Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach - Hosting Jack Simpson's Birthday Party and Three July Headliners!

Special Late-breaking Announcement!
The Jazz Community will be celebrating Jack Simpson's 92nd birthday 
and 60th wedding anniversary at 7pm on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Heidi's!
  Jack Simpson has been broadcasting jazz on the radio in Brevard County since the 1960's and his radio show "Jazz on the Beach" set the standard for jazz broadcasting on the Space Coast. It spawned some Jazz clubs in Cocoa Beach and there has always been a Jazz club since he started his radio show in the mid 1960's. He retired from WUCF a couple of years ago but they still play his previously recorded shows on Saturday mornings. His family will be present. His son Jeff will be joining us on stage as well as some other great musicians. Please join us in this celebration of the "DJ of Jazz" Mister Jack Simpson! 
Please call (321)783-6806 for reservations to assure seating.

Now, back to our regular programming...

Be(Bop) Here! 
Designated by DownBeat Magazine 
as one of the world's top 2016 jazz venues!

7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa BeachFL 32931   (321)783-4559

Heidi's Jazz Club features live music every Wednesday through Sunday (See CALENDAR for weekly schedule) with featured performers on selected Friday and Saturday evenings and Heidi's Open Jam Session every Sunday evening starting at 7 PM. Located in downtown Cocoa Beach, Heidi’s makes the perfect ‘highlight’ to a weekend getaway to the beach this season. 

 Club Hours: Wed-Sun 5pm-1am
Closed Mon & Tues

Upcoming Special Shows
Cover charges apply. Call to RSVP.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 ~ 8:00pm - Midnight
w/ Ron Teixeira Trio
Hella is a writer and singer from Israel. She moved to the states on 2012. Hella is well known for her international and unique style. She started performing at the age of 18 while doing her service in the IDF. Later on she was discovered by a well known producer who introduced her to the music industry. Ever since then Hella performed all over the world in the most luxurious private and corporate events alongside musicians like George Michael, Boney m, Philip kirkorov, Nikolay Baskov , Alla Pugacheva, Michael Shufutinsky and many more. Now you too can enjoy fragrances from all over the world with Hella's great selection of songs and styles.

Friday, July 8, 2016 ~ 8:30pm - Midnight
Saturday, July 9, 2016 ~ 8:00pm - Midnight
Juanita Dixon
Juanita Dixon is one of the most established blues, jazz and R & B singers to ever hail from South Florida. Bluuze Mama Juanita Dixon is no stranger to working with legendary musicians and top notch bands, packing houses worldwide with the likes of Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Sam & Dave, Jimmy Dee and Florida’s own Dr. Lonnie Smith. A native of Nassau, Bahamas Juanita moved to South Florida to study with the late Cannonball Adderley and her career soared like it was “shot from a cannon” from that point forward. Juanita travels worldwide playing in the finest of company at historic venues such as the Apollo Theater, Mother Blues and Baby Grand.

Friday, July 22, 2016 ~ 8:30pm - Midnight
Valerie Gillespie
Valerie Gillespie was born in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, where at the ripe old age of eight she picked up a saxophone for the first time. She was paid for her first professional gig at the age of fourteen and has been playing ever since, though not strictly on stage. Valerie paid her dues in the university classrooms just like the rest of us, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a major in Classical Saxophone Not content to stop there, she went on to get her Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Being a well-rounded player is something that is very important to Valerie. She might be seen one night playing classical pieces with the Florida Orchestra, the next evening playing with a jazz band in the park, then on Sunday morning you will usually find her playing in church.

Ask her which of her horns she likes most and she will certainly say it is her alto sax, a Selmar Mark VI that she bought in 1976 when she was just a young tyke. Since those days she has also acquired a Selmer tenor and baritone sax, as well as a Yamaha Custom soprano sax, flute, piccolo, and a Buffet clarinet. Valerie is an accomplished vocalist as well, with such influences as Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae, Diane Schuur, and many others.

Valerie has been fortunate enough to have played with many of the great entertainers of our time, including; Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Ben Vereen, Joan Rivers, Ray Charles, Jon Faddis, Steve Allen, Anthony Newley. And, she has traveled extensively with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra in the U.S. and Japan. Locally, you may have seen Valerie playing with Dan McMillion, Theo Valentin, JoAnn Samson, Belinda Womack and many other very talented musicians from the Tampa Bay Area.


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