Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Manhattan Transfer Founding Member Janice Siegel to Open South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens

The Voice of A Generation 
- Janice Siegel -
Opening a Spectacular
Season of JAZZ 
at Pinecrest Gardens

Saturday, October 21, 2017 ~ Gates 6:30, Show 8pm 
Pre-concert dinner available. Menu available the week prior to event.
 For more information and menu of the night, please call (305)669-6990. 

South Motors Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens opens October 21st with one of the greatest female jazz voices around, 10 time Grammy Award Winner and 17 time Grammy Nominee, Janice Siegel (founding member of Manhattan Transfer) but in addition to her long time relationship with Manhattan Transfer, she has had an outstanding solo career of her own that includes 10 solo albums. Her show is titled Ella + Gershwin = LOVE, and you guessed it, the program, a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald, showcasing much of the beloved Gershwin songbook along with other great jazz standards. Joining her on stage will be the South Florida Jazz Orchestra who will be performing one of the most outstanding renditions of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a Grammy Award Winning arrangement of Gershwin’s orchestral masterpiece transposed for big band by Gordon Goodwin.
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For Information Call: 305.669.6990
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
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South Motors Jazz at 
Pinecrest Gardens 2017 -2018

In November South Motors Jazz presents for the first time on the Banyan Bowl stage, Latin Grammy Award Winner and Grammy Award Nominee Nestor Torres, hailed as one of the best jazz flautists on the world stage today. Renowned for his broad and varied repertoire and stunning technique, this jazz artist will mesmerize you with the ethereal sounds of his instrument and his amazing musicality. 

In December the series features Grammy Award Winning jazz trumpeter, Brian Lynch. For those of you who were in the audience when Branford Marsalis performed, if you recall, Branford called Brian on stage to join him in one of the songs they performed that evening. Brian is a world class, internationally renowned jazz musician, and destined to give a performance you will long remember. 

January welcomes the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. This is a night of great Big Band Jazz that needs no further explanation. Their name, and their DNA speaks for itself. 

February will feature National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master, and the “father of them all”, the great Ellis Marsalis Jr. and the Ellis Marsalis Trio bringing you the very best of New Orleans Jazz. 

March welcomes back the man considered to be the greatest percussionist in the world today, Miami’s own Sammy Figueroa who is bringing with him all the way from Rio one of Brazil’s premier jazz vocalists, Glacuia Nasser. Not so very long ago they recorded a critically acclaimed album together called “Talisman” that infuses the sultry Samba and Bossa Nova sounds together with percussive Latin rhythms. This will be one of the most memorable nights of Brazilian influenced jazz you will ever experience. 

Finally comes April – when South Motors Jazz will present a group of performers that have sold more than 10 million records in their decades of writing and performing the most delicious music that I’m sure most of you are very familiar with, Spyro Gyra. Saxophonist Jerry Beckenstein is still revered as one of the premier jazz artists and Sax Masters, and in a career that spans generations, they are today, sounding and performing better than ever.

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Outside food, beverage or alcohol is not permitted.
Children not admitted without a guardian.
Event programming subject to change.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Heidi's Jazz Club - A Mainstay of Live Jazz in Florida!

HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB
Ramping Up to the BEST
Season Ever!
Designated by DownBeat Magazine 
as one of the world's top 2016 jazz venues!

7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa BeachFL 32931
heidisjazzclub.com   (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. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Hubrouck Wednesday through Sunday in the adjacent Heidelberg Restaurant

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

      

UPCOMING SHOW HIGHLIGHTS!
Fri, Oct 13: Miss Jacqueline Jones
Fri & Sat, Oct 20-21: Jesse Jones Jr.
Sat, Nov 18: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
1st show—6:00 pm, 2nd show—8:15 pm; $35 Admission each show.
CALL NOW TO RSVP!
(321)783-4559

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Pat Ramsey Memorial Benefit for Big Bend Hospice October 14, 2017 In Tallahassee FL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
The Big Bend Area's
Best Day of Music and
Community

"This Was His Wish, To Give Back."

This will be the 9th year of this event benefiting Big Bend Hospice in Pat's honor. Pat Ramsey was a well-known and loved person, musician and blues singer around the globe. Pat passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 but his music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans. This annual gathering brings together all of these people for a celebration like no other in Florida.

Music will be held on the inside stage and outside stage under the Mossy Oaks - and around the bonfire into the night. Come hear the blues, jazz, funk, bluegrass and Americana and spend time with the best of the Big Bend area, and beyond, musicians. This is a day of real music made by real people in a real place in northern Florida.

RVs welcome - make it a weekend stay. Save the date & we'll see you at the gate!  Need a hotel?

2017 Performers:
OAKS STAGE (Outside)
Brown Goose Band 2-3pm
Bill Pandolfi Trio & Friends 3:30-4:30pm
Swingin' Harpoon 5-6pm
Lauren Mitchell 6:30-7:30pm
Jerry Thigpen Trio 8-9pm

SAW STAGE (Inside)
C.S.Holt Blues Band 2:30-3:30pm
Mary Everhart Band 4-5pm
Good Little Chickens 5:30-6:30pm
Major Bacon w/ 
Choo Choo Charlie McGin 7-8:15pm
Frank Jones Band w/ 
Special Guests 
9-10:30pm 
(w/ Live Radio Coverage 
by The Path - FM 106.1)
HighTest 10:45pm-12:30am

FIRE STAGE 
Old Soul Revival 1-2pm
Lamar "Doc" Alley 3-3:30pm
Mike Howell & Tom O'Kane 4:30-5pm
Lisa Barry Trio 6-6:30pm
Lori Kline 7:30-8pm
Debi Jordan 9:30pm-til?


SPONSORSHIP PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in this year’s 9th Annual Big Bend Hospice benefit in memory of Pat Ramsey on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Bradfordville Blues Club located at 7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee, FL.

Proceeds will be used to support patients and families as they face the difficult challenges that come from dealing with a life-limiting illness.  Your support for this event will provide additional funding to support essential programs like music therapy, children’s bereavement, emergency care and patient support.

We look forward to having you join us this year as a sponsor as you enjoy a day of fun for a great cause.  As always, we will have three stages with great bands, inside and outside of the club.  There will be raffle drawings with prizes awarded, 50/50 drawings, a silent auction, food vendors and a live radio broadcast from 106.1 “The Path” of the Frank Jones Band performance.

We are in need of items for our silent auction and raffle drawing.  If you would like to become a sponsor, or donate an auction item, please contact Debbi Ramsey, event coordinator.

Come join the fun and support a great cause at the Big Bend Hospice benefit in memory of Pat Ramsey.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contacts for Sponsorship and Info:

Debbi Ramsey
Event Coordinator
850-597-6131
debbiramsey@gmail.com

Nikki Jones
Nikki053107@gmail.com
850-570-4475
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
AT
Bradfordville Blues Club
7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850)906-0766
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Pat Ramsey Biography

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1953, Pat Ramsey began playing the harmonica at the age of 17. After a couple of years honing his chops while hitchhiking around the US, Pat joined the Bunny Brooks Band in Denver (an offshoot of the 60's band, Jam Factory) in 1973.

In 1978, he impressed Rick Derringer, who told Johnny Winter of this "long haired kid in Denver" who played a mean harp! Johnny liked what he heard so much that he hired Pat to play all the harp parts on the album "White Hot and Blue".

In late 1978, Pat met Butch Trucks of Allman Brothers fame. After a couple of sizzling jams in Colorado with Butch and his band, Trucks, Pat signed on, and made the long move to Tallahassee, Florida. When the Allman Brothers Band reunited in 1979, Butch disbanded Trucks and introduced Pat to a local Tallahassee band called Crosscut Saw.

Julien Kasper, a seventeen year old guitar prodigy and Pat became partners and the band quickly thinned from seven to four when they decided to take the band on the road. In the next five years, Pat and Crosscut Saw played every Juke Joint and Roadhouse from Key West to Connecticut. They opened for B.B. King (twice), Johnny Winter, Johnny Van Zandt, .38 Special, Bobby Bland, The Nighthawks, and others. Before disbanding, Crosscut Saw released their album "Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know". Crosscut Saw's annual reunions are still one of Tallahassee's top draws!

In 1985, the Pat Ramsey Band was formed when Julien opted to study Jazz at the graduate level. They opened for many notables as well, including a seven-city tour of Florida (in 1987) with his old friend Johnny Winter.

Pat moved to Sarasota, Florida, in 1991, to play with his friend from the Freddie King band, guitarist Greg Poulos. The Poulos-Ramsey Band was born. Within months they were opening for acts like Charlie Musselwhite, Solomon Burke, Albert Collins, Ronnie Earl, James Cotton, and Pinetop Perkins. Jerry Wexler hailed them as "Sarasota's ONLY Blues Band"! Two years later, they were ready to make the jump to Memphis, TN. Alas, while Pat was busy scouting gigs in Memphis, tragedy struck Greg's family in Florida, bringing a premature end to this endeavor.

A new face in a new city, Pat began dealing craps in a casino on the muddy Mississippi River, an hour south of Memphis. Jamming on Beale Street on his days off, Pat was quickly accepted by local musicians and was hired to play at "Blues City Cafe" as part of the house band. Living out of a trailer in a nearby fish camp, Pat scrimped and saved for the next two years.

With the help of his old friend Julien Kasper (now PROFESSOR Julien Kasper at Berklee College of Music, Boston) and some of the best local Memphis musicians, Pat produced the aptly titled CD "Its About Time". The CD received very strong reviews and Pat began touring once again. Pat's stellar live performances with The Blues Disciples produced the live CD's, "Live at the Grand", and "Live at the Big Bend Blues Bash" and the posthumously released "Live in Key West".

Pat passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 but his music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Buckingham Blues Bar - October Touring Acts and THE RETURN OF BACKYARD BLUES FESTS!

May be in the country,
but NOT country blues!

5641 Buckingham Rd. 
Fort Myers, FL 33905
buckinghambar.com (239)693-7111

UPCOMING SHOWS!

Oct 13: Rusty Wright Band
Oct 20: John Nemeth
Oct 28: Backyard Blues Fests Return w/
Jeff Jensen Band & TBA!


*Special Event*
Nov 11: Ray Wylie Hubbard
TICKETS

General Info - call for specifics:
Every Wed: Blues Jam, 8-11pm.

Every Sat w/o Blues Fest: Eclectic Electric, 2-6pm w/
Tommy Lee Cook, T-Bone Funk & Larry Bell.
Every Sun: Open Blues Jam, 3-6pm.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows,
free or pay, are no-smoking.
Backyard Blues Fest:
10am Bar Opens.
1pm Gate Opens.
2pm Show Start.

***BAR HOURS***

Monday - Friday, 2pm - Close

Saturday & Sunday, 11am - Close



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Giving Hunger the Blues & Jazz on the Bay - Sarasota's Longstanding Tradition of Helping with Music

2 Stages w/ National, 
Regional and Local Artists
to Benefit Kids in the Community!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 ~ 11:30am - 9:30pm
 Van Wenzel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 
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JAZZ STAGE 
Gumbi Ortiz & New Groove City
Booker Jazz Ensemble

R&B STAGE
Fogt’s Music All Stars 
Ship of Fools
Rock Soul Radio


Friday, October 27, 2017 ~ 9pm-midnight
(Main Stage)
Giving Hunger the Boos w/
Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul 
featuring the Hellacious Horns

Giving Hunger The Blues, Sarasota's Preeminent Music Festival. Starting at 12:00 PM (with gates opening at 11:30 so you can grab your spot on the bay) and going through 9:30 PM, rain or shine. Giving Hunger the Blues is proud to present a full day of local, regional and national music on two stages and a selection of the area's most delicious restaurants and food vendors and retail businesses.

LIVE MUSIC is always the main attraction at Giving Hunger the Blues, which always brings phenomenal talent to please the always happy crowd. Previous artists over the years include names such as AC/DC's Brian Johnson, The Allman Brothers Band's Dan Toler, and Rick Derringer, just to name a few.

Our mission is to feed, protect and nurture the kids in our community by providing meals to families in need, especially during the holiday season. Established by the Generoso Foundation in 1996, Giving Hunger the Blues has generated more than $1.6 million with all proceeds of this providing meals for needy families especially during the holiday season.





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Miami's Sunshine Jazz Presents The Danny Burger Quartet Oct 22nd at Miami Shores Country Club

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents
Danny Burger Quartet
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Trap drummer extraordinaire, Danny Burger, hails from Rochester, N.Y. His credits are impressive: Caesar’s Palace Atlantic City & Las Vegas, the Merv Griffin Show, and countless clubs and festivals. He’s played with legends including: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, James Moody, Joe Williams, Billy Eckstein, Johnny Hartman, Ernestine Anderson and Eartha Kitt. Recordings include: Lou Donaldson, Jesse Jones Jr., Eric Allison, Eddie Higgins, Nicole Henry, and he was recently inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.  Danny plays every song with his whole heart and soul, and watching Danny play is a very cool experience. His Quartet will feature three more excellent musicians ~ Chris LaBarbera on trumpet & vocals, Ralph D’Ovidio on keyboards & vocals, and the great Don Coffman on upright bass. 

Join us for an evening of First-Class Jazz and more on Sunday, October 22nd from 6PM-9PM at Miami Shores Country Club. 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. General Admission is $20/SJO Members $15. Become an SJO member at the door and admission is FREE!  MSCC features a music lounge overlooking the golf course with cash bar, full menu with table and bar service, and free parking. Reserve your seats at SunJazzOrg@aol.com or contact (954)554-1800; (305)693-2594. Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors for helping us keep Jazz Alive since 1986! 


Save the Date!
January 28, 2018
The Sunshine Jazz Organization’s 31st 
Anniversary Celebration w/ Richie Cole!

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.
SJO EVENTS ARE ADA COMPLIANT

Sunshine Jazz Organization
Celebrating Our 30th Season!
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800
www.sunshinejazz.org
  
Promoting America's Precious Art Form 

in South Florida Since 1986
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