Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ray Charles' Childhood Home in Greenville, Florida

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The historical marker reads as follows:


"This house is a reconstruction of the home where musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) lived with his mother, Aretha Williams, and adopted grandmother, Margaret "Muh" Robinson, shortly after his birth in 1930 until about the age of five. "RC," as Ray was known by his friends, received his first piano instruction from Wiley Pitman, owner of the nearby Red Wing Cafe. Ray and his mother later moved into a small house behind the cafe. At age seven, Ray's sight failed and he was sent to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. The modest wood frame vernacular house he grew up in was probably constructed in the 1920s. It had no electricity or indoor plumbing. Meals were prepared on a wood-burning stove. A hand-primed pump supplied water from a well next to the house. A fireplace in one of the four small rooms provided warmth, and open windows and doors allowed breezes to cool the house. Because of advanced deterioration, the abandoned house was scheduled for demolition. In 2006, the Town of Greenville purchased the structure to preserve the memory of Ray Charles. With a grant from the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation, the Town completed the reconstruction of the house in 2008."

Here are the navigation coordinates for your GPS if you wish to visit:

N 30° 27.887 W 083° 38.347

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Central Florida Jazz Society Scholarship Applications Available

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The Central Florida Jazz Society was created to provide a forum in which the membership can hear musicians present various forms of the jazz art; promote live jazz music; preserve jazz as an art form; provide scholarships for deserving young musicians; and provide assistance for jazz education in the community.

Scholarship applications can be obtained at:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eric Allison, Professional Florida Jazz Artist, Offers Private Instruction

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Saxaphone, clarinet & flute private instruction offered by Eric Allison, University of Miami Masters of Music, Northwestern University Bachelor of Music Education, recording artist, former University of Miami teacher and professional performing artist for over 30 years.
Eric Allison

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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Legendary Jazz/Fusion guitarist Pat Metheny debuts his new album Orchstrion into full release today. It has been heralded by many as a totally revolutionary new sound for jazz music. According to critics:

“(Orchestrion) can be considered not just an unqualified and unequivocally successful experiment, but one of the most innovative and compositionally profound albums of his career.” - John Kelman, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Metheny’s liner essay stresses that the point of music technology is its help in finding ‘the good notes.’ There are plenty of those here, in fresh combinations.” - Bradley Bambarger, North Star Ledger

“(Orchestrion) combines old-fashioned, unamplified live performance with (Metheny’s) restless urge to innovate.” - The Guardian (U.K.)

“Prepare your mind to be blown…” -

Pat Metheny brings his revolutionary "solo ensemble" tour Orchestrion to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre on Saturday, April 10 at 8PM.

Throughout his career, Pat Metheny has continued to re-define the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. Metheny's versatility on any instrument is without peer and he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Milton Nascimento and David Bowie. Over the years, Metheny has won countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist" and awards, including three gold records for (Still Life) Talking, Letter from Home, and Secret Story. He has also won 17 Grammy Awards spread out over a variety of different categories including Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and Best Instrumental Composition. The Pat Metheny Group won an unprecedented seven consecutive Grammies for seven consecutive albums. Metheny’s focus remains continually on the breaking down of barriers and the exploration of new musical ideas and this "solo ensemble" tour Orchestrion is no exception as Pat moves from brilliant solo guitar improvisations to the unveiling of a totally new technology for the presentation of acoustically driven compositions.
Reserved Seat tickets are $68.50, $48.50 and $38.50 and are on sale NOW exclusively and only at or charge by phone 877-598-8698 and at the Fillmore Box Office.
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.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Chief Sandrell Rivers: 1947-2010 - Florida Cultural Leader

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by Holly Spillane

The South Florida arts world lost a dynamic leader and passionate advocate of jazz and blues on the first morning of the new year. Chief Sandrell Rivers' efforts affected countless area residents over a lifetime of service and tireless promotion of arts, culture and education. Through her associations with the Sunshine Jazz Organization, Diaspora Arts Coalition, The Urban League of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade County, Africa Reconnect, Inc. and others, she remained committed to the assertion that the measure of a society can be found in its culture, and that music is of the utmost importance in the continual growth and advancement of our community.

Born in Miami on Aug. 10, 1947, Rivers grew up in a large, loving family in Overtown and Brownsville. Athletic, dramatic and full of passion, she blossomed during the era of extreme civil rights challenges, which coincided with the heyday of R&B, jazz and Miami soul. Those early years helped develop her confidence and tenacious passion for culture, music, people and causes.

After graduating from Miami Northwestern Senior High in 1965, Rivers earned degrees in Speech, Theater and Communications at Tennessee State University, where she then taught speech and drama courses, directed plays and supervised production and administration. She moved on to teaching positions at Alabama State University, Cleo Johnson School of the Arts, and Kennedy King College in Chicago, and eventually returned home to positions at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College.

Rivers' multifaceted career also included singing, modeling, dancing and acting in everything from plays and films to radio and TV commercials. She directed more than 100 plays and produced numerous entertainment events. As manager of Miami's Joseph Caleb Center, she brought in Hugh Masakela, Isaac Hayes and many others.

Rivers joined Miami-Dade County in 1981 and made her way from the Budget office, through the County Manager’s office and finally settled into a position with Parks & Recreation. There she rose to area-wide arts supervisor and strove to bring arts programming into every park countywide.

A world traveler, Rivers was dedicated in the quest to reconnect African-Americans and the African Diaspora with the Motherland, volunteering for many organizations, coalitions, task forces, business and trade organizations. In 2004, she was bestowed the title of traditional African Chief by King Akran of Badagry, in Lagos State, Nigeria, in recognition of her outstanding community leadership and service. Rivers received many awards and accolades, including Year 2000 African-American Achiever in the arts profession, and she was invited to Maya Angelou’s 80th birthday celebration.

Her association with the Sunshine Jazz Organization resulted in 20 years of friendship and collaboration in the promotion of jazz education and concerts, including outreach programs such as Jazz on Wheels and Arts in the Parks; many concert series, including 2009’s Magic City Jazz at The Caleb; and music celebrations featuring Alice Day, Stanley Turrentine and many others.

Memorial celebrations of Rivers' life took place at The Caleb Center and at her own Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Brownsville on Jan. 8-9, and featured tributes and gospel and jazz performances. With her dear friend, Dr. Bobby Jones, acting as Master of Ceremonies, a long line of dignitaries, musicians, dancers, friends, colleagues and family came from as far away as Africa and Bangkok to pay homage to the woman who gave so much love and support to so many individuals and causes.

Chief Rivers will be missed beyond measure, but those who knew her will embrace her memory by continuing on the path of service she so eloquently paved.

The Sunshine Jazz Organization honors the life, legacy and friendship of Chief Sandrell Rivers. With eternal gratitude from SJO members, directors and board — President Keith Valles, Vice President Holly Spillane, Treasurer J.D. Mack, Secretary Jeanette Tullis, Editor Ginny Crawford; directors Ralph Clark, Arthur Simms, Gera Wright, Sam Gunning and Keith Clarke; Executive Director Thelma Valles and President Emeritus China Valles. May the flames of her inspiration continue to live within us all.

Holly Spillane can be contact at:
Sunshine Jazz Organization website:

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

26th International Blues Challenge Winners Crowned

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The Blues Foundation's 26th International Blues Challenge concluded Saturday with two packed shows at the Orpheum Theatre.
The solo/duo winner was Matt Andersen, sponsored by Harvest Jazz and Blues from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and second place honors went to Alphonso Sanders and Bill "Howl-n-Madd" Perry from Mississippi's Crossroads Blues Society.

The top prize in the Band competition was awarded to Grady Champion of the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola. Second place honors were earned by Karen Lovely Band, Cascade Blues Association, and the third spot went to Cheryl Renee with Them Bones, hailing from the Cincy Blues Society.

A beautiful blue custom Gibson guitar featuring The Blues Foundation's logo was awarded to Matt Kelly of the Big Boy Little Band (DC Blues Society), as the finals top guitarist.

In the Best Self-Produced CD contest, the judges determined that two CDs were the best: Fire It Up! by the Laurie Morvan Band and Crime Scene Queen by The Informants.

The other solo duo finalists were: Becky Boyd & Tim Matson (Cleveland Blues Society); Jimi Lee with PB Shane (Austin Blues Society); Sherman Lee Dillon (Central Mississippi Blues Society); Tom Walbank & Arthur Migliazza (Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation); Ken "The Rocket" Korb (Long Island Blues Society); and Steve Cohen (Grafton Blues Association).

The other Band finalists were: Mojo Theory (Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society); R&K Brew Co (West Virginia Blues Society); Big Boy Little Band (DC Blues Society); Sonny Moorman Group (Columbus Blues Alliance); Jesse Greene Band (Ottawa Blues Society); Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers (Baltimore Blues Society); Labron Lazenby and LA 3 (Smoky Mountain Blues Society); and The Avey Brothers (Iowa Blues Societies).

Blues societies all over the world will soon be starting all over again as they begin their own competitions to determine who they will send to the 27th International Blues Challenge, the finals of which will be staged February 5, 2011.

If you are Floridian blues musician and wish to get involved with next year's competition, contact your closest blues society. Contact infomation can be found on Jazz & Blues Florida's LINKS page.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

26th International Blues Challenge Finalists Announced

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26th International Blues Challenge Finalists

The Blues Foundation announces the finalists of the 26th International Blues Challenge after Friday's second round of semifinals. The finals will be Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre with solo/duo beginning at 2:00pm and the band finals beginning at 7:30pm.

The solo/duo finalists are:
Matt Anderson (Harvest Jazz & Blues)
Alphonso Sanders & Bill "Howl-n-Madd" Perry (Crossroads Blues Society)
Becky Boyd & Tim Matson (Cleveland Blues Society)
Jimi Lee with PB Shane (Austin Blues Society)
Sherman Lee Dillon (Central Mississippi Blues Society)
Tom Walbank & Arthur Migliazza (Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation)
Ken "The Rocket" Korb (Long Island Blues Society)
Steve Cohen (Grafton Blues Association)

The Band finalists are:Mojo Theory (Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society)
R&K Brew Co (West Virginia Blues Society)
Big Boy Little Band (DC Blues Society)
Cheryl Renee and Them Bones (Cincy Blues Society)
Grady Champion (Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola)
Sonny Moorman Group (Columbus Blues Alliance)
Jesse Greene Band (Ottawa Blues Society)
Karen Lovely Band (Cascade Blues Association)
Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers (Baltimore Blues Society)
Labron Lazenby and LA 3 (Smoky Mountain Blues Society)
The Avey Brothers (Iowa Blues Societies)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gold Coast Jazz Society Presents Terry Myers Orchestra Tribute to Benny Goodman

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Tribute to Benny Goodman
Gold Coast Jazz Society Presents Terry Myers Orchestra in Tribute Concert

Fort Lauderdale, FL – 2009 marked the centennial of the legendary big band leader and clarinetist, Benny Goodman. To keep the celebration going, the Gold Coast Jazz Society will present the Terry Myers Orchestra in a “Tribute to Benny Goodman” on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The jazz show begins at 7:45 pm. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and student tickets are $12. Purchase tickets through the Broward Center Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at or

A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show. If you love the music of the swing and big band era, this is a show not to miss.

Hailed as the "Patriarch of the Clarinet", Goodman’s bands changed the course of American popular music. His legendary Carnegie Hall concert was described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."
Clarinetist, Terry Myers will make the music of the Goodman years come alive again in this special tribute to this legendary musician. Terry’s, dynamic career has enabled him to appear with such talented players as Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (Buddy Morrow), Bob Haggert, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Warren Vache', Kenny Davern, Marty Grosz, Major Holly, Mousey Alexander, Flip Phillips, Walt Lavinsky, Bill Allred, John Allred, Wild Bill Davison, Chubby Jackson, Duffy Jackson, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Higgins, Bobby Rosengarten, Larry Elgart, Vince Giordano, and a host of others. He now leads the Terry Myers Orchestra, a big band located in central Florida.

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.

Go online for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Arts at St. John Haiti Benefit Concert Announced

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Saturday, January 30, 7 pm

St. Johns United Methodist Church on the Lake

4760 Pine Tree Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Suggested donation $10

Supplies wanted:

Rice, Black Beans, WATER, sugar, cooking oil, clothes, toiletries

Contact: David D. KingeryArtistic Director/Singer/Vocal Coach/Music Producer


Benefit Concert for Haiti Announced - February 14, Orlando, Florida

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ZSHOWZ humbly announces An Act of Love for Haiti – A Valentine’s Day to Remember, to be held Sunday, February 14 at Shriner’s Auditorium located at 2300 Pembrook Drive in Orlando, with eight bands, including Florida Jazz & Blues groups, performing throughout the day. Doors open at noon, first act begins at 1 p.m. A complete schedule and line-up will be announced within the week. Performing acts, individuals working the event, and the Shriner’s Auditorium are volunteering their time and talents to make this a success benefit. All proceeds to be presented to a charity to be determined that is actively involved in Haitian relief and represented at the event.

This Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for Central Florida to come together and show real love to our Haitian neighbors. A nominal $20 donation will be asked at the door in exchange for an afternoon full of top-notch entertainment. Shriner’s Auditorium offers a full bar, lots of great seating and an excellent venue to spend a Sunday afternoon to remember the victims of the Haitian earthquake. Incredibly delicious BBQ will be available from Backwoods Boy’s BBQ.

Many volunteers are needed for this huge undertaking, including folks to immediately begin distributing posters around town as well as people on site the day of the event. A silent auction is also being considered in order to raise additional funds. If you are experienced with silent auctions and would like to assume this project or if you would like to volunteer in any fashion, please send an email to

CONTACT: Zaida Zoller - 407.340.2318 -

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Ft. Myers, Florida, Jazz for Peace Concert to Benefit Haitian Relief Efforts

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Rick DellaRatta and the Jazz for Peace Big Band help raise raise understanding of Jazz while they spreading worldwide peace through this benefit "The Jazz for Peace World Tour".

Jazz for Peace is a family friendly outdoor jazz concert to be held at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Fl on Jan. 24, 2010 at 3pm.

Global Community Engagement, The Nations Association Charities, and FGCU Students Helping Haiti have partnered to accept, coordinate, and deliver donations of clothing, non-perishable food, and medical supplies to victims of the tragedy in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Please bring your donations to the Lee County Alliance for the Arts (10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919) on Sunday, January 24th at the Jazz for Peace concert.

Jazz for Peace returns to help our country's finest organizations! You can purchase VIP Tickets, which include a champagne reception with the Jazz for Peace Band, by following the link below. Also available are regular admission tickets for $10. Regular admission tickets are available at the entrance on the day of the concert for $15.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

South Florida’s Ultimate 60’s Rock And Roll Band Reunion Scheduled for March

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South Florida’s Ultimate 60’s Rock And Roll Band Reunion

This concert is an encore to the highly successful show we organized in August 2008. It is a reunion of four of the most popular South Florida rock and roll bands of the 1960’s and will be hosted by legendary DJ, Rick Shaw.

South Florida was a mecca for rock and roll bands in the 60’s and for this concert we will feature four of the best of the day.

▪ The Pawns
▪ The Queens Kids
▪ Peach
▪ The Kollektion featuring Richie and Angel
With a special appearance by Joe Lala from Blues Image, Manassas, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and many others

These bands, like so many others, played at all the popular teen venues back in the day like The Place, the World, PAL, the North Miami Armory, the War Memorial Auditorium and so many more. They could also be heard poolside at the hotels on the beach, fraternity parties, popular dance clubs and just about any place where young people gathered to dance and listen to music.

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 7:00 P.M. – doors open at 6:00 P.M.

Where: Mahi Shriners Auditorium At The Civic Center
1480 N.W. North River Drive
Miami, Florida 33125

Like all of our concerts, all profits after expenses will be donated to The Majic Children’s Fund, a non-profit, charitable organization formed in 1988 for the purpose of raising funds and services for distribution to South Florida charities that benefit children in need. Radio personality Rick Shaw is the Director and has dedicated his personal time, leadership and guidance reaching out into the community on it’s behalf.

For this upcoming event we have formed an alliance with the Mahi Shriners of Miami. They are providing their auditorium for the event and for their generosity The Majic Children’s Fund will provide a share of the funds received to The Shriners Childrens Hospitals.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing high quality pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 receive all care in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families, made possible solely through the generosity of donors.
Concert web site:
Tickets $20.00 available at
Concert at 7:00 P.M., doors open at 6:00 P.M.

We also have a great car show lined up which will take place in the parking lot prior to the concert. Come early to enjoy all the cool classic cars and expand your evening of nostalgia.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mo Morgen to Host Jazz Evening For Haitian Relief in Miami, Florida

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Free Jazz Buffett 7-10pm Every Friday Hosted by MO & MADAFO, w/ Special Guests

Haitian-American guitarist-vocalist-composerJEAN-MICHEL DAUDIER this Friday Night
Jan 15 7-10pm w/MO & MADAFOin the lounge at Miami Shores CC.
No Cover.
Biscayne Blvd (us1) just north of 96 st. on w.side.
JM's Cd's will be on sale--each $20 voluntary.proceeds of your purchase will go to Haitian Relief.thank Friday Jan 29 vocalist NOREEN DOWNEYwill be featured guest of MO& MADAFO
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores FL 33138


Haiti Mizik Relief Benefit 2 Day Concert in Miami Florida Announced

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This weekend: Haiti Mizik Relief Benefit 2 Day Concert in BayfrontPark

ALL proceeds benefit the American Red Cross

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday January 23rd 4 PM - 10 PM and Sunday January 24th 2 PM - 8 PM

Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami


Admission is by your donation to the American Red Cross

The South Florida music community has come together quickly to present a two-day benefit concert: a chance for us to be together, enjoy great music and raise much needed relief funds for Haiti.

The concert line up includes legendary Haitian big band The Dixie Band featuring all star guests like Tuco Bouzi, members of Tabou Combo and Top Vice, Strings, Nu-look and more; Kazak International; Locos Por Juana, The Spam All Stars, Suenalo, Conjunto Progreso, Afrobeta, Lanzallamas Monofonica, TapTap Band, Rara Rock and Empress Addi; Jean P Jam, Jah Fe, Mr. Pauer and more.

This concert is presented by a large group of volunteers and sponsors including The Rhythm Foundation, La Juana Productions, Bayfront Park Trust, Gigs Up Productions, Spuntino Catering, Gibson USA, 88.9FM WDNA, Miami New Times and the musicians and artists performing this weekend. ALL proceeds will benefit The American Red Cross.

Help people affected by disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, by donating to the American Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Line-up for the 2010 Wanee Music Festival Announced - Great Jam, Funk, and Other Various Forms of Jazz & Blues Music in Florida!

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The Allman Brothers Band will lead a cavalcade of outstanding performers in the All-Star Line-up for the 2010 Wanee Music Festival. The festival is Friday April 16th through Saturday April 17th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. There will be an expanded Wanee Kick Off Party on Thursday April 15th starting at 3pm. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Friday, January 22nd at 10AM.

The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic will perform Friday and Saturday night of the Festival. Other performers include:
  • Gov't Mule

  • Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

  • Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, & Jay Lane are Scaring the Childern

  • Stephen Stills

  • The Black Keys

  • Dr. John

  • Hot Tuna Electric

  • 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali

  • JJ Grey and Mofro

  • Johnny Winter

  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

  • The Funky Meters

  • The Wailers

  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

  • North Mississippi Allstars

  • A Family Affair with Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk (performing Sly & The Family Stone)

  • Jaimoe's Jasssz Band

  • Chuck Leavell with The Randall Bramblett Band

  • Particle

  • Oteil and Kofi Burbridge with the Lee Boys

  • Col. Bruce Hampton

  • Devon Allman's Honeytribe

  • Scrapomatic

  • Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio and Bonobos Convergence
-$158.00 from January 22nd – February 22th
-$178.00 from February 23rd – April 14th
-$188.00 Gate Price (April 15th – 17th). All prices include the Expanded Wanee Kick Off Party on Thursday April 15 starting at 3pm. Tickets are available at Music Today and

VIP TICKETS: VIP tickets are $353 and will be available on a limited basis. All VIP credentials will be available at the park and can be picked up on April 15th or 16th.VIP Tickets Include: (1) Two day pass to the festival, VIP Parking, VIP Hospitality Tent with catering, Discounted Beverages, Private Restrooms, Special concert viewing for the Peach Stage, Wanee Festival t-shirt and poster, VIP Welcome Party Thursday Night. VIP Tickets are available at Music Today and

The 2010 Wanee Music Festival will be held Friday April 16th through Saturday April 17th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL with the "Wanee Kick-Off Party” held on Thursday, April 15th starting at 3pm. Last year’s Festival nearly doubled the attendance of the previous year and 2010 is looking to be even bigger!

Look for more upcoming announcements at:

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Student's Jazz Jam Continues in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Jazz students are invited to bring their instruments and participate in this open jam session. Audience members of all ages invited to attend. For further information call the Gold Coast Jazz Society at 954-524-0805 or .

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is the presenting sponsor of First Friday Jazz Jams, an outreach and educational project providing an opportunity for jazz students to participate in monthly live jazz jam sessions in a family-friendly environment. The Jazz Jams provide students of all ages a chance to perform with a live professional backline, provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society for each jam session. First Friday Jazz Jams are open to any jazz students from area middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities as well as to the general public.

Other sponsors for the First Friday Jazz Jams project include the HI Foundation, Barbara Cooper, DeMeo Young McGrath – Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Marlins Community Foundation WLRN and ArtServe.

WHO: Gold Coast Jazz Society

WHAT: First Friday Jazz Jams

WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2009 7:00pm – 10:00pm

WHERE: ArtServe 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

TICKETS: FREE admission with open seating


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Florida's Terry Hanck to join Elvin Bishop's Hell Raisin' Revue on 2010 Pacific Blues Cruise

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It has just been announced that Florida's great R&B saxophonist, Terry Hanck, will join friend and former bandmate Elvin Bishop in the Hell Raisin' Revue on the 2010 Pacific Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise!

The cruise is scheduled for  October 17-24, 2010.

 The Revue includes Terry's former guitarist Chris "Kid" Andersen along with John Nemeth and Finis Tasby.

Ouch, papa!
Terry Hanck is currently providing Florida with some heat by touring this coming weekend (Jan 15, 16, & 17, 2010) with Matthew Stubbs and Sax Gordon, back by JP Soars.  The tour of the group last year has been widely hailed as one of the best shows of 2009. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Miami Jazz & Blues Guitar - South Florida's Best Resource for Lessons

Miami Jazz & Blues Guitar specializes in catering to South Floridians who desire top notch guitar instruction within the comfort of their own home. Our private lessons offered by experienced and certified guitar teachers, cover all the fundamentals of music that you would receive at any major music school. Our vast curriculum consists of various essential subjects including jazz guitar technique, theory, harmony, jazz / blues improvisation, Brazilian jazz, chord melody, sight-reading, and ear-training. All lessons are specially tailored around each individual’s musical needs and goals.

Miami Jazz & Blues Guitar was started by Richie Zellon, a Berklee College of Music graduate who has spent several years teaching in various jazz faculties including FIU and USF.

Zellon, who has recorded and performed with numerous world class artists such as Paquito D’ Rivera, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Alex Acuna, Danilo Perez and others, has been a columnist for “Jazz Improv” magazine since 1999. Along with his 2 colleagues, Enrique Gardano and Luigi Salvatore, Zellon is committed to helping South Florida guitarists and aspiring guitarists reach their highest potential on the instrument.

Miami Jazz & Blues Guitar lessons are available for all levels of proficiency (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and are usually scheduled on a weekly basis at the student’s home. We offer lessons throughout all of South Miami, North Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Coral Springs, and more! For more information and to view and hear some of our talented students in action, please visit

Richie Zellon
Miami Jazz & Blues Guitar
(786) 553-3351

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January 2010 - One year beyond belief...

Our featured artists this month include:



Jazz Meets Elvis in South Florida

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Gold Coast Jazz Society Presents Jazz Pianist Cyrus Chestnut in “Jazzin’ Elvis”

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Elvis and jazz seem to be an unlikely combination, but the dynamic jazz pianist, Cyrus Chestnut, filters the rock star’s music “through the ears of a jazz musician.” His innate pianistic ability allows his to play a wide range of styles. On January 13, jazz fans will have the opportunity to hear this dynamic performer with his trio at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The jazz show begins at 7:45 pm. Single tickets are $35 and $40 and student tickets are $12. Purchase tickets through the Broward Center Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at or A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show. Hailed by Time Magazine as “the best jazz pianist of his generation,” Chestnut started his musical career at the age of three, By age six he was playing piano at the Mount Calvary Star Baptist Church in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. By age nine, he was studying classical music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute in Baltimore. In the fall of 1981, Cyrus began jazz education in Boston, MA at the Berklee College of Music. In 1985, he earned a degree in jazz composition and arranging. While at Berklee, Chestnut was awarded the Eubie Blake Fellowship, the Oscar Peterson, Quincy Jones, and Count Basie awards for exceptional performance standards at the college. After Berklee, Cyrus began further honing his craft as a sideman with some of the legendary and leading musicians in the business including Jon Hendricks, Michael Carvin, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Joe Williams, Isaac Hayes, Kathleen Battle, Betty Carter and, Dizzy Gillespie just to name a few. His association with Betty Carter, which began in 1991, significantly affected his outlook and approach to music, confirming his already iconoclastic instincts. Carter advised him to "take chances" and play things I've never heard," Chestnut says.

He has released a number of CD’s over the years and has been featured on film playing a Count Basie inspired character in the Robert Altman film, Kansas City. His leadership and prowess as a soloist has also led him to be a first call for the piano chair in many big bands including the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Star Big Band, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra. He has recorded with the people previously mentioned and others including Bette Midler and Freddy Cole. Chestnut continually tours with his trio, playing live at jazz festivals around the world as well as clubs and concert halls. With his hectic schedule, Cyrus has also found the time to get into jazz education, doing seminars worldwide and, on occasion, educating students in jazz at Middlebury College in Vermont during the winter months. Joined by bassist Dezron Douglass and drummer Neal Smith, he continually uses the trio format to extend, elaborate, and refine the basic conception of the jazz rhythm section. In his own words, "this country and this art form are founded on the basic principles of freedom, whereby a person is able to think, say, or play what he or she chooses.”

Don’t miss this extraordinary jazz musician. Good seats are still available for the January 13 concert. 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. Go online for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jazz & Blues Florida: Most Everything that is Happening in Live Jazz & Blues in Florida 1/6/10

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WXEL Public Television & Radio: 90.7FM Serving South Florida and the Treasure Coast  Streaming Live 6-10pm Every Sat: Stu Grant's Jazz Impressions


Runyon’s: 9810 W Sample Rd. Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954)752-2333. Nightly: 7pm Piano Player.
Whole Foods Market: 810 University Drive, Coral Springs FL 33071 (954)753-8000 Free, 7pm Every Friday: Blues and Brews. Jan 8: PFF (formerly Little Andrew & The Grandpas) ; 15: Eric Austin & Blues Bobby; 22: Bottleneck Alley; 29: Grant Piper & Pix-E Ensign

American Legion Post #304: 41 NE 1st Court, Dania Beach  FL 33004 (954)921-7532 7-11pm Every third Friday: Ken Burkhart Trio w/ Deborah Paiva & Johnny Vaz. Map This Location


Miniaci Performing Arts Center: 3100 Ray Ferraro Jr. Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954)262-5479 South Florida JAZZ Season Series 8pm Jan 9:Kathy Kosins - "The Ladies of Cool - A Tribute to Julie London, Anita O'Day, June Christy, and Chris Connor"; Feb 13: Larry Coryell - Joey DeFrancesco Trio; Mar 13:Gary Burton's Next Generation Band; April 10: Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet; May 8: Kenny Werner Quartet featuring Joe Lovano; June 12: Nicholas Payton Quintet. Map This Location
Stage 84: 9118 SR 84, Davie FL  33324 (954)474-5040. Jan 16: Jazz Slam.

City Pub: 956 S Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 (954)427-8213  Every Sun 7-10pm: Jimmy Cavallo; Thurs-Sat: 8pm Synthesis.
Fresh Aroma Coffee Bar: 3656 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach FL 33442 (954)596-5430 6pm-8pm Every Mon: Holes in the Road Blues Band; Jan 8: RJ Malloy; April 2: George Worthmore


Amaturo Theater: at Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312 (954)524-0805 Gold Coast Jazz Season Series 7:45pm January 9: Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Larry O'Brien  - THIS GOLD COAST JAZZ EVENT IS BEING HELD AT THE PARKER PLAYHOUSE IN FORT LAUDERDALE (see listing below); January 13: Cyrus Chestnut Trio; February 10: Terry Myers Orchestra “Tribute to Benny Goodman”; March 10: Tony DeSare “Moon River, Mercer and Me"; April 14: Gold Coast Jazz Society Band w/ Brenda Alford, Wendy Pedersen, Maria Marshall and Nicole Yarling; May 12: Negroni’s Trio.
Artserve at the Main Library: 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Jazz Students come jam with professional jazz musicians. Bring your instrument, your friends and jam with us from 7pm-10pm at ArtServe! Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 9, May 7, June 4.
Bahia Cabana: 3001 Harbor Dr. (954)524-1555. Nightly 8pm & Sat-Sun 1pm: Variety. 8-12pm Every Fri: Billy Bones.
Blue Jean Blues: 3320 NE 33RD St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954)306-6330  EVERY SUNDAYBarbara Van & Mike Orta's Sunday Jazz Jam, 4-8pmSunday football and live jazz  2 for 1 drinks great food  and guest artists. Barbara Van & Mike Orta's Sunday Jazz Jam; 8:30pm-12:30am Jan 9, 16, 23, 30: Troy "Satchmo" Anderson's Wonderful World Tribute Band (F) (D) (I/O) Map This Location
Chit Chat's Bar: 651 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (954)943-1631 9:30pm-12:30am Every Wed: Dave Prince Limelight Jam w/ The Bobby Nathan Band
Culture Room: 3045 N Federal Hway. Corner Oakland Park Blvd. & US1. (954)564-1074. Jan 30: Subdudes

Darryl's Bar & Bistro: 2528 N Federal Hwy. (954)567-1212. Ev. Wed-Thurs: solo acoustic guitarist.
Deerfield Beach: Main Beach Parking area, Ocean Way & SE 1st St., Deerfield Beach FL 33441 (954)480-4433 Festival of the Arts, Jan 30: Ernie Southern, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Downtowner: 10 South New River Drive East, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954)463-9800. Main bar/free adm. Sets: Thurs: 9pm & Sat: 9:30pm & Sun: 1-3pm. Jan 28: Ernie Southern, Feb 12-14: Riverwalk Blues & Music Festival. Map This Location
Jackson’s Steakhouse: 450 E Las Olas Blvd. (954)522-4450. Every night: 7 pm Jazz Piano.

Maguire's Hill 16: 535 North Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954)764-4453 Fri & Sat 9pm;  Jan 7: Randi the Violinist and Blue Fire; 8: IKO IKO; 9: Blue House; 14: Randi the Violinist and Blue Fire: 15: The Nouveaux Honkies; 16: Albert Castiglia; 22: AZ Kenny Tsak & 58 Deluxe; 23: Randi the Violinist and Blue Fire; 28: Randi the Violinist and Blue Fire; 29: Hep Cat Boo Daddies; 30: Randi the Violinist and Blue Fire; Feb 26: AZ Kenny Tsak & 58 Deluxe; March 16: Pre-St. Patrick's Blues Fest in the tented parking lot w/ Albert Castiglia, IKO IKO, AZ Kenny Tsak & 58 Deluxe and The Nouveaux Honkies; 17: St. Patrick's Day under the big tent w/ Albert Castiglia. Breakfast at 7am, then 1,000 pounds of corned beef & cabbage served til gone!   Map This Location

Mango’s: 904 E Las Olas Blvd. (954)523-5001 Ev. Wed: 9pm Oop Bop Sh’Bam
Old Dillard Museum: 1009 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954)322-8828 7-9pm TICKETS Jan 14: Joan Cartwright, Jus' Cynthia and Melody Cole will present AMAZING MUSICWOMEN. This ensemble traces the origins of Jazz from the West Coast of Africa to the clubs of Harlem, highlighting the life, times and tunes of America’s premiere Blues and Jazz Women from Bessie Smith to Betty Carter and beyond. Selections include compositions of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, Norman Mapp and Joan Cartwright. Map This Location

Opera Restaurant & Lounge: 1025 N Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954)467-8111 7pm Every Thu: Teri Wilson
Original Fat Cat’s: 320 Himmarshee St. (954)713-8500

Parker Playhouse:  707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  954-462-0222 8pm Jan 9: "Glenn Miller Orchestra"  Presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society  Map This Location
Red’s Club: 1925 NE 45th St. (954)771-8360. Every Fri & Sat (except 3rd Sat): Bill Cerny.
Revolution Live: 200 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954)727-0950 Jan 9: Galactic and JJ Grey & Mofro
Riverwalk: Along New River. Every 1st Sun: 11am-2pm SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch. (954)828-5363   (F)(D)(S)(O)(CB)
Studio 1: 800 NW 57th Place; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-2032  (954)771-7117  Every Monday 7-8:30 1st set , 9-10pm 2nd set, 10-10:30 open to guest performers
French Quarter Restaurant (3rd Floor, The Balcony): Mardi Gras Gaming & Casino, 831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 (954)924-3200  5:30-9:30pm Every Fri: Piano Bob's 88s Featuring Dave Brophy or John Carey   Jan 8: Piano Bob's 88s Featuring Dave Brophy; 15: Piano Bob's 88s Featuring John Carey; 22: Piano Bob's 88s Featuring Dave Brophy; 29: Piano Bob is going Blues Cruising and tonight will be The John Carey Trio! Map This Location

Antonio Adolfo School of Music: 2040 Sherman St., Hollywood FL 33020 (786)586-1527 Classes, Individual Instruction, Workshops and Presentations for beginners to advanced students. Map This Location
ArtsPark: at Young Circle. 2600 Holly-wood Blvd. (954)921-3500. Every Thurs: Blue Moon Thursdays: 7:00-9pm free/adm Concert; Every Fri: 7pm Plaza Performances; Every Sun: 6pm Palm Court Jazz. 

Beach Theatre Band Shell: Johnson St. & Boardwalk, Hollywood Beach (954)921-3404  Mon-Wed: 7:30-9pm Music & Dancing Under the Stars (weather permitting); Every Fri: 7-10pm Boardwalk Friday Fest;
Boulevard Heights Amphitheatre: 6770 Garfield Street, Hollywood, FL 33024-5759 (954)967-4235 7pm Jan 9: AZ Kenny Tsak & 56 Deluxe. Map This Location

Capone's Flicker Lite: 1014 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood FL 33019 (954)922-4232 9pm-1am Jan 8: Pier 6 Brawlers
G's Place: 201 N 21st Ave. (954)920-9599 Jan 15: Grant Piper Band, 10pm; Feb 12: Grant Piper Band, 10pm; March 12: Grant Piper Band, 10pm.
Seminole Hard Rock Live: 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314 Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 8pm Feb 2: BB King & Buddy Guy . Map This Location


Village Grille (aka Village Pump): 4404 El Mar Dr. (954)776-5092. Every other Fri: 10pm Blues, Rock (inside). ev. Fri: 6-10pm Blues, R&B (weather permitting); Jan 22: Juanita Dixon w/ Jeff Prine & Mitch Goldstein (6-10pm).  Map This Location

Lieberman Botanical Gardens: 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill FL 33319 (954)730-3000 6:30-9:30pm FREE 10:30am-2:30pm Jan 10: Carlos Abanto's Trio; Feb 14: Jazz Survivors; March 14: Sound of Vision.
Rosey Baby: 4587 N University Dr. (954)749-5627  9:30pm-1:30am Dec 30: Beeson Bros. Band; Dec 31: NYE w/ Kilmo & The Killers, $5 cover or $40/dinner +show.
The Warehouse - Screen Post Productions: 3500 NW 15th Street, Lauderhill FL 33311 (954)583-6263 RSVP on Facebook at "Florida Jazz Network" $15Adv(PayPal)/$20 Door Women in Jazz South Florida 7:30pm-1am Jan 16: Randi Fishenfeld and Songwriter Teri Wilson; Feb 20: All day Festival featureing Women In Jazz South Florida.  Map This Location

Chit Chat's Bar: 651 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (954)943-1631 9:30pm-12:30am Every Wed: Dave Prince Limelight Jam w/ The Bobby Nathan Band
French Quarter Bar and Grill: 2341 N. Federal Hwy.Pompano Beach FL 33064 (954)781-5222 9pm-1am  Jan 9: SON of MAN w/ Capt Reese, James Kidwell and Gortz Kujack. Map This Location
Mickey’s Bar: 350 SW 12 Ave. (954)941-1611. Sets: Fri 7-11pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 5-9pm. Rock & Blues.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church of Pompano Beach: 2500 Northeast 14th Street Causeway, Pompano Beach, FL 3062-8222 (954)942-4473 7:30pm Jan 29: Debbie Orta Jazz Quintet.

Buzz’s Lounge: 8931 W Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise FL 33351 (954)749-1337  Every Thursday: 9pm Blues Jam w/Bluesbobby & Bluesnake w/ special guest Charlie Valenti on sax!.
Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater: 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Sunrise, FL 33351 (954)747-4600 April 9: IKO IKO
BB King & Buddy Guy at the Seminole Hard Rock!

North of Palm Beach County, South of New Smyrna Beach, East of Rte 27; (Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, Osceola, Okeechobee, Orange, Seminole, & Eastern Lake Counties) (Metropolitan Areas of Orlando, Cocoa, Melbourne)

Alley Blues Bar: 114 S. Park Ave Sanford, FL 32771 (407)328-0700 Jan 17: Shaun Rounds Blues Band; Feb 5, 6: Shaun Rounds Blues Band; Feb 21: Shaun Rounds Blues Band. Map This Location
And All That Jazz Cafe: 1641 N. Cocoa Blvd. (US 1) Cocoa FL 32922 (321)636-3232 CLOSING Dec 23: "It is with much regret and sadness that I must tell you that And All That Jazz Cafe is closing for normal business on Wednesday 12/23/09. We will be having a drop in Xmas party that night with complimentary light hors d'ouevres and mulled wine. There will be a few by reservation only evenings in January with a limited menu, music and auction of selected decor, furniture, equipment and smallwares. The first evening is Thursday 1/8/10 - 6pm - 10pm. Music to be posted here. Please call to make your reservation, the first 30 respondents will have seats, you might have to share a table with others. Thank you all for so many great memories, friendships, and good times." Pete and the AATJ staff.
Atlantic Music Center: 25 South Wickham Road Melbourne FL 32904 (321)768-2221 Jan 15: 7:30pm Sue Keller “Speakeasy Night”;  30:  7:30pm Mana Tokuno “Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Faure And/Or Debussy”; Feb 12: 7:30pm Marcos Flores “Chopin Etudes”; 27: 7:30pm Ed Vodicka “Jazz Trio”; March 12: 7:30PM Gerald Anderson “Only In America”; 27: 7:30pm Christian Tamburr “Something New”; May 9: 4:00pm Wes Hamrick “Beautiful Music For Mom”. Map This Location
B.B. King’s Blues Club: 9101 International Dr. Orlando. 407-370-4550. Ev. Sun & Mon: 7:30pm Beautiful Bobby Blackmon; Ev. Tues-Thurs: 7:30pm & Fri-Sat: 9pm All Star Band; Ev. Fri-Sat: 6pm Pure Blues Band; Ladies of the Blues Benefit Concert for the Gary Ingler Musicians Relief Fund $5, 3-7pm Jan 24: Jann Childers, Sheri Gregoire, Kirsten Hart, JoAnna Hudson, Suzy Mars, Betsy Serafin, Julie Wallace and Sandy Williamson accompained by The Paul Stott Group

Bankers Tavern & Bistro: 114 Harrison St. Cocoa Village 32920 5-9pm Every Thur: Stoney Flying Solo
Beach Shack: 1 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach FL 32931 321-783-2250. Ev. Fri-Sat: 8pm Blues; 4pm Every Sun: Bone Dogs; 6-10pm  Every Monday: KC Connection; 8pm-midnight Every Thur: Spacecoast Playboys blues jam; Jan 16: Shaun Rounds Blues Band; 17: Chuck Van Riper and Stoney Fund Raiser - Goin' To Memphis to the International Blues Challenge; March 13: Shaun Rounds Blues Band; 2-6pm March 6: The Blues Busters; April 11: Joe & Vicki Price.  Map This Location
Bluesboro Club: 1016 Florida Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955 (321)633-8005 7pm Jan 9: Galloway & Kelliher Band, w/ Bluesboro Band opening;  Feb 24: Michael Pickett

Bodega Blue: 2115 14th Ave., Vero Beach FL 32960 (772)569-4400 Featuring artisan cheeses, microbrew beers, artisan chocolates, Boutique Wines and more. OVER 200 DIFFERENT BEERS PLUS 6 NEW DRAFTS ON TAP!!! Open for Lunch Tue-Fri 11:30-2:30; Open Wed & Thur 5-9:30pm; Open Fri 5-10pm; 6-8pm Every Wed: Free Beer Tasting; 8am-noon Every Sat: Bodega Blue at Oceanside Farmers Market; Jan 8: Ben Prestage; 11: Hospitality Night 6-? w/ half-priced drafts; 14: Free Wine & Cheese Tasting 6-8PM; 15: Sybil Gage; 21: Pete Stein of Truck Stop Coffee 7-9PM; 22: Ernie Southern, 7-10pm;  29: Maggie McCabe; Feb 19: Ernie Southern; March 19: Ernie Southern; April 9: Joe & Vicki Price. Map This Location
Buoy 12A Offshore Grill: 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (772)672-4524   Jan 8: Ernie Southern
Carson's Tavern: 2883 SE Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL 34996 (772)286-7611 Feb 25: Ben Prestage
Cocoa Beach Country Club: 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. Cocoa Beach,  (321)453-4191. 2pm  Jan 10: Sybil Gage With pianist Leon Olguin, bassist Ernie Wilson and drummer Dennis Thompson; Feb 14: Danny Jordan Quintet; March 14:  Annual Benefit: JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars.
Cottage Pub: 366 N. Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321)784-2155 8pm Every Wed: KC Connection with Steve Cochrane.
DrummersOnly Drum Shop: 1532 SE Village Green Dr. Port St Lucie 34952 772-337-4002. Map This Location
Del Frisco's Steakhouse: 729 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810 (407)645-4443 6-10pm Every Mon, Thur & Sat: Jerry Bruno; 6-10pm Every Tue, Wed & Fri: Dave Witte

Earl’s Hideaway: 1405 Indian River Dr., Sebastian FL 32958 (772)589-5700 Tues set: 8-midnight, Fri set: 8:30pm-12:30am, Sat sets: 2-6pm & 8:30pm-12am; Sun set: 2pm start, Jan 5: Ernie Southern, 8pm; 10: Les Dudek Power Trio; 16: Ernie Southern, 2pm; 17: Return of the Rockin' R&B Revue! Matthew Stubbs, Terry Hanck & Sax Gordon w/ JP Soars; 19: Ernie Southern, 8pm; 24: Grant Piper Band; 31: Ben Robinson; Feb 7: Debbie Davis; 14: Larry McCrae. (F)(D)(I/O)  Map This Location
Enigma Fine Casual Dining: 1150 US Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937 (321)779-8205 7:30-10:30 Every Wed: Matt Heister Trio Jazz Jam; 7pm-10pm Every Sat: Matt Heister Solo Jazz Guitar
Episcopal Church of the Nativity: 1151 SW Del Rio Blvd PSL FL 34953 (772)343-0401 Jazz in the Sanctuary Series 2009-10 7:30pm Feb 9: Phill Fest w/ Terezinha Valois; April 13: Davis & Dow. All concerts include Jim van Voorheis and Friends, Jim on keyboards, Frank Bartley on Bass and Dennis Walton on Drums.
Finz Waterfront Grille: 4290 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997 (772) 283-1929   Jan 8: The Nouveaux Honkies
Firehouse Restaurant: 923 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne FL 32901 (321)327-7919 7-10pm Every Fri & Sat: Jazz guitarist Matt Heister
Firemen’s Field: South Highlands Ave, Sebring, FL 33870 (27°29'12"N 81°26'3"W) Sebring Fireman's Central Florida BBQ Festival, FREE Admission, 7-11pm Jan 8: Damon Fowler Group w/ Greg Poulos & Mike Kach
Fort Pierce Community Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce FL 34950 (772)4605299 7-10pm Every Thur: Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Open Jam. (Oct-May)
Fort Pierce Farmers Market: Melody Lane, Downtown, Ft. Pierce FL 34950 (772)940-1145
Jan 9: Ernie Southern, 9am-noon
Garden Theatre: 160 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407)877-4736 Jazz on the Edge Returns! 7:30-10pm Feb 6: Edward Simon, Tiptons Saxophone Quartet and Drums and an “after hours” jam with New York trumpeter Brian Groder.
Grand Bohemian Hotel: 325 South Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801 (407)313-9000 Sunday Jazz Brunch 10:30-2:30; Every Monday 8-11pm Jazz Jam at the Grand Bohemian, featuring Don Black & Billy Hall
Harry's Cigar And Brew: 1954 W SR 426 #1118 Oviedo FL 32765 (407) 365-6665 7:30pm-10:30pm  Jan 9: Bird Dog Bobby

Heidi’s Jazz Club: 7 N Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 321-783-4559. Club Hours: Wed-Sun 5pm-1am; Every Wed: The Stan Soloko Trio, 7-11; Every Thur: Al Goldenberg & Carl Hendrix 7-11; Every Fri: Al Goldenberg & Carl Hendrix, martini hour, 5-8; Every Fri and Sat: The Ron Teixiera Trio with Rabbit Simmons and Stan Soloko, often with featured performers, 8:30-12:30; Sun: Heidi's Famous Jam Session, 7-11;  Jan 8 & 9: Simone Kopmajer, CD Release Party, $20; 29: Corky Siegel, $15; Feb 5 & 6: Nancy Kelly, $15; (F)(D) Map This Location
Holy Faith Episcopal Church: 6990 US 1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952 (772)460-5299 7-10pm Every Wed: Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Open Jam. (Oct-May)
House of Blues: 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. Orlando FL 32830 (407)934–2583 Sets: 10pm Ev. Fri-Sat. Jan 8: JJ Grey and Mofro & Galactic; Feb 19, 20: Shaun Rounds Blues Band
Island Oasis Bar & Grill: 2716 Forsyth Rd Winter Park FL 32792 (407)657-6047 8pm Every Tues: Blues Jam with Paul Stott Group
Lake Mary High School Auditorium: 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746 (407)562-1924 7pm Jan 16: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Lakeshore Club: Towne Center, 500A Club Circle Drive, Lakeshore Fl 33854 (863)696-3583 (Lakeshore Club) or John Skillman at (863)696-0321 $10/PP includes complimentary beer and wine, 7:30-10:30pm, Jan 10: New Orleans Nighthawks will play for Dancing and Listening
Lou’s Blues: 3191 N Highway A1A, Indialantic, Florida 32903 2pm Jan 17: Maggie McCabe; 7pm Jan 24: Maggie McCabe
Lyric Theatre: 59 SW Flagler Ave. Stuart, FL 34994 (772)220-1942 Jan 14: Richie Havens; 23: Leo Kottke; Feb 14: Doc Grober & The Mudcats; March 7: Tony Sands
Marina Square: on Melody Lane Downtown Fort Pierce (across from the downtown Fort Pierce branch of the St. Lucie County Library 101), (772) 979-6176. Noon to 4pm. Free. Jan 10: Tony Wilson "The Young James Brown" & Gregg Jackson and the Mojo Band; Mar 14: LeNard Rutledge Quintet; April 11: Rachell Z Trio feat Jesse Jones Jr. on Alto Sax; May 10: Robert Navarro & Latin Groove.
Melbourne Auditorium: 625 East Hibiscus Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901  Jan 6 & 7: Swingtime Jazz Band
Mister Tony's: 1549 Palm Bay Rd. NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 (321)409-4595 7pm Jazz Jam Every Monday: Hosted by guitarist Chuck Van Riper w/ pianist Carl Hendrix and bassist Ron Pirtle.
Murdock’s: 600 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, Florida 32922 (321)633-0600 7pm Jan 8: Matt Sams Band; Feb 5: Matt Sams Band; March 5: Matt Sams Band; April 2: Matt Sams Band
Ossorios: 316 Brevard Ave., Cocoa Village FL 32922 (321)639-2423 5:30-8:30pm Every Mon: The Mark Hubrouck Trio with Johnny Fitzgerald on bass and Dave Dunscombe on drums.
Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina: 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart, Fl 34997 (772)287-2500 8pm Jan 16: Nouveaux Honkies
Port St. Lucie Civic Center: 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place (southeast corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Road) Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 (772) 807-4486 "Dancing with the Big Band" 7-10pm Jan 27: Port St. Lucie Community Band’s Ambassadors of of Swing.
Red Fox Lounge: Best Western Mount Vernon, 110 S. Orlando Ave. (Highway 17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789  (407)647-1166 Every Mon – Sat: Mark Wayne and Lorna Lamby.
Reflections: 4720 Dixie Hwy Palm Bay, FL 32905-6038 (321)327-7942 6:30-9:30pm Every Thursday: KC Connection Featuring Mark Korpi.
Riverside Park: Downtown Sebastian, Sebastian Fine Arts Festival Jan 23: Ernie Southern
RNR Productions: Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 (772)879-4929 Robert Navarro, Latin Jazz Pianist, offers lessons in Piano, Guitar, Violin, Composition, Arranging, Orchestration, Voice (ear training) and Music Technology for all ages.
Sebastian Beach Inn (SBI) : 7035 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach 32951 (321)728-4311. Ev Sat: Beach Party 1pm w/ Kenny Williams; Ev Sun: Reggae on the Ocean Deck 1pm;  8pm Every Fri: Kenny Williams;
Sunrise Theater: 117 S Second Street Ft. Pierce FL 34950 (772)461-4775  $35,  8pm, Jan 24: Doc Grober and the Mud Cats.
Surf (The): 2 S. Atlantic. Ave., Cocoa Beach FL 32931 (321)783-24015:30-9:30pm Every Wed, Thur, Fri: Saxophonist Kenny Cohen.
Tatame Sake Lounge: 223 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park 32789 (407)616-8681 10pm-1am Monthy on 2nd Fri: Central Florida Jazz Collective
Underground Bluz: 12261 University Blvd, Orlando FL 32817 (407)482-4141 Fridays & Saturdays 10pm, Live music
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Leonhardt Auditorium: 3001 Riverside Park Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 (772)234-4600 7:30pm Feb 25: A Salute to Stan Kenton
Vero Beach Yacht Club (VBYC): 3601 Rio Vista Blvd, Vero Beach FL 32963 (772)234-4600 12:30 pm Jan 9: Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band; Feb 6: The Johnny Varro Swing 7; March 20: JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars
Why Not Lounge: Clarion Inn & Conf. Center, 230 W State Rd (436 @ I-4) Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407)629-2665 8pm-11pm Every Mon: UCF Student Jazz Nite.
Wills Pub: 1042 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803 (407)898.5070 Jan 27: The 357 String Band.
Wolfy's: 530 N. Palmetto Ave. Sanford, FL 32771-1354 407-322-2150 7pm Jan 9: The Blues Busters; Feb 27: The Blues Busters
The Florida Keys (Including Homestead)
Cafe Sole 1029 Southard Street Key West FL 33040 (305)294-0230  noon-2pm Every Sun: Jazz Brunch w/ Vocalist Libby York
Gardens Hotel: 526 Angela St. Key West 33040 (305)294-2661. 5-7:30pm Every Sun: Jazz in the Gardens
Gilbert's Resort: 107900 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo 305-451-3986. Ev. Fri-Sat: 7pm Blues, Rock.
Green Parrot: 601 Whitehead St Key West, FL 33040 (305)294-6133. Nightly: bands; Sets Mon-Sat: 10pm, Fri & Sun: 5:30pm 
Green Turtle Inn: 81219 Overseas Highway (MM 81.5) Islamorada, FL 33036  (305)664-2006 8-11pm Every Fri: Jazz/Blues (and sometimes on Sat, too!)
Schnebly Redland's Winery: 30205 SW 217th Ave Homestead, FL 33030-7601 (305)242-1224 6pm Jan 15: Cat Shell; Feb 12, 19: Cat ShellMap This Location
Sloppy Joe's: 201 Duval St, Key West FL 33040 (305)296-2388 Jan 17 & 18: Mitch Woods
(Hey, we know there is a lot more happening down in the Keys, but it is 'Island time' down there and they don't tell us, so we don't know!)


The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami: 3300 27th Av., Coconut Grove FL 33133 (305)644-4680   Every Thur: 6-9pm solo guitarist in Lobby Lounge; Every Fri-Sat: 9-11pm pianist and vocalist in the Lobby Lounge; Sun Brunch 11:30am-3pm: Jazz in Biscaya for Sunday Brunch.


Biltmore Hotel: 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)445-1926  Every Thurs: 6-10pm Jazz Band; every Sun: 10:30am-3pm Juan Areco Trio;
Café: at Books & Books: 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)442-4408. Every Fri: 7-11pm outdoor Jazz, African, Latin, Island, World.
Cuba Ocho Art & Research Center: 1465 SW 8th Street #106, Miami FL 33135 (305)285-5880  8pm Jan 8: Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim by Rose Max & Ramatis Feat. Carlo Magno Aray & Carlos Averhoff
Da Vittorio Restaurant: 270 Giralda Ave. Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)445-8783 Every Wed: "Giants of Latin Jazz" hosted by BeBob Grabowski & Rodolfo Zuniga; jazz at 8pm and Latin jam starts at 9:30pm.

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus: 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)774-1883. Every First Wed: 8-10:30pm Live New Orleans style Bierhaus Boogie w/Piano Bob Map This Location

Globe Café & Bar: 377 Alhambra Cir. Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)445-3555. Sets: 9pm-1am. Every Sat: Jazz.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables: 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)441-1234. Ev. Thur-Fri: 6pm-mid: Lorraine.
Maurice Gusman Concert Hall - University of Miami: 1314 Miller Drive (UM campus) Coral Gables, FL 33134  305-284-2438  Jan 9: 8pm, $175 with cocktail reception, $25/$30 for concert only, Marcia Ball concert to benefit Steven Chaykin Fellowship Trust at the Center for Ethics and Public Service at UM's Law School; Jan 28: Doctoral Recital ,  August Haas, jazz trumpet; Feb 1: The Miami Saxophone Quartet ,  The Miami Saxophone Quartet; 4: Frost Afro-Cuban Jazz Concert ,  Frost Concert Jazz Band - Dante Luciani, conductor & Frost Latin Jazz Ensemble - Alberto de la Reguera, director; 11: Master's Recital ,  David Hartsman, jazz saxophone; 15: Master's Recital ,  Paul Deemer, jazz trombone , 16: Senior Recital ,  Nash Prince, jazz vocal; 17: Master's Recital ,  Daniel Susnjar, jazz drums ; 18: Senior Recital ,  Katherine Smith, jazz voice Senior Recital.  Map This Location
O Bacalhau: 804 Ponce De Leon Road Coral Gables 33134 (305)444-5111 8-11:30pm Every Thur: Mariana Martin
Titanic Brewery : 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables FL 33134 (305)667-2537. Every Wed: 9:30pm Blues Jam w/Chris Cosner Blues Band Featuring Maurizio; 10pm every Fri & Sat: Blues, R&B, Rock. (F)(D) Map This Location

Perla del Sur Restaurant: 9160 NW 122 St. 556-9660. Thurs-Sun: 7pm Lisett la Mulata del Sabor.
Falls Shopping Center Mall - 8888 SW 136th Street (US 1), Kendall FL 33176 (305)255-4570 6-9pm

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 33132 (305)949-6722 Jan 8: Tony Bennet; 15: Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices & Jon Hendricks; Feb 26: Al Jarreau & Ramsey Lewis; March 19: Michael Feinstein & John Pizzarelli; April 16: Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo & Alfredo Rodrizquez
Bayfront Park Amphitheater: 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305)358-7550 5:30pm FREE Jan 8: 2010: PALO!; Feb 12: South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Nicole Henry; March 12:  2010: Bachaco

Bayfront Park Amphitheater: 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (305)358-7550 Feb 5: Live Nation Presents FURTHER w/ Lesh, Weir, Chimenit, Lane, Kadlecik & Russo!  Map This Location
Bin 18: 1800 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 786-235-7575. 8pm Every last Fri: Rose Max & Ramatis.
Boteco Brazilian Bar: 916 NE 79th Street, Miami FL 33138 (305)757-7735 Last Sunday of Every Month: Rose Max and Ramatis.

Casa Panza: 1620 SW 8 St. (305) 643-5343 9pm Every Wed: Poppa E and The E Band.
Churchill’s: 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Miami. 757-1807. Every Mon: 9pm-2:30am $5/adm Jazz Jam hosted by Mike Wood. House Band feat. Fernando Ulibarri & friends, Vinyl Jazz w/Dan Serro & last set w/Mike Wood & Renee Fiallos.
Fairchild Tropical Garden: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Miami FL 33156 xxx Feb 14: Valentine's Day Concert Featuring Jon Secada

The Fish House: 10000 SW 56th St # 41 (Miller Road) Miami, FL 33165 (305)595-8453  Restaurant Hours: Sun, Tue, Wed 11:30am-10pm; Mon, Thur: 11:30am-midnight;  Fri,  Sat 11:30am-11:00pm; 8:30pm Every Mon: Stormy Monday Pro-Open Mic Blues Jam Feat. Papa Joe, George Caldwell, Darrel Raines, Raul Hernandez on Drums and Cuqui Berrios on Keyboards; 6pm-closing Every Tues: Motel Mel; 6pm-closing Every Thur: *NEW* Jazz Thursdays Rhythm Session @ 8:30 pm; Every Sun: Island Music Day w/ Papa Joe; Jan 9: 9pm-1am, The Fish House Blues Legends Band special presentation w/ Nico Wayne Toussaint, IBC representative of The South Florida Blues Society. (F)(I/O) Map This Location
Grimpa's Steakhouse: 901 South Miami Ave Ste 101, Miami FL 33130 (305)455-4757 7pm Every Thurs: Rose Max and Ramatis
Lou Rawls Performing Arts Theater - Florida Memorial University: 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens FL 33054 (305)623-3063 14th Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival Feb 12: Workshop day; 6-10pm, 13: Concert Featuring Charles Tolliver, Victor Lewis, Edward Simon, Ed Howard, Melton Mustafa, Yvonne Brown and Jesse Jones, Jr.  Participating bands: FMU Presidential Jazz Band, Michael M. Krop Sr. High Jazz Band, Broward College Jazz Ensemble and Dillard Performing Arts School Jazz Band.
Luna Star Café: 775 NE 125th St. N Miami. 799-7123. Wed-Sat: 8pm Live Ent; every Tues: 5-8pm Lou’s Music Jam. 8:30pm Jan 6: Donna Blue & Brian Murphy.
Magic City Casino: 450 NW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125 (305)649-3000 Jan 16: Arturo Sandoval
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Chapman Conference Center - Room 3210: 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132-2297 305-237-3930 Noon
Miami Shores Country Club: 10000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores FL  33138 (305)795-2363  Free Jazz Buffett 7-10pm Every Fri: MO & MADAFO w/ Special Guests; Jan 8: MO & MADAFO w/ Jorge Garcia; 15: Mo & Madafo w/ Jesse Jones, Jr; 22: MO & MADAFO w/ Norren Downey; 27: MO & MADAFO w/ Special Guest TBA.
Miami Wings: 19145 S Dixie Hwy Cutler Bay, FL 33157 (305)253-7778 9pm Tues: Open blues jam; Thurs: Jazz jam.
MOCA: Museum of Contemporary Art. 770 NE 125th St. N Miami. 893-6211. Every last Fri: 8pm free/adm Outdoor Concert.

Nite Cap Lounge: 15544 W Dixie Hwy. N Miami Beach. 940-6700. Every Tues: 10:30pm Open Blues Jam by Mark Wolosz & Close Enough Band w/Eddie Gregg.
Perricone’s: 15 SE 10 St. 374-9449. Miami. Every Wed & Thurs: 7:30-10:30pm Jon Rose Duo.
RUMBAR at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne: 455 Grand Bay Dr. Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (305)365-4500 8pm-midnight Every Thur-Sat: Grupo Nostalgia
Shantel Lounge: 5422 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127 (954)593-9268 or (305)751-6752  Every Sunday 9pm-1am  CORNBREAD BLUES
Sky Lounge Terrace - Bank of America Building at Int'l Place: 100 SW 2nd St, Miami FL 33131 (305)423-4920 7-10pm Feb 12: Frederico Britos; March 12: Tom Toyama; April 9: Randall Dollahan; May 14: Jesse Jones Jr.
Tobacco Road: 626 S Miami Ave. Miami. FL 33130 (305)374-1198. Every Mon & Tues: Acoustic Blues; Every Thurs: Original Music (Indie, Latin Rock); Every Fri & Sat: Blues/Rock Band.

Transit Lounge: 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami FL 33130 (305)377-4628. Happy Hour M-F, 5-8pm - Buy1Get2; Every Mon: 10pm J.A.M. sessions sponsored by SESAC; Every Tues: Rock Band Night; Every Wed: Karaoke Night; Thurs-Sat: 11pm-2am Live Ent;  Jan 7: Rough Draft; 8: Jahfe; 9: Lanzallamas Monifonica; 14: Juke; 15: MAYDAY!; 16: Locos Por Juana; 21: Griffen Anthony; 22: Elastic Band; 23: DJ Le Spam & The Spam Allstars; 29: Conjunto Progresso; 30: Suenalo; Feb 4: The Jacob Jeffries Band; 5: PALO!; Map This Location
Tuna's Raw Bar & Grille: 17850 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach FL 33160 (305)932-0630 5:30pm Every Sun: The Pier 6 Brawlers.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation Miami: 7701 SW 76 Ave. Miami FL 33143 (305)661-0023 $15 adults $10 minors, 4pm The Lotz Jazz Series Presents Feb 28: Ira Sullivan; March 7: Mad Romance; March 21:The South Florida Jazz Orchestra; April 11: Jerry Marshall and Friends
UVA69: 6900 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33138 (305)754-9022 10pm-1am Every Thur: Mike Gerber's Jazz Jam; 8-11pm Every Sat: Arthur Barron Jazz
WLRN: 91.3 Fm. (305) 995-2236. Fridays at 1:00pm EST: Ed Bell Presents South Florida Arts Beat (SFAB).  Live studio performances & interviews.
Colony Theater: 1040 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305)324-4337  Feb 24: Tigertail Productions Presents David 'Honeyboy" Edwards w/ Steve Arvey; March 20:  Tigertail Productions Presents Leo Kottke. Map This Location
Deauville Beach Resort: 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33141 (954)557-7993 6-9pm Jan 10: Mark Fernicola's Big Band Sundays w/ The Last Flight Out Big Band at the Deauville. Map This Location
Fillmore: at Jackie Gleason Theater: 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach FL 33139 (305)358-5885 8pm, $38.5-68.50, April 10: Pat Metheny.  Map This Location
Jazid: 1342 Washington Ave. 673-9372. Sets: 11pm. Every Last Thurs: Andrea Cecilio Hosts and traditional Brazilian band Rose Max and Brazilian Night.
Louis XIII: 419 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305)674-1277  9:30pm-midnight Every Thur: "The Miami Project" w/ Markus Gottschlich, Johan Nebb, Rodolfo Troncoso, Thiago Ribeiro
Van Dyke Café: 846 Lincoln Rd. 534-3600. Sets: 9pm nightly.   Jan 9: The Nouveaux Honkies; 20: Troy "Satchmo" Anderson's Wonderful World Tribute Band.


Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern: 7221 SW 58th Ave. (305)669-8577. Every Thur: Blue Happy Hour w/ Uncle Scotchy 8-9pm; Thurs-Sat 10pm: Latin, Blues. Ev Sun: Jazz. BOUGIES IS CLOSING FEBRUARY 28, 2010.
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North of Orlando and East of Perry. (Metropolitan areas of Ocala, Gainsville, JAX, St. Augstine, Daytona, New Smyrna Beach)
Angell & Phelps Cafe: 156 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach FL 32114 (386)257-2677 Jan 9: Ben Prestage; 15: Mark Monteson Quartet; 30: Daytona Blues Society All-Stars.
Bank & Blues Club: 701 Main St. Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (386)257-9272 Every Wed: 8:30-11:30pm Daytona Blues Society Blues Jam;
Caribbean Jack's: 721 Ballough Road, Daytona Beach FL 32114 (386)523-3000 10am-2pm Every Sun: Jazz brunch with Ray Guiser

Common Grounds: 210 SW Second Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352)372-7320 North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS) Concert Series,$15 for general public, $10 for NCFBS members and $5 for students, doors at 6pm, opening band at 7pm, Headliner at 8:30pm, Feb 16: Ana Popovic; March 14: Nick Moss & The Fliptops; April 7: John Nemeth. Map This Location
Downtown Blues Bar & Grille: 714 St John's Ave, Palatka FL 32177 (386)325-5454 8pm Every Friday nite, 8 to midnite - Blues Jam hosted by Papa Ned Johnson & Billy Ennis of Blue Smoke; Every Sunday afternoon, 4 til 8 - Acoustic eclectic jam hosted by Lee Wright, Ken Laven & Billy Ennis.
European Street Cafe Listening Room: 1704 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904)635-4167 Jan 12: Von Barlow's Jazz Journey
European Street Cafe Listening Room: 5500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32207 (904)635-4167 Jan 16: Randall Bramblett
Freebird Live: 200 North 1st Street Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904)246-2473 Jan 10: Galatic

Kicking Devil Cafe: 2017 NE 27th Ave., Gainesville FL 32609 (352)505-6660 Jan 17: North Central Florida Blues Society blues jam.   Map This Location
Leonardo’s 706: 706 West University Ave. Gainesville. (352) 376-4567. Every Mon & Thur: 7:30pm The Marty Liquori Jazztet.
Mojo Kitchen: 1500 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach. (904)247-6636. Sets: 10pm; Cover varies.
OM Bar & Chill Lounge: 392 Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 423-2727

Rockstar Lounge: 723 E Duval St, Lake City, FL 32055 NCFBS Blues Jam 8pm-12am Jan 8: 6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review "Last Jam Before Memphis"  Map This Location
Satchel's Pizza : 1800 NE 23rd Ave Gainesville, FL 32609-8925 (352)335-7272 Third Friday Every Month: John Rogers, NCFBS IBC Competition Winner
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park: 3076 95th Dr Live Oak, FL 32060 2010 Wanee Music Festival April 15: "Wanee Kick-Off Party”; April 16-17: Wanee Music Festival
Stetson University: Stetson School of Music, Stetson University campus, DeLand FL (386)822-8950 Donations: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students. Feb. 24: Stetson University Jazz Ensemble concert; director George West, head of Jazz Studies at Stetson, 7:30 p.m., Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room, 131 E. Minnesota Ave.; April 13: Stetson University Jazz Combos concert; director George West, head of Jazz Studies at Stetson, 7:30 p.m.; Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd; April 21: Stetson University Jazz Ensemble concert; director George West, head of Jazz Studies at Stetson, 7:30 p.m., Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room, 131 E. Minnesota Ave.
Tini Martini Bar, Casablanca Inn: 24 Avenida Menendez, St Augustine, FL 32084 5:30-9:30pm Every Thur: Bob Fraioli playing Solo Piano
Trader Jacks Roadside Grill: 4425 North Highway 17 DeLand, FL 32720 (386)985-3636 6pm-10pm Every Sunday: Jazz & Blues Jam Hosted by Ed McCurdy
University of North Florida - Robinson Theatre: 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 (904)620-2878 $35/$27/$8 7:30pm Feb 18: Joe Lovano, tenor sax; $25/$17/$8 March 4: Kim Richmond, saxophone with Clay Jenkins, trumpet; $35/$27/$8 March 25: Terence Blanchard, trumpet
Villa East: 301 N Main St. Gainesville FL 32601  (352)378-4213
WXJZ: Smooth Jazz 100.9, Gainesville, FL, 2-7pm Mon-Fri: QQuincy’s Smooth Jazz
The Yearling: 14531 East County Road 325 Hawthorne, FL 32640 (352)466-3999 Thur-Sun: Willie Green
West of Perry (Metropolitan areas of Tallahasse, Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola)
American Legion Hall: 229 Lake Ella Dr. Tallahassee, FL, 32303 (850) 222-3382 7-10pm Every Tue: Tallahassee Swing (17-pc big band & vocalists); Jan 23: Fred Eaglesmith

B-Sharp's Jazz Cafe
B-Sharp's Jazz Café: 648 West Brevard Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 (850)681-2400 Tickets at   The Third-Annual Between the Sevens Celebration January 7 - February 7, 2010; Jan 6: John Diaz; 10: ViejoTeca 5pm - 10pm; 15: John Lumpkin's CD Release Party; 16: Dave Detweiler's CD Release Party; 22: FSU Faculty with Scotty Barnhart; Feb 6: Rick Lollar and Friends.  (F) Map This Location
Bradfordville Blues Club
Bradfordville Blues Club: 7152 Moses Ln. Tallahassee FL 32309 (850)906-0766 Tickets  Real-deal live blues music at Florida's most authentic juke joint every Friday & Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Weekend shows start at 9:30, doors open at 8:30. Weekday shows start at 8:00, doors open at 7:00.  Jan 9: Willie "Big Eyes" Smith; Jan 15: Chick Willis; Jan. 16: Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues; Jan 22: Blueground Undergrass; Jan. 23: Harper; Jan 29: Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys; Jan 30: The Randall Bramblett Band; Feb. 5: The Damon Fowler Group; Feb. 6: The Debbie Davies Band; Feb. 12: Ana Popovic; Feb. 13: Robin Rogers & Her Hot Band; Feb. 19: Chris Duarte & Bluestone; Feb. 20: Albert Castiglia; Feb 26: Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots; Feb 27: The Deb Callahan Band;  March 6: Bill Wharton & The Ingredients; March 12: Gina Sicilia; March 14: The Johnnie Marshall Blues Band; March 19: Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin; March 20: Johnny Rawls; March 26: John Nemeth; March 27: Smokin' Joe Kubek Band Featuring Bnois King; April 2: Cedric Burnside & Lightin' Malcolm; April 9: Magic Slim & The Teardrops; April 10: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials; April 24: The Earth Day Jam; May 14: Jason Ricci and New Blood.  Map This Location (F)(D)(I/O)
First Arts of First United Methodist Church: 103 First Street, S.E., Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548  (850)243-9292 Jan 22: Corky Siegel Chamber Blues
Frog and The Hummingbird Co & Butterfield's Roadhouse: 118 Municipal Ave (Corner of Rose St) Sopchoppy, FL 32358 (305)304-2226 Feb 26: blues jam; March 26: blues jam
Funky Blues Shack: 707 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL 32541 (850)654-3839
Fusion Cafe: 225 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (850)222-4956) 6:29-9:31pm Every Tuesday Bluesday: Randall "Big Daddy" Webster and Friends
Los Antojitos Restaurant: 4809 W Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401-1079 (850)784-6633 6-9pm Every Wed: Suzanne Stewart-McDowell
One O One Restaurant & Lounge: 215 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850)391-1309 No Cover, 6-9pm, Every Tue: Zach Bartholomew - piano + jazz vocalist; Every Wed: Zach Bartholomew Trio (Zach Bartholomew - piano, Brandon Robertson - bass, Miles Bozeman - drums)
Panama City Beach: Various locations, Thunder Beach Bike Rally, April 29-March 3: Ben Robinson Band, Big Mike & The Booty Papas, Clay Musgrave, Hip Boot Joe, KathyJo & The Bluzification Band, Kelly Hundley & The Healers, King Cotton, Steven Wiggins Blues Band.
Paradise Grille on Pensacola Beach: 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach 32561 (850)916-5087 Jan 24: Biscuit Miller & The Mix; Feb 5: Bryan Lee.
Warehouse: 706 W Gaines St Tallahassee, FL 32304 (850)222-6188 or (850) 322-6917 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15: Jack Williams & Grant Peeples

WXEL Public Television & Radio: 90.7FM Serving South Florida and the Treasure Coast  Streaming Live 6-10pm Every Sat: Stu Grant's Jazz Impressions
Back Room Blues Bar & Grill: 7200 N Dixie Hwy Boca Raton FL 33487-1637 (561)988-8929 Ev. Wed: Open Mic Night; Ev. Thurs 9pm JP Soars & The Red Hots(except 1/14); Jan 8: Slip & The Spin Outs; 9: The Fabulous Fleetwoods; 14: Biscuit Miller & The Mix; 15: Nico Wayne Toussaint; 16: Rockin' R&B Revue w/ Sax Gordon, Matthew Stubb & Terry Hanck, w/ JP Soars; 22: Jason Ricci & Nick Moss; 23: Joey Gilmore; 29: Jr. Drinkwater; 30: Harper; Feb 5: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin' Alter Boys; 12: Debbie Davis; 19: Anna Popovich. Map This Location
FAU Performing Arts Auditorium: 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton FL 33431 (800) 564-9539 Feb 14: Big Bands of Broadway; April 5, 6 & 7: Big Bands & All that Jazz.
FAU Theatre : 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton FL 33431 (561)297-3820  Feb 26: Jazz Band; April 17: Jazz Band.

Pavilion Grille: 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (Located in the Atrium of the Stonegate Bank Building 1/4 mile East of I-95 on the N.E. Corner of Dixie Highway & Yamato Road) (561)912-0000 Hours: Lunch - Tuesday through Friday 11:30AM-2PM; Dinner - Tues - Sat 5-10PM, Reservations recommended for dinner, Happy Hour: Tues - Fri 4-7 PM;  Every Tues: The Sensations in the Atrium, 8-midnight, $10; Every Wed: Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons w/ Richard Campbell, 7-8pm; Every Wed: Ballroom & Latin Dancing w/ House DJs, 8-11pm, $15; Every Thurs: Triple Play Thursday - Swing, Salsa and Hustle Music in the Atrium w/ Lessons Included, 7:30-11pm, $10; 8: Ebony and Gino; 9: Spanky and Dino; 15: Ebony and Gino; 17L Singles Dance; 22: Al Cabrera and the Cachet Band; 23: Spanky and Dino; 26: Private Party -Sorry we are closed; 28: 8pm Spanky and Dino; 29: Dance Party with DJ Michael; Feb 6: Private Party -Sorry we are closed. (D)(F) Map This Location
Saba Sushi Bar & Lounge: 499 South Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561)353-4600 7-10pm Every Thur: Jimmy  Cavallo & The House Rockers
Spanish River PAC: 2400 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561)499-9976 Jan 19: Anselmo Vidal Jr. with his Latin Big Dance Band; Feb 16: Bill Allred with his Classic Jazz Band; Feb 28: Variety Show: John Banzer, Sarge, The Carrabelles; March 16: Paul Cohen's Big Band; April 20: Frederico Britos
Three Forks: 200 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 7-10pm Every Tues, Wed, & Thur: Clarence Palmer
Turn 3: 23032 Sandalfoot Plaza Dr Boca Raton, FL 33428 (561)483-1964 10pm Every Mon: Stet Blancett's Jam
Vino Wine &Tapas Bar: 114 NE Second Street, Boca Raton FL 33432 561-869-0030 8pm-12am Every Wed: Liz Sharp

Canyon Town Center Amphitheater: 8802 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33472 (SE corner of Lyons Rd. and Boynton Beach Blvd.) (561)488-8069 FREE 7-9pm

Fresh Aroma Coffee Bar: 3656 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach FL 3342 (954)596-5430 6pm-8pm Every Mon: Holes in the Road Blues Band.

American Orchid Society: 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (561)404-2064 Wine and Jazz in the Garden Series, 5:30-7:30pm Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 15.

Boston's on the Beach
Boston’s on the Beach: 40 S Ocean Blvd. (A1A), Delray Beach FL 33483 (561)278-3364   Every Sun 3pm Jerry Leeman; Every Sun 7pm Crazy Fingers; Every Mon Reggae Night w/ Rythmation; Every Tuesday is Blue Tuesdays: 8:30-11:30pm free/adm w/ Famous Frank Ward & Special Guests; Every Wed 8pm Acoustic Showcase w/ Mike Klein; Every Thur 9pm Breeze; Jan 8: 9pm Fifth Gear; 9: 9pm The Shack Daddys; 12: Jeff Prine Group; 19: Damon Fowler Group; 26: Nucklebusters; Feb 2: Jason Ricci and New Blood; 9: Art Harris & The Z-Tones; 16: Josh Smith and The Frost; 23: Pat Pepin; March 2: Damon Fowler; 9: Motor City Josh; 16: Delta Highway. (F)(D)(I/O)(CB) Map This Location 
Cigar Connosseur: 202 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach FL 33438 (561)819-1212
Delray Beach Marriott: A1A & Atlantic Ave. (561)274-3200. 7-11pm. Ev. Wed-Fri: Reggie; Ev. Sat: 7-11pm Carl Padilla.
Fishbone's Gourmet Rythm Kitchen: 15096 Jog Road, Delray Beach FL 33446 (561)498-8881 7-9pm Jan 9: Snakeboy Johnson
Mellow Mushroom: 25 SE 6th Ave Delray Beach, FL 33483  (561)330-3040 8pm  Jan 6, 13, 20, 27: Cat Shell; Feb 3, 10, 17: Cat Shell. Map This Location
Monterrey Grill & Cantina: 301 NE 3rd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561)455-2589 9pm-1am  Jan 8: SON of MAN w/ Capt Reese, James Kidwell & John Yarling
Old Calypso Restuarant: 900 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561)279-2300  7-11pm  Ev. Fri: Tom Willis
South County Civic Center: 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach (between Clint More and Linton) (954)472-8852 or (561)327-2027 7:30pm Every Thursday: Thursday Nite Ballroom Dances
Tryst: 4 East Altantic Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444 (561)921-0201 3:30pm   Every Sun: Poppa E and The E Band

Chef John's American Bistro & Blues Bar: 287 E Indiantown Rd Ste 10, Jupiter, FL 33477 (561)745-8040 9pm Every Wed: Blues/blues-rock open mic night Hosted by Charlie Eginton; 7pm Every Thur: Harold Seays;  Jan 8: David Shelley and Bluestone; 9: Blues Company; 15: Mario LaCasse Band; 16: Blues Company; 22: Terry Hanck; 23: Blues Company; 29: Nouveaux Honkies; 30: Blues Company. Map This Location
Samantha's: 201 US Hwy 1, Jupiter FL 33477 (561)743-0801 6-9pm Every Sun: Jazz w/ Tom & Darrell


The Orange Door: 798 10th St. Lake Park FL  33403 (561)842-7949 Concerts 9pm, $5-$15   Jan 9: JP Soars & The Red Hots; 16: Nico Wayne Toussaint - South Florida Blues Society's IBC Representative; 23: Led Hed; 30: David Shelley and Bluestone; Feb 13: Josh Smith; 20: JP Soars & The Red Hots; 27: Steve Thorpe Band.  (D)(CB) Map This Location


Bizaare Ave Cafe: 921 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561)588-4488. Jan 18: JP Soars & The Red Hots - dinner concert.

Cottage: 522 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460 (561)586-0080  Every Fri: 8pm-11 The Jorie Morrow Trio with Greg Kokus and Carlos Mota (inside); Every Sun: Every Sun: 12-3:30pm Jazz Brunch w/ Groove Merchant Band.
Duncan Theatre: PBCC (561)868-3309 Feb 20: Esperanza Spaulding
Lake Worth Cultural Plaza, Evenings on the Avenue: on M Street between Lake and Lucerne Avenues. (561)582-4401 1st and 3rd Friday evening each month
Lake Worth Playhous: 713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth FL 561-586-6410   SWING! - SWING! is a high-energy song-and-dance revue that celebrates the music of the Swing era of jazz. Tickets are $25 and $29, Opening Night for SWING! is Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Performances take place at 8:00 PM on January 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, February 4, 5 and 6; at 2:00 PM on January 30, 31, February 6 and 7; and at 7:00 PM on January 31. SWING! closes Sunday, February 7.
Lake Worth Rum Shack: 606 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460-3811 (561)588-2929 Feb 5: Cat ShellMap This Location
Mojitos The Retreat: 129 N. Federal Highway, Lake Worth FL 33460 (561)582-3232 Every Wed: Jazz w/ Mark Doyle & Keith Bell & Guests.
PROPAGANDA!: 6 South J Street, Lake Worth FL 33460 (561)547-7273  Jan 11: Everglades Earth First Benefit w/ Grant Peeples & Valerie Wisecracker
South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar
South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar: 502 Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth FL 33460 Every Monday: Open Mic Comedy hosted by Hemp, 8pm; Every Tues: Sound Garden at South Shores Tavern Electric Jam and Live Mic 7-10pm; Every Thurs: Cherry Thursdays & Ladies Night; Every Fri: (Inside) Karaoke w/ Rocky 9:30pm-close; First and Third Wednesday of Each Month, 6p-9p Parrot Head Happy Hour; Jan 7: Roxy James Band; 8: Blues Dragon; Ruling Mercury; 13: Brian Jakob; 14: The Dillengers; 15: The Funky Blu Roots; 16: Honey Henny Lime; 21: The Grant Piper Band; 22: Slip and The Spinouts; 23: The Fabulous Fleetwoods; 28: Big Dog Band; 29: Black Finger; 30: Medicine Hat. (F)(D)(I/O)(CB) Map This Location


Grumpy Grouper Grill: 224 N 3rd St. Lantana, FL 33462 (561)547-5171 Every Wed & Fri: 6pm Motel Mel.


Amici: Amici: 375 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561)832-02017-10:30pm Every Sat: Charles Greene
Four Seasons Resort: 2800 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach FL 33480 (561)582-2800 8-11pm Every Fri: Adriana Samargia Quartet; 8-11pm Every Sat: Susan Merritt Trio.
Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn: 3550 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561)582-5631 7-10pm Every Fri: Charles Greene
Palm Beach Steakhouse: 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach FL 33480 (561)671-4333 6:30-9:30pm Every Mon & Tues: Jane Baker plays The Great American Songbook on the baby grand.
Royal Room at the Colony Hotel: 155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561)659-8100 Jan 12-16 & 19-23: John Pizzarelli Quartet

Bella Cucina Restaurant: 4208 B Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410  (561)799-7779 7:30-11pm every Tues: Lionel Harrison Jazz Jam feat. Ike Woods & Kirk Green.  Map This Location
Bluepoint Lounge: at Spoto’s. 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 (561)776-9448 Every Fri - Sat: 7-11pm Jazz Guitarist.
Paddy Mac’s: Garden Square Shoppes 10971 N. Military Trail (@ PGA Blvd.) Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 (561)691-4366 8pm-12am Every Sat: Daniel Lombardi.


Connolly's Sports Bar & Grill: 10045 Belvedere Rd. (561)795-0403. Thu-Sat 9:30pm Blues, Rock.

Margarita Blues: 2401 Beach Ct., Singer Island, FL 33407 Every Sat: Johnny Lyles & The Playstation Band.
WCHS Theatre: 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd, Wellington FL 33414 (561)346-ARTS  Live Arts Florida Concert Series Jan 31: Mark O'Connor; Feb 14: Tannahill Weavers; 28: Copeland Davis & Friends; March 27: Tinsley Ellis w/ Tom Prinicipato; April 10: Live Arts Gala - details TBA; 24: Blind Boys of Alabama. Map This Location

B.B. King's: CityPlace, 550 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561)420-8600 Live Music Nightly;   Jan 13: Biscuit Miller & The Mix; 14: Tony Powers and the Godfather of Soul Band; Feb 10: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smoking Alterboys.
Carousel: 2nd Level, Main Plaza, CityPlace, 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach FL 33401 (561)833-6001 noon-3pm Every Sun: Jazz Brunch w/ SAMM & Brad Keller
Centennial Square: 100 Block Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach FL 33401 (561)822-1515 Clematis by Night - 6-9:30pm Every Thursday; Jan 7: Blues Dragon; 21: Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s; Feb 25: The Evil Monkeys.
CityPlace Plaza: 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach FL 33401 (561)820.9716 Jan 9: Terry HanckMap This Location

Harriet Himmel Theater: 700 S. Rosemary Ave., CityPlace, West Palm Beach FL 33401 JAMS (Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach) 2009-2010 Concert Series, $35 non-members (memberships and tickets info available at and (877)722-2820) Doors Open at 7pm, Shows at 8pm. Jan 26: John Colliani Qunitet; Feb 23: Marvin Stamm & Bill Mays w/ Richard Drexler & Marty Morrell: March 23: Denise Thimes & Jim Ryan; April 27: Season Finale Concert with Rose Max Brazilian Jazz. Map This Location
Hotel Biba: 310 Belvedere Rd. (561)832-0094. Every Fri: 9pm-12am SAMM & Jamie Ousley.
West Palm Beach Public Library: 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach FL 33401 (561)355-3233 $5 General Public/$2 Friends Members 5:30-7:30pm  Jan 8: Susan Merritt Quartet; Feb 5: Jim Hayward Quartet; March 5: Jim Ryan Quartet with Bobby Lewis; Apr 9: Adriana Samargia Quartet

North of The Keys to, and including, Punta Gorda and west of Miami/Dade, Broward, Palm Beach; (Monroe, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte & Lee Counties) (Metropolitan areas of Naples, Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte)

Bay House Restaurant: 799 Walkerbilt Road Naples 34110 (239) 591-3837 Wed & Thur 6-9pm, Fri & Sat 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday Brunch 11:45am-2:45pm

Bert's Bar & Grill: 4271 Pine Island Rd NW Matlacha, FL 33993 (239) 282-3232 7:30-11pm Every Thur: Deb & The Dynamics
Bonita Springs Center for the Arts: 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (239)495-8989  Jan 13: Carla Valenti
Brew Babies Garden Bistro: 1520 Lafayette St., 1520 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral FL 33904 (239)542-2224 Every Wed: Paul Rozmus and David Christian 7-10pm; Every Thur & Fri: The Velvet Edge; Every Sat: Jazz 7-10pm

Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd. Fort Myers, 239-693-7111. 4-7pm Every Sun: Live Blues w/ Rex Bongo & Tommy Lee Cook; Every Wed: 9pm-midnight, Blues Jam.

Capri-A Taste of Italy: 11140 Tamiami Trail North Naples 33019 (239) 594-3500 6-8:30pm Mondays: Expandable Jazz Band featuring Bob Zottola on Trumpet, Jerry Sawicki on Sax, John Lamb on Drums and Stu Shelton on keyboard.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County: 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5202 (941)625-4175 2009 - 2010 Season of the Charlotte County Jazz Society, Ticket Information at CCJAZZ hotline 941-766-9422 &, Jan 11: The Jazz Legacy Big Band Under Direction Of David Pruyn; Feb 8: Ira Sullivan & Quintet, With Dante Luciani; March 8: Bill Alred & His Classic Jazz Band; April 12: Jim Roberts Saxtet.

Ellington's Jazz Bar & Restaurant: 937 E. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island. 239-337-5299. Ev. Tues-Sun: Danny Sinoff; Ev. Mon: Ellington's Trio.
Little Bar Restaurant: 205 Harbor Place, Goodland, FL 34140 (239)394-5663 Jan 30: Todd Hart

Port Charlotte Golf Club: 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 (941)766-9422 Charlotte County Jazz Society Jazz Jam 4th Sunday of Jan, Feb, March & April, 1-4pm
Roadhouse Cafe: 15660 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 415-4375 Every Mon: New York Latin Jazz fusion with Tony Pastrana; Every T-Fri: Piano Bar; Every Sat: Jazz Trio; Every Sun: Jazz jam
Shula's Steak House at the Hilton Naples & Towers: 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples 34103 (239) 430-4999 5-8pm Every Friday: Bob Zotola & Michael Royal

Tarpon Lodge and Restaurant: 13771 Waterfront Drive Pineland, FL 33945 (239) 283-3999 6:30-9:30pm   Jan 5: David Michael; 7L Kraig Kenning; 12: Lori Colombo & Jim Robitaille; 14: Sister Kaite; 19: MIachael Moore-Kelly; 21: Annie Wenz; 26: Dave Lapio; 27: Dave Sarchet Trio; Feb 11: Matt Wigler
United Church of Christ: 5200 Crayton Road Naples FL 34103 (239)261-5469 Tickets - (239)434-3323 Jan 22: Italian Cultural Society presents Randy Brecker


West Central: North of Port Charlotte to Rt 44 and east to Rte 27. (Metropolitan areas of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland)

Aces Lounge: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL  34210 (941)795-3886. Every Wed: 8pm Blues Jam; Thurs-Sun: Blues, Rock.   Jan 8: Fred Eaglesmith; 15: Return of the Rockin' R&B Revue! Matthew Stubbs, Terry Hanck & Sax Gordon w/ JP Soars; Feb 6: Damon Fowler. Map This Location
Bayfront Community Center: 803 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 941-316-9207 Jazz at Two: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14.
Beer Bikes And Babes: 5304 66th Street North, St. Petersburg FL 33709 (727)546-5127 9pm Jan 29: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Blue Water Grill: 6152 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207 (941)758-0081 6-9pm Every Wed & Fri: Tom Barrett Sophisticated Jazz
Bonefish Gill: 13262 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618 (813)969-1619. 6:30pm Every Wed & Thur: The Mars Trio
Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland FL 33801  (863)680-4296  Florida Southern College's Festival of Fine Arts, $15, 7:30pm Feb 25:  FSC Jazz Ensemble & Combo With Marvin Stamm
Bungalow Bistro: 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137 (813)237-2000 7:30pm Every Wed: Denise Moore and Then Some
Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618 (813)269-1310 $7 7:30pm
CDB’s Southside: 3671 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33629 (813)805-2327 8:30pm Jan 16: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 12th St. W., Bradenton FL 34219 (941)308-2450 6-1opm Every Sun: Bottom Feeders Blues band and their “Special Guests” will alternating Sundays with The Michael Mac Band.
Dave’s Aqua Lounge: 10820 Gandy Blvd N, St Petersburg, FL 33702 (727)576-1091 Every Wed: Open Blues Jam Hosted by Sandy Atkinson & Cannon Quinn;
Della's Delectable's/Della's After Dark: 608 Oakfield Drive, Brandon FL 33511 (813)684-3354 7-10pm
Donk's Tavern: 7630 34th Ave. N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 8pm-midnight Jan 15, 29: Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues
Dunedin Brewery: 937 Douglas Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698-4945 Every Wed: Ben Jammin's Open Mic; Jan 9 & 28: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Fox Jazz Club: 5401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33601 (813)289-8446 9:30pm Tue - Sat:: various jazz groups
Garden Inn: Hilton Tampa Southeast/Riverview, 4328 Garden Vista Drive, Riverview, FL 33578 [GPS Location: 4130 Crescent Park Drive, Riverview, FL 33578 (new hotel on a newly built road)] (813)626-6610 Every 7pm-10pm First Fri: Smooth Jazz at the Garden w/ Live Jazz, Drink Specials , Good Food and Great Friends
Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 (941)552-5325  Jazz at Two Sunday Series: Jan 17, Feb 21, March 14: Paulette Dozier.
Green Iguana Bar & Grill: 4029 S Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 (813)837-1234 9:30pm Feb 15: Steve Arvey . Map This Location
Heather's Place Restaurant: 519 Second St South, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695 (727)724-2933  6:30pm April 2: Steve ArveyMap This Location
Incognito Lounge: In The Mira Bay Village, 131 Harbor Village Ln, Apollo Beach FL 33572 (813)645-9700 Every Wed & Thurs 5-7pm live jazz by Gene Cannon; Every Fri & Sat: live jazz - call for info.
Irish Rover: 6518 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231 (941)926-1060 6-9pm Every Sun: Jazz Juvenocracy; Jan 11: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Ka'Tiki, Sunset Beach: 8801 W. Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727)360-2272  Jan 23: Charlie Morris (Last state-side show before the Swiss Tour)
Knights of Columbus #6954: 9020 W Atlas Dr., Homosassa, FL 34448 (352)795-9259 Citrus Jazz Society Sunday Jazz Sessions - first Sunday of each month 1:30-4pm $7 BYOB and there are refreshments and snack foods available. Music is a variety of dance, jazz, blues, and Dixie.
Kojaks Palmetto Ribhouse: 1631 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221 (941)729-8986 7pm Jan 14 & 21:  Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Kuba Cigars Tampa Davis Island : 243 E Davis Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606 (813)258-8191 8pm Jan 15: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Lakeshore Club: Towne Center, 500A Club Circle Drive, Lakeshore Fl 33854 (863)696-3583 (Lakeshore Club) or John Skillman at (863)696-0321 $10/PP includes complimentary beer and wine, 7:30-10:30pm, Jan 10: New Orleans Nighthawks will play for Dancing and Listening
Largo Cultural Center: 105 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771 (727)587-6793 Jan 11: Barbershop, Country and Blues; 16: Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer; 17: "Swingin' The Benny Goodman Songbook", 23: The Sauce Boss - Bill Wharton; 29: The Nylons; Feb 5: Al Di Meola; 6: Duke Ellington Orchestra; 8: Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra Tribute to the Big Band Era; 14: 10 O'Clock Swing Band; 23: The Kingston Trio; 26: Ricci Martin; 28: The Four Freshmen.
Lenny's Latin Cafe: 10918 N. 56th St., Temple Terrace FL 33617 (813)984-7884 7-10pm Every Wed: Jazz Jam Session
Mahuffer: 19201 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785 (727)596-0226 8pm Every Fri, Sat & Sun: Lee Pons; Every Wed: James Peterson
Mandalay Grill: 395 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 (727)441-3424 9pm Mar 2 & 16: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Mattison's City Grille: 1 North Lemon Avenue, downtown Sarasota, FL 34236 (941)330-0440 8pm-midnight Every Sat: TC & The Trouble Makers; 7-10pm Every Sun: Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet.
Murphy’s Sports Grill 25000 us Highway 19, Clearwater, Florida 33763 (727)723-1117 8pm Jan 13: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Oldsmar Tap House: 300 State St. E. 107, Oldsmar FL 34677 (813)855-9181 7:30pm Jan 7: Steve Arvey. Map This Location
Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College: 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33701 (727)822-3590 8pm Jan 30: Boogie Woogie/Blues Piano Stomp featuring Ricky Nye, Barry Cuda, Bob Seeley & Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues.
Peninsula Inn: 2937 Beach Blvd. Gulfport, FL 33707 (727)346-9800 7:30-10:30pm Jan 22: Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues
Pioneer Park: (at the cross streets of Douglas Avenue and Main Street) Dunedin, FL 34698 (727)734-8671 2nd Friday Wine/Art Walk Fest, Free, 5:30pm Feb 12: Steve Arvey.
RBeach: 4054 Shoal Line Blvd Hernando Beach, FL 34607 (352)592-5556 6-9pm Every Wed: Jazz w/ Norm Bernard (Southern Exposure)
Red Rose Inn - Polo Club Lounge: 2011 N Wheeler St. Plant City, FL. 33563-1860 (813)752-3141 Every Sun: Champagne Brunch w/ Destiny; Every Mon: Learn to Dance with Susan; Every Tues & Wed: Prime Rib Buffet Night w/ Free Time Jazz; Every Thur: Singles Night Out w/ Destiny and either Mellissa Malone or Tony Johnson;  8: Ralph Allocco and Second Wind; 9: Lola & the Saints w/PJ Leary; 15: Richie Merritt (Marcels) w/PJ Leary; 16: JIM STAFFORD - A COMING HOME CELEBRATION w/PJ LEARY, Ralph Allocco and Second Wind; 22: Ralph Allocco and Second Wind; 23: Johnny Alston's Motown Revue w/PJ Leary; 29: Ralph Allocco and Second Wind; 30: LEGACY OF THE TEMPTATIONS REVUE, Cover to Cover & Destiny; Feb 5: Richie Merritt (Marcels) w/PJ Leary; 6: BEATLE BEAT "TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES" W/PJ LEARY & THE DUKES, Ralph Allocco and Second Wind.  (F)(D)(L)(CB) Map This Location
RE Olds Park: 107 Shore Drive West, Oldsmar, FL 34677 Oldsmar Days and Nights Festival, March 26: Charley O and the Houserockers; 27: Charlie Morris, Commander Cody; 28: Steve Arvey Horn Band @ 1pm. Map This Location
Ringside Café: 2742 4th St N. St. Petersburg FL 33704 (727)894-8465 2pm-1am Jan 10: Steve Arvey playing at Benefit for Tim Eddy "Playin' 4 Tim" Map This Location
Ritz Ybor: 1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 (813)247-2555  Jan 21: Govt Mule.
Ruth Eckerd Hall: 1111 McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater 33759 727-791-7400 8pm Jan 6: Tony Bennett; 18: Glenn Miller Orchestra; Feb 13: Gladys Knight; April 9: Pat Metheny
Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub Seminole: 8701 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, Florida 33772 (727)393-7616 1pm Jan 16: Steve Arvey; 24: Inland Beach Bash and Grand Opening Party New England shore dinner w/ snow crab, clams, shrimp, mussels, fish, corn, potatoes, onions, and sausage. For landlubbers, hot dogs, hamburgers, and pulled pork. Noon-5pm,  Steve Arvey @ 1pm. Map This Location
Screwie Louie's/South Beach Bar and Grille: 14705 Gulf Blvd Madiera Beach 33708 (727)954-3402 9pm Live Webcast Every Fri: Tampa Bay Blues Machine w/ Sarasota Slim & Nitro Boseman; Jan 13: Liz Pennock & The Dr. Blues.
Skipper’s Smokehouse: 910 Skipper Rd. Tampa. 813-971-0666. Sets: Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm. Cover varies. Tues-Sun: Blues, Folk, Rock, Roots, Reggae, Latin.  Jan  9: Trombone Shorty; 15: Damon Fowler; 17: Marcia Ball; 22: Tommy Castro; 29: subdudes; Feb 26: Michael Burke; March 26: Damon Fowler.
Ulmer Park: 301 W. Bay Dr., Largo, FL 33770 (727)587-6775 Sunset Sounds Concert Series 7-9pm Jan 8: Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues; Feb 12: Maxi & Co.
University Center Auditorium - South Florida Community College: 600 West College Drive, Avon Park FL 33825 (863)784-7178 South Florida Community College Performing Arts Jazz Series $24 or $21, 7:30pm  Jan 7: Davis & Dow Quartet - “Great Jazz Divas”; $20 or $18, 7:30pm, Jan 22: Eddie Metz Jr. Trio; $22 or $20, 7:30pm, Feb 4: St. Johns River City Band – River City Dixie Jazz. Map This Location
Wellington at Seven Hills Club House: 400 Wexford Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609 (352)666-6888 Jan 10: Hernando Jazz All Stars; Feb 14: Valentine’s Day – Ladies of Song; Mar 14: Hudson Middle School Jazz Band.