Friday, July 31, 2009

Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz trombonest, to play in Coral Gables, Florida, Aug. 13

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Coral Gables Congregational Church
Community Arts Program
2009 Summer Concert Series

DELFEAYO MARSALIS, jazz trombone

Time and Date:
8 p.m., Thursday, August 13

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(directly across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$25-$40 in advance
(305) 448-7421, x 33

MIAMI, FL - Master trombonist and member of the famed Marsalis family, Delfeayo Marsalis appears 8 p.m., Thursday, August 13 for the final Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program 2009 Summer Concert Series event. Delfeayo takes the stage with his quintet of players (piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass, and drums) for an unforgettable evening.

Delfeayo began playing at age 13, producing his first recording at 17. He has since produced over 75 major-label recordings--several of which have received Grammy awards and nominations--including works by Harry Connick, Jr.; Marcus Roberts; Spike Lee; father, Ellis Marsalis; and brothers, Branford and Wynton Marsalis. His production skills earned a 3M Visionary Award in 1996 and a cover article for the industry source in 1997: Mix magazine.

Marsalis attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in both performance and audio production. He was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute. In 1983, Mr. Marsalis received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Jefferson Performing Arts Society for his presentation of Marcello's Sonata #6.

Mr. Marsalis has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey; Abdullah Ibrahim; Elvin Jones; Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as touring with his own modern jazz ensemble. A mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, he has released three solo albums to critical acclaim, Pontius Pilate's Decision, Musashi and Minions' Dominion. Along with late trombone master J.J. Johnson, several music reviewers have labeled Mr. Marsalis as one of the freshest modern voices on the instrument to arrive in the 90's.

Marsalis has written musical scores for television and stage and has devoted much of his time to providing musical education programs for young people. In 1993, his original D-Blues was commissioned by "Meet the Composer" for the Filmore Arts Center in Washington D.C. In 1995, Mr. Marsalis lectured in public and parochial schools on behalf of the Dallas Opera and the Bravo cable network. He has served as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program since 1998. Mr. Marsalis founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000, created specifically to provide 8-12th grade youth with musical theatre training. To date, UMT has prepared over three hundred students, ages 8-18, and staged ten original musicals.

In 2004, Mr. Marsalis obtained an M.A. in jazz performance at the University of Louisville. In 2009, he implemented Uptown Music Theatre's Kidstown AfterSchool in three New Orleans grammar schools. In addition, Delfeayo will release a new album entitled Sweet Thunder, an Ellington suite based upon the literary brilliance of William Shakespeare.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guitars Stolen in Central Florida

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July 27, 2009
Someone stole three of my Taylor Guitars; a 12 string and two 6 strings. The 12 string was a model 754 CE, serial # 20051004110. I bought one of the 6 strings a month ago and it was a model 314 CE and that serial # is 20081015011. The information for the other 6 string is somewhere in my storage unit but it has a Jon Parrot sticker right under the Taylor sticker inside the guitar. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Jon Parrot

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Jazz Blues Florida
PO Box 2614
Palm Beach FL 33480

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

University Miami, Florida, Festival Miami Jazz, Classical, and Music of Americas Schedule

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EVENT: Festival Miami 2009

DATES: October 2 – 30, 2009

PLACE: University of Miami
All concerts take place at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located at 1314 Miller Drive (UM campus) Coral Gables, FL, unless otherwise stated.

WEBSITE: Tickets go on sale September 1st


Calendar Festival Miami 2009
*Programs, artists, and dates subject to change without notice. All master classes, lectures, and documentaries are free and open to the public, on a first come, first served basis.

Jazz and BeyondThursday, Oct. 8, 8p.m.Carmen Bradford featuring Frost Jazz Vocal-1 Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 10, 8p.m.Gary Burton with Stamps Jazz Quintet & Frost Sextet

Thursday, Oct. 29, 8p.m.Dean Shelly Berg and Faculty Artists featuring John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton

Friday, Oct. 30, 8p.m.Closing Night: Jeff Hamilton & John Clayton with the Henry Mancini Institute and Frost Concert Jazz Band

Music of the AmericasFriday, Oct. 9, 8p.m.Claudia Acuna

Friday, Oct. 16, 8p.m.Carlos Reyes

Saturday, Oct. 17, 8p.m.The Softer Sounds of Arturo Sandoval

Friday, Oct. 23, 8p.m.IFé-ILé Afro-Cuban Dance and Music

Saturday, Oct. 24, 8p.m.Willy Chirino Unplugged
Great performances
Friday, Oct. 2, 8p.m.Gala Opening Night: Celebrating the German Roman Tradition

Sunday, Oct. 11, 6p.m.Frost Chamber Players

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 8p.m.Frost Opera Theater Presents Six Operas in 60 Minutes!

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8p.m.Frost Wind Ensemble

Sunday, Oct. 18, 8p.m.Miami Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8p.m.Kevin Kenner

Creative American MusicSaturday, Oct. 3, 8p.m.ASCAP Tribute to Henry Mancini

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8p.m.Emerging Young Composers Concert

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 8p.m.Songwriter’s Showcase

Thursday, Oct. 22, 8p.m.Shawn Colvin with Bruce Hornsby

Sunday, Oct. 25, 3p.m.Red Grammer Children’s Concert
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August 6 Full Moon Jazz Excitement on Hollywood Beach, Florida

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Full Moon Jazz on Hollywood Beach, Florida, on August 6, 2009 will feature very special artists Madd Jazz Quartet, Ira Sullivan and Oriente in the monthly free public performance series.

Madd Jazz Quartet includes three young siblings from the family Maddox: Kevin (17), Chase (16), and Emily (14). Each began playing piano at an early age and picked up their second instrument, alto sax, guitar, and drums respectively, about 5 years ago. Their mentors include some of South Florida's premier musicians and educators: Ira Sullivan, Brian Murphy, John Yarling, Duffy Jackson, Ed Maina, Jim Gasior, William Stewart, Richard Procopio, Eddie Balzola (Oriente) and staff of Music Tech in Pembroke Pines. The young artists also study at the Simon Salz UM Frost School of Music Young Musicians’ Summer Camp, and eldest brother Kevin will depart soon after this concert to begin studies at The University of North Florida. View promo from Madd Jazz performing at NYC's Jazz Standard Club last December.

Legendary Jazz great Ira Sullivan who also directs at the Young Musicians Camp will join the band along with excellent young bass player David Llanas. Audiences will be in the company of greatness when the elder statesman of Jazz, who's played with everyone from Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie to Jaco Pastorius and Randy Brecker (to name a few!), plays sax, trumpet, flugelhorn and flute with the wisdom of his years and tone and energy of a musician one third his age!

Popular Latin Jazz band Oriente will follow with a magnificent sextet, featuring their signature sound with soulful lead guitar melodies backed by warm, solid bass lines, trombone and trumpet harmonies, and an explosive Afro-Cuban percussion section. Songs from their new cd release NOW will be featured, and Mr. Sullivan may be enticed to jump on stage with his cabasa and dig the Latin rhythms and Jazz!

Hollywood Beach Theater at Johnson Street
August 6, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free and open to all
Information: 954-924-2980

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Florida Blues Group to Open for Headliner, Shemekia Copeland, at Hot Springs Blues Festival

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JP Soars and the Red Hots, current International Blues Challange Winners, continues their summer US tour with stop in Hot Springs, Arkansas. JP, born in California, raised in Arkansas, and currently making South Florida his home, also took home the Albert King Award for being the best guitarist in this this year's competition.

Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Interstate 30 follow the signs to Hot Springs

Details at

Friday, 9/4, 6:00 PM
Mike "Whisker Fish" Dolllins & The Cruize Brothers
Undeground Blues Division
Stella Vees.

Saturday, 9/5, 3:00 PM
Ben "Swamp Donkey" Brenner,
Unseen Eye
Joe Pitts Band
JP Soars and the Red HotsShemekia Copeland

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Eldar Djangirov, Jazz Pianist, in Concert in Coral Gables Florida this Thursday

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Coral Gables Congregational Church
Community Arts Program
2009 Summer Concert Series Presents:

ELDAR DJANGIROV, jazz pianist

Time and Date:
8 p.m., Thursday, July 30

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(directly across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$25-$40 in advance
(305) 448-7421, x 33

MIAMI, FL - Pianist Eldar Djangirov has accomplished something that the vast majority of jazz artists, pianists or otherwise, will never accomplish: he landed a contract with a major label and received a GRAMMY nomination before he could have a drink. Eldar has recorded five albums, of which, three are with Sony Classical, including the 2008 GRAMMY-nominated album for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Re-Imagination.

A current resident of New York City, Eldar was born in 1987 to Russian parents in the former Soviet Union. He spent his first ten years in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a province on the eastern border (of the then Soviet Union), before coming to the United States. His first performance appearance in the U.S. was at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Marian McPartland invited Eldar to appear on her NPR Piano Jazz radio show at the age of 12. In 2001, Eldar took top prize in the jazz piano competition of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. The following year, he won first place in the Peter Nero Piano Competition. He then released two albums independently.

In 2004, Eldar signed with Sony Classical and recorded his third album, Eldar, featuring John Patitucci and a special guest appearance from Michael Brecker. This was followed by the critically acclaimed Live at the Blue Note with guest appearances from Roy Hargrove and Chris Botti. Downbeat's four-star review states, "Few musicians on any axe swing like Eldar...his groove is intense and overwhelming. It's not the flash and fire that should stir interest in Eldar. It's what he does when the razzle-dazzle dies down and we sense substance within and beyond his pyrotechnics." The New York Times notes, "formidable technique wedded to a mature grasp of musical structure."

Eldar has appeared at many festivals including IAJE, Lionel Hampton; Jakarta Jazz Festival; SXSW; and CMJ, and has toured throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. He has performed at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and headlined at the most notable jazz venues in the world, including Blue Note (NY, Japan, Italy); Dizzy's; Yoshi's; and Jazz Alley. Eldar has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 GRAMMY's, Conan O'Brien, CNN, The CBS Saturday Early Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Eldar appears on the 2009 Summer Concert Series with his trio of piano, jazz bass, and drums.

LOOKING AHEAD: Remaining 8 p.m. Thursday 2009 Summer Concert Series
events include the following:

AUGUST 13 DELFEAYO MARSALIS, jazz trombonist

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2009-2010 NEA Jazz Masters Live Grants

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Unique opportunities to engage with more than 25 NEA Jazz Masters

July 27, 2009

Washington, DC -- For the second year, the National Endowment for the Arts will bring outstanding jazz musicians, writers, producers, and scholars to communities across the nation through NEA Jazz Masters Live. For the 2009-10 season, 12 organizations will receive grants totaling $250,000 through the program to support multi-event, extended engagements, featuring many jazz greats who have received an NEA Jazz Masters Award, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program offers audiences the unique opportunity to enter into a deeply creative and ultimately personal dialogue with these renowned artists.

Among the more than 25 NEA Jazz Masters participating in NEA Jazz Masters Live events are Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, Ahmad Jamal, and Hank Jones, as well as jazz historian and educator Dan Morgenstern and festival producer and pianist George Wein. The 12 grant recipients include venues such as the Detroit International Jazz Festival and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

"Jazz artists have wonderful music to share and fascinating stories to tell." said Acting NEA Chair Patrice Walker Powell. "We are fortunate to have among our NEA Jazz Masters many of the artists who have been on the forefront of change and NEA Jazz Masters Live provides audiences with invaluable access to both their music and their stories."

Through NEA Jazz Masters Live, the Masters share their expertise in performances, master classes, clinics, lectures, and short term residencies. The majority of the grantees will present several NEA Jazz Masters. For instance, as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts will feature three NEA Jazz Masters in residence: saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, guitarist and composer Jim Hall, and critic, journalist, and record producer Nat Hentoff.

During the first year of NEA Jazz Masters Live in 2007-2008, 28 Masters participated in engagements such as:

NEA Jazz Masters Week that included a moderated "sound table" discussion with Nancy Wilson and John Levy was presented by the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.
The Detroit International Jazz Festival presented twelve different events, featuring eight NEA Jazz Masters, included "talking tent" sessions with the artists and performances by student ensembles under the direction of Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath.
Organizations chosen for the 2009-2010 NEA Jazz Masters Live are:

City, State
NEA Jazz Master(s)

American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, MO
Clark Terry and Dan Morgenstern

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
Ahmad Jamal and Paquito D'Rivera

Contemporary Arts Center
New Orleans, LA
Phil Woods

Detroit International Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI
Dave Brubeck, Donald Byrd, Chick
Corea, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones, Wayne Shorter, and Gerald Wilson

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
Washington, DC
James Moody

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, VT
Jim Hall, Nat Hentoff, and Sonny Rollins

Jazz Arts Group of Columbus
Columbus, OH
Frank Foster

Jazzmobile Inc.
New York, NY
Jimmy Heath, Nat Hentoff, Billy
Taylor, Clark Terry, Rudy Van Gelder, George Wein, Frank Wess

Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, CA
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, and Hank Jones

National Black Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA
Jon Hendricks

Outpost Productions Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
Toshiko Akiyoshi

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Washington, DC/New Orleans, LA
Ron Carter, Slide Hampton, Barry Harris, and Jimmy Heath

About the NEA Jazz Masters Program

The National Endowment for the Arts has supported jazz artists and organizations since 1969, providing millions of dollars in grants and awards. In 2004, the NEA significantly expanded its NEA Jazz Masters program and in 2005 created the NEA Jazz Masters Initiative, a comprehensive program of jazz support that includes the NEA Jazz Masters Award; NEA Jazz Masters Live, a series of multiple event engagements in selected communities, featuring NEA Jazz Masters; radio programming featuring NEA Jazz Masters; educational resources through the NEA Jazz in the Schools program; publications and reports. Please see complete information on the website.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, restaurant featuring live jazz closes

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A Ft. Lauderdale restaurant that featured live jazz on a consistent basis for the past year, but did wish to promote the music through advertising, has closed.

Christine's, located at 2671 E Oakland Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has provided excellent live jazz music over the past year while serving excellent cusine to a loyal clientele.

It was noted that two new venues in that area of Fort Lauderdale have recently begun regular presentation of jazz music.

As stated in the notice from management to musicians and staff, "Effective midnight on Saturday, August 1st, Christine's is closed. "

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JAMS (Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach, Florida) announces the 10th season of great performances

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JAMS (Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach, Inc.) announces the 10th season of great live jazz performance to be held from November 2009 through April 2010 at the Harriett Himmel Theater in CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Building on an extraordinary history of bringing top performers from around the world to Florida, JAMS once again offers a season representative of the best of straight-ahead jazz with respect to the originality that is the essence of the music.

This season's artists include:

Nov. 16, 2009 The Tom Scott Quartet

Dec. 14, 2009 An Evening of Duke Ellington with The Ted Howe Trio

Jan. 26, 2010 The John Colianni Quintet

Feb. 23, 2010 Marvin Stamm and Bill Mays Quartet

Mar. 23, 2010 Denise Thimes

Apr. 27, 2010 Rose Max Brazilian Jazz

For more information on the JAMS 2009-2010 season visit or contact Susan Merritt at 561-835-0382 or
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Miami, Florida, to share JAZZ ROOTS series with Dallas, Texas

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Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Brings JAZZ ROOTS to North Texas

Series Created by Renowned Jazz Producer Larry Rosen to Feature Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, Eddie Palmieri and Other Jazz Greats

DALLAS (July 22, 2009) – The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, together with acclaimed record/television producer Larry Rosen, announced today that it will present JAZZ ROOTS, a series that traces the evolution of jazz, the uniquely American musical genre. Each of the three programs in the inaugural 2009-2010 season will focus on a different style of jazz, including Jazz and Soul, Vocalese and Piano Latino, featuring Grammy® Award-winning musicians.

See Website for More Info:

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Jazz great Teddy Washington dies at 78

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'One of Jacksonville’s cultural jewels ... our own ambassador of music'
By Charlie Patton Story updated at 10:57 AM on Thursday, Jul. 23, 2009

Teddy Washington, a Jacksonville, Florida, native who played the trumpet with such giants as James Brown, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Dizzie Gillespie, died Tuesday night. He was 78.

Mr. Washington died at Shands Jacksonville, apparently from complications caused by a blood clot, said his manager, Ron Pathak.

See full article at:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Florida's Jazzberry Patch's Jazz Jam Hosts 150 Musicians

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The Jazzberry Patch's Sunday Jazz Jam in Ft. Lauderdale Florida Reaches Milestone of 150 Visiting Jammers!

During the past four years of regular jams, one hundred and fifty visiting jazz musicians have contributed their talents to this great evening of music for the enjoyment of countless jazz aficionados.

Rich Farrell, Manager of Jazzberry Patch and web/communications master, muses, "They come because they know we have the best rhythm section around, and we try to make them shine. It's all about the fun, as long as we have that, we'll keep going."

Every Sunday, 6-10pm

Mrs. Murphy's Pub & Grubb
2925 E. Commercial Blvd. (Comm. & Bayview)
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308


Ben Champion: Saxophones & Flute
Danny Burger: Drums & Percussion
Martin Hand: Guitar & Vocals
Nicky Orta: Electric Bass

Jazzberry Jammers Number ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY!
Abbe Woods: vocals
Abel Mireles: sax
Al Beldini: drums
Alicia Fountian: vocals
Barbara Chandler: vocals
Barbara Van: vocals
Ben Champion: saxophones & flute
Ben Collier: keyboards/vocals
Ben Grier: tenor sax
Bill "W.T." Heck: vocals
Billy Frederick: keyboards/vocals
Billy Ray: vocals
Bob Guercia: alto sax & flute
Bob Vandivort: sax
Bob Whitlock: guitar
Bobby Lee: tenor sax
Bobby Reynolds: drums/vocals/trumpet
Buddy Siroonian: drums
Carl "Kilmo" Pacillo: bass
Carlos Hutchins: vocals/keyboards
Chris La Barbera: trumpet
Chris Mignacca: drums
Chuck Bergeron: bass
Clarence Palmer: keyboards/vocals
Claudio Celso: guitar
Clement Adelman: clarinet
Coco Rouzier: vocals
Colin James: sax
Cousin Vinny: guitar
Dana Paul: vocals
Daniel Ferguson: flute
Danny Burger: drums
Dave Birkin: tenor sax
Dave Shelly: guitar/vocals. R.I.P.
Dave Wilkenson: bass
Davis & Dow Julie Davis: vocals/Kelly Dow: guitar
Deania Kidd: vocals
Debbie Orta: vocals
Deborah Paiva: vocals
DeDe Briscoe: trombone
Dick Clark: keyboards
Didier labossieer`e: alto sax
Diogo Brown: electric bass
Don Friedman: panio
Doug Smith: sax
Duffy Jackson: drums
Eddie Crocetti: drums
Emelio Perez: drums
Eric Allison: sax's
Eric Udel: electric bass
Felix Pastorius: electric bass
Gideon Vigderhous: sax/keyboards
Ginetta: pocket trumpet
Greg Diaz: vocals/sax/flute
Hana Dolgin: alto sax
Hank Bredenberg: trombone
Hanna: sax
Vic Donnell: keyboards & bass
Irwin Gordon: vocals
James McCoy: bass & vocals
Jamie "King" Colton: keyboards & vocals
Jamie Ousley: upright bass
Jaui Schneider: harmonica, drums, bass & piano
Jeff Carswell: bass
Jerry Berke: trumpet
Jim Finch: guitar
Jim Hayward: sax & flute
Joan Cartwright: vocals
John Hollis: tenor sax
Johnny Abeles: vocals
Johnny Amoroso: trumpet
Johnny Vaz: drums
Jonathan Sigel: trumpet & flugelhorn
JP Soars: guitar
Juanita Dixon: vocals
Judi D: vocals
Julie Silvera: vocals
Keith Bell: drums
Ken Burkhart: Keys
Kevin Lee Campfield: drums/vocals
Kirk Driscol
Lara Janine: vocals
Larry Karp: keyboards
Laurie Cahill: vibraphones & vocals
Lee Donais: keyboards
Leo Huppert: 5 string electric bass
Liz Sharp: vocals
Lloyd Chisholm: trumpet/flugelhorn
Loye Hawkins: vocals
Lucian Williams: guitar
Maggie Hollis: vocals
Mark Alan: vocals
Mark Griffith: drums
Martin Hand: Guitar
Marty Roker: Hammond Organ
Matt Bonelli: upright & electric bass
Matt Calderin: drums
Matthew Porcelain: alto sax
Mel Urban: drums
Miami Mo Morgen: sopranino sax
Mike Katz: trombone
Mike Longo: keyboards
Mike McCain: percussion/drums
Mitch Goldstein: keyboards
Nicky Orta: electric bass
Nicole Henry: vocals
Nicole Kidd: vocals
Noreen Downey: vocals
Orlando Machado: drums
Patty Wicks: vocals
Paul Ayick: trumpet
Pauly Cohen: trumpet. 2/10/21 Update: R.I.P. Pauly Peter Prowant: guitar
Randi Fishenfeld: violin
Randy Emerick: ContraBass Sax
Randy Singer: vocals/harmonica
Ray Marco: vocals
Ray Peterson: bass
Ray Taylor: conga.
Reggie Smith: drums
Richie Cole: alto sax
Rick Doll: upright bass
Rick Harris: cornet/vocals
Roberto Colon: sax's
Ron Jonas: vocals
Ron Sant: flute
Ronnie Champion: trumpet & & flugelhorn
Ronnie Turso: drums
Rosco Martinez: guitar & vocals
Russ Freeland: trombone/scat
Sam Chiodo: upright bass
Sam Denoms: vocals
Scott Melamerson: trumpet
Seth Merlin: trumpet
Shay Eischen: drums
Steve Degenford: guitar
Steve Kornicks: Percussionist
Suzy Howard: vocals
Tamar Rachel: vocals
Taras Kovayl: keyboards
Teddy Mulet: trumpet/fluegal horn
Teresa Garrett: vocals
The Family Karp, Al & Saundra: vocals
Tim Seville: vocals
Tom McCormick: saxophones/flute
Tom Van Rijn: midi controller
Tony Lavender: drums & vocals
Troy Anderson: vocal/trumpet
Turk Mauro: sax & vocals. R.I.P.
Victor De Jesus: percussion

Jazzberry Patch wishes to acknowledge and thank their most loyal fans that are with them every Sunday:

Our wonderful bartender "Marvelous Marlene" Carol & Jim-Russ & Sandy-Bob & Roberta-Stan & Sandy-Tom & Nancy-Herb-Bill-Ed-Mari-Yale-Patrick-Cousin Vinnie-Jessalyn-Laurie-Dennis Cole-Richie & Ruth-Ron & Michael-Lenny & Bernice-Charles, Diane &
Mary-Nancy-Joyce-Skip & Helen-Al & Heather-Debra Stabins-Frankie-Ed & June-Bill-Allen & Flo-Frankie-Ben-Tommy-Chery-Jeff Sick and the rest of you that help to keep it going!

More information can be found at:

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Monday, July 20, 2009

New Zealand Jazz Event Announced for October 2009

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Thinking about a New Zealand holiday in October?

What about making it a jazz vacation?

The Northern Jazz Society of NZ is hosting a mini Jazz Festival that features only local musicians in the area that will be a great two day day/evening event.

Details at:

For additional information, contact:

Colin Toomer
Committee Member
& drummer,
Basin City Big Band,
New Zealand

Friday, July 17, 2009

2009 Dream Fest Music Conference & Showcase

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Jacksonville, Florida -- September 26 and 27th, 2009 -- Make Your Dreams Come True at The 2009 Dream Fest Music Conference & Showcase!

Did you know that one of the music industries most talked about and fastest growing music conference, showcase and concert series is located right here in Florida? That's right, it's The 2009 Dream Fest Music Conference Showcase and it is coming up fast! This year, Dream Fest will be held on September 26 and September 27th at three locations, Riverside Park at 753 Park Street Jacksonville, Florida, The Land Shark Cafe and the Jackson Beach Community Center and will offer heart-pounding entertainment, action packed seminars and workshops, with star studded showcases along with delicious food & beverages.

The 2nd annual multi-genre event now in its 2nd year running has helped showcase artists, including Keane, Razorlight, Amy Winehouse, Newton Faulkner, Natty, Hot Chip, Scouting for Girls, Sway, Seth Lakeman, N-Dubz, Lady Sovereign and Ray LaMontagne, garnering them all a huge amount of both industry and media attention is launching its biggest ever search for this year's stars.

This is a two-day, all ages music festival that will feature international, national and local bands and DJs performing on outdoor stages. Now in its 2nd year, the Dream Fest Music Conference Showcase festival is drawing over 5,000 music fans. Guest Speakers include Kim Giles - Beyond One Entertainment, Mr. Wily Tyler - New Broadcasting and more to be announced. If you are an inspiring Artist, Model, Band or Poet, come out and join us!

Live performances by:

Nu- Jazz Keyboardist, composer & Recording Artist, Brian O'Neal
Neo-Soul/Jazz Vocalist and Recording Artist, Derryck Lawrence
Neo-Soul Vocalist and Recording Artist, Sara's Girl
Reggae Artist, Bishop Wayne
Blues/Funk/Reggae Band, Southern Fried Funk
Pop/Blues, Heather Brooks /w SoulFunkUnity and more to be announced!

Artist Submissions are $25.00 for solo artist, $50.00 per-band and will be taken through the Dream Fest website.

Tickets for the public to attend are:
Saturday Music Conference & Showcase at Riverside Park 753 Park Street Jacksonville, Florida (FREE)
Saturday Night Concert Series ($15.00) Pop/Rock/Hip Hop
Sunday Afternoon Picnic/ Networking/Wrap Up Party (FREE)
Sunday Night Concert Series ($25.00)

Visit our website for more info:

****Sponsorship opportunities are available****

Sponsorship, Marketing & Vendors: Jacquie (904) 379-1447
Press: Andre' (904) 379-1447
General Information:

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


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Our featured artists this month include:

The Nouveaux Honkies (MAIN FEATURE)

Ernie Southern

Eldar Djangirov

Diogo Brown


Scott Holt

Link to Online Edition: Jazz & Blues Florida

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oliver Jones - Canada's Favorite Jazz Pianist is also Favored Winter Resident of Florida

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Here is a recent article about Oliver Jones who performed for the Gold Coast Jazz Society this past season. Whether you caught his excellent show or not, this interview is an interesting read about an interesting artist doing interesting things! CRB

Still at the piano

He plays 70-plus concerts a year and Oliver Jones, 74, ‘still loves a good tune’


Tue. Jul 14 - 4:46 AM

"CANADA’S FAVOURITE jazz pianist, Oliver Jones, tried to retire 10 years ago, but his mentor and friend, Oscar Peterson, with whom he shares a two-handed tsunami approach to the keyboard, wouldn’t let him get away with it. "I stopped playing for close to five years at the end of ’99," Jones said over the phone from his Montreal summer home last week."

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The Nouveaux Honkies Continue to Climb Charts

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

up to #31 on the Blues Chart for "Live at Sun" (7th week)

and #14 on the Americana Chart with "Where Do I Go" (48th week!)

Monday, July 13, 2009


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

JBF PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Here is Larry's monthly press release for you to check out, with a strong suggestion that if you are true Delta Blues lover, you should sign up for this email list and check out his entries often. It is the real deal, for the real love of great music...CRB.

Sun, 12 Jul 2009
Delta Boogie Newsletter - July 2009


Monday July 13, it's Essie the Blueslady at KASU Blue Monday in
Newport. Then on the 20th it's Jeannie and The Guys in Paragould. I
hope to see you there.

Speaking of Blue Monday here's a link to a Davis Coen show I recorded
at Blue Monday in Newport on April, 13, 2009. This came out really
good. Thanks to Davis for helping me with the post production.

George and I are playing Thursday, July 30 at the Edge Coffeehouse on
Aggie Road near ASU. The show is from 7-9. Put it on your calendar or
you will forget by the time July 30 rolls around.

And don't forget Rob Alley on Tuesdays and Jazz Alliance on Thursdays
at The Edge.

I bought a Musser M67 xylophone, kind of like a smaller marimbas.
I've been loving it. Back to practicing. Working with two mallets.

A lot of the songs for the Something Blue podcast are hosted at Delta
Boogie Radio. This keeps the playlists churning. I've added songs by
John Shepherd, Larry Donn, Richard Murray, Davis Coen, and Kenny
Crider recently. Link on over and enjoy Delta Boogie Radio.

And here's a link to the Something Blue website where you can hear
much of this same music in podcast format.

I recommend the .m3u playlist files. Winamp works great. There's even
a dialup version for the bandwidth constrained. All the songs are
legal downloads.

Spread the word.


Hairy Larry

Send me an email or log on to Delta Boogie and network with me. I
love hearing from you.

Please forward and publicize freely. The Delta Boogie monthly
newsletter keeps you informed of what's new on Delta Boogie. It also
promotes Something Blue, Hairy Larry and George, The Mudcats, The
Flying Hungarians, Bunky's Breakfast Emporium Orkestra, and other
Delta Boogie artists including our Sunday In The Park and Blues Fest
festivals at the Craighead Forest Bandshell in Jonesboro.

The Orange Door Announces The Brian Stoltz All Stars Concert and Guitar Clinic July 25, 2009

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

Northern Palm Beach County’s Premier Music Venue will host Brian Stoltz for one performance July 25th at 9 PM and a guitar clinic July 25th at 2 PM. Brian’s playing has helped him develop the reputation as one of New Orleans most sought after funk/jazz guitar players. Stoltz originally made a name for himself with the Neville Brothers, then later the Funky Meters with Batiste and Porter. He’s done session work with some of music’s best, including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Edie Brickell, and Linda Ronstadt.

Ticket information is available at or 561-842-7949.

The Orange Door, located at 798 10th Street in Lake Park, Florida is a Black Box Theater venue that host live music, private parties, receptions, theater, and comedy events.

Additional Events:
July 18…Nucklebusters Blues Band Featuring Famous Frank Ward
July 24…JP Soars & The Red Hots
August 1…3 Guitars XXXVI Featuring John Smotherman, Tom Ellowson & JP Soars
August 8…Jeff Prine Group CD Release Party
August 15…Dave Shelley

798 10th Street
Lake Park, FL 33403

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Trigger Alpert, Glenn Miller's Bass Player, Interview

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

Here is another great article about a Florida Jazz great....

Ponte Vedra man helped put the swing into the Glenn Miller Orchestra
Seven decades later, Bass player Trigger Alpert reflects on time with band
By Matt Soergel
Story updated at 12:08 PM on Sunday, Jul. 12, 2009

"As the Glenn Miller Orchestra romps through "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in the movie "Sun Valley Serenade," it's clear there's one musician who's having way more fun than the rest. That's Trigger Alpert, the dark-haired kid in the ski sweater, shoulders bopping as he slaps the bejeezus out of his stand-up bass, right leg pumping to the beat, mouth open at the sheer "ain't this amazing?" joy of being at this place, playing this song, at this time.

It's 1941, and Trigger Alpert is swinging. Just swinging, laying down the bass beat that keeps this "Choo Choo" chugging.

Almost seven decades later, he sits under a framed photo in which he's wearing a big grin - and that same ski sweater. It's a signed publicity shot, and he's clowning around with Miller, whose writing, though faded, can still be read: "Hello Mom. How do you like the stars of Sun Valley? GM.""

See the complete article, along with videos, at:


AZ Kenny Tsak's LIKE I DO CD receives great reviews world-wide

In its first two weeks of release Like I Do received significant national and international airplay. It was selected by Blues Deluxe, which syndicates to 109 radio stations with over $2.1 million listeners around the world and Real Blues Magazine listed the album at #39 in its 100 TOP CDs.

Here's what a few folks have been saying about the album.

“Tsak is some kind of roadhouse-flavored bluesy rock and country guy, with a tough little band around him that swings behind sharp guitar work, driving bass, keyboards that roll like the river, and sax that's lusty to the point of embarrassment.” Jim White, BlueNotes Blog

“AZ Kenny Tsak may be a new name to most blues fans, but you would think that he’d been around for years from the sound of things on Like I Do. I hate to think we missed out on thirty years of this kind of music with Mr. Tsak, but I’m glad he’s with us now.
” Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes

“White boy blues is tough enough to pull off in the first place but Tsak certainly has us wanting to hear more. By all means, check it out, you’ll be surprised what a winner this is.” Chris Spector, Midwest Record

”My rule of never judging a book by its cover rang in my ears as l listened to an unbelievably good album. Track after track held me totally in its spell with Kenny's wonderful voice and playing. This is a seriously GOOD CD to say the least.
” Peter Merrett, PBS, Australia

“Kenny sounds like macho blues-rock player with come-here-baby attitude and a lot of talent for writing catchy, soon-to-be-radio-hits songs.” Przemek Draheim,

LIKE I DO is available at, ITunes, Amazon & CD Baby

NEA Reports Jazz Audience Drop Below 1982 Levels

Participation 2008: Highlights from a National Survey features top findings from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the nation’s largest and most representative periodic study of adult participation in arts events and activities, conducted by the NEA in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. June 2009 report.

"...jazz participation significantly decreased for the first time, with attendance rates falling below what they were in 1982."

LINK TO: NEA Arts Participation 2008 Highlights from a National Survey

Jazz & Blues Florida finds it interesting that the cover of the report features a photo of NEA Jazz Masters Frank Wess and Slide Hampton performing with the Bill Charlap Trio at the 2006 Savannah Music Festival.

Insightful and useful commentary can be found at:

- Ted Gioia's Blog Entry at Ugly News on the Jazz Audience

-Chip Boaz' input at The Latin Jazz Corner: Is Latin Jazz On It’s Deathbed? A Need To Reach The Younger Generation

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Florida West Coast Jazz Record Collectors Meeting Today in Sarasota

Florida West Coast Jazz Record Collectors: The Florida West Coast Jazz Record Collectors will meet 1-3 p.m. July 11 in the second floor conference room at the Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 377-2948 or e-mail

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Jazz Drummer, Jim Chapin (Harry's Dad) Passes in Estero Florida

Estero dad of SWF food bank namesake Harry Chapin dies
Jim Chapin was an accomplished drummer; services Monday

Originally published 10:36 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009Updated 10:41 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009
Fort Myers
Associate Director

On July 4, Jim Chapin, legendary jazz drummer and father of the late balladeer Harry Chapin, passed away in Fort Myers.


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Friday, July 10, 2009

Ira Sullivan to direct Third Annual Simon Salz Memorial Jazz Concert in Miami Florida Featuring Nestor Torres

The Third Annual Simon Salz Memorial Concert
Presents Special Guest Artist Nestor Torres
featuring the
University of Miami Frost School of Music Young Musicians’ Camp Honors Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Ira Sullivan

All proceeds support the camp scholarship fund to enable
talented young instrumentalists and vocalists, ages 7-18, to attend
the Young Musicians’ Camp. The camp, now celebrating its 10th
anniversary, has an enrollment of over 300 students from Florida,
the US, Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe.

Wed. July 15, 2009 • 7:00 pm
University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Ticket Prices:
Students: $10 Seniors: $15 General Admission: $20
To Purchase Tickets:
or Call: 305-284-2241

The Young Musicians’ Camp, created ten years ago by the late South Florida guitarist, Simon Salz, and his wife, Sarah Salz, now serves over 300 students from Florida, the U.S., Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe, every summer. This special concert will feature Mr. Nestor Torres - the pre-eminent jazz flautist of his generation - who is known throughout the world for his dedication to music and its power to nurture a more peaceful world. Performing with Mr. Torres will be jazz great – Ira Sullivan along with some of South Florida’s top jazz musicians: Ed Maina, Nicky Orta, Mike Harvey, and Felix Gomez. Talented young students, participants in this summer’s Young Musicians’ Camp Honors Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of jazz great Ira Sullivan, will also be showcased in this unique performance.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Upside Down Big Apple Jazz Sign has a Florida Connection

So, what else is new in that Florida is connected to NYC?

Check out this story and buy a piece of history maybe!

Sharon Isbin to Perform in Coral Gables, Florida

Coral Gables Congregational Church
Community Arts Program
2009 Summer Concert Series

SHARON ISBIN, guitarist

Time and Date: 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16

Venue: Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(directly across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Tickets: $25-$40 in advance
(305) 448-7421, x 33

MIAMI, FL - Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." Winner of the Madrid, Toronto, and Munich Competitions, and Guitar Player's "Best Classical Guitarist" award, Ms. Isbin has served as Artistic Director/Soloist of festivals she created for Carnegie Hall and New York's 92nd Street Y, and the acclaimed national radio series Guitarjam. A frequent guest on NPR's All Things Considered and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion,she has been profiled on CBS Sunday and was a featured guest on Showtime Television's hit series The L Word. She has been featured in periodicals from People to the New York Times, as well as on the cover of more than 35 magazines. Most recently, she is featured on Howard Shore's 2008 GRAMMY- nominated soundtrack CD for The Departed.

With a catalogue over 25 recordings, from Baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion, Sharon Isbin has expanded the guitar repertoire with some of the finest new works of the century. Her American Landscapes CD with the SPCO features concerti written for her by Corigliano, Schwantner, and Foss. In 2003 she premiered Duarte's Joan Baez Suite, and in 2005 she premiered a duo by rock guitarist Steve Vai in their joint concert during her week of performances in Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet.

In 2001, Ms. Isbin made history as the first classical guitarist to receive a GRAMMY in 28 years for her Dreams of a World album. She received a 2005 Latin GRAMMY nomination for "Best Classical Album" and a 2006 GLAAD Award nomination for "Outstanding Music Artist" for her Billboard Top 10 Classical disc with the New York Philharmonic of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and concerti by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos. This marks the Philharmonic's first-ever recording with guitar, and follows its Avery Fisher Hall performances with Ms. Isbin as its first guitar soloist in 26 years. In her latest CD Journey to the New World, she is joined by Joan Baez in songs, and by fiddler Mark O'Connor in the world premiere of his suite for violin and guitar.

Ms. Isbin has appeared as soloist with over 160 orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Baltimore, Houston, and Dallas Symphonies, the Zurich Chamber Orchestras, the London Symphony, Orchestre National de France, BBC Scottish, Milan, and Tokyo Symphonies. Festival appearances include Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Interlochen, Santa Fe, Mexico City, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Montreux, Strasbourg, Paris, Athens, Istanbul, Ravenna, Prague, and Budapest International Festivals.

Beginning her studies at nine in Italy, she went on to study with Andrès Segovia, Oscar Ghiglia, and Rosalyn Tureck. She received a B.A. and Masters from Yale, is the author of the Classical Guitar Answer Book, and directs guitar departments at the Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School.

Concert goers will particularly enjoy this 2009 Summer Concert event with Sharon Isbin: an intimate evening of music by Leo Brouwer, Granados, Tárrega and Albéniz, among others. A special highlight will be John Duarte's hauntingly beautiful Joan Baez Suite, Op. 144.

LOOKING AHEAD: Remaining 8 p.m. Thursday 2009 Summer Concert Series
events include the following:

JULY 30 ELDAR DJANGIROV, jazz pianist

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Central Florida Blues Club Looking for Bands to Book

The Alley Blues Bar, in Central Florida, is currently looking for bands to book for August through December.

Further information about The Alley Blues Bar can be found in our listings at:

Please let Sean know you heard about it here...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Guitar Center Announce King of the Blues Guitar Competition

Florida Favorite, JP SOARS, Favored to Win*

JULY 1st, 2009 — The Search For The Nation's Greatest Undiscovered Blues Guitar Player is Back! Guitar Center is pleased to announce the return of King of the Blues, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered blues guitar player. With Sign-ups launching July 1, Guitar Center's King of the Blues will feature competitions in over 200 Guitar Center locations across the country, culminating with the Grand Finals in Los Angeles this November. In addition to showcasing the top five finalists, the King of the Blues Grand Finals will also feature performances by renowned blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa and Grammy award winner Pete Anderson.


*OK, ... that is an "editor's" note....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Top Brazilian Jazz Pianist to Present FREE Improv Workshop in Hollywood, Florida

Antonio Adolfo School Of Music
Improvisation Workshop
Monday, July 13th
At 6:30PM

Brazilian jazz pianist & composer Zezo Olimpio is going to be presenting a 2-part workshop about improvisation. This is going to be a hands-on approach to some of improvisation main issues like:
- Tonal centers
- The Blues scale
- Using patterns and licks
- Chromatic notes
- Rhythmic variations
- Tension & release
- Introduction to modes

Zezo Olimpio is a Berklee College of Music graduate and a teacher
At the University of York (UK). He will be exploring different methods
and techniques you can use to create a successful solo. This is
open to all music styles and all instruments are welcome.
Attention: Zezo will be available for private lessons this Friday and Saturday as well, through reservation: (786-566-1527)

Antonio Adolfo School Of Music
2040, Sherman St
Hollywood, FL 33020
(786) 566-1527

Texto em Português:
O pianista e compositor Zezo Olimpio apresenta um workshop prático sobre improvisação nos diferentes estilos musicais:
- Campos tonais
- Escala blues
- Clichês e patterns
- Usando notas cromáticas
- Variações rítmicas
- Gerando tensão e relaxamento nos solos
- Introdução aos modos gregos

Formado pela Berklee College of Music e atualmente professor na Universidade de York, Zezo vai explorar como criar um solo de sucesso utilizando diversas técnicas e métodos aplicáveis em qualquer instrumento.

Attention: Zezo estará disponível para aulas individuais nesta sexta-feira ou no sábado. Reservas pelo telefone: (786-566-1527)

Antonio Adolfo School Of Music
2040, Sherman St
Hollywood, FL 33020
(786) 566-1527


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Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Perfect Pairing for the Fourth - X2? Wine & Jazz and BBQ & Blues - you choose the music

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

Here is a link to an article written by our friend, Doc Lawrence, that tells a bit about wine and BBQ - which is very appropriate for the day in Florida or anywhere else!


You can fill in the music to match what you like!

Enjoy the Fourth; celebrate, treasure, and protect your independance!


Friday, July 3, 2009

July Edition of Jazz & Blues Florida Posted

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

The current edition features:

Davis & Dow (Winning Spin CD Review of the new release "LOVERLY")

Barbara Van

Mike Orta

Damon Fowler

Darrell Raines

Dmitriy Klevenskiy

The July online edition can be found at

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shantel Lounge in Miami Florida Serves Live Blues and R&B w/ Sunday Fish Frys

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

Jacob Katel (photo credit as well) has found a Florida music spot that he shared via his Miami New Times blog.

We are often asked, "Where can we find some down-home blues and food?" and it looks like Jacob has provided an answer.

You can bet we have this place as a scheduled stop on our next Miami visit!

Check out the full story, with pictures, at:

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Miami (Florida) Jazz Museum Announces First 10 Inductees

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

Miami Jazz Museum Announces First 10 Inductees

(Miami, FL) The Miami Jazz Museum is proud to announce the first 10 individuals to be inducted—and they are:

Cannonball Adderley
Federico Britos
Mel Dancy
Alice Day
John “Spider” Martin
Pete Minger
Jaco Pastorius
Arturo Sandoval
Ira Sullivan
China Valles

“We are extremely pleased to honor the legacy of these great individuals who have made significant contributions to the Jazz heritage of Miami and surrounding area,” said Bobby Ramirez, founder of The Miami Jazz Museum.

The Miami Jazz Museum (MJM) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to enrich the human condition and help contribute to the wellness of Miami's multi-ethnic community through its cultural anthropological research initiative dedicated to the advancement, education and historical preservation of Miami's Jazz heritage.

Its main goal is to establish and maintain a physical place for Jazz enthusiasts, students, and the public at-large that would serve as a vital archive source of information that documents and celebrates the history of Jazz in Miami with images and literary essays/biographies of artists in the visual and musical performing arts, places, artifacts and recordings--all things that have made a significant contribution to the culture of Jazz in Miami and surrounding area.

For additional information, or anyone wishing to volunteer, please contact MJM by email:

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