Sunday, October 31, 2010

BLUES POWER Top 30 For November, 2010

TOP 30 NOV 2010 BLUES POWER...SUNDAY 6-11PM CDT WVVL, ENTERPRISE, AL...MONDAY 6-11PM CDT WWNT DOTHAN, AL
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1...ROBIN ROGERS..BACK IN THE FIRE...BLIND PIG
2..CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE...THE WELL..ALLIGATOR
3...CYNDI LAUPER...MEMPHIS BLUES...MERCER STREET
4...BOB CORRITORE..HARMONICA BLUES..DELTAQ GROOVE
5...DUKE ROBILLARD..PASSPORT TO THE BLUES...STONEY PLAIN
6...CHRIS HARPER..4 ACES & A HARP..SISSISSIPPI
7...RONNIE EARL..SPREAD THE LOVE..STONEY PLAIN
8...JAMES COTTON...GIANT..ALLIGATOR
9...JOE LOUIS WALKER..LIVE ON THE R&B CRUISE...STONEY PLAIN
10..JAY GAUNT..HARMONICOPIA..JBG MUSIC
11..ROBERT CRAY..COOKIN' IN MOBILE...NOZZLE
12..MITCH KASHMAR...100 MILES TO GO..DELTA GROOVE
13..BUDDY GUY...LIVING PROOF
14..DON RAY..LONESOME RIDER..MARGDON REC
15..MATT HILL..ON THE FLOOR..VIZZTONE
16..CHRIS O'LEARY...MR. USED TO BE..VIZZTONE
17..KENNY NEAL..HOOKE ON YOUR LOVE..BLIND PIG
18..MEL BROWN..LOVE, LOST & FOUND..ELECTRO-FI
19..JOE PITTS..10 SHADES OF BLUES...KILJARA
20..MAVIS STAPLES..YOU ARE NOT ALONE..ANTI
21..PAUL OSCHER..BET ON THE BLUES..BLUES FIDELITY
22.JUNIOR WELLS..LIVE IN BOSTON 1966..DELMARK
23..EDEN BRENT..AIN'T GOT NO TROUBLES..YELLOW DOG
24..CHRIS CAIN..SO MANY MILES..BLUE ROCKET
25..RITA CHIARELLI..SWEET PARADISE..NORTHERN BLUES
26..CLAY MCCLINTON..LIVIN' OUT LOUD..
27..SHAUN MURPHY..TROUBLE WITH LOVIN'...SERENITY HILL
28..DEB CALLAHAN..TELL IT LIKE IT IS..BLUE PEARL
29..REV. RAVEN..SHAKE YOUR BOOGIE..BALD EAGLE
30..DOWNCHILD..I NEED A HAT..LINUS

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

2010 Blues Blast Music Awards Winners Announced

From: "IllinoisBlues.com"
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 6:07 PM
Subject: Press Release - 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards Winners Announced

The 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards were announced Thursday night October
29, at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago.

Best Contemporary Blues Recording - Nick Moss - Privileged
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Mississippi Heat - Let's Live It Up
Best Blues Song - The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - "Better Off Now"
Best Blues Band - Tommy Castro Band
Best Male Blues Artist - Magic Slim
Best Female Blues Artist - Shemekia Copeland
Best New Artist Debut Recording - Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers - How
Much Woman Can You Stand?
Sean Costello Rising Star Award - The Cash Box Kings
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award - Otis Rush

Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to all the thousands of
Blues Blast subscribers who voted.

The audio stream of the awards show were broadcast live by WGLT Blues
24/7. WGLT is re-broadcasting the awards show October 30th,
2010. You can listen to them online starting at 7PM Central time by
visiting WGLT.org.

Blue Blast Magazine will have a review and pictures of the awards show in
an up coming issue.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Florida’s Suncoast Blues Society Announces Winners of International Blues Challenge 2010 Local Competition


* From Florida’s Suncoast Blues Society's Newsleter, "Twelve Bar Rag" Nov/Dec 2010 Edition*

Florida’s Suncoast Blues Society Announces Winners of International Blues Challenge 2010 Local Competition

An enthusiastic audience filled the room at Whiskey Dick’s in Riverview, Florida on Sunday October 17, 2010 to enjoy a fantastic afternoon and evening of Blues and choose the artists who will represent the Suncoast Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis February 1-5, 2011.

Participating bands were T. Alan & House of Trouble, Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo, Charlie Morris Band, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Backwater Blues Band, Standback, Josh Lamkin & Automatic Heat, Lee Pons, Franc Robert & the Boxcar Tourists.

This year’s winners were chosen by audience ballot using the same scoring criteria as the IBC. The final points totals were extremely close but the assembled fans chose Lee Pons as the solo/duo and overall winner and Josh Lamkin & Automatic Heat as the band category winners. It was amazing to experience the exceptional talent level of each participating act and to realize that any of them would make us proud in Memphis. The competing bands are all identified in the accompanying photos. Be watching for news of shows the winners schedule to raise funds to help finance travel expenses to the IBC. And do yourself a favor by going out to support live Blues wherever any of the outstanding SBS member bands are playing.

SBS offers our special thanks to Gravy Williams at Backline Super Stars for providing the backline equipment and MCing the event and to Craig Munroe and Whiskey Dick’s for hosting the Challenge.

JAMS (Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach) Jazz Cocnert Series Commences November 11 w/ The Yellowjackets

Celebrating 11 Years of Great Live Jazz!


JAMS' 2010-11 season with six fabulous concerts
November - April
The Harriet Himmel Theater
700 S. Rosemary Ave., CityPlace
West Palm Beach FL 33401
www.cityplace.com

Tickets: $35; call 1- 877- 722- 2820 to order tickets or visit

Admission is free to JAMS members

NOTE: All concerts are held on Tuesdays EXCEPT when noted otherwise

All concerts begin at 8 pm
Theater lobby opens at 7 pm
Open seating
Tickets on sale now in advance and at the door
We accept checks, cash or major credit cards
Programs subject to change without refunds
Season Kickoff
THURSDAY (Not Tuesday)

November 11, 2010

Multi-Grammy Award winning quartet

THE YELLOWJACKETS

www.yellowjackets.com

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HOLIDAY SEASON

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

THE NICKI PARROTT TRIO

with special guests

ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, piano and ED METZ, drums

www.nickiparrott.com

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JAMS BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NORMAN SIMMONS TRIO

www.normansimmons.com

featuring saxman

HOUSTON PERSON

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JAMS ANNIVERSARY

and back by popular demand

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MARIAN PETRESCU TRIO

www.resonancerecords.org

featured pianist on

2009 Grammy award winning recording

"Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson"

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Remembering Chet Baker

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

JOHN PROULX and BOBBY SHEW

www.johnproulx.com www.bobbyshew.com

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JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Resonance Records Recording Artist
GRETA MATASSA QUARTET

www.gretamatassa.com

featuring

PATTI WICKS

on piano
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Sponsors of JAMS include:
WestPalmBeach.com
PalmBeachPost.com
Palm Beach County Cultural Council
CityPlace
The Harriett Himmel Theater
Howley's Restaurant
Best Western
Kretzer Piano

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Oleta Adams Featured in “A Night of Smooth Jazz” Concert in Miramar Florida


Oleta Adams
Grammy Award nominated artist known for her soulful sounds and powerful voice comes to the Miramar Cultural Center for one performance only.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8 p.m
Tickets: $42; $55
(Box Office Fees will apply)

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, Florida 33025
(Red Road, North of Miramar Parkway)

For Tickets and information: www.MiramarCulturalCenter.org
or call (954) 602-4500

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Important Florida Jazz Festival Offers Performance & Education Opportunity for High School Jazz Programs

Date: 10/28/2010
Subject: 15th Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
This (2) two day Jazz Festival preludes with a Jazz Workshop on Friday 8:00 am-9:00 pm, February 18, 2011. Colleges and High Schools are encouraged to participate in these prestigious workshops that features internationally renowned jazz artists. The Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival culminates with a concert performance of selected top high schools and college jazz bands, and finally with our internally acclaimed All-Star Jazz Headliners. For more information: please contact us at: meltonmustafa@comcast.net

High School Band Directors, please go to www.msmartsinc.org for scholarship applications.

Sponsors for the Festival may go to http://www.msmartsinc.org for information about MSM Arts, Inc. and how you can support efforts to keep jazz alive.

Fort Lauderdale's Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Concert Series 2010-11 Starts 10th of November

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.

The season starts 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/.

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Arbors Records Invitational Jazz Party JAZZ PARTY in Clearwater Beach Florida is SOLD OUT!


WOW! It's only October but, the 200 tickets for
THE THIRD ANNUAL ARBORS RECORDS INVITATIONAL JAZZ PARTY
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 14 - 16 , 2011
are already SOLD OUT!

The party will take place the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach, Florida.

It is sure to be a swinging event!

Arbors Records has a waiting list for people who wish to attend in the event of cancellations. Please call Claudia at Arbors Records 800-299-1930 if you want to be placed on the waiting list.

MUSICIANS FEATURED:
Dick Hyman, Bernd Lhotzky, Louis Mazetier, Rossano Sportiello, Derek Smith, Johnny Varro, Mike Renzi and Paolo Alderighi, Marty Grosz and His Hot Winds (Scott Robinson, Dan Block, Vince Giordano, Arnie Kinsella)

In addition performing there will be Warren Vaché, Duke Heitger, John Allred, Bucky Pizzarelli, Nicki Parrott, Bill Allred, Ed Metz, Antti Sarpila, Bob Wilber, Ken Peplowski, Chuck Redd, Mickey Roker, Bob Cranshaw, Rebecca Kilgore, John Cocuzzi, Jay Leonhart, Daryl Sherman, Harry Allen, Jerry Bruno, Pieter Meijers, Dan Barrett, Joel Forbes, Eddie Erickson, Aaron Weinstein and Peter Appleyard

** Recently added - Dave Bennett and Jacob Fischer **

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Miami Meets New Orleans at Chickie Wah Wah!

CAMEL-TOE THE LINE


*Picked up this note from this morning's OFF BEAT weekly email from New Orleans:

The Camel Toe Steppers Marching Society celebrates its 7th anniversary Friday night with a costume party at Chickie Wah Wah. "We are an all female krewe who formed on Halloween 2003," says Beth Manley. "We have our annual gathering, and there's usually a performance. Last year we performed 'Thriller.' This year it's a very tongue in cheek performance that goes well with Halloween and references some historical New Orleans elements. The theme is 'Let them eat cake.' We always have a great time."

Locos Por Juana


The Stooges Brass Band, winners of last Saturday's Red Bull Street Kings contest under the Claiborne Avenue overpass, kick things off about 11:30 p.m. After the Lady Steppers stage show the Miami dance fusion group Locos Por Juana will keep the party rolling with the Stooges joining the fray for a New Orleans-Miami late night jam session.
--John Swenson
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gilewitz & May to Perform in Jupiter Florida for Palm Beach Dolphin Project



Friday, December 3 @ 8 p.m.
at the
The Atlantic Theatre
Atlantic Arts Academy
For tickets ($20) visit www.theatlantictheater.com,
call Wolfe Guitars at 561-746-2209 or call Taras at 561-743-7683
Benefitting the Palm Beach Dolphin Project

Richard Gilewitz
Richard began playing the local coffeehouse circuit while pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music at the University of Alabama. Following graduation, Richard first joined the world of flight simulation design, telemetry and satellite systems before focussing on his music career.
His rousing performances are filled with amazing chops, humor, and a history of the acoustic guitar from blues to folk, traditional to classical and everywhere in between.
In addition to his concert performances and recording sessions, he is well-known for his “Meet the Artist Program” for primary, middle and high school students. In addition, his well received group seminar sessions for college music departments reflect Richard’s vision that music is an art of many spectrums.
Whether playing solo, conducting guitar seminars and school programs, or sharing the stage with fellow performers (including Leo Kottke, John Prine, Kenny G, John Hammond, America, Mike Cross and Tim May), Richard Gilewitz always creates a sparkle of mood mastery and wonderment.

Tim May
Tim May began playing guitar and banjo at age eleven, and by thirteen he was performing at the Bluegrass Festival of the United State in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1989, Tim founded Crucial Smith, a progressive acoustic bluegrass band based in Nashville, which produced three well-received CDs. In 2002 and 2003, Tim toured with recording artist
Patty Loveless promoting her smash hit bluegrass album Mountain Soul.
Tim was the solo guitarist on I’ll Fly Away, nominated for the 2006 Country Instrumental of the Year Grammy Award. Tim’s vocals can be heard on his first solo album, Find My Way Back and on A Bluegrass Tribute to Neil Young, a CD Tim’s produced for CMH Records, released in January 2008.
In addition to his phenomenal flatpicking skills, Tim May is also an accomplished singer and songwriter.
For more information, and to ckeck out our great Raffle Prizes, please go to www.taras.org and click on Annual Charity Music Concert. Or call 561-762-6473.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jazz & Blues Florida WWWBTW posted

Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:

(To see this as a web page and access hundreds of other listings, go to: JazzBluesFlorida.com)


Sunday, Oct 24:

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Brad Vickers & The Vestapolitans
  • Lauderhil Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lauderhill: Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., Presents Lauderhill Jazz Jam hosted by Tracy Fields of WLRN Evening Jazz, Noon-6pm, October 24: 12Noon-1:30pm - Parkway Middle Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble, 2:15-3:30pm - Eugene Grey & Company, 4-4:45 - Joan Cartwright & Jazz Hotline featuring Bickley Rivera (Steel Pans) & Sons of My-Stro (Violin), 4:45-5pm Raffle Drawing, 5-5:15pm - Tribal Wholistic Dancers, 5:15-6pm - Joan Cartwright & Jazz Hotline featuring Bickley Rivera (Steel Pans), Sons of My-Stro (Violin).
  • 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)
  • Web Listening Night: Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER, 6-11pm Central Time, at http://gilanthonyblues.com/
  • Alley Blues Bar, Sanford: Shaun Rounds Blues Band

Monday, Oct 25:

Tuesday, Oct 26:

Wednesday, Oct 27:

  • Web Listening Night: Tracy Fields Hosts "Evening Jazz", 10pm, WLRN

Thursday, Oct 28:

  • 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.
  • French Quarter Bar and Grill, Pompano Beach: AZ Kenny Tsak & 56 Deluxe
  • Green Room @ Revolution Live!, Fort Lauderdale: Green Room Jazz Sessions w/ Bobby Lee Rodgers (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist) covering the music of Wes Montgomery;

Friday, October 29:

Saturday, Oct 30:

  • Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach: “First Annual Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” w/ JJ Grey and Mofro, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist), Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, The Lee Boys with Oteil and Kofi Burbridge, Bobby Lee Rodgers (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist) Trio, Hill Country Revue, The Heavy Pets, The Auctioneers, Crazy Fingers. $48/Adv. GA, $55/Door, $75/VIP, On sale at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Amphitheater Box Office day of show.
  • Bodega Blue, Vero Beach: Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
  • Maurice Gusman Concert Hall: Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Coral Gables: FESTIVAL MIAMI GIANTS OF JAZZ SALUTE - Wycliffe Gordon and Frost Concert Jazz Band, Salute the Giants of Jazz in Festival Miami’s Grand Finale Concert.
  • Downtowner, Ft. Lauderdale: 11th Annual Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball w/ Nick Curran & The Lowlifes (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist), Billy Gibson, Nucklebusters, Hep Cat Boo Daddies
  • Chef John's New American Bistro & Blues Bar, Jupiter: JP Soars & The Red Hots
  • Blues Jean Blues, Ft. Lauderdale: Troy "Satchmo" Anderson's Wonderful World Tribute Band
  • Heidi’s Jazz Club, Cocoa Beach: Ted Howe Trio - An Evening w/ the music of Duke Ellington

Sunday, Oct 31:

  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam (4-8pm)
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Rex Bongo & The Cornbread Bros
  • Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center @ Lynn University, Boca Raton: Live at Lynn Jazz Series, 4pm, Marshall Turkin and his Classic Jazz Ensemble plays The Music of Irving Berlin with Debbie Silver, soloist;
  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band w/ Turk Mauro, & Special Guests (6-10pm)
  • Transit Lounge, Miami: Spam Allstars & Suenalo

Monday, Nov 1:

Tuesday, Nov 2:


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* New Listings of the Week:

  • Sal's Longshot Lounge: 1508 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 (239)337-4662 10pm, Oct 22, 29: Danny Shepard
  • New World Brewery: 1313 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605 (813)248-4969 & New World Brewery: 1313 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605 (813)248-4969

* New Florida Music: @ Jamie Ousley's BACK HOME

* Past Week's Club Photos: Albert Castiglia at The Orange Door; North Central Florida Blues Society's International Blues Challenge Local Competition in Gainesville

NEWS

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

  • HoodooVoodoo Blues Ball this Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale
  • Monster Smash Introduced at Pompano Beach Amphitheater Oct 30, 2010
  • Southwest Florida Blues Festival Announces LIneup for Nov 20, 2010
  • Florida Jazz Pianist, Patti Wicks nominated for Italian music award
  • Guanabanas of Jupiter Florida Announces Music Schedule
  • Florida Harmonica Championship Thrives in New Smyrna Beach
  • Festival Maimi 2010 - Jazz & Beyond in Florida
  • Broward Center Presents Dave Koz & Friends - A Smooth Jazz Christmas
  • Halloween Festival at Snyder Park - 93 Acres of Haunts & Live Music
  • Ruthie Foster Featured at Polk Museum's Red White & Blues

    This edition of WWWBTW was brought to you by:


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Southwest Florida Blues Festival Announces Lineup for Nov 20, 2010

Tucked away in SW Florida…
A treasure, to be sure.
Come find it.
No secret map needed.



11th Annual Southwest Florida Blues Festival

German American Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island Road
(State Route 78)
Cape Coral Florida 33991
southwestfloridabluesfestival.com

November 20, 2010

Guitar Shorty 7:45-9pm
Beth McKee 6:15pm-7:30pm
Nick Moss & The Fliptops 4:45-6pm
Deb and The Dynamics 3:15pm-4:30pm
Honey Island Swamp Band 1:45pm-3pm
Danny Shepard & Blue Mercury 12:30-1:30pm
Pine Island Elementary School Choir Noon-1pm

Adult Tickets are a $15 donation in Advance
(OR) $20 at the Gate
Kids 11 and Under are Free with a Paid Adult
Gates open at 11:30am.

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First Annual Southern Monster Smash to Jam Pompano Beach Amphitheater Oct 30, 2010

Southern Monster Smash Music Festival

JJ Grey & Mofro, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Hill Country Revue, The Heavy Pets, Crazy Fingers and The Auctioneers
Presale starts: Now
Presale ends: Thu, Aug 5 at 11:59pm
Use Password: flute
Click Here to Purchase PRESALE TICKETS
Public sale start: Fri, Aug 6 at 10am

11:00 AM, Saturday, October 30
Pompano Beach Amphitheater
1801 NE 6 Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

It will be “Jamband Heaven” when the “First Annual Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” comes to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, October 30. It’s an all day Festival with doors opening at 11AM.

For the first time in South Florida the “Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” will feature two stages filled with the top stars in jamband circles, all in one venue. The Pompano Beach Amphitheater will come alive with the outstanding talents that include: JJ Grey and Mofro, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, The Lee Boys with Oteil and Kofi Burbridge, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Hill Country Revue, The Heavy Pets, The Auctioneers and local favorites Crazy Fingers. If you missed this year’s Wanee Festival (or even if you didn’t) you won’t want to miss the “First Annual Southern Monster Smash Music Festival!”

General Admission tickets are $48.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door day of show. There is also a special VIP ticket for $75.00. They go on sale Friday, August 6, 10AM at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Amphitheater Box Office day of show. For more information check out SouthernMonsterSmash.com
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Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball at Downtowner in Ft. Lauderdale Oct 30, 2010



Downtowner Saloon
10 South New River Drive East, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
downtownersaloon.com (954)463-9800

October 30, 2010

11th Annual Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball
w/ Nick Curran & The Lowlifes
Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist)
Billy Gibson
Nucklebusters
Hep Cat Boo Daddies

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Florida Jazz Pianist, Patti Wicks, nominated for Italian Jazz Award - Open Voting


Our first-class Floridian jazz musician friend, Patti Wicks, sent this in for the consideration of the jazz & blues community we serve. The voting is open and continuous, so you can stop back often to the site to enjoy the music and support Patti.

"I am delighted and honored to be a nominee for 2010 Best Jazz Singer Italian Jazz Award!

Below is the link to the website with menu where people can vote for the nominee of their choice. I hope you'll vote for me :-). November 30 is the deadline for voting online.

Thanks so much!"

Patti
http://www.pattiwicks.com/
http://www.italianjazzawards.com/home.htm

*NOTE* I (Charlie) has problems with the landing page loading, so here is the voting page URL just in case you you wish to participate and have the same problem.
http://www.italianjazzawards.com/Nominees/Nominees.htm
PS- Congrats to Patti and the clubs for packing the house at Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach and at Rinelli's Yellowtail in Fort Pierce last weekend!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Guanabanas of Jupiter Florida Announces Music Schedule - Blues, Roots & More

Cocktails at Guanabanas.
Music at Guanabanas.

Both a great mix. Stirred well.



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

10/23 The Crabby Shoka 3:00pm Happy Hour &
Albert Castiglia 9:00pm
10/27 Fresh Catch 9:00pm
10/29 Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans 9:00pm
(Hey you jazzers…check this one out! cb)
10/30 Halloween Bash with Tornado Rider 9:00pm

November
11/03 The People Upstairs 9:00pm
11/06 Vince and the Hell Hounds 9:00pm
11/07 Zach Deputy 9:00pm
11/10 Sovereign Vine 9:00pm
11/12 Herbal Krew 9:00pm
11/20 Timothy O’Donnell Acoustic 3:00pm Happy Hour
11/24 Your Mommas Big Fat Booty Band 9:00pm
11/26 Bear In Mind 9:00pm
11/27 Ernie Southern and the Deltaholics 3pm Happy Hour & Sean Chambers 9pm

December
12/01 Ovni Sound System 9:00pm
12/04 JP Soars and the Red Hots 9:00pm
12/10 Nouveaux Honkies 9:00pm
12/17 Ben Prestage 9:00pm
12/18 Timothy O'Donnell Acoustic 3:00pm Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Florida Harmonica Championship Thrives in New Smyrna Beach

By MARK LANE, FOOTNOTE
October 20, 2010 12:05 AM

"Twenty-two men and one woman -- not counting last-minute walk-ons -- took the challenge.

Each stood before a crowd of a few hundred blues fans Sunday on a small temporary outdoor stage next to the Beachside Tavern in New Smyrna Beach. Each plugged into a custom-made-for-harmonica Harp Gear amp, counted down with the Payne Brothers Band, and started blowing."

See full article at: http://www.news-journalonline.com/columns/footnote/2010/10/20/harmonica-playoffs-thrives.html

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jazz & Blues Florida WWWBTW posted

Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:


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Sunday, Oct 17:

Monday, Oct 18:


Tuesday, Oct 19:

Wednesday, Oct 20:

  • Web Listening Night: Tracy Fields Hosts "Evening Jazz", 10pm, WLRN
  • Van Dyke Café, Miami Beach: Miami Jazz Quartet.
  • Market St. Pub, Gainesville: Stanton Moore (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist) Trio feat. Anders Osborne & Wil Blades

Thursday, Oct 21:

  • Revolution Live:, Fort Lauderdale: Stanton Moore (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist) Trio feat. Anders Osborne & Wil Blades
  • Maurice Gusman Concert Hall: Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Coral Gables: FESTIVAL MIAMI, 8 PM: INSPIRED IMPROVISATION - Matt Wilson (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist) Quartet ( Andrew D’Angelo (alto and baritone saxes) Jeff Lederer (tenor and soprano saxes), Chris Lightcap (acoustic and electric bass) and Matt Wilson (drums))Pairs Up with the Stamps Jazz Quintet in an All-Out Jazz Fest
  • 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 loc
  • Bodega Blue, Vero Beach: Ben Prestage

Friday, October 22:

  • Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee: Honey Island Swamp Band
  • Revolution Live: , Fort Lauderdale: Bobby Lee Rodgers (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist) opening for 7 Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali and George Porter Jr.)
  • Blues Jean Blues, Ft. Lauderdale: Turk Mauro Quartet
  • Bodega Blue, Vero Beach: Ernie Southern
  • Fusion Lounge Waterfront Wine Bar & Jazz Club, Lake Park: Jazz Blues Mama Juanita Dixon w/ Darrell Chambers on the keyboards
  • French Quarter Restaurant (3rd Floor, The Balcony): Mardi Gras Gaming & Casino, Hallandale Beach: Piano Bob's 88s Featuring Bob Grabau
  • Miami Shores Country Club, Miami Shores: MO & MADAFO & Guest
  • Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland: Polk Museum of Art's Benefit Concert "Red, White & The Blues" w/ Ruthie Foster
  • The Social, Orlando: Stanton Moore Trio feat. Anders Osborne & Wil Blades (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist).

Saturday, Oct 23:

Sunday, Oct 24:

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Brad Vickers & The Vestapolitans
  • Lauderhil Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lauderhill: Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., Presents Lauderhill Jazz Jam hosted by Tracy Fields of WLRN Evening Jazz, Noon-6pm, October 24: 12Noon-1:30pm - Parkway Middle Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble, 2:15-3:30pm - Eugene Grey & Company, 4-4:45 - Joan Cartwright & Jazz Hotline featuring Bickley Rivera (Steel Pans) & Sons of My-Stro (Violin), 4:45-5pm Raffle Drawing, 5-5:15pm - Tribal Wholistic Dancers, 5:15-6pm - Joan Cartwright & Jazz Hotline featuring Bickley Rivera (Steel Pans), Sons of My-Stro (Violin).
  • 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)

Monday, Oct 25:

Tuesday, Oct 26:

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* New Listings of the Week: Ed's Tavern LWR: 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 edstavernlwr.com (941)907-0400 9:30pm-1:30am, Nov 27: Big T & The Tornados

* Video Showcase: Negroni's Trio's JUST THREE

* New Florida Music: Negroni's Trio's JUST THREE

* Past Week's Club Photos: Jesse Jones Jr. in on the Waterfront in West Palm Beach

NEWS


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

  • Broward Center Presents Dave Koz & Friends - A Smooth Jazz Christmas
  • Halloween Festival at Snyder Park - 93 Acres of Haunts & Live Music
  • Ruthie Foster Featured at Polk Museum's Red White & Blues
  • Patti Wicks Jazz Trio Dinner Show at Rinelli’s Yellowtail in Ft. Pierce
  • Jazz & Blues Florida WWWBTW posted
  • Solomon Burke obituary
  • Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach (JAMS) Opens Season with The Yellowjackets
  • Florida Harmonica Championships, October 17, 2010, in New Smyrna Beach

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Festival Maimi 2010 - Jazz & Beyond in Florida

FESTIVAL MIAMI 2010 CELEBRATES 27TH SEASON

WITH SPECTACULAR, MUSICAL EXCELLENCE

One Month, 20 Musically-Diverse Concerts


Week three includes performances by three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre (10/23), four-time Grammy nominees Trout Fishing in America(10/24), great trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval(10/24), and famed Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier(10/28).

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 www.music.miami.edu.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Broward Center Presents Dave Koz & Friends - A Smooth Jazz Christmas - Tickets on Sale


Dave Koz & Friends
“A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010”

With Special Guests: Jonathan Butler, Brian Culberston and Candy Dulfer

Monday, November 29 @ 7:30pm

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Broward Center is located in the heart of the
Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

For Tickets call 954-462-0222 or visit http://www.browardcenter.org/

Posted by Jazz & Blues Florida

Halloween Festival at Snyder Park - 93 Acres of Haunts, with Live Music in Ft. Lauderdale Florida

Snyder Park
3299 SW 4th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33315

ONLINE TICKETS

Three great events in one! Get your SCARE on! Get your music GROOVE on! Give the kids a memorable experience!

Easy access by Turnpike, Interstate and Alligator Alley.
NEED A HOTEL?

MONSTERS BALL 2010 MAINSTAGE LINEUP
Mainstage Doors open: 6pm all days
Times and Lineup subject to change.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
8:15 PM YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND
9:15 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:30 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
10:00 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
10:15 PM YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22ND
7:00 PM MIDLIFE CRYSIS
8:00 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
8:15 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
8:45 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:00 PM THREE CLOSING ACTS:
FAT MANNEQUINS & LATHER UP & SPECIAL GUEST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
7:00 PM ACT 1 T.B.D.
7:45 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
8:00 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
8:30 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
8:45 PM ACT 2 T.B.D
9:30 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:45 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
10:15 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
10:30 PM CRAZY FINGERS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
6:00 PM PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT
6:15 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
6:45 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
7:00 PM GREEN SUNSHINE
8:30 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:00 PM SPAM ALLSTARS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
7:00 PM PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT
7:45 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
8:15 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
8:45 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:00 PM SPIRITUAL REZ

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
7:00 PM PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT
7:30 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
8:00 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
8:15 PM JUKE
9:15 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:30 PM MATT GUITAR MURPHY with THE NOUVEAUX HONKIES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

6:45 PM PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT
7:00 PM Thomas Wynn and The Believers
8:30 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
8:45 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
9:15 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:30 PM BENJAH

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, HALLOWEEN NIGHT!
6:00 PM PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT
6:15 PM MONSTERS BALL 2010 ROCK OPERA
6:45 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
7:00 PM ART OFFICIAL
8:30 PM INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT
9:00 PM RUDY

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ruthie Foster Featured at Polk Museum's Red White & The Blues in Lakeland Florida Oct 22, 2010


Oh, yeah….
Ruthie is coming to town.
And it is time to get down,
in the Voodoo Lounge.



Friday, October 22, 2010,
$75 – 7pm, VIP Entry w/
heavy hors d’ oeuvres, wine tasting and open bar.
$30 – 9pm, General Admission – cash bar

Tickets
(863) 688-7743x240
www.PolkMuseumofArt.org/RWB

Polk Museum of Art
M O R E T H A N A N A R T M U S E U M
800 East Palmetto Street T 863.688.7743 ext. 235
Lakeland, Florida 33801-5529 F 863.688.2611
WWW.POLKMUSEUMOFART.ORG
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Patti Wicks Jazz Trio Dinner Show at Rinelli’s Yellowtail in Ft. Pierce Florida



The Patti Wicks Trio
Sunday October 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm.
Rinelli’s Yellowtail
101 North Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Tickets $65.00 per person includes dinner, wine & jazz.
Call (772) 466-5474 for required reservations.



ABOUT PATTI WICKS
It’s not hard to understand why jazz pianist/vocalist Patti Wicks has consistently received high praise not only from jazz critics, but from her fans and fellow musicians as well. “Patti Wicks has brought the elusive art - of singing while accompanying oneself - to a new, high standard,” says singer/pianist/composer Bob Dorough. She is an outstanding jazz pianist with a highly personal style. “This is jazz piano playing of the very highest order.” declared Bruce Crowther, Jazz
Journal International. She’s also an excellent jazz singer with a distinctive sound. Known as a extraordinary interpreter, especially of ballads, she has that rare ability to get to the heart of a lyric, convey its meaning to her audience on a personal emotional level, connecting directly with each listener both in live performances and on her recordings. “She sings these songs with an attention to nuance and interpretive detail that's genuinely riveting.” wrote Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence Magazine.

Patti regularly performs at international jazz clubs, concerts and jazz festivals, including the Jazz Standard, the Metropolitan Room (NYC); Blues Alley (D.C.); the Royal Room at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, The Van Dyke, Heidi‘s Jazz Club, Cocoa Beach, (FL); The Jazz Corner, Hilton Head (SC),The Firefly, Ann Arbor (MI); Bake’s Place, Issaquah (WA); Blue Note (Milan), the Jazz Club Ferarra, (Ferrara), Alexanderplatz (Rome), Italy; concerts at Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery (with Bob Dorough); The Seasons, Yakima, WA, The Sanchez Concert Hall,
Pacifica, CA; in Florence, Genoa, Turin, Ancona, Livorno and La Spezia, Italy; jazz festivals: Cape May (NJ), Syracuse Jazz Festival: Jazz In The Square, Anguilla Jazz Festival (British West Indies); Livorno, La Spezia, Ancona, Euro-Jazz d’Vrea and Argo Jazz Festivals in Italy, the Jazz Cruise 2004 with Kristin Korb Trio, and 2007 as solo artist.

In his Ancona Jazz review, Massimo Tarabelli observed: “Her phrasing is behind the beat, and yet extremely fluid, and most effective in communicating a lyric. She has a killer sense of swing and a repertoire filled with illustrious standards and lesser-known lost gems.”

Patti has worked with jazz luminaries Clark Terry, Larry Coryell, Flip Phillips, Cecil Payne, Frank Morgan, Ira Sullivan; Pete Minger, Buddy DeFranco, Ben Tucker, Keter Betts, Italy‘s legendary tenor saxophonist Gianni Basso (who dubbed her “Lady Jazz”); accompanied renowned vocalists Anita O’Day, Sheila Jordan, Rebecca Parris, Roseanna Vitro, Giacomo Gates, and (at the legendary Village Vanguard), Carol Sloane.

She’s been Marian McPartland’s featured guest on the award-winning “Piano Jazz.” Her jazz profile is included in reviewer/author Scott Yanow‘s highlyregarded 2008 book, “The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide,” A gifted composer, she has been a recipient of ASCAPLUS awards for her original jazz compositions. Patti’s 7 CDs have received superlative reviews from jazz critics worldwide.

Her1998 debut release, Room At the Top (Recycled Notes) was hailed by critics as “a revelation” and “an impressive first album.” Washington City Paper’s Joel E. Siegel declared: “Room At The Top establishes her as a world-class singer-pianist in the tradition of Nat Cole and Shirley Horn.”

In 2003, her gripping all-ballad album, Love Locked Out (MAXJAZZ), with bassist Keter Betts and drummer Joe LaBarbera, was released. Produced by Joel E. Siegel the CD received stellar reviews. Washington Post critic Mike Joyce stated: “ Love Locked Out deserves a place on the CD shelf right alongside Shirley Horn’s finest recordings. It’s that good.” Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes predicted: “It's a safe bet that Love Locked Out…will win her the national and international attention she's long deserved.”

In July, 2003, Patti made her debut concert tour in Italy with bassist Giovanni Sanguineti and drummer Giovanni Gullino. Italian audiences loved her. The trio played to packed houses and standing ovations. Her Livorno Jazz Festival concert review headline proclaimed: “Patti Wicks Holds The Audience Spellbound At Anfiteatro Jazz de Livorno.” Patti performs regularly in Italy with her bassist and drummer and has recorded 4 trio CDs and one duo release. Basic Feeling, (SFR) also featuring alto saxophonist Claudio Chiara, was released in 2005 to critical acclaim.
“extraordinary…a real gem,” wrote Fabio Francione, IL CITTADINO. Italian Sessions, (SFR),with special guest Gianni Basso was released in 2006; It’s A Good Day (Geco) the trio’s late 2007 release received the Italian Jazz Award for Best Jazz Album of 2008. Patti is honored to have been the first foreign artist ever to receive the award. In 2008 Claudio Chiara and Patti released a duo album Two For The Road (Music Center). Her latest release, Dedicated To… (Geco) 2009 with her trio, and special guest tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton. The CDs have all received accolades from jazz critics such as JazzJournal International, All About Jazz,
Cadence Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, All About Jazz Italia, Musica Jazz, and Japan’s Record Collector.

Considered one of the most arresting jazz artists performing today, New York reviewer Elizabeth Ahlfors wrote: “Wicks made a name for herself as a musical spellbinder and a compelling interpreter.” Dan Singer, InTune International (London) gets right to the point: “Prepare yourself for a performance that will knock your socks off!”

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What The Critics Say:

“Like the much-missed Carmen McRae, Ms. Wicks… scrutinizes songs with a raised eyebrow. Words and phrases are dismantled with a wry deliberation and an improvisatory boldness…”
- Stephen Holden, NY Times

“Even if she didn’t sing a note, she’d still be a formidable keyboard presence.”
- Franklin Bruno, Time Out New York
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“Wicks made a name for herself as a musical spellbinder and compelling interpreter. Her whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, succinct phrasing, imaginative piano musicianship combine to effortlessly deliver some outstanding music…. For mood and intimacy, this is a class act not to be missed.”
- Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
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“The divine Patti Wicks, in splendid voice and accompanying herself on piano, enchanted an audience of almost one thousand at “Anfiteatro Jazz de Livorno,” as fans sat in quasi-religious silence throughout this long-awaited concert. Holding nothing back, Ms. Wicks created many unforgettable moments - backed up on stage by the excellent Giovanni Sanguineti on bass and Giovanni Gullino on drums – for which she received a standing ovation from her appreciative fans. Her finale was greeted with a full minute of applause, after which the trio performed an encore, energizing the Anfiteatro Jazz Piazza. An unforgettable evening!”
- LivornoJazz Live Concert Review: Livorno Jazz Festival
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“Patti Wicks -- she of the deep, smoky voice and impeccable sense of swing -- gives those not already in the know a chance to discover a singer and pianist of distinction…. With Basic Feeling, Ms. Wicks has concocted an intoxicating blend of distilled emotions…”
-- Francesco Mazzotta - All Jazz, IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA

“Patti Wicks is an exquisite singer/pianist whose MAXJAZZ release, Love Locked Out is one of the finest ballad albums in recent times.”
- Scott Yanow
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“A wicked ballad performer, Wicks’ voice and time can add an additional dimension to any song she sings… She makes Fisher and Segal’s “I Keep Going back to Joe’s” her “saloon” song in the same way Sinatra did with “One More For the Road.” On the upbeat side, Wicks’ playfully romps through the Kahn and Styne standard “A Beautiful Friendship….Wicks’ piano and voice blends the smoky and the heady in a solution of relaxed bliss.”
- C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz CD Review: Italian Sessions
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“Wicks' performances are like that book you can't put down, while the unattended bathtub is overflowing or the neglected oven burns the roast to a crisp.” - Alan Bargebuhr, CADENCE Magazine
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“Last year, this reviewer had the privilege of attending one of Patti Wicks’ New York appearances. A group of friends, musicians and connoisseurs -- the great composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett among them --were likewise in her thrall. Wicks was accompanied by her regular--and very musical-- bassist Linc Milliman, and the results were astounding: I believe the evening will remain indelible in my memory.”
- M. Tarabelli, Ancona Jazz (Italy)
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“Her solos are imaginative and impressive in their construction; this is jazz piano playing of the very highest order.”
- Bruce Crowther, JazzJournal International
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“You can judge an artist by the audience she gains and the response that she engenders. Well, on her opening night at the Lobby court in the Westin-LAX hotel, a quick look at the audience showed composers Lew Spence (“Nice ‘n’ Easy”), Jack Segal (“When Sunny Gets Blue”), Cabaret West president, Les Traub, fellow singers Rebecca Parris, Pinky Winters, Betty Bryant and bandleader/arranger Buddy Bregman just to cite a few happy patrons. Wicks was accompanied on her Los Angeles debut by two of LA’s finest: Bob Maize on bass and Paul Kreibich at the drums. Her piano playing would seem to be out of the Bill Evans’ school and her deep, smoky voice, a cross between Carmen McRae and Helen Merrill. But Wicks is her own person and cannot be typecast.. Her Los Angeles debut was most satisfying. I’m already eagerly awaiting her next CD and her next trip to Los Angeles.”
- Roger Crane, L.A. Jazz Scene
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“Every once in a while a performer comes along who makes you ask, "Where have you been all my life?" With Patti Wicks, the thought crossed my mind.”
- David Finkle, Back Stage New York
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“It should be noted that Patti has the rare ability to excel as a singer and as an instrumentalist, which talents place her in a very select category.”
- Mort Fega

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jazz & Blues Florida WWWBTW posted

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:


Sunday, Oct 10:

  • Web Listening Night: Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER, 6-11pm Central Time, at http://gilanthonyblues.com/

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Ghostriders

  • Green Parrot, Key West: Roger "Hurricane" Wilson

  • Van Dyke Café, Miami Beach: Oriente

  • Common Grounds, Gainesville: North Central Florida Blues Society Presents Mike Zito

  • Jackie Robinson Memorial Stadium, Daytona Beach, Daytona Blues Festival: Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist), JP Soars & the Red Hots, Eden Brent(Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist), Sean Carney Band with Paul Stott, Albert Castiglia.

  • 264 The Grill, Palm Beach: Every Sun: Susan Merritt Trio Jazz Party - SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL is having a meet-up here - come join us for a classy Palm Beach night of new friends and great music!

  • 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)

  • Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota: Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra


Monday, Oct 11:

  • Hemisphere Lounge at Loews Hotel, Miami Beach: Oriente

  • Web Listening Night: Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER, 6-11pm Central Time, at http://gilanthonyblues.com/

  • European Street Cafe Listening Room (Southside), Jacksonville:Taste of New Orleans - New Orleans-style jazz by the seven-piece group JB Scott's Swingin' All-Stars;


Tuesday, Oct 12:

  • Thomas Center, Gainesville: Chuchito Valdes(Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist)

  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward hosting Eden Brent (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Featured Artist).

  • Sunrise Theater - Black Box, Ft. Pierce: Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jam

  • Web Listening Night: Tracy Fields Hosts "Evening Jazz", 10pm, WLRN


Wednesday, Oct 13:

  • City's Edge: 36805 State Road 52 Dade City, FL 33525-5133 (352)437-4822 8-11pm, Every Wed: Blues Jam with Frank Murphy & The Swamp Tones


Thursday, Oct 14:

  • Tobacco Road, Miami: Nico Wayne Toussaint

  • Ringling Museum of Art, Bolger Campiello, Sarasota: Les DaCosta Quintet

  • Maurice Gusman Concert Hall: Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Coral Gables: FESTIVAL MIAMI, ¡CELEBRACIÓN! - Experience the Excitement of the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet w/ saxophonist Laurandrea Leguía; acoustic guitarist Yuri Juárez; bassist Ramón De Bruyn, drummer Hugo Alcázar and master percussionist Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón

  • Downtowner, Ft. Lauderdale: Albert Castiglia

  • 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 loc


Friday, October 15:


Saturday, Oct 16:

  • Museum of Arts & Science, Daytona Beach: Houston Person (Jazz & Blues Florida October 2010 Online Edition Featured Artist), w/ Gina Rene, Barry Greene, Doug Carn, Ray Callendar, John Lumpkin & Ricky Ravelo

  • Maurice Gusman Concert Hall: Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Coral Gables: FESTIVAL MIAMI, SIZZLING HOT SWING - Sensational Mark O’Connor and His Hot Swing Put “Le Jazz Hot” with guitarists Frank Vignola and Julian Lage, and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi

  • Sampson Oceanfront Park, Sunny Isles Beach: Sponsored by Sunshine Jazz Organization, 8pm - Jesse Jones Jr. w/ Yvonne Brown, 7pm - Oriente

  • Kampong Gardens "K Lounge": , Coconut Grove: Moonlight Concert Series w/ Michelle Manzo.

  • Chef John's New American Bistro & Blues Bar, Jupiter: AZ Kenny Tsak & 56 Deluxe

  • Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee: Eddie Kirkland with JB, Missippy James and Jiggs Walker

  • Ka’tiki, St Petersburg: Lady A Blues Band;

  • Harry's Cigar & Brew, Ovideo: Paul Stott Group

  • The Orange Door, Lake Park: Lowdown 13 w/Mario & Jeff

  • Heidi’s Jazz Club, Cocoa Beach: Pianist/vocalist Patti Wicks


Sunday, Oct 17:


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* New Listings of the Week:

  • Broadway Bar: 1001 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 broadwaybar.com (941)953-4343 Oct 30: Blues Pig; Nov 20: Blues Pig; Dec 18: Blues Pig

  • City's Edge: 36805 State Road 52 Dade City, FL 33525-5133 (352)437-4822 8-11pm, Every Wed: Blues Jam with Frank Murphy & The Swamp Tones


* New Link: WSLR - Sarasota Community Radio


* New Florida Music: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green's APEX


* Past Week's Club Photos: Chef John's in Jupiter for some rockin' blues with David Shelley, Jesse Jones Jr. with an ALLSTAR ensemble in West Palm Beach, and our first visit to The Fusion Jazz Lounge for Bossas, Boleros & Blues.


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