Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Miami's Sunshine Jazz Presents Brenda Alford in August and Celebrates 30 Years w/ Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lou Donaldson in October

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents

Brenda Alford

Sunday, August 28, 2016 ~ 6-9pm

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series continues on the fourth Sunday in August with a very special presentation by a true South Florida treasure. Respected vocalist, composer, educator, actor  and recording artist, Ms. Brenda Alford will grace the stage at Miami Shores Country Club from 6pm - 9pm. Brenda will be joined by her fabulous band featuring Antulio Mora on Piano, Paul Shewchuk on upright Bass, Jesse Jones, Jr. on Saxophone and last but not least, Lenny Steinberg on Drums!

Since meeting Ella Fitzgerald in her hometown of Baltimore in 1978, Brenda Alford has traveled along many performance avenues. Her accomplishments include recording on Blue Note with piano legend Horace Silver, performing with saxophone innovator Flip Phillips, and recording and performing a tribute with Billy Marcus to Lionel Hampton for his 90th Birthday at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Brenda has performed with jazz greats including Pete Minger, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Ron Carter, Philly Jo Jones and Tommy Flanagan. 

Brenda attended the Univ. of Miami as a jazz vocal performance major, and her compositions have been performed by the award-winning U of M Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Larry Lapin.  Her own recordings include “Brenda Alford Live at Morgan State,” “Last Night In Baltimore,” and “My Favorite Things” - recorded live at the Old Dillard Museum with The Othello Molineaux Quartet, and she’s performed in two movies - Jon Waters’ “Hairspray” and Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”. Brenda tells us she’ll be singing songs from some of the great singers of Jazz, Blues and R&B, plus some new original compositions at the SJO’s event. We will surely be in for a treat!

Antulio Mora on Piano
Paul Shewchuk on upright Bass
Jesse Jones, Jr. on Saxophone
Lenny Steinberg on Drums

Sunday, August 28, 2016 ~ 6-9pm
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 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ 7-11pm
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Lou Donaldson

Full Dinner Menu Available
Cash Bar
Free Parking
GA $50 / SJO Members $40
Info/Reservations (305)693-2594
or Email SunJazzOrg@aol.com

Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138
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
Our 30th Season of Jazz
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800

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