Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ron Carter Concert Presented By South Florida JAZZ


February 14, 2009 - 8:00 p.m. - South Florida JAZZ welcomes the most revered bassist in jazz, RON CARTER, who appears with his quartet in concert. Also that evening, SFJ will exhibit paintings by Dr Ferdie Pacheco who will be in attendance at the event.


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is extremely delighted to feature a true melding of music and visual arts with Ron Carter in only his second Florida appearance as a bandleader. The first time was a much-heralded appearance at the 2003 Hollywood Jazz Festival, also produced by South Florida JAZZ.

This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $35 ($25 for South Florida JAZZ members and $10 for students at any level with I.D.) and may be purchased from the AutoNation Box Office by calling 954.462.0222 in Broward County; also toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, as well as online at: southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization’s official Website.

In conjunction with this concert, Dr Ferdie Pacheco, known to many as “the fight doctor” to Muhammad Ali, but also a celebrated painter, will exhibit pieces from his jazz art oeuvre in the foyer of the theater and will meet and greet concertgoers. Dr Pacheco’s rendering of Ghandi was chosen by the United Nations to grace the 2009 International Day of Nonviolence stamp to be printed by the US Postal Service.

Ron Carter

Undeniably, Ron Carter is the preeminent bass player of the second half of the 20th century and now beyond. His harmonic sophistication and dexterity on the acoustic bass sets him apart from every other practitioner in the history of jazz. In addition to the standard bass he has also employed the cello and the piccolo bass throughout his career.

The pursuit of music began in Detroit with the cello at age 10, but he earned Bachelor of Music and Masters degrees as a bassist. While still a student, he dazzled the jazz world with his prodigious ability. Among his early affiliations were dates with Chico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, and Art Farmer prior to joining Miles Davis’s second great quintet that also included Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams. The band toured and recorded exhaustively through the 1960s after which he left the band and became the most widely recorded bassist in jazz (more than 2,000 recordings!) in a multitude of settings including his own bands, of course.

Mr. Carter’s exploration has continued throughout his career, including chamber and orchestral work as well as scoring feature films and television shows. A multiple poll-winner as a player, he also enjoys an active teaching career at the university level.

The signature quartet that Ron Carter brings to “Jazz Impressions” features pianist Stephen Scott, Payton Crossley on drums, and Rolando Morales-Matos on percussion.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

FLORIN ROEBIG TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL 2009


FLORIN ROEBIG TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL 2009
March 20, 21, & 22, 2009

The Florin Roebig Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns to Vinoy Waterfront Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 20, 21, & 22, 2009. This internationally renowned, three day music festival has been staged for the past 15 years on the sunny shores of Tampa Bay and features spectacular waterfront views, a tropical atmosphere, and the finest blues music. The event draws visitors from throughout the United States and Europe and is regarded as one of the best blues festivals in the world.

We are also pleased to announce that the law firm of Florin Roebig is the Title Sponsor for the 2009 event. Florin Roebig was founded in 1985 and enjoys a reputation as one of Florida’s preeminent trial law firms. The firm handles cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, employment discrimination, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, auto negligence, and toxic tort liability. The partners at Florin Roebig have long been friends of the festival and are highly committed to supporting community events, charity, and the arts. The firm’s website can be found at www.florinroebig.com.

The festival will feature a large concert stage and state of the art P.A. system. Multiple food vendors will be providing Florida foods, seafood, Cuban foods, and a variety of Festival treats. Beer & wine is also sold on site, together with sodas and beverages. Patrons may not bring alcoholic beverages or coolers to the event. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged, and re-entry to the park is allowed with a hand stamp.

Proceeds from the Florin Roebig Tampa Bay Blues Festival will benefit our charity partner, Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. PARC has been our primary charity for the past 15 years, and its work is critical to the welfare of the Tampa Bay community.

The price for a three day pass is $75. Individual ticket prices are $30 each day.

Backstage passes (includes festival admission) may be ordered for $350 for all three days or $150 per day. These backstage passes are limited, and patrons are encouraged to place their orders as early as possible. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.tampabaybluesfest.com.

Tickets and passes may also be purchased by sending a check, payable to Tampa Bay Blues Foundation, Inc., along with a business-size, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Tampa Bay Blues Foundation, Inc., 1535 Dr. M.L. King Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.

FESTIVAL LINE UP

Friday, March 20, 2009
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Robin Rogers
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Lurrie Bell
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. CURTIS SALGADO
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. COCO MONTOYA
8:30 to 10:00 p.m. THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS

Saturday, March 21, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Eric Lindell
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. RUTHIE FOSTER
5:30 to 8:00 p.m. THE LENGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES REVUE FEATURING THE TOMMY CASTRO BAND, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS, MAGIC DICK, AND DEANNA BOGART
8:30 to 10:00 p.m. DELBERT McCLINTON

Sunday, March 22, 2009
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Seth Walker
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Tinsley Ellis
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. DARRELL NULISCH
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. BERNARD ALLISON
8:30 to 10:00 p.m. IRMA THOMAS AND THE PROFESSIONALS

Gates open approximately 30 minutes before the first artist each day.

Free Shuttle service on 1st Street NE from parking lots at Al Lang Baseball Field (Progress Energy Field), Bayfront Center Parking lot, and Baywalk garage in downtown St. Petersburg is provided. Please publicize this shuttle service, which will help us facilitate parking for the Blues Festival.

Official “After Hours” Parties.
Nova 535 will host the Official “After Hours” Parties each night after the festival on Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21, 2009. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. On Friday, guests will enjoy the music of Robin Rogers and Coco Montoya, with special guest Kim Wilson. Saturday’s show includes Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, with special guest Eric Lindell, and The Tommy Castro Band. All artists have been invited to attend this special event. Tickets are $20 and are available online and at the door. Nova is an upscale special events venue located at 535 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street North, in St. Petersburg, Florida, just 5 minutes from Vinoy Park. Nova’s website is www.nova535.com.

The Florin Roebig Tampa Bay Blues Festival has earned a strong reputation for hosting one of the most scenic and best blues music festivals in the world. This year marks our 16th anniversary, and we look forward to seeing you in Florida this spring for three great days of blues by the bay!

For more information:

Contact: Charles W. Ross
Tampa Bay Blues Foundation, Inc.
1535 Dr. M.L. King Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727/502-5000 - telephone
727/502-5001 - fax
e-mail: cwross@tampabay.rr.com
website: www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Blues-O-Matics representing The North Central Florida Blues Society!

Crowd Surfin' Harley Davidson


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

North Central Florida Blues Society / Blues-O-Matics(B)/090130:0700/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=28460784

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Tallan "T-Man" Latz and the Young Guns representing The Grafton Blues Association!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Grafton Blues Association / Tallan "T-Man" Latz and the Young Guns(Y)/090126:1700/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViDEV2nED88

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Sue DaBaco and Wise Fools representing The Grafton Blues Association!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Grafton Blues Association / Sue DaBaco and Wise Fools(B)/090126:1400/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el4N_6Hfw30

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Quartertons representing The Boise Blues Society!

Pull The Trigger Quartertons


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Boise Blues Society / The Quartertons(B)/090126:1000/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=16977220

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Harry T representing The Connecticut Blues Society!

Leavin' Blues


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Connecticut Blues Society / Harry T /090126:0700/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=50292492

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! MonkeyJunk representing The Ottawa Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Ottawa Blues Society / MonkeyJunk(B)/090126:0030/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nmDLpHGVMk

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Terry Quiett Band



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Wichita Blues Society / The Terry Quiett Band(B)/090125:2100/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De2FT1BD90c

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Johnny Max Band



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Canal Bank Shuffle / The Johnny Max Band(B)/090125:1800/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM4myX4WavI

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The On The Spot Blues Band



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Mid North Michigan Blues Society / The On The Spot Blues Band(Y)/090125:1500/

Labron Lazenby and L.A.3 representing The Smoky Mountain Blues Society!

• Smoky Mountain Blues Society / Labron Lazenby and L.A.3(B)/090125:1200/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwzcbn4ZiJ0

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Jeff Watson Band representing The Sierra Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Sierra Blues Society / The Jeff Watson Band(B)/090125:1000/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjTdAJdgCrk

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Todd Eberwine Band



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Blues Society of Western NY / Todd Eberwine Band(B)/090125:0600/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97cHn6_7SE

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Little Ivory Blues Band representing The Blues Society of Central PA!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Blues Society of Central PA / Little Ivory Blues Band(Y)/090124:2345/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKJ6MXq2pU4

• Austin Blues Society / Jimi Lee(S/D)/090124:1800/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7YJXh3FP0

Hot House Florida’s IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Jimi Lee representing The Austin Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Austin Blues Society / Jimi Lee(S/D)/090124:1800/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7YJXh3FP0

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Friar's Point representing The Lehigh Valley Blues Network!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Lehigh Valley Blues Network / Friar's Point(B)/090124:1600/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inguxR0alqY

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! King Bee & The Stingers representing Indy Crossroads Blues!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Indy Crossroads Blues / King Bee & The Stingers(B)/090124:1300/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=95sptlrbj6M

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! V. E. Paul representing The Billtown Blues Association!


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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Billtown Blues Association / V. E. Paul(S/D)/090123:1000/ http://www.livebluesworld.com/video/video/show?id=1598513%3AVideo%3A18976

Friday, January 23, 2009

2009 FLL Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival Postponed


(Ft.Lauderdale.FL )It with is with much disappointment we announce the postponement of the 2009 Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival. After much deliberation the festival organizers have determined there is not enough sponsorship and funding to hold the annual music festival as planned. Numerous alternative plans are being discussed to move the date later for 2009 or begin working on a festival plans for 2010. Updates will be posted at http://www.riverwalkbluesfestival.com/ Remember to sign in for the RBMF newsletter.
Anyone wishing to help secure sponsorship or become a sponsor please contact djdar@blueatheart.com

The Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival is a legacy left behind by the late Don Cohen and should be continued to immortalize this great promoter and supporter of the blues. Continue to check http://www.riverwalkbluesfestival.com/ for upcoming shows and benefits for The Don Cohen Foundation. We appreciate your support

For sponsorship information and all interested food and non food vendors for either event should contact:

dar@blueatheart.com and or productions@blueatheart.com

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Brad McCloud and John Zantow representing The Iowa Blues Societies!

Case For The Blues


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Iowa Blues Societies / Brad McCloud and John Zantow(S/D)/090123:1000/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=33460253

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IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Don Johnson Project representing The Blues Society of Central Penn!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania / Don Johnson Project(B) 090123:0700/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhNAsyMXncM&feature=related

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Bottoms Up Blues Gang representing The Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society / The Bottoms Up Blues Gang(S/D)/090123:0100/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6c83JoaaTU&feature=related

Thursday, January 22, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Aaron Burton representing The North Texas Blues Society!

Aaron Burton - ASCAP and BMI


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

North Texas Blues Society / Aaron Burton(S/D)/090122:2000/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=46925552
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IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Alan Wright Band representing The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society / Alan Wright Band(B)/090122:1800/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKRn5TAr7sA

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Rich Berry representing The Blues Society of the Ozarks!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link):

Blues Society of the Ozarks / Rich Berry(S/D) 090122:1300/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-GNN6A6twE

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Micah Kesselring representing The Columbus Blues Alliance!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Columbus Blues Alliance / Micah Kesselring(Y)/090122:1000/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1vBBuN9rRk

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Patrick Vining Band representing The Atlanta Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Atlanta Blues Society / Patrick Vining Band(B)/090122:0700/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8a61hXcHZs

Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine presents “A Big City Rhythm & Blues Showcase”

For Immediate Release: January 21, 2009
From: Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine www.bigcitybluesmag.com, blues@bigcitybluesmag.com, 248-582-1544
Re: “A Big City SOUL Rhythm & Blues Showcase,” February 7th, 2009, Ground Zero Blues Club, 158 LT. George W. Lee, Memphis, TN 901-522-0130

Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine presents “A Big City Rhythm & Blues Showcase” Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at Ground Zero Blues Club, 158 Lt. George W. Lee, Memphis, TN featuring Beale St. guitar legend Preston Shannon and Friends – Joey Gilmore (Florida), Ready Teddy & Charles Otis (New Orleans), Luther “Badman” Keith & Jeff Maylin (Detroit), Linsey Alexander & The Chicago B.L.U.E.S. All-Stars (Chicago), Dexter Allen (Mississippi), Vee Allen (Mississippi & Michigan) , Keith Ruff & Diedra (Alabama), Chris James & Patrick Rynn (Chicago & San Diego) and Toronzo Cannon & Big Ray (Chicago).

Plus kicking off the showcase at 6 pm until 2 am will be The Big City Rhythm & Blues Orchestra led by Dave Fields (New York City) with Billy Gibson (Memphis), David Hughes (Mississippi), Andy Huenerberg, Dave Moore and special guest Deak Harp (Illinois) will perform. With Many Special Guests
Tickets are $15.

“A Big City Rhythm & Blues Showcase” is celebrating Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s Cross Roads CD Sampler #5 that is free when you subscribe and on February 7, 2009 free for the first 100 Ground Zero-Memphis patrons. Publisher of Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine—Robert Jr. Whitall photographed the “Mississippi Crossroads—61/49” in 1989 and writes about its folklore in the new sampler. Cross Roads features 19 talented artists. It is a wonderful crossroads of rhythm and blues.
Big thanks to Ground Zero Blues Club, Chicago B.L.U.E.S., Delta Blues Museum, REG Memphis, Earwig Music, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, State of Mississippi and South Florida Blues Society.

King & Double Rooms group rates ($100-$120) at The Benchmark – 3 blocks from Beale St. for 2/5-2/7/09 are still available until January 22, 2009 – contact Linda Kibek immediately – bigcityblues@lindentravel.com or 800-765-8241

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Red Hot Blues Sisters representing The Washington Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Washington Blues Society / Red Hot Blues Sisters(B)/090121:2100/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVT1gn-Iwh8

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Megan Boyer Band representing The MO Blues Association!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

MO Blues Association / Megan Boyer Band(B)/090121:2000/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yp9XE0SwCo

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! The Underground Blues Division representing The Blues Society of the Ozarks!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Blues Society of the Ozarks / The Underground Blues Division(B)/090121:1500/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCcD6BVQvVw

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IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Mojo Theory representing The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society / Mojo Theory(B)/090121:1200/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBQ2OVoO9Qs

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Laith Al-Saadi representing The Mid North Michigan Blues Society!

Laith Al-Saadi Trio - Lucky Old Sun


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Mid North Michigan Blues Society / Laith Al-Saadi(B)/090121:0600/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeSJlZRO-rg

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Ty Curtis Band representing The Cascade Blues Association!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Cascade Blues Association / Ty Curtis Band(B) /090121:0100/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kmnc8he__4

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WOMEN IN JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joan Cartwright - 954-607-7471- wijsf@yahoo.com

MARCH 7, 2009 @ 3-5 p.m. - Admission $20

African American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Professional, world-renown vocalists Jus' Cynthia, Sandra Kaye and Diva Joan Cartwright work with a jazz quartet to rehearse their road show, WOMEN IN JAZZ ON TOUR. Students from Broward Schools are invited to fill the 300-seat auditorium at AARLCC, during two, one-hour rehearsal/workshops, where the 7-member ensemble will run through dialogue and music exploring the lives of 11 women who brought jazz and blues music to the forefront of American popular culture and around the world. The women they portray include Bessie Smith, Marylou Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through contacts, articles, interviews, newsletters, events, courses, clinics, workshops, lectures, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, concerts, performances and recognition. Visit the website - www.wijsf.org

To reserve seats for your class, contact Ray Lockley at 954-625-2810 or email Alockley@browardlibrary.org and copy your request to wijsf@yahoo.com

This program is funded by a grant from the Friends of AARLCC.

About Women in Jazz on Tour.

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Jon Shain and FJ Ventre representing The Triangle Blues Society!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Triangle Blues Society / Jon Shain and FJ Ventre(S/D) www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhnJY1foVY

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Inner City Blues Band!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Columbus Blues Alliance / Inner City Blues Band(B) / 090120:1830 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtOaYvslb3M

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IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Outside The Box!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation / Outside The Box(Y) / 090120:0700 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhvjhlZIpyw

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Springing the Blues Festival Line-up Announced

George’s Music Springing the Blues Festival Performance Schedule
April 3, 4, 5 2009


Main Stage Schedule
Friday April 3
5:00 John Miller Blues
6:00 J.P. Soars and The Red Hots
7:30 Regi Blue
9:00 Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Saturday, April 4
11:45 Skinny Legs and All
12:45 WSNB
1:45 Marquise “Manchild” Knox
2:45 E. G. Kight
4:00 Dave Herrero featuring Felix Reyes
5:00 Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm
6:15 Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang
7:30 Legendary JC’s
8:45 Lucky Peterson

Sunday, April 5
12:00 Willie Mae
1:00 Samuel James
2:00 Nicole Hart and the NRG Band
3:15 Jim McKaba and the After Hours Band
4:30 Robin Rogers
6:00 Greg Baril

West Stage Schedule
Friday April 3
5:00 Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators
6:00 Toots Lorraine and the Traffic
7:30 J.P. Soars and the Red Hots
9:00 Conrad Oberg

Saturday, April 4
1:00 Skinny Legs and All
2:30 WSNB
4:00 George’s Music Featured Artist
5:30 Marquise “Man Child” Knox
7:00 Dave Herrero featuring Felix Reyes
8:30 Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm

Sunday, April 5
1:00 Ed Cotton and the Smashed Ramblers
2:30 Samuel James
4:00 Roger “Hurricane” Wilson
5:30 Nicole Hart and the NRG Band

Monday, January 19, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Lonj!

We are offering all the IBC (www.blues.org) participants a chance to expand their exposure before getting to Memphis and the opportunity for all MySpace blues fans to “meet” the bands. We are selecting competitors, based on 1) MySpace presence, 2) video availability, 3) “Friend” status, and 4) “Friend” status of sponsor and posting their videos in our profile in a rotation until show time in Memphis. Below are the lists of those we have posted, who is line to be posted, and who we are still trying to contact. Also, please note that not ALL of those showcased are Competitors as some are in the “Smokin’ Bluz Youth Showcase” category. Good luck to all, and remember, everyone that goes is already a winner!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Blues Sur Seine / Lonj(S/D) / 090120:0030 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p332LitBQVw

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Jeff Strahan!

Jeff Strahan Band


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

San Angelo Blues Society / Jeff Strahan(S/D) / 090119:2100 http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=5421522

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Cheryl Renee w/ Them Bones!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Kentuckiana Blues Society / Cheryl Renee w/ Them Bones(B) / 00119:1200 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeV_TuNqtp0

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Joe McGuinness!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Atlanta Blues Society / Joe McGuinness(S/D) 090118:0800 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG3-G1WTHWs

Sunday, January 18, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Ricky Nye Inc!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Cincy Blues Society / Ricky Nye Inc.(B) 090118:1700 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGp0UJJHd_w

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Count Bracey and the Pleasuretone!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Detroit Blues Society / Count Bracey and the Pleasuretone(B) / 090118:1300 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8WZhP3FpY

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Little Boogie Slim & Kurson!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

TB King Blues Club / Little Boogie Slim & Kurson(Y) 09018:0900 / http://www.youtube.com/user/Smokinboyjones

Saturday, January 17, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Alice Stuart!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Washington Blues Society / Alice Stuart(S/D) / 090118:0100 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6fMJc2sqo

Florida's Guide to Live Jazz, Latin & Blues Online at www.HotHouseFlorida.com

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Southern Fried Blues Society / Skinny Legs and All(Y) /090117:2100 /

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! WSNB!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Southern Fried Blues Society / WSNB(B) 090117:1600 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbYuZEQFmqU

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Charles Burton!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

Charles Burton with Hooter's Blues




Blues Lovers United of San Diego / Charles Burton(S/D) / 090117:0030 / http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=16887699

Friday, January 16, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Jennifer Marriott and Odd Sheep Out!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Pryor Baird & The Deacons!



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Raitt, Cocker & Heart Announce Dates at Pompano Bch

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THREE GREAT CONCERTS!
ONE GREAT VENUE!

BONNIE RAITT
SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

HEART
SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH

JOE COCKER
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH


AT THE INTIMATE RESERVED SEAT
POMPANO BEACH AMPHITHEATRE
ALL ON SALE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LIVE NATION TICKETING FRIDAY, JAN. 23RD, 10AM

(TICKET AND DATE INFO FOR ALL THREE ON THIS RELEASE)

1.
WHO: BONNIE RAITT

WHAT: More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. Exposure to the album Blues at Newport 1963 at age 14 had kindled her interest in blues and slide guitar, and between classes at Harvard she explored these and other styles in local coffeehouse gigs. Three years after entering college, Bonnie left to commit herself full-time to music, and shortly afterward found herself opening for surviving giants of the blues. Word spread quickly of the young redhaired blueswoman, her soulful, unaffected way of singing, and her uncanny insights into blues guitar. Over the next seven years she would record six albums. Three Grammy nominations followed in the 1980s. In between sessions, when not burning highways on tour with her band, she devoted herself to playing benefits and speaking out in support of an array of worthy causes, campaigning to stop the war in Central America; participating in the Sun City anti-apartheid project; performing at the historic 1980 No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden; co-founding MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy); and working for environmental protection and for the rights of women and Native Americans. Bonnie achieved new levels of popular and critical acclaim. She won four Grammy Awards in 1990—three for her Nick of Time album and one for her duet with John Lee Hooker on his breakthrough album, The Healer. Within weeks, Nick of Time shot to number one (it is now certified quintuple platinum). Luck of the Draw (1991, seven-times platinum) brought even more success, firing two hit singles— "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" —up the charts, and adding three more Grammys to her shelf. The double-platinum Longing in Their Hearts, released in 1994, featured the hit single "Love Sneakin' Up On You" and was honored with a Grammy for Best Pop Album. In March of 2000, Bonnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; this was followed by her welcome into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in June 2001. The release of Souls Alike, her eighteenth album, marks yet another brave, exhilarating step in a legendary body of work.

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009 / 7:30PM

WHERE: THE INTIMATE POMPANO BEACH AMPHITEATRE
POMPANO BEACH, FL

ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, 10AM
Exclusively and only at www.livenation.com, (877) 598-8698 (the toll free Live Nation ticketing phone number), and tickets available at the venue box office on day of show only.

PRICES: $78.50, $68.50 & $48.50 – RESERVED SEATS
Bonnie has donated a limited amount of tickets and aftershow passes to raise funds for The Everglades Foundation (www.evergladesfoundation.org). Those tickets and passes will be available via The Guacamole Fund at www.guacfund.org
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

2.
WHO: HEART

WHAT: Heart capped off a banner year with a Billboard touring award, critical acclaim and even Christmas ringtones. More than thee decades after initially leaping into the rock music scene they have scored numerous hit singles, sold millions of albums and earned high critical praise. Heart, the iconic rock band led by Ann and Nancy Wilson, continue to thrill audiences and prove themselves still very much in their creative prime with their latest U.S. tour. In 2009, Heart will also hit the studio to record what will be their 14th album in a most distinguished career. Heart is also gearing up to mark the 30th anniversary of their classic multi-platinum album Dog & Butterfly with special events and celebrations. They also continue to win new generations of fans with their #1 single "Barracuda," being included in "Guitar Hero World Tour" and the new American Idol contestants paying tribute to their catalog of hits every season.

WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009 / 7:30PM

WHERE: THE INTIMATE POMPANO BEACH AMPHITEATRE
POMPANO BEACH, FL

ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, 10AM
Exclusively and only at www.livenation.com, (877) 598-8698 (the toll free Live Nation ticketing phone number), and tickets available at the venue box office on day of show only.

PRICES: $68.50, $58.50 & $38.50 – RESERVED SEATS
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

3.
WHO: JOE COCKER

WHAT: Joe Cocker is one of the truly great rock voices of all time. America loved him from his first television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The press seized upon him. Life Magazine called Joe "The voice of all those blind criers and crazy beggars and maimed men who summon up a strength we'll never know to bawl out their souls in the streets." However, Joe wasn't singing in the streets. He was singing at all the major rock festivals of that summer, culminating in the filmed triumph of Woodstock before half a million people (a phenomenal rip-roaring testimony to Joe Cocker in his absolute prime). Of the ensuing "Mad Dogs and Englishmen” along with Leon Russell and a menagerie of musicians, managers, roadies, wives, girlfriends, hangers on, children, a spotted dog plus a film crew, Joe played forty-eight cities in fifty-six days, to rapturous receptions everywhere. In 1970, Joe sold $3 million worth of records in America alone. His first three albums went platinum and Playboy voted him number one vocalist in their annual jazz and rock poll. His duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where We Belong", the theme from An Officer And A Gentleman, brought an appearance at the Oscars ceremony and a hit worldwide, including his first American number one. Joe Cocker is a survivor, a star and a rock legend. He has had hit records in the 1960's, 70s, 80, and 90s. Success has brought with it a grueling schedule of recording and touring but he has no plans to take it easy. "As long as being on stage is fun," says Joe, "as long as I enjoy that part and still get a buzz out of performing. Then I'll keep going out there."

WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009 / 8PM

WHERE: THE INTIMATE POMPANO BEACH AMPHITEATRE
POMPANO BEACH, FL


ON SALE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008, 10AM
Exclusively and only at www.livenation.com, (877) 598-8698 (the toll free Live Nation ticketing phone number), and tickets available at the venue box office on day of show only.

PRICES: $66.50, $50.50, $43.50 & $33.50 – RESERVED SEATS
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR ALL SHOWS: www.livenation.com (information and ticket sales)


ALSO ON SALE AT POMPANO BEACH AMPHITHEATRE:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
DISTURBED WITH: SEVENDUST AND SKINDRED

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Woody Graber
(305)606-2979

ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience for artists, fans and sponsors. Our core business is buying and producing artist rights and monetizing those rights via our global distribution pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live music concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts for 1,500 artists in 57 countries. The company sells over 45 million concert tickets a year and expects to drive over 60 million unique visitors to livenation.com in 2008. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into direct concert ticketing and building the industry's only artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."


Distribution by:
Hot House Florida
PO Box 2614
Palm Beach FL 33480
561-313-7432
www.HotHouseFlorida.com
www.myspace.com/HotHouseFlorida
http://hothouseflorida.blogspot.com

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Valentino & The Piedmont Sheiks!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs




POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Triangle Blues Society / Valentino & The Piedmont Sheiks(B) / 090116:0700 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWKDsRZkVU

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Shuffle Service!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

Norwegian Blues Union / Shuffle Service(B) / 090116:0100 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt1_jVO7JVc

Thursday, January 15, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Brandon Bailey!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Memphis Blues Society / Brandon Bailey(Y) / 090115:1900 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlXAXiYFHg

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Matt Wigler & Mike Aubin!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• DC Blues Society / Matt Wigler w/Mike Aubin(S/D) / 090115:1200 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZdAS-79V0

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Matt Wigler!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• DC Blues Society / Matt Wigler(Y) / 090115:0800 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWPMT57zjR0

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase: Davina and The Vagabonds!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

Gone Away (original) @ The Dakota Jazz Club


POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society / Davina and The Vagabonds(B)/ 090114:1300 / http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=28817223

UM to host its inaugural Global Business Forum, "Harnessing the Power of the Connected World"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOP MUSIC BUSINESS AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM

Prominent Executives to Discuss Impact of the Connected World on the Music Industry

CORAL GABLES, Fla., January 14, 2009 -- The University of Miami will host its inaugural Global Business Forum, "Harnessing the Power of the Connected World," on January 15 and 16, 2009. The Global Business Forum, organized by the University of Miami School of Business Administration, will feature expert commentary from a wide range of industries from Finance to Health Care to Music. Expected to draw hundreds of attendees, the conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities offered by an increasingly interconnected world. The University of Miami Frost School of Music will host two panel sessions offered as part of the overall Global Business Forum. These sessions, which will also feature top executives from the music business and technology fields, will explore how increased connectivity impacts the music business and music technology areas.

"The Frost School established the first programs in Music Business and Entertainment Industries and Music Engineering as models for the nation," said Shelton G. Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music. "We were among the first to establish a record company, and the first to sign a major administration deal for a student-run music publishing company. As we continue to lead in incubating ideas for music and music technology, we have assembled a peerless group of panelists to discuss future trends. The Frost School sessions for the Global Business Forum promise to be important and engaging discussions." Dean Shelton G. Berg will facilitate the two music-related panel sessions.

The first panel discussion, "Harnessing Intellectual Property in a Connected World", will be co-moderated by Serona Elton, Assistant Professor of Music Business and Entertainment Industries at the Frost School of Music on Thursday, January 15 at 1:45 PM. The panel will feature John Kennedy, CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Eric Baptiste, Secretary-General of the Confederation Internationale des Societes d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC), and John Echevarria, Executive Vice-president of Operations for Latin America of Universal Music Group International. This panel, representing most of the stakeholder constituencies interested in music as intellectual property, will examine the challenges faced today in the global world and discuss the solutions of today and the potential solutions of tomorrow.

The second panel discussion, "Commercializing Music Technology in a Connected World", will be co-moderated by Corey I. Cheng, Director of the Music Engineering Technology Program at the Frost School of Music on Thursday, January 15 at 3:45 PM. The panel will include Bob Kohn, Chairman and CEO of RoyaltyShare Inc., Schuyler Quackenbush, Chair of MPEG Audio Subgroup and President of Audio Research Labs, and Rob Fuhlbrugge, Sr. Director, Advanced Development and Technology Sourcing for Shure Incorporated. The panelists will discuss how technology has changed radically in the past few decades, gaining limitless global reach through highly efficient methods for cataloging and distributing music. Panelists will also be asked to discuss what other music technologies lurk just around the corner, and what might be next “big thing” in music technology.

More About the Global Business Forum

The scheduled keynote speakers include Michael L. Ducker, president, International of FedEx Express, Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, president of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Arun Sarin, former CEO, Vodafone Group, Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Jim Skinner, vice chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation, and Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric Company.

The title sponsor for the Forum is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Inc. Other sponsors include Bank of America, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Total Bank, Blackline Systems, FedEx Express, the University of Miami Citizens Board, The Jeffrey Group, The Miami Herald, Poder magazine, and WorldCity Business magazine.

The early registration fees, available through Dec. 10, are $500 for members of the University of Miami (UM) community (alumni, faculty, staff and students) and $750 for non-members. After Dec. 10, the UM fee is $750 and the non-UM fee is $1,000. More information and online registration is available at www.bus.miami.edu/gbf.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the media wishing to cover the Global Business Forum may apply for credentials at www.bus.miami.edu/gbfmedia.

About the University of Miami Frost School of Music

Building on its foundation as a Conservatory of Music, the Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology. The Frost School was also among the first to offer degrees in Studio Music and Jazz, Music Therapy, and Accompanying and Chamber Music. In addition, the Frost School was the first in a major university to develop a student-run label, ‘Cane Records, and a publishing company, Category Five. The School’s innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation. More information about the University of Miami Frost School of Music can be found at www.music.miami.edu.

The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University's mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. www.miami.edu

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Contact: Ross DeBardelaben, rad@miami.edu, +1-305-284-1149, of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, or Elizabeth Amore, eamore@miami.edu, +1-305-284-5500, of the University of Miami Media Relations

IBC Competitor Video Showcase: Dan Treanor, Richard Ray Farrell and The Afrosippi Blues Band!

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POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
· Grand County Blues Society / Dan Treanor, Richard Ray Farrell and The Afrosippi Blues Band (B)/090114:0700/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NpSAK4-Sgg

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Brethren, representing The Sonny Boy Blues Society!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• Sonny Boy Blues Society / Brethren(B)/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq3nLdI-wnE

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Kory Montgomery of The Isayah Warford & Kory Montgomery Duo!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas / Isayah Warford & Kory Montgomery (Featured in video) /090113:1300/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYSgIqYWhPo

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Oreo Blue!

Oreo Blue @ King Biscuit Blues Festival 2003


POSTED
(Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas/Oreo Blue/090113:0900/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=5068279

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Son Jack Jr!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• South Sound Blues Association/Son Jack Jr & Michael Wilde/090113:0100/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku19ZFetUTo

Monday, January 12, 2009

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Miss Freddye And Blue Faze!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs



POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• West Virginia Blues Society/Miss Freddye And Blue Faze/090112:2100/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEVXNE7qnRc

IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Bluesboy Jag!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

Bluesboy Jag one man band 'Hot Tin Roof'

POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):

• Arkansas River Blues Society/Bluesboy Jag/090112:1200/ http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=40159946
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IBC Competitor Video Showcase! Reverend Robert Sexton's All Star Blues Review!

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs




POSTED (Sponsor/Band Name/Day & Time posted/Video Link) (Preference is being given to Competitors w/ Sponsors that are Hot House Florida Friends):
• West Michigan Blues Society/Reverend Robert Sexton's All Star Blues Review/090112:0600/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVw1JxQwIzM

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tribute to Oscar Peterson - Gold Coast Jazz

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

Canada’s Top Jazz Pianist Pays Tribute to Oscar Peterson
Category: Music


Oliver Jones, Jazz Pianist featured in Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Fort Lauderdale, FL - To many, Oscar Peterson is the epitome of jazz piano. On January 14, one of Canada's foremost jazz pianists, Oliver Jones, will pay homage to the jazz legend in the jazz concert, Tribute to Oscar Peterson. Presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, the concert will take place at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The show begins at 7:45 pm. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and are on sale through the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at www.goldcoastjazz.org or www.browardcenter.org. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

Pianist Oliver Jones is one of Canada's finest musicians. His career intertwines with the proud history of jazz in his native Montreal, the thriving city that in its heyday also produced Oscar Peterson, Oliver's lifelong friend and continuing inspiration. Oliver was born and raised in Saint Henri, a predominantly working class area of Montreal, several blocks from Peterson. Young Oliver would sit on the Peterson porch, listening to the older boy practice. Oscar's sister, Daisy Peterson Sweeney, became his first piano teacher, with lessons continuing for the next twelve years. These lessons solidified young Jones' skills, which were already considerable; Oliver was performing publicly at age five, and by the time he had his first nightclub appearance, he was nine.

Jones moved to Puerto Rico where for sixteen years he served as musical director and pianist for the Jamaican singer Kenny Hamilton. In 1980, Oliver Jones returned to Montreal, determined to pursue jazz professionally. After a long stint performing at the Montreal jazz club, Biddle's, Jones began recording for Justin Time Records. His association with Justin Time produced an impressive catalogue of recordings whose sidemen are among the very finest in jazz. Have Fingers, Will Travel (1997) featured bass legend Ray Brown and drummer Jeff Hamilton. From Lush to Lively (1995) demonstrated Jones' unrivalled position as one of Canada's greatest gifts to the piano.

Oliver Jones' inspiration is not confined to the artistic community. He's also the proud recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. award, celebrating his contributions to the Black Community in Canada and in his native Montreal. In 1993 he received the Order of Qu├ębec, the province's highest honour, and the next year he was awarded the Order of Canada, for "outstanding achievement in the arts." That same year, at the invitation of the Government of Canada, Jones toured several cities in China with bassist Dave Young and drummer Barry Elmes. For more information about the artist, go to www.justin-time.com/authors/oliverjones.

For more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society go online to www.goldcoastjazz.org or call 954-524-0805. The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, jazz education programs and other events. Season sponsors include HI Foundation, BankAtlantic, DeMeo Young McGrath, Miller Wiggin & Associates, Morgan Stanley, The PaperMill, WLRN FM and the Riverside Hotel.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Funding Arts Broward.

Pam Dearden
Executive Director
Gold Coast Jazz Society
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-524-0805
www.goldcoastjazz.org
The Best in Classic Jazz

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Book Feb FLA Tour

#JazzBluesFlorida #jazz #blues #Florida #Concerts #Festivals #Clubs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Christopher Pistorino Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tel: 718-755-6016
Email: chrispistorino@gmail.com
Website: http://thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com


The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a popular NYC based early jazz, swing and blues band perform three concerts in Florida in February.

WHAT: Music performances at two South Florida clubs and one swing dance.

WHO: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an early jazz, swing and blues band composed of acoustic guitar/vocals, upright bass, homemade washboard percussion, trumpet and saxophone. Their repertoire of witty songs from the 1920's and 30's is augmented by original tunes with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part harmony.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Sunday, February 15, 2009 9:00PM at
Bourgainvillea's Old Florida Tavern7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami, Florida 33143Cost: free
Three one hour sets starting at 9PM, ending at 1AM.
www.bougiesbar.com
Phone: 305.669.8577

Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:00PM at
Mango's 904 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301Cost: free
Three one hour sets starting at 8PM, ending at 12AM
www.mangosonlasolas.com
Phone: 954.523.5001

Friday, February 20, 2009 8:00PM at
Swing Dance at Gulfport Casino Hosted by Swing Time5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707Cost: $12, purchase at the door
www.swingtime.info


INFORMATION: http://thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com
http://myspace.com/thebluevipersofbrooklyn
http://sonicbids.com/thebluevipersofbrooklyn

Music on the Plaza at Marina Square

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The City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency, and BlueBird Productions, Inc. presents Music on the Plaza at Marina Square, a new and exciting event taking take place the second Sunday of each month, ending May 10, 2009. The location of this event is Marina Square on Melody Lane in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. This event runs from 12:00 noon until 4:00 Pm. This free event features a variety of musical genres from Rock to Pop, R&B, Country, Roots and Americana, Latin-Jazz and Salsa, and Jazz & Blues.

The Sunday January 11, 2009 event will open with Smoothskin a great local smooth-jazz band from Port St. Lucie and the featured act will be the Treasure Coast's favorite Ossie Wright and the Groove Division Band laying down the best smooth-jazz and r&b sounds.

www.groovedivisionband.com

This event is surely to become a Sunday afternoon staple. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy great music, food, and beverage the second Sunday of each month beginning Sunday October 12, 2008 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 Pm. For more information visit www.bluebirdshows.com or call (772) 979-6176

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blue Note Record's New CD & Tour

By Hugo Kugiya
Special to The Seattle Times

The record label marks its 70th year with an album, "Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records," and concert tour, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $28-$35 (206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com). When Bill Charlap was a teenager in New York City — he was a music student at the school immortalized by the movie "Fame" — his best source of reference material was the public library near Lincoln Center, where he checked out jazz records by the musicians he emulated. More often than not, the records were Blue Note releases.By 2000, Charlap had become an accomplished jazz pianist and arranger, and when his own Blue Note Records album (the first of six) came out that year, the moment was just short of transcendent, like a ballplayer's first at-bat in Yankee Stadium."

I remember getting all those records from the library," said Charlap, 42, "and seeing that Blue Note Pac-Man on it, and all those jazz giants. So when I first signed with them and my album came out and it had that Blue Note [symbol] on it, I thought, 'Wow, I can't believe that's my name on there.' "

The legendary record label nearly synonymous with jazz is marking its 70th year with an ambitious album and concert tour by a combo led by Charlap. The group, which performs Thursday at the Moore Theatre, includes drummer Lewis Nash, bassist Peter Washington, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonists Ravi Coltrane (the son of jazz great and Blue Note artist John Coltrane) and Steve Wilson. The album, "Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records," attempts to do what seems impossible: to distill the 70 years of artists and albums into eight carefully chosen, reinvented songs.

The album represents the work of McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Thelonious Monk, Duke Pearson and Horace Silver. The group chose to record eight songs: "Search for Peace," "Dolphin Dance," "Inner Urge," "Little B's Poem," "Criss Cross," "Idle Moments," "The Outlaw," and the title track "Mosaic." Not all the songs represent an artist's best-known work, and many landmark songs were left out.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

WWWBTW: Where we will be this weekend...

Friday, Jan 2; Hollywood Beach Balloon Fest; Ricky Williams Band w/ Lisa Jean Leonard @ 1:30pm; Shakers @ 5pm; Sauce Boss Bill Wharton & The Ingredients @ 6pm; & City Limits, Delray Beach, South Florida's Blues All-Stars Reunion w/ Joey Gilmore.

Saturday, Jan 3; Hollywood Beach Balloon Fest Jason Ricci & New Blood @ 1pm, Blue Dice @ 2pm, Blues Dragon @ 4pm;& The Orange Door, Lake Park: Mario LaCasse Band.

Sunday, Jan 4; Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale & Hollywood Beach Balloon Fest: Rockin' Jake @ 3pm, Ike & Val Woods @ 4pm; & Mrs. Murphy's, Ft. Lauderdale, Razzberry Patch Jazz Jam w/ *Nicky Orta; & Fire Rock, West Palm Beach; Susan Merritt Trio Jazz Pro-Jam, 7-10pm

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*January listings are now posted at: http://www.HotHouseFlorida.com
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*The January edition is posted on-line at http://www.HotHouseFlorida.com with features.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Freddie Hubbard Dies at Age 70

Hubbard (born Frederick DeWayne Hubbard in Indianapolis on April 7, 1938) was the youngest of six children in a musical household and first played the tonette and then the mellophone. Moving to New York City in 1958, when he was 20, Hubbard quickly became known as one of the important new jazz arrivals. In the early '70s, his career well-established, he moved to Los Angeles, settling in the San Fernando Valley. He received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2006. Hubbard is survived by his wife, Briggie, and his son, Duane. Funeral services are pending. A memorial tribute in New York will be planned in the New Year.


Other web references:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Hubbard

L.A. Times

Discography:

1994 - MMTC: Monk, Miles, Trane & Cannon

1992 - Live at Fat Tuesday

1991 - Bolivia

1989 - Times Are Changin'

1983 - Sweet Return

1982 - Back to Birdland

1982 - Ride Like the Wind

1981 - Outpost

1980 - Skagly

1979 - The Love Connection

1978 - Super Blue

1977 - Bundle of Joy

1976 - Windjammer

1975 - Polar AC

1975 - Liquid Love

1974 - Keep Your Soul Together

1974 - High Energy

1974 - Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine in Concert

1973 - Sky Dive

1971 - First Light

1971 - Sing Me a Song of Songmy

1970 - Straight Life

1970 - Red Clay

1970 - The Black Angel

1969 - The Hub of Hubbard

1969 - A Soul Experiment

1968 - High Blues Pressure

1966 - Backlash

1965 - Blue Spirits

1964 - Breaking Point

1963 - The Body & the Soul

1962 - Hub-Tones

1962 - The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard

1961 - Ready for Freddie

1961 - Minor Mishap

1961 - Here to Stay

1961 - Hub Cap

1960 - Ballads

1960 - Goin' Up

1960 - Open Sesame

Weather Report for Hollywood Beach Balloon Fest - PERFECT!

Jan 1
TodaySome sun this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 73F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.

Jan 1 Tonight
A few clouds. Low 63F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.Jan 2 TomorrowIntervals of clouds and sunshine. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 76F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Jan 2 Tomorrow night
A few clouds from time to time. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 62F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Jan 3 Saturday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Jan 4
SundayPartly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.