Friday, August 14, 2020

Nate Najar Has What You Need on a Hot Summer Friday Night

LOVE & BOSSA NOVA
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Fridays, August 14 & 21 & 28,  2020 ~ 7:30pm Eastern
Nate Najar 
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Daniela Soledade

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER TOP 30 for August 2020 - It's what's spinning on the platter that matters!


BLUES POWER w/ Gil Anthony (2013 Keeping The Blues Alive Award Winner)
WDIG 1450AM, Dothan, AL: Monday 6-11pm CDT
WVVL101.1, Enterprise, AL, Sunday 6-11pm CDT 
Listen live: http://www.weevil101.com/
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More info at: GILANTHONYBLUES.COM

TOP 30 - AUGUST 2020
1: Crystal Shawanda, Church House Blues, True North
2: Roomful of Blues, In a Roomful of Blues, Alligator
3: Tas Cru, Drive On, Subcat
4: The Proven Ones, You Ain't Done, Gulf Coast
5: Kyle Yardley, St. Louis To Savannah, Self
6: Forrest McDonald Band, Blues in a Bucket, World Talent Rec
7: Too Slim & the Taildraggers, The Remedy, Vizztone
8: Anthony Geraci, Daydreams in Blue, Shining Stone Rec
9: Victor Wainwright, Memphis Loud, Ruf
10: Bridget Kelly Band, Dark Spaces, Alpha Sun Rec
11: Jose Ramirez, Here I Come, Self
12: Hurricane Ruth, Good Life, American Showplace
13: Avey Grouws Band, Devil May Care, Self
14: Tony Holiday, Soul Service, Vizztone
15: Cory Luetjen, Just the Blue Notes, Self
16: Peter Karp, Magnificent Heart
17: Smoke Wagon Blues Band, Ballad of Albert Johnson, Self
18: Mark Telesca, Higher Vibrations, Self
19: Eric Hughes Band, Postcard from Beale St, Endless Blues
20: Rick Randlett Band, Night Songs, Self
21: Anthony Wild, Gonna Have to Call a Tow Truck, Self
22: Leroy Ellington, Live & Kickin' it, Infiniti Rec Group
23: Dorothy Moore, Happy with the One I Got Now, Farrish St. Rec
24: JD Taylor, Coldwater Sessions, Vizztone
25: Casey Hensley, Good as Gone, Vizztone
26: Gregg Martinez, MacDaddy Mojeaux, Nola Blue Rec
27: Lucky Losers, Godless Land, Vizztone
28: Joe Louis Walker, Blues Comin' On, Cleopatra
29: Ben Rice/RB Stone, Out of the Box, Mobile Mt. Music
30: Crooked Eye Tommy, Hot Coffee & Pain, Blue Heart Rec


Also Playing: Susan Angeletti, JW Jones, Grant Dermody, Charlie Bedford, Mark May, CD Woodbury, Chasin' the Train, Mick Hayes, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Big Pacific, Shirley King, Wily Bo Walker/Danny Flam, Mandayln, Buddy Reed, Orphan Jon, Scott Weis Band, Fillmore Slim, Justin Saladino, Swingadelic, Rick Berthod, Gravel & Grace, Cary Morin.

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Mailing Address:
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PO Box 6628
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Email: bluegil@hotmail.com
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Florida Music Venues Closed Permanently During COVID-19 Pandemic

Open Stage Club, Coral Gables, FL - Closed due to termination of lease by owner, the City of Coral Gables.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

August Jazz & Blues Florida Issue Now Available - Community Input and Insight

Congratulations out to
THE REAL TRACY FIELDS!

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Adding some new things, highlighting and reminding
about some other features, accolades and presenting
1st person narratives on the current scene.

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www.OnlineJazzBluesConcerts.com
The listings posted are currently limited to 
current and past Jazz & Blues Florida Clients.

Enjoy the read, and feel free to add your thoughts 
to the conversation on social media or even contact 
me about being a guest contributor next month.
We appreciate those that submitted this month and 
look forward to carrying the conversation forward in
whatever direction it needs to go as we all find out
what the new 'normal' will be. We know it won't be
what it was.

Contributors: Marty Gunther, Alana Perez,
Longineu Parsons and
Florida's Blues Societies.

Charlie Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Hope Jason, Art Director/Editor

Jazz & Blues Florida is currently taking submissions
from past and current clients and music fans to
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Florida Blues Societies Status Report on 2020 Regional International Blues Challenge (IBC) Competitions

Last updated 7/30/20, 2pm.

Jazz Blues Florida has compiled responses from five of Florida's nine Blues Foundation Affiliate Blues Societies to provide a status report on 2020 Regional IBC Competitions*. These regional competitions are held world-wide to determine who will be a participant in the following year's International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, hosted by The Blues Foundation.

With Florida having the highest concentration of societies, and The Blues Foundation having only eight affiliates registered for the IBC, this information will be referenced by many societies outside Florida as they make their decisions.

This information will be updated as things change and we are notified by the other societies.

Here is the survey and responses:
Q1: Is your society hosting a 2020 Regional IBC Competition to select a band representative to the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis?
RESPONSES (6 Total):
YES: 2 (BSNWF, SWFBS)
NO: 2 (TVBS, SCBS)
UNDETERMINED: 2
NOTES:
  BSNWF: "August 8, Seville Quarter, Pensacola, FL, time TBA"
  SWFBS:  "It's our intention to move forward towards our regional IBC. Date, Location, and Contact Info - TBD."

Q2: Is your society hosting a 2020 Regional IBC Competition to select a solo/duo representative to the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis?
RESPONSES (6 Total):
YES: 2 (BSNWF, SWFBS)
NO: 2 (TVBS, SCBS)
UNDETERMINED: 2

Q3: Has your society given any thought to hosting an online virtual competition in some manner?
RESPONSES (6 Total):
YES: 3
NO: 3
NOTES:
   BSNWF: "Yes, but only if needed.  We currently plan to hold the challenge in Seville Quarter.  We will follow all guidelines suggested by the CDC.  If we have to limit attendance we will be streaming the event live on our Society Facebook page."
   TVBS: "No we are running a relief fund instead."
   SWFBS: Yes, still a consideration."
   SCBS: " We did, and after much discussion, we decided it would not be practical to hold a competition in this manner."

Q4: How many bands/solo-duos have indicated that they would be interested in competing?
RESPONSES (6 Total):
   BSNWF: "Right now we have 4-5 acts interested in the challenge.  If acts in our region are interested they should contact me.  We do have a requirement of being a member of our Society to participate but we will take each entrant into account based on location and situation."
   NCFBS: "We have not polled our membership yet.  We plan to do so sometime after the July 4th Weekend. We think it's too early to ask right now, considering how much unknown there is."
  SWFBS: "Combination of 9 interested acts."
   TVBS: "None."
   SCBS: "We have had no unsolicited interest from any band."
   (OBBS):  "We not gotten any interest."

Q5: With fewer opportunities for paid gigs currently, is funding the expense of your regional winner’s trip to Memphis a concern?
   BSNWF: "We currently have the funding to send both the band and solo/duo winners to Memphis, with more fundraisers to follow to help with additional costs."
   NCFBS:  "Yes. ...it's too early for us to have gotten there yet."
   SWFBS: "No.  We always help fund the trip  and  this year possibly a cash payout if Memphis is canceled all together.."
   TVBS: "Yes, if we were having a competition."
   SCBS: "Yes, without the ability for the Society or the Bands / Solo / Dus’s to hold fund raising activities, we are uncomfortable with the financial commitment to send two acts to Memphis."
   (OBBS):  "Yes."

Q5a: Have any innovative fundraising ideas been considered?
   SWFBS: Producing a regional IBC video or live stream with paid advertisers (paid video promo spots approx .1 minute in length).  Limited reserve seating/ advance ticketing/ social funding.

General Comments: 
   BSNWF: 
"Even with our current situation we are committed to keeping the Blues alive in Northwest Florida.  We fully plan on hosting our Regional Challenge on August 8, and I am in weekly discussions with Seville Quarter regarding our current pandemic.  We take everyone's health and welfare into consideration, and will proceed with our Regional Challenge following guidelines set forth by the CDC.  If the need arises we will set up a virtual show for our Regional winners to compete in the Memphis IBC in late January/February or whenever the Challenge is held."

   BSNWF UPDATE 7/31/20: "We're still a go for our Blues Challenge, in fact we're having a board meeting today to finalize everything.  We're still having it at Seville Quarter in Pensacola, FL, but due to the COVID restrictions there will be no audience in attendance.  We also will be following at CDC guidelines during our Challenge.  We will be streaming our Challenge live on our Society Facebook page, most likely starting at 2pm CST.  If the Blues Foundation is unable to host the IBC live in Memphis this year we will do what is needed to ensure our winners will be able to compete, whether that is in person or virtually."

   NCFBS:  "The main reasons we have to answer Undetermined, is that: 
   1.We have not heard from the Blues Foundation that there is definitely going to be an International Blues Challenge in Memphis in early 2021.
Once we get a yes to that question, then we are better able to make decisions about a regional competition.
   2. We don't know when our local artists, bands, and fans will be comfortable being in a public crowd of the size that would be necessary to put on a Regional Blues Challenge.  If only 2-3 participants would be comfortable competing or only 30-40 fans would be willing to support the event, then it would be difficult for us to decide that it should be held.
   If we do have a 2020 Regional Blues Challenge, I do think it would have to be held later than we usually do, which is Labor Day Weekend or the week before. We need some major questions asked, and then a reasonable amount of time to promote the event."

   SWFBS:  "We will likely push back the date to accommodate any regional event changes and unknown variables coming down the road."   IBC Committee Members Kent Newman & Jerry Tolliver

   SCBS: "As you a well aware, the current situation with the pandemic has just about shut down our live music scene in the Tampa Bay Area. We have reviewed the new rules and guidelines for the IBC competitions, and have sadly decided that we will not be able to hold a competition this year or send a band to Memphis, if that even happens.... This was a painful decision for us, but under the current circumstances, we feel it is the best one for us this year."

Blues Societies that have submitted responses:
Blues Society of Northwest Florida (BSNWF)
North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS)
Orange Blossom Blues Society (OBBS)
Southwest Florida Blues Society (SWFBS)
Suncoast Blues Society (SCBS)
The Villages Blues Society (TVBS)

Blues Societies that have not submitted responses:
South Florida Blues Society
Treasure Coast Blues Society
First Coast Blues Society

**Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2020 Regional Competitions are held in 2020 to determine who will compete in the 37th International Blues Challenge (IBC 2021) that is scheduled to be held Jan. 19 – 23,  2020 in downtown Memphis, TN. More info on the 37th International Blues Challenge (IBC 2021) at  Blues.Org

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Friday, July 24, 2020

8pm Concert Tonight by Nate Najar & Daniela Soledade Changed from In-Person Only to Online Event

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event are on sale now for $5.00!


Friday, July 24, 2020, ~ 8pm
ONLINE TICKETED EVENT
An Evening of Bossa Nova and Jazz 
with Daniela Soledade 
and the Nate Najar Trio
at
Blue Bamboo Center For the Arts
1905 Kentucky Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
bluebamboomusic.net  (407)636-9951

Join us for an evening of Bossa Nova and Jazz!
Featuring Daniela Soledade on vocals, Nate Najar on guitar,
Joe Porter on bass, Ed Metz on drums and Alvon Griffin
on percussion.



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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series is ONLINE NOW with the Zach Bartholomew Trio

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2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series
Community Arts Program (CAP)
Summer Concert Series marks its 35th Season (First Virtual)!

Six, delicious after-dinner VIRTUAL concerts bringing 
South Florida musicians to concertgoers’ homes!

EVERY Thursday, July 9 through August 13 at 7:30pm, locals and the world are invited to the Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series! Take a seat at CommunityArtsProgram.org or Community Arts Program Facebook - and feast your eyes and ears!

From opening night with jazz pianist Shelly Berg in a program titled My Favorite Things! to A Jazz Shout-Out Finale for a Dave Brubeck 100th closing night - six, delicious after-dinner concerts feature outstanding South Florida musicians. Within the comfort of one’s home, these six, one-hour jazz and classical concerts are FREE. Donations will be accepted each concert evening to help support the South Florida musicians and technicians making it possible.

The Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series has entertained more than 69,000 people since it began in 1985. The Series has grown into a time-honored tradition and, more recently, part of a Community Arts Program that also provides music education to children and youth in its award-winning CAP Conservatory for the Arts and CAP Miami Jazz Institute.

We’re very excited to again present a line-up of incredible artists,” says Mark Hart, Executive and Artistic Director of the Community Arts Program. “Though we’ll miss welcoming concert-goers within the beauty of CAP’s home at the historic Coral Gables Congregational Church, we’re thrilled to virtually reach an even broader audience across all of Florida and the world!

CAP 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series ARTIST LINE-UP

July 23 – ZACH BARTHOLOMEW TRIO WITH LINDA ALVARADO
In a concert titled Oscar Meets Ella, music by the Maharaja of the keyboard, Oscar Peterson, and the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, comes to life with the Zach Bartholomew Trio - Zach Bartholomew (piano), GaryThomas (bass), and Lucas Apostoleris (drums). With the sweet vocals of Linda Alvarado, it’s a delicious evening of listening!

July 30 – THE 5 STRING SWING TRIO
A night with The Great American Songbook brings some of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. The 5 String Swing Quartet—Steffen Zeichner (violin), Derek Fairholm (piano), Benjamin Whitman (bass), Ludwig Afonso (drums)—serves up enticing arrangements for an hour of savory, musical desserts! 

August 6 – Scott Flavin 
Settle in for an hour of mesmerizing beauty! In a program titled One Voice, violinist Scott Flavin fills the senses with music from Europe and the African Diaspora, to today’s America.  

August 13 – THREEFOLD
The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series concludes with A Jazz Shout-Out Finale for a Dave Brubeck 100th! The talent-filled group Threefold—Mark Small (saxophone), Martin Bejerano (piano), and John Hart (guitar)—presents an hour of tunes by some of their favorite jazz artists – including Dave Brubeck in his 100th birthday year. Take 60… for this celebratory finale feast! 

CAP 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series DIGITAL PLATFORMS
At 7:30 p.m. (EST) every Thursday evening—July 9 through August 13—go to CommunityArtsProgram.org or Community Arts Program Facebook for the Community Arts Program (CAP) 2020 VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Sunshine Jazz Organization in Miami Open for Memberships

Sunshine Jazz Organization -
Community Jazz for Over 30 Years!

Become a Member Today!
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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
Thelma Valles (305)693-2594
Holly Spillane (954)554-1800
  
Promoting America's Precious Art Form 

in South Florida Since 1986


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