Friday, April 29, 2011

Davis and Dow’s Swingin’ Hot House Jazz Featured in May 11, 2011 Performance in Ft. Lauderdale

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2010 marked the 100th birthday of European jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt.  The originator of the jazz style called “gypsy jazz,” Reinhardt gained international fame in the 1930’s in Paris and influenced the guitarists of future generations.  Jazz songstress Julie Davis, guitarist Kelly Dow and members of the Davis and Dow Jazz Band will transport you back to those bygone days of Paris as they perform “Hot House Swing” on Wednesday, May 11 at the Amaturo Theater. “Hot House Swing” will celebrate the music Django Reinhardt and the famous "Hot Club" of France, fondly known as Gypsy Jazz, that originated and flourished in the Paris of the 1930’s.  The music is full of excitement, fun and jazz swing.

Presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society, the performance begins at 7:45pm.  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.  The Amaturo Theater is located at 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jazz singer, Julie Davis has been called “brazen, playful, risky, risqué, challenging, and downright sexy,” by and “a confident young singer with compelling stage presence” by jazz writer Matt Schudel.  Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist whose primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt, and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends be-bop, blues, flamenco, and classical styles to create his own strong individual sound.  Together their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their jazz arrangements are unique and inventive.  Joining them will be Federico Britos on violin, Paul Shewchuk on bass, Pat Hackett, rhythm guitar and Carlomagno Araya on percussion.
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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