Sunday, January 26, 2020

Nate Najar - Tampa and St Pete in February and March


Classic Bossa Nova Hits 
and Sizzling Jazz Samba!


Saturday, February 1, 2020 ~ 8-11pm
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1st Saturday Jazz
5016 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
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Friday, March 20, 2020 ~ 7:30pm
Jazz Samba Celebration
Nate Najar Trio 
(Bassist Joe Porter and drummer Jean Bolduc)
Tenor saxophone star Jeff Rupert
Vibraphonist Chuck Redd
and the stunning vocalist Daniela Soledade!
at
Palladium Theater's
Hough Hall
253 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
MAP
mypalladium.org  (727)822-3590 

November 20,, 21 & 22, 2020
Nate Najar
at
Suncoast Jazz Classic ~
Multiple Shows in Varying
Configurations. Details TBA.

The critics and cognoscenti agree: jazz guitarist Nate Najar’s virtuosity
exudes a dynamic and truly intoxicating elegance. His artistry evokes
a modern and progressive attitude that perpetuates the legacy of the
great Charlie Byrd. But while Najar’s imaginative playing is steeped in
Byrd’s tradition it nevertheless emulates a collection of other artistic
musical influences, including classical, bebop, fusion, bossa nova and
even post modern, which have all culminated to inspire a player whose
sophisticated and often innovative artistry has placed him in many of
the world’s most prestigious music venues and produced many superb
recordings.

MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING
Ron Moss- Musician’s Services Inc.
(213)760-9781

NEW RELEASE!
Direct from the Artist - direct support w/o a middleman cut!
or 
From Amazon by Clicking The CD Cover Below:
Daniela Soledade with the Nate Najar Trio have 
launched their new collaborative release 
"A Moment of You"
and

UNDER PARIS SKIES

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Florida Band, 21 BLUE, in Finals for International Blues Challenge 2020 Best Self Produced CD Category

Longineu Parsons
& Ted Shumate's
21 Blue - Live from Heartwood
is one of five finalists
in world-wide competition!
CD submitted to competition by sponsorship of
Blue Foundation Affiliate, North Central Florida Blues Society.
In 2005, The Blues Foundation established an award for the Best Self-Produced CD, given out at the International Blues Challenge, as part of our mission to celebrate blues recording and to ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Unlike our celebration of blues recordings and performances at the Blues Music Awards, or our recognition of up-and-coming musician performance via The International Blues Challenge, this award was created to recognize excellence in independent Blues recordings.
Winner to be announced
at performance finals
at The Orpheum Theater
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Official Listing of Finalists:

Attention Pod Casters, Air-Shifters,
Programs Hosts, DJs, Streamers,
and other Spinners of Blues!
Contact Charles Steadham at
if you need it for your program!

ORDER 
"LIVE FROM HEARTWOOD" 
by CLICKING ON
COVER

Best Self-Produced Official Rules:

  • Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by Blues Foundation Affiliated Organizations only.
  • Each Affiliate is permitted one entry.
  • The CD entered may be recorded and performed by an act other than is entered in the current year’s International Blues Challenge.
  • Compilations are not eligible.
  • Only CDs released between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019 are eligible for consideration as the 2020 Best Self-Produced CD.
  • While we encourage a competition at the Affiliate level to determine the CD it will sponsor for Best Self-Produced CD, we do not require one. If an Affiliate does not conduct a competition to determine who it will sponsor but instead appoints a CD, that CD may not include a board member or officer of the sponsoring Affiliated organization.
  • A performer who has previously been nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition. A CD issued in the name of an otherwise eligible performer which also includes the contributions of a Blues Music Award nominee may be ineligible, depending on the extent of the contribution. Please contact The Blues Foundation directly to confirm eligibility.
  • A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
  • Judging will take place in three rounds. Judges will remain anonymous in order to protect them from outside influences and represent a cross-section of professionals from the blues radio and print industry. The final results will be announced at the finals of the 36th International Blues Challenge on Saturday, February 1, 2020 held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.

Tribal Disorder is a musical expression of the universality of being 
human. Tribal Disorder calls attention to the disorders in the human
tribe, and the need for all of us - as one human species -  to come
together and live harmoniously. This begins with looking inward and
asking ourselves; How can I be a better citizen of the human tribe? 

​"Lets take the High Road and be positive - spread some love - 
make it better for everybody." - Dr. Longineu Parsons 

ARTISTS
Longineu Parsons
Nat Adderley, Jr.
Sulaiman Hakim
21 Blue
John Betsch
Longineu Parsons III
Reggie Presents
Stringing Echoes - Nalini Vinyak & Haiqiong Deng
Ted Shumate
Richard Raux
Tina Fabrique
George Caldwell
Robert Griffen
Eryk Kulm
Mircea Tiberian
Darryl Steele

Contact Longineu:
(850)322-8823​

Booking Contact:
Blade Agency
(352)372-8158


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International Jazzman Igor Butman Returns to SMDCAC February 7, 2020 for Exclusive Cabaret-Style Show

From Russia,
with JAZZ Love!

TICKETS
Saturday, February 8, 2020 ~ 7 & 9pm
$35 Advance
$40 Day of Performance

From falling in love with illicit jazz broadcasts in Soviet-era
Moscow to collaborating with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln
Center, saxophonist and jazz advocate Igor Butman bridges
worlds with music. He’s played with American legends like
Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea, introduced top U.S. jazz
artists at his famed Moscow club, and is admired in both
countries for bringing jazz to Russia and Russian
jazz to the world.
(Evgeny Pobozhiy - guitar, Oleg Akkuratov - piano, 
Sergey Korchagin - bass, Eduard Zizak - drums)

TICKETS

BLACK BOX THEATER
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
www.smdcac.org (786)573-5300

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County
 Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the 
Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center 
is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access 
to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.
           
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans 
with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in 
the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in 
accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade
Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov
at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida 
Relay Service).




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FINAL POSTING - Florida's Contenders in the 2020 International Blues Challenge (IBC)


Florida Regional Competitions 
*Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competitions were held in 2019 to determine who will compete in the 36th International Blues Challenge (IBC 2020) that will be held Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2020 in downtown Memphis, TN.
More info on the 36th International Blues Challenge (IBC 2020) at 

Florida 2019 
International Blues Challenge (IBC) 
Regional Competition Schedule
& Results

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
Saturday, August 10, 2019 ~ 1:10:30pm
Seville Quarter, Pensacola
Joe E. Fingas
Blues Mama Blues Band
Swamp Mix
Cat Daddy Blues Duo
Blues N Trouble
Jamell Richardson
Adam Holt
Rocky Denney Band
Lucky Strike
Ed Adams
Pam Taylor & The Flying V’s
Dave Meadows
Max McCann Band
SOLO/DUO WINNER:
1st - Joe E. Fingas
2nd - Adam Holt
BAND WINNER: 
1st - Jamell Richardson
2nd - Pam Taylor & the Flying V's
3rd - Max McCann Band

Daytona Beach Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"Boogie to Memphis"
No Info

First Coast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"2019 FCBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Date: Sunday, Sept 15, 2019 ~ Noon-6pm
Location: Whiskey Jax - Baymeadows (Jacksonville)
12:00pm - First Coast Blues Society intro
12:30pm - Under the Bus Blues Band (band)
  1:00pm - The Deadly Nightshades (band)
  1:30pm - Duffy Bishop Band (band)
  2:00pm - Kyle Yardley Blues Band (band)
  2:30pm - Serious Business (band)
  3:00pm - Rachel Hillman (band)
  3:30pm - Special Formula Band (band)
  4:00pm - Dalton Ammerman (youth)
  4:30pm - Valor (youth)
  5:00pm - Randy Bluesdog Cash (solo)
  5:30pm - Ivan Pulley (solo)
  6:00pm - Alex Richman (solo)
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Ivan Pulley (solo) 
"MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT on our 2019 FCBS Regional Blues Challenge artists going to the 2020 International Blues Challenge! Alex Richman has relinquished her spot as our solo artist representative so she can go with our band representative, which she is also a member, The Duffy Bishop Band. As per the rules set forth by The Blues Foundation the open spot was offered to the 1st Runner Up in our VERY close 3 artist challenge. We are VERY pleased to announce that Ivan Pulley has accepted that now open (Solo/Duo) artist slot to go to Memphis TN this January with the rest of the First Coast Blues Society artists Dalton Ammerman (Youth Showcase), & Duffy Bishop Band!"
BAND WINNER: Duffy Bishop Band

North Central Florida Blues Society
 (NCFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Location: High Dive: 210 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601 MAP
Acts in random order:
Rick Guerry
Gary Stone
Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues
Baer and the Lady
Ed Coogan
One Eyed Cat Bands
Clay County Boys
G.Fitz.Perry & the Bare Knuckle Brawlers
Shovelhead Blues Band
441
DevilJays
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues
BAND WINNER: 441 South
SELF-PRODUCED CD WINNER: 21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate - Live from Heartwood

Orange Blossom Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"2019 Central Florida Blues Challenge"
"Central Florida Blues Challenge - CFBC"
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2018
Location: The Alley, Sanford
See WEBSITE for more info.
SCHEDULE:
2:00-2:05 Intro
2:05-2:25 TJ Webber (solo)
2:35-2:55 Mark Henderson (solo)
3:10-3:30 Shreddie King
3:45-4:05 Terraplane Eight
4:20-4:40 Blacktop Blues
4:55-5:15 Petey & The Ravens
5:30-5:50 Dovydas
6:05-6:25 Joe "Survival" Caruso
6:40-7:00 Sole Travelers
SOLO/DUO WINNERMark Henderson (solo)
BAND WINNERDovydas

South Florida Blues Society 
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"The Road To Memphis"
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019 ~ 4-9pm
Guluppi's, Pompano Beach
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Heidi Rosenbaum & Robert Ross
BAND WINNERBluestone (Jeffrey James Harris, Dave Scott, Charles Gasper & Randy Ridenour)

Southwest Florida Blues Society (SWFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Acts in random order:
The Blue Gators
Champ
Karen Cohen “The Acoustic Queen”
Johnny Jensen
Champ Jaxon
Mary Washington Brooks Band
The Pitbull of Blues Band
Mike Imbasciani & His BluezRockerz
The Southern Sophisticats
WINNER Youth Showcase Solo: Johnny Jensen
SOLO/DUO WINNERChamp
BAND WINNERThe Pitbull of Blues Band

Suncoast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"Suncoast Blues Challenge"
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019
BAND WINNERSomeday Honey

Treasure Coast Blues Society
(Previously know as the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast)
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 ~ 4-8pm
Double Roads Tavern, Jupiter FL
BAND WINNERDenny Artache Band
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Front Porch Blues


To submit updated or additional information to this blog please email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com.

Information on the 2018 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2019 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: https://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2018/06/2018-international-blues-challenge-ibc.html

Information on the 2017 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2018 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2017/02/florida-2017-international-blues.html

Information on the 2016 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2017 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2016/04/floridas-2016-international-blues.html

Information on the 2015 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2016 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-international-blues-challenge.html

Here is an excellent 'intro' video from the 2015 IBCs: https://youtu.be/ulWJDKpA_j0

More information on the IBC can be found on the Blues Foundation's website at: http://blues.org/international-blues-challenge



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Heidi's Jazz Club - News of Heidi's Passing

The Show Will Go On...


 Long before 79-year-old Heidi Deleuil died on January 18 after a long illness, she'd earned fame within Florida's jazz community.
 She was co-owner, along with husband/chef Edmund Deleuil, of the Heidelberg Restaurant and adjacent Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. The restaurant opened in 1986; the club in 1992, after the couple moved from Austria in 1985.
 Both establishments developed top-shelf reputations. Edmund worked at some of the finest restaurants in Austria and Germany, and Heidelberg's continental cuisine earned rave food critic reviews.
 Heidi's father hosted jam sessions in the 1950s in Vienna, some featuring legendary Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul (Miles Davis, Weather Report), which helped fuel the couple's impetus to add live music.
 Through its namesake's attention to detail and nurturing of the Cocoa Beach arts scene, Heidi's thrived. DownBeat voted it one of the world's top jazz venues over many years. Heidi not only welcomed creative jazz artists domestic and international, but encouraged area students to perform at Sunday open jams, and confidently helped nearby establishments get started despite their inherent competition.
 Perhaps that rare vision -- of long-term music and arts scene success over short-term profits -- is Heidi's most enduring legacy, one exemplified by a recent Heidi's online post: "As we prepare for services, which will take place in March so all of our friends and family can join us, we ask that you celebrate her life by donating in her honor to the music scholarship programs of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School and Satellite Beach High School."  https://heidisjazzclub.com/donation

by Bill Meredith for Jazz & Blues Florida


OBITUARY

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7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
heidisjazzclub.com   (321)783-4559

RESIDENCIES
Wednesday: Liquid Groove Project
Thursday: Sybil Gage & The Catahoulas, 7-10pm
Friday: Ron Teixeira Trio, 8:30pm-Midnight
Saturday: Hella Gal, 8pm-Midnight
   Sunday: Open Jazz Jam Sessions, 7-11pm

Upcoming Special Performances:
Feb 21, 22: Simone Kopmajer w/ Terry Myers
Mar 13: Corky Siegel and Ernie Watts

Heidi's Jazz Club features live music every Wednesday through Sunday
 (See CALENDAR for weekly schedule) with featured performers on 
selected Friday and Saturday evenings and Heidi's Open Jam Session
 every Sunday evening starting at 7 PM. Located in downtown Cocoa 
Beach, Heidi’s makes the perfect ‘highlight’ to a weekend getaway 
to the beach this season. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Hubrouck 
Wednesday through Sunday in the adjacent Heidelberg Restaurant

 Club Hours: 
Wed-Sat 11am-midnight
Sun 5pm-midnight
Closed Mon & Tues
Heidelberg, Patio and Club Dining Hours:
Wed-Sat 11am - 10pm,  Sun. 5pm - 10pm

CALL NOW TO RSVP! (321)783-4559
EMAIL NOW TO RSVP: Heidi@HeidisJazzClub.com
RSVP via ONLINE FORM
There are admission charges for special performances, all ticket sales are final.

      
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Friday, January 24, 2020

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Opens Month at The Kelsey and Tinsley Ellis & JL Fulks Follows - 50+ Years of the Blues!


The Kelsey -
Presenting Blues Music of the 60's to the Blues of TODAY!

Saturday, February 1, 2020 
w/ Special Guests The String Assassins


Friday, February 14, 2020 ~ 8-11pm
Tinsley Ellis w/ JL Fulks
TICKETS
(As of 1/24/20 there are less than 20 VIP tix still available!)

 ~ AT ~
700 Park Avenue
Lake Park FL 33403
MAP
Quality music is alive and well at The Kelsey Theater and they’re
quickly becoming one of the premier venues for Blues / Roots
music in South Florida.  Located in the heart of a budding art
district and downtown corridor with a rich history, The Kelsey
offers a big stage with an intimate feel along with high quality
sound and lighting to create the ultimate listening room. Domestic
& draft beer and concessions on-site.



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