Monday, February 28, 2011

88-year-old blues legend Eddie Kirkland dies in wreck with bus in Florida

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Eddie has gone to his resting place to meet his mother in the Gates of Heaven....


RIP Eddie Kirkland.

I had the privilege of being at 88 year old blues legend Eddie Kirkland's last performance at the Dunedin Brewery just hours before his tragic death when his car was hit by a bus in Citrus County Sunday morning. As Sarasota Slim, who had known Eddie for over 30 years and played with him Saturday night said, "He rocked. We had a blast playing his blues and he seemed very happy."   

Gary Anton of the Bradfordville Blues Club said, "Eddie was a blues legend, known as the Gypsy of the Blues. He lived for and died on the road. He was sharp, alert and had logged hundreds of thousands of miles driving across the US and Europe." 

Eddie was one of the original blues men and played with John Lee Hooker for 7 years. He was Otis Redding's band leader and toured with many greats such as Ben King, Little Richard, Little Johnnie Taylor and Ruth Brown.  He was always pushing the envelope, moving the music forward and bringing the blues to new areas. Eddie will be missed by many.

Michael Bryant of the Dunedin Brewery said. "After the show when I sat with him and asked where his favorite place to play was, he said, "any place there are nice people.""

I asked if he still liked touring around and he said, "I like it better than sitting around." Very inspirational coming from a man 88 yrs old. He was one of the best.........

Our thoughts are with his family.
Barry Higgins
Suncoast Blues Society

What heartbreaking news! I was just watching a YouTube of Eddie's, Slow
Drivin', I think it was. Two thirds of the way into it, he breaks a
string, but as always, the consummate blues man carries on, not a beat
skipped. He was a true gem, a legend. Left it all out on the floor every
time I saw him.

I've always imagined a kinship with those like the "Gypsy of the Blues",
admiring their grit and determination for taking their musical love on
the road, day after day, year after year. In my own little SUV, an
ornament dangles from the rearview mirror that says "Life is a Journey",
and I've even dubbed my ride "Gypsy". But, those like Kirkland truly are
gypsies, driven by heart and soul most of us will never know, much less
imagine. And, what's more, they do it to give it all away.

One quote of his I love says it all about the man:
"If one person appreciates what I'm doing it's just as good as a million.
A lot of places we've played, after I paid the band I didn't have a dime.
But it was a good show. I was happy. That's it for me. It's my life."

Peace to you, Eddie, on your last long, slow drive, obviously with tons
of good company. We'll miss you, but your memory will linger on with fans
like me forever. R.I.P. You have definitely earned it.

Bobbie Giordano
"Weep, weep...
Cry a river of tears for the Lord has called the road warrior home. 8:30 am, Feburary 27th 2011 in Tampa, Florida."

- Eddie Kirkland's homepage.
Please help us compile an updated historical record and biographical accounting of Eddie’s life and times. We want to preserve as much information as we can and use it to update Wikipedia, and create a memorial tribute to him and his family. If you have any video’s, photos, or stories about Eddie, we would truly appreciate it and your name will be mentioned, as part of the tribute. Any new kinds of information will be really helpful as Eddie has been around awhile, and has bits and pieces of his life scattered everywhere. Collecting this data will be critical to preserving his memory. Please subscribe to his artist page on Reverbnation, and email us if you have anything that is of interest for the family and fan’s of Eddie Kirkland:
Thanks in advance and we are grateful for your help.

From Bob Corritore (Email him to sign up for his excellent enews notices)

RIP Eddie Kirkland - August 16, 1923 to February 27, 2011. Guitarist/singer/harmonica player Eddie Kirkland died yesterday in a auto accident in Tampa, Florida. He was 87 years old. Eddie Kirkland was born in Jamaica, and raised in Alabama. After military service in World War II, he relocated to Detroit and started working with John Lee Hooker, with whom he made some spectacular classic recordings. His sympathetic stylistic interaction with Hooker created some of most richly textured down home blues recordings ever recorded. While still with Hooker, he recorded a few 1950s sides under his own name for Modern, RPM, Federal and later Fortune. His version of "Done Somebody Wrong" influenced Elmore James who would record his own arrangement of the song. During the '60s he recorded singles for Lupine and Stax before making his first album with the King Curtis band which was released on the True Sound label. He would go on to make records with Trix, JSP, Deluge, Blue Suit, Telarc, Evidence, Fantastic, and other labels, as well as making recorded guest appearances on releases by Johnny Rawls, the Wentus Blues Band (from Finland) and Foghat. Eddie had an amazing work ethic and would tour constantly. His shows were pure energy, and he always played with a beautiful down-home rough edge, even while playing more contemporary blues and soul songs. He wore a scarf over his head which became his trademark but it also covered a metal plate that was in his head from an old war wound. Eddie Kirkland symbolized the beauty of down home urban blues, and his many important contributions will live on through the ages. To read Eddie's Wikipedia bio, click here. To see Eddie Kirkland on YouTube performing "I Love You", click here. For a wonderful Eddie Kirkland discography, click here.
From our friend, Walter Potter, up in Tallahassee:
Eddie Kirkland passed away this morning after an auto accident north of
the Tampa area. He was 88. I can't say it any better than Gary Anton has
said "Eddie was a blues legend, known as the Gypsy of the Blues. He
lived for and died on the road. I saw him on Friday while he was on his
way to a show in the Tampa area. He was sharp, alert and had logged
hundreds of thousands of miles driving across the US and Europe. May he
rest in peace ... " Most of us on this list have seen Eddie several
times and many knew him personally. My condolences to all. Its a sad day.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — An 88-year-old blues legend known as the "Gypsy of the Blues" was killed in Florida when his car turned into the path of a Greyhound bus.
Eddie Kirkland was travelling southeast on U.S. Highway 98 in Crystal River, north of Tampa, about 8:30 a.m. Sunday when he tried to make a U-turn in front of the bus, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The bus, which was travelling northwest, pushed Kirkland's Ford Taurus about 200 yards before the vehicles stopped.
Kirkland was flown to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died.
Thirteen passengers were on the bus, which was being driven by 67-year-old James Smith of Tallahassee, the Highway Patrol said. No one on the bus was injured.
The Highway Patrol continued to investigate the accident Monday.
According to his website, Kirkland, who lived in Macon, Ga., performed Saturday night at the Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, the final stop in a four-city swing through Florida in February. His tour was to pick up April 8 in Pensacola.
Born in Jamaica, and raised in Alabama, Kirkland eventually moved to Indiana before he settled in Detroit. He polished his blues sound and toured for 7 1/2 years with John Lee Hooker. He moved to Georgia, became a bandleader for Otis Redding and performed with a variety of artists, including Little Richard, Ben King, Ruth Brown and Little Johnnie Taylor.

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Bradfordville Blues Club

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gold Coast Jazz Society of Ft.Lauderdale Hosts Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band March 9, 2011

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Gold Coast Jazz Presents
Basin Street
to the Big Bands"
Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater

201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

Show at 7:45pm
Pre-concert Jazz Riff with Stu Grant – 7:00pm

Individual tickets:  $35 & $40  Students $10 with valid Student ID 
To charge tickets by phone call 954-462-0222  
March brings to mind thoughts of New Orleans, Mardi Gras and
Basin Street
.  To celebrate jazz during this special time of the year, the Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band will perform a jazz concert titled, “From Basin Street to the Big Bands.”  Back by popular demand, Allred and his band will make a return engagement to South Florida as the featured guest artists on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 for the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s jazz series at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater.  The concert begins at 7:45pm. The Amaturo Theater is located at
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
.  Single tickets are $35 and $40 and student tickets are $10 with student ID.  Tickets can be purchased through the Broward Center Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at either or  A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by WXEL radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.  

Now in its 21st year of existence, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1990 as a group of ex-Rosie O’Grady and Disney musicians when the staff musician roles in both places began to erode. They started essentially as a “kicks” band, collecting and playing the arrangements of Matty Matlock and Billy Maxted. After performing at a few jazz festivals, they realized that there was a real market for their “little big band” type of sound. That was more than 20 years and 13 recordings ago.  Over the years, the Classic Jazz Band has added an eclectic collection of written and improvised jazz to its library. After learning of the band’s desire to tour with a classic library, noted pianist and arranger Billy Maxted contributed quite a few of his great charts. Other contributors include Bob Haggart, legendary writer and performer Joe DeWeese, Dave Wolpe, Scott Whitfield, John Bambridge, Terry Waddell and Dave MacKenzie, as well as the band’s own John Allred and Bob Pickwood. The band has appeared at jazz festivals and/or presented concerts in Sacramento, Palm Springs and Mammoth Lakes, California; Davenport, Iowa; Madison, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Elkhart and Indianapolis, Indiana; Sun Valley, Idaho; Seaside, Oregon; the Jazz CafĂ© at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; and at festivals and a wide variety of venues throughout Florida and elsewhere in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Learn more about these artists at .

It all started in New Orleans… Bill's grandmother was born near New Orleans in the town of Franklin. His Father, John, was a jazz pianist and banjoist on many of the steamboats of the great "Strickfus Line" playing in and around New Orleans as well as up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Bill Allred was also born near the Mississippi River in the town of Rock Island. He played trombone at Rock Island High School, in the United States Navy Band and at St. Ambrose College.   Bill has appeared in concerts with Jack Teagarden, Billy Butterfield, Al Hirt, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Al Cohen, Zoot Sims, Snooky Young, Ross Tomkins, Bob Cooper, Milt Hinton, Bob Haggart, Butch Miles, Tom Saunders, Chuck Hedges, and countless other jazz personalities from all over the world as well as touring with the Wild Bill Davison Jazz Band.  For several years Bill was a staff musician for Walt Disney World, Rosie O'Grady's in Orlando, and still runs his own production company in Orlando.

Tickets are available for the March 9 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  for more information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society or call 954-524-080

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 DeMeo Young McGrath;  HI Foundation; Morgan Stanley SmithBarney; Broward Center; the PaperMill, WLRN FM, and South Florida Consulting.
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Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for February 2011 - Orlando Florida

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Smokestack Lightnin’s Top 25 Blues CDs for February 2011 - #887 - 2-26-2011
From the New Blues Capital of the American South, Orlando Florida

#25 Kal David & Lauri Bono/I Idolize You [ike turner]/Crossroads of My Life/Crytone
#24 Blues Dragon/I Got The Blues For You/Blues Dragon/Blue Skunk
#23 Latvian Blues Band/Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand [professor longhair]/Unreal/Blue Skunk
#22 Stoney Curtis Band/Infatuation Blues/Cosmic Conn3ction/BBI
#21 Jim Byrnes/Take Out Some Insurance On me, Baby/Everywhere West/Black Hen
#20 Chris Antonik/She's A Burgler/Chris Antonik/self
#19 Buddy Guy & Carlos Santana/Where The Blues Begins/Living Proof/Silvertone
#18 Kirsten Thien & Hubert Sumlin/Please Drive/Delicious/Screen Door
#17 Lara Price/Everything/Everything/self
#16 Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band/Brazilian Kicks/Delta Groove
#15 Joanne Shaw Taylor/Jump That Train/Diamonds In The Dirt/Ruf
#14 Paul Oscher/Robin Lee/Bet On The Blues/Blues Fidelity
#13 Chris Bell & 100% Blues/Long Train Ride/The Devil My Guitar & me/Silver Bridge
#12 Big Head Blues Club/If I Had possession Over Judgement Day/100 Years of Robert Johnson/self
#11 Roy Gaines/Send For Me/Tuxedo Blues/Black Gold
#10 Terry Garland & Lil Ronnie/Think Big/Live At The Canal Club/Eller Soul
#9 Tony Vega Band/Down In New Orleans/Dog Gone Shame/self
#8 Big Joe & The Dynaflows/Someday/You Can't Keep A Big Man Down/Severn
#7 Homemade Jamz Blues Band/Nothing's Changed For The Poor/The Game/self
#6 Mike Zito/Hey, Joe/Live From The Top/self
#5 Studebaker John & The Maxwell St. Kings/Shake It/That's The Way You Do/Delmark
#4 Roomful Of Blues/She Walks Right In/Hook Line & Sinker/Alligator
#3 Gregg Allman/Tears Tears Tears/Low Country Blues/TRounder
#2 John Primer/Goin' To New York/Call Me John Primer/Wolf
#1 John-Alex Mason/Write Me A Few Lines [miss. Fred mcdowell]/Jook Joint Thunderclap/Naked Jaybird

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

North Central Florida Blues Festival March 19, 2011

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Brick City Blues Fest
Ocala Entertainment Complex

1227 Southwest 17th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471

$15/adv, $20/door includes BBQ by Mojo Grill,
5-10pm, March 19, 2011
Rondo & Mojo Downs Band


103 SE 1st AVENUE
(352) 369-6656

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Jazz & Blues Florida

Friday, February 25, 2011


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The “Mambo Ambassador” Headlines Oscar After-party

Musician Tito Punete Jr., son of the legendary Latin jazz and percusionist Tito Puente, the King of Salsa. The musician will be performing at the official Academy Awards Governor's Ball after party on Sunday in Los Angeles.

But one entertainer will be creating a beautiful noise of his own. Tito Puente Jr., son of the late, great Latin Jazz composer and percussionist of the same name, will be performing at the Oscar Governor's Ball afterparty following the televised ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday.

Shortly after returning from his latest tour in Australia, the Academy asked Puente Jr., to perform at the afterparty, an offer he quickly accepted.

“An incredible opportunity,” Puente says. “I’m very grateful to the Academy for thinking of me, of Tito Puente and Tito Puente Jr., and wanting Latin music at such a prestigious event.”

“I want to keep the word mambo alive,” Puente Jr. said. “It’s dance music that transcends all barriers, cultures and all volumes of voices and languages.”

The band leader, who says he feels “honored to be in a room with some power houses in the movie industry,” said he's fascinated with acting, but music will always be his first love.

For all booking inquiries please contact Bridge Management

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Allman Brothers Band Returns to Florida for Wanee Music Festival April 14-16, 2011

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Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida

April 14, 15 & 16, 2011


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

JAMS Living Room Jazz Series in Palm Beach Hosts Bobby Lewis

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Jazz in PALM BEACH...
it's a wonderthing thing!
A sound like no other.
    I like him best when he plays in pastels ,
but every note is beautiful . . . is loving.
     Bobby loves life as he loves music . . .   
and I love Bobby Lewis
---- Peggy Lee -1995

 Bobby Lewis Quintet
March 7, 2011

2800 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, FL 33380

$25 JAMS members
$35 non-members $15 students

Tickets: 877-722-2820 or

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We Four: Celebrating John Coltrane in South Florida Concert on March 12, 2011

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South Florida JAZZ welcomes We Four, a new band of New York’s best players, celebrating the legacy of saxophone colossus John Coltrane.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLSouth Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature We Four: Celebrating John Coltrane. All of the players have a connection with the master and drummer Jimmy Cobb played with Coltrane in the Miles Davis bands of the 1950s and -60s. 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 $40 ($30 for South Florida JAZZ members and $15 for students under age 25 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.

We Four is a new band of esteemed New York jazz players, all of whom feel a special connection to John Coltrane. The band is composed of tenor saxophonist Javon Jacksonpianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Jimmy Cobb. In point of fact, only Jimmy has zero degrees of separation from Coltrane, as he famously played with him in the Miles Davis bands of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Jimmy's inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and company spanned 1958 until 1962, and included the masterpiece recording Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on Sketches of SpainSomeday My Prince will ComeLive at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk, Porgy and Bess, and many, many other watermark Miles Davis recordings, as well as other dates with leaders Coltrane, Adderley, and Kenny Burrell. Jimmy is still going strong at 82 with Miles and Coltrane tribute bands and his own group dates.

Javon Jackson rose to prominence as an Art Blakey Jazz Messenger and has played with others connected to Coltrane, including drummer Elvin Jones, and bassists Ron Carter and Richard Davis. Javon is a fluent improviser who carries the standard proudly. Mulgrew Miller, like John Coltrane, is a deeply spiritual man and a superb pianist who was mentored by a Jazz Messenger pianist, James Williams. He played in Tony Williams’ band for six years, so you know that he can bring it. Mulgrew has golden fingers and can swing you to death. Peter Washington, part of the Javon and Mulgrew generation, is a brilliant scholar and bassist. He also was a Jazz Messenger and has played with everyone. He has recorded copiously, rivaling Christian McBride for productivity.

The repertoire will be a jazz lovers delight from that hard-swinging era after bebop when so many standards and bluesy compositions were arranged and played so craftily and like no one ever thought possible. No band can do it better than this one.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Blues Festival in Southwest Florida March 11 & 12, 2011 – A big time in a small town!

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5th Annual
Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, Florida

The Fifth Annual Bonita Blues Festival will be held
 Friday March 11th 2011 (2pm - 9pm) and
Saturday 12th 2011 (11am - 9pm) at

All the bands have now been signed including,
Also playing will be Marty Stokes and the Captiva Band

Buy Tickets
Tickets for Friday are $15
Tickets for Saturday are $20
Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult
Save yourself a few bucks and buy the Two Day Pass in Advance for just $30 now!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bo Diddley's estate in limbo

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Copyright © 2011 Gainesville.comBy Kimberly C. Moore
Staff writer

Published: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:11 p.m.
BRONSON — Rock 'n' roll legend Bo Diddley had often complained before he died of being “ripped off” by the musical revolution he helped found, having received no royalty payments for his biggest hits, only flat recording fees.
See full article HERE

Florida's Jazz & Blues Scene - WWWBTW Posted For Feb 20-27 2011

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:
To view this page on our main site CLICK HERE
These are only a small portion of the shows we list across the state. See main site for comprehensive listings.
Sunday, Feb 20:
  • Shall We Dance Studio, Deerfield Beach, "Swingin' Blue Sundays" $15 admission band and dance lesson at 7pm (Men half price if attending dance class!), $10 admission band Only, band time 8PM-11PM: Piano Bob's 88s.
  • Abdo New River Room at Broward Center for Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale: A Swingin' Evening of Entertainment W/ Mark Fernicola performing with the Last Flight Out Big Band featuring Terri Gonzalez and a myriad of talented performers.
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian: The Insomniacs
  • Kicking Devil Cafe, Gainesville: NCFBS Jam hosted by Tuff Times Band.
  • Downtown Marina, Ft. Pierce: Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Presents The Party Dogs
  • 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)
  • Calder Casino & Race Course, Miami Gardens: Eddy Balzola & The Deal
Monday, Feb 21: 
  • Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Miami: Uptown Music Theatre Presents: "Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak" w/ Delfeayo Marsalis Octet
Tuesday, Feb 22:
Wednesday, Feb 23:
Thursday, Feb 24:
  • McWell's Restaurant & Bar, Orlando:  ZShowz Presents The Insomniacs.
  • Big Easy, Hollywood: Daphna Rose
  • Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale: ELLA - A Life Lived Out Loud.
Friday, Feb 25:
  • Big Easy, Hollywood: Pitbull of the Blues
  • McWell's Restaurant & Bar, Orlando:  ZShowz Presents The Skyla Burrell Band
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami: Marcus Miller, Christian Scott and Wallace Roney Sextet Featuring Ron Carter.
  • Blues Jean Blues, Ft. Lauderdale: Turk Mauro Quartet
Saturday, Feb 26:
Sunday, Feb 27:
  • Earl's Hideaway, Sebastian:  Tinsley Ellis
  • Florida Theatre, Jacksonville: Hot Tuna Blues with Charlie Musselwhite & Jim Lauderdale (February Jazz & Blues Florida Online Edition Featured Artist)
  • 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)
  • Cultural Plaza Mainstage: Downtown Lake Worth - Street Painting Festival: 12 noon - Octavio Cortez Duo, 2pm - Nicholas Marks, 4pm - Phill Fest Brazilian Jazz Quintet
Monday, Feb 28:
Tuesday, Feb 29:
  • Delfeayo Marsalis Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at the Gusman Theater in Miami
  • Las Vegas' BB King Blues Club owner file for Bankruptcy
  • Chef John's in Jupiter Announces 3 Month Line Up of Blues Favorites
  • Finalists announced in the Jazz Society of Pensacola Competition
  • Fort Lauderdale’s Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Annual Gala Feb 26
  • Glorious Days and Nights - A Jazz Memoir, Published by Florida Photographer
  • Live Nation Presents the Senational Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings in South Beach
  • Daytona Blues Festival in October, 2011 Completes Fantastic Line Up
  • Florida Jazz and Blues Musicians Well Represented at Grammy Awards
  • The Big Easy in Hollywood Florida opens with a full menu and blues schedule
  • DRINK, DINE & DANCE your way through three hours of Entertainment at BCPA
  • South Florida's Major Jazz Festival Set for March
* New Listings of the Week:  
  •  Dog Star Tavern: 10 North 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904)277-8010 March 3: Paul Geremia
* New Florida Music:
  •   Lynne Arriale's CONVERGENCE, Alex Kash's WHOLE NEW WORLD
* Video Showcase:  FIU Faculty Jazz Quartet Recorded live on Ed Bell's South Florida Arts Beat
* New Club Photos Riverwalk Blues & Music Festival, Albert Castiglia & Graham Wood Drout at Tobacco Road, Janiva Magness at Boston's on the Beach, Bobby Nathan at Chef John's
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