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Featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci, & Danilo Pérez With The FSU Chamber Winds, Conducted By Richard Clary Thursday, April 13, 2017 ~ 7:30pm Ruby Diamond Concert Hall Florida State University Westcott Building
222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee FL 32306 MAP OpeningNights.fsu.edu Tickets Info
Wayne Shorter is one of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz. Regarded as a pioneer since his emergence in the 1950s, Shorter’s trajectory has restlessly embodied continual exploration and unencumbered momentum. A generation of musicians and fans see and hear him as a humble master who created a timeless vocabulary as vital as it is unbound. "The Unfolding" is a contemporary work commissioned by Opening Nights Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music (Wroclaw, Poland). This new piece is inspired by recent scientific interpretations of the Big Bang theory that describe the expansion of the universe as an “unfolding” of matter in the time and space continuum.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed Noon-Midnight, Thu-Sat Noon-3am, Sun 2-10pm. Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm. Tapas menu available all day & night. Inside table service is a first come first serve basis. After 8pm tables are only reserved for Bottle and Specialty Cocktail Pitcher service. For Bottle Service and/or Specialty Cocktail Pitchers table reservations email: info@BallAndChainMiami.com. For Special Event Planning CLICK HERE. NEED A HOTEL?
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.
Hours: Wed-Sun 5pm-1am
Closed Mon & Tues
APRIL SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT #1 Friday, March 31, 2017 ~ 8:30-12pm ~ $15 Saturday, April 1, 2017 ~ 8:00-12pm ~ $15 Nancy Kelly w/ Terry Myers
Nancy’s live performances are legendary. She has earned many awards and enlisted fans from around the globe. In a market place where wispy voices and shallow emotions abound, Ms. Kelly is a breath of fresh air…or should we say, smoky air; she takes us back to the time when jazz – and that includes vocal jazz -- was an authentic expression of real emotion. Terry’s, dynamic career has enabled him to appear with such talented players as Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (Buddy Morrow), Bob Haggert, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Warren Vache', Kenny Davern, Marty Grosz, Major Holly, Mousey Alexander, Flip Phillips, Walt Lavinsky, Bill Allred, John Allred, Wild Bill Davison, Chubby Jackson, Duffy Jackson, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Higgins, Bobby Rosengarten, Larry Elgart, Vince Giordano, and a host of others.
CALL NOW TO RSVP! (321)783-4559 EMAIL NOW TO RSVP: Heidi@HeidisJazzClub.com RSVP via ONLINE FORM There are admission charges for special performances, all ticket sales are final. APRIL SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT #2 Saturday, April 15, 2017 ~ 4-6pm ~ $20 Tomas Lopez Quartet Personnel: Tomas Lopez Michael De Jesus Yaniv Cohen Leah Johnson Performing: Grieg Quartet No.1 in G Minor & Mendelssohn Quartet No.6 in F Minor Tomas Lopez is a eighteen year old from Florida concluding his first year at Florida International University as concert master of the Symphony orchestra. His passion is performing the violin. He began his violin studies at the age of ten, before his family moved from Japan. His more focused studies began in Florida, under the direction of Space Coast Symphony Concertmaster, Carey Moorman. He is very grateful for his generous instruction, all the more so because he encouraged him to take regular lessons from a second teacher, another esteemed Concertmaster, Alvaro Gomez. He currently studies violin with renowned professor, Michael Klotz at FIU. He served as first violinist for the Chamber Ensembles of Quartet Movement in Brevard. He has served as concertmaster of the Florida Young Artist Orchestra (FYAO) in Orlando, Concertmaster of the (CYA) Creative Young Artists' (Philharmonic Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has also been consistently selected for both the Brevard All-County and Florida All-State Orchestras, in addition to receiving many Superior ratings as an ensemble musician and soloist for Florida Orchestra Association's District and State Festivals. He has attended the Miami Music Festival (MMF), the Orfeo International Music Festival in Italy (OIMF), and the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF). During his time at OIMF, he competed in the International competition as the youngest competitor, and was awarded the “most outstanding performance”, and “natural talent award. Besides these festivals, he has attended others such as: Brevard Music Center NC, Eastern Music Festival, Crescendo International Winter Music Festival, Canon Music Camp, and the Brevard Chamber Music Seminar. As a soloist, He has performed with the CYA Philharmonic, BSYO Symphony, Satellite Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, and with the Coral Gables Symphony for the annual American Ideal X event; his performance of the Mendelssohn violin concerto was broadcasted nationwide through PBS, and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra (SCSO). He performs regularly with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra (SCSO), Florida Metropolitan Orchestra (FMO), served as Principal second violinist with the Villages Philharmonic, and freelances around Florida, when his schedule allows. Leah Johnson began her musical studies in Central Florida on piano at age 6 and cello at age 10. She earned her BM in cello performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, studying with Linc Smelser. Leah earned her MM in cello performance from DePaul University under the instruction of Stephen Balderston (former Assistant Principal of the Chicago Symphony) and played as an associate member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen. At DePaul she also performed with the 20+ Ensemble, dedicated to contemporary repertoire stretching the limits of instrumental technique, in its inaugural season. Leah has further studied at the prestigious Miami Music Festival on full scholarship, the Hot Springs Music Festival twice, and the Credo Chamber Music Festival. Her chamber coaches have included Michael Klotz, Amadi Azakiwe, Robert Waters, and Stephen Clapp. Leah has performed on stage with Johnny Mathis, Little River Band, Il Divo, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, Cirque Musica, and for a PBS TV Special with Fernando Varela and guest Jackie Evancho. She plays with a number of orchestras across Florida including the Villages Philharmonic as Assistant Principal, Florida Lakes Symphony, Gainesville Orchestra, Craig Turley Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, and Imperial Symphony. Chamber ensembles Leah has performed with include the Riverside Chamber Orchestra as soloist, Florida Metropolitan Orchestra, and string quartets including Ensemble Chorda and the Classern Quartet.
Yaniv M. Cohen has performed with Johnny Mathis, Sting, Adam Levine, Josh Groban, Nelly, Kansas, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Mannheim Steamroller, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Yes, Alan Parsons Project, Jackie Evancho, Cirque Musica, Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant, Video Games Live, the Irish Tenors, the Little Rivers Band, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, and others. He also maintains an active performance schedule with several Florida orchestras and has performed with The Bach Festival of Winter Park, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, Florida Lakes Symphony, Space Coast Symphony, Brevard Symphony, the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Space Coast Pops, the Craig Turley Orchestra, The Orlando Philharmonic, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, NSCO, FMO, Symphony of the Americas, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Paducah Symphony in Kentucky. CALL NOW TO RSVP! (321)783-4559 EMAIL NOW TO RSVP: Heidi@HeidisJazzClub.com RSVP via ONLINE FORM There are admission charges for special performances, all ticket sales are final.
APRIL SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT #3 Friday, April 21, 2017 ~ 8:30-midnight Chris Cortez
Chris Cortez, guitarist, vocalist, band leader, concert promoter, and a international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc... He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world. His recordings (hi discography includes over 30 CDs as a leader, sideman, and/or producer) are critically acclaimed.
APRIL SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT #4 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 ~ 7-10pm, $15 TRIBUTE TO BILLY HOLIDAY Featuring: Jarred Armstrong Ashton Gould Eaton Gould Featuring vocalist Kristen Warren
Sybil Gage is an award winning Jazz and Blues singer/songwriter who has been compared to Eartha Kitt, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Laura Nyro, and Janis Joplin. Her latest CD “NOLA Calling” reached #1 on the UVUMI internet Blues charts in 2010, stayed there for 2 months and still bounces around in the top 25. “NOLA Calling” was also nominated for Best Self Produced CD by the International Blues Challenge of Memphis 2011. Space Coast Living Magazine named Sybil Gage ”Best Musician in Brevard County” in 2008, and Sybil has a devoted and growing international following that label’s themselves as “Sybilized.” Sybil’s love for her hometown of New Orleans is evident in every part of her performance and hats and boa’s are a big part of her New Orlean’s style.