Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gold Coast Jazz Presents Houston Person W/ Shelly Berg Jazz Trio Jan 11, 2017 in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Gold Coast Jazz Society - 
Jazz Standards, by
Above-Standard Artists!

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the Gold Coast Jazz Society continues their 25th season with the presentation of the renowned jazz saxophonist, Houston Person with the Shelly Berg.  The concert takes place at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale at 7:45pm.  Single tickets are available for $50 per person.  Student and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID.  To purchase tickets call the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222, online at https://www.browardcenter.org/ or www.goldcoastjazz.org

This January 11 jazz concert, Houston Person - A Legend of the Great American Songbook, with the Shelly Berg Trio, includes an evening of jazz standards.  A legendary tenor sax artist, Person, is “one of the best! He’s got bull chops,” claimed Dizzy Gillespie.  Best known for his long time affiliation with Etta Jones, Person has recorded everything from disco and gospel to pop and R&B, in addition to his trademark – velvet-toned straight-ahead jazz and soulful hard bop. Recently Person has performed with vocalist Barbara Morrison, the great Ernie Andrews and in the past has worked with Ernestine Anderson, Della Griffin and Dakota Staton.

Shelly Berg, an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger, Dean of the UM Frost School of Music and Grammy nominee, has performed with just about everyone in the jazz business.  “Shelly Berg is a powerhouse pianist who always swings hard and whose technique is comparable to Oscar Peterson’s,” says the LA Jazz Scene.   Berg is renowned for his collaborations with numerous vocalists. He has performed, recorded, or arranged for Gloria Estefan, Patti Austin, Bobby McFerrin, Kurt Elling, Michael Feinstein, Renée Fleming, Gregory Porter, Aretha Franklin, Tierney Sutton, Janelle Monáe, Queen Latifa, Lorraine Feather, Monica Mancini, Rita Moreno, Ricky Martin, Kevin Spacey, Dionne Warwick, Carmen Bradford, and many more.   Rounding out the Shelly Berg Trio will be Chuck Bergeron on bass and John Yarling on drums. 

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312


The February 21 “The Summit: Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6” will be coming to town!  This concert at Parker Playhouse, a co-promotion with the Broward Center, features these two world-renowned award-winning vocal groups.  The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards, and a range of styles that covers nearly every genre of popular music; from jazz to swing, from gospel to R&B. The tour of this show marks the 40th Anniversary of The Manhattan Transfer for their debut recording on Atlantic Records.  Original members Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, and Cheryl Bentyne and their newest member will honor founding member Tim Hauser.   Take 6 shares their crystal clear harmony, innovative arrangements and funky grooves, demonstrating why this sextet is recognized as the preeminent a Capella group in the world.  TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION
As part of a new agreement with Motéma Music, jazz pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson headed back into the recording studio for a very intimate look at the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein with “Many a New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein).”  Her concert for the Gold Coast Jazz Society on March 8 will feature many of the favorites from this album and the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, tunes with “gorgeous melodies, near perfect lyrics, music that begs to be sung,” - Karrin Allyson.  TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION

On April 12, The Bossa Nova Wave rolls into town.  The Bossa Nova Wave is richly recreated and reminiscent of the performances of Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd with legendary jazz clarinetist, Ken Peplowski and one of today’s greatest guitarist, Diego Figueiredo.   Peplowski is the leading clarinetist in jazz today and has performed with a litany of who’s who of the jazz world.  Figueiredo hails from Brazil and is considered one of the most talented guitarists in the world today.  TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION 
To round out the season, on May 10, 2017 we will feature the South Florida Jazz Orchestra and two special vocalists.  Continuing the celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th year, jazz vocalist Johnny Rodgers joins forces with vocalist David Pruyn and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra for an evening that will include the jazz favorites of Frank Sinatra, nicknamed “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” and Mel Tormé, known as “The Velvet Fog”.  Led by Chuck Bergeron, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra is a modern Big Band comprised of some of the best Jazz musicians, studio musicians, and Jazz educators in the southeast who have performed and toured with many of the greatest artists in Jazz and Popular music.  TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the 25th Anniversary Jazz Concert Series, go to www.goldcoastjazz.org. The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and musical services provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. 

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and is supported by Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County.  Concert Series sponsors include American National Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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