Monday, May 31, 2010


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*New Editor's Note*
For current  (June 2018) info on BLUES POWER, see recent BLOG entry.

*Editor's Note*
Well, technically, Gil Anthony is not from/in Florida, but we are thinking about adopting him....

Blues Power Top 30...June 2010..WVVL/Enterprise..Sunday 6-11pm cdt..WWNT/Dothan...Monday 6-11pm live at >>Gil Anthony

1...Janiva Magness...The Devil is an Angel Too...Alligator
2...CashBox Kings ..I-94 Blues...Blue Bella
3...Killborn Alley Blues Band..Better off Now..Blue Bella
4...Delta Moon...Hellbound Train..Red Parlor
5...Karen Lovely..Still the Rain...Pretty Pear Rec
6...Mark Hummell...Retro-Active...Electro-Fi
7...Solomon Burke..Nothing's Impossible..Blue Skunk
8...2Blu/Lucky Stiffs...Goin' Fishin'
9...Tad Robinson...Back in Style...Severn
10..Nick Moss ..Privileged...Blue Bella
11..Kirk Fletcher...My Turn...Delta Groove
12..Rick Taylor..Lucky Room...Volunteer Rec
13..Magic Slim...Raising the Bar...Blind Pig
14..Willie Buck..The Life I Love...Delmark
15..John Nemeth..Name the Day..Blind Pig
16..Smokin' Joe/Bnois King..Have Blues Will Travel..Alligator
17..Coco Montoya..I Want it All Back..Ruf
18..Mississippi Heat..Let's Live it Up...Delmark
19..Peter Parcek..Mathematics of Love..Vizztone
20..Teeny Tucker..Keep the Blues Alive..TeBo Rec
21..Pinetop/Willie Smith...Joined at the Hip...Telarc
22..Harper..Stand Together..Blind Pig
23..Morry Sochat..Eatin' Dirt..Galaxie
24..Dave Weld..Burnin' Love..Delmark
25..Bettye Lavette...Interpetations..Anti
26..Otis Taylor...Clovis People...Telarc
27..Phil Gates...Addicted to the Blues..BBY
28..Anders Osborne..American Patchwork...Alligator
29..Troy Turner..Whole Lotta Blues..Evidence
30..Kevin Selfe..Playing the Game..

Mailing...Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Dr..Apt K-81
Dothan, Al..36301

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Miami New Times Concert Review: Mo & Madafo Florida Jazz Jam at the Miami Shores Country Club

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By Ben Thacker, Friday, May. 28 2010 @ 11:15AM

"...Miami jazz mainstay Mo Morgen, host of the club's twice-weekly jazz night, leads a colorful cast of talented local musicians through four sets of mostly standard jazz tunes. It makes for a captivating show for those on the near side of the bar, and a sophisticated conversation backdrop for those on the far side. ..."

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Miami jazz artist Jowee Omicil performed at White House’s Haitian

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Miami, FL – One of South Florida’s most sought after Haitian jazz musicians was the
proud chosen one to perform at the White House, a day before President Obama issued
a Haitian Flag Day proclamation. Jazz musician Jowee Omicil received a special
invitation to play on Monday, May 17, 2010 for Haitian Flag Day. In attendance at the
event, themed “United in Reconstructing Haiti” were notable leaders such as Haitian
Ambassador Raymond Joseph,White House advisor Patrick Gaspar, Illinois State
Senator Raoul Kwame, Dr. Bernier Lauredan, Ms. Josephine Legros and actor Jimmy

A native of Montreal, Canada, deeply rooted in the island of Haiti, Omicil is a multitalented
composer, musician, producer, and educator. While he primarily plays the
saxophone, his smooth and poetic style featuring numerous wind instruments is
influenced by jazz greats like Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, and Miles
Davis. His latest album, Roots & Grooves, is self-described as “inventible afro-Jazz,”
taking listeners on a fun, groovy journey. Although Omicil is now a native of South
Florida, he has performed all over the world, and recently has been donating his talent
at numerous events that provide humanitarian aid to Haiti.

“I am honored to perform at such a prestigious affair,” said Omicil. “During Haitian Flag
Day, I celebrated not only my heritage, along with millions of fellow Haitians, but I vow
to continue to bring awareness to the suffering Haiti has endured in the aftermath of
January’s devastating earthquake and maintain the wo rk towards building a stronger
and more flourishing Haiti. My thanks go to our President and all Americans and the
world for helping Haiti in any way they can.”

R.I.P. - Larry Warrilow, 64; was prominent in South Florida music scene

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Larry Warrilow, a multitalented Miami musician and arranger who was the groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius's creative soul mate, shared in a Barbra Streisand gold record, and toured worldwide as a sound engineer, died of an apparent heart attack on May 18.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

South Florida JAZZ Season Finale June 12 - Trumpeter Nicholas Payton

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South Florida JAZZ welcomes arguably the most important trumpet player in jazz, Grammy-winner NICHOLAS PAYTON who is making only his third excursion into the area. Mr. Payton performed in 1998 and 2000 for the organization at the Hollywood Jazz Festival.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is privileged to conclude the 2010 concert season by featuring Mr. Payton and his band, as they come off a world tour. Payton is among the most influential artists in the modern jazz genre, and maintains his New Orleans feel and authenticity in the modern idiom. 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:, the presenting organization’s official Web site.

Since 1994, when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with From This Moment, the trumpeter has been lauded as a significant, top-tier voice in jazz. Even though he started out as a “young lion,” heralded as one of the new-generation guardians of the hard bop flame, Mr. Payton consistently committed himself to discovering his voice outside of the strict confines of that rearview mirror approach to the music. It was early on that curve that he performed for South Florida JAZZ in 1998 and again in 2001, dazzling the audiences with his pure tone and soul. With his huge, burnished tone and full command of trumpet history from Satchmo through Freddie Hubbard, Mr. Payton has firmly established himself as one of the premier jazz artists of our time.

While his jazz journey has taken him down many roads – from heritage artist to electric experimenter – the 35-year-old trumpeter has arrived at a new plateau of jazz maturity. “As a musician, as an artist, you’re always trying to zero in on the bull’s-eye as a means of becoming a better version of yourself... The approach and the ideas of my music have become more singular, more cohesive. I had no agenda in terms of a specific genre or style, only to be true to who I am now.”

Born into a musical family and mentored by Ellis Marsalis at the University of New Orleans, Mr. Payton was well prepared to leap into the jazz fray when he emerged on the New York scene in the 1990s. He impressed Wynton Marsalis and was a regular in the early years of programming at Lincoln Center. Payton put his own spin on New Orleans-associated music. Over the next several years, Payton continued to hone his craft working with Hank Jones, Elvin Jones, and Ray Brown, and collected a Grammy with Doc Cheatham. In 2003 he boldly moved beyond the straight-ahead, mildly shocking the jazz world with his adventurous and exhilarating plugged-in band infused with elements of hip-hop, electronica, and effects-driven trumpeting.

This foray was transitory as he struggled with his role as torchbearer for the mainstream, fairly predictable, and somewhat stale jazz, while striving to carry on the experimentations of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Weather Report; even incorporating elements of R&B and soul. Mr. Payton says he is, “most solidly in a place where I’m coming to terms with who I am. I’ve weeded out those things that don’t feel right for me. I’m not out to try to impress and I’m not worried that what I play is going to upset some people. I want to write and play music that speaks for me and means something to me, that I feel passionate about.” He has found peace.

Grooves are central to his newest project. Mr. Payton states, “I want that dance element that was there at the roots of jazz. I feel a lot of jazz has gotten away from that legacy.” It is not a common sentiment, but not an invalid one, either.

“Nicholas Payton is well on his way to being the most important trumpeter of his generation.” - Los Angeles Times

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

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chef John's in Jupiter Florida celebrates anniversary with the blues over Memorial Day Weekend

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*Chef John's First Memorial Day Weekend Blues Fest*
Chef John & Jan Celebrate their fifth year of the joy of restaurant/club ownership
with a special weekend of music.
287 E Indiantown Rd Ste 10
Jupiter, FL 33477
Friday, May 28, 2010
David will play a 2 hr set 8PM-10PM, then JP a 2 hr set 10:30PM till at least 12:30AM & they'll jam a little.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The party continues with Big Vince & Phatcats
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Bloody Mary Brunch with live acoustic blues
Monday, May 31, 2010
Memorial Day Special Event, 8PM, Damon Fowler $20 Cover

Upcoming shows at Chef John's
11: JP Soars & The Red Hots
12: John Carey & Piano Bob Band CD Release Party!
19: Lowdown 13

Memorial Day Weekend Blues in at Earl's in Sebastian on Florida's Calendar

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Memorial Day Weekend Riverfront Music Fest
Guest Hostess DJ DAR from The Sunday Blues with Dar show
May 29, 30 & 31, 2010
1405 Indian River Dr.
Sebastian FL 32958
Saturday, May 29
(noon) All Veterans Bike Parade,
(1pm) All Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony,
Sunday, May 30
Monday, May 31
(2pm Start) Randy Skirvin Band...Randy is formerly of Mike Pinera Band and Iron Butterfly..Performing In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida!

Upcoming Sunday shows at Earl's Hideaway
June 6: Sean Chambers
13: The Insomniacs
20: Tommy Lee Cook & The Buckingham Allstars
27: Al Stone
July 4: Big Bill Morganfield & The Steve Thorpe Band
11: E.G. Kight
Aug 22: Current IBC Champion, GRADY CHAMPION!
29: Damon Fowler
Sept 19: Lance Lopez

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mt Dora Blues & Wine Fest This Weekend Under Perfect Florida Skies

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The 2010 Mount Dora Blues and Wine Festival started yesterday at 5:00 p.m., and runs through Sunday at the historic Lakeside Inn. The event will consist of three days filled with wine and song on the shores of Lake Dora. Top entertainers will take the stage to sing out the blues and throughout the festival there will be wine tasting events to sample some fine vintages featured by the wine shops in downtown Mount Dora. Tickets can be purchased for individual days or for the entire three-day event at a discount.

Saturday, the entertainment taking the stage and other events for the day include:

3 – 5 p.m. – Sebastiani Vineyards, Maggie’s Attic, the Wine Den and others will be hosting the “free” wine tasting event to sample some smooth top vintages.
3 p.m. – Shaun Rounds Band
4:30 p.m. – T Scott Troprockers Blues Band
5:30 p.m. – Awards for the “Best of Blues Wine” will be presented by celebrity judges
6 p.m. – Apple Mary’s Blues
7:30 p.m. – Miss Jacqueline Jones (Queenie and the Blue Krewes)
Sunday entertainment line-up includes:

12 noon – Selwyn Birchwood & Duces Wild with RJ Harmon on the Harmonica
1 p.m. – Beautiful Bobby Blackmon
2:30 p.m. – Rent Money Blues Band Jam
Ticket prices are $12 on Friday, $36 for Saturday and $12 on Sunday. Save $12 when you purchase a 3-day event ticket for $48 per person.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


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Coral Gables, FL (May 17, 2010) – University of Miami Frost School of Music ensembles and individual students won 12 awards in the 33rd Annual DownBeat magazine Student Music Awards, a record number for the Department of Studio Music and Jazz. National winners were announced in the June issue, which is currently on newsstands. A wide range of categories are represented, demonstrating the breadth of the jazz program at the Frost School of Music.

The Frost Concert Jazz Band directed by Dante Luciani was the DownBeat Graduate College Winner in the prestigious Large Jazz Ensemble category; the Frost Salsa Orchestra directed by Alberto De La Reguera was a repeat DownBeat Graduate College Winner in the Latin Group category. The Frost Funk/Fusion Ensemble directed by Stephen Rucker was the DownBeat Graduate College Winner in the Blues/Pop/Rock Group category and the Frost Studio Jazz Band directed by Stephen Guerra received the DownBeat Graduate College Outstanding Performance award.

Five Frost School of Music students received individual DownBeat Student Music Awards in eight other categories. Timothy Buchholtz (Miami, FL), voice, was the DownBeat Graduate College Winner in the Jazz Arrangement category for his arrangement of “Senor Blues.” Buchholtz also received the DownBeat Graduate College Outstanding Performance award in the Vocal Jazz Soloist category. Troy Roberts (Perth, Australia), tenor saxophone, received the Downbeat Graduate College Outstanding Performance award in the Instrumental Jazz Soloist category. In the Original Song category, Steve Brickman (Andover, MA) received the Downbeat Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance award for his composition “Mystical Substance.” Also in the Original Song category, Luke Moellman (Saratoga Springs, NY) received the Downbeat Graduate College Outstanding Performance award for his composition “Misguided Melancholia.” Bridget Davis (Chagrin Falls, OH) and Luke Moellman’s ensemble “bridget & luke” received the Downbeat Graduate College Outstanding Performance award in the Blues/Pop/Rock category (Gary Lindsay, director). Luke Moellman also received two additional individual awards: the Downbeat Graduate College Winner award for Engineered Live Recording and the Downbeat Graduate College Winner award for Engineered Studio Recording.

The DownBeat Student Music Awards is an esteemed competition for middle school, high school and college students to showcase their talent and be recognized for their musical skills. Students record their music on a CD and submit it for judging by professional musicians and educators from across the country. Judging criteria is based on musicianship, creativity, improvisation, technique, sound quality and balance, excitement and authority. Awards are given in 15 categories in five different divisions.

Florida's Own Smokestack Lightnin’s Top Ten Blues CDs for the Week & Playlist

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PLAYLIST: Smokestack Lightnin’ on WUCF, 89.9FM, , 05/15/10, 8-11pm
Opening: Smokestack Lightnin’ By The Howlin’ Wolf
DJ: Tommy Thompson
Show #0846(SMOKE_051510) (archieved programs - you can listen anytime!)

Smokestack Lightnin’s Top Ten Blues CDs for the Week
#10 Lucky Peterson/Out Of The Frying Pan/Heart Of Pain/JSP
#9 Pat Travers/Sittin’ On Top Of The World/Covering Clapton: From Cream and Beyond/BBI
#8 Michael Landau & Robben Ford/The Darkness/Renegade Creation/BBI
#7 Guitar Shorty/The Sting/Bare Knuckle/Alligator
#6 Mark Hummel/My Baby’s So Sweet/Retro-Active/Electro Fi
#5 Seasick Steve/Seasick Boogie/Man From Another Time/Atlantic
#4 Nasty Ned/Nothin’ Else Can Taste That Way/Roots 52
#3 Kirk Fletcher/Ain’t No Way /My Turn/Eclecto Groove
#2 Mannish Boys/Those Worries/Shake For Me/Delta Groove
#1 Janiva Magness/Walking In The Sun/The Devil Is An Angel Too/Alligator

Mojo Buford/Mo’s Stroll/State of The Blues/JSP 1989

Hour 1 Bonus

The Bluesmasters & Mickey Thomas/Third Degree/The Bluesmasters featuring Mickey Thomas//Direct Music

The Black Keys
The Black Keys/I Got Mine/Attack & Release/Nonesuch
The Black Keys/Black Door/Magic Potion/Nonesuch
The Black Keys/I’ll Be Your Man/The Big Come Up/Alive
The Black Keys/Grown So Ugly/Rubber Factory/Fat Possum

All New Blues This Week
Tad Robinson/Rained All Night/Back In Style/Severn
Karen Lovely/Still The Rain/Still The Rain/Pretty Pair
Teresa James/A Good Day To Cry/You Know You Love It/Jesi Lu
Cyril Neville & Alan Toussaint/Fortune Teller/The Essential Cyril Neville 1994-2007/MC

New Blues Favorite Tracks
Solomon Burke/It Must Be Love/Nothing’s Impossible/E1 Entertainment
Jason Elmore & The Hoo Doo Witch/All It Does Is Rain/Upside Your Head/Underworld
Back Alley Players/You Make me Crazy/Beyond The Blues/BAP

Kid Ramos/Marion’s Mood/Greasy Kid Stuff/Evidence 2001

Blues By Request
Clarence Gatemouth Brown/There You Are/Man/Verve 1994
Mickey Newbury/House Of Blues/Blue To This Day/Mountain Retreat
James Nick Nixon/No End To The Blues/No End To The Blues/Black Magic
Jubal Kane/Take me To The River/Flying High/self

More All New Blues This Week
Otis Taylor & Moore/Lee & Arnez/Clovis People Vol. 3/Telarc
Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band/Born Bred Corn Fed/The Wages/Side One Dummy
Peter Parcek/The Mathematics of Love/The Mathematics of Love/Redstar
Phil Gates/Addicted To The Blues/Addicted To The Blues/self

New Blues Last Call
Barry Goldberg’s Soul Riot/Like A River/Barry Goldberg’s Soul Riot/Meroke Sky
Colin Linden/Trouble Only Comes In Threes/From The Water/True North
Sean Murphy/It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry/Living The Blues/Vision Wall

Wes Jeans/Boomerang/Live At Music City Texas/self

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hank Jones, Versatile Jazz Pianist, Dies at 91

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Hank Jones, Versatile Jazz Pianist, Dies at 91
Published: May 17, 2010

"Hank Jones, whose self-effacing nature belied his stature as one of the most respected jazz pianists of the postwar era, died Sunday at a hospice in Manhattan. He was 91.

Wendy Oxenhorn, executive director of the Jazz Foundation of America, confirmed Mr. Jones’s death.

Mr. Jones spent much of his career in the background. For three and a half decades he was primarily a sideman, most notably with Ella Fitzgerald; for much of that time he also worked as a studio musician on radio and television.

His fellow musicians admired his imagination, his versatility and his distinctive style, which blended the urbanity and rhythmic drive of the Harlem stride pianists, the dexterity of Art Tatum and the harmonic daring of bebop. (The pianist, composer and conductor AndrĂ© Previn once called Mr. Jones his favorite pianist, “regardless of idiom.”)

But unlike his younger brothers Thad, who played trumpet with Count Basie and was later a co-leader of a celebrated big band, and Elvin, an influential drummer who formed a successful combo after six years with John Coltrane’s innovative quartet, Mr. Jones seemed content to keep a low profile. "

Please follow this link to the complete article in The New York Times:

Also, there is a very well done recent podcast interview with Mr. Jones on NEA's site at:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Guanabanas - Blues is in the mix

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A taste of something different in
Jupiter Florida.

Eclectic music and electric people in an exotic space.

Big Vince & The Phat Cats3-5pm Happy Hour - No Cover
Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Nouveaux Honkies9 – 11 pm - No Cover
Saturday, May 22, 2010

JP Soars & The Red Hots
9 – 11 pm - No Cover
Saturday, June 12, 2010

Guanabanas997 N Highway A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 747-8878

Exit Indiantown Road which is Exit #87 off of I-95 or the only Jupiter exit off Florida’s Turnpike. Take Indiantown Road East over the Intracoastal Bridge and USI all the way to AIA. Turn left on AIA and proceed North 8/10 of a mile. Turn left into Guanabanas for valet parking or proceed one more block North and turn right to park in the Guanabanas public parking lot.

Dinner Hours
5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday until 11pm

5/14 Spred the Dub & Tornado Rider (show at 8pm)
5/15 Big Vince and the Phat Cats & Herbal Krew (CD Release party)
5/19 Rebel Alliance
5/21 Jacob Jeffries Band
5/22 Nouveaux Honkies & Jeff Harding Duo
5/26 Sovereign Vine
5/28 Moska Project
5/29 The Spam Allstars
6/04 Big Vince and the Phat Cats
6/05 Ovni Sound System & Caribbean Club (Happy Hour)
6/06 The B Foundation
6/11 No Ka Oi
6/12 JP Soars & Doug MaCrae Acoustic (Happy Hour)
6/16 B-Liminal & Ballyhoo!
6/18 Almost Joon
6/19 Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
6/25 Scholars Word
6/26 Soul Taxi

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sam Rivers, Florida's avant-garde jazz master to present at TriBeCa PAC in NYC

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Sam Rivers, the Florida octogenarian saxophonist, flutist and pianist who is rightly revered within avant-garde jazz circles, will play with his band on Thursday, May 14, 2010 at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center's Lost Jazz Shrines series. He’ll be recalling the heyday of Studio Rivbea — the downtown loft that he ran in the 1970s — both musically (at 8:30 p.m.) and literally (in a free preshow talk, at 7).

TriBeCa Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 220-1460
$25, students $15


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lou Abbott, Florida jazz & blues percussionist, to participate in Blaine, WA Jazz Festival

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Jazz festival funding, enrollment starts now
Published on Thu, May 13, 2010 by By Tara Nelson

Those wanting to get involved in this year’s annual Blaine Jazz Festival will want to do so now, either by donating or by signing up.

The event is scheduled from July 11 to 17 and is open to high school students of all ages.

Larry and Suzanne Conrad, of the Pacific Arts Association (PAA), which organizes the event, said donations are still needed to make this year’s event successful.

Last year, the PAA spent nearly $92,000 to pay professional musicians from around the country to tutor and perform with local students and offer scholarships to students who may not otherwise be able to afford the cost. A third of that funding came from Blaine’s Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) but the remaining $60,000 was raised through donations.

“This year, the fundraising is especially important because some students, if they can’t get at least a partial scholarship, they won’t be able to attend,” Suzanne said. “We’re hoping to get 100 students this year and many of them will need financial help.”

She added that no other city-sponsored program has the kind of return on their investment as the jazz festival. Last year, for example, 96 students attended the camp and that many of the students’ parents stayed overnight in Blaine and ate meals in local restaurants, she said.

This year’s line-up includes New York Philharmonic bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, of Blaine; percussionist Lou Abbott, of Florida; trombonist Bob Gray, of Blaine; pianist Jon Mutchler, of Blaine; and internationally recognized composer Greg Hopkins, of Massachusetts.

Tuition per student is $300 and registration runs through June. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  Housing and meal fees for the full week are $350 for out-of-town students. Optional private music or vocal lessons are also available for an additional $25 per half-hour.

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Evening concert series concludes 2009/2010 season with South Florida Jazz great Joe Donato

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Moonlight Concert @ The Kampong
Evening concert series concludes 2009/2010 season with South Florida Jazz great Joe Donato

Coconut Grove, FL – The Kampong, the Miami location for the National Tropical Botanical Garden, concludes its first successful season of Moonlight concerts next month with South Florida jazz legend Joe Donato. The last of four highly acclaimed concerts will be held on Saturday, May 15th.; gates open at 8 p.m., and the music begins at 9 p.m. Joe Donato’s unique style and flair with the saxophone and multiple other instruments make him an immensely versatile performer who lights up the stage of any venue with the class and style reminiscent of Big Band days. His long career has taken him around the world on numerous tours and he is practically an institution on the South Florida musical scene. Everyone agrees that he is more than just a talented musician; he is what is referred to as a musician’s musician – widely respected and admired by his peers and generous in sharing the spotlight with his talented ensemble and special guests.

Billing itself as Miami’s newest upscale venue for fine jazz and live music, The Kampong transforms itself into the tropical ultra-chic K Lounge for the evening. The recently added covered pavilion with stage, designed by noted Miami architect Max Strang, provides near-perfect acoustics and is the ideal small setting for the live-music aficionado. “Sitting in the K Lounge, surrounded by lush, fragrant gardens and listening to crickets chirping to the tempo of the amazing music is a sublime experience,” said Vivianne Swietelsky, Kampong Fellow and Chair of the Moonlight Concert committee. “We envisioned creating a special venue, where locals and visitors to Miami could enjoy top-quality live performances in an exquisite ambiance while becoming more acquainted with the beauty of The Kampong and all that it has to offer. I believe that we have succeeded”, she added.

The Moonlight Concert @ The Kampong series at the K Lounge has been warmly welcomed as a noteworthy addition to Miami’s musical scene, both by audiences and by the excellent musicians who have loved performing there to eclectic, appreciative audiences. “The Kampong's ‘K Lounge’ is one of the most enjoyable listening experiences in Miami,” said renowned jazz pianist Shelly Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. “When you combine the incomparable atmosphere of the Kampong, the music of great artists, the wonderful acoustics of the venue, and the intimacy of the experience, it adds up to a very special evening”, he added. Dean Berg, who, along with acclaimed vocalist Carmen Bradford, was featured at the memorable opening night concert last November said that he looks forward to returning to the K Lounge with Ms. Bradford during the 2010/2011 season.

In addition to series sponsor Steinway and Sons of Coral Gables, The Kampong is pleased to announce its newest partner, GREY GOOSE Vodka. Three seating categories are available, and all ticket prices include cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka. Guests seated in the prime K Lounge seating area will be treated to a very special GREY GOOSE tableside “mixology” experience featuring custom-made artisanal cocktails.

“We’ve enjoyed bringing a new and diverse audience to The Kampong, sharing great music in a great setting, and establishing new relationships brought about by the Moonlight concert series,” said Ann Parsons, Director of The Kampong. “We are grateful to our sponsors, Steinway and Sons and GREY GOOSE Vodka, as well as to the many wonderful community volunteers for their help in making this series possible,” Ms. Parsons, added.

Proceeds from Moonlight Concerts @ The Kampong are used to support The Kampong living collections and educational programs.

Tickets are available by calling The Kampong at 305.442.7169 or online at

"The Kampong's 'K Lounge' is one of the most enjoyable listening experiences in Miami. When you combine the incomparable atmosphere of the Kampong, the music of great artists, the wonderful acoustics of the venue, and the intimacy of the experience, it adds up to a very special evening."

- Jazz pianist Shelly Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

The Kampong, located on Biscayne Bay in the heart of Coconut Grove, is one of five tropical gardens and three preserves of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. NTBG is a not-for-profit institution.

New Florida Music - Federico Britos' VOYAGE

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Federico Britos

Audio CD (April 27, 2010)
Original Release Date: 2010
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Sunny Side Records
ASIN: B003B2B5J4


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Central Florida's Spring Blues Escape - Blues & Wine in Mt. Dora May 21-23, 2010

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Gearing up for the Mount Dora Blues & Wine Festival
— May 21st, 22nd, 23rd —

The 2nd Annual Blues and Wine Festival is just around the corner — Friday, May 21st, Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd at the historic Lakeside Inn downtown Mount Dora. Ticket sales have been very good and we are expecting a record crowd!

The Festival has added a Blues Brothers Contest for Friday night — bring your costume & “air guitar” and be ready to hit the stage! T Scott Walker and the Nightly Blues Band will play Friday night and back up the contest entrants.

The 3-day music line-up includes headliners Beautiful Bobby Blackmon and Miss Jacqueline Jones, along with Shaun Rounds, Apple Mary’s Blues, Selwyn Birchwood & Deuces Wild with guest R. J. Harmon, T Scott TropRockers Blues Band, Rent Money Blues Band (will be doing a jam on Sunday). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sit back and relax — rain or shine!

The Lakeside Inn Tea Garden is the place to be for the wine tasting on Saturday from 3 - 5 pm — included in your ticket price. Sample premiere wines from national vineyards and local wine sellers.

Three-Day Event Tickets $48 in advance! Ticket prices at the door — Friday night Welcome Party and Blues Brothers Contest tickets are $8 (5-8pm); Saturday $36 (3-9 pm); and Sunday $12 (noon-3pm).

Tickets and details available on-line at Two
night lodging packages available at the Lakeside Inn — call 800.972.7175 or visit For more information on tickets, musicians and sponsorships call T Scott Walker Productions at 352-728-5250.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Selwyn Birchwood & Deuces Wild play Mount Dora Blues & Wine Festival May 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2010

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Selwyn Birchwood stumbled upon the Blues at age seventeen while attending a Buddy Guy concert in Orlando. After witnessing the raw energy and power the music created first hand, he decided it was what he wanted to pursue. He has spent the years since then trying to hone his skill to convey the same intensity and feeling of the blues greats. After seeing him perform in a local club, Texas Bluesman Sonny Rhodes offered him the chance to hit the road and tour nationally. Selwyn quickly took advan­tage of the opportunity and has frequently toured with his blues mentor across the U.S. and Canada at many premiere venues including: “Terra Blues” in New York City, “Big Muddy Blues Festival” in St. Louis, “Beltline Blues Fest” in Calgary, Alberta, and “Buddy Guy’s Legends” in Chicago. Selwyn is backed by a rock­solid rhythm section that is as bluesy as it gets. Auggie Antoine (Bass) was a regular at Kingsnake Re­cords in Sanford, Fl. In its heyday Kingsnake turned out records for many notable art­ists including Ace Moreland, Rufus Thomas, and Kenny Neal. The band also fea­tures Dave Scitney (Drums) who adds his own style keeping the pulse of their unique brand of swampy Florida Blues. They will appear on Sunday at noon.

Three­ Day Event Tickets $48 in advance.
Saturday tickets at the door $36, Sunday tickets at the door $12, and Friday night
Welcome Party and Blues Brothers Contest tickets are $8.
Saturday festivities from 3-9pm and Sunday from Noon - ­4.

The wine tasting will be held on Saturday from 3 -5 pm and is included in your ticket price. Sample premiere wines from vineyards and local wine sellers from booths in the Lakeside Inn Tea Garden.

Tickets and details available on­line at For the Lakeside Inn 2­ Night Blues & Wine Package which includes two 3­ Day Tickets, Dinner for Two and Gourmet Breakfast each morning call 800.972.7175 or visit www.lakeside­ For more information on tickets, musicians and sponsorships call T Scott Walker Productions at 352-­728­5250.

Diogo Brown & The Funk Jazz Brazilian Group to play JAZID in Miami Beach May 11

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Jazid1342 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

10:30pm, May 11, 2010

Diogo Brown
& The Funk Jazz Brazilian Group
w/ Brian Wolfe, Max Farber, Aaron Lebos and Goran Rista.

“Diogo Brown has put together this group to bring not only the music of Brazil to Jazid, but also to bring the spirit of originality through the talented and interpretive minds of some of the best players in Miami to the audience. Be there and experience it.”
Charlie Boyer, Owner & Publisher, JazzBluesFlorida

Brown Sugar Music inc.
Diogo Brown
and Musical Producer

Legendary jazz singer Lena Horne dies at 92

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Barrier-breaking jazz star Lena Horne dies at 92

By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her plaintive, signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Smokestack Lightnin’s Top Ten Blues CDs & Playlist for The Week Ending 5/8/10

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PLAYLIST: Smokestack Lightnin’ on WUCF, 89.9FM, Orlando, Florida, 05/08/10, 8-11pm Opening: Smokestack Lightnin’ by The Howlin’ Wolf DJ: Marv R Show#0845(SMOKE_050810)

Smokestack Lightnin’s Top Ten Blues CDs for The Week

#10 Joe Bonamassa/I Know A Place [john hiatt]/Black Rock/J&R Adventures
#9 Guitar Shorty/True Lies/Bare Knuckle/Alligator
#8 Mark Hummel/Honey Bee Blues/Retro-Active/Electro Fi
#7 The Holmes Brothers/Dark Cloud/Feed My Soul/Alligator
#6 Janiva Magness/Slipped Tripped And Fell In Love/The Devil Is An Angel Too/Alligator
#5 Nasty Ned/Love Me Deep/Roots 52/American Showplace
#4 Seasick Steve/Never Go West/Man From Another Time/Atlantic
#3 Nick Moss/She’s So Fine (Born Blind)/Privileged/Blue Bella
#2 Kirk Fletcher/Congo Square/My Turn/Eclecto Groove
#1 The Mannish Boys/Last Night/Shake For Me/Delta Groove

All New Blues This Week

Ron Tanski/Where Were You When I Was Still Cheatin’?/Dragged You Down/self
Jonny Lang/Give Me Up Again/Live At The Ryman/Concord
Michael Landau & Robben Ford/The Darkness/Renegade Creation/BBI

New Blues Collections

Leslie West/Blues Before Sunrise/Covering Clapton:From Cream & Beyond/BBI
Six String Theory Featuring Joe Bonamassa/Give Me A Good Reason/Blues Playlist/Concord
Stoney Curtis Band/Blues Without You/Blues Bureau’s Slow Jams Vol. 1/BBI

More All New Blues

Lucky Peterson/Brown Can’t Be Bad/Heart of Pain/JSP
Shakura S’Aida/This Is Not A Love Song/Brown Sugar/Ruf
Jo Buddy/Tina Mae/Everything’s Gonna Be Alright/Ram-Bam
Deborah Coleman/The River Wild/What About Love?/Telarc 2004

All New Blues Live

Wolfpin/Remember/Remember/Sonic Rendezvous
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower/Politician/Seven Moons Live/Ruf
Jeff Chaz/New Car Smell/Live In New Orleans/JCP
Chris Duarte/Baddness/Something Old, Something New,Something Borrowed, All Things Blue/BBI

New Blues Last Call

Sean Chambers/You’re Gonna Miss Me/Teb ‘Til Midnight/Blue Beat
Woodbrain/Shake ‘Em On Down/Swimming In Turpentine/Yellow Dog
Levee Town/You Nean/Leveee Town
Corey Harris/Blues/
Lil Aaron/Last Night/Lil Aaron Remembers The Last Employee/Quinn
Long John Hunter/Beggar Man/Looking For A Party/Blues Express


Matthew Stubbs/Sleepy Eyes/Medford & Main/Blue Bella

Sunday, May 9, 2010


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Poor Elijah is Comin' Home to Atlanta for One Night Only
Friday, June 18, 2009 7pm 7Stages

The Poor Elijah Fund for Musicians in Need inc. will be holding their first Charity concert at 7pm on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7Stages Theater on Euclid Ave.

The Concert will Feature: Bonnie Bramlett, Diane Durrett, Richard Bicknell, Pat Terry, Burn and The Mike Delaney Project! Tickets are on Sale on the Web at: $35 in Advance and $40 at the door on the day of the show. Only 200 tickets will be sold!

The Poor Elijah Fund for Musicians in Need inc. was founded by Michele Bramlett (the eldest daughter of Delaney Bramlett) along with her sisters and friend M.A D'Arrigo earlier this year to raise funds for young musicians. Specifically the Fund works to raise both funds and alternative resources for musicians who would otherwise
slip through the cracks of the Music Industry. Their Mission Statement reads as follows:
The Poor Elijah Fund For Musicians in Need (PEFMN) was created to fill the giant gap between “Celebrity” musicians' funding and healthcare and the average musician living in the U.S.. PEFMN have used many of the beliefs and tenets of our friend, father and musical hero Delaney Bramlett as an example for how we can help other people in need. We feel that all musicians should have the same qualities of life as people
with regular jobs. The problem is that musicians are not insured by their employer as that, that employer may change 7 nights a week. Musicians may go weeks or even months without a regular paycheck, and yes they could go out and get a 9-5er, but that might prevent them from writing the next big hit.

The programs that currently exist to help musicians in need are few and far between. In many cases the waiting lists just to enter in the process can take weeks or even months, or there are qualifying conditions attached that exclude younger or new musicians. PEFMN plans on trying to offset some of this problem by offering a streamlined approach to the needs of each case; tailored to each musicians needs.
The corporation will also endeavor to create musical educational programs for the poor. PEFMN and it's Board of Directors have relationships with many Public and Private Schools throughout the country.

PEFMN plans on using those relationships to help fund and promote Musical education in our schools. PEFMN agrees strongly with the statistics that state that Musical Education helps students improve in every other subject matter. As that it not only helps to develop creativity and self esteem, but also good communication and reading skills; not to mention that music is entirely guided by Mathematics.

The long and short term plan is to raise monies through the production and promotion of charitable musical events, DVDs, CDs and any other such fund-raising that are permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Once all corporation costs are met; the remaining monies raised will go directly to musicians and or family members of musicians who are in need of financial assistance due to debts (public or
private), medical needs or musical production.

The Poor Elijah Fund for Musicians in Need Inc
1000 Mclendon Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30033

Saturday, May 8, 2010

2010 Blues Music Award Winners Announced in Memphis

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2010 Blues Music Award Winners:

Acoustic Album of the Year
David Maxwell & Louisiana Red - You Got to Move

Acoustic Artist of the Year
Louisiana Red

Album of the Year
Joe Louis Walker
Between a Rock and the Blues

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Tommy Castro

Band of the Year
Tommy Castro Band

Best New Artist Debut
Monkey Junk
Tiger in your Tank

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Tommy Castro
Hard Believer

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Ruthie Foster

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Tommy Castro

Delmark Records
It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends

Historical Album of the Year
Chess -Authorized Bootleg (Muddy Waters)

Bob Stroger

Cedric Burnside

Derek Trucks

Jason Ricci

Deanna Bogart

Buckwheat Zydeco (accordion)

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Eden Brent

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Derek Trucks Band
Already Free

Song of the Year
Cyril Neville & Mike Zito
'Pearl River' (Pearl River--Mike Zito)

Soul Blues Album of the Year
Johnny Rawls
Ace Of Spades

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Super Chikan

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
Debbie Davies

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
Duke Robillard



Marathon Party Featured Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Buddy Guy, and Performances by Tommy Castro, Eden Brent & Monkey Junk And Others

[Memphis, TN, May 7, 2010] The Blues Foundation has done it again. The party of the year for Blues music has once again left its mark on Memphis with a two-day marathon event, kicking off on Wednesday with this year's induction ceremony for the Blues Hall of Fame, and culminating last night with a seven plus hour celebration of the Blues Music Awards. Presented by The Gibson Foundation, the Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists, and are voted on by fellow performers, industry representatives, and fans from around the globe who are members of The Blues Foundation.

This year, the awards ceremony honored winners in 26 categories, presented by some of the most influential members of the Blues community, including artist Mickey Thomas, Washington Blues Society President Eric Steiner, Blues Foundation board member Steve Bryson, and Nashville Blues Society charter member Kathy Bolmer.

This year's big winner was Tommy Castro, named the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and collecting a total of four awards, in all four categories in which he was nominated including Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Bonnie Raitt - an inductee in this year's Blues Hall of Fame - presented Buddy Guy with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also presenting at last night's ceremony was Koko Taylor's daughter, Cookie Taylor, to present the renamed Koko Taylor Award (formerly Best Traditional Female Artist) to its first-ever recipient, Blues guitarist Debbie Davies, whose album Holdin' Court was released last fall.

Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins was on hand to present his namesake Piano Player Award to this year's winner Eden Brent, recipient of two 2009 Blues Music Awards and winner of the 2006 Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge.

Joe Louis Walker, who received the most nominations this year with a total of five, received one for Album of the Year for his Between a Rock and the Blues album release.

Of this year's event, The Blues Foundation Executive Director Jay Sieleman said, "There is a great vibe to this event but the real secret is not a secret at all-great music by performer after performer."

Kicking off the two-day event on Wednesday night, a committee of scholars, record producers, radio programmers, and historians inducted the following performers into the Blues Hall of Fame: Louisiana-born, Chicago-based bluesman Lonnie Brooks, highly-esteemed blues singer and harpist Charlie Musselwhite and singer, songwriter, guitarist and social activist Bonnie Raitt. The Blues Hall of Fame committee is chaired by Jim O'Neal, founding editor of Living Blues.

The Blues Music Awards brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. The presenting sponsor is The Gibson Foundation and the sustaining sponsor is BMI. Additional 2010 BMA sponsors include ArtsMemphis, band Village, Casey Family Programs, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, I55 Productions, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

For those who were unable to attend this epic event in Memphis, The Blues Foundation will make The Blues Music Awards ceremony available on DVD later this year. As with the DVD releases of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 ceremonies, the 2010 edition will include all the evening's winners and performances on one memorable disc. For more information, visit

The Blues Foundation is Memphis-based, but world-renown as the organization dedicated to preserving our blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, the Foundation has 3500 individual members and 185 affiliated local blues societies representing another 50,000 fans and professionals around the world. Its signature honors and events --the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards-- make it the international center of blues music. Its HART Fund provides the blues community with medical assistance while its Sound Healthcare program offers musicians health insurance access. The Blues Foundation's Blues in the Schools programs and Generation Blues scholarships expose new generations to blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Longtime Florida jazz bandleader Mike Arena gone at age 82

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The Blog with Jim Abbott
Orlando Sentinel
"For more than 30 years, Mike Arena’s dedication to big-band jazz offered an outlet for experienced players and inspiration for young emerging musicians in the community-minded Altamonte Jazz Ensemble.

Arena, who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday at age 82, is being remembered as an unparalled force with limitless enthusiasm for jazz."
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Matt "Guitar" Murphy LIVE in Davie, Florida on May 12th, 2010

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Hello Everyone!
This is going to be one of those shows that you will be talking about for a long time to come. It is going to be a "I remember seeing MGM out in Davie a small club." type thing, because he is going back on the international touring circuit and you won't see him up close and personal after that gets going.
Hope you get the experience,

Matt "Guitar" Murphyat Big Dawgs 2
7357 Davie Road Ext., Davie FL 33024
$5, 7pm, May 12, 2010
Backed up by JC Crossfire Band & One Night Stan's horn section The Hollywood Horns

Murphy has been living in South Miami since 2003 while recuperating in semi-retirement. In 2008 Tim O’Donnell from The Nouveaux Honkies coaxed Matt out to perform at a festival in Fellsmere, Florida. Since then Matt has performed with TNH at many venues throughout South Florida. O’Donnell’s label, Bluzpik Rekerdz, stepped up to put a booking agent and management in place and starting taping a Matt Murphy documentary which will finish filming at the Daytona Blues Festival on October 9, 2010.

Bluzpik President and Director of Artist Relations Leo Gale states, “It has been quite a unique experience working with a living legend and old school guitarist. There are always plenty of Blues Brothers fans at the shows and that is fun. But the real thrill for me is to watch the guitarists and other musicians in the crowd stand in awe with their mouths open. Matt has influenced generations of guitarists from Hubert Sumlin in the 50’s and Jeff Beck in the 60’s to future stars on the way up like Albert Castiglia and Tim O’Donnell. Mr. Murphy is healthy again, playing tremendously, looking forward to performing at big festivals and getting back into the studio."

Known by millions from his role as guitarist in the smash movie “The Blues Brothers”, Matt “Guitar” Murphy is doing a final show locally before completing his comeback at the Chicago Blues Festival in June with his former band mate James Cotton. Matt is performing at major Blues Festivals this summer and fall for the first time since suffering a stroke in the early part of the decade. He will be performing with the James Cotton Band, The Legends Band featuring Pine Top Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and Willie “Big “ Eyes, and his Florida based band The Nouveaux Honkies over the summer and into 2011.

The May 12th show will kick off @ 8PM at Big Dawgs 2, 7357 Davie Road Extension in Davie Florida.

Call for reservations 954-272-3294

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Jazz & Blues Florida

GA's First Annual Southeastern Blues Bash & Chili Cookoff May 8, 2010

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The First Annual Southeastern Blues Bash & Chili Cookoff is Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00pm May 8th 2010 at the Grand Slam Event Center, 525 Muddy Lane, Thomasville, Georgia 31792 - a chili and Blues connoisseur’s delight! Advance tickets are $5.00 and available at Redemption Ministries Inc. (a tax-exempt 501c3 organization) 814 W. Jackson Street, Thomasville Georgia 31792, (229) 228-6888. This family-friendly event includes; a delicious chili cookoff, inspired world class Blues music, a chili-propelled 5K run, a chili dog (canine) beauty pageant, and a whole lot more! All proceeds go to Redemption Ministries Inc. programs that benefit people in need throughout Thomas, Grady, Mitchell, Colquitt and Worth Counties in Southwest Georgia.

The chili cookoff is 10:00am to 12:30pm May 8th. Please contact Redemption Ministries Inc., 814 W. Jackson St., Thomasville. Georgia 31792, (229) 228-6888, or visit for information on how to enter your tasty chili now. This is an International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned cookoff event.

• General Event ~ Graham; (229) 228-6888
• Chili Cookoff ~ Paige (229) 224-3179
• Blues Music ~ Randall (850) 933-33355

BLUES ENTERTAINMENT Lineup (12:30pm-9:00pm Saturday May 8th):

12:30pm-1:00pm DUO Justin Willis & Gregory Teasley
1:00pm-2:00pm BAND Sarah Mac Band
2:00pm-2:30pm SOLO Royce Lovett
2:30pm-3:30pm BAND Swinging Harpoon Blues Band
3:30pm-4:00pm SOLO Veronika Jackson
4:00pm-5:00pm BAND Blue Mule
5:00pm-5:30pm SOLO Royce Lovett
5:30pm-7:00pm BAND Big Daddy & Red Hot Java
7:00PM-7:30PM SOLO Veronika Jackson
7:30pm-9:00pm BAND Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots

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Rose Max Caps JAMS Season

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Rose Max & Ramatis came to West Palm Beach to close the season for The Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach (JAMS) this past Tuesday and what a fantastic performance! The great Federico Britos joined them with his violin, Diogo Brown provided the up-right/not-uptight sounds, and Goran Rista was on the drums. Closing the season with a packed house is always a great way to head into the summer, and Rose certainly made sure the patrons were sent out in style and sophistication. If you missed this show, the journey to Miami to see them should be put on your to-do list...they are in demand and perform often, as well they should....Makes me want to fly down to Rio, for sure!

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