Thursday, September 30, 2010

Steve Thorpe Memorial Benefit #2 on Oct 2, 2010 in Melbourne Florida



Steve Thorpe
Memorial Benefit
Sunday, October 3, 2010
1pm – until??
Island Spice Grill & Lounge
4910 Stack Blvd.
Melbourne, Florida 32901

A second Steve Thorpe Memorial Benefit has been planned for the local musical legend who passed away on Aug.19th. Steve made his living as a blues musician with the “The Steve Thorpe Blues Orchestra,” but bluegrass was his first love. Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, his ties to bluegrass were strong. His soulful and emotional vocal delivery, along with his exceptional talent on the guitar and dobro titled him as one of Melbourne’s greatest bluegrass musicians. Steve performed with the “Penny Creek Band” beginning on Nov. 30, 2005 until three weeks before his passing. His presence in the band will forever be missed.

This benefit is a celebration of his life. Many of his friends have volunteered to perform from 1p.m. until late???. There will be lots of bluegrass and country music along with other genres. Featured musicians include Tina Eno and the Tours, The Bucketeers, Swampfox, The Queen Bees , Penny Creek, Dixie Hiway, Spacecoast Stringbusters, Patty and Frank, Atlantic Bluegrass, Train to Muelenbug, and there will be a big bluegrass jam at the end of the night for everyone.

A great number of people have volunteered to grill, sell tickets, help the sound team, and to sell drinks and food. The response to this benefit has been enormous!! A big thank you in advance to Tony Gugino, former owner of Mr. Tony’s, Louie Andrus owner of Lou’s Blues, Jimmy Shelton, owner of Ozzie’s, Vern Attwood, owner of V-Twin Restaurant, Suzy Leonard, features editor at Florida Today, and Chris Robinson, owner of Island Spice Grill & Lounge for their support and guidance. Grilled chicken with sides available while they last for a nominal fee, raffle tickets, 50/50 tickets, large silent auction, Steve Thorpe CD’s and lots of door prizes. The regular menu and a full liquor bar at Island Spice are available all day as well. A percentage of Island Spice food and beverage sales will go directly to The Steve Thorpe Assistance Fund. Admission is free. Donation bucket at the door. Please come out and join us this Sunday, October 3rd to help raise money in Steve’s honor. If unable to attend, contributions can be sent to: The Steve Thorpe Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 1933, Melbourne, FL 32902.



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Susan Pounds
susanpounds@att.net
321-432-9366


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GIL ANTHONY'S BLUES POWER TOP 30 FOR OCTOBER 2010 POSTED

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5...STEVE MILLER..BINGO..ROADRUNNER
6...BOB CORRITORE...HARMONICA BLUES..DELTA GROOVE
7...DUKE ROBILLARD..PASSPORT TO THE BLUES..STONEY PLAIN
8...CHRIS HARPER..FOUR ACES AND A HARP..SWISSISSIPPI
9...RONNE EARL..SPREAD THE LOVE...STONEY PLAIN
10.MITCH KASHMAR..100 MILES TO GO..DELTA GROOVE
11.PAT RAMSEY...LIVE AT KEY WEST...SNAILWORX
12.HOLMSTROM/LOGAN/HODGES...TWIST O LETTZ..MOCOMBO
13.JAMES DAY,...FIRECRACKER..NEON BLUE
14.DON RAY BAND...LONESOME RIDER..MARGDON REC
15.JAMES COTTON..GIANT...ALLIGATOR
16.PAUL THORN..PIMPS AND PREACHERS..PREPUTAL OBSCURITY
17.JAY GAUNT..HARMONICOPIA..JBG MUSIC
18.MATT HILL..ON THE FLOOR..VIZZTONE
19.ROBERT CRAY..COOKIN' IN MOBILE..NOZZLE REC
20.GARY US BONDS..LET THEM TALK..GLA RECORDS
21.JOE LOUIS WALKER..LIVE ON THE LEGENDARY R&B CRUISE..STONEY PLAIN
22.KENNY NEAL..HOOKED ON YOUR LOVE..BLIND PIG
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fort Lauderdale's Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Concert Series 2010-11

Amaturo Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

“Let the music embrace your SOUL!” That’s this year’s theme for the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s jazz concert series at the Amaturo Theater. You’ll embrace our evenings of great jazz and feel the soul of each and every musical artist.

You asked for big bands, so we’re kickin’ off the season on Wednesday, November 10 with the big band music of the Frank Derrick Big Band and Quintet. “The Beat Goes On” will feature the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich and more! Renowned drummer, Frank Derrick, has led a multifaceted national and international musical career. A virtuoso performer, composer, and educator, Frank has performed with numerous legends and artists including Redd Foxx, Stephanie Mills, Della Reese, Freda Payne, Eubie Blake, The Platters, Eartha Kitt, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Dorothy Donegan, The Pointer Sisters, Ken Peplowski, Dakota Staton, Steve Allen, The Louis Armstrong Legacy Band, Donna Summer, Keely Smith, Maureen McGovern, Ann Hampton Callaway, Benny Carter, and has conducted on the concert stage for John Pizzarelli and Lanie Kazan. His many theatrical credits include Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sophisticated Ladies, Big River, and Catskills. Frank has toured worldwide with Cab Calloway for ten years and was drummer for “The David Letterman Show” on NBC.

On Wednesday, December 8 you’ll enjoy The Shelly Berg Quartet with Ken Peplowski, Clarinet. Shelly Berg is “a technically astounding and aggressive pianist with unstoppable energy,” says Don Williamson, JazzReview.com Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Berg entered the Cleveland Institute of Music studying classical music at the age of six. He went on to earn Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the University of Houston School of Music. Berg has mostly devoted himself to being a music educator, but has also recorded critically acclaimed albums The Nearness of You (Arbors, 2009), Blackbird (Concord, 2005) and The Will (CARS, 2000). In 2006, he arranged most of the songs on the album entitled Ray Sings, Basie Swings (Concord). Shelly Berg was previously the McCoy/Sample Professor of Jazz Studies at the USC Thornton School of Music. He is currently Dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Joining Shelly Berg will be jazz clarinetist, Ken Peplowski. "From my first time performing in public, I knew I wanted to play music for a living,” says Peplowski. The litany of musicians with whom Ken has collaborated reads like a who’s who of jazz… Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Madonna, Hank Jones, Dave Frishberg, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Harrell, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Houston Person, Steve Allen, Woody Allen & Erich Kunzel.

The Jeff Hamilton Trio will be featured on Wednesday, January 12. Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand. Jeff's recording, It's Hamilton Time (Lake Street Records), received enormous airplay while reaching #5 on the Gavin national jazz radio chart. His trio's second release, Jeff Hamilton Trio-LIVE! (MONS) was nominated by critics for best jazz recording in Germany in 1997. The trio's second release in 2000 on MONS was Hands On. Hamilton House-Live at Steamers. As well as recording and performing throughout the world, Jeff also teaches, arranges and composes. The Trio includes Jeff Hamilton on drums, Christoph Luty on bass and Tamir Hendleman on piano.

We’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan on February 9. Jackie will make her south Florida debut with her concert, This Heart of Mine, featuring her favorite love songs, Jazz and Latin gems from her last two #1 selling CDs. Jackie has been such a hit at London's famed Ronnie Scott's Club (where she has been a regular for eight years) that the owner, Pete King, asked Jackie to appear on Ronnie Scott's own prestigious Jazz House label. The London Evening Standard called her "one of the finest singers to perform at Ronnie's since Shirley Horn." Among the many jazz greats Jackie has sung, recorded, or toured with are: Clark Terry (at the Monterey Jazz Festival), Toots Thielemans, Barry Harris, Cyrus Chestnut, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Red Holloway, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Ernie Watts, Roy McCurdy, Benny Green (at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival), Amina Figarova, Mike Wofford, Larry Vuckovich, Jon Mayer, and Jon Hendricks - just a few of the legends with whom she has shared the stage, and who sing her praises as well.

Back by popular demand, the exhilarating Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band will return on Wednesday, March 9 with the music of the big bands in From Basin Street to the Big Bands. Now in its 21st year, the band was born in Orlando by a group of former musicians of Walt Disney World and Rosie O’Gradys. Started essentially as a “kicks” band, they collected and played the arrangements of Matty Matlock and Billy Maxted. After performing at a few jazz festivals, they realized that there was a real market for their “little big band” type of sound. That was more than 20 years and 14 recordings ago.

Local jazz favorite Turk Mauro and our very own Eric Allison will be the featured artists on Wednesday, April 13 in Tenor Titans with members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. Join these two sax titans as they perform jazz classics of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons, and Johnny Griffin and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and more.

Wrapping up the season on Wednesday, May 11 will be another local favorite, jazz songstress extraordinaire Julie Davis, guitarist Kelly Dow and the Davis and Dow Jazz Band in an evening of steamin’ hot jazz - Hot House Swing. Their music has been called “Brazen excellence!” by Cadence Magazine. All About Jazz raves “Outstanding jazz voice and guitar.”

You won’t want to miss this exciting closing to our jazz season. Don’t miss a beat of fantastic toe-tappin’ jazz this season! Full Season and Jazz Sampler subscriptions are still available by calling the Gold Coast Jazz Society at 954-524-0805. Single tickets to all concerts are available through the Broward Center Box office at 954-462-0222 or online at www.browardcenter.org. Read more about the artists at http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/.

Monday, September 27, 2010

FESTIVAL MIAMI 2010 CELEBRATES 27TH SEASON WITH SPECTACULAR, MUSICAL EXCELLENCE


Once again this fall, the community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer – from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances. Expect the extraordinary and prepare to be amazed at Festival Miami 2010.


The 2010 season is scheduled to commence on October 8 and conclude on October 30. The 27th season of Festival Miami features 20 concerts over a four-week period. Each concert will fall under one of four unique themes, which include: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas."


Week one includes performances by Latin Dance artists Hansel Enrique Martinez and Raúl Alfonso (Hansel y Raúl), trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría, opera sensation Sandra Lopez with the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Frost Chorale, and jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson.
Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, provides superior and diverse musical programming each year, while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors. It’s a musical experience no one should miss.


Festival Miami has set a precedent over the last 26 years by providing a month-long series that contains a blend of artistically and culturally diverse music and educational opportunities. The festival offers 20-30 concerts each season, providing for people of all ages and income levels the chance to be enriched by live musical performances. It is unrivaled in its scope of musical presentations and is known throughout South Florida, the U.S., and the international community for its cultural contributions.

In its last two seasons, over 24,000 music patrons have attended Festival Miami performances. Since its inception over two decades ago, Festival Miami has presented performers from six continents. Past series have included concerts by artists from Argentina, Poland, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico, China, France, and from throughout the U.S.
The Festival’s concert series is unparalleled in its scope of musical magnitude and includes stellar guest artists, the Frost School’s widely known artist-faculty and student ensembles, and an educational mission that includes children’s concerts, master classes, lectures, forums, and concerts that highlight historically-significant events.
The Festival Miami Advance Ticket Sales Office phone number is (305) 284-4940. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit www.festivalmiami.com or email festivalmiami.music@miami.edu for additional information. All performances are held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, located at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus (unless otherwise noted). For more information on the Frost School of Music, visit http://www.music.miami.edu/.

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

WEEK 1 FESTIVAL MIAMI SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 8, 8 PM
TRANSCENDENCE
Frost Symphony Orchestra and Frost Chorale featuring Sandra Lopez, soprano
A Glorious Night of Strauss and Poulenc
Festival Miami opens with a dramatic concert featuring landmark works for orchestra and chorus by Richard Strauss and Francis Poulenc that reflect on life, death, the reawakening of faith and transfiguration. The excellent Frost Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Sleeper, along with the impressive Frost Chorale conducted by Joshua Habermann, present Poulenc’s Gloria, which is perhaps his greatest masterpiece, as well as Strauss’s Last Four Songs for orchestra and vocalist, featuring the incredible soprano Sandra Lopez, that offers a touching gesture of farewell.
Reserve your tickets today for this gala opening night performance.
Section A - $85* Section A - $65** Section B - $50 Section C - $25
*Concert, VIP Seating and Reception
**Concert Only

Saturday, October 9, 8 PM
LATIN EXPLOSIoN
HANSEL Y RAÚL! The Hottest Act in Latin Dance Music Bring Their Tropical Dance Music and Contagious Beat to Festival Miami
Hansel Enrique Martinez and Raúl Alfonso were born in Cuba. Their professional musical careers began with the world famous Charanga '76 as vocalists and co-founders of the band. Their music is based on a sophisticated version of tropical dance music that emphasizes strings and woodwinds rather than brass. In 1980 Hansel and Raul left the band and became the most famous, dynamic and charismatic duo in the history of Tropical music: Hansel & Raúl.
The integration of a brass section to the already popular Charanga Sound, spiked with a very Caribbean sense of rhythm, made Hansel y Raúl the hottest act in Latin Dance Music. Their global hit songs Maria Teresa Y Danilo and Con La Lengua Afuera became anthems and made them international recording stars. Hansel y Raúl have recorded more than 12 albums including 7 Gold albums and the double Platinum "LA MAGIA." They continue to tour worldwide and are without a doubt “The Hottest Dance Band of the Decade.” Buy your tickets early—this concert will sell out quickly.
Section A - $60 Section B - $50 Section C - $25
Sunday, October 10, 6 PM
Up Close and Personal: Frank LoesserA Centennial Celebration
A musical salute to Frank Loesser, the late Academy Award, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning composer/lyricist of Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The concert features an in-depth conversation with Jo Sullivan Loesser, the original star of The Most Happy Fella. Special guests include Broadway stars Susan Egan, Noah Racey, Ron Raines, and musical director Don Pippin. Hosted by Michael A. Kerker (ASCAP).
Section A - $40 Section B - $30 Section C - $20
Tuesday, October 12, 8 PM
FORM AND FRACTURES
New Compositions by the Faculty of the Frost School of Music
If you’ve never been to a concert featuring works by the award-winning Frost composition faculty, this is the year to expand your horizons. Organizations around the country commission their work every year, and the reason is simple: they are excellent. Dennis Kam, Lansing McLoskey, Scott Stinson, and new Frost faculty Charles Mason will showcase their accessible contemporary works that have form, substance, and a definite sense of fractured humor.
FREE
Seating: General Admission
Wednesday, October 13, 8 PM
ESSENCE OF EXPRESSION
The Inventive Sunny Wilkinson Sings New and Timeless Favorites with the Award-Winning Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble

Described as ‘mischievous’ and ‘flexible,’ jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson brightens every concert stage that she graces with her beautiful voice and jazz interpretations of the great American songbook. This concert features Sunny Wilkinson with our very own 2010 Downbeat College Winners, the Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble, directed by the legendary Larry Lapin. Sunny Wilkinson performs nationwide as a solo jazz artist as well as a guest artist appearance with big bands and jazz vocal ensembles. Reserve your tickets now!
Section A - $30 Section B - $25 Section C - $20
Thursday, October 14, 8 PM
¡CELEBRACIÓN!
Experience the Excitement of the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet
“Coral Gables Night”
Trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría presents a unique form of World Jazz that combines his distinctive approach to the jazz trumpet with the rich heritage of Afro-Peruvian music. The Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet features saxophonist Laura Andrea Leguía; acoustic guitarist Yuri Juárez; bassist Ramón De Bruyn, drummer Shirazette Tinnin and master percussionist Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón, who plays the traditional Afro-Peruvian instruments cajón (box drum) and quijada (jaw bone) and adds spectacular passages of zapateo dancing to each performance. Good grooves abound! Afro-Peruvian style is the newest musical voice to come from Latin America and Festival Miami is bringing it to YOU!
Section A - $30 Section B - $25 Section C - $20

Jerry Fischer Jazz Orchestra to Perform in Coral Gables Florida October 6, 2010

Jerry Fischer 17 Piece Jazz Orchestra
“Come Swing with Us!”
FEATURING:
Joe Donato
Brian Murphy
Dante Luciani
Mike Brignola
Neal Bonsanti
Russell Freeland
Jim Hayward
James McCoy
And Vocalist, Lisanne Lyons

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm

Area Stage Company at
The Riviera Theater
1560 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
www.Areastagecompany.com
Tickets at (305) 666-2078
.

Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for September 2010


http://www.smokestacklightnin.com/
From the New Blues Capital of the American South, Orlando Florida

#25 Buddy Guy & B.B. King/Stay Around A Little Longer/Living Proof/Jive
#24 King Mo/Sweet Devil/Sweet Devil (Live)/Inbetweens
#23 Chris Harper & John Prime/Mojo Hand/Four Aces And A Harp/Swississippi
#22 Doug Jensen & The Feel Kings/Not Done Yet/Doug Jensen & The Feel Kings/self
#21 Duke Robillard/Make It Rain/Passport To The Blues/Stony Plain
#20 Daddy Mack Blues Band/All Tore Up and Cryin’/Bluesfinger/Inside Sounds
#19 Walter Trout/Excess Baggage/Common Ground/Provogue
#18 Bob Corritore & Henry Gray/Things Haven’t Changed/Harmonica Blues/Delta Groove
#17 Michael Burkes/Miss Mercy/The Best Of Michael Iron Man Burkes/Alligator
#16 Dr. John & The Lower 911/When I’m Right (I’m Wrong)/Tribal/429
#15 Rick Holmstrom & John Juke Logan/Jukestaposition/Twist O Lettz/Mocombo
#14 Matt Scofield/Sittin’ On Top Of The World/Live From The Archive/Nugene
#13 Oli Brown/Makes Me Wonder/Heads I Win, Tails You Lose/Ruf
#12 Claude Hay/Get Me Some/Deep Fried Satisfied/self
#11 Jimmie Vaughan & Lou Ann Barton/Come Love/Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites/Shout Factory
#10 Malted Milk/Straight Woman Blues/Sweet Soul Blues/Dixie Frog
#9 Steve Miller Band & Joe Satriani/Rock Me Baby/Bingo/Space Cowboy
#8 Rob Blaine/Can’t Help But Wonder/Big Otis Blues/Swississippi
#7 Ty Curtis Band/Cross That Line/TCB
#6 Alabama Mike/Stop Puttin’ Me On/Tailor Made Blues/Juke House
#5 Rick Derringer/Hideaway 1962/The Three Kings Of The Blues/BBI
#4 Robert Cray/Time Makes Two/Cookin’ In Mobile/Vanguard
#3 Cyndi Lauper/Mother Earth/Memphis Blues/Mercer Street
#2 Gary U.S. Bonds/I’m Gone/Let Them Talk/GLA
#1 Eric Gales/When You’ve Got No Place To Go/Relentless/BBI

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jazz & Blues Florida WWWBTW posted

Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?: To view this in webpage CLICK HERE


Sunday, Sept 26:

  • Fishtales On 33rd: 3355 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 fishtaleson33rd.com (954)689-2344 Sept 26: AZ Kenny Tsak & 56 Deluxe


Monday, Sept 27:


Tuesday, Sept 28:


Wednesday, Sept 29:

  • 264 The Grill, Palm Beach: Susan Merritt Trio w/ Norm Kubrin at the piano


Thursday, Sept 30:

  • Miami Shores Country Club, Miami Shores: Jazz Jam w/ MO & MADAFO

  • Chef John's New American Bistro & Blues Bar, Jupiter: David Shelley & Bluestone - The Road to Memphis continues on for this band that won the South Florida International Blues Challange local competition


Friday, October 1:


Saturday, Oct 2:


  • Buckingham Blues Bar, Fort Myers: Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, $15/100 tickets only/SRO show, 9pm-midnight

  • WXEL.org, Palm Beach & Broward Counties at 90.7FM and online: 6-10pm, Stu Grant's Jazz Impressions

  • Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee: 2: Third Annual Benefit for the Big Bend Hospice in honor of Pat Ramsey. Before he passed on, Pat requested that folks remember the Big Bend Hospice, who treated him so well in his last days. This will be an all day and night affair at the BBC with many of the bands that Pat influenced. All proceeds go to Big Bend Hospice as all bands have donated their time for this event, as well as the good folks providing the sound, equipment, stage, lighting and other necessities for making this work. Here is some information: Two stages, with the main stage under the oak trees and a solo stage by the fire pit . THIS IS AN OUTSIDE EVENT & CHILDREN FRIENDLY .... BAND SCHEDULE: 1pm Cheap & Easy, 2pm Swingin' Harpoon, 3pm Harvest Gypsies, 4pm Road House, 5pm Major Bacon (Blues Disciples Guitar player Dave Renson & Bass player Eloise Davis with their new band ,coming to town from New Orleans), 6pm Wiley Coyote Band, 7pm Acme R&B, 8pm JB's Zydeco Zoo - MOVE INSIDE THE CLUB - 10 pm Blues Disciples All Star Jam with special guests Duane Wader ( drums ) , Rick Peraz ( guitar ) Choo Choo Charlie ( slide guitar monster ) Clyde Ramsey ( Harp & Keys ), 11 : 30 pm Pepper Drive. SOLO STAGE ( day hours) with 2:45 pm Big Daddy, 3:45 pm Drew Reid, 4:45 pm Michael Brawer, 5:45 pm Rick Perez, 6:45 pm Lori Kline (... We're hoping -let's keep our fingers crossed that she'll be in town ). Music starts at 1pm and will go on all day & night. $20 per person, $30 couple, Kids 12 & under FREE.

  • B-Sharp's Jazz Café:, Tallahassee: After The BB King Show Jam (10pm-2am);

  • The Orange Door, Lake Park: 3 Guitars XLIII w/ Famous Frank, Jeff Prine & Daniel Lombardi

  • Blues Jean Blues, Ft. Lauderdale: Troy "Satchmo" Anderson's Wonderful World Tribute Band


Sunday, Oct 3:

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Jimmy Thackery

  • Riverwalk Sunday Jazz Brunch, Ft. Lauderdale: Nicole Sasser, Liz Sharp and Company, Juliene Purefoy, Cat Shell

  • Caribbean Club, Key Largo: Blues Jam with Jimmy Hawkins

  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band w/ Turk Mauro, & Special Guests (6-10pm)

  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam (4-8pm)

  • Alley Blues Bar, Sanford: Shaun Rounds Blues Band


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* New Listings of the Week:

  • Roadside Package & Lounge: 5029 County Road 159, Wildwood, FL 34785-8252 (352)748-6834 8pm, Oct 16: Jimmy Sparks Blues (West-Central)

  • Ruby Street Grille: 221 East Ruby Street, Tavares Florida 32778 myspace.com/rubystreetgrille (352)742-7829 Oct 8: Nightly Blues Band. (East-Central)

  • Turtle Kraals: 231 Margaret Street, Key West, FL 33040 (305)294-2640 turtlekraals.com Dec 17, 18: Albert Castiglia (Keys) (We know this is a long way out, but we LOVE the name! Of course they do! Did you think they Rumba?)


* Video Showcase: John Coltrane, Blue Train


* New Florida Music: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' MOJO


* Past Week's Club Photos: Backwoods Bar in Tavares, Camp Holly in the middle of nowhere between Orlando and the east coast, Lou's Blues for Steve Thorpe's memorial party, the Palm Beach Steak House for some jazz with SAMM & Jamie Ousley, Boston's on the Beach for Blue Tuesday with Biscuit Miller,


* News items covered in this past week's JAZZ BLUES FLORIDA BLOG:


  • Chick Corea to Open South Florida JAZZ 2010-11 Season

  • Moonlight Jazz in at The K Lounge - Coconut Grove at Its Best

  • Ft. Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents IKO IKO and David Shelley & Bluestone

  • Festival Maimi 2010 - Jazz & Beyond in Florida

  • UM Frost Festival Miami:Fresh, new takes...


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chick Corea to Open South Florida JAZZ 2010-11 Season Schedule w/ Solo Concert


South Florida JAZZ 2010-11 Season Schedule
Highlighted by Chick Corea

South Florida JAZZ, coming off its most successful season, and the principal purveyors of modern jazz in the region since 1991, formally announces its new season schedule. All performances will be held at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie. The focus of the organization remains steadfastly on presenting artists of national and international repute under the aegis of Artistic Director Ron Weber and gently guided by the world-acclaimed vibraphonist/educator Gary Burton. The artists who have performed for South Florida JAZZ over the years represent an absolute who’s-who of the jazz world. Weber and Burton think this lineup could be the strongest yet, which is a bold assertion following the outstanding artists of the recently concluded season.

Subscriptions and individual tickets to all concerts can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222; toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, online at southfloridajazz.org or browardcenter.org.



November 20, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.
South Florida JAZZ 19th Anniversary Concert & Gala
“An Evening with CHICK COREA – A Solo Piano Concert”

A 13-time Grammy Award recipient, pianist Chick Corea, is a true musical genius and no music lover should miss this opportunity to see him in concert in an intimate setting, and immerse oneself in the unique experience. In addition to being a virtuosic player and the most imitated pianist of this era, Mr. Corea is also a prodigious composer of more than 2,000 compositions, many replete with Latin rhythms of his heritage, provocative romanticism, lush harmonies and melodies that sometimes channel modern classical composers. Mr. Corea is among the most outstanding musical artists of the past four decades.

Premier VIP 7-concert South Florida JAZZ Membership package
$300 per person and includes:
• Seven-concert discounted subscription beginning with Chick Corea
• Pre-concert gourmet reception with live entertainment
• No service charges and free parking courtesy of SFJ
• Premium seating throughout the season
• 2010-11 SFJ membership
• Exclusive members-only promotions

VIP Ticket for “An Evening with Chick Corea” is also available for $150 per person and includes:
• Preferred seating for this concert
• Gourmet reception prior to the concert
• 2010-11 SFJ membership discount tickets to all concerts
• Free parking courtesy of SFJ

Chick Corea reserved seating: $90 and $50 balcony

2011 Concerts
Tickets: $40 and $15 for students with I.D. All seating is reserved.


January 8, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
The finest musicians to spring from the world of jazz have had an advantage when it comes to branching into other genres of music. Their mastery of composition, arranging and sight-reading coupled with their flair for improvisation and spontaneous creation make them possibly the most seasoned and adaptable musicians in the art. Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, chameleonic virtuoso of the acoustic and electric bass, stands tall at the top of this clique.

February 12, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Brazilian Trio with Guest Artist Vic Juris
Three of Brazil’s finest jazz exports, the dazzling pianist Helio Alves, superb bassist Nilson Matta, and the iconic drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, comprise this amazing trio. This is serious jazz by veteran masters of the American and Brazilian idioms. They are joined by frequent a collaborator, New York guitarist Vic Juris, well known in modern jazz circles.


March 12, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
We Four: Celebrating John Coltrane
We Four is a new band of veteran New York jazz players, all of whom feel a special connection to John Coltrane. The band is composed of tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Jimmy Cobb. The repertoire will be a jazz lover’s delight from that hard-swinging era when so many standards and bluesy compositions were arranged and played so craftily. No band can do it better than this one.

April 9, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Amina Figarova Sextet
South Florida JAZZ will feature one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and sophisticated artists, pianist Amina Figarova, with her international sextet. Here is your chance to discover a treasure and see her in her second South Florida JAZZ performance. The frontline of flute, saxophone and trumpet is renowned throughout the globe. The Amina Figarova Sextet appears courtesy of the Dutch government, which provides transportation to the United States for this engagement.

May 14, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Martin Bejerano Trio
Cuban-American incendiary and creative pianist, Martin Bejerano, and his New York trio, with bassist Edward Perez and drummer Ludwig Alfonso, will premier Potential Energy Suite, a composition commissioned by Chamber Music America for a grant awarded to him by that organization. Mr. Bejerano is among the fastest rising stars in jazz. He is a fixture in the bands of Russell Malone and the legendary drummer Roy Haynes in addition to leading his own band and following academic pursuits both in New York and Miami.



June 11, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.
Kurt Elling
Chicago native Kurt Elling is the most accomplished male jazz singer extant. In a career spanning 14 years, 42-year-old Elling has risen to international prominence as a jazz artist and creative singer. An intellectual superman, he is a master of “vocalese” and scatting. Each of his eight albums for was nominated for Grammy Award and the most recent won this in 2010. He is a perennial critics poll-winner and his quartet tours the world, performing to critical acclaim in Europe, Asia, Canada, Israel, and Australia. This will be Mr. Elling’s fourth performance for South Florida JAZZ.

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

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ft. Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents IKO IKO and David Shelley & Bluestone at Free Waterside Concert


Summer ends when we say it does.
Ok. Summer has ended. We said it.
Now starts the season of music…


Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents
"Waterside Blues at the Fort Pierce Marina"
Sept 26: 1-6pm, FREE, Festival seating - bring blankets & chairs.
Food & Beverage available.

IKO IKO &
David Shelley & Bluestone
(South Florida Blues Society 2011 International Blues Competition Representative)

Fort Pierce Marina Square
1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce FL, 34950
jazzsociety.org 772-460-JAZZ (5299)
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News from the JAZZ side

Tuesday Jazz Jam
In October, our Tuesday Jazz Jams will be held on the following dates:
October 12th and 26th, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday Jams will return as a weekly event beginning Tuesday, November 2nd.
Black Box Theatre
at the Sunrise Theatre
117 S. 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL
$5 Cover charge requested at the door.
Cash bar open. Refreshments & snacks available.

Wednesday Jazz Jam
Wednesday Jazz Jams will be held:
Nov. 3rd & 17th
Dec. 8th & 22nd
$3 Cover
Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens
2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd. Port St Lucie, FL 34952
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Festival Maimi 2010 - Jazz & Beyond in Florida


FESTIVAL MIAMI 2010 CELEBRATES 27th SEASON
WITH JAZZ AND BEYOND
Jazz takes on innovation, collaboration of the minds

Coral Gables, FL (September 9, 2010) – Once again this fall, the community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer – from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances. Expect the extraordinary and prepare to be amazed at Festival Miami 2010.

Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, will commence on October 8 and conclude on October 30. It will feature 20 concerts and renowned guest artists over a four-week period. Each concert falls under one of four unique themes: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas."

The improvisatory nature of jazz allows musicians of the genre to communicate with each other on different levels. This type of innovative, collaborative effort can be found in Festival Miami’s “Jazz and Beyond” concerts October 10, 13, 16, 21 and 30. Listen to the musical styling of jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson, the New York-based Matt Wilson Quartet, the excitement of Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, and jazz trombone musician Wycliffe Gordon. The award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Vocal Jazz Ensemble will also perform.

Festival Miami has set a precedent over the last 26 years by providing a month-long series that a blend of artistically and culturally diverse music with educational opportunities. The festival offers 20-30 concerts each season, providing for people of all ages and income levels the chance to be enriched by live musical performances. It is unrivaled in its scope of musical presentations and is known throughout South Florida, the U.S., and the international community for its cultural contributions while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors.

In its last two seasons, over 24,000 music patrons attended Festival Miami performances. Since its inception, Festival Miami has presented performers from six continents including Argentina, Poland, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico, China, France, and from throughout the U.S.

The Festival’s concert series is unparalleled in its scope of musical magnitude and includes stellar guest artists, the Frost School’s widely known artist-faculty and student ensembles, and an educational mission that includes children’s concerts, master classes, lectures, forums, and concerts that highlight historically-significant events.

The Festival Miami Advance Ticket Sales Office phone number is (305) 284-4940. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit http://www.festivalmiami.com/ or email festivalmiami.music@miami.edu for additional information. All performances are held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, located at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus (unless otherwise noted). For more information on the Frost School of Music, visit http://www.music.miami.edu/.

JAZZ AND BEYOND SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, October 13, 8 PM
ESSENCE OF EXPRESSION
The Inventive Sunny Wilkinson Sings New and Timeless Favorites with the Award-Winning Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble

Described as ‘mischievous’ and ‘flexible,’ jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson brightens every concert stage that she graces with her beautiful voice and jazz interpretations of the great American songbook. This concert features Sunny Wilkinson with our very own 2010 Downbeat College Winners, the Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble, directed by the legendary Larry Lapin. Sunny Wilkinson performs nationwide as a solo jazz artist as well as a guest artist appearance with big bands and jazz vocal ensembles. Reserve your tickets now!
Section A - $30 Section B - $25 Section C - $20

Saturday, October 16, 8 PM
SIZZLING HOT SWING
Sensational Mark O’Connor and His Hot Swing Put “Le Jazz Hot” on Steroids

When violinist Mark O'Connor released his Hot Swing! CD in 2001, which was a tribute to his great friend and mentor, the legendary French jazz master, Stephane Grappelli, the Chicago Tribune called it "one of the finest discs of his career and one of the greatest jazz violin albums ever." The ensuing Hot Swing CD, Live in New York, received similar praise. Festival Miami is proud to present Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing with guitarists Frank Vignola and Julian Lage, and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.
Mark O’Connor is the 2010-2011 artist-in-residence at the Frost School of Music. See http://www.festivalmiami.com/ for a list of master classes open to the public.

Section A - $50 Section B - $40 Section C - $20

Thursday, October 21, 8 PM
INSPIRED IMPROVISATION
Matt Wilson Quartet Pairs Up with the Stamps Jazz Quintet in an All-Out Jazz Fest

The New-York-based Matt Wilson Quartet is a mainstay at such popular jazz festivals as the Newport Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. At Festival Miami, Andrew D’Angelo (alto and baritone saxes) Jeff Lederer (tenor and soprano saxes), Chris Lightcap (acoustic and electric bass) and Matt Wilson (drums) will share the stage with the Stamps Jazz Quintet, outstanding sophomores at the Frost School of Music. Wrapping up a series of private master classes together, both groups will share their music in a no-holds-barred concert that is sure to please.

Section A - $50 Section B - $40 Section C - $25
Saturday, October 30, 8 PM
GIANTS OF JAZZ SALUTE
Wycliffe Gordon and Frost Concert Jazz Band, Salute the Giants of Jazz in Festival Miami’s Grand Finale Concert

Wycliffe Gordon, jazz trombone and vocals, combines unbelievable virtuosity with incredible stage presence and a deep knowledge of the history of jazz. The combination always makes for an exciting and entertaining night of music.

Join the Frost Concert Jazz Band (Downbeat College Winners 2010), directed by Dante Luciani, and guest artist Wycliffe Gordon (Trombonist of the Year, Jazz Journalists Association, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002 and 2001) for a rousing closing concert that salutes the giants of jazz… and introduces the next generation of jazz greats! This one will sell out quickly—order your tickets right away.

Section A - $85* Section A - $65** Section B - $50 Section C - $25
*Concert, VIP Seating and Reception
**Concert Only

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

UM Frost Festival Miami:Fresh, new takes on the future of music



FESTIVAL MIAMI 2010 CELEBRATES 27TH SEASON
WITH CREATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC
Fresh, new takes on the future of music



Coral Gables, FL (September 9, 2010) – Once again this fall, the community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer – from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances. Expect the extraordinary and prepare to be amazed at Festival Miami 2010.


Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, will commence on October 8 and conclude on October 30. It will feature 20 concerts and renowned guest artists over a four-week period. Each concert falls under one of four unique themes: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas."


“Creative American Music” intertwines the many facets of contemporary music into performances that singles out the new and revolutionary. Concerts will feature contemporary music, which will demonstrate up close what’s new in the music world. Performances include Emerging Young Composers and Frost Faculty Composers, ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’ – a rock-n-roll celebration of the greatest songs of Lamont Dozier, and a Halloween children’s concert featuring four-time Grammy nominees, Trout Fishing in America.


Festival Miami has set a precedent over the last 26 years by providing a month-long series that a blend of artistically and culturally diverse music with educational opportunities. The festival offers 20-30 concerts each season, providing for people of all ages and income levels the chance to be enriched by live musical performances. It is unrivaled in its scope of musical presentations and is known throughout South Florida, the U.S., and the international community for its cultural contributions while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors.


In its last two seasons, over 24,000 music patrons attended Festival Miami performances. Since its inception, Festival Miami has presented performers from six continents including Argentina, Poland, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico, China, France, and from throughout the U.S.


The Festival’s concert series is unparalleled in its scope of musical magnitude and includes stellar guest artists, the Frost School’s widely known artist-faculty and student ensembles, and an educational mission that includes children’s concerts, master classes, lectures, forums, and concerts that highlight historically-significant events.


The Festival Miami Advance Ticket Sales Office phone number is (305) 284-4940. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit http://www.festivalmiami.com/ or email festivalmiami.music@miami.edu for additional information.


All performances are held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, located at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus (unless otherwise noted). For more information on the Frost School of Music, visit http://www.music.miami.edu/.


creative american music SCHEDULE:


Sunday, October 10, 6 PM
Up Close and Personal: Frank Loesser


A Centennial CelebrationA musical salute to the Academy Award, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning composer/lyricist of Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The concert features an in-depth conversation with Jo SullivanLoesser, the original star of The Most Happy Fella. Special guests include Broadway stars Susan Egan, Noah Racey, Ron Raines, and musical director Don Pippin. Hosted by Michael A. Kerker (ASCAP).
Section A - $40 Section B - $30 Section C - $20


Tuesday, October 12, 8 PM
FORM AND FRACTURES
New Compositions by the Faculty of the Frost School of Music

If you’ve never been to a concert featuring works by the award-winning Frost composition faculty, this is the year to expand your horizons. Organizations around the country commission their work every year, and the reason is simple: they are excellent. Dennis Kam, Lansing McLoskey, Scott Stinson, and new Frost faculty Charles Mason will showcase their accessible contemporary works that have form, substance, and a definite sense of fractured humor.
FREE
Seating: General Admission


Wednesday, October 20, 8 PM
NEW TRANSITIONS
Emerging Young Composers Showcase their Latest Works

The Frost School of Music’s Department of Theory and Composition hosts their annual Young Composers Showcase, featuring new works by talented up-and-comers that incorporate both acoustic and electronic instruments, inspired by thought-provoking and timeless observations on transitions in life. Open seating, free admission, please arrive early. Location: Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Recording and Performance Center.
FREE
Seating: General Seating

Friday, October 22, 8 PM
DANCE, GLORIOUS DANCE
The Momentum Dance Company Showcases Modern and Historic Dance Repertory Directed by Delma Iles.

One of the most established contemporary dance companies in the Southeastern USA, the Momentum Dance Company is celebrating its 28th year with over 40 performances, including this very special appearance at Festival Miami. Join us for an amazing night of modern dance featuring eight stunning dancers, beautifully choreographed works by celebrated modern dance pioneers, plus such new works directed by Delma Iles—Cobia, Negotiation, Obanamomics, and Requiem—capped off by a mesmerizing dance choreographed to the composition Window by Frost School of Music faculty Dennis Kam, inspired by paintings of Miro.
Section A - $40 Section B - $30 Section C - $20


Sunday, October 24, 3 PM
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
Grammy Nominated Kids-Duo Performs Selections from ‘My Name is Chicken Joe’ and Other Favorites

Four-time Grammy nominees, Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruent as a picture of this musical duo - Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet nine inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. What is more intriguing is the musical career these two have carved out in three decades of writing, recording and performing together. The Los Angeles Times describes the duo as “…some of the most lyrically creative, musically sophisticated, vocally muscular music-makers in the family music business.” Sponsored in part by Sunday Afternoons of Music
$12 Adults/$10 Children 2-12 years old

Wednesday, October 27, 8 PM
NEW SONGWRITING SENSATIONS
The Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program Showcases New Songs and Fresh Faces

One of the most popular Festival Miami tickets every year is our annual Songwriters Showcase presented by the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, with a panel of judges personally selected by the celebrated Frost alum, Bruce Hornsby. Come out and support our stellar songwriting students, and treat yourself to an evening of fresh and youthful new music. The winning songwriter gets to open the concert the following night. Get your tickets for both events now!
FREE
Seating: General Admission


Thursday, October 28, 8 PM
STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE
A Rock-n-Roll Celebration of the Greatest Songs of Lamont Dozier, the #1 Songwriter in America

If you love music by The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, then you simply must attend this hit-filled concert featuring the Motown era songs of Lamont Dozier …and meet the songwriter himself who penned 54 number one hits! You’ll be singing along to such favorites as Baby Love, Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch; Baby I Need Your Loving; Stop! In the Name of Love; Back in My Arms Again; Come See About Me, Where Did Our Love Go and Give Me Just a Little More Time. Lamont Dozier’s music is in your heart; now you’ll see and hear him share the stage of UM Gusman Concert Hall with students from the Frost R&B Ensemble and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program.
Section A - $60 Section B - $50 Section C - $25

Thursday, September 16, 2010

RIP Miami Florida Rhythm & Blues Legend Carlton "King" Coleman.


Miami Music Matters - South Florida's popular music blog put out by the Miami Herald notes the passing of King Coleman this past week.


"The Associated Press reported that legendary R&B singer/Emcee/DJ / Reverend Carlton "King" Coleman passed away this past Saturday. While he was best known for providing the vocals on the 1959 James Nat Kendrick & The Swans (A pseudonym for James Brown's Famous Flames) smash hit "(Do The)Mashed Potatoes" - Coleman's tremendous influence and outsized persona stretched for miles beyond that."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

THE LEE BOYS Return to Guanabanas in Jupiter

The only storm brewing in SE Florida is
THE LEE BOYS at Guanabanas.
Seek shelter under the palms.



Eclectic music and electric people in an exotic space.


Guanabanas
997 N Highway A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 747-8878
guanabanas.com

Directions
Exit Indiantown Road which is Exit #87 off of I-95 or the only Jupiter exit off Florida’s Turnpike. Take Indiantown Road East over the Intracoastal Bridge and USI all the way to AIA. Turn left on AIA and proceed North 8/10 of a mile.
Turn left into Guanabanas for valet parking or proceed one more block North and turn right to park in the Guanabanas public parking lot.
Dinner Hours
5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday until 11pm

UPCOMING SHOWS

Sept 10: The Lee Boys
11: Moska Project
15: Sovereign Vine
17: Vince & The Hell Hounds
18: Mickey Miller 3pm
22: Bootleg
24: Matt Far
25: Mixed Culture
26: Mandorico
Oct 1: Roots Shakedown
3: Clay & Wes Acoustic 3pm
7: John Wayne & The Payne
22: The Lee Boys

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Randy “Bluesman” Hock from Tampa Bay, Florida, Reports on The Blues Hall of Fame


I would like to introduce myself as Randy “Bluesman” Hock; I was inducted in the Blues of Hall of Fame as Ambassador for Tampa on March 8, 2010.


As Ambassador, I represent the Blues Hall of Fame and assist the Chairman of the Board, Dan “Lucky” Marolt in building the Hall of Fame in relation to the Tampa Bay blues music scene. The Blues Hall of Fame was established in 1999 and is an international non-profit organization that recognizes great blues artists in the USA and internationally. The mission statement of the organization is: “To present and preserve, the past, present and future history of Blues Music, a unique American Heritage art form, by inducting, promoting and honoring the Great Master Blues Artists, and the Great Local Blues Artists of The World.” Categories of inductees include: Artists, Ambassadors, clubs, jams, sponsors and radio stations.

The State of Florida is also represented by other Ambassadors:
Gabe Butterfield, Sopchoppy Florida (9-24-05)
Sally Squitieri, Sopchoppy Florida (9-24-05)
Jeff Todd, Central Florida (10-1-05)
Al Stone, Jacksonville, Florida (4-11-10)

Since my induction as Ambassador of this year, the following have been inducted: Rock Bottom, Steve Arvey (former worked with Bo Diddley and Hubert Sumlin), Jazz & Blues Florida – Florida’s Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues, radio station WMNF 88.5 FM, Music Tampa Bay, and the Suncoast Blues Society.

Dr. Blues and Liz Pennock are currently in the process of being inducted, as well as 2 CD’s of the history of Tampa Blues that was co-produced by WMNF 88.5 FM and the Suncoast Blues Society.

I have been hosting a blues show and jam at Screwie Louie’s /South Beach at 14705 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708, (727)954-3402 on Friday nights from 9 PM to 1 AM and was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as the “hottest new jam”. There are two (2) videos that were recently recorded at Clear Track (World-Class Recording Studios in Clearwater, Fla.) and are posted on the Blues Hall of Fame website.

Currently, the recognized Tampa Bay area artists are:

Rock Bottom
Sean Chambers
Damon Fowler
Steve Arvey
Sarasota Slim (Gene Hardage)
Nitro Bozeman
Dr. Blues
Liz Pennock

Those associated with blues music are invited to log on to www.blueshalloffame.org and become a member at no cost. Once registered, a member can access all information, videos and inductee listings and much, much more. Members are encouraged to nominate any artists they feel should be recognized.

Randy “Bluesman” Hock/Ambassador Blues Hall of Fame
www.myspace.com/randybluesmanhock
http://www.reverbnation.com/Randybluesmanhocksbluesmachine


Monday, September 6, 2010

2010 New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival - Kicking Off Florida's Fall Jazz Festivals

2010 New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival



The 10th annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, the intimate indoor event, will take place September 24-26 on Flagler Avenue and surrounding areas.


The kick-off party and concert will be at Trader’s Sports Pub, 317 Flagler Avenue, from 5:30 until 8:30 pm and is the only ticketed event, all others are free.


Saturday on Flagler Avenue will have Jazz at eleven indoor venues from 11 am to 11 pm. plus the monthly Art Walk on Flagler Avenue from 10 am to 5 pm.


Some of the performers include:

  • Kid Dutch and his New Orleans Music
  • Jacqueline Jones
  • Doug Carn
  • Harold Blanchard
  • Thom Chambers
  • Sybil Gage
  • Jaimie Roberts w/ Stetson University Big Band
  • UCF Jazz Band
  • Jaime Hollis
  • Joe Young Quartet
  • Linda Cole with the Joshua Bowlus Trio.

There will be a jazz jam at 10:30 pm. at the Grille at Riverview.

Also on Saturday, the Jazz Festival is partnering with Atlantic Center for the Arts on Community Day from 10 am to 2 pm. Entertaining will be Matt & Mary of Electric Church from 11 am to 1 pm. at the center, 1414 Art Center Avenue.

There will be 4 events on Sunday at various locations from 11 am to 9 pm, three of which are on Flagler Avenue and one on Third Avenue. Performing will be Toni Bishop & Pat D’Aguanno, The Walker / Jordan Big Band, The Cook Trio and the finale at the Garlic Restaurant with the Larry Coryell Quartet.

This years festival is dedicated in memory of Christa Kelsey, a supporter and fan of the Jazz Festival.

For more festival information call event producer Marc Monteson at 386-423-9760.

Accommodations call 1-800-541-9621.

On the web at http://www.nsbfla.com/ or http://www.newsmyrnabeachjazzfestival.com/

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Florida Blues Festival Makes Call for Blues Band Competition Applications, Vendors and Sponsors

Billy and Gay Ennis of the Downtown Blues Bar & Grille in Palatka are putting together a competition blues festival for Nov 19, 20, 21 in Palatka, FL, dedicated to showcasing regional talent and providing scholarships to area fine artists through the Not For Profit Florida Corporation, St. Johns River Blues Festival, Inc.

Their web site is: www.stjohnsriverbluesfestival.com

So far headliners are Ben Robinson, Eric Culberson and Willie Green.

They are now looking for additional bands to compete in two categories, straight blues and horn bands. Contact them through the website or directly using the info below. Please tell them JazzBluesFlorida.com sent you! Also, please stop by www.JazzBluesFlorida.com and check out our newly posted September online edition.

They are also looking for vendors and sponsors at this time.

The contact info is:
Billy and Gay Ennis
Downtown Blues Bar & Grille
Palatka, Florida 32177
386-325-5454
downtownbluesbarandgrille@gmail.com
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

GIL ANTHONY'S BLUES POWER TOP 30 FOR SEPTEMBER 2010 POSTED

Top 30...Sept 2010...Blues Power....Sunday 6-11pm WVVL, Enterprise, Al....Monday..6-11pm, WWNT, Dothan, Al..Gil Anthony...Stream live at gilanthonyblues.com

1...Karen Lovely...Still the Rain..Pretty Peach
2...James/Rynn..Gonna Boogie Anyway...Earwig
3...Elvin Bishop...Red Dog Speaks...Delta Groove
4...Daddy Mack ....Blues Finger...Inside Sounds
5...Charlie Musselwhite..The Wall..Alligator
6...Cyndi Lauper...Memphis Blues..Mercer Street Rec
7...Albert Castiglia...Keepin' On...Blues Leaf
8...James Day...Firecarcker...Neon Blue
9...Steve miller Band...Bingo...Roadrunner
10..Mitch Kashmoar..100 Miles to Go..Delta Groove
11..Rob Stone...Back Around Here..Earwig
12..Bob Corritore..Harmonica Blues...Delta Groove
13..Ty Curtis...Cross that Line..TCB Rec
14..Teeny Tucker..Keep the blues Alive..TeBo
15..Davis Coen..Jukebox Classic...Soundview
16..Paul Thorn..Pimps & Prechers..Perpetual Obscurity
17..Alabama Mike..Tailor Made Blues..Jukehouse Rec
18..Duke Robillard..Passport to the Blues...Stoney Plain
19..Holmstrom/logan/Hodges..Twist-O-Lettz..Mocombo
20..Laurne Jordan..Dreams...Bloo productions
21..Big Al Carson..3Phat cats/1 Skiiny Dude..Rabadash Rec.
22..Chris Harper..4 Aces and a Harp...Swississippi
23..Ronnie Earl...Spread the Love...Stoney Plain
24..Don Ray Band...Lonesome Rider..Margdon Rec
25..Rob Blaine..Big Otis Blues..Swississippi
26..Pat Ramsey..Live at Key West...Snailworms
27..Arsen Shomahhov..On the Move..Blues Leaf
28..Latvian Blues Band....Unreal...Blue Skunk
29.Peaches Staten..Live at legends..Swississippi
30..Reba Russell..8...BEB

email...bluegil@hotmail.com
stream live sunday and monday evenings from 6-11pm cdt at
gilanthonyblues.com

mailing address
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Drive Apt K-81
Dothan, Al..36301

Blues Power Heard...Sunday 6-11pm CDT at WVVL Enterprise.Al...Monday 6-11Pm CDT..WWNT, Dothan, Al
2 different live shows