Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bridget Kelly Band to Perform in Three Festivals in Florida in November!

In Demand, 
in the BLUES!


Upcoming Shows


Nov 9: Dunedin Wines the Blues Festival, Dunedin, FL

Nov 16: Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza, Gainesville FL
38TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL & ART SHOW
Mainstage. 3pm.

Dec 8: High Dive, Gainesville
Bridget Kelly Band w/
Toronzo Cannon, Albert Castiglia, Patti Parks
meet in G'ville to Celebrate Tim Fik's Birthday!
TICKETS

Booking: 

Can't make show but want yourself some? 
Here's the list and down there are the links!

"Blues Warrior" and "Bone Rattler"
and
"Back in the Blues" and "Outta the Blues" 
and 
"Forever in Blues"
available at 

MORE INFO AT

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Marty Stokes Band November Schedule Announced with Shows From Naples to Gulfport

 Marty Stokes Band
There aren't ANY bands playing this many
shows that doesn't deserve to be!

November has Marty Rockin' the Road!
1:  South Street City Oven, Naples
2:  Trolley Market Square Blues & Brews, Gulfport
3:  Sanibel Blues & Jazz Festival, Sanibel
6:  Hobie 16 World Championship, Captiva
8:  Slate’s, Cape Coral
9: Blue Monkey, Naples
15:  George & Wendy’s, Sanibel
17:  Rhythm House, Ft. Myers
23: Froggy’s, St. James City
29: Leroy’s Southern K&B, Punta Gorda

DECEMBER
6:  Miramar Outlets Concert Series, Estero
7:  South Street City Oven, Naples
20:  George & Wendy’s, Sanibel
21:  Blue Monkey, Naples
26:  Leroy’s Southern K&B, Punta Gorda
28:  Froggy’s, St. James City



L-R: Ernesto Guerra, Jennifer Mazziotti, Marty Stokes,
Daryl Best
Marty Stokes was originally raised on Sanibel & Captiva Islands, a true NATIVE ISLANDER and Floridian, and has been playing different variations of blues music since he was a kid. His style is raw, melodic, and reaches to the core. Stokes and his band always brings strong applause and positive reaction to the true Blues audience. His love of the Blues began as a youngster overseas while growing up in a Military family, and so there were several assignments overseas, where American / English influence on the genre was raging with eager European listeners. It was in Wiesbaden Germany that Stokes was struck hard, listening to the early works of Clapton, Johnny Winter, BB King, Peter Green, Alvin Lee, Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and many others. These days you can catch him locally and regionally in some of the top blues venues where the best Blues players are performing around Florida. His 4 piece blues ensemble includes accomplished Saxophonist Jennifer Mazziotti, who has played alongside Stokes for the past 10 years. Familiar to the Blues Scene, Jennifer has performed, recorded and toured with Blues Greats James and Lucky Peterson, to name a couple. Jennifer comes from a jazz background which adds a nice color to the bands progressive blues feel. The tight rhythm section made up of Bassist Daryl Best and Cuban Drummer Ernesto Guerra is guaranteed to please the Blues Connoisseur.

DOWN ON MY KNEESTheir new CD, 
 w/ more of Marty's great 
original tunes is 
NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL SHOWS!
Down on My Knees - 2018 Release
GET THEIR PREVIOUS RELEASE ONLINE at CDBABY!
Selected by Orange Blossom Blues Society
 for entry in International Blues Competition's
Best Self-Produced CD Category!


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Blue Tavern in Tallahassee - And They MEAN Blue in November!


The Blue Tavern - 
Touchable Touring Talent!

Many nights of entertainment weekly, 
with many nights with multiple shows!

First off, here's some advance news you can use about our
REAL DEAL BLUES WEEKEND!

Get some incredible blues music in your ears – two nights in a row: 
JON SHAIN on Friday, November 8, 2019
SCOTT AINSLIE on Saturday, November 9, 2019
Both shows start at 8pm.

Here’s the “real deal” – Jon’s show has a $5 cover. 
Scott’s show has a $10 cover.
BUT: 
If you purchase an advance ticket for Scott’s Saturday 
show (details HERE), you will automatically be admitted 
free of charge to Jon’s Friday show!

Of course, you can just come to each show the “normal” way, 
pay your cover at the bar with your tab, and 
enjoy the moment. You can make your decision up to the 
moment you come in the door on Friday, and pay 
either $10 for both shows (we’ll give you a proof-of-purchase 
for Saturday) or $5 for just the Friday show. 
Freedom!

If you want to purchase tickets on-line, here’s the PayPal button! 
(You do NOT have to have a PayPal account.)
You can also pick up advance tickets at Blue Tavern any time 
and save $1.50 (shipping & service fee).

ONLY AT THE

Blue Tavern
1206 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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NOVEMBER 2019 - Highlight Suggestions!
1: Nathan Brown & Grant Peeples
8: Jon Shain
9: Scott Ainslie
14: Frank Bang
22: David Evans
28: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Every Monday - Lost Mondays - early blues! - 8pm
1st Tuesdays - JAZZ SESSION


Blue Tavern is a bar/coffeehouse/music venue in Midtown within easy walking
distance from Levy and Lafayette Park neighborhoods. Serving beer, wine, 
coffee, tea, and sodas -- a perfect quiet spot to enjoy conversation, reading, art, 
without TV or canned music. For those that like to bring their work with them, WiFi 
is now available.

INFO & OPERATING HOURS
On most weeknights there will be a $2 cover. 
No "cover at the door," just a small fee collected at the bar. 
Of course, tips are always appreciated. All events are non-smoking
 / all-ages. OPERATING HOURS: The bar is open from 5pm to midnight 
Monday-Thursday, and 4pm to 1am Friday & Saturday. One drink minimum 
purchase for evening events. Parking is free across the street or behind FedEx. 
A bike rack is next to the back door, well lit. We offer a wide variety of beers; 
the kitchen is open late featuring grilled sandwiches, New Orleans style 
red beans & rice, and Valence Street vegan stew. 

Q. What's better than a roomful of people?
A. Live music AND a roomful of people!

Booking Contact:
clhamby65@gmail.com

All shows are all-ages, non-smoking/vaping.
(There's a nice smoking lounge in the back 
yard: ashtrays, tables, the works!)

"A note of appreciation for those tavernistas who regularly make it a 
point to come listen to musicians they’ve never heard before. We 
appreciate your taking time to fly into the unknown with us! We 
strive to be a venue where you know you’re going to hear good 
music no matter what night it is, and your support really makes that 
possible. So, thank you!" - The Blue Tavern Keepers



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Bradfordville Blues Club - Florida's Home to The Blues in November, and the Other 11 Months, Too.

When the blues call, it's
time to head to home.
You will NEVER find another place like this.
7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee FL 32309

NOVEMBER
1: JB’s ZydecoZoo’s Halloween Party
2: Unkle Dirty featuring Lil’ Lin with The Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
8: Liz Mandeville & the Blue Points
9: 21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons & Ted Shumate
11: Rodney Dillard with The Walker Brothers,
and The Bottom Dollar Boy$, 5:30pm
15: The Nighthawks with The Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
16: Corey Harris and Todd Albright
21: Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind
22: The Lee Boys
23: John Nemeth
29: Joey Gilmore & The TCB Express
30: Bryan Lee & 6 String Therapy


DECEMBER
1: Road to Memphis Benefit and CD Release Party
6: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band, $25
7: Terry Hanck, $20
8: Tail Dragger & His All-Stars, , 6pm, $15
13: Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & The B3 Blues Band, $20
14: Grayson Capps, $25
20: Sam Frazier, Jr., Christmas Show, $20
21: Delta Moon, $20
22: Katie Skene & Friends , 6pm, $20
27: Selwyn Birchwood, $20
28: Swingin’ Harpoon 12th Annual It’s Almost New Year Show, $20
31: NYE Celebration with Johnnie Marshall, $40

JANUARY
3: Packrat’s Smokehouse, $20
10: The Randall Bramblett Band, $30

18: EG Kight Birthday Celebration


Real-deal live blues music at Florida's authentic jook joint every Friday
& Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Events are subject to
change without notice.  Unless otherwise stated: Friday and Saturday
shows start at 9:00 PM.  Doors open at 8:30. Weeknight shows start
at 8:00 and doors open at 7:00. Reservations are guaranteed with
advance ticket purchases.  Reservations for most shows are also
available by calling the Club at (850)906-0766 or emailing:
bradfordvilleblues@comcast.net, but advance
ticket purchasers get reservation priority. 
Reserved seats held until showtime.
All shows are now non-smoking!

TICKETS & SHOW INFO

Sign up for their E-NEWS to get updates. 
Follow the BBC on FACEBOOK.
Check out the re-building NEWS BLOG ENTRY.
See Grand Re-opening Night PHOTO ALBUM.

Tallahassee/Leon County Visitor Info 

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*UPDATE* Bradenton Blues Festival 2019 Is Now Sold Out


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October 31, 2019
2019 Bradenton Blues Festival
Is Now SOLD OUT!
Tickets to the show on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, sold out before Halloween.
 Tickets will not be available at the gate. 

BRADENTON, Fla. — The eighth annual Bradenton Blues Festival has sold out of tickets to the Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 show. The online box office sold out on Wednesday, Oct. 30, over one month before the event. Prior to this record-breaking year, the performance sold out a week before Thanksgiving in 2017 and 2018. Although the Saturday show is sold out, the community is invited to attend the free ‘Blues Appetizer’ concert on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Few tickets remain to the Bradenton Blues Brunch on Dec. 8, 2019, and are available to purchase online. (See below)

“We are thrilled to achieve this new milestone for the Bradenton Blues Festival,” says Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton, the nonprofit that produces the event. “The festival is renown in the national blues community for selling out early, and this year beat all of our expectations. The annual event attracts thousands of eager patrons who travel from across the country—and globe—to attend. This year, ticket buyers hail from 10 foreign countries, 39 states, and 210 zip codes within Florida. Bradenton is buzzing with the blues because fans know they will have a wonderful time at the festival and exploring the Bradenton Area.”

Bradenton Blues Festival attendees fill hotels, restaurants, and businesses with well-heeled patrons who are eager to enjoy the local assets of the community. Based on survey results, over 80 percent of overnight attendees stay more than one night, and 39 percent of those attendees extend their trip to three or more nights. Area businesses and individuals believe in the impact of the festival, and the 57 sponsors who have contributed financially and in-kind this year reinforce that commitment.

"We're grateful to BMO Harris Bank, presenting sponsor for the eighth year in a row, and to all of the other business leaders who have shown such strong support for this festival," says Isham. "They recognize that blues means big business for the Bradenton Area." She explains that Realize Bradenton directs the proceeds raised from the festival back into the community to support art and music programs for youth, including ‘Blues in the Schools.’

“In addition to fostering a healthy business climate, enriching the community is another goal of the Bradenton Blues Festival. ‘Blues in the Schools’ gives us a meaningful way to support our youth arts and education initiatives," says Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton. “When you attend the festival, you’re actually supporting the local community and sharing the love and history of blues music with students and young musicians.”

Bradenton's budding musicians will get a musical treat Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, when Bradenton Blues Festival headliner, Angela Easley, visits Manatee High School for Realize Bradenton’s ‘Blues in the Schools’ program. Easley will perform and share her story as a burgeoning musician with students. "We are thrilled to offer this invaluable learning opportunity," says Julie Hebert, Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist at the School District of Manatee County. "By sharing her journey as a professional performer, Angela will provide a unique perspective that will inspire our students and emphasize the importance of education."
Bradenton Blues Fest
Is SOLD OUT.
FEW Brunch Tickets Remain.


The Bradenton Blues Festival is an
outdoor festival with limited capacity, and has sold
out every year, including this one! So, start planning 
now for 2020!

The Bradenton Blues Festival is on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019,
with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the
big stage. In addition to amazing music, our award-winning
annual festival features local craft beer, delicious specialty food
vendors, and more. The festivities continue with blues after-
parties all evening long. 

Kindly note that separate TICKETS are required for 
the brunch on Sunday.
Saturday's Fest is SOLD OUT.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2019 
FREE "Blues Appetizer" 
brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc.
Rusty Wright Band ~ 6–7:15pm
Duffy Bishop Band 7:45–9pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2019
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 
SOLD OUT!
(TICKETS REQUIRED)
Kenny Neal 6:45–8pm
Toronzo Cannon 5:15–6:30pm
Biscuit Miller & the Mix 4–5pm
Duke Robillard Band 2:45–3:45pm
Annika Chambers 1:30–2:30pm
John Primer 12:15–1:15pm
Zac Harmon 11am–12pm

Angela Easley: Between Sets All Day

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SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2019
BLUES BRUNCH
Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk
101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34205
(TICKETS/RSVP REQUIRED)
The Divebombers 11am–2pm

December 6-8, 2019
Riverwalk Amphitheater
452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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(941) 621-6471
Bradenton is located on the west coast of Florida, 
just 8 miles east of the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island 
and Longboat Key, 10 miles north of the Sarasota-Bradenton 
International Airport, 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport, 
115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.

What to Do & Where to Stay 
in the Bradenton Area

The Bradenton Blues Festival is produced by REALIZE BRADENTON, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. The proceeds from the Bradenton Blues Festival support Realize Bradenton’s youth, art, and music programs that are free to the community, including our Blues in the Schools program.

MORE INFO AT WEBSITE:
bradentonbluesfestival.org

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You Can Find SUPERB ARTISTS from Oceanside Resorts to Downtown Clubs Throughout November


SUPERB Artists ~
The Music is in the Name

Superb Artists & Events
Agent, Consultant, Production
Since 1992
TA1029 

Bahia Mar 
70th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, November 1, 2019 ~ 6-10pm
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach
Bahia Mar Pool Deck
DoubleTree by Hilton
801 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Celebrate the property's 70th Anniversary during the
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Enjoy great food,
drink specials and amazing live music featuring ORIENTE
World Jazz Band & Jesse Jones Jr. on the pool deck!
Additional details:
- $10 Ketel Cocktails
- $10 Bulleit Cocktails
- Chef attended Paella Station
- Cigar roller
- Ketel & Bulleit tasting
- Complimentary piece of 70th Anniversary Cake
*No Cover Charge
** Parking is very limited do to the Boat Show.
We encourage attendees to Uber

Monthly Downtown Hollywood Artwalk
Saturday November 16, 2019
Live Arts Performances - 5-10pm
Eddy Balzola Duo 
- 7pm
IKO IKO - 8pm

WAVE Miami Beach

3rd Thursday Monthly Music & Art Series 
Friday, November 21, 2019, 6-9pm
Eddy Balzola Acoustic Soul

GuerraGrooves
The Commodore Room
Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave. 33133.
Fridays & Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019 ~ 9pm-12am.
Featuring Nikki Guerra (voc), Ariel de la Portilla (bass)
and Eddy Balzola (guitar)
No Cover 

ONGOING PERFORMANCES

Eddy 'Oriente' Balzola Jazz Jam
Every Thursday - 9pm - 1am
Le Chat Noir: 2 South Miami Avenue, Miami FL 33130
lechatnoirdesalis.com (305)377-8899
Holly Spillane
Superb Artists and Events, LLC
Magnificent Music, Arts & Productions
ORIENTE Rhythm & Soul Jazz
Contact 954-554-1800


Life is a Song...Love is the Music


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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunshine Jazz Presents Saxophonist, Educator, Composer and Lyricist Joe Donato October 27 in Miami Shores


Sunshine Jazz Organization
Presents the
JOE DONATO Ensemble 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 ~ 6-9PM
Miami Shores Country Club 
10000 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL 33138 
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SJO’s monthly concert series continues in great style, with legendary Miami musician, Mr. Joe Donato! The beloved South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee is widely recognized not only as a saxophonist, but as a respected band leader, entertainer, composer and lyricist.

Born in Vineland, New Jersey, Joe’s parents encouraged him to start studying the sax at the tender age of Five. By 8 he was already playing with adult musicians, and at 12 Joe joined the American Federation of Musicians Union. At the ripe age of 15, and with his parents’ blessing, Joe dropped out of school to tour with a variety of bands for more than ten years.

Donato was “discovered” by University of Miami’s then Dean, Bill Lee, in 1968 and was offered a scholarship to study music at U.M. Since arriving on New Year’s Day 1970, Joe has lived, studied, performed, and taught in South Florida. He is versatile in the entire woodwind family with a unique performance style and approach to improvisation reflecting a wide variety of musical influences.  He has had an extraordinary life and career including international tours and performances with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Carmen McRae and Nina Simone. Joe has also served as an adjunct faculty member or lecturer at U.M., Miami-Dade College and F.I.U.

Be sure to reserve your seats for this very special evening of Jazz brought to us by one of the greats. Sunday, October 27th, 2019, from 6pm-9pm at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. General Admission is $25 | SJO Members $20. Become an SJO member or renew at the door and your admission is FREE!  SJO now offers convenient advance tickets online, contact Sunjazzorg@aol.com; (954)554-1800. MSCC features a Music Lounge/Cash Bar/Full Menu and Free Parking.  Many thanks to our SJO members and sponsors!  


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.
SJO EVENTS ARE ADA COMPLIANT

Sunshine Jazz Organization
Celebrating Our 33rd Season Nov 25, 2019!
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800
www.sunshinejazz.org
  
Promoting America's Precious Art Form 

in South Florida Since 1986





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