Monday, July 18, 2016

South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration July 24, 2016

South Florida 
Jazz Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony & Celebration!

Sunshine Jazz Organization is proud to announce 
this 7th installment of the very important tribute 
founded in 2009 by international recording artist, 
Jazz vocalist and SJO founding member, 
Ms. Alice Day. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016 ~ 6-9pm

“The South Florida Jazz Hall Of Fame idea had been on the back burner for far too long. The realization was past due and, in January 2009, the work actually began. In an effort to pay homage to, show appreciation for, and pay tribute to some of South Florida’s legends, present and past, this is a mere “thank you”. We honor those who made/make it possible for us to participate and prosper, and those who have made an impact in the world of Jazz on these South Florida shores, and on the world stage. 

We are proud of our heritage and of the contributions South Florida has made and continues to make for the preservation and authenticity of a culture, of a people, and of America’s classical music, Jazz. Although we feel this acknowledgement is gaining ground, it was, as stated above, long past due. We have so many who are deserving of this distinction, so we can look forward to many more induction ceremonies." - Ms. Alice Day

This year we celebrate the induction of our chosen 2015 honorees:
1. Tony Castellano - Piano *
2. Don Cohen – Promoter *
3. John “Spider” Martin – Saxophone *
4. Nicole Yarling – Vocalist/Violin/Educator
5. Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B3 Organ
6. Duffy Jackson - Drums

* Posthumously

Please join your South Florida Jazz community as we bear witness to this wonderful and historic annual event on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at Miami Shores Country Club. The festivities will be presented from 6:00PM until 9:00PM so come prepared to have a very good time – eat, drink, be merry and honor those who have kept, and continue to keep, the Jazz flame burning! The Sunshine Jazz Organization will also sponsor a Silent Auction featuring some great Jazz memorabilia. 

Alice Day
P. O. BOX 681786, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33168

Past Inductees: Cannonball Adderley, China Valles, Sandrell Rivers, Melton Mustafa, Mel Dancy, Eric Allison, Lenny Zief, Alice Day, Ira Sullivan, Billy Marcus, Don Mosely Billy Rolle, Nancy Murphy, Charles Austin, Jesse Jones Jr., Dolph Castellano, Ed Bell, Jaco Pastorius, Othello Molineaux, Bobby Thomas, Jr., Gary Duchaine, Jackie Davis, Alan Grant, Paquito D’Rivera, Myrtle Jones, Jet Nero, Joe Donato, Sam Jones, Simon Salz, David Nuby, Len Pace, Nestor Torres, Pete Minger, Jimmy Crawford, Panama Francis, Eric Knight, Sr.. 

The Sunshine Jazz Organization was founded in 1986 in Miami, Florida by a group of Jazz lovers, musicians, educators and supporters including Jazz radio icon, the late Charles “China” Valles. Our common denominator was, and is, love and respect for JAZZ - America’s indigenous, classical music. Almost thirty years later the SJO continues to present concerts, showcases and educational presentations. We co-sponsor community events which offer accessibility of free live Jazz and cultural arts for all ages. Your member and sponsor support is deeply appreciated!

Join us on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 6-9pm at 
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138
Gen Admission $20. /SJO Members $15. 
Become a member or renew your membership 
at the door and admission is FREE!  

MSCC features a great lounge with Cash Bar/Full Menu/Free Parking.  
Info: SJO (954)554-1800; MSCC (305)795-2360. 

Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors! 

SJO programming is presented with support of the 
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade 
County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Sunshine Jazz Organization's events are ADA compliant.

Sunshine Jazz Organization
In Our 30th Season of Jazz
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800


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