Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gold Coast Jazz Series Opens Nov 14 with Internationally Acclaimed Antonio Adolfo & SF Jazz Orchestra

Gold Coast Jazz
2018-2019 Jazz Concert Series
Begins Wednesday Nov. 14TH at the
Amaturo Theater/Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
South Florida Jazz Orchestra & 
Antonio Adolfo
An Evening of Latin Jazz

The Grammy Award-nominated Latin Jazz pianist Antonio Adolfo,
joins forces with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra for this great
musical tribute Latin Jazz. The South Florida Jazz Orchestra, led
by Chuck Bergeron, 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.

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 southeastern part of the United States. The members have performed and toured with many of the greatest artists in Jazz and Popular music. These musicians’ careers include tenure with the Big Bands of Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Maynard Ferguson, and artists from Stan Getz, Dave Grusin, and James Moody to Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, and Joe Williams. Big Band veteran Chuck Bergeron put this group together as a “Labor of Love” to provide the South Florida community with an opportunity to hear classic and modern works for large Jazz ensemble, and to present concerts featuring a wide variety of musical guests. They have produced concerts featuring many great artists, including Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Mahogany, Eddie Daniels, Tom Scott, Wayne Bergeron, and Mark O’Connor.

Chuck Bergeron/Director
Bassist, Chuck Bergeron, is the Professor Jazz Bass and Program Director for Jazz Pedagogy at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he also is the faculty mentor for the Stamps Jazz Quintet. Aside from his teaching duties, Bergeron conducts big bands and small jazz ensembles and is an active clinician at schools throughout the country. He is also the host of The Frost Jazz Hour, on WDNA FM. He is one of the most active and innovative musicians working in the field of jazz. Equally versatile on the acoustic and electric bass, his unique compositional style and approach to improvisation reflect a wide variety of musical influences. Born and raised in New Orleans, he earned a B.M. from Loyola University and a M.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami. He then moved to New York, where he resided for 15 years while touring, performing, and recording with such jazz luminaries as Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Randy Brecker, Steve Gadd, Larry Coryell, John Fedchock, Dave Weckland many others plus the big bands of Woody Herman and Buddy Rich. Never relinquishing his focus on performing, Chuck balances his educational endeavors with a continual schedule of touring, performing, and recording that keep him active year ‘round.

Antonio Adolfo, Jazz Pianist
The Grammy-nominated artist, Antonio Adolfo, is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and producer. He has written songs recorded by many Brazilian and International artists. A child prodigy, Adolfo was already a professional musician by age seventeen.

His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60's he led his own trio that participated in several Bossa Nova and Jazz shows in Brazil and toured with singers Leny Andrade, Carlos Lyra, Flora Purim, Wilson Simonal, Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento.

Adolfo wrote tunes such as Pretty World (original Brazilian title: Sa Marina) that gained great success and have been recorded by such artists as Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. As a musician, arranger and record producer he has worked with some of the most representative Brazilian names, besides having released more than 25 albums under his name. His latest CD has been nominated as Best Latin Jazz album for the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Jason Marsalis & 
the 21st Century Trad Band
The youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford, and Delfeayo. Together,
the four brothers and father Ellis comprise New Orleans’s venerable
first family of jazz and are recipients of the National Endowment for
the Arts 2011 Jazz Masters awards.  Jason Marsailis is well
known for his prodigal drumming and as a bandleader from the
vibraphone chair. His own playing is unique, drawing from a wide
range of influences.  He performs original music as well as many
hidden gems in the jazz literature and beyond and covers a wide
range of moods, rhythms, and emotions.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Paquito D'Rivera & Shelly Berg Trio
Paquito D’Rivera has won 14 Grammy Awards and has over
30 solo recordings to his credit.  He is a recipient of the National
Medal of the Arts, the Living Jazz Legend Award and designated
as an NEA Jazz Master The Shelly Berg Trio is comprised of Shelly
Berg on piano, Chuck Bergeron on bass and John Yarling on drums.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Svetlana & The Delancey Five with
Special Guest Wycliffe Gordon
Wonderful World of Ella & Louis
NYC based jazz vocalist, Svetlana and her band, The Delancy
Five, make their South Florida debut with this musical tribute
to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.   They will be joined by
the outstanding awarding-winning jazz artist, Wycliffe Gordon.
Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal says, "Outstanding
band...exceptional vocalist and songwriter.”  Popdust claims
the band is “bringing the jazz age into the 21st century.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Swinging into Spring
The sister group of the world-renowned DIVA Jazz Orchestra,
FIVE PLAY was formed in 1999. The quintet is comprised of
the big band's rhythm section and two of its foremost soloists.
FIVE PLAY is rooted in the jazz tradition and is fueled and inspired
by the members’ collective, creative vision to swing through the
21st Century. The quintet’s repertoire is comprised of innovative
arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as
original music composed and arranged by band members who
create a unique, fresh, exciting and powerful ensemble sound.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Carol Welsman Trio
An Evening of Jazz Vocals and Piano
Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist
whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence has
captivated audiences around the world. An extraordinary musician,
she has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada, something few jazz artists
in Canada have experienced. Her numerous achievements include
six Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) nominations, the “Jazz Album
of the Year” award and several CDN Smooth Jazz Awards.

Friday, May 3, 2019
Tamir Hendelman Trio
Playgrounds & Destinations
Award-winning jazz artist Tamir Hendelman is the pianist for the
Jeff Hamilton Trio.  He also performs with the Clayton-Hamilton
Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache,
Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch,
Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. Tamir
also leads his own trio which includes Alex Frank (Bass)
and Dean Koba (Drums).

Subscribe today and save!
Full Season & Jazz Trio subscriptions available
Call: 954.524.0805

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

Fort Lauderdale Visitor Information

The 2018-19 series includes jazz for all tastes featuring a host of talented jazz artists.  All concerts will be presented at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.   Full season subscriptions are available at a substantial discount from single ticket purchases and Jazz Trio subscriptions (3 concerts of your choice) are available by calling the Gold Coast Jazz Society at (954)524-0805. ADDITIONAL SEASON SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION.

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. 

Single tickets for each concert are available at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at Student and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID for most concerts. 

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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