Monday, January 31, 2011

Florida's own Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for January 2011

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Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for January 2011
From the New Blues Music Capital of the American South - Orlando Florida
This show is currently web-casting for your listening pleasure (Show#0883– recorded 01/29/2011).  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.
#25 Lance Lopez/So Alone/Salvation From Sundown/MIG
#24 Matt Hill/When I Get Drunk/On The Floor/Deep Fryed
#23 Chris Cain/Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Better Day/So Many Miles/Blue Rockit
#22 Brent/Beyond My Broken Dreams/Ain’t Got No Troubles/Yellow Dog
#21 Bill The Sauce Boss Wharton/Rusty Blues/Hot N Heavy/self
#20 Sugaray/I Sing The Blues/Blind Alley/self
#19 Hill Country Revue/Goin’ Down/Zebra Ranch/Razor & Tie
#18 Eric Clapton/Hard Time Blues/Clapton/Reprise
#17 John Mayer Trio/Ain’t No Sunshine/Crossroads: The Eric Clapton Guitar Festival 2010 Disc 1/Reprise
#16 Kenny Shepherd-Hubert Sumlin- Lee/Rockin’ Daddy/Live In Chicago/Roadrunner
#15  Joe Bonamassa/Your Funeral, My Trial/Live from the Royal Albert Hall/J&R Adventures
#14 Omar Coleman/Mojo Hand/ Stomp/Honeybee
#13 Biscuit Miller/Butter Up My Blues/Blues With A Smile/BlueBass
#12 W.T. Feaster/Wish You Well/Wish You Well/self
#11 Reverend Raven & His Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys/Just Count The Days/Shake Your Boogie/Nevermore
#10 Jim Byrnes/Hot As A Pistol/Everywhere West/Black Hen
#9 Chris O’Leary/Water’s Risin’/Mr. Used To Be/Vizztone
#8 Roomful Of Blues/Ain’t Nothin’ Happenin’/Hook Line & Sinker/Alligator
#7 Chris Antonik/Double Trouble/Chris Antonik/self
#6 Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings/When Your Mule Won’t Ride/That’s The Way You Do/Delmark
#5 Slim & The Igor Prado Band/Bloodshot Eyes/Brazilian Kicks/Delta Groove
#4 Chris and 100% Blues/Testify/The Devil/My Guitar & Me/Silverbridge
#3 Paul Oscher/Rock Me/Bet On The Blues/Blues Fidelity
#2 Buddy Guy/Guess What/Living Proof/Silvertone
#1 Homemade Jamz Blues Band/The Game/The Game/self

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Florida Blues Musician & Radio Program Host Marty Scott Dies at Age 59

Marty Scott, a blues musician and host of the Sunday evening Blues Cruise radio show on WFCF, died at his home by the St. Johns River on Saturday. He was 59.

The cause of death is unknown, but friends say Scott suffered from some health problems, including strokes.
Scott worked as a volunteer DJ at WFCF for 16 years, said Daniel McCook, station manager of WFCF, located in Flagler College.

See Full Article HERE

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

DrummersOnly In Port St. Lucie Florida Offers Percussion Ensemble Sessions

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DrummersOnly is starting their Spring Semester  middle school Percussion Ensemble (6th – 9th grades ) on  Thursday February 17th 2011. The sessions will occur each week on Thursdays from 6PM to 7:30PM  at Drummersonly Drum Shop 1532 SE Village Green Dr.   Port St Lucie  FL   34952  772-337-4002.

They will be learning some really terrific Percussion Ensemble pieces.   Beginning thru intermediate players are welcome.  (FBA Grades 1-3 ) will be covered.  

This is a great way to get students to perform  new and exciting music in ways they normally would not be exposed to.  

All Instruments are provided by Drummersonly, so students only need to bring their Sticks and Mallets.

The fee to participate  is   $ 25.00  per month ( four to five sessions )   It is FREE to Drummersonly Students.  

Attention Band Directors and Music Teachers:   Please forward to all your percussion students and Recommend motivated students to apply to this program.

There will be a concert at the end of the school year.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jazz & Blues Florida - WWWBTW for Concerts & Clubs

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?: 
To view this as a webpage on our site with hundreds of other listings CLICK HERE
Sunday, Jan 23:
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:  The Nouveaux Honkies
  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band & Special Guests (6-10pm)
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam  (4-8pm)
  • Cheers, Ft. Lauderdale: Bill Cerny
  • 264 The Grill, Palm Beach: Susan Merritt Trio Jazz Party
Monday, Jan 24: 
  • Charlie Horse: 2426 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470 (352)622-4050 7-11pm, Every Mon: Blues Jam
  • Djon’s Steak & Lobster House, Melbourne Beach: John Ryan solo piano
  • Mister Tony's, Palm Bay: Jazz Jam Every Monday: Hosted by guitarist Chuck Van Riper w/ pianist Carl Hendrix and bassist Ron Pirtle
  • Why Not Lounge - Clarion Inn & Conf. Center, Altamonte Springs: UCF Student Jazz Nite.
  • St. Andrews Luthern Church, Port St. Lucie: Davis & Dow w/ The Jim Van Voorheis Trio
Tuesday, Jan 25:
  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward  hosting Bryan Lee!
  • Red Bar: 70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 (850)231-1008 7-10pm, Every Tue: Red Bar Jazz Band; 7-11pm, Every Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat: Red Bar Jazz Band
  • Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach:  JAMS (Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach) Presents NORMAN SIMMONS (January 2011 Jazz & Blues Florida Online Edition Feature) TRIO Feat HOUSTON PERSON and Danny Burger on drums
Wednesday, Jan 26:
  • JolliMon’s Grill, Dunedin: Jimmy Griswold Blues Jam 
  • Los Antojitos Restaurant, Panama City: Suzanne Stewart-McDowell
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Dana Paul w/ Danny Burger
Thursday, Jan 27:

  • Bonefish Gill, Tampa: The Mars Trio
Friday, Jan 28:
Saturday, January 29:
Sunday, Jan 30:
Monday, Jan 31:
* New Listings of the Week:  
  • Edison Restaurant: 2011 3583 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers FL 33901 6-10pm, Feb 12: Father Al & The Jazz Congregation.
  • Freddie Rebel's: 5310 Shirley Street, Naples FL 34109 (239)597-3333 Jan 26: Expandable Jazz Band; Feb 9: Expandable Jazz Band; Feb 23: Expandable Jazz Band
* New Florida Music:
  • Valeria Proano's Retrato en Blanco Y Negro 
New Club Photos Please check out our Facebook photo albums.  This week we show you what JW Jones was up to at Boston's on the Beach's Blue Tuesday and the big night out for everyone that went to the Tommy Castro show at The Orange Door, and The Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin' Alter Boys at Chef John's.

* News items covered in this past week's JAZZ BLUES FLORIDA BLOG:  
  • Port St. Lucie Florida Drum Shop Hosts Clinic w/ Duane Norman
  • Miami Florida's Brazilian Carnival Ball 2011 - Feb 12
  • Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 30 Blues CDs for 2010

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Republican Spending Reduction Act of 2011 to Cut Public Radio, Endowment of The Arts & Humanities

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Spending Reduction Act of 2011 January 2011 The Spending Reduction Act of 2011 reduces federal spending by $2.5 trillion over ten years. The bill will specifically hold FY 2011 non-security discretionary spending to FY 08 levels, hold non-defense discretionary spending to FY 06 levels thereafter for the rest of the ten-year budget window (the same level as in effect during the last year of GOP control of the Congress), and include more than 100 other program eliminations or savings proposals, consisting of proposals from the RSC Sunset Caucus, YouCut, or past RSC budgets. To cosponsor or for more information, contact Overview FY 2011 CR Amendment: Replace the spending levels in the FY 2011 continuing resolution (CR) with non-defense, non-homeland security, non-veterans spending at FY 2008 levels. The legislation will further prohibit any FY 2011 funding from being used to carry out any provision of the Democrat government takeover of health care, or to defend the health care law against any lawsuit challenging any provision of the act. $80 billion savings. Discretionary Spending Limit, FY 2012-2021: Eliminate automatic increases for inflation from CBO baseline projections for future discretionary appropriations. Further, impose discretionary spending limits through 2021 at 2006 levels on the non-defense portion of the discretionary budget. $2.29 trillion savings over ten years. Federal Workforce Reforms: Eliminate automatic pay increases for civilian federal workers for five years. Additionally, cut the civilian workforce by a total of 15 percent through attrition. Allow the hiring of only one new worker for every two workers who leave federal employment until the reduction target has been met. (Savings included in above discretionary savings figure). "Stimulus" Repeal: Eliminate all remaining "stimulus" funding. $45 billion total savings. Eliminate federal control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. $30 billion total savings. Repeal the Medicaid FMAP increase in the "State Bailout" (Senate amendments to S. 1586). $16.1 billion total savings. More than 100 specific program eliminations and spending reductions listed below: $330 billion savings over ten years (included in above discretionary savings figure). Additional Program Eliminations/Spending Reforms Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings. Save America’s Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings. International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annual savings. Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings. National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings. National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings. Hope VI Program. $250 million annual savings. Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings. Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually. U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings. Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings. Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings. John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings. Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings. Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings. Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings. Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings. Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings. Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings. Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings. Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings. Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings. New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings. Exchange Programs for Alaska, Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts. $9 million annual savings. Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings. Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings. Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings. Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings. Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings. Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings. FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings. Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings. Economic Assistance to Egypt. $250 million annually. U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings. General Assistance to District of Columbia. $210 million annual savings. Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings. Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years. No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings. End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services. Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually. IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years. Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings. Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years. Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings. Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings. Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings. Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings. USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings. Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings. Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings. Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings. Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings. HUD Ph.D. Program.

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Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Port St. Lucie Florida Drum Shop Hosts Clinic w/ Duane Norman March 23, 2011

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Drummersonly Drum Shop
will be hosting a

The Clinic will be held March 23rd  2011 at 7PM  
1532 SE Village Green Dr.
Port Saint Lucie,    FL   34952

Duane Norman is based out of Nashville TN 
and performs with numerous artists and musicians.
He has performed with :
The Temptations
The Inkspots
Don Rickles
The Smothers Brothers
Little Anthony and the Imperials
The Platters
The Coasters
The Drifters
Ben E King
American Jazz Philharmonic
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
California Consort Orchestra
Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Louisville Symphony Orchestra
Eddie Harris
Larry Gatlin
Crystal Gayle
Lorretta Lynn
Barbara Mandrell
Boots Randolph, and  many more.
        This is going to be a terrific clinic you would not want to miss……

Mark you calanders  and watch for updates.

PS…..  there will be prizes and give aways  from our  endorsers,
  Gretsch,  Vic Firth, Bosphorus, Evans, Gibraltar and Kickport

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Miami Florida's Brazilian Carnival Ball 2011 - Feb. 12 at Biscayne Blvd Hilton Hotel

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 10pm
Brazilian Carnival Ball XII
1601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami FL 33132
(305) 374-0000

Tickets: (954)450-1772

A Paula Gualano Production

Monday, January 17, 2011

Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 30 Blues CDs for 2010

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From the New Blues Music Capital of the American South, Orlando FL!

#30 Nasty Ned/Standin’ Around Cryin’[muddy waters]/Roots 52/American Showplace
#29 Joe Louis Walker & Mike Finnigan/Slow Down GTO/Live on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise/Stony Plain
#28 Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith & John Primer/Cut That Out/Joined At The Hip/Telarc
#27 Rick Derringer/Hideaway 1962 [freddy king]/Three Kings Of The Blues/BBI
#26 Sonny Landreth/Swamp Stomp/Louisiana Swamp Stomp/Honeybee
#25 Rob Blaine/Same Old Blues [don nix]/Big Otis Blues/Swississippi
#24 Solomon Burke/Oh, What A Feeling/Nothing’s Impossible/E1
#23 The Holmes Brothers/You’re The Kind Of Trouble/Feed My Soul/Alligator
#22 Chris Harper & Jimmy Burns/Next Time You See Me/Four Aces & A Harp/Swississippi
#21 Daddy Mack Blues Band/Long Hard Road/Bluesfinger/Inside Sounds
#20 Alabama Mike/Stop Putting Me On/Tailor Made Blues/Juke House
#19 Gary U.S. Bonds/I’m Gone/Let Them Talk/GLA
#18 Elvin Bishop/Red Dog Speaks/Red Dog Speaks/Delta Groove
#17 Cash Box Kings/Hard Days Blues/I 94 Blues/Blue Bella
#16 Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King/Out Of Body, Out Of Mind/Have Blues Will Travel/Alligator
#15 Cyndi Lauper/Don’t Cry No More/Memphis Blues/Mercer St.
#14 Jimmie Vaughan/Just A Little Bit/Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites/Shout Factory
#13 Joe Bonamassa & B.B. King/Night Life [willie nelson]/Black Rock/J&R Adventures
#12 The Black Keys/Tighten Up/Brothers/Nonesuch
#11 Janiva Magness/Walkin’ In The Sun/The Devil Is An Angel Too/Alligator
#10 Eric Gales/When You’ve Got No Place To Go/Relentless/BBI
#9 Steve Miller Band/Who’s Been Talkin’/Bingo/Space Cowboy
#8 Buddy Guy & B.B. King/Stay Around A Little Longer/Living Proof/Silvertone
#7 Magic Slim & The Teardrops/Sunny Road Blues/Raising The Bar/Blind Pig
#6 John Nemeth/Home In Your Heart/Name The Day/Blind Pig
#5 Duke Robillard/Rhode Island Red Rooster/Passport To The Blues/Stony Plain
#4 Claude Hay/On Hold/Deep Fried Satisfied/self
#3 Guitar Shorty/Betrayed/Bare Knuckle/Alligator
#2 Seasick Steve/Big Green & Yeller/Man From Another Time/Atlantic
#1 Mannish Boys, Finis Tasby & Rod Piazza/Last Night/Shake For Me/Delta Groove
#1 Mannish Boys, Bobby Jones & Kirk Fletcher/Hey Now/Shake For Me/Delta Groove
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jazz & Blues Florida WWWBTW posted

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?: 
To view as web page CLICK HERE
Sunday, Jan 16:
  • VFW Post 4781, Ocala: Ocala Jazz Society Jam, 2-5pm
  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band & Special Guests (6-10pm)
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam  (4-8pm)
  • Cheers, Ft. Lauderdale: Bill Cerny
  • 264 The Grill, Palm Beach: Susan Merritt Trio Jazz Party
Monday, Jan 17:
  • Charlie Horse, Ocala: Blues Jam
  • Djon’s Steak & Lobster House, Melbourne Beach: John Ryan solo piano
Tuesday, Jan 18:
  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward  hosting JW Jones Blues Band of Ottawa CA.
  • North County Courthouse: Divorce Court (11am show)
  • Red Bar: 70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 (850)231-1008 7-10pm, Every Tue: Red Bar Jazz Band; 7-11pm, Every Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat: Red Bar Jazz Band
Wednesday, Jan 19:
  • JolliMon’s Grill, Dunedin: Jimmy Griswold Blues Jam 
  • Los Antojitos Restaurant, Panama City: Suzanne Stewart-McDowell
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Joe Donato w/ Danny Burger
Thursday, Jan 20:
  • Little Bar Restaurant, Goodland: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys (January 2011 Jazz & Blues Florida Online Edition Feature)

  • Centennial Square, West Palm Beach: Mitch Woods Rockett 88s

  • OM Bar & Chill Lounge, New Smyrna Beach: Tommy Castro (January 2011 Jazz & Blues Florida Online Edition Feature)
Friday, Jan 21:
Saturday, January 22:
Sunday, Jan 23:
  • Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach: Doug Carn & Jean Carn Reunion (January 2011 Jazz & Blues Florida Online Edition Feature)
  • Chef John's New American Bistro & Blues Bar, Jupiter: Sunday Blues Jams returns w/ Bobby Nathan at 8pm
  • Gatorz Bar & Grill, Port Charlotte: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys (January 2011 Jazz & Blues Florida Online Edition Feature).
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:  The Nouveaux Honkies
  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band & Special Guests (6-10pm)
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam  (4-8pm)
  • Web Listening Night: Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER, 6-11pm Central Time, at   
Monday, Jan 24:
Tuesday, Jan 25:
Monday, Jan 31:
  • The Orange Door, Lake Park: Denny Burk's 3 Guitar Benefit for the Cancer Alliance of Hope & Health
* New Listings of the Week:  
  • Jada Coles: 2224 Coral Way Miami, FL 33145 (305)456-9242 Jam Session Tuesdays, 10pm-2am, Every Tue: SHF Trio Feat. Marcel Salas
  • Fox Jazz Cafe: 5401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33601 (813)639-0400 9pm-midnight, Jan 19: Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra
  • Natura Coffee and Tea: 12078 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL 32817 (407)482-5000 Wednesday Night Jazz Jam, 9:30PM-2AM, Free, Every Wed: Carey Frank-piano, Marco Bojorquez-bass & Derek Engstrom-drum
  • Caddy's On The Beach: 9000 West Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706 (727)360-4993 Jan 20: Wendy & The Soul Shakers; Feb 3, 17: Wendy & The Soul Shakers
  • Elwoods Dixie BBQ: 301 NE 3rd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561)455-2589 Feb 25: Slip & The Spinouts 
* New Florida Music:
  • Ted Shumate's Mediterranean Midnight
* Video Showcase:  #Tommy Castro Band at The 20th Annual Sarasota Blues Fest
New Club Photos Please check out our Facebook photo albums.  This week we show you what Albert Castiglia was up to at Boston's on the Beach's Blue Tuesday and the big night out for JP Soars & The Red Hot Red Hots at The Orange Door.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

ABT raids Fort Myers Beach community theater

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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A Fort Myers Beach hangout is busted for allegedly selling alcohol without a license. The Division of Alcohol Beverages and Tobacco confiscated 80 bottles of booze last night, and the owner is now heading to court.

Carl Conley says ABT got it all wrong.

"I'm not gangster Al Capone, running some crazy speakeasy. This is a civic organization that got pinched by a massive sting," Conley said Friday.

About 40 members of the Island Arts Foundation joined for an evening of live jazz music at Conley's home-turned-theater last night...but the music came to a screeching halt when ABT raided the building.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

UNF Jazz Faculty/Alumni Group performs at JEN in New Orleans

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Jazz Education Network Conference (JEN)New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. “The Blue Room”

The University of North Florida Jazz Faculty/Alumni Group
Featuring legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green

J.B. Scott (trumpet), Lisa Kelly (vocals), Lynne Arriale (piano),
Dennis Marks (bass), and Danny Gottlieb (drums)

The University of North Florida, Department of Music
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
The University of North Florida Jazz Faculty/Alumni Group
Featuring legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green
J.B. Scott, Lisa Kelly, Lynne Arriale, Dennis Marks, and Danny Gottlieb
Long recognized as 1 of the top collegiate jazz programs in the country, established under the leadership of the late great Rich Matteson in 1986, UNF has earned numerous accolades by students and faculty. Today’s performance includes esteemed, award-winning UNF faculty and alumni, each highly regarded jazz artists and educators.   
Bunky Green/Director of Jazz Studies: Touted as one of the six most important alto saxophonists of the modern era, first appearing with Charles Mingus, Bunky has performed with other luminaries including Louie Bellson, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Andrew Hill, Yusef Lateef, Elvin Jones, and Ira Sullivan. He has 11 highly acclaimed recordings as a leader, has been featured on 8 others with Elvin Jones, Clark Terry, Travis Shook, Sonny Stitt and Eddie Harris, and has been featured on UNF recordings and videos. Bunky’s recording, Healing the Pain, won the coveted Down Beat Magazine 5 Star Award. He served a term as the president of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) inducted into the IAJE Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the Down Beat Hall of Fame for Jazz Educators in 2003.

J.B. Scott
: The 1st graduate of the UNF jazz program, Alumni J.B. Scott then earned his Masters at FIU, while studying with the great Arturo Sandoval. Beginning his career with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus (Japan), J.B. later became the musical director and cornetist with the world-renowned Dukes of Dixieland for over 3 years. J.B. was featured on two CDs, the PBS special A Salute to Jelly Roll Morton and performed with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. He has performed with such major artists as Al Hirt, Paquito D’Rivera, Ken Peplowski, Red Hollaway, Eddie Higgins, Jeff Hamilton, and Lynn Seaton. J.B. is an Assoc. Professor of Jazz Trumpet and directs the UNF Jazz Ensemble 1.

Lisa Kelly
: UNF alumni Lisa Kelly was an unprecedented 5 time Down Beat Magazine Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Original Composition winner, and the 2000 IAJE Sisters In Jazz vocal winner, singing in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center, the IAJE Convention New Orleans and opening for Nicholas Payton at the Vienna State Opera House. She has been the featured vocalist with UNF Jazz Ensemble 1, the Larry Elgart Orchestra and the St. Johns River City Band. Lisa has appeared with such notables as Arturo Sandoval, Ed Calle, Bill Allred and Ed Metz, Jr., has been featured on numerous recordings, TV and radio commercials. She teaches voice privately, is well known for her clinics in mentoring vocal jazz, presenting regularly at FMEA/MENC, JEN, jazz camps, and school programs. Since 1997, Lisa and J.B. Scott have been musical partners, releasing 5 well-received CDs, co-leading several groups (small group to big band), performing internationally as solo artists, clinicians and adjudicators, for jazz clubs to music festivals. They were recently featured in the book, “The New Face of Jazz.” 

Lynne Arriale
: Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Lynne has performed worldwide with her trio over the past 15 years. Highlights include performances at the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Diet Coke’s Women in Jazz Festival, The Gilmore Piano Festival and other international festivals including Cannes MIDEM, Burghausen, Stuttgart, Spoleto Arts, Monteux, Montreal, Sardinia, and Australia’s Perth and Brisbane Jazz Festivals. As part of Japan’s “100 Golden Fingers” tour, Lynne performed with jazz legends Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Junior Mance, Monty Alexander, Roger Kellaway, Ray Bryant, and Cedar Walton. The Lynne Arriale Trio's 10th release, LIVE, won the German Record Critics Award for its CD/DVD of their 2005 Burghausen Festival performance. In August ’08, Lynne presented an extraordinary new lineup of iconic musicians on her new CD/DVD, Lynne Arriale – The Bennett Studio Sessions. She recently toured with the “Nuance” group (Randy Brecker, George Mraz and Anthony Pinciotti). Lynne is currently Assist. Prof. of Jazz Piano at UNF and was recently featured on the cover story of JazzEd Magazine.

Dennis Marks
: Is one of the most in-demand bassists on the jazz scene, playing with Arturo Sandoval for years. He has performed with many of the great musicians of today, including Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Maynard Ferguson, and Pat Metheny. Dennis has appeared on Sandoval’s last 6 recordings, including the Grammy-Award Winning: Hot-House. For My Passion for the Piano, he wrote two of the compositions. He has performed at almost every major jazz festival during the last several years, including the JVC Festival in New York, the Playboy Festival in L.A., and the North Sea Festival in Holland. In 1996, Dennis recorded his debut album Images on the Fantasy/Contemporary label. This album, containing all original compositions, has received much critical acclaim. Dennis has been very active in the educational field, haven taught at Florida International University for 9 years, at the University of Miami for two, and now as an Assoc. Prof. at UNF.  

Danny Gottlieb
: One of the most popular jazz drummers in the world, a founding member of the original Pat Metheny Group, Danny has performed and recorded with some of the greatest names in music, including Gary Burton, Gil Evans, Sting, Bobby McFerrin, John Mclaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and the GRP Big Band. His performances include the IAJE Convention in Toronto; NAMM Convention, U.S. Military benefit concerts with bass playing actor Gary Sinise (and wife Beth Gottlieb on percussion), including a concert at the Pentagon and Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. and a live DVD featuring the NDR Big Band of Hamburg, Germany. A long time student of legendary jazz drummer Joe Morello, Danny’s teaching experience includes Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, and the University of South Florida, Tampa. A graduate of the University of Miami, Danny brings 30 years of professional experience and musical diversity to UNF as the Assoc. Prof. of Drum Studies.

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