Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gold Coast Jazz Features Jackie Ryan in South Florida Debut

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Gold Coast Jazz Features
An Evening with
The Fabulous Jackie Ryan

"EXTRAVAGANTLY GIFTED! . . . Astonishing range - both
emotionally and stylistically. A TRUE JAZZ ORIGINAL."
— Andrew Gilbert, jazz critic

"SWEEPING VOCAL POWERS. . . A real discovery of a singer.
 . . Jackie Ryan's chemistry of passion is truly sensational."

"The fiery multilingual Ryan is MIGHTILY IMPRESSIVE!"
— Christopher Loudon, JAZZ TIMES

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  
Jazz vocalist, Jackie Ryan, has been called, "extraordinary -- a world-class talent!" by Don Heckman, jazz critic for the Los Angeles Times . Veteran jazz artist, Clark Terry calls Ryan "...a true jazz singer - and a damn good one, too!”  Ryan will make her South Florida debut as the featured guest artist presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 for the 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. 

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the February 9 concert will include songs from her latest CD,  Best of Love Songs.  Her last jazz CD, Doozy, claimed the #1 spot for seven weeks on the Jazzweek charts.  She has been a regular for the past eight year at the famed London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s Club and was asked to perform on Ronnie Scott’s own prestigious Jazz House label.  Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, Barry Harris, Cyrus Chestnut, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Red Holloway, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Ernie Watts, Roy McCurdy, Benny Green, Amina Figarova, Mike Wofford, Larry Vuckovich, Jon Mayer, and Jon Hendricks are just a few of the legends with whom she has shared the stage.

Other discography includes her newest CD release Best of Love Songs, songs selected from three recordings released from 2002 to 2006 and This Heart Of Mine," featuring Toots Thielemans and two-time Grammy Award winner, Ernie Watts.  You And The Night And The Music, released in the fall of 2007 to critical acclaim.  For more information about Jackie Ryan, go to

Tickets are available for the February 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 954-524-0805. 

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