Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blues Power April 2010 Top Thirty

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DOTHAN, AL...36301


phone ..334-718-1736

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sonny Landreth to Bring His Slide Guitar Blues to Hollywood Florida

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Sonny Landreth
Blues/Slide Guitar Master to Perform in Hollywood Florida
*Only Florida East Coast Appearance*

April 8, 2010 7:45 PM

Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe Street Hollywood, FL 33020


Eric Clapton has said he is "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced, and it puts me to shame."

Doors Open at 7:00 PM

Concert Begins at 7:45 PM

Additional Information Call: 954-401-7047
Tickets Cost $35.00

Purchase online at: sonnylandrethhollywood.weebly.com/

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South Florida JAZZ to Present Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet

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April 10, 2010 - 8:00 p.m. - South Florida JAZZ welcomes three-time Grammy nominated Cuban-born piano virtuoso, OMAR SOSA and his AFREECANOS QUARTET in the first South Florida performance of this group of extraordinary musicians. Mr. Sosa fuses true African music with that of the Diaspora with emphasis on creative influences of contemporary music. The result is quite remarkable and absolutely unique.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature Omar Sosa with his current band of protégés, appearing for the first time in Florida. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $35 ($25 for South Florida JAZZ members and $10 for students of any age with I.D.) and may be purchased from the Broward Center Box Office by calling 954.462.0222 in Broward County; also toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, as well as online at: www.southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization’s official Web site.

OMAR SOSA AFREECANOS QUARTETElectric and eclectic accurately describe the music of Omar Sosa, the three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban composer and pianist, as he continues to explore the African roots of music throughout the Diaspora, while employing modern jazz harmonies and traditional and modern-day instrumentation. Historically, his ensembles and recordings tend to fuse the folkloric with the contemporary, the ancestral with the urban - all with a purely Latin jazz heart and mentality.

Born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1965, Omar grew up listening to his father’s records that included European classical music, some Nat King Cole, but considerable indigenous Cuban music. The group Los Amigos, playing descargas, was his introduction to Latin jazz and Omar was touched profoundly by the music’s freedom and eloquence. By age eight, he was studying percussion, particularly marimba, and displayed sufficient talent to warrant conservatory training, first in Camagüey and then at Escuela Nacional de Musica in Havana, where he studied piano developing virtuosic ability.At that time, jazz could only be heard on selected radio programs and it was in that fashion that Omar and his contemporaries learned the jazz history and vocabulary. Shortly after completing his education, he immigrated to Quito, Ecuador and even lived in Spain for a short period before coming to the U.S. in 1995 to live in Oakland, California and starting his 14-year relationship with OTA Records for whom he has recorded prodigiously. Currently, he lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Sosa has taken Afro-Cuban musical forms, like the rumba, and arranged them for African musicians and African instruments, releasing these forms from the traditional Afro-Cuban clave, and opening them to innovative interpretations. With his band Afreecanos Sosa combines folkloric elements infused with a modern jazz idiom, including spiritual vocals and percussion from Africa, Cuba, and Brazil. He also has infused the music with modern electronica creating truly unique music.

The Afreecanos Quartet is appropriately diverse. Drummer Marque Gilmore is a founding member of New York City’s Black Rock Coalition, and pioneer of the New York and London live drum-&-bass scenes. He has worked with an international array of artists, including Joe Zawinul, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and innovative musician-historian Cheick Tidiane Seck. Marque is acclaimed for his multimedia performance project, DRUM-FM, and his recent remixes of tracks from Omar Sosa’s CD Mulatos are featured on the new Mulatos Remix CD. In addition to the electric bass, Childo Tomas sings in his native Mozambican language of Ronga, and plays m’bira Mola Sylla sings in his native Senegalese language of Wolof, and plays m’bira, xalam, and kongoman.

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

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jazz & Blues Florida: WWWBTW?

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?: 

 Sunday, March 28:

  • BB Kings, West Palm Beach: Bobby Nathan Band (5pm)

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:   David Shelley & Bluestone

  • Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Coral Gables: 12th Annual Coral Gables Bluesfest - Big City Blues Band, 1-4pm, Outdoor Main Stage; Ben Robinson, 5-8pm, Outdoor Main Stage; Piano Bob's 88s, 8-midnight, Indoor Stage.

  • Green Parrot, Key West: Spider John Koerner  

Monday, March 29:

  • Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall - Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach: Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, directed by Roget Pontbriand - SPECIAL JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA TICKET GIVE-AWAY NIGHT! ENTER TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE JAMS SEASON FINALE CONCERT!  SEE OUR PROMOTIONS PAGE FOR DETAILS .

Tuesday, March 30:

  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward hosts Shawn Kellerman. Tonight is a special promotion night and Jazz & Blues Florida will be taking entries for a drawing from 8:30pm to around 10pm for TWO WEEKEND PASSES to THE WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL.  Entry is free, but an email address is required.  This drawing will combine the entries from the Rockin' Jake show at Earl's and The Buckingham Blues Bar's Saturday Blues Fest Featuring Rastus Kain. There are less than 150 entries at this point, so the odds are really good you might be taking $360 worth of tickets to a weekend of great music home with you.  We also have some really great new blues CDs that will be given away just for fun...

  • Living Room Restuarant & Bar, Boynton Beach: Davee Bryan  

Wednesday, March 31:

Thursday, April 1: 

Friday, April 2:

Saturday, April 3:

Sunday, April 4:

  • America's Backyard, Fort Lauderdale:  Jazz Survivors 

  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:   Shane Dwight

  • B.B. King's, West Palm Beach: Bobby Nathan Band 

  • Riverwalk, Along New River, Ft. Lauderdale: SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch w/ Davis and Dow Hot House Swing, Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, Eric Allison, Director, Talluwah Mento Band, Tommy Nehls Trio w/ Phill Fest 


* New Listing of the Week:  Lakewood Park Pub: 4902 N. Kings Hwy, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 (772)467-0240 9:30pm, April 23: Gator Blues

* Video Showcase: Nicole Yarling 4tet at The K Lounge

* New Link: WUSF 89.7 FM - TAMPA - Jazz every night, all night.

* New Florida Music:  Cheryl Fisher's "Moments Like This"

Promotions: Tix giveaways: Wanee Music Festival,  JAMS jazz concert.

Past Week's Club Video Clips: Walker Smith Group at Boston's on the Beach Blue Tuesday

* Past Week's Club Photos  Walker Smith Group at Boston's on the Beach Blue Tues, Terry Hanck at The Orange Door.


* News items covered in this past week's JAZZ BLUES FLORIDA BLOG:  

  • Gambling Laws Block Online Payments to South Florida Blues Society

  • Sonny Landreth to Bring His Slide Guitar Blues to SE Florida

  • Gold Coast Jazz Society to Present Florida's Local Divas

  • Coral Gables Florida Blues Festival This Weekend

  • Women in Jazz South Florida wins grant funding for Community Programming  

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Sarasota Florida Youth Jazz Band to Play Montreux, Umbria & Jazz a Vienne Festivals

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We are a non profit kid jazz band in Sarasota and we are hosting a fundraiser to raise airfare to get to Europe this summer. Our band, Jazz Juvenocracy, has been invited to play at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The Umbria Festival in Italy, and The Jazz a Vienne Festival in France this summer. A whole bunch of professional jazz musicians who know us and have mentored us are getting together to play at our fundraiser, THE UNDERDOG JAZZ FESTIVAL. It should be fun. Six jazz bands, dance ensembles, moon bounce, obstacle course, food, beer, wine. Attached is the scoop.

Thank you very much.

The Kids in Jazz Juvenocracy
Our website jazzjuvenocracy.com
Underdog Jazz Festival Website underdogjazzfestival.com

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gambling Laws Block Online Payments to South Florida Blues Society

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Online Gambling Ban Hits More Than Casinos as Blues Site Blocked

Published on March 26, 2010 by Joshua McCarthy of onlinecasinoadvisory.com

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"Attempts to block payments to online gambling sites are affecting more than Internet casinos, as a Florida blues music fan club finds transactions unavailable.

The South Florida Blues Society informed members in an e-mail today that Internet transactions for the group had been inadvertently blocked as Paypal listed the site as online gambling. The attempts by payment processors to meet the looming stipulations of the UIGEA has caused chaos for legitimate sites more so than the targeted online casinos.

SFBS says it has raised money legally for the organization for almost ten years by selling raffle tickets on its website, with winners getting a trip on the Blues Cruise through the Caribbean. But now, all sales from the site, including music, shirts, and other merchandise, are denied by Paypal, which has identified the music fan club as a gambling organization.

Even memberships to the society are blocked from payment, as the prediction by financial experts of the overblocking likely to occur when financial institutions are made responsible for UIGEA enforcement is realized. And SFBS President Blues Bobby writes that only checks mailed to the club will presently be processed, as Visa and Mastercard also look to screen sites for Internet gambling connections."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gold Coast Jazz Society to Present Florida's Local Ladies of Jazz

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The Local Ladies of Jazz Featured in April Concert
South Florida Jazz Divas & Gold Coast Jazz Society Band

Fort Lauderdale, FL – South Florida is home to many outstanding musicians as well as a wealth of jazz musicians. On Wednesday, April 14, the Gold Coast Jazz Society will feature four of the area’s most popular jazz singers, Brenda Alford, Rose Max, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling, in concert with the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, led by Eric Allison, Music Director. The performance will occur 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 with student ID. Purchase tickets through the Broward Center Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ or http://www.browardcenter.org/. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

Brenda Alford, vocalist and composer, began her musical career in 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland, just days after meeting the great jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald. Since that time, she has performed jazz, pop, and gospel in concerts in North America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Brenda has worked with some of the greatest names in jazz including Pete Minger, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Philly Jo Jones, Sam Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Keter Betts, Lou Donaldson, Ron Carter, Al Foster, and Cyrus Chestnut. Brenda has also recorded with jazz piano legend Horace Silver on the Blue Note label and performed with saxophone innovator Flip Phillips, formerly of the Woody Herman band. Brenda can be also heard on “Hamp”- a tribute to Lionel Hampton with Billy Marcus.

Rose Max started singing professionally with the Octeto Rio Orchestra, performing in the wealthy nightclub scene of Rio. From a musical family, her great-grandfather is the conductor/composer Cupertino De Menezes and grandfather the guitarist/composer Manuel De Menezes. Rose has worked as a session singer, recording jingles and background vocals, backing up some of Brazil' s most renowned singers. Since moving to Miami in 1993, Rose has become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Hispanic and American communities and has won the Brazilian Press Award for the “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA” in 1997, 1998 and 2001.

Wendy Pedersen, graduate of the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program, is a south Florida favorite and a highly sought after studio singer. She can be heard on hundreds of recordings including those of Christina Aguilera, Alejandro Sanz, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Chayanne, James Brown, and Raul Diblasio. Wendy also sings with the jazz vocal quartet, Mad Romance, featuring Rick Harris, Lisanne Lyons and Greg Diaz.

Nicole Yarling was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but has been a fixture in the South Florida jazz scene for many years. A protégée of the late great Joe Williams, Nicole has worked with stellar musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ira Sullivan and as a featured soloist with Jimmy Buffett. She participated on Buffet's platinum-selling CD "Fruitcakes" (MCA), and went on to conduct 8 worldwide tours with her own project, Little Nicky and the Slicks.

Good seats are still available for the April 14 performance. 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 http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/ for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-0805.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the Annenberg Foundation and Funding Arts Broward. Season sponsors include Barbara Cooper, DeMeo Young McGrath; HI Foundation; Morgan Stanley SmithBarney; Wiggin Financial; Broward Center; the PaperMill, WLRN FM, and South Florida Consulting

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Coral Gables Florida Blues Festival This Weekend

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Fritz & Franz Bierhaus*


12th Annual Coral Gables Bluesfest

March 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2010
FREE Admission
(But bring a thirst and a hunger – no CARRY-INS)

Thursday, March 25:
The Daddy Wags Trio, Indoor Stage, 8-midnight

Friday, March 26:
Joey Gilmore w/ Aishya Z, 5-8pm, Outdoor Main Stage
Bill Wharton “The SauceBoss”, 8:30-10pm, Outdoor Main Stage
IKO IKO, 10pm-2am, Indoor Stage

Saturday, March 27:
Deck 52, 1-4pm, Outdoor Main Stage
Darrell Raines Band, 4:30-7pm, Outdoor Main Stage
Steve Thorpe Blues Orchestra, 7:30-10pm, Outdoor Main Stage
Hep Cat Boo Daddies, 10pm-2am, Indoor Stage

Sunday, March 28:
Big City Blues Band, 1-4pm, Outdoor Main Stage
Ben Robinson, 5-8pm, Outdoor Main Stage
Piano Bob's 88s, 8-midnight, Indoor Stage

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
60 Merrick Way
Coral Gables FL 33134

*Additional sponsorship provided by: Warsteiner Beer, Wienerstube Restaurant, Hyatt Coral Gables.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Women in Jazz South Florida wins grant funding for community outreach programming

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On March 16, 2010, Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. was recommended its first Broward Cultural Council grant ($4,300) to fund COMMUNITY MUSICWOMEN, a program that will take place during the month of May:

Business of Music Panel Discussion with professional musicians, performing arts students and adults on Saturday, May 8, 2010 @ 12 Noon to 4 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale , FL.

JAMAICA HILL JAZZ JAM on Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 5 to 9 p.m. onstage, in front of the RICE BOWL, 4080 N.W. 12th Street , Lauderhill , FL. This event is also sponsored by the City of Lauderhill and the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Sing-Along on Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center , 5000 Nob Hill Road , Sunrise , FL.

School Assembly at Walker Elementary School of the Performing Arts, 1001 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, on Wednesday, May 19 and 26, 2010 @ 10 a.m.

School Assembly at Parkway Middle School of the Performing Arts, 3600 NW 5th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, on Tuesday, May 11 and 18, 2010 @ 10 a.m.

Founded in 2007, by Jazz vocalist, composer and author Joan Cartwright, the mission of the organization is to promote Women in Jazz, locally, nationally and globally, through contacts, articles, interviews, newsletters, events, courses, clinics, workshops, lectures, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, concerts, performances and recognition.

In February, Cartwright was the guest performer at the U.S. Embassy Blues on the Green concert in Kingston , Jamaica , where she appeared on two morning television shows, three radio shows and visited two primary schools that are recipients of 48 of Cartwright’s books donated by the Embassy. The books are Amazing Musicwomen, Songs For My Children and So, You Want To Be A Singer? As part of this grant, these three titles will be donated to the media centers of Walker Elementary and Parkway Middle.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Palm Beach ArtsPaper Reviews Melton Mustafa Jazz Fest

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C.B. Hanif wrote an excelent article on this great jazz education/performance event that we thought you would appreciate knowing about....


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Moonlight Jazz at The Kampong in Miami Florida Presents Nicole Yarling

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Moonlight Jazz @ The Kampong Presents
Nicole Yarling and The Four-Tets
March 20, 2010@ The Kampong
4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
8:00 p.m. – Arrive
9:00 p.m. – Music
Reservations & Information: 305. 442.7169 or kampongevents@ntbg.org

Three types of seating:
K Lounge Seating: Tables of four, Front Center with a Bottle of Champagne, $500.
Plumeria Seating: Pub Tables of four, with Bar Stools along perimeter and back with a Bottle of Champagne,$400.
Lotus Seating: Individual seats in center back with one drink ticket, $75.
Cash Bar

The Darlin’ Ms. Yarling is a charismatic performer, both violinist and vocalist, with a rich velvet voice displaying great technical skill and personality. Nicole’s musical excursions range in scope from gigs with Dizzy Gillespie and Ira Ssullivan to multi-year touring with Jimmy Buffett and inclusion on Buffett’s Platinum selling CD “Fruitcakes.” With a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Music Education, Nicole divides her time between teaching at University of Miami with the newly established Creative American Music Program alongside UM alum Bruce Hornsby and performing.

Proceeds from this concert will be used to support The Kampong’s living collections and education programs.
Sponsored by Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jazz in the Gardens - South Florida's Jazz Festival Showcase This Weekend

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Jazz in the Gardens - South Florida's Jazz Festival Showcase This Weekend

March 20th & 21st, 2010MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Jazz legends, David Sanborn, Cassandra Wilson and Joe Sample are set to take the stage during the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” hosted by #1 rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st at Sun Life Stadium (formerly Dolphin Stadium), 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056. Internationally-known and well-respected, these jazz musicians are at the top of the genre, oftentimes pulling in audiences of over 6,000 on their own bill.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, www.jazzinthegardens.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com/. Ticket prices range anywhere from $55 for a one-day ticket to $125 for the two-day ticket; an amazing value given the fact that the concert is completely loaded with a star-studded line-up. Furthermore, the experience of the event goes beyond music, offering food, shopping and sophisticated pleasures.For more information on the highly-anticipated 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” Hosted by Tom Joyner, go to www.jazzinthegardens.com or contact the City of Miami Gardens at 1-877-640-5299. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at 305.576.3790.

Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
March 20: Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Teena Maria, Joe Sample, K'Jon;
March 21: John Legend; Boyz II Men; Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Melanie Fiona.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Florida Bluesman, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Returns to Chicago's Main Stage for Blues Festival

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2010 Chicago Blues Festival Schedule

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Blues and the Spirit Symposium
Dominican University (starts Wednesday)
Howlin’ Wolf Film and Birthday Party
Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center
Noon-2:00 pm
Music Without Borders
Bassekou Kouyate with a Blues Collaboration (Otis Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw) Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Bash
Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park

Friday, June 11, 2010
Front Porch
11:30-1:00 Blues in the Schools
1:30-2:30 Henry Gray and Andy Cornett
3:00-4:30 Jimmy Dawkins w / Taildragger
5:00-6:00 Café R & B
6:30-7:30 Big George Brock and the House Rockers with George Brock Jr.
Crossroads12:00-1:15 Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames
1:45-3:15 Mary Lane
3:45-5:00 Grady Champion Mississippi Juke Joint
12:30-1:30 Grady Champion
2:00-3:00 Sam Lay
3:30-4:30 Stevie J and the Blues Eruption
5:00-6:00 Adib Hasser
6:30-8:00 Mississippi Jam
Route 66 Roadhouse
12:00-1:00 Beginning Delta Blues Harmonica Lesson with Joe Filisko
1:30-3:30 Discussing Wolf: 100 Years of Remembrances moderated by Larry Hoffman with Dick Shurman, Betty Kelly. Barbara Marks, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and Josh Hecht.
4:00-5:00 Wildsang
5:30-7:00 East of Edens Dj
Petrillo Music Shell5:00-5:55 Howlin’ Wolf alumni featuring Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang with Jody Williams, Sam Lay, Henry Gray, Abb Locke, Corky Siegel and special guest Hubert Sumlin
6:05-7:00 Otis Taylor Band
7:10-8:10 James Cotton Blues Band with special guest Matt “Guitar” Murphy
8:20-9:30 Zora Young’s Tribute to Wolf and Sunnyland with special guest Hubert Sumlin

Saturday, June 12, 2010Front Porch
11:30-12:30 Ramblin’ Rose
1:00-2:15 Bobby Dixon Blues Band
2:45-4:00 Nora Jean Wallace
4:30-5:30 Andre Williams
6:00-7:30 Johnny and Destiny Rawls
12:00-1:15 Toronzo and the Cannonball Express
1:45-3:00 Sugar Blue Band
3:30-5:00 Sonny Rhodes
Mississippi Juke Joint
12:30-1:30 Jarekas Singleton w/ Keeshea Pratt
2:00-3:00 David “Honeyboy” Edwards
3:30-4:30 Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry with Alphonso Sanders
5:00-6:00 Dexter Allen
6:30-8:00 Festival Jam featuring Blue Plate Special
Route 66 Roadhouse
12:00-1:00 Beginning Southern Blues Harmonica Lesson with Joe Filisko
1:30-2:30 Joe Filisko and Eric Noden
3:00-4:15 Rev. K.M. Williams and the Amazing Trainreck
4:45-5:45 Larry Hoffman interviews William Ferris
6:15-7:30 East of Edens DJ
Petrillo Music Shell5:00-6:10 Nellie Tiger Travis and guest
6:20-7:25 Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band
7:35-9:30 Chicago Blues A Living History featuring Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, John Primer, Lurrie Bell and special guest Carlos Johnson

Sunday, June 13, 2010Front Porch11:30-1:00 Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir
1:30-3:00 Dancin’ Perkins
3:30-4:30 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
4:45-5:45 Guitar Shorty
6:15-7:30 Lubriphonic
Crossroads12:00-1:15 Quintus McCormick
1:45-3:00 Gibson Guitar Showdown w/ Carl Weathersby and Larry McCray
3:30-5:00 Roy Roberts with special guest Barbara Carr
Mississippi Juke Joint
12:30-1:30 Jimmy Duck Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean
2:00-3:00 Bobby Rush
3:30-4:30 Homemade Jamz
5:00-6:00 Jarekas Singleton with Keeshea Pratt
6:30-8:00 Mississippi Jam
Route 66 Roadhouse
12:00-1:00 Beginning Chicago Blues Harmonica Lesson with Joe Filisko
1:30-2:30 Larry Hoffman rambles with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
3:00-4:30 Blues Books: University of Illinois Press
5:00-6:30 East of Edens DJ
Petrillo Music Shell5:00-5:50 Erwin Helfer’s Chicago Boogie Woogie Ensemble
6:00-7:00 Vivian and Vance “Guitar” Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band
7:10-8:20 Chicago Blues Reunion featuring Barry Goldberg, Corky Siegel, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel and special guests Charlie Musselwhite, and Sam Lay
8:30-9:30 T.K Soul

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Maguire's Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Florida Blues Fest

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How Broward County Celebrates St. Patrick's!

Tuesday, March 16:Pre-St. Patrick's Blues Fest in the tented parking lot (7pm start) w/
IKO IKO, The Nouveaux Honkies, Albert Castiglia (in order of appearance)

Wednesday, March 17:
St. Patrick's Day under the big tent!
Breakfast at 8am, then 1,000 pounds of
corned beef & cabbage served 'til gone!
Music inside and out!

Maguire's Hill 16
535 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
maguireshill16.com (954)764-4453

Bonita Blues Fest - Bonita Springs Florida - Blues Music w/ Blue Skies

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Bonita Blues Fest 2010 happened this past weekend. This is what happened Saturday. We couldn't make it over the Friday night show, but those that did were rewarded for their efforts. The storm had passed through, the organizers, vendors, and sound people were up to the challenge and had everything ready to go for those that made it. Saturday, well, that was just plain WONDERFUL! (Sunny, breezy, 74 degrees!)

You can see photos taken throughout the day on our MySpace profile page:

The line-up for the day was: The John Allender Band, Greg Nagy Band, Delta Highway, Motor City Josh & the Big Three and Festival Headliner, Albert Castiglia. Check the listings ( www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/listings ) if you missed the fest to find out where these great bands are playing before they split the state.

For instance, Delta Highway will be at Boston's on the Beach in Delray for their weekly BLUE TUESDAY show. We will be there!

Congratz again to the Bonita Springs community for presenting an EXCELLENT festival, by all measures. Contact them soon if you want to discuss becoming a sponsor of this fine event next year...

West Palm Beach's Dreyfoos School of Arts Students to Perform at UCF-Orlando Florida Jazz Festival

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Dreyfoos Band Students to Perform in UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival
Posted by: Deborah Stewart- March 12th, 2010
Only Seven High School Students Selected Statewide—Five From Dreyfoos

When the University of Central Florida- Orlando Jazz Festival kicks off next weekend, five Dreyfoos School of the Arts band students will be playing with the big guns! The music department of the A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts has been notified that the five will be performing with acclaimed artists Dr. Lonnie Smith and Grant Stewart, along with the University of Central Florida (UCF) faculty, students, and two other high school students from around the state when they convene in Orlando March 19-20.

Dreyfoos band director Wayne Miller announced with pride, “Each year the University of Central Florida chooses seven of the best jazz players in the state to be a part of their annual jazz festival. Last year we had one student, Ray Nelson, chosen,” He stated. “THIS year five of the seven chosen from all high school programs in the state were selected from Dreyfoos School of the Arts,” he added emphatically.

Selected students include: Sean Devivo, tenor sax; Matthew Skinner, trumpet; Jeremy Schreier, piano; Mike Johnson, bass; and for the second year, Ray Nelson, on drums.

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a nationally ranked school, is known for its outstanding arts programs. The Music Band program, led by Wayne Miller, is one of the top band programs in the nation. For more details, contact Mr. Miller at 561-802-6000 or email millerwa@palmbeach.k12.fl.us

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Florida's Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio Top Ten of the Week and Playlist

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Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio is currently web-casting for your listening pleasure its Top 10 Blues CDs for the week (Show#0836 – recorded 03/06/2010). The archived internet version of Smokestack Lightnin' is the digitally recorded version of our broadcast on WUCF 89.9FM in in its entirety from the previous Saturday night. We post the new show to our web site every Saturday Night . The URL is www.smokestacklightnin.com . The internet streaming of Smokestack Lightnin’ is on the latest version of the Windows Media Player. You will find the audio quality the finest available. You can also enjoy Smokestack Lightnin' live on WUCF each Saturday night at 8PM Eastern Standard Time (). The direct WUCF stream also utilizes Window Media Player software as well as Winamp. A link to the WUCF URL can be found on our webpage at http://www.smokestacklightnin.com along with an explanation of times you can access the show live. Please let us know what you think of Smokestack Lightnin’ by emailing your comments to blues@smokestacklightnin.com . We would like to use your comments.
PLAYLIST: Smokestack Lightnin’ on WUCF, 89.9FM, , 03/06/10, 8-11pm

Opening: Smokestack Lightnin’ by The Howlin’ Wolf
DJ: Tommy Thompson
Show #0836(SMOKE_030610)


Smokestack Lightnin’ Top 10 Blues CDs for the Week

#10 The Holmes Brothers/I’ll Be Back/Feed My Soul/Alligator
#9 MonkeyJunk/Pay The Cost/Tiger In Your Tank/Beefy
#8 Blue Flames/Fly Like An Eagle/Deep In America/Delta Groove
#7 Guitar Shorty/Too Hard To Love You/Bare Knuckle/Alligator
#6 R.J. Mischo & Kid Anderson/Devil’s Love Sin/Knowledge You Can’t Get In College/Greaseland
#5 Moreland & Arbuckle/Legend Of John Henry/Flood/Telarc
#4 Bernard Allison Group/The Otherside/The Otherside/Jazz Haus
#3 Nick Curran/Sheena’s Back/Reform School Girl/Eclecto Groove
#2 Luther Allison/Living In The House Of The Blues/Songs from The Road/Ruf
#1 Jimmy Hendrix/Valleys of Neptune/Legacy

Hour One Bonus

Santana & Eric Clapton/The Calling/Supernatural Tenth Anniversary Legacy Edition/Arista Legacy

All New Blues This Week

Chris Canas/Trouble In /She’s Breaking Me/self
Back Alley Players/Nuttin’ But The Blues/Beyond The Blues/BAP
Robin Thrush, Jr./M.C. Jam #6/ Jam/self
Rich Harper/Train Song/single/self

Smokestack Lightnin’ Remembers Li’l Dave Thompson

Li’l Dave Thompson/I’m Having It Hard/Little Dave & Big Love/Fat Possom 1995
Li’l Dave Thompson/Got To Get Over You/Got To Get Over You/Electro Fi 2006
Li’l Dave Thompson/The Feeling Is Gone/Deep In The Night/Electro Fi 2008

Blues By Request

Plainfield Slim/59 Minutes/Another Mule In The Barn/self
Incognito/Checkin’ Up On My Baby/Blues Alive/self
Jimmy Bowskill/Rattlesnake Shake/Jimmy Bowskill Live/self
Boo Boo Davis/Dirty Dog/Name Of The Game/Black & Tan

Steve James/The Gina Reel/Boom Chang/Burnside

Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation/Double Lovin’/The ....
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation/One Way
Al Pitrelli/Purple Rain/Guitar Battle/Victor[]
Al Garner/Gonna Stop My Drinkin’/Leavin’ Tennessee/Black Magic
Tino Gonzales & Amar Sundy/Cruisin’ In The Night/A World Of Blues/Dixie Frog

Takin’ A Soak In The Smokestack Lightnin’ Soul Tub

Theodis Ealey/The Old Man’s Story/single/IFGAM
Sang N Clarence/If You Like It, I Love It/single/Brittney
Charles Wilson/I Dance Better/single/Delta Ent.
Carl Sims/Just One Night/single/CDS

New Blues Last Call

Lydia Warren/Turn It Up/Turn it Up E.P./self
Diesel/It Hurts Me Too/Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools/Hep Fidelity


Canned Heat & Memphis Slim/Mr. Longfingers/Memphis Heat/Barclay
Billy Flynn/Blues Drive/Blues Drive/Land O Blues

Monday, March 8, 2010


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Local Jazz Educators Honored by Jazz Society. From left: Steve Ferry, Janie Walker, Sandy Spivey, Roger Villines; Joe Spaniola, Cynthia Domulot, Crystal Joy Albert, Tim Willis, Fred Domulot, and Joe Occhipinti.
Photo: Norman Vickers.

The Jazz Society of Pensacola honored local jazz educators for their efforts in teaching our youth America's Unique Musical Art Form-Jazz. At a dinner on March 8, 2010 the following jazz educators received certificates of appreciation from Crystal Joy Albert, spokesman for the Jazz Society.

Receiving honors were: Janie Walker, Ransom Middle School; Cynthia Domulot and Tim Walker, Bailey Middle School; Roger Villines, PJC;Joe Spaniola and Steve Ferry, UWF; Fred Domulot, Northwest Florida State College; Sandy Spivey, Cokesbury School for the Arts and Northwest Florida State College; and Joe Occhipinti, private instructor.

Honored in absentia were: Dr. Kyle Marrero, UWF; Pete Krostag, Pine Forest HS; Jay Spirakis, Navarre HS; Mitzi Bumbarger, Ferry Pass MS; Doug Holsworth and David Samuel, Escambia HS; Neal McLeod, Gulf Breeze HS; Lawrence Young, Jr., Washington HS; Mke Philley Tate HS; Don Snowden, PJC. Also honored were private instructors, Al Martin, Bob Maksymkow and Bobby Van Deusen.

Crystal Joy Albert, Jazz Society chair of the event said, "We are proud of the teachers who inspire the young musicians. We plan this awards banquet as an annual event. There will be a number of high school and middle school jazz bands as well as bands from PJC, UWF and NWFLState College on our main stage at the 27th annual free Pensacola JazzFest on April 10-11. Having our youth bands along with outstanding national jazz artists will make a great mix for our free festival in Seville Square.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nick Moss Opens Blues CD PRIVILEDGED Tour in Florida

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Don’t miss this talented guitarist and his outstanding band as they tour Florida!
7 - Paradise Bar (Pensacola, FL)

9 - BB King’s (Orlando, FL)

10 - BB King’s (West Palm Beach, FL)

11 - Back Room (Boca Raton, FL)

12 - Bonita Springs Blues Festival (Bonita Springs, FL) 7:30 PM

13 - Mojo Kitchen (Jacksonville, FL) 10pm

14 - Common Grounds (Gainesville, FL) 7pm

16 - Privileged - CD RELEASE!!!! In stores & online!

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After seven critically-acclaimed traditional blues releases (along with two Blues Blast Music Award wins and 14 Blues Music Award nominations under his band’s collective belt), Nick Moss is taking a fresh approach and heading in an exciting new direction on Privileged. As Blogcritic Josh Hathaway writes in the liner notes, “Privileged represents a change in direction but not inspiration. Before Nick met Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Dawkins and Lurrie Bell, he met their musical offspring in the form of Led Zeppelin, Free, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Cream and other legends who drew their inspiration from Mississippi’s Delta and the immortal treasures that sprang from his beloved nearby Chicago.”

Moss has written some of the finest songs of his career, and by stretching beyond the traditional blues idiom, he has expanded his sound without losing his identity. That growth can be heard in the album’s first track, “Born Leader” as well as new originals “Privileged At Birth” and “Tear ’Em Down.” Those songs, combined with Moss’ stunning covers of Cream’s classic “Politician” and Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth,” continue the path Moss began with his award-winning song “Mistakes From The Past” (from 2007’s Play It 'Til Tomorrow) to form a narrative that looks forward and back to assess current events. Perhaps Moss’ greatest achievement on Privileged is creating a musical universe diverse enough to incorporate those topical songs with his more traditional side, represented by his cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Louise,” and his original tune, “Georgia Redsnake.” And what Moss album would be complete without the instrumental that puts Moss’ skills as one of the top guitarists of his generation center stage? The eight-minute album closer, “Bolognious Funk,” combines his incendiary lead with one of the hardest grooves he’s ever recorded.

Nick's new CD just rocks! He balances traditional roots blues with a fresh new approach and an ‘out of the trad’ box’ sound.I applaud him. Play what's in your heart, the crowd will follow.”
– Jimmy Thackery

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Nick’s band will include Flip Top mainstays Piano Willie Oshawny and Bob Carter, but this tour will include NEW band members Nick Skilnik on bass and Travis Reed on organ… Ever see Freddie King footage from the ‘70s where he had a piano player and an organist? Yea, it’s like that… Come out and see for yourself!

** NEW CD In stores 3/16! Pre-Order on Amazon today! **Available at all LIVE shows!
Exclusive ADVANCE downloads on iTunes 3/9!

ON NEWS STANDS 3/9! NICK MOSS on the cover of Blues Revue Magazine!
Visit http://www.bluesrevue.com/for subscription info

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Kal David Brings the California Blues To Chef John's in Jupiter Florida

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"In the 80's Kal made his true commitment to the blues idiom as a guitarist and as a singer/songwriter. In the studio or on tour, his commitment was evident in his work as a featured guitarist for Etta James, Johnny Rivers and with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, where he inherited the lead guitar chair from Mick Taylor."
March 8, 2010
Doors open @ 7pm Show starts @ 8pm
$20 Admission/person
Call (561)745-8040 for tickets.

287 E Indiantown Rd Ste 10, Jupiter, FL 33477
Just west of US 1 on the north side of the road in Fisherman's Wharf Plaza
(561)745-8040 http://www.chefjohns.com/ www.facebook.com/ChefJohns

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jazz in the Gardens - South Florida's Jazz Festival Showcase This Weekend

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March 20th & 21st, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Jazz legends, David Sanborn, Cassandra Wilson and Joe Sample are set to take the stage during the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” hosted by #1 rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st at Sun Life Stadium (formerly Dolphin Stadium), 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056. Internationally-known and well-respected, these jazz musicians are at the top of the genre, oftentimes pulling in audiences of over 6,000 on their own bill.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, www.jazzinthegardens.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com/. Ticket prices range anywhere from $55 for a one-day ticket to $125 for the two-day ticket; an amazing value given the fact that the concert is completely loaded with a star-studded line-up. Furthermore, the experience of the event goes beyond music, offering food, shopping and sophisticated pleasures.For more information on the highly-anticipated 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” Hosted by Tom Joyner, go to www.jazzinthegardens.com or contact the City of Miami Gardens at 1-877-640-5299. All media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One Marketing at 305.576.3790.
Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
March 20: Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Teena Maria, Joe Sample, K'Jon;
March 21: John Legend; Boyz II Men; Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Melanie Fiona.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Sunfest in West Palm Beach Florida Annouces First Round of 2010 Line Up - To Include Jazz & Blues!

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OPENING NIGHT, Wed, April 28
  • Weezer
Thurs, April 29
  • ZZ Top
  • Flaming Lips
Fri, April 30
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Sat, May 1
  • Shinedown
  • The Charlie Daniels Band
  • Rise Against
  • Sister Hazel
  • Better than Ezra
  • Classic Albums Live's 40 years of Woodstock
Sun, May 2
  • Ben Harper and the Relentless7
  • The B -52's
  • Five For Fighting
  • Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley are Distant Relatives
  • Flogging Molly
  • Marcus Miller

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jazz News from The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt - Another Resource Jazz & Blues Florida Relies Upon

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Dear Jazz Friends,We want to share this excellent resource with you...not only world-view jazz news, but also with a very keen sense of what IS jazz news. We enjoy the read and think you might too....

The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt is the largest public jazz archive in Europe and a source of information for researchers from all over the world. The website of the Jazzinstitut features its "Jazz News", a daily selection of stories that made the news in daily newspapers around the world. The Jazz News can be accessed on the website of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt (http://www.jazzinstitut.de/) or received by e-mail if you subscribe to it by sending a mail to . You can receive the Jazz News both in English and German, so please specify which language you want to read it in.

If you would to read a good article about Jazzinstitut Darmstadt before signing up, here is an NPR interview:

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bonita Blues Fest - Florida's Destination for March 12 & 13, 2010

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2010 Bonita Blues Fest
Yes - We're back. We loved it last year. And yet again we will be bringing the Blues to Bonita, and in such a wonderful venue. We will proudly host our Fourth Annual Bonita Blues Festival at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. The Bonita Blues Festival is our largest fundraising event of the year, and we hope you will join us.

The gates will open for the festival on Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 3:00 P.M., the bands will start at 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., and Saturday March 13th, 2010 - the gates will open at 11:00 A.M. with the bands starting at Noon to 9:00 P.M.

Friday4:00 pm - Rex Bongo & The Cornbread Brothers
5:45 pm - Sean Chambers
Noon - The John Allender Band
1:45 pm - Greg Nagy
3:30 pm - Delta Highway
7:00 pm - Albert Castiglia
Tickets for Friday are $10Tickets for Saturday are $15Save yourself a few bucks and buy the Two Day Pass in Advance for just $20 now!

Riverside Park
9101 Bonita Beach Rd SE (old 41)
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Antonio Adolfo, Brazilian Jazz Pianist and Florida Educator, to be Honored in Rio de Janeiro

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Next week Antonio Adolfo, Brazilian pianist, composer and educator will return to Rio de Janeiro to participate in Almanaque do Samba-Jazz (Samba-Jazz Almanac), a great project produced by Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, where a new generation of musicians pay tribute to the ones who have influenced their music and careers.

Adolfo, owner of Antonio Adolfo School of Music in Hollywood, Florida, is one of the honored musicians, together with Brazilian legends such as Joao Donato, Raul De Souza, Paulo Moura, Mauricio Einhorn and Hector Costita, who will be the guest performers on this series.
Adolfo's shows will take place on Tuesaday, March 9th.

Antonio Adolfo School of Music
2040 Sherman St.Hollywood FL 33020
Classes, Individual Instruction, Workshops and Presentations for beginners to advanced students in Brazilian music.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – On April 10, the Gold Coast Jazz Society will present the annual Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Competition for awards from the Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Fund. The competition will be held at the Dillard Center for the Arts, Dillard High School, 2501 NW 11th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Finalists are students from Florida high schools, colleges and universities who have qualified as economically disadvantaged, met other scholarship criteria and are studying jazz. The students will participate in live musical auditions for scholarship awards to attend 2010 summer music camps or for attendance to colleges or universities in the fall of 2010. The competition will begin at 9:00am and is free and open to the public to attend.

Through a generous bequest from the estate of Jeanette M. Russell, the Gold Coast Jazz Society has awarded over $200,000 in scholarship awards in recent years to students from middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities pursing studies in jazz. Affectionately known as “Lady Jazz,” Russell was a longtime supporter of jazz and of the Gold Coast Jazz Society. Originally from New York City, Russell was a fashion designer and consultant to prominent clients, one of whom was John Hammond, a jazz promoter and producer who introduced Russell to Benny Goodman. At his urging she became involved in the jazz scene in New York and became intimate friends with jazz musicians, record producers and writers. Mona Hinton, wife of famed bassist Milt Hinton, dubbed her “Lady Jazz.”

The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing the cultural art form of jazz through performances, education and outreach activities. For more information about the Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Competition or the activities of the Gold Coast Jazz Society, call 954-524-0805 or go to http://www.goldcoastjazz.org/.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Trisha O'Brien New Relase "Out of a Dream" Available Now

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Out of a DreamTrisha’s new release, Out of a Dream, 14 love songs is available at trishaobrien.com through Azica Records. Out of a Dream was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC with a musical dream team consisting of Shelly Berg, pianist/arranger, Peter Washington/bass, Lewis Nash/drums, Ken Peplowski/tenor saxophone . The cd was produced by Grammy Award winner Elaine Martone/formerly of Telarc Records and engineered by Grammy Award winner, Robert Friedrich (FiveFour Productions/formerly of Telarc Records). Starting January 26, 2010 the CD will be available at major retailers and online music websites.

Enchanting Audiences from Paris to Palm Beach, where she resides, with her original interpretations of jazz standards, Trisha has performed at Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York, the Royal Room at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, the Theater for the New City, Dizzy’s, Danny’s Skylight Room, and Cleveland's own Nighttown. Out of a Dream has been released by Azica Records.

The Great American Songbook the way it was meant to be sungOut of a Dream celebrates the timeless love songs of the American Songbook with a great mix of beautifully interpreted ballads, bossa nova and swing. A modern traditionalist, Trisha blends her deep respect for traditional songs with her own creative interpretation. Legendary composers like George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Michel Legrand, Jobim, and Marilyn and Alan Bergman created the beautiful melodies and moving lyrics she loves to share with the world.


“Trisha sings the great american songbook the way it is meant to be sung.” -Jeffrey Alan

“A pure, fresh voice.” -Allan Schwartzberg

“She is beautiful, she is talented and her singing makes you want to fall in love.” -Giovanni Pirovano

“They’re standards, but they sound fresh when Trisha O’Brien sings them.” -Carlo Wolff (Music Critic)

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Trisha's CD is released by
Azica Records