Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunshine Jazz Presents Carole Ann Taylor w/ The Jim Gasior Quartet

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents
An Evening of Exquisite Jazz w/
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fortunate for South Florida's jazz lovers, Carole Ann Taylor has recently returned to her vocal career after a 25 year hiatus with a focus on her children and businesses. Ms. Taylor has performed throughout the U.S.A. and Caribbean and among Taylor's many career highlights, she was the recipient of a five year contract from Duke Ellington in 1970! Ms. Taylor studied under Ellington’s vocal coach, Luther Henderson as well as Brooks Alexander and has performed with numerous Jazz greats including Lionel Hampton, Cedar Walton, Buck Clayton and Danny Mixon to name just a few. She has also played with several South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame recipients - Pete Minger, Eric Knight, Billy Rolle, Jimmy Crawford, Jet Nero, Don Mosely and Ray Ray.  Taylor's many Miami appearances include the former Playboy Club, Tobacco Road, The Mutiny, Jazid, Casablanca on the Bay and the Betsy Hotel. Carole Ann Taylor will be accompanied by The Jim Gasior Quartet! 

Please join us for this very special evening of exquisite Jazz! Sunday, April 23rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. Admission is $20/SJO Members $15. Become an SJO member at the door and admission is FREE!  MSCC features a retro lounge overlooking the links with cash bar, a full menu and free parking. Reserve your seats at, (954)554-1800; (305)693-2594. 


Friday 5/5: Music in The Park featuring 
The Yvonne Brown Quintet, and 
The Ricky Williams Band

Versatile song stylist, Yvonne Brown has performed throughout the U.S.A., Canada and the Caribbean. Her career included early stints at New York’s Copacabana, The Sahara Las Vegas, Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City’s Tropicana. Along with her husband, bassist Charlie Brown, they’ve made South Fla. home, playing a steady calendar including Disney World's Pleasure Island and the best hotels, clubs and cruise lines. Yvonne has performed with Jazz greats including Jesse Jones, Jr., Dolph Castellano, Eric Allison, Melton Mustafa, Mike Gerber and Jon Frangipane. The Yvonne Brown Quintet will feature Jesse Jones, Jr. on Alto Sax, Brian Murphy at the Piano, Paul Shewchuk on Double Bass and Lenny Steinberg on the Drums. 

Ricky Williams is a singer, composer & multi-instrumentalist with a very soulful style of smooth Jazz and Rhythm & Blues. Blind since 6 years old, Ricky started his career at 9, first on the drums then piano at 14. He’s performed at The Village Gate, the New Cotton Club and many NYC clubs, and has played with Bette Midler, Roy Ayers, Sister Sledge, Luther Vandross and Patti LaBelle. He’s friends with Stevie Wonder and was present during the recording of Superstition and played on “Soundbook”! Ricky has performed with many bands and as a solo act including 11 years at The Forge on Miami Beach. Ricky Williams & The Gang will feature Jeff Zavac on Tenor Sax, Elvis Taylor on Drums and Clyde McPhatter on Guitar.

Music in the Park, Friday, May 5th from 6:30pm-9:00pm at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex Amphitheater. FREE! 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. Ample seating with free parking. Info (305)474-3011;

Co-sponsored by SJO, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, and the City of Miami Gardens.

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
Celebrating Our 30th Season!
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800

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