Thursday, November 24, 2022

Jazzy Nights Music Series at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Announced for 2023 - Tickets Now On Sale


Sidney & Berne Davis
ART CENTER
Jazz Series Announced

 Sidney & Berne Davis 
Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Lew Del Gatto Quartet
Featuring
LEROY JONES
Friday, February 10, 2023
6:30pm: Cocktails, 7:30pm: Performance
TICKETS
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Join us for the first Jazz performance in the Jazzy nights series! Featuring a tremendous group of musicians for an evening of hard swinging acoustic jazz music, including New Orleans great Leroy Jones, legendary tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto (Saturday Night Live Band 1975-2006 & Frank Sinatra), the spectacular pianist from NYC Roy Gerson, bassist Brandon Robertson and drummer Tony Vigilante 

Generously underwritten by Alexandra Bremner in loving memory of Eunice Bremner.

GUNHILD CARLING
Friday, February 24 2023
6:30pm: Cocktails, 7:30pm: Performance
TICKETS
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Gunhild Carling is a Swedish Jazz Star who plays multiple instruments, sings and tap dances. Carling performs all over the world, with over 50 million views in Youtube, facebook and other platforms. Gunhild plays several instruments such as trombone, trumpet, recorder, bagpipe, harmonica, drums and piano and has toured around Europe since a very early age together with her family.

Generously underwritten by Alexandra Bremner in loving memory of Eunice Bremner.

ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM
Quartet
Friday, March 11 2023
6:30pm: Cocktails, 7:30pm: Performance
New York based and Australian born Adrian Cunningham is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, and world traveler. With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in jazz today. In a career spanning two decades and counting, the “down under sax star” (Wall St Journal) has performed alongside luminaries such as Jon Batiste, Chris Potter and Wynton Marsalis, and has appeared as soloist in some of the world’s great stages including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Blue Note (New York and Toyko), Stravinsky Auditorium (Montreux Jazz Festival) and the Sydney Opera House.

Generously underwritten by Alexandra Bremner in loving memory of Eunice Bremner.

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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, run by Florida Arts, Inc. (a 501c3 organization), is a must-see attraction in downtown Fort Myers with a colorful history. The center is dedicated to bringing world-class art events to the Southwest Florida community. Within our restored, state-of-the-art facility, we present a wide range of events to the public. From concerts to art exhibitions, galas to lectures, and providing educational arts experiences for children and adults alike– we promise excellence!

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The Last Big Birthday Blues Bash in Florida of 2022 w/ Biscuit Miller, Bridget Kelly Band, JP Soars, Little Mike & The Tornadoes and Early Times in Gainesville December 11th


Live Music Update Sponsored by North Central Florida Blues Society

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Sunday, December 11, 2022 ~ 5-10:30PM
NCFBS Annual 
Birthday Celebration
at
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949

Invite Your Friends to Join You!

Starting in 2017, The North Central Florida Blues Society has been celebrating Tim Fik’s birthday in December with a Blues Birthday Bash that includes multiple national touring Blues acts. This year’s event includes Blues Music Award winners Biscuit Miller and JP Soars and SiriusXM’s Early Times, along with top Florida acts the Bridget Kelly Band and Little Mike & the Tornadoes.

Biscuit Miller, a showman known for his blazing million-dollar smile and his high-energy shows, plays Chicago Blues with a funk side. Miller won Blues Music Awards for Best Bassist of the Year in 2012 and 2017. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the Blues. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Miller spent ten years as the bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band, and also played with Mojo Buford and Anthony Gomes. Since he started his own band, he has gained fame for his understanding of the importance of entertaining the audience, in addition to technical playing ability.

JP Soars is a Blues Music Award winner for the Contemporary Blues Male Artist category in 2013, and was also nominated in 2021. Soars and his band The Red Hots won the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and claimed the prestigious Albert King Award as best guitarist. He has toured extensively through the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, and released an impressive catalog of powerful music, including being featured on an album with Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, and released five albums on his own and with the Red Hots. Meeting B.B. King at the age of 19 sent Soars on the path of being a Blues Musician. Soars, who grew up in Cedarville, Arkansas, currently is making Boca Raton, FL his home, prides himself with having one of the tightest bands on the scene, with Red Hots bassist Cleveland Frederick and longtime drummer Chris Peet. A gritty and expressive vocalist, Soars elicits signature tones from hollow-body guitars, plus a home-made two-string cigar box guitar for his incendiary slide guitar playing.

With their recent release charting and garnering world-wide air play and inspired by classic and electric Blues, the Gainesville-based Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the Blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly along with the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban Blues with riff-driven rockin’ Blues guitar. The Bridget Kelly Band reached the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge in both 2015 and 2016.

Known nationally as a DJ on BB King’s Bluesville on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Early Times is a talented singer and guitarist originally from Sacramento. Blues Blast magazine calls him “a street poet and blues-rocker… stronger than the whisky that shares his name when it comes to fashioning clever lyrics atop a true-blue beat.”

Little Mike & the Tornadoes is well-known for its flawless, high-energy blues sound, modeled after the great Chicago bands of the ‘50s. Little Mike is a mean harmonica player who cut his teeth in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, backing up legendary Bluesmen Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers, and was mentored by Paul Butterfield. Blues Blast magazine called them “old-school Blues delivered the right way by folks who feel it down to the core.”

SHOW DETAILS
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door.
• All ticket sales are Non-Refundable unless the show is cancelled.

The North Central Florida Blues Society 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 and membership.   

This program/event is funded in part by a


Funded in part by

The BLUES has HISTORY in
GAINESVILLE!
SEVENTEEN YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2022
Biscuit Miller & The Mix
JP Soars & The Red Hots
Early Times
Bridget Kelly Band
Sheba The Mississippi Queen
Jose Ramirez
Mick Kolassa
The Lucky Losers
The Nighthawks
&
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Terry Hanck & His California Band

2021
Mike Zito
Albert Castiglia
Bridget Kelly Band
Snacks Blues Band
Josh Miller Blues Review
Eric Gales
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's

2020
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One
Doug MacLeod
Rev Shawn Amos

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
Patti Parks
Toronzo Cannon
Albert Castiglia
Roy Book Binder

2018
Birthday Blues Bash-O-Rama 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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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Jimmy Carpenter - Award Winning - World Traveling - Festival Headlining - Charting Recording Blues Artist Bringing it ALL to Florida Again


Jimmy Carpenter 
Returning to Florida 
with His BRAND NEW
RELEASE THAT IS
SHAKIN' da SHACKS
and the CHARTS!

“Jimmy Carpenter has music bursting through his veins. 
He’s heart and soul!” !!!!!!!!!!~ Mike Zito

Friday, December 2, 2022 ~ 8pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
St. Augustine, FL

Saturday, December 3, 2022 ~ 7:30pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
Tallahassee, FL

Saturday, December 4, 2022 ~ 4pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
Montegomery, AL

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 ~ 7pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
Englewood, FL
TABLE RSVP at (941)475-7501

Thursday, December 8, 2022 ~ 6:30pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
Englewood, FL

Saturday, December 10, 2022 ~ 8pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
Boca Raton, FL

Sunday, December 11, 2022 ~ 2-6pm
Jimmy Carpenter Band
EARL'S HIDEAWAY LOUNGE
1405 Indian River Drive
Sebastian, FL 32958
772- 589-5700

Blues Music Award winner in 2021 and 2022 as best horn instrumentalist  Jimmy Carpenter’s career has spanned over 35 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. The saxophonist, singer/ songwriter/arranger began in North Carolina in 1980, touring the East Coast with the renegade blues band, The Alka-Phonics. He then moved to Virginia to work with bluesrock outfit The Believers, where his talent for singing, songwriting, and the music business grew. During his tenure with these two groups Jimmy often played the stages of Tobacco RoadBoston's on the BeachSkippers SmokehouseSloppy Joe's and other Florida strongholds of live music.  Since then he has toured the globe with Tinsley EllisJimmy Thackery, and, after a move to New Orleans in 2004, with Walter Wolfman WashingtonEric Lindell, and most recently, his long-time friend and musical cohort, Mike Zito. In addition to thousands of live performances, he has written, arranged, and recorded the horns for many of these artists’ recordings. Now living in Las Vegas, his reputation as one of the premiere Blues, Rock-n-Roll and R&B saxophonists continues to grow, and he is heavily involved with the very popular Big Blues Bender, as assistant talent buyer and musical director. In late 2017 Jimmy released his third solo album, which follows the acclaimed Toiling in Obscurity, (self-release, 2008), and Walk Away, (Vizztone, 2014). The aptly entitled Jimmy Carpenter Plays the Blues: is a straight-up, no frills, blues sax record, produced by Mike Zito and featuring classic blues covers and some cool originals. Jimmy continues to tour internationally with his own band, and often as a special guest on major festivals all over the world. 

His latest release just out in September 2022 on Gulfcoast Records, The Louisiana Record, is currently enjoying world-wide airplay. Jimmy  lived and performed in New Orleans from early 2004 until 2016, and his time there clearly influenced his music.“Without question, New Orleans and the music that flows out of that great city have had a huge impact on me, musically and personally,” Carpenter says. “These are songs by iconic American songwriters including Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. These are just a few of my favorites that helped shape me and my approach to writing, playing, and living. It is impossible to overstate the influence New Orleans, its music and its musicians have had on me, as player, songwriter, and performer.  The Louisiana Record is my tribute to the mash-up of Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, and Rock-n-roll that is New Orleans Music."  Joining Jimmy Carpenter (sax and vocals) for the red beans and rice run of 11 songs on The Louisiana Record are: Mike Zito – guitars; Casandra Faulconer - bass guitar; John Gros - piano/organ; and Wayne Maureau – drums.

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JIMMY CARPENTER WEBSITE
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 jimmyonsax@gmail.com
504-812-8327 

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Tampa Jazz Club Presents Whitney James Feat. LaRue Nickelson, La Lucha & James Suggs in Concert Sunday, Dec 4, 2022


WHITNEY JAMES
FEATURING 
La Lucha, James Suggs & LaRUE NICKELSON

Tampa Jazz Club & 
HCC Visual and Performing Arts Series Present
Whitney James w/
La Lucha, James Suggs, 
LaRue Nickelson

Sunday, December 4, 2022 ~3pm
Mainstage Theatre
at
HCC Performing Arts Building
1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
$20 Adults/$15 Tampa Jazz Club Members,
$10 Students with ID;
Free for HCC Students with ID
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The Tampa Jazz Club is proud to present vocalist WHITNEY JAMES in concert in the Mainstage Theatre at HCC/Ybor City, on Sunday, December 4, at 3:00. Part of the HCC Visual & Performing Arts Series, it’s a rare treat for Bay Area listeners who know the connection  she makes with her audience, with pure jazz and pure joy.

WHITNEY JAMES honed her talents on the vibrant Seattle jazz scene before moving east, sharing time between Tampa Bay and New York. Her debut cd, “The Nature of Love,” remains a favorite, and in 2012, she was one of twelve ‘Rising Stars’ chosen to appear on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” series. Whitney became a major part of the Bay Area cultural scene, as a founding lead singer for the Florida Bjorkestra, opening for jazz great Kurt Elling, and co-leading a TJC concert with legendary pianist Dick Hyman. She was also a host for WUSF’s ‘All Night Jazz’ until leaving for the University of North Texas. This year, she was awarded her M.A. in Music and Jazz Vocal Performance.

Whitney will be joined by longtime colleagues and TJC favorites -- the trio LA LUCHA, trumpeter JAMES SUGGS, and guitarist LaRUE NICKELSON. Please join us in welcoming WHITNEY JAMES back to Tampa, and  the Mainstage Theatre at HCC, on Sunday, December 4, 2022! 

UPCOMING SEASON PERFORMANCES

JAN 15, 2023: Jack Wilkins - Dexter Gordon Centennial
FEB 5, 2023: James Suggs
MAR 19, 2023: Michael Ross 5 - Mingus Centennial

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TAMPA JAZZ CLUB INTSTAGRAM

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER TOP 30 (and a few more!) for November 2022 - It's what's spinning on the platter that matters.

Gil Anthony's 
BLUES POWER TOP 30 
for November 2022

Get PERSONAL with the blues and tune in 
Gil Anthony's 
BLUES POWER show!


BLUES POWER w/ Gil Anthony (2013 Keeping The Blues Alive Award Winner)
WDIG 1450AM, Dothan, AL: Sunday, 6-10pm CDT & Monday, 6-11pm CDT.  
or

First two hours both nights streamed live on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/gil.anthony.3  
More info at: GILANTHONYBLUES.COM

BLUES POWER TOP 30 (and a few more!) for November 2022
1: John Nemeth, May Be the Last Time, Nola Blue Rec
2: Harrison Kennedy, Thanks For Tomorrow, Electro-Fi
3: Crystal Shawanda , Midnight Blues, True North Rec
4: Silent Partners, Changing Times, Little Village
5: Buddy Guy, Blues Don't Lie
6: Janiva Magness, Hard to Kill, Fathead Rec
7: Kenny Neal, Straight From the Heart, Ruf
8: Derrick Procell, Hello Mojo, Catfood Rec
9: Shemekia Copeland, Done Come Too Far, Alligator
10: Phantom Blues Band, Blues For Breakfast, Little Village
11: Orphan Jon, Over the Pain, Vintage LaNell Rec
12: John Primer, Hard Times, Blues House
13: Texas Horns, Everybody Let's Roll, Blue Heart Rec
14: Jimmy Carpenter, Louisiana Record, Gulf Coast
15: Matt Lomeo, When You Call, Self
16: Bob Corritore& Friends, You Shocked Me, Vizztone
17: Walter Trout, Ride, Provogue
18: Boneshakers, One Foot in the Groove, Take it To The Bridge Rec
19: Mike Morgan, Lights Went Out in Dallas, MC
20: Billy Price, 50+ Years of Soul, Get Hip Rec
21: Andre Bisson, Ballad of Lucy Stone, Self
22: Annika Chambers/Paul DesLauriers, Good Trouble, Vizztone
23: Jeremiah Johnson, Hi-Fi Drive By, Ruf
24: Niecie, Queen of the Hill, Ride the Tiger Rec
25: Dave Keyes, Rhythm Blues & Boogie, Blue Heart
26: Cliff Stevens, Better Days, Self
27: Angela Strehli, Ace of Blues, New Wezt Rec
28: Durham County Poets, Out of the Woods, Self
29: Ben Levin, Take Your Time, Viztone, 
30: Blue Moon Marquee, Scream, Holler & Howl, Factor

Also Playing: Bridget Kelly Band, Lucky Losers, Mighty Soul Drivers, Yates McKendree, Grant Dermody, Ruthie Foster, Rory Block, Mick Kolassa, Mark Pocket Goldberg, Robert Hill/Joanne LeDiger, Laura Tate, Suzie Vinnick, Rusty Wright Band, Bob Moore, Michele D'Amour, Tomislab Golbaun, Lil Red & the Rooster, Janice Harrington, Billy Truitt,  Maylaya  Blue, Catfish Keith, Thorbjorn Risager, Too Slim, Dig 3, Ivor SK, Jeff Dale, Serabee

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* Bold Indicates Florida Artist.
*Italicizied: Indicates Past Jazz Blues Florida Client.

Mailing Address:
Gil Anthony
PO Box 6628
Dothan AL 36302
Email: bluegil@hotmail.com
Website: gilanthonyblues.com
Phone: (334)718-1736






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