Monday, April 4, 2016

South Florida JAZZ presents "Celebrating Great Women in Jazz" - April 9, 2016

South Florida JAZZ!
Celebrating Great Women in Jazz: 
Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln 
and Joni Mitchell 

You Know What I Mean: 
The Music of Nina Simone, 
Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell
Performed by the Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly, 
Carla Cook Quintet

April 9, 2016 ~ 8:00 PM
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
(Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie)
 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 

South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier modern jazz organization, is specially excited to present the Joey DeFrancesco Trio on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM. This concert will take place at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd, Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 ($10 students with I.D.) and can be purchased from Ticketmaster either by calling 954.462.0222 or online at

The title of the show is You Know What I Mean and features the instrumental talents of pianist Arriale, saxophonist Kelly, and the voices of Ms Cook and Ms Kelly.

Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell have established themselves as iconic performers and composers.  The depth and authenticity of their music has profoundly influenced generations of musicians and touched audiences worldwide.  

Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly have been moved and influenced by the strength and power of these legends. They will celebrate these great women of jazz by sharing their unique reinterpretations of popular classics with passion, soul and sensitivity in a magical evening of empathetic collaboration.  

All three artists are all highly innovative and original leaders who have recorded extensively and toured internationally.  Lynne Arriale's recordings and performances have garnered international acclaim over her 20-year career. Grace Kelly is truly a prodigious talent, who is currently featured in Jean Batiste's Band "Stay Human" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Carla Cook brings the powerhouse trio full circle with earthy sophistication and elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel. 

Lynne, Carla and Grace have delighted audiences with this special presentation. Recent performances have included The Kennedy Center and concerts throughout the US and Canada. We invite you to join this dynamic group, including Evan Gregor on bass and Jordan Perlson on drums for an evening of joyful interaction and musical spontaneity featuring modern jazz classics, reinvented popular favorites and memorable original compositions.

Lynne Arriale – piano
Grace Kelly – saxophones and vocals
Carla Cook – vocals
Evan Gregor – acoustic bass

Jordan Perlson – drums 

Individual concert tickets can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222, ext. 3 or online at All seating is reserved; garage parking is free courtesy of South Florida JAZZ.

The 2015-16 Concert Schedule 
Performances commence at 8:00 p.m.

May 14, 2016 – Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet
One of the most influential jazz guitarists of his generation, Rosenwinkel, currently living in Berlin, Germany, brings a unique approach to composition and interplay with magnificent sidemen: pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Allan Mednard. Rosenwinkel was trained at Berklee College of Music and immediately hired by Gary Burton (who has a penchant for discovering the most important guitarists for decades). He played in several cutting-edge bands before becoming a successful leader. TICKETS

Individual concert tickets can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222, ext. 3 or online at All seating is reserved; garage parking is free courtesy of South Florida JAZZ.

Steve Turre continues to win polls as a trombonist and several times on the seashells, as well, in the Miscellaneous Instrument category. The late Rahsann Roland Kirk, in whose band he played dating back to 1970, influenced him both musically and spiritually. It was Kirk who suggested incorporating shells into Turre’s musical arsenal.

A three-trombone frontline is featured in this thrilling tribute to legendary hard bop drummer and bandleader Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers of which Turre was a member. The band is composed of trombonists Robin Eubanks and Frank Lacy along with a driving rhythm section with pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Willie Jones IIITICKETS

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

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