Sunday, September 27, 2009

Palm Beach County, Florida, Western Communities Inaugural Concert Series 2009-2010 to Include Jazz & Blues

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Live Arts Florida comes alive!

Live Arts Florida, a new non-profit performing arts organization is presenting a concert series offers a local, high quality, and affordable alternative and appeals to families and for corporate entertaining as well. The Concert Series begins in October 2009 and there are a number of membership opportunities available.

The first performances will be held at the new $12M, 800 Seat WCHS Theatre at Wellington Community High School (WCHS) in Wellington, Florida. This ample yet smaller venue offers a comfortable seat and every seat affords a good vantage point of the performance. The lighting, sound system, and concert experience will exceed your expectations! The theatre offers an intimate setting to experience great music, and we are pleased to present a wide range of high caliber music to Western Palm Beach County.

Live Arts Florida has numerous advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us regarding these opportunities and support Live Arts in our communities!

The Brass Evolution
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 8:00pm
Tickets $16-20, Members $5 Off

Local PBC Fireman and Wellington resident Jody Marlow has taken his musical gifts to yet another level. This former band leader and original founding member of the South Florida Based band "Hot Brass Monkey" has redirected his attention to his new monkey business band... "The Brass Evolution"... a true reflection of what the old group represented musically, with a few changes in the right direction. So get ready for an evening to remember...a reconnection with some of the best quality timeless music from "in the day" they pay tribute the music of Chicago, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, and Steely Dan

The Wailers
Saturday, November 7th, 2009 8:00pm
Tickets $24-28, Members $5 Off

Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East. Prepare to be amazed!

Bio Ritmo
Saturday, December 12th, 2009 8:00pm
Tickets $20-24, Members $5 Off

Bio Ritmo, founded in 1991, is internationally recognized as one of the leading bands preserving the roots of "Salsa Classica" while simultaneously taking this music to its next level. Compositions are original, inspired by 70’s Latin music plus incorporate many less common sonic influences such as Electronica, Afro-Beat, Brazilian and Middle Eastern grooves. Bio Ritmo’s music has gained the highest respect of Latin-music connoisseurs and dancer plus attracts a wide variety of fans from across the listening spectrum. Their latest release “Bionico”, ranked in the “Top-Ten iTunes Latin Tropical Albums for 2008 & hailed by the San Franciso Bay Guardian as “one of the best Latin releases of the year!”

A Special Evening of Solo Violin- Mark O’Connor
Sunday, January 31, 2010 7:30pm
Tickets $25-30, Members $5 Off

Acclaimed violinist Mark O'Connor returns to the concert stage performing his acclaimed solo recital. From foot stomping fiddle tunes, his electrifying caprices and warm homage to his violin and fiddle heroes" to ragtime, free improvisation, jazz and blues." A memorable evening of breathtaking Mark O'Connor performances, unheard and unseen in more than a decade. "When I walk on stage with the solo violin, an instrument that has been around for so many hundreds of years, it is so exciting to be able to bring new dimensions to the instrument while at the same time honoring the past traditions and great legacies of the players who came before me. To add to the repertoire with new literature as well as add to the technical and stylistic language of the violin, the instrument that is so close to the human soul, has been my great passion." Mark O'Connor 8/16/08

The Tannahill Weavers
Sunday, February 14th, 2010 7:30pm
Tickets $25-30, Members $5 Off

This dynamic quintet play Scottish traditional music at its best. The band’s potent mixture of traditional ballads and fiery instrumentals leaves their audiences spellbound. As tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, the Tannahills can summon rock-n-roll intensity or haunting introspection.

"Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric. The quintet is as tight and as versatile as any band in the Celtic music revival. They can summon rock ‘n’ roll intensity or haunting introspection." - The Boston Globe, Boston MA

"Among the half-dozen most popular groups leading the current revival of Celtic traditional music, the Tannahill Weavers…probably make the most explicit connections between tradition and the electric folk reels of bands like Big Country and U-2." - Stephen Holden, New York Times

An Evening with Copeland Davis & Friends
Sunday, February 28th, 2010 7:30pm
Tickets $24-28, Members $5 Off

This performance promises to be extra special as Copeland Davis performs as a quintet playing jazz standards and original compositions. As one music critic said: "He is a special person. He captivates the audience when he plays. He makes it fun. He has phenomenal technique on the piano. He combines mechanical proficiency with spontaneous artistic creativity. Davis can explore the possibilities of any number of tunes, while still remaining in the boundaries of tight musicianship." A standing ovation was the response to Copeland’s TV debut on the "Tonight Show." With appearances following on "Good Morning, America," and his own PBS special. In addition to three appearances on ABC’s "B.L. Stryker," was his subsequent induction into The International Who’s Who in Music. After one of his performances as Artist-In-Residence with the Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra, the Maestro said: "Copeland is one of America’s foremost symphonic jazz piano innovators. He not only has extensive training in classical performance, but his jazz improvisation capability is in a class by itself."

Wellington BluesFest featuring Tinsley Ellis w/ The Tom Principato Band
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 6:30pm
Tickets $22-26, Members $5 Off

This evening will feature with three bands (1st band yet to be announced).

The Tom Principato Band will appear the 2nd set. Tom Principato has spent the last 40+ years as a guitarist and singer based in his hometown of Washington, DC. In the 1970s, Tom was leader of the legendary band Powerhouse, an East Coast phenomenon which released an album, Night Life, to critical acclaim. Tom also did a one year stint with Geoff Muldaur and recorded an album, I Ain't Drunk (Hannibal/Island Records1980), with the band Geoff Muldaur and His Bad Feet, members of which included Andy Stein (Asleep At The Wheel), and Mark Kazanoff (Earl King) Tom has also done brief stints with various acts including Billy Price and The Keystone Rhythm Band, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Adams, Sunnyland Slim, James Montgomery, and a group called the Assassins with Jimmy Thackery, former guitarist with the Nighthawks. Tom appears on two albums with the Assassins, No Previous Record (1986) and Partners in Crime (1987). In 1984, Tom began a solo career, notably recording a live album with the late DC guitar legend Danny Gatton, titled BlazingTelecasters, which was released 1990, as well as a follow-up live album, Oh No! More Blazing Telecasters, in 2005. Since he went solo, in addition to the two collaborations with Gatton, Tom has recorded 11 solo albums.

Headlining is guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tinsley Ellis who ranks among the top blues/rock guitarists working today. Ellis sings and plays with the energy and soul of all the great Southern musicians who have come before him. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman, Freddie King and Warren Haynes. Atlanta Magazine declared Ellis “the most significant blues artist to emerge from Atlanta since Blind Willie McTell.” Since first hitting the national scene with his Alligator Records debut GEORGIA BLUE in 1988, Ellis has toured non-stop and continued to release one critically acclaimed album after another. Tinsley’s hometown paper, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, calls his music, “a potent, amazing trip through electric blues-rock.” Rolling Stone said, “feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton."

Blind Boys of Alabama
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 8:00pm
Tickets $50-55, Members $5 Off

Since 1939, The Blind Boys of Alabama have sung a fervent blend of traditional and contemporary Gospel music. Much has changed during these seven prolific decades. Stylistic phases have waxed and waned; personnel has come and gone. 78 r.p.m. records have given way to LPs, followed by eight-track tapes, cassettes, and CDs. The Blind Boys’ audience – once rigidly segregated and confined to traditional Gospel venues – now reflects the group’s eclectic, global following, while their repertoire has expanded to embrace secular songs with a strongly spiritual message. Such wide acceptance is also evidenced by four Grammy Awards, an honor that didn’t exist when the Blind Boys started out. Even so, the Blind Boys’ lengthy saga remains a steadfast testament to constancy. Singer Jimmy Carter, who was there when the group was first formed, leads the band today with the firm conviction, joyous commitment, and gravitas that befit an elder statesman.

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