Friday, April 29, 2011

Davis and Dow’s Swingin’ Hot House Jazz Featured in May 11, 2011 Performance in Ft. Lauderdale



2010 marked the 100th birthday of European jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt.  The originator of the jazz style called “gypsy jazz,” Reinhardt gained international fame in the 1930’s in Paris and influenced the guitarists of future generations.  Jazz songstress Julie Davis, guitarist Kelly Dow and members of the Davis and Dow Jazz Band will transport you back to those bygone days of Paris as they perform “Hot House Swing” on Wednesday, May 11 at the Amaturo Theater. “Hot House Swing” will celebrate the music Django Reinhardt and the famous "Hot Club" of France, fondly known as Gypsy Jazz, that originated and flourished in the Paris of the 1930’s.  The music is full of excitement, fun and jazz swing. 

Presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, the performance begins at 7:45pm.  Single tickets are $35 and $40 and student tickets are $10 with student ID.  Tickets can be purchased through the Broward Center Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at either http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ or http://www.browardcenter.org/.  A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by WXEL radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.  The Amaturo Theater is located at 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jazz singer, Julie Davis has been called “brazen, playful, risky, risqué, challenging, and downright sexy,” by Jazzreview.com and “a confident young singer with compelling stage presence” by jazz writer Matt Schudel.  Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist whose primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt, and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends be-bop, blues, flamenco, and classical styles to create his own strong individual sound.  Together their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their jazz arrangements are unique and inventive.  Joining them will be Federico Britos on violin, Paul Shewchuk on bass, Pat Hackett, rhythm guitar and Carlomagno Araya on percussion.
                
The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, jazz education programs and other events.  Go online http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/  for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

UM Frost School of Music recognizes winners from Downbeat Magazine’s student music awards


The University of Miami Frost School of Music  ensembles and individual students are winners of 16 awards – a record number for the Department of Studio Music and Jazz. A wide range of categories are represented, demonstrating the breadth of the jazz program at the Frost School of Music.

The DownBeat Student Music Awards is an esteemed competition for middle school, high school, and college students to showcase their talent and be recognized for their musical skills.

Several of the Frost School’s Jazz Ensembles are Jazz Group category winners.  The Emmet Cohen Trio, lead by faculty mentor Martin Bejerano, is the Downbeat Jazz Group Undergraduate College Winner. The Stamps Jazz Quintet, lead by director Chuck Bergeron, was awarded the Downbeat Undergraduate College Outstanding Performances category. The Frost Studio Jazz Band, lead by Stephen Guerra, boasts the Downbeat Large Jazz Ensemble Graduate Outstanding College Performances Award.

Numerous compositions are winners of the Downbeat Original Composition – Lead Sheet Award.  Sam Yulsman’s, “Song for Robert Rauschenberg” took the Undergraduate Outstanding College Performances Award, while Gary Allen Thomas’, “A New Beginning” received the Graduate Outstanding College Performances Award.  Kathleen Hollingsworth is the Graduate College Winner in the Jazz Arrangement category with her rendition of “My Favorite Things.”

An unprecedented number of awards have been given to soloists from the Frost School of Music for this year’s Downbeat Awards.  Emmet Cohen, piano, and Gabe Medd, trumpet, are Undergraduate College Winners in the Jazz Soloist category; Alex Weitz, tenor saxophone is the Undergraduate College winner in the Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist category; Dan Andrews, alto saxophone, is the Undergraduate Outstanding College Performances winner for the Jazz Soloist category; Timothy Buchholz, jazz voice, is the Graduate Outstanding College Performances winner for the Vocal Jazz Soloist category. 

In a sweeping victory, Jose Valentino Ruiz is the winner of 5 individual Downbeat Awards for his performances on the flute and bass guitar.  For his performance on flute, he is the Downbeat Graduate College Winner in the Classical Soloist category, the Graduate Outstanding College Performances Winner in the Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist category, and the Graduate Outstanding College Performances winner in the Engineered Live Recording and Engineered Studio Recording categories.  For bass guitar, he took the Graduate Outstanding College Performance Award in the Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist category.

As part of the DownBeat Student Music Awards competition, students record their music on a CD and submit it for judging by professional musicians and educators from across the country. Judging criteria is based on musicianship, creativity, improvisation, technique, sound quality and balance, excitement and authority. Awards are given in 15 categories in five different divisions.

Posted by: Jazz & Blues Florida  http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Martin Bejerano to Premier Commissioned Composition at South Florida JAZZ Concert May 14, 2011


South Florida JAZZ features the fast rising jazz
piano star Martin Bejerano with his electrifying
trio with the premier of  Potential Energy Suite
commissioned by Chamber Music America
as part of this concert performance on May 14, 2011.
 
South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is very excited to present this Cuban-American piano sensation, now a South Florida resident. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 ($30 for South Florida JAZZ members and $15 for students under age 25 with I.D.) and may be purchased from the Broward Center Box Office by calling 954.462.0222 in Broward County; also toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, as well as online at: southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization’s official web site.


A native Miamian with Cuban roots, Martin Bejerano had become a professional pianist by the age of 15, performing George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" with a symphony orchestra, while attending the acclaimed New World School of the Arts in Miami. Along with jazz, he studied classical piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky at Florida State University, then earned a master’s degree from the University of Miami. Martin finished third prestigious 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and qualified to attend the famed Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony. Then he got busy.

Ten years ago Martin Bejerano joined that near-obligatory jazz musician’s migration to New York to see just where he stood with his talent. Venerable drummer Roy Haynes selected him to join his new Fountain of Youth band where he flourishes to this day as he tours the globe with this legendary figure. Martin also joined guitarist Russell Malone’s quartet, and continues to tour and record with both groups as he strives to carve out a solo career with his own trio. He recorded an excellent debut CD, Evolution/Revolution (2007, Reservoir) that was reviewed on the South Florida JAZZ website. His trio features Edward Perez on bass and Ludwig Afonso on drums.

Martin astonishes audiences across the world with his extraordinary piano technique. But more importantly, he couples a highly modern harmonic and rhythmic concept with his overarching commitment to lyricism and musicality, creating a truly expressive approach to improvisation Bejerano has created a unique style that continues to evolve. While apparently influenced by Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and perhaps Brad Mehldau, his concept is original, not derivative, the kiss of death for a maturing talent. He has held his own on the bandstand with Kenny Garrett, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, and also young lions like Marcus Printup and Marcus Strickland, and has not been intimidated; but in fact he has thrived and grown. 

South Florida JAZZ is very proud to present this concert during which Martin Bejerano and his trio will premier Potential Energy Suite, a composition commissioned by Chamber Music America for a 2010 grant awarded to Martin by that organization. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provide funding of the CMA grants.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Walter Trout Band to Play Daytona Blues Festival in October


An important change has been announced in the 2011 Daytona Blues Festival Artist Line up. Headliner Rick Estrin has accepted an offer to tour in Turkey during the festival time and Walter Trout has been signed to take that place in the festival. The Daytona Blues Festival is the only festival Walter will play in Florida in 2011. 

Visit the festival's website today and check out the excellent deals offered for ticket/hotel packages that are only available until June 1st.

FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE - OCTOBER 7th, 2011
5:30 P.M. to 6:40 P.M.  Seth Walker

6:50 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Joanna Connor Band

8:10 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.  Sean Chambers Band

9:40 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. John Nemeth


SATURDAY SCHEDULE - OCTOBER 8th, 2011
12 Noon to 1:00 P.M.   Darren Johnson

1:10 P.M. to 2:10 P.M. Dave Shelley & Bluestone

2:20 P.M. to 3:20 P.M. Skyla Burrell Band

3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Joey Gilmore

4:40 P.M. to 5:50 P.M. The Headers

6:00 P.M. to 7:20 P.M. Davina and The Vagabonds

7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Albert Castiglia

9:10 P.M. to 10:40 P.M. Walter Trout


SUNDAY SCHEDULE - OCTOBER 9th, 2011
12 Noon to 1:00 P.M.  The Pit Bull of Blues Band

1:10 P.M. to 2:10 P.M. Nicole Hart Band

2:20 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Eric Culberson

3:40 P.M. to 4:50 P.M. Reba Russell Band

5:00 P.M. to 6:20 P.M. Motor City Josh

6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Nick Moss and The Fliptops

8:10 P.M. to 9:40 P.M. Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lake County Musician's Swap Meet in Mt. Dora, Florida, Scheduled for May 8, 2011

Renninger's Antique Center
20651 U.S. 441
Mount Dora, Florida
Sunday, May 8 · 11:00am - 5:00pm

The monthly Lake County Musician's Swap Meet brings together dealers, collectors, musicians and the general public for an afternoon of fun with a little business on the side where everyone can buy, sell or trade musical instruments and equipment, enjoy the location and some good food and finish the day by playing a little music.

Our event takes place every second Sunday under the big covered Pavilion at the Renninger's Antiques C...enter on Rt. 441 in Mount Dora from 11 am until 5 pm.

Admission for the public is just $2 from 11 am until 4 pm. Admission after 4 pm is FREE!!

NEW!! - Early Admission (for those who want to get access to the best deals) is just $10 from 9:30 am until 11 am.

There will be no charge for children under 14 accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

You are allowed to carry in 1 item to sell or trade, such as a guitar, amplifier, microphone, Saxophone, etc., at no additional charge. Additional items will be charged $2 for each item carried in. If you have a large number of items to sell, please consider getting one of our Dealer or Tailgating Spaces (information below).

There is ample FREE parking and a Disabled Parking Area by the Swap Meet entrance gate.

If you ride a motorcycle, you can now drive up to the gate, pay your admission and park INSIDE the gate.

We have a food vendor with full breakfast and lunch menus.

For the budget conscious, we offer $1 coffee, soda and water as well as $2 hotdogs.

For our adult guests we offer a $10 Bucket of Beer, with your choice of 5 cans of Bud or Bud Light (or you can purchase individual cans for just $2.25).

There is an area set aside for both an acoustic jam and an electric jam and for manufacturer's presentations.

We open our Jam Stage at noon for acoustic acts (that want to use the PA)

The main Jam is from 2 pm until 5 PM or whenever the music stops. PA system, mics, amps and drums are provided.

In order to provide more information to our guests, each month we will have a Featured Manufacturer. Our Featured Manufacturer will be doing presentations about their products at approx. 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3 PM on the Jam stage. The Featured Manufacturer will be in Booth 204, where they can set up, display product and make product sales.

The Featured Manufacturer for the month of May is Casper Guitars with Featured Artist John Rainey demonstrating their products.

Dealer Spaces are $20 and are approx. 10' x 15' and include two antique market style wooden tables. Additional tables are available for $5 each. We suggest you bring own table coverings.

The Dealer fee includes two adult passes per space (there will be no charge for dealers with children under 14). Vendors will be allowed to set up any time after 9 am. Vendors will have a parking area close (real close) to the pavilion.

Tailgating Spaces are now JUST $10 (with out tables and/or access to power). Due to the changing Florida weather, we suggest that you bring a pop-up style tent.

For space reservations or for more information, go to www.LCMSM.com or please call LIVE at 352.735.0025 or email us at info@LCMSM.com.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble in Ft. Lauderdale prepare for Lincoln Center Competition

SOUTH FLORIDA JAZZ STUDENTS HEAD TO THE BIG APPLE

April 4, 2011 -- In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month what better connection than our own South Florida up-and-coming jazz artists to celebrate the joy of music?

Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, part of the Performing Arts magnet at Dillard High, just returned with a First Place win from the annual Swing Central High School Jazz Band Competition in Savannah, GA. (March 30-Apr. 1, 2011). Swing Central, part of the Savannah Music Festival, provides more than 240 students from 12 high schools across the United States with opportunities to receive instruction from, directly interact with and publicly perform with some of the nation's finest jazz educators and professionals including Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Ted Nash, Marcus Printup, John & Jeff Clayton.  

DCA Jazz is now preparing for their next competition at the famed New York City’s Frederick Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

But the young performers -- whose talents will soon be featured in a public television documentary -- now face perhaps their biggest challenge: raising the $30,000 needed to make the New York trip a possibility for the 25 students in the jazz ensemble.  

The Essentially Ellington competition is part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center program headed by musical director Wynton Marsalis. Last year, DCA Jazz qualified for the first time and placed 2nd nationally.

Students have launched an online fundraiser and will have two upcoming benefit concerts:

April 18th - Cinema Paradiso - Reception - 6 pm, Concert - 7 pm - 503 SE 6th St., Ft.  Lauderdale , FL 33301

and on
May 7th at 4:00 pm - "Sweet Dillard Jazz" - Dillard High School, 2501 NW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale.

This is a call to South Florida to help these children reach their fullest potential. Support these young artists. Be proud and part of their accomplishments. Let’s groove together to the wonderful sound of jazz.

For more information, please call Glenda Fegers, chairperson for Dillard Center for the Arts Instrumental Music Friends, at 305-915-3200


Posted by: Jazz & Blues Florida
http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Florida well represented in current Roots Music Report Blues chart

Roots Music Report
April 13, 2011
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/


1 GREGG ALLMAN LOW COUNTRY BLUES ROUNDER
2  MARCIA BALL ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ALLIGATOR
3  ROOMFUL OF BLUES HOOK, LINE & SINKER ALLIGATOR
4  BUDDY GUY LIVING PROOF JIVE
DAMON FOWLER DEVIL GOT HIS WAY BLIND PIG
6  BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS BIG HEAD BLUES CLUB - 100 YEARS OF ROBERT JOHNSON RYKO
7  BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS SCANDALOUS LOST HIGHWAY
8  THE 24TH STREET WAILERS DIRTY LITTLE YOUNG 'UNS SELF
9  PETE ANDERSON EVEN THINGS UP - DELUXE EDITION LITTLE DOG / VIZZTONE
10 JJ GREY & MOFRO GEORGIA WARHORSE ALLIGATOR
11  DOUG MACLEOD BRAND NEW EYES REFERENCE
12  TRACY NELSON VICTIM OF THE BLUES DELTA GROOVE
13  HENRY GRAY LUCKY MAN BLIND PIG
14  JOHN-ALEX MASON JOOK JOINT THUNDERCLAP NAKED JAYBIRD
15  CHRIS BERGSON BAND IMITATE THE SUN 2 SHIRTS
16  JAMES COTTON GIANT ALLIGATOR
17  ERIC CLAPTON CLAPTON REPRISE
18  REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN' ALTAR BOYS SHAKE YOUR BOOGIE NEVERMORE
19  JOE BONAMASSA  DUST BOWL J&R ADVENTURES
20  SOLOMON BURKE & DE DIJK HOLD ON TIGHT VERVE
21  TERRY QUIETT BAND JUST MY LUCK LUCKY BAG
22  ALBERT CASTIGLIA KEEPIN ON BLUES LEAF
23  KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND LIVE! IN CHICAGO  ROADRUNNER RECORDS
24  LUCKY PETERSON YOU CAN ALWAYS TURN AROUND  JSP
25  POPA CHUBBY THE ESSENTIAL POPA CHUBBY BLIND PIG
26  DAVIS COEN JUKEBOX CLASSIC SOUNDVIEW
27  RICH DEL GROSSO & JONN DEL TORO RICHARDSON TIME SLIPS ON BY  MANDOLIN BLueS
28  KEVIN SELFE & THE TORNADOES PLAYING THE GAME MOJO PRODUCTIONS
29  GRAND MARQUIS HOLD ON TO ME SELF
30  NIKO RIIPPA FLYING CIRCUS TRY ANGLE
31  AZ KENNY TSAK / 56 DELUXE LIKE WE DO! LIVE SELF
32  LYNWOOD SLIM & THE IGOR PRADO BAND BRAZILIAN KICKS DELTA GROOVE
33  RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS SPREAD THE LOVE STONY PLAIN
34  EDEN BRENT AIN'T GOT NO TROUBLES YELLOW DOG
35  TOMMY LEE COOK OUTSIDE LOOKING IN SELF
36  ZZ TOP FIRST ALBUM WB

Compiled by Roots Music Report www.rootsmusicreport.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Revisit & Celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix by the Turtle Island Quartet @ the Duncan Theatre


DUNCAN THEATRE presents…
Turtle Island Quartet
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 8PM

Through their exploration of folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk,  R&B, new age, rock, and hip-hop, Turtle Island Quartet has taken its audiences on a journey through many musical genres, eras, and places – the American landscape, Latin America, Europe, and India to name a few. Now the Grammy®-winning quartet ventures to
Electric Ladyland with their new project Have You Ever Been…, on their 25th Anniversary tour. Turtle Island Quartet will tackle works by legendary guitarist, songwriter and performer Jimi Hendrix, but also other compositions reflective of and inspired by Hendrix’s music including TIQ founder David Balakrishnan’s new composition “Tree of Life”.

Individual Tickets: All seats $29

Purchase tickets at the Duncan Theatre Box Office
Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm (561)868-3309 or
online at
www.duncantheatre.org

The Duncan Theatre is located on the Lake Worth campus of
Palm Beach State College at the northeast corner of

6th Ave. South
and
Congress Avenue

Parking is plentiful and FREE!
Directions: From I-95, take exit 63
(6th Avenue South)
and go west for one mile, entrance on right



Promotional Distribution by:
Jazz & Blues Florida

PO Box 2614
Palm Beach FL 33480
561-313-7432

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:
(These are just some highlights of the week ahead and a summary of new things posted to our site; please CLICK HERE to see our comprehensive listings.) 
Sunday, April 10:
Monday, April 11:
  • The Orange Door, Lake Park: Blue Monday w/ Eric Culberson
  • Little Bar Restaurant, Goodland: Raiford Starke Band
  • Ace's, Bradenton:  Damon Fowler's The Sugar Shack w/ Mike Zito 
  • Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach: THE LIVING ROOM JAZZ SERIES - JAMS Presents Rose Max Brazilian Jazz
Tuesday, April 12:
  • Living Room Restaurant & Bar, Boynton Beach: Davee Bryan
  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward hosting  Eric Culberson
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Gainesville: Gray Langford & The Jazz Project.
  • Tarpon Lodge and Restaurant, Pineland: Sister Kaite
Wednesday, April 13:
  • Amaturo Theater at Broward Center, Ft. Lauderdale: Gold Coast Jazz Season Series Presents  Turk Mauro - "Tenors Titans" w/ Eric Allison and special guest Ron Turso on drums. (After-party to celebrate Eric's Birthday!) 
  • Steinway Gallery, Coral Gables: Lenore Raphael (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist) 
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Jesse Jones Jr. w/ Danny Burger on Drums
Thursday, April 14:
  • Steinway Gallery, Bonita Springs: Lenore Raphael (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist) 
  • Piano Bob's 88s Trio Featuring Bonefish Johnny (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist)
  • South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar, Lake Worth: Diddley Squat
Friday, April 15:
  • Back Room Blues Bar, Delray Beach: Damon Fowler
  • Thirsty Turtle Sea Grill, Port St Lucie: Davee Bryan.
  • South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar, Lake Worth: Pat Pepin Band
  • Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist)
  • Bodega Blue, Vero Beach: Maggie McCabe
  • Shantel Lounge, Miami: The Mighty No Name Band and Invited Guest Performers - THE BLUES DOCTOR RETURNS!!! R&B Showman Mr. "O" comes back for an encore performance!
Saturday, April 16:
Sunday, April 17:
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:  David Shelley & Bluestone
  • Fort Pierce Marina Square, Ft. Pierce: Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents "Waterside Blues at the Fort Pierce Marina" starring Pat Pepin, 1-5pm, FREE, Festvial seating - bring blankets & chairs.
  • Tobacco Road, Miami: Piano Bob's 88s Featuring Lou Abbott & "Bonefish Johnny" (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist).- outside for Crawfish Boil
  • Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach: Vincent Herring & Jeremy Pelt (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist).
  • Beach Shack, Cocoa Beach: Biscuit Miller & The Mix
  • Skippers, Tampa: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist)
Monday, April 18:
  • The Fish House, Miami: Stormy Monday's Pro Blues Jam with Papa Joe every Monday 8:30pm-1am
Tuesday, April 19:
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NEWS BLOG POSTINGS:
  • Jazz Society of Pensacola Florida Announces Competition Winners
  • "Jazz in the Gardens" Makes Its Mark as a Global Destination
  • Bill Frisell at the Colony in Miami Beach April 16, 2011
  • Florida Folklife Collection, State Archives of Florida offers free blues CD
  • Mt. Dora Blues & Wine Festival Line Up Announced for May
  • Florida's Got the Blues - Tallahassee Museum Exhibit
  • Monty Alexander, Maxi Priest and A.J. Brown in Reggae Jazz Fusion Concert 
* New Listings of the Week:  
  • Club Downunder: A303 Oglesby Union, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850)644.3880 unionproductions.org Doors 8:30PM, show 9:30PM, April 13: Jazz Lounge
  • Tapps Pub: 4711 Babcock Street Palm Bay, FL 32905-2805 tappspub.com (321)952-2337 April 15: Ben Prestage
* New Florida Music: Hal Schaefer's Brilliant, HodgsonLee Project's Live From The Athens Theatre
* Video Showcase: Rose Max-Barquinho
*New Club Photos: Big Bill Morganfield at Earl's Hideaway, Big Bill Morganfield at The Orange Door, Nicole Hart & The Nucklebusters at Boston's on the Beach's Blue Tuesday, Terry Hanck w/ Johnny "Cat" Soubrand at Chef John's, Eric Lindell at The Back Room Blues Bar, Terry Hanck & Johnny "Cat" Soubrand at The Big Easy in Hollywood, The Band with No Name at The Shantel Lounge in Miami, Michael Burks at The Back Room Blues Bar.
This edition of WWWBTW was brought to you by:
 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jazz Society of Pensacola Florida Announces Student Jazz Competition Winners

The Jazz Society of Pensacola recently presented its inaugural Student Jazz Competition.

Top finalists in the college division were: Jackson Willis, trombonist at Pensacola State College, first place; Michael Malone, trumpeter at Northwest Florida State College, second place; and Greg Lyon, guitarist at University of West Florida, third place.

Austin Paul Connor Jr., saxophonist and a 15-year- old sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School, was winner in the high school division.

Vocalist Destiny Howard of UWF; tenor saxophonist Jonathan Rodriguez, who performs with the UWF and PSC jazz bands; and trumpeter Tito Rogers of Northwest Florida State College all won honorable mentions in the college division.

Judges for the completion were Ray Smith, jazz director at Troy University; Pete Wehner, drummer/arranger from Mobile; and Gary Wofsey, trumpeter/arranger/composer from Panama City.
More information on the competition at: http://www.jazzpensacola.com/education.php

Posted by Jazz & Blues Florida
http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/
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Friday, April 8, 2011

"Jazz in the Gardens" Makes Its Mark as a Global Destination Event With Over 45,000 in Attendance

South Florida Festival brings first class talent, continuing to increase in revenue and turnout


Over 45,000 music fans attended the 6th Annual "Jazz in the Gardens" music festival in Sun Life Stadium on March 19th & 20th.  The weekend long celebration brought thousands of visitors to South Florida from all over the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.  The highly anticipated annual festival drew rave reviews from patrons, sponsors and media alike. 

"I am elated about the success of Jazz in the Gardens! The event has grown and taken a life of its own, drawing people from all over the world to visit the City of Miami Gardens. I feel really good about what we have accomplished in the last six years, and I look forward to it each year and every year as do our fans," says Mayor Shirley Gibson.

This year, popular radio personality, author and filmmaker, Michael Baisden, hosted the festivities along with his on-air comedic side kick, George Wilborn. Through his syndicated radio show Baisden reached fans all over the nation pushing the festival to greater heights. 

"The 2011 Jazz in the gardens was a hit as always! Hundreds of my listeners from around the country have written me to let me know how much they enjoyed everything about the event, especially the absolutely perfect south Florida weather!  I'm sure this will be a successful event for many years to come," remarked Baisden

The undisputed favorite of the weekend was Charlie Wilson, aka "Uncle Charlie" who performed a high energy show starting with his Gap Band hit "Party Train," accompanied by a dynamic quartet of sexy female back up dancers.  Wilson got the crowd to their feet, time and time again with current chart topping "You Are" and classic hits like "Outstanding" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me".

The multi-artistic Ms. Lauryn Hill did not disappoint revelers and delivered an exceptional performance.  Fans were treated to a rare performance by Hill's MC persona "L-Boogie" performing classic Fugee songs like "How Many Mics," "Ready or Not" and "Fu-gee-la."  In the absence of Fugee band-mates, L-Boogie met the challenge of performing verses made famous by the former bandmates.  

The Isley Brothers historic performance marked the first time brothers Ernie and Ronald shared the stage in almost five years leading with the epic "Between the Sheets," the Isleys accomplished the feat of covering fifty years of music in one performance. "You all remember these songs," reflected an emotional Ron Isley, "my brother Ernie wrote them." In response to the crooner belting out a medley of classics the audience was overwhelmed with nostalgia.

Heads of State, comprised Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, formerly  members of the 80's -90s teen sensation boy band New Edition, drove the crowd into a frenzy with timeless hits "Mr. Telephone Man" and "Cool It Now." To add to the excitement, the trio carried out an ensemble of solo hits including "My Prerogative," "My, My, My" and "Sensitivity."  Still a sensation, it was obvious that they haven't lost their touch or their fans. 

Legendary songstress, Gladys Knight, was welcomed and revered by all. In all her glitter and glam, her presence, music and voice resonated throughout Sun Life stadium and Miami Gardens. Definitely a queen of soul, Gladys Knight owned the Jazz in the Gardens arena and rocked it!

Musiq Soulchild and En Vogue sang love ballads and dance hits from R&B and Adult Contemporary catalogues. Musiq Soulchild known for his smooth and sultry love songs and En Vogue known for their sweet sound and harmony tantalized the crowd with stellar performances. Al Jarreau, Lalah Hathaway and Branford Marsalis captured the jazz element of the festival delivering memorable performances.  From 72 year old Jarreau's signature scatting to Hathaway's sultry vocals, these jazz greats were refreshing components of the two-day festival. During the short set changes, Miami's D.J. Irie kept the energy hype and the party going with a mix of old school and new school hits!

"Jazz in the Gardens" owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, extraordinarily affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past six years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance while attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens. Previous years have included celebrated performances by A-list artists such as Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Robin Thicke, Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Kenny G., Frankie Beverly and Maze, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, and Roy Ayers to name a few.

All media inquiries or additional picture requests should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at (305) 576-3790. For more information about Jazz in the Gardens go to http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bill Frisell at the Colony in Miami Beach April 16, 2011

Beautiful Dreamers, with Frisell (guitar), Eyvind Kang (viola) and Rudy Royston (drums) redefines sonic beauty as much as it redefines the jazz trio. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late '80s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. Bill Frisell has collaborated with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Bono, T-Bone Burnett, Paul Simon, McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, Brian Eno, Ry Cooder and many more – a testament to his virtuosity as a guitarist, bandleader and composer. He is a Grammy winner and two-time nominee including a 2009 nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, a 9-time Best Guitarist winner in the DOWNBEAT Critics Poll (including 2010) and three-time DOWNBEAT Readers Poll winner for Best Guitarist, and the Reigning Jazz Awards Guitarist of the Year (2008 & 2009).
"It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell." – The New York Times
SATURDAY • APRIL 16, 2011 • 8:30PM • One night only!
COLONY THEATRE • 1040 LINCOLN ROAD, MIAMI BEACH
T I C K E T S (305) 324-4337 or CLICK HERE
$35 general admission | $50 VIP (priority entrance and seating)

One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late '80s, Bill Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. Bill Frisell has collaborated with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Bono, T-Bone Burnett, Paul Simon, McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, Brian Eno, Ry Cooder and many more—a testament to his virtuosity as a guitarist, bandleader and composer. He is a Grammy winner and two-time nominee including a 2009 nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, a 9-time Best Guitarist winner in the DOWNBEAT Critics Poll (including 2010), three-time DOWNBEAT Readers Poll winner for Best Guitarist, and the Reigning Jazz Awards Guitarist of the Year (2008 & 2009). This work has established Frisell as one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music. The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well. This, however, is old news by now. In recent years, it is Frisell's role as composer and bandleader which has garnered him increasing prominence.

After 22 years of a fruitful relationship with Nonesuch records dating from the late '80's, Frisell has embarked on an exciting new chapter with the Savoy Label Group. His first album for the label, Beautiful Dreamers, features Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums. The material consists of a number of Frisell originals plus interpretations of such classic songs as "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Tea for Two", "Goin' Out of My Head", "Keep on the Sunnyside" and a rousing rendition of Benny Goodman's "Benny's Bugle".

"In the most understated way possible, Beautiful Dreamers' special intimacy, quiet joy and constant sound of surprise represent a shift in Frisell's music. Moving away from project specificity and, instead, towards a consolidation of the guitarist's multifaceted interests, it's a beautiful way, indeed, to kick-start this relationship with a new label." — John Kelman, All About Jazz

"For over ten years Bill Frisell has quietly been the most brilliant and unique voice to come along in jazz guitar since Wes Montgomery. In light of this, it may be easy to overlook the fact that he may also be one of the most promising composers of American music on the current scene." — Stereophile

This one-night only concert is presented by the non-profit Tigertail Productions, a South Florida leader in innovative cultural work. "Bill Frisell is one of those artists that Tigertail loves to present. His original sound is his calling card. It is a joy to follow his musical journey," said Tigertail Executive Director Mary Luft.

Posted by: Jazz & Blues Florida
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Florida Folklife Collection, State Archives of Florida, Announces the Release of Florida Blues Recordings

Division of Library and Information Services
presents
 “Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night”


TALLAHASSEE – Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning and the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services today announced the release of Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night, a selection of Blues music from the Florida Folklife Collection in the State Archives of Florida. The release is the latest in a series of compilations produced by the Division of Library and Information Services’ Florida Memory Project.

“The Florida Department of State is proud to support the legacy of Florida musicians and their influence on a genre as prolific in American history as the blues,” said Secretary Browning. “With the help of fans, folklorists and archivists, Florida Blues music will continue to be treasured and enjoyed.”

The music presented on Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night was selected from hundreds of hours of Florida Folk Festival performances and field recordings spanning 25 years, from 1977 to 2002. In addition to the down-home folk traditions of Emmett Murray, Richard Williams and Moses Williams, the recordings feature performances of standard Blues by Albert “Buck” Thompson, Charles Atkins and Martin “Tampa Blue” Locklear. The Piedmont finger-picking style of North Carolina guitarist Etta Baker was also captured at the Florida Folk Festival and is included in the release, as is the renowned Washington, D.C. duo Cephas and Wiggins’ more modernized interpretation of Piedmont Blues.

Other performances from the Florida Folk Festival on the release include renditions of classic Blues forms on piano with powerful and colorful vocal performances by Ida Goodson, Mary McClain, Marie Buggs and Alex McBride. Additionally, Florida Folk Heritage Award winner William “Washboard Bill” Cooke’s unique combination of Blues, street performance and folk art illustrates the musician’s love for his home state. Songs by Roy Book Binder, Johnny Brown, Sammy Lee Williams and Johnny Shines also exhibit masterful talents with traditional Blues forms through their performances of original material.

The Blues has enjoyed a rich and varied tradition in Florida. Folklorists such as Zora Neale Hurston, Alan Lomax and Stetson Kennedy documented Florida Blues from the late 1920s until the early 1940s. Blues musicians also received widespread attention during the 1960s Blues and Folk music revivals. In 1978, the North Florida Folklife Project began to reexamine and document performances by Blues musicians throughout the state.

For a complimentary copy of Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night, contact the State Archives of Florida at archives@dos.state.fl.us or go to www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife/audio.cfm for a free download.

About the Florida Memory Project
Florida Memory provides online access to more than 550,000 photographs, textual records, sound recordings and moving images from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida, Division of Library and Information Services. The program and this CD are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

Posted by: Jazz & Blues Florida
http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mt. Dora Blues & Wine Festival Line Up Announced for May 2011

Lakeside Inn
100 North Alexander Street Mount Dora, FL 32757
lakeside-inn.com (800)556-5016  Map This Location

May 20, 21, 22: Mt. Dora Blues & Wine Festival,
Two 3-Day All Inclusive Tickets, A 2 Night Deluxe Room At Lakeside Inn, Including a $20 Voucher For Breakfast each day (per room), All For Only $399 (Plus Tax And Gratuity).  Call Lakeside Inn at 800-556-5016 And Ask For The "The Blues" Package.

May 20: 6-9pm, Blues Brothers Imitators & Nightly Blues Band;

May 21: 4-10pm, Shaun Rounds Blues Band, T Scott TropRockers Blues Band w/Tim Hargis on Sax, Ernie Lancaster Blues Band, Jacqueline "Queenie" Jones & The Blues Krewe;

May 22: 1-5pm, Selwyn Birchwood & Deuces Wild w/ RJ Harmon on Harmonica, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, Houseshakers Blues Reunion Jam featuring Shaun Rounds & Jim Hahoney.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Florida's Got the Blues

The Tallahassee Museum is featuring a colorful exhibit called Florida's Got the Blues in the Phipps Gallery now through May 29 that explores the history of Blues music and highlights Florida's influence on the culturally immersive music genre's creation. Specific to the U.S., Blues music is full of emotionally deep verses and compelling tones.
Date:  Friday, April 01
Time:  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM 
Location:  Tallahassee Museum
Address:  3945 Museum Drive,
Tallahassee, Florida - 32310
850-575-8684
Website:  www.tallahasseemuseum.org/ 

The Tallahassee Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted by Jazz & Blues Florida, http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/ .

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jazz & Blues Florida - WWWBTW for Concerts, Festivals & Clubs

Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:
(These are just some highlights of the week ahead and a summary of new things posted to our site; please click on MUSIC LISTINGS menu tab on our HOME PAGE to see our comprehensive listings.)
Sunday, April 3:
  • Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - University Florida, Gainesville: Melody of Rhythm with Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist).
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam  (4-8pm)
  • Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables: 7Crossing (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist).
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: Big Bill Morganfield w/ Shaun Rounds Band Opening (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist) 
Monday, April 4:
  • The Orange Door, Lake Park:  Big Bill Morganfield (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist) w/ Shaun Rounds Blues Band opening celebrates his father, Muddy Waters, birthday. $20/$25
  • Jambalaya’s Grill & Oyster Bar, Gulf Breeze: Jazz Society of Pensacola's Jazz Jam lead by Roger Villines
Tuesday, April 5:
Wednesday, April 6:
  • Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola: Voice Of The Wetlands All Stars feat. Tab Benoit (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist), Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne & More.
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort LauderdaleYvonne Brown w/ Danny Burger on Drums
Thursday, April 7:
  • Ringside Café, St. Petersburg: Lois Greco
  • Back Room Blues Bar, Delray Beach: Eric Lindell
  • French Quarter Bar and Grill, Pompano Beach: Bobby Nathan's Bourbon Street Jam.
Friday, April 8:
Saturday, April 9:
  • Little Bar Restaurant, Goodland: Diddley Squat
  • Bamboo Room, Lake Worth: Galo's Tribute to Santana.
  • B-Sharp's Jazz Café:, Tallahassee: FSU Jazz Faculty Support Students' Dizzy's Lincoln Center Gig
  • Atlantic Music Center, Melbourne: Lenore Raphael (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist).
  • McWell's Restaurant & Bar, Orlando:  ZShowz Presents Mike Zito
  • Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Davie: South Florida JAZZ Season Series Presentes AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET (Jazz & Blues Florida April 2011 Featured Artist)
  • Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens: Oriente
  • Black Hammock, Oviedo: Nightly Blues Band
  • Van Dyke Upstairs, Miami Beach: Nicole Hart backed by Famous Frank & The Nucklebusters
  • Buckingham Blues Bar, Fort Myers:  Shane Dwight Backyard Blues Fest (2pm start) w/ John Allender and Tommy Lee Cook & The Allstars 
  • PALLADIUM,St. Petersburg: Curtis Salgado – 10:30pm to 11:30pm, Tommy Castro – 11:45pm to 12:45am, The Lee Boys – 1am to 2am.
Sunday, April 10:
  • B.B. King’s Blues Club, Orlando: Shaun Rounds Blues Band
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:  Mike Zito
  • Upstairs, Lithia: Blues Jam Hosted by Josh Lamkin & Automatic Heat
  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band & Special Guests (6-10pm)
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam  (4-8pm)
Monday, April 11:
  • The Orange Door, Lake Park: Blue Monday w/ Eric Culberson
  • Ace's, Bradenton:  Damon Fowler's The Sugar Shack w/ Mike Zito 
  • Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach: THE LIVING ROOM JAZZ SERIES - JAMS Presents Rose Max Brazilian Jazz 
Tuesday, April 12:
  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward hosting  Eric Culberson
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Gainesville: Gray Langford & The Jazz Project.
  • Tarpon Lodge and Restaurant, Pineland: Sister Kaite
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NEWS BLOG POSTINGS:
  • European modern jazz scene comes to South Florida
  • Monty Alexander, Maxi Priest and A.J. Brown in Reggae Jazz Fusion Concert
  • BLUES POWER Top 30 For April 2011
  • Jazz students to compete for scholarships in Ft. Lauderdale
  • Sunfest 2011 has SOUL! 
New Listings of the Week:  
  • Schnebly Redland's Winery: 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030 schneblywinery2.ning.com (305)242-1224 April 1: Big City Band; 16: Iko-Iko. 
  • Barnacle Bills: 1830 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (850)385-8734 7-10pm, April 14: Brett Wellman; May 4: Brett Wellman; May 25: Brett Wellman; June 16: Brett Wellman; June 30: Brett Wellman; July 27: Brett Wellman.
  • Caliente Kitchen: 8 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 calientekitchen.net (561)450-6940 April 26: Albert Castiglia.
* New Florida Music: Ben Prestage's ONE CROW MURDER, Selwyn Birchwood's FL BOY
* New Link: IMRadio
*New Club Photos: Chris Duarte at The Back Room Blues Bar, Mark Hummel, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone & Greg "Fingers" Taylor at Chef John's for a harmonica blowout, Davina & The Vagabonds w/ Pat Pepin at Boston's on the Beach's Blue Tuesday Hosted by Famous Frank, Dr. Bob's Blues Jam at The Big Easy in Hollywood, Lightnin' Malcolm & Cameron Kimbourgh at the Back Room, Nick Trill and the Thrill Seekers at the Back Room, The Ocee River Band at South Shores, Livesays at Boston's on the Beach.

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