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The StayInMay Festival (formerly the
ArtsNaples World Festival Inc.) has now produced five world-class festivals
with over 60,000 attendees featuring the best of the cultural arts of Russia,
the Latin Americas, Italy and France. Throughout multiple and unique venues
across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning
art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and
orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples
with amazing talent from around the globe.
The Ritz Theatre and Museum is proud to welcome Cuban musician, Harold López-Nussa on Sunday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Havana based composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa is a musician whose musical voice is now being heard around the world. El Viaje (The Journey), López-Nussa’s recent debut release on Mack Avenue Records, visits many genres of music and travels smoothly between Harold’s classical, native and jazz inspirations. Soon after release, the album reached No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Chart and No. 2 on Amazon’s Jazz Chart.
The recording features The Harold López-Nussa Trio with younger brother Ruy López-Nussa on drums and percussion, himself a star in the distinguished López-Nussa Family of renowned Cuban musicians. Recent performances at The Montreux, Monterey, Montreal and Tokyo Jazz Festivals; The Kennedy Center; and The San Francisco Jazz Center have fortified Harold’s reputation as a profound musician of rising stature who has fully integrated his classical training and love of the jazz continuum with his Cuban roots and soul.
About the Ritz Theatre and Museum
The Ritz Theatre and Museum, located in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of La Villa, celebrating the artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora with museum exhibits, concerts, films, lectures, dance and dramatic arts.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
Open Stage Club is one block north of Miracle Mile and one block west of Douglas Road (37 Avenue). Open Stage Club is located on the street level of a municipal parking garage with plenty of convenient parking (garage entrance around the corner on Aragon Avenue). There is metered parking available on the street. Our advice is to park in the garage so you don't have to worry about the meter.
Work has begun on the MAY issue, and we are currently taking orders. We begin placements immediately on orders placed and paid for, so if we took your order for MAY today, you would receive the balance of APRIL exposure at no additional cost.
Also, our prices INCLUDE artwork creation, if needed, that you can use elsewhere as you please. That alone provides a tremendous savings of money if you take it elsewhere for creation or a tremendous savings in time if you do it yourself, at a level of professionalism that has kept us in business for over 10 years. Package prices start at $120 per month, and every package includes full platform placements of: 1) Display ad in monthly magazine, 2) Banner ads, 3) News Blog posting with social media distribution, 4) Email blast, and 5) Premium listing.
The order deadline for the MAY 2017 issue is 4/25/17.
We are currently looking for Cover Features ($250) for August & September and spotlight features ($50) are available every month. Also now taking Cover Features for 2018. Please note a promotion package must be purchased in conjunction with all features.
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Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila's music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for "2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz. Live in Concert was in rotation at 73 radio stations in North America. Laila is also a member of the all female New York based neo-Classical crossover quartet Rose & the Nightingale whose members tour with Grammy award-winner Esperanza Spalding. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She currently splits her time between New York City and Toronto.
Laila Biali – vocals, piano
Matt Aronoff – bass
Ben Wittman – drums
Night Is Alive manages some of the most intriguing and inventive musicians of our time. They are internationally known, respected and honored. Booking Now For 2017 and 2018 in Clubs, Concerts and Festivals.
Winner of the 2015 Downbeat Readers Poll and 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year, Gary Smulyan is recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach -- and perhaps most importantly – a strong and incisive wit. Smulyan carries on the rich tradition of the jazz organ quartet, first explored by jazz heavyweights such as Fats Waller and Count Basie in the 1920s, with his own jazz organ quartet featuring jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Mike LeDonne and drummer Joe Farnsworth.
With an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression, Willie Jones III is one of the world's leading jazz drummers. Jones brings together five of his gifted, world-renowned friends to form an all-star jazz sextet....WJ3 All-Stars.
Tenor saxophonist, Jeff Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists like Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter. He has performed at festivals and venues around the world. The Rupert Group blends jazz excellence with the vocal mastery of 22 year-old jazz singing phenom and runner up in the 2015 prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, Veronica Swift, along with piano accompaniment from highly acclaimed, Richard Drexler. Marty Morell on drums and Ben Kramer on bass round out the group.
The Bill Cunliffe Trio Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his swinging and lyrical pianism. He performs around the world as a leader and sideman as well as a soloist with symphony orchestras. In the Bill Cunliffe Trio, Cunliffe teams with bassist, Martin Wind, and drummer, Tim Horner, to create a piano-driven exposé of some of the most popular Jazz music today.
Call to learn more about their availability and performances.