Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - longtime Alligator records Chicago houserockin' band lead by J.B. Hutto's slide-playing nephew.


* Bob Brozman - slide master whose playing would "would drop the jaw of any rock flashster" (Guitar Player).


* Paul Rishell & Annie Raines - Boston duo whose music is in the film "Chasin' Gus' Ghost" and of whom Atlantic Monthly raved, "There must be some physical explanation for the sheer joy they bring to the blues...lots of heat but also plenty of subtle variation under the theme."


* Doug MacLeod - acoustic blues singer-songwriter who is "a must for any serious fan of the blues and any soul who needs the healing of the blues" (Sing Out).


* Billy Gibson - Memphis-based "harmonica virtuoso" (Memphis Commercial Appeal).


* Johnny Rawls - Living Blues cover artist and "ace band leader, singer, songwriter and chitlin-circuit fave who knows all about crowd pleasing" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).


* Delta Highway - gritty, electric Memphis-based aggregation with singer/harmonica player Brandon Santini and guitarist Justin Sulek Santini.


* Robin Rogers - Blind Pig Records vocalist of whom the Pittsburgh Post Gazette said, "no matter what she sings, Rogers pours herself into it. She's tough and tender, sometimes both at the same time."


* Steve Guyger - Philadelphia harmonica player endorsed by Hohner.


* Bill Stuve - bassist who specialized in jump blues.

* Albert Castiglia - Another of Florida's Finest


* Chris James & Patrick Rynn - have backed Junior Wells, Sam Lay, and Dave Myers.


Also, harp man Jason Ricci, sax player Keith Crossan, key pounder David Maxwell, first-call blues drummer Jimi Bott, accordionist and harp blower Johnny Sansone, multi-instrumentalist Deanna Bogart, saxophone-player Terry Hanck, and keyboard player Bruce Katz will be supplements other artists' sets.
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The Jazz Cruise Departs Ft. Lauderdale Nov 8, 2009 w/ an AMAZING Cast of Performers

HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE 48 FANTASTIC ARTISTS THAT WILL BE PARTICIPATING ON THIS CRUISE OF A LIFE TIME! THE 2010 SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE HAS ALREADY SOLD OUT AND IS WAITING LIST ONLY - DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE HERE!

THE JAZZ CRUISE 2009

Ernie Adams

John Allred

Karrin Allyson Quartet

Joe Ascione

Pete Barbutti

Shelly Berg

Anne Hampton Callaway

Gilbert Castellanos

Bill Charlap Trio

James Chirrillo

Freddy Cole Quartet

Dee Daniels plus Trio

Bill Easley

John Fedchock

Four Freshmen

Jon Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon

Jeff Hamilton Trio

Eddie Higgins

Red Holloway

Henry Johnson Quintet

Tom Kennedy

Kristin Korb

Johnny Mandel

Andy Martin

Bill Mays Trio

Butch Miles

Bob Millikan

Johnny O'Neal Trio

Ken Peplowski

Houston Person Quartet

Claudio Rodito Quintet

Anita Rosamond

Tom Scott Quintet featuring Paulette McWilliams

Lynn Seaton

Marlena Shaw plus Trio

Gary Smulyan

Terrell Stafford

Grant Stewart

Jack Stuckey

Helen Sung Trio

Denise Thimes

Warren Vache

Scott Whitfield

Rickey Woodard





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‘Juicy Jazz’ Pairs Dance, Band for BPAS Season Finale



Published:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:12 AM EDT
Copyright © 2009 Polk County Democrat

"Florida Dance Theatre joins the Bartow High School Jazz Band for an eclectic evening of jazz and dance in Bartow Performing Arts Series second season finale, “Juicy Jazz,” on Saturday, April 25.Selections by the award-winning BHS jazz band will be complemented by the artful and captivating dancers of Florida Dance Theatre in a performance that begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bartow Elementary Academy auditorium.
Performance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 or better, and $8 for students K-12. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Jonathan Eckman directs the jazz ensemble, composed of 19 of the school’s most talented instrumentalists."
SEE FULL ARTICLE AT:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Jazz & Blues Club Opens in Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Blue Jean Blues
3320 NE 33rd St
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308
(954) 563-9308
http://www.bluejeanblues.net/

The news is that this place opened last night, April 21, 2009, and the only other thing we know at this time is that Troy Anderson's Wonderful World Band is booked for May 9th, 2009.

Details to follow as they become available.

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Wanee Music Festival Appearance by Susan Tedeschi Only 2009 Scheduled in Florida


Trivial Fact: This is the fifth year of The Wanee Music Festival and the first year that Susan Tedeschi has a marquee listing solely under her name.


LINKS:






SUSAN TEDESCHI'S 2009 TOUR SCHEDULE


5/2/2009 4:15 PM
Beal Street Music Festival
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, United States

5/3/2009 10:30 PM
House of Blues
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, United States

5/9/2009 5:30 PM
Kaboom
SAN FRANCISCO, California, United States

5/24/2009
Avila Beach Resort
AVILA BEACH, California, United States

6/6/2009
Wanee Music Festival
LIVE OAK, Florida, United States


6/13/2009 9:00 PM
Alexander City Jazzfest
ALEXANDER CITY, Alabama, United States

6/19/2009
Eastman Theatre
Rochester, NY

6/20/2009 7:00 PM
Clearwater Festival
CROTON ON HUDSON, New York, United States

6/21/2009 8:00 PM
Filene Center - Wolf Trap
VIENNA, Virginia, United States

6/23/2009 9:00 PM
Port City Music Hall
PORTLAND, Maine, United States

6/25/2009 9:15 PM
Hampton Beach Casino
HAMPTON, New Hampshire, United States

6/26/2009 9:00 PM
Cape Cod Melody Tent
HYANNIS, Massachusetts, United States

6/27/2009 8:00 PM
Newport Yachting Center
NEWPORT, Rhode Island, United States

6/28/2009 9:00 PM
South Shore Music Circus
COHASSET, Massachusetts, United States

6/30/2009 8:00 PM
Paramount Theatre
RUTLAND, Vermont, United States

7/2/2009 8:30 PM
Metropolis
Montreal, Canada

7/3/2009 11:00 PM
Toronto Jazz Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7/9/2009 8:15 PM
Effenaar
Eindhoven, Holland

7/10/2009 8:30 PM
Patronaat
Haarlem, Holland

7/11/2009 9:30 PM
La Sauvage
Differdange, Luxembourg

7/12/2009 8:00 PM
Paramount Theatre
RUTLAND, Vermont, United States

7/12/2009 8:30 PM
Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland

7/16/2009 7:30 PM
Papp Laszlo Budapest Arena
Budapest, Hungary

7/17/2009
Vienna Koncerthaus
Vienna, AT

7/18/2009
Piazza Blues Festival
Bellinzona, Switzerland

7/19/2009 8:00 PM
Blue Balls Festival
Luzerin, Switzerland

7/20/2009
Scene Mattise
Nice, FR

7/22/2009 8:30 PM
Jarnac- Isle Madame
Cognac, France

7/31/2009 4:30 PM
Cambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge, England

8/13/2009 7:00 PM
Headwall-Steamboat Ski Area
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado, United States

8/14/2009
Denver Botanic Gardens
DENVER, Colorado, United States

8/15/2009 9:00 PM
Folks Festival
LYONS, Colorado, United States

8/16/2009 7:30 PM
Center for the Arts
JACKSON, Wyoming, United States

8/18/2009 7:00 PM
Music on the Half Shell
ROSEBURG, Oregon, United States

8/19/2009
Woodland Zoo
Seattle, WA

8/21/2009 8:20 PM
Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
PORTLAND, Oregon, United States

8/22/2009 6:00 PM
Rodney Strong Winery
HEALDSBURG, California, United States

8/26/2009
The Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

8/26/2009 7:30 PM
Greek Theatre
LOS ANGELES, California, United States

8/28/2009 7:00 PM
Jackson Rancheria Casino
JACKSON, California, United States

8/30/2009
Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
San Diego, CA

9/17/2009
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
Fredericton, Canada

9/17/2009 10:00 PM
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
Fredericton, Canada

9/19/2009 3:30 PM
Fairgrounds-Lyons Stage
MONTEREY, California, United States








Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EXPANSION OF ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT W/ NEW JAZZ & BLUES VENUE PROMPTS CALL FOR PERFORMERS IN SANFORD FLORIDA


Route 46 Entertainment District

4316 W. State Road 46

Sanford, FL 32771


We are currently working with Route 46 Entertainment District on marketing their live entertainment, special events and concerts.


We are planning to have all types of live music and entertainment at Route 46 Entertainment District.

The Garage Bar at Route 46 has just opened and is just one of the places we can spotlight jazz and blues music.

If you are interested in performing at Route 46, fill out the form on our website
http://www.route-46.com/booking.htm

Or drop off information, including a demo CD at the restaurant to Attention: Don.

With so many individuals and groups expressing interest in playing at Route 46, they need to be patient with us in getting back with you.


Kay Wertz
K2 Evolution
605 Crescent Executive Court
Suite 320
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-805-9851 phone
407-805-9827 fax


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A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM


May 14, 2009
8pm
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
Hosted by
Danny Glover, Chevy Chase and Michael Imperioli
Performances include:
Lou Reed • Irma Thomas
Sweet Georgia Brown • Slide Hampton • Henry Butler
Gary Brown, The King of Bourbon Street
Bob Cranshaw • Eric Lewis • Dr. Frank Forte
Davell Crawford, The Prince of New Orleans
Alberta Adams, 91-year-old Detroit Blues Queen
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins • Bucky Pizzarelli
Gene Bertoncini • John Dee Holeman
Deacon John, Slide Guitar Genius from New Orleans
and many more surprises
with over 50 legends and amazing musicians...
Our past concert CD was nominated for a Grammy. This will be a night of living
history that will literally save the lives and homes of hundreds of great performers
and save jazz and blues, as always... one musician at a time.
This year’s concert is a fitting tribute to the blues.
It’s to remind us of what Little Walter used to sing,
“Everything’s gonna be alright...”

TICKET SALES
Gala Dinner Package
$1,500 Gala Dinner, Apollo Concert Premium Seating & VIP After-Party
details provided upon reservation
$500 Apollo Concert Preferred Seating (includes VIP After-Party)
Concert Only
$250 Apollo Concert Preferred Balcony Seating
$100 Apollo Concert Balcony Seating
$50 Apollo Heaven Seats
Reservations
Contact Jazz Foundation:
212-245-3999, Ext 13 or email daryl@jazzfoundation.org
www.jazzfoundation.org
Attire: Anything Goes

Monday, April 20, 2009

South Florida JAZZ welcomes The Yellowjackets for May 9, 2009 Concert


May 9, 2009 - 8:00 p.m. - South Florida JAZZ welcomes one of the most acclaimed and longest-lived jazz bands of all time, Yellowjackets, now in their 28th year and fresh off yet another Grammy nomination, this year for Lifecycle.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is excited to feature one of the most important bands in the current modern and contemporary jazz genre as the Yellowjackets make a rare South Florida visit. 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.


YELLOWJACKETS


Yellowjackets are one of the jazz super-bands of this generation. Formed in 1977 as an outgrowth of the Robben Ford Group, the band played initially played contemporary jazz-rock fusion and R&B, but definitely put some sting into the music. Their success has been critical (multiple Grammy nominations and awards) and commercial, with 24 recordings since 1981. The band evolved according to the personnel, but always has been anchored by keyboardist Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip.

Russell Ferrante grew up with the music of the church, but early was turned on to Miles Davis and John Coltrane in addition to the compositions of Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky. The same is true for Jimmy Haslip who mainly credits Jimi Hendrix’s inspiration and Jaco Pastorius’s tutelage for his career in music.

The addition of tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer in 1991 marked a major point in the evolution of the band. A master player and big band arranger, Bob has given the band its signature sound and feel. Marcus Baylor, who began his professional career with Cassandra Wilson, and honed it with Kenny Garrett, took over the drum chair in 2000. Obviously, longevity is a band trademark.

Over the years, based upon the personnel, Yellowjackets has changed its direction towards becoming the muscular, straightahead, legitimate jazz ensemble it is today; also after three decades, one of the most popular and certainly long-lived bands in jazz. This will mark the third appearance by Yellowjackets, having played for South Florida JAZZ audiences at two Hollywood Jazz Festivals.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
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STEELY DAN/RENT PARTY ‘09 TOUR TO STOP IN BOCA RATON, FL

STEELY DAN/RENT PARTY ‘09 TOUR TO STOP IN BOCA RATON, FL

Saturday June 13 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida
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Tickets On Sale This Monday April 27 at 10am

April 20 – Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that STEELY DAN will bring their 2009 U.S. Tour to Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Saturday June 13. Tickets will go on sale beginning This Monday April 27 at 10am. Visit Steelydan.com for more information.

Ticket prices are $115, $75, $55 and $45 for standing room only. Tickets can be purchased exclusively and only at livenation.com or call 877-598-8698. The venue box office is open on day of show only.

Steely Dan are giving their fans an incredible opportunity to hear the band delve deep into their classic catalogue of music, offering their signature collection of selected hits and fan-requested favorites from throughout their three-decade-plus discography.

Steely Dan have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits including “F.M.,” “Bodhisattva,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Peg,” “Babylon Sisters,” and “Hey Nineteen,” culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980. They reunited in the early '90s and have toured throughout the decade and beyond, releasing multi-Grammy winner Two Against Nature in 2000 and its acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

OTHER TOUR STOPS:

  • Jun 09 - Durham, NC - Performing Arts Center
  • Jun 15 - Orlando FL - Bob Carr
  • Jun 18 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
  • Jun 19 - Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf
  • Aug 15 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:

Monday, April 20:
*The Fish House, Miami: Stormy Monday Pro-Open Mic Blues Jam Feat. Papa Joe, George Caldwell, Darrel Raines, Steve Stacey and Curmit "The Frog" Sibert

Tuesday, April 21:
*Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward w/ Capt. Reese & John Harris

Wednesday, April 22:
*Grill Club, Coral Gables: Rose Max and Ramatis
*Da Vittorio Restaurant, Coral Gables: "Giants of Latin Jazz" hosted by BeBob Grabowski & Rodolfo Zuniga; jazz at 8pm and Latin jam starts at 9:30pm
*Eleven Leprechauns, Coconut Grove: Andrew Atkinson Quartet
*Titanic Brewery , Coral Gables: Blues Jam w/Chris Cosner Blues Band Featuring Maurizio.

Thursday, April 23:
*The Ashley, Stuart: The Nouveaux Honkies hosts WE-BE GOING TO WANEE ENTRY NIGHT - Come out and enter to win $300 tickets to the Allman Bros. 40th Anniversary Party!

Friday, April 24:
*Northwood Village, West Palm Beach: Davis & Dow

Saturday, April 25:
*Lake Worth Cultural Plaza, Downtown Lake Worth: 2-8pm 8th Annual Lake Worth Music Festival
*Web Radio: Stu Grant Hosts "Jazz Impressions" 6-9pm WXEL.org
*The Orange Door, Lake Park: 3 Guitars XXXIII Featuring Famous Frank Ward, Eddie Gregg & Galo Rivera

Sunday, April 26:
*Web Radio Morning: Ed Blanco Hosts "Jazz Cafe'" 7-9am WDNA.org (live)
*Mrs. Murphey's, Ft. Lauderdale: Jazzberry Patch jam w/Ben Champion, Danny Burger, Martin Hand & Nicky Orta plus a cast of thousands
*The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach: Chris Botti
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NEWS
* WE-BE GOING TO WANEE entry night this Thursday at The Ashley in Stuart; hosted by the Nouveaux Honkies.
* NEW FLORIDA MUSIC has added release info on O Som Do Jazz; Jeff Prine Group, Ilkin Deniz, Davis And Dow , and Blues Dragon.
* NEW VIDEO SHOWCASE POSTING: 3 Guitars XXXII at The Orange Door, 3-28-09; Funky Nassau, Part 2, Bonefish Johnny, Dave Shelley & JP Soars
* Check out our MySpace for club pictures from last week - Groove Thangs, JD Danner; Dave Hubbard, The Nouveaux Honkies, Slip & The Spinouts.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

CHIPOLA COLLEGE IN MARIANNA FL PRESENTS JUST A SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ CONCERT


MARIANNA, FL —“Just a Singin’ and Swingin’” a free concert featuring the Chipola College’s Chamber Chorus and Jazz Band is set for Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.

Jazz Band director Daniel Powell says, “The Jazz Band will play more consecutive notes in a single piece than it ever has before under my direction. It will continue its tradition of excellent performing with an eclectic program including Latin, fun, rock, ballad, and swing styles. Whatever you desire, the CC Jazz Band offers you ‘a bailout’ from your hectic life and will deliver an evening of enjoyment and excitement.”

The Chipola Chamber Chorus’ eclectic program under the direction of Bethany Kiral and accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin will include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “People Will Say We’re in Love,” Stephen Foster’s “Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming,” “Deep Purple,” by Peter de Rose, Mendelssohn’s “He, Watching Over Israel,” from Elijah and more.

The concert is free and only requires the public to come ready to tap their toes, expect to have fun, and enjoy a wide variety of good music.

For information contact Joan Stadsklev, director of Fine and Performing Arts at stadsklevj@chipola.edu or by phoning 850-718-2301.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Opportunity for MUSICIANS interested in community building and sustainability in Central America

Attention actors, painters, musicians, sculptors, dancers and all types of creative artists!

Apply now for opportunities in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras!

For info and initial application, visit http://www.artcorp.org/artist_placements.html

Full applications are accepted in three rounds, and the deadlines are May 1, June 5 and July 3, 2009.

Contact Suzanne at artists.artcorps@gmail.com or +1 978-927-2404 x4 for more info.

Artists will:
Work as a volunteer and live in the host community from January 2010 through December 2010. Artists have the option to extend their stay for a second year if agreed upon by the host organization.

Receive airfare, room and board, medical insurance and a small personal stipend.

Receive training and technical assistance from ArtCorps staff in the region in order to integrate ArtCorps methodology into the host organization.

Uphold the mission and values of ArtCorps as the sole ArtCorps artist in the host community.

Communicate fluently in Spanish.

When you join ArtCorps you can utilize your creative talents to strengthen sustainable development in Central America in 2010.Through community arts projects, artists educate and inspire people to participate actively in improving the environmental, health, and social conditions in their communities. Every ArtCorps artist works directly with a local non-governmental organization that is an expert in its field.Artists strengthen dialogue between community members and the organization, improve community education and empower local leadership.

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Bay Jam 15, All Day Music Fest on the Bay in The Florida Keys This Sunday, April 19, 2009


ISLAMORADA, FL Keys – The Waybacks, one of the hottest bands in the country -- playing a genre-hopping blend of bluegrass/jamgrass, honky-tonk, swing, classical music, and blues and pop -- headline Bay Jam 15, held April 19 in Islamorada Founders Park.



“The Waybacks bring real star power to this year’s Bay Jam and are spectacular live,” said David Feder, president of ICE. “In addition, this event showcases the Keys’ best music with great local bands, is family-friendly, and tops it off by using the proceeds to award thousands of dollars in art and music scholarship to local students.”

Gates open at 11 a.m. for the all-day annual outdoor music fest. With free admission for kids 13 and under, $10 for adults and just $5 for students, Bay Jam is affordable for everyone. A total of 14 bands will play including David Feder and son Nyan, a reunion of the popular Blackwater Sound, and Marley Fest-favorite Baga Tricks.

The Waybacks, from San Francisco, have been described as “purveyors of acoustic mayhem.” The band has produced five albums to date and have a dedicated following. Wherever they play, high praise follows: The Washington Post described band members as “…virtuosos sharing a singular mind-set." Billboard Magazine said “These guys can play like bandits,” and the San Jose News called them "…geniuses … whose playing stacks up to anything you'll find." (The Waybacks (from left to right) are: bass player Joe Kyle Jr., guitarist Jim Nash, drummer Chuck Hamilton, and fiddler Warren Hood.)

Bay Jam has everything needed for day of music and fun in a spectacular setting on the Florida Bay. Concertgoers (especially families and kids) can enjoy a swim at the bayfront beach just steps away from the TIB Bank of the Keys Amphitheater stage. A variety of food will be provided by two well known local restaurants – Craig’s and the Green Turtle. Soft drinks, beer, wine, and snacks will be available. Commemorative T-shirts will be on sale, there will be an art show, and noted artist Pasta Pantaleo will paint various aspects of Bay Jam as they occur.

Bay Jam, now in its fifteenth year, raises money for art and music scholarships for local high school students and in-school programs and necessary supplies. Feder proudly notes that to date, Bay Jam has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships to local students. “It’s the community’s chance to have a great time while financially supporting the musical and artistic dreams of talented local kids,” said Feder.

Scheduled to appear are: Guitarist David Feder will perform his popular hillbilly flamenco style and son Nyan, 14, will amaze with incredible guitar talents; C.W. Colt plays tropical swamp blues; Baga Tricks brings unique rock/ Reggae; Jimmy Hawkins is the island king of the Blues; Steve Miller and Blackwater Sound play classic rock; Second Chance Band performs inspirational rock; Micah plays Caribbean country; Luke Sommer Glen Band plays Southern-fried rock; Steve Venini is a talented acoustic singer/songwriter; Stereo Underground is Key Largo’s rock warrior; and the Coral Shores High School Jazz Band brings the big band sound to the stage. The band schedule will be posted on the ICE website prior to the event.

Attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs, but coolers are not permitted. For detailed information about Bay Jam or and the musicians, go to http://www.keysice.com/

ICE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents and provides musical and arts scholarships to local students.



BAY JAM 15 Basics


This event is “Family Friendly”

What: The Keys’ Premier Outdoor Music Fest – with 14 great bands playing bluegrass, rock, jazz, reggae, country, Hillbilly Flamenco and more! Art show, food and drink vendors, beach access, fabulous family fun.

When: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Gates Open at 11 a.m.

Where: Islamorada Founders Park, TIB Amphitheater, Mile Marker 87,
Florida Keys

Web Site: http://www.keysice.com/

Tickets: At gate only. $10 adults, Students $5, Free for 13 and under

Payment: Cash or Check Only -- No Credit or Debit Cards (includes food, beverages, T-shirts, posters, CDs, etc.)

Headliner:
The WAYBACKS – Bluegrass/Jamgrass/Acoustic Mayhem
Bands/Performers:
Dave Feder and Nyan – Hillbilly Flamenco
C.W. Colt – Tropical Swamp Blues
Blackwater Sound – Key Largo Classic Rock
Jimmy Hawkins – Island King of the Blues
Baga Tricks – Reggae Rock
Micah – Caribbean Country
Luke Sommer Glen Band – Southern Fried Rock
Steve Venini –Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
Stereo Underground – Hot Pop Rock
Second Chance Band – Inspirational Rock
Scott Youngberg – Soft Acoustic Rock
Coral Shores High School Jazz Band – Big Band Jazz

Band Schedule: Posted on web site – http://www.keysice.com/ – Wednesday, April 15

Beach Access: All concertgoers (especially kids) will have access to the beach area on Florida Bay near the Amphitheater. Changing rooms are available.

CD Sales: Many bands and performers will have CDs available for purchase

T-Shirts: Bay Jam $15 each. ICE long sleeve $20. Many bands will have T-shirts available for purchase

Art Show: Coral Shores High School and Island Christian High School art students will display their works. Noted artist Pasta Pantaleo will paint as musicians perform. Several other artists will display their works as well.

Food: A wide variety of food will be available and catered by two notable Keys restaurants – Craig’s and the Green Turtle

Beverages: Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine

Lawn Chairs: Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets

Coolers: No coolers permitted, no glass permitted.

Proceeds: All proceeds go to provide art, music and dance scholarships to local students. Proceeds are also used to purchase art and music supplies for students and their teachers and instructors.

ICE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents and provides art, music, and dance scholarships to local students.

ICE
cool entertainment
http://www.keysice.com/


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dr. Lonnie Smith Joins PIANO NIGHT in NOLA to Benefit WWOZ

WWOZ Piano Night has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans from all over the world. Held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends, New Orleans' best piano players and special guests tickle the ivories to benefit WWOZ. Check out our behind-the-scenes videos from last year's Piano Night to get a taste of this truly unique event.

One of New Orleans' brightest piano stars, Eddie Bo, passed on March 18, 2009. He was originally scheduled to perform and had already been selected as the subject for this year's Piano Night poster. So it is fitting that we honor Eddie by dedicating Piano Night 2009 to the memory of the legendary man and his music.

This year's (2009) artists include: David Torkanowsky, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Josh Charles, Matt Lemmler, Dan Dyer, Carol Fran, Marcia Ball, Tom McDermott, Henry Gray, John Gros, Joe Krown, Tom Hook and more! The spectacular all-star backing band will include Casandra Faulconer, Shannon Powell, Renard Poché, Marc Stone, and Herb Hardesty.

When:
Monday April 27, 2009 — 7:00 p.m. 'til
Patron Party starts at 5:00pm

Where:
House of Blues and the Parish

Tickets
Standard: $35
Patron: $100 (includes entry to Patron Party)

2008's stellar cast included — James Andrews, Marcia Ball, Marco Benevento, Eddie Bo, Jon Cleary, Dan Dyer, Casandra Faulconer, Carol Fran, Henry Gray, John Gros, Herb Hardesty, Joe Krown, Ronald Markham, Adam Matasar, Tom McDermott, Amasa Miller, Charlie Miller, Renard Poché, Shannon Powell, Donald Ramsey, Reeka, John Royen, Marc Stone, David Torkanowsky, Robert Walter, and many more.



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SUMMER SIZZLES with FIESTA PUERTO RICO!

FIESTA! PUERTO RICO celebrates the island's culture in Coral Springs 7th annual free outdoor festival and indoor concert benefits ASPIRA of FLORIDA on June 28th

Each year, thousands flock to the annual Fiesta Puerto Rico! celebration that features the unique musical traditions that often combine Spanish language song forms with African-derived instrumentation and rhythms, tasty native foods and drinks, salsa dancing and an artistic display of art and tropical culture.

Local Puerto Ricans, and the entire community will enjoy the 7th annual FIESTA! PUERTO RICO, set for Sunday, June 28th at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, from 11am to 7pm. Presented by ASPIRA of Florida, and produced by We Do Events, Inc, this family day is fast becoming a tradition in Coral Springs.

The FREE outdoor festival will take place on the Museum grounds and convenient parking is free all day. Although Puerto Rico has a rich folk music tradition, fast-tempoed salsa music is the most widely known indigenous Puerto Rican music…and FIESTA! PUERTO RICO will deliver it all!

OUTDOOR STAGE:

Headliner, Marlow Rosado y La Riquena
A native of Puerto Rico, Rosado is a Salsero at heart, and grew up with the sounds of Fania. He has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music and been nominated for multiple Grammy awards.
After listening to Rosado's sound at a private dinner meeting in San Juan last year, the iconic Godfather of Salsa, Andy Montanez. was impressed enough to offer his support with a guest vocal appearance on the album.. One week later, the title track, 'Salsalsa,' carried the unmistakable sound of Andy Montanez. With this strong a sendoff, Marlow Rosado y La Riquena seems destined to make a strong first impression in the world of 'salsa dura'.

MA'DURO: The hottest latin rock, salsa and descarga dance band from Miami that headlined last year for Eddie Palmieri at Fiesta Puerto Rico.... will take the main stage this year. (www.youtube/ma'duro ).

EL KYNTO ELEMENTO: This popular dance beat has been derived from the reggae music of Jamaica and heavily influenced by urban hip-hop and Puerto Rican bomba and salsa rhythms. South Florida’s hottest Puerto Rican reggaeton group, El Kynto Elemento has the talent, the look and a following of teenage fans wherever they perform. Performing this year with them is vocalist and beauty queen Alyssa Rivera.

TRIO MODELO: The sounds of old Puerto Rico and boleros played by this talented group from West Palm Beach. Crowds adore the music of the island they grew up with.

5TH AVENUE LATIN BAND: Led by Juan Rivera, these talented Puerto Rican musicians have played with some of the salsa world's top bands and are popular throughout south Florida.

SALSABOR TROPICAL DANCERS: One of Broward's most popular dance studios located in Weston. Dancers both young and older teach the crowds the popular salsa techniques all day.

SHEENAH: Taking the U.S. by storm is vocalist, Sheenah who will be performing at the after-party at the Latin Grammys' this year in Houston. Her new record release is planned for the summer and will entertain us this year on stage.

ARTISTIC EXPLOSION SHOW: Talented kids dance, sing and demonstrate their vocal talents like professionals. A great show for all ages.

CORAL SPRINGS INSTITUTE of the ARTS: Talented artists, dancers and vocalists show their talent in a variety of genres. Also performing will be Kourtney Gallego, and upcoming artist and beauty queen winner.

INDOOR CONCERT: ($45 per person)
Each year, a ticketed concert is presented beginning at 7 pm indoors at the 1500 seat theater of the Coral Springs Center of the Arts. Tickets for the concert are $45 per person available at Ticketmaster and at the box office the day of the festival. All the proceeds benefit ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. a youth mentoring and educational non-profit organization. (VIP seating and group rates also available.)
featuring:

ADALBERTO SANTIAGO with ISMAEL MIRANDA
and the Mario Ortiz, Jr. 15 piece orchestra.

Adalberto was born in Puerto Rico and has toured almost all the world and became the vocal coach for such artists as Emmanuel, Ray Sepulveda and Linda Ronstadt. He recently appeared in the "Caribbean Carnival" in Japan as a special quest star with The Gran Combo of Puerto Rico. He also toured European capitals in 1994 as well as the 30th Anniversary tour with the Fania-Star.

Adalberto has performed on many popular television shows worldwide and has appeared in such movie as Our Latin Thing, Salsa, Moscow on the Hudson as well as doing the soundtrack for Carlito's Way. Adalberto Santiago’s most exciting quality is his ability to draw crowds together with his singing style and make everyone enjoy the love he has for his music. He is known for saying "Que Viva La Musica" which means "May Latin Music Live On"

ISMAEL MIRANDA:
Puerto Rican born, Ismael became involved in popular music at a young age, participating in different local bands before teaming up with Andy Harlow. He debuted in 1967 with the release of an album recorded along with Joey Pastrano featuring the hit "Rumbon Melon." In 1973, he joined Fania All Stars getting the nickname of "Niño Bonito" (Pretty Boy) due to his youthfulness. Later, he assembled his own orquestra called La Revelación, releasing a successful full-length record titled Asi Se Compone Un Son .

MARIO ORTIZ, JR. ORCHESTRA
This talented son of arranger, trumpeter and producer Mario Ortiz, has now taken his 15 piece orchestra on the road and will be on stage at the indoor concert with Santiago and Mirana.

While having a great time, many charities will benefit with free booth space and outreach support. A Health Pavilion, Arts and crafters, small businesses and corporate sponsors will be manning colorful booths with giveaways and raffle prizes. A children’s area with games and prizes, free dance lessons and children’s performances will make it a great family day.

With more than 350,000 Latinos living in Broward County alone, it’s an opportunity for sponsors and local business to reach out to this growing market and utilize this cost-effective marketing and sales opportunity in this challenging economic time. Vendor spaces are available as well as sponsorship opportunities that include tickets to the indoor concert.

FIESTA PUERTO RICO is sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Starbucks, Univision Channel 23, Telefutura, Sun-Sentinel, El Sentinel, Casa y Vida, Metro PCS, Advanced Cable TV, El Heraldo de Broward, Coral Springs Multicultural Committee, Florida Blood Centers, Light of the World Clinic.

For more information and updates visit: www.wedoevents.net and www.fiestapuertorico.com Elaine Vasquez, (954) 527-0627 for festival.

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