Monday, December 9, 2019

Mo Morgen's New York City and Florida Jazz Influence Marks 45 Years This Month

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This month marks the 45th anniversary of 
South  Florida Jazz Hall of Fame 
inductee Mo Morgen’s  legendary jazz loft 
Jazzmania Society in Manhattan.




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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Toronzo Cannon and The Chicago Way, Albert Castiglia Band, Bridget Kelly Band & Patti Parks Band - Big Blues Birthday Bash in Gainesville FL Sunday Dec 8, 2019!

Post-event additions:
INDIVIDUAL VIDS:
191208 Patti Parks Band at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash  https://youtu.be/IHlSD1w4deI 
191208 Toronzo Cannon at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash https://youtu.be/MiH13BXvetg
191208 Albert Castiglia Band at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash  https://youtu.be/AGBLKbCKoU8 
191208 Bridget Kelly Band at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash   https://youtu.be/QrvGOLSACLI
191208 Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash   https://youtu.be/XwkLNqdpwzI 

Guitars and Blues
SEEING THE YEAR OUT, IN GAINESVILLE STYLE!

THE 
Last Big Blues Party
of 2019!

The North Central Florida Blues Society is throwing a birthday party for Bridget Kelly Band guitarist Tim Fik, and it will be a Blues guitar showcase including Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon, Ft. Lauderdale’s Albert Castiglia, and Gainesville’s Tim Fik, along with soulful Buffalo singer Patti Parks. and Chicago Bluesman Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson

Chicago Bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired Blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own Blues trail. Cannon has burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying Bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans.

“It’s not about the solos,” Cannon says, “It’s about the songs. People get used to everyday life, so it’s easy to miss the things around them. I write about those things. I know the problems of Chicago, the hardship, ’cause we’re always a scapegoat. But I choose to love and respect the city because of the Chicago Blues giants that came here from down south. I’m proud to be standing on the shoulders of every great Chicago Blues musician who came before me.”

Albert Castiglia has developed into one of the more exciting talents to emerge on the Blues scene in a while. A guitar player full of fire, but also showing a considerable songwriting gift, Albert has gained the respect of hardcore Blues addicts and younger Blues-rockers alike.

Born in New York City and raised in Miami, Albert learned a lot by playing with Blues legend Junior Wells, and he continues to grow as a player and performer. Never content to allow himself to be confined to any particular category, he embarked on a solo career that’s yielded eight critically acclaimed album and constant kudos for his exceptional instrumental prowess, his searing vocals, and live performances that have dazzled audiences from coast to coast. It’s little wonder that Miami’s New Times lauded him as South Florida’s “Best Blues Guitarist” or that USA Today was inspired to remark “It’s a revelation to discover the thrilling retro-electric Blues from this astonishing young guitarist.”

“I think Blues is a wide-open net,” Castiglia said. “There are a lot of different ways to do it…I’ve taken a lot of heat for what I do. Some people think I’m too edgy to be considered a Blues artist. On the other hand, I don’t think that people like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf would have wanted me copying them and redoing their stuff. There’s no point in doing that. They would want me to do my own stuff.”

Patti Parks has a reputation as being a riveting live performer who has earned her acclaim as the Best Female Blues Vocalist, awarded by Night Life Magazine Blues Music Awards. She is a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and has participated in the International Blues Challenge and the National Women in The Blues showcase. She is most known for her Blues Music Therapy program that Parks, a nurse, has created in order to give back to her fans and community. The program uses the Blues genre as a vehicle of expression for those struggling with drug dependency or who otherwise are at risk.

The Bridget Kelly Band, a two-time semifinalist at the International Blues Challenge, is inspired by classic & electric Blues. The Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the Blues-rock genre with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature sound that combines female urban Blues with dynamic riff-driven Blues, all held together by a rugged rhythm section. Fik has gained renown for his powerful guitar sound and fiery fretwork and he has even been called a “magician of the instrument” and a “pinnacle of artistry” in recent reviews, and praised for his tasteful tone, fluidity, and expressiveness.

General Admission is $20.  NCFBS members get in for $10!
ADVANCE TICKETS

Sunday, December 8, 2019 ~ 5:30-10:30pm 
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949

NCFBS EVENT REMINDERS!

December 14: 
Roy Book Binder
w/ Paco

is a non-profit organization dedicated 
to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing
and promotion of Blues Music. The 
Society also hosts monthly electric 
and acoustic jams. See WEBSITE for 
more information. 



This program/event is funded in part by a


Funded in part by

The BLUES has HISTORY in
GAINESVILLE!
FOURTEEN YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!
2019
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Vanessa Collier
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Bridget Kelly Band
George Worthmore
Jason Ricci
Shane Dwight
Damon Fowler
Tennessee Redemption
Liz Mandeville & The Blue Points
Birthday Blues Bash w/ Toronzo Canon, Patti Parks, Albert Castiglia

2018
Birthday Blues Bash w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band
BLUEZAPALOOZA: Ghost Town Blues Band & Betty Fox Band & Bridget Kelly Band
Lauren Mitchell
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod

2017
Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia
 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

2016
Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug MacCleod
Matt Schofield

2015
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

2014
Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

2013
Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

2012
Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

2011
Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

2010
Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

2009
Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

2008
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit
Nighthawks

2007
Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

2006
Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

2005
Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets


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Friday, December 6, 2019

South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Presents Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis December 7, 2019 - Limited Ticket Availability


~ 2019-20 ~
ANOTHER
STELLAR SEASON 
OF JAZZ SELL-OUTS!
at
South Motors JAZZ Series
at Pinecrest Gardens
AND THE UPTOWN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Only 8 tickets remain available for this show as of  6:30pm on 12/6/19
Saturday, December 7, 2019 ~ 8pm

Trombonist and bandleader Delfaeyo Marsalis (of the famed NEA Jazz Master family) visits us from New Orleans for his first headlining performance at Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens. His hard-swinging Uptown Jazz Orchestra is a mainstay in New Orleans jazz clubs like Snug Harbor. The UJO is a big band that emphasizes groove, riff playing, and the polyphonic improvisation of the New Orleans jazz tradition. The vast majority of the musicians are Louisiana natives, and they range from extremely talented young students to respected jazz veterans, continuing the long jazz tradition of onstage apprenticeship. UJO shows are always a good time, and the band’s soulful soloists get audiences cheering throughout the set.

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor”…he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” its Kidstown After School in three New Orleans grammar schools in 2009. He has composed over 80 songs that help introduce kids to jazz.

A performance by the Uptown Jazz Orchestra is a traveling street parade in the grand tradition of its hometown celebrations, from Mardi Gras to the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Front man and trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis brings the essence of that heritage wherever he and the 15-piece band roam.

VERY FEW TICKETS REMAIN
FOR THE SEASON!

To purchase tickets call 
1.877.496.8499 or select your 
seats ONLINE.

DO NOT WAIT TO BUY TICKETS!
DO NOT WAIT TO BUY TICKETS!
DO NOT WAIT TO BUY TICKETS!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Only 82 tickets remain available for this show as of 12/4/19
Only 85 tickets remain available for this show as of 12/4/19
Ticket availability is good for this show as of 12/4/19
Only 100 tickets remain available for this show as of 12/4/19
Only 6 tickets remain available for this show.

11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
MAP
pinecrestgardens.org (305)669-6990

For Pre-Concert Dinner reservations and
information phone 305.988.5089

•Outside food, beverage or alcohol is not permitted.
•Children not admitted without a guardian.
•Event programming subject to change.

Through the generosity of South Motors and the National Endowment for the Arts jazz artists will mentor gifted students from the New World School of the Arts High School  under the direction of Jim Gasior.  Check the calendar for locations and times of these special free workshops.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Blue Water Blues Society - East Meets West Blues Concert in Lynn Haven & Blues Jam in Panama City Announced


Florida's NEW Blues Society
(with the cool name!)
Starting Out on An International Level!
Blue Water Blues Society Presents East Meets West Blues Concert 
meets 
w/ Special Guest SLIM FATZ

Saturday, December 7,  2019 ~ 5-8pm
Roberts Hall
831 Florida Ave, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444 

Enjoy Blues from the top of the world and from right here at home where The East Meets the West and anything can happen! Our own Kelly Hundley meets Ashesh Dangol from Kathmandu Nepal.

These two international Blues artists will be in concert together on December 7, 2019 at the Historic Roberts Hall in Lynn Haven. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Non Profit Blue Water Blues Society in Panama City, Florida.

Authentic Nepalese Cuisine will be available for purchase at 5:00 pm downstairs. Cash only please. Gifts from Nepal will also be available.

AND,
It's time to JAM the BLUES
in Panama City in 2020!

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 5-8pm, CST
Blue Water BluesSociety  Jam Session
at
House Of Bourbon
1201 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL 32401
MAP
houseofbourbonpc.com (850)785-8706
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Blue Water Blues Society
(850)628-9655

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Buckingham Blues Bar - Rockin' Out the Old Year in December!


Make Some Memories at
the Buckingham Blues Bar!

Buckingham Blues Bar
5641 Buckingham Rd. 
Fort Myers, FL 33905
buckinghambar.com (239)693-7111

UPCOMING SHOW SCHEDULE:

12-7-2019 * Backyard Bluesfest w/
Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers,
Tommy Lee Cook & The Heathens w/Panache,
and The Duffy Bishop Band * $10.00 Admission

12-14-2019 * JP Soars & The Red Hots * $15.00 Admission

12-27-2019 * Brigette Purdy * $15.00 Admission

12-29-19 * JJ Grey & Mofro
SOLD OUT!

1-2-2020 * Victor Wainwright * $25/ADV-$30DOOR
Don't wait for this one folks! Get your tix now!

Hey! Don't dismiss the JAMS!
NO COVER. COLD BEER. GOOD TIMES.
Great times to be had w/ bunches 
of fun people!
Every Wed: Blues Jam, 8-11pm.
Every Sun: Open Blues Jam, 3-6pm.

General Info - call for specifics:
All Shows Are Now Non-Smoking.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows,
free or pay, are no-smoking.
Backyard Blues Fest:
10am Bar Opens.
1pm Gate Opens.
2pm Show Start.

***BAR HOURS***
Monday - Friday, 2pm - Close
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - Close




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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Katt Hefner's Sarasota Event Relocated Due to THE VENUE Closing


KATT HEFNER
Bringing it all together for your
night of great entertainment!

Katt Hefner and her musicians are professional, high energy 
yet smooth and fun. She can go from a Jazzy Blues sound to 
a Tribute show with her Brother Stan The Man Heffner Donna 
Summer, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin , Katt does it all well!

Due to the Sudden Closing of the 
THE VENUE
(15 S Blvd of the Presidents, Sarasota FL 32436)
Katt's Birthday celebration has 
been relocated as follows:

Thursday, December 5, 2019 ~ 6:15-9:30pm, $5
Kat’s Birthday Bash/CD Fundraiser
at
Umbrellas1296
1296 1st Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
MAP
FACEBOOOK EVENT PAGE 

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS
ARE BEING RELOCATED: 
12: Fred Johnson Trio, $10 
13: “Caroling around the Circle” 
A special audience participation night!
19: Christmas Vocal Chorus - Soul Fresh w/ 
William Coleman, $5 
26: Lady K’s Early New Year’s Party 
w/ Pianist Eric Enfield 

Contact Katt for Details: katthef2@hotmail.com
or Follow her on:

BOOKING FOR CLUBS, CONCERTS & FESTIVALS:
(941) 306-8574
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