Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame Induction in Miami June 5, 2011
South Florida has the chops.
South Florida has the musicians.
Time to show some respect.
And have some fun.

International Recording Artist Alice Day
The Sunshine Jazz Organization
present the
2010 South Florida Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony & Concert 

June 5, 2011,   4- 7 P.M.
Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22 Avenue, Miami, FL 33142
Tickets at
(305) 693-2594 or (305) 636-2350

Inductees and performers will include:
Ira Sullivan
Len Pace
Mel Dancy
Jaco Pastorius
Charles “Charlie” Austin
Eric Knight

About the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame…
In an effort to pay homage to, show appreciation for, and pay tribute to some of South Florida’s legendary and truly extraordinary Jazz personalities; both past & present, the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame was established in January 2009.   The first induction ceremony took place June of that same year with Julien “Cannonball” Adderly, Charles “China” Valles, Jesse Jones, Jr., Othello Molineaux, Lenny Zeif, Alice Day, and the late Chief Sandrell Rivers being the first group of inductees.  Recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of these outstanding individuals was the brain child of famed international recording artist and world class jazz diva, Ms. Alice Day.  It was designed as a mere “thank you” to honor those who made and make it possible for the continuance of jazz, noting the impact their contributions have made in the Jazz world, on these South Florida Shores, and on the world stage.  The South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame has a very short history, but the future will take a lot longer…

“We are excited to celebrate these awesome masters of a truly American Classical art form, Jazz”, said Alice Day, International Recording Artist, Founder and Chairperson of the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.  “This year’s inductees are some of South Florida’s legends; local pioneers who have paved the way for present and future musicians to play and progress in the world of Jazz.  I am truly humbled by the awesome contributions my gifted colleagues have made, aiding in the preservation and authenticity of Jazz locally and for many of them, nationally and internationally.  We invite and encourage the community to come out and be a part of history as we salute these great individuals for their achievements and tireless work,” Day added.      

For more information on the 2010 South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Jazz Concert, please call the Joseph Caleb Auditorium Box Office at
305-636-2350 or the Sunshine Jazz Organization at 305-693-2594.

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BLUES POWER Top 30 For June 2011

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 Top 30 for June 2011
Blues Power
WWNT, Dothan, Al
WVVL, Enterprise, Al
heard Monday and Sundays respectively from 6-11pm cdt
Streamed live at gilanthonyblues.com1/
1..Tracy Nelson..Victim of the Blues...Delta Groove
2...Marcia Ball..Roadside Attractions...Alligator
3...Ronnie Owens/Terry Garland...Live  at the Canal Club...Ellersoul
4...Johnny Rawls...Memphis Still Got Soul...CatFood
5...Rory Block...Shakem on Down...Stoney Plain
6...Jimmy Thackery...Feel the Heat..White River Rec
7...Trampled Under Foot..Wrong Side of the Blues...Vizztone
8...Tab Benoit..Medicine...Telarc
9...Richard Ray Farrell..I Sing the Blues Eclectic...Blue Beet
10..Mikey Jr...It Ain't Hard to Tell...8th Train
11..Elvin Bishop...Raisin' Hell Revue...Delta Groove
12..Barry Levenson...Late Show..Rip Cat
13..Warren Haynes..Man in Motion...Stax
14..Legendary R&B Revue...Live...Alligator
15..Shawn Pittman..Edge of the World...Delta Groove
16..Chris Bergson..Imitate the Sun..2 Shirts Rec
17..44's..Boogie Disease..Rip cat
18..Big Joe Shelton...The Older I get..45 Alt
19..RB Stone...Lonesome Traveler's Blues..Middle Mountain
20..Kaye Bohler..Like a Flower...KB
21..Grady Champion...Dreamin'..GSM
22..Feelgood Potts..Memphis Blues Int..Pottstown
23.Ray Manzarek/Roy Rogers..Translucent Blues...BlindPig
24..Var Artists...Chicago Blues a Living History...Raisin' Music
25..Victor Wainwright..Lit Up...Wildroots Rec
26..Roy Roberts..Strange Love..Ocean Beach
27..Eric Bibb ...Troubadour Live..Telarc
28..Ruff Kutt Blues Band...Mill Block Blues..
29..Johnny Nicholas..Future Blues..Peoples Label
30..Yank Rachell..Blues Mandolin Man..Blind Pig

Mailing Address
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Dr. Apt K-81
Dothan AL 36301

Phone: 334-718-1736


Monday, May 30, 2011

Jazz & Blues Florida Reaches 2,000 Facebook Friends!

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Glenn Whelan, keyboardist and vocalist for The Shakers, became the 2,000 Facebook Friends of Jazz & Blues Florida at http://www.facebook.com/JazzBluesFlorida at 2:10 P.M. today. To mark this momentus occasion, Glenn was rewarded with a VIP pass to Boston's on the Beach's Red White & Blues Festival for becoming our 2,000th Facebook Friend! Additional prizes include: A hug from Terry Hanck, a yet-to-be-designed tacky t-shirt, free admitance to the free show today at Earl's Hideaway by Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots, free admittance to a free show by Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans at The Big Easy in Hollywood FL, and who knows what else!

Congratz Glenn!

Wonder what will be up for #3,000!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

WWWBTW - Jazz & Blues Florida; Honest music for real people

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Where we will be this week (WWWBTW)?:

(These are just some highlights of the week ahead and a summary of new things posted to our site; please click on MUSIC LISTINGS menu tab at http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/  to see our comprehensive listings.)
Sunday, May 29:
  • Beach Shack, Cocoa Beach: Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale:  Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam  (4-8pm)
  • Earl’s Hideaway, Sebastian: The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Riverfront Blues Festival - (2pm Start) Tommy Lee Cook & the Buckingham Allstars, Randy McAllister, Smokin' Joe Kubek & B'nois King
  • Chef John's New American Bistro & Blues Bar, Jupiter: Memorial Weekend Blues Fest w/ Jimmy Thackery ($25 cover or $35 show & 3 course steak dinner- RSVP to assure seating!)
  • Cork's Cigar Bar, Bradenton: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones   
Monday, May 30: 
  • Green Iguana Bar & Grill, Tampa: House of Troubles Blues Jam Hosted by B3 Dean & Benny on bass. 
Tuesday, May 31:
  • Living Room Restaurant & Bar, Boynton Beach: Davee Bryan
  • Snook Haven Restaurant, Venice: South County Jazz Club Jam Session
  • Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward hosting Smokin' Joe Kubek Band w/ B'nois King.
  • Sunrise Theater - Black Box, Ft. Pierce: Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jam
  • Little Hoolie's Sports Bar & Grill: 13135 SW 89th PL, Miami, FL 33176 littlehoolies.com (305) 252-9155 7pm, Every Tue: Blues Night w/ Leo Casino.
Wednesday, June 1:
Thursday, June 2:
  • City Pub, Deerfield Beach: Jimmy Cavallo and The House Rockers (Jimmy's Regular Sunday is now a regular Thursday)
  • Alley Blues Bar, Sanford: Blues Jam w/ Jim Mahoney
  • Pineapple Willy's, Panama City Bch: Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots 
  • Florida Keys Piano Bar & Cocktail Lounge, Melbourne: John Ryan on Piano.
Friday, June 3:
Saturday, June 4:
Sunday, June 5:
  • Earl’s Hideaway, Sebastian: Blueberry Jam
  • Big Easy, Hollywood:  Reina Collins w/ Garrick Aden-Buie, 1-5pm
  • Blue Jean Blues, Fort Lauderdale: Barb Van & Mike Orta Jazz Jam (4-8pm)
  • Caleb Auditorium, Miami: South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert - inductees and performers will include: Ira Sullivan, Len Pace, Mel Dancy, Jaco Pastorius, Charles “Charlie” Austin, and Eric Knight.
  • Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee: SPECIAL SUNDAY 5PM CD RELEASE SHOW- The Randall Bramblett & Geoff Achison Band featuring Yonrico Scott and Ted Pecchio (Buy tix online ASAP to assure seating - sold out last time!) 
  • Mrs. Murphy’s Pub & Grubb, Fort Lauderdale: Danny Burger Jazz Band & Special Guests (6-10pm) 
  • South Florida JAZZ ends stellar season with Kurt Elling
  • Frankly Sinatra & Friends Dinner Show in Tampa
  • Jazz greats wow crowd, raise funds for beloved Miami Landmark
  • Reina Collins Duo w/ Garrick Aden-Buie Announces East Coast Tour
  • Jazz Masters to be inducted into the South Florida Hall of Fame
  • Summer Jazz Series Announced in Delray Beach, Florida
  • Bobby Lee Rodgers returns to Ft. Lauderdale w/ Jazz Sessions II
  • Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans Florida CD/Tour
  • blues4tania checks in on yesterday's music 
* New Listings of the Week:  
  • Little Hoolie's Sports Bar & Grill: 13135 SW 89th PL, Miami, FL 33176 littlehoolies.com (305) 252-9155 7pm, Every Tue: Blues Night w/ Leo Casino.
  • Hot Ticket Pub & Venue: 25000 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727)466-1755 June 25: The Black Honkeys
  • Postcard Inn: 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 postcardinn.com (727)367-2711 6-10pm, June 3: Rick Hatfield and the Jumpin’ Bobcats.
  • Green Iguana Bar & Grill: 4029 S Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 greeniguana.com (813)837-1234 10pm-2am-ish, Every Mon: House of Troubles Blues Jam Hosted by B3 Dean & Benny on bass. 
* New Florida Music: Wrapped In Blues by Toots Lorraine and The Traffic
* Video Showcase:  Victor Wainwright and The WildRoots at the 2010 Daytona Blues Festival
*New Club Photos: Lurrie Bell at Boston's on the Beach's Blue Tuesday, Eric Culberson at Chef John's.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots light up Florida w/ tour and CD release

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It is time to get…….

Get out and get to know
the man and the band
that is lighting up Memphis
and the world in general.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 8:00 PM

287 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL
Monday, May 30, 2011 2:00 PM

1405 Indian River Drive, Sebastian, FL
Thursday, June 2, 2011 6:00 PM

9875 South Thomas Drive, Panama City
Bch, FL   

Friday, June 3, 2011  6:00 PM   

9875 South Thomas Drive, Panama City
Bch, FL

Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:00 PM

9875 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL
Sunday, June 5, 2011 6:00 PM
21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, FL 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 6:00 PM
21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, FL 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

221 N. Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, July 2, 2011 6:00 PM
114 S Park Avenue, Sanford, FL 
Can’t make the show, but NEED the music?

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South Florida JAZZ ends stellar season with Kurt Elling Performance June 11, 2011

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June 11, 2011 Season Finale Concert
South Florida JAZZ presents
the incomparable KURT ELLING,
the Grammy-awarded, Best Male Jazz Vocalist
according to all jazz polls.
South Florida JAZZ, South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization,  is excited to present vocalist KURT ELLING on Saturday June 11, 2011, 8:00 PM. This concert will take place at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus,
"Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz."   - The Washington Post

Chicago native Kurt Elling is the most accomplished male jazz singer extant. In a career spanning 15 years, 42-year-old Elling has risen to international prominence as a jazz artist and singer. Each of his seven albums for Blue Note and the first two on Concord records were nominated for Grammy Awards. His 2009 CD, Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman, the second on Concord Records, was recorded live at Lincoln Center and won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Kurt’s latest recording, The Gate, was released in March 2011 and of course features pianist-arranger and producer Laurence Hobgood, who commands the helm of a quartet with guitarist John Mclean, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Ulysses Owens. On The Gate, Mr. Elling lyrically caresses and melodically illuminates the lush and gorgeous tunes from the new American Songbook. It is likely to raise some eyebrows.

Kurt Elling has topped the DownBeat and JazzTimes Readers and Critics polls every year since 2000 and won the Jazz Journalists Association award six times for Best Male Vocalist.

Kurt’s rich baritone voice spans four octaves and he displays both astonishing technical facility and emotional depth. He has an awesome command of rhythm, texture, phrasing, and dynamics, often sounding more like a virtuoso jazz instrumentalist than a singer. His repertoire ranges from his own compositions to modern interpretations of standards, both of which can be the springboard for free form improvisation, scatting, spoken words, poetry, and rants. As composer and lyricist, Kurt Elling has written scores of his own compositions and has mastered “vocalese,” the art of setting lyrics to the songs and improvised solos of many jazz masters. And no one can match his scatting for speed, dexterity and invention.
In addition to his extraordinary work as an artist, Kurt Elling served as a national trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) beginning in 1999. In 2003, he was elected Vice Chair of that 17,000-member service organization and served two successful terms. While Vice Chairman, Elling was effective in opening up new channels of communication within the Academy. He helped create and hosted the first two annual Recording Academy Salutes to Jazz. He oversaw the creation of the Academy's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards Review Committee, and continues as its chairman. 

A true Renaissance man, Kurt Elling remains among the most interesting figures in the world of modern music and poetry, both at a musical and intellectual level.

What the critics are saying:
"[possibly] the greatest jazz singer of all time."
- Jazz Review (UK)

"Kurt Elling is arguably the most interesting and innovative jazz singer to come along in years..."
- Artie Shaw

"Elling is a cool breeze in the desert of male jazz singers. Elling sings, scats, does vocalese, tells stories and reads poetry in a baritone voice that bounces from sweet to tangy."
- Philadelphia Daily News

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3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd.
in Davie. Tickets are $40 ($15 for students) and can be purchased from the Broward Center box office directly; by calling 954.462.0222 or toll-free at 877.301..7469; or online at http://www.southfloridajazz.org/.


Frankly Sinatra & Friends Dinner Show in Tampa Florida July 29, 2011

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A REAL night out on the town!
 The Don Juceam

Friday July 29, 2011
Doors at 7pm and show at 8pm

T. Pepin’s Hospitality Centre
4121 North 50th Street, Tampa FL 32837
tpepinshospitalitycentre.com    (813)600-3134
$49.95 per person or $89.95 per couple
Tickets at donjuceam.com

Celebrating the 95th Birthday year of Francis Albert Sinatra,
Don Juceam aka "Tampa Bay's Frank Sinatra" will be producing
his public show FRANKLY SINATRA & FRIENDS, a dinner,
music and dancing gala on Friday July 29, 2011 at
T Pepin's Hospitality Centre
4121 North 50th St.
in Tampa.
Fans of Ole’ Blue Eyes will want to give this event their strong
 consideration for attendance as songs will be performed in their
 original style by Don and his 19pc Orchestra, not something
you see every day.  Guests will also be treated to an
Italian Dinner Sinatra Style along with access to a Cash Bar.
Doors will open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased on line at www.donjuceam.com for
 $49.95 per person or $89.95 per couple.  Tables of 8 can
be reserved at no extra charge by calling 813-600-3134. 
Finally a free CD of Don’s recordings of Rat Pack favorites
is also included in the ticket price (but don’t tell anyone yet,
it’s going to be a surprise!)

Reflecting on the upcoming show Don notes that," the music and arrangements of Mr. Sinatra made him the most popular entertainer of the 20th century. His interpretations of these songs influenced 3 generations of listeners to see their life experiences within the context of those lyrics. The sheer volume of his work is simply amazing- over 1500 songs. We can only scratch the surface of this vast repertoire in one evening so we’ll be doing some of the ‘favorite favorites’ along with some lesser known but equally excellent tunes. With a vast music library to choose from we could do a new show each week throughout the year.  We’ll also play some songs made famous by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett,  and Harrick Connick Jr.  Other styles of recorded music will be played after the performance for the late night crowd and ballroom dancers. “

“Whether you’re a dancer, listener, jazz fan or were fortunate enough to attend a Sinatra show in the past everyone will hear something they know and like. Performing at the Pepin Centre is a particular treat as it is the best venue in town for this type of event.  The atmosphere is conducive to the old school night club environs of the past with all the modern conveniences and  a beautiful stage and first class sound and lighting systems. Puff n Stuff Catering, the exclusive caterer at Pepin is designing the Sinatra Style Italian Dinner and it will be incredible as usual.”

“The Orchestra is composed of musicians who are top shelf performers in their own rite. They are all familiar with the “Sinatra Book” and enjoy bringing this music to life. I’m not bashful about promoting this style of music to the public because it’s always well received.  We see the interest reflected in the continuing phone calls for wedding receptions, corporate events, private parties and the like. It keeps us employed and keeps our chops at a high level of ability. This is not easy music to perform correctly- it’s in complex keys with wide ranging dynamics and tempo changes- all part of the successful delivery of the song.”

Considering the long term performance possibilities, Don says, “New York is the Big Apple, Chicago’s the Windy City, New Orleans’ the Big Easy, let’s make Tampa the City of Sinatra. It’s a blessing to be able to do what you love and make a modest living at it to boot. We hope for strong support for this show so that we can produce more of them more frequently.  As the man said, “Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo, baby””

For additional information contact  Don Juceam at
813-600-3134 or

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Jazz greats wow crowd, raise funds for beloved Miami Florida community gem - Historic Hampton House

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From South Florida Times

"If you closed your eyes last Saturday and imagined that the year was 1960, the venue could very well have been the Hampton House.

The once fabulous haven located in the Brownsville section of Miami featured the likes of Cab Calloway, Sammy Davis Jr. and even Martin Luther King, who is said to have perfected his famous I Have a Dream speech there before delivering it in the nation’s capitol."

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reina Collins Duo w/ Garrick Aden-Buie Announces Florida East Coast Tour

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A brief, but significant,
visit to Florida’s east coast
to say ‘hi’ and share
the music and the magic.

June 2, 2011   7-11 P.M.
502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL  33460

June 3, 2011   7-10 P.M.
2115 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL

June 4, 2011   3-6 P.M.
997 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477

June 4, 2011   8-9 P.M.
Opening for Blaize-n-Altar
1925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020

June 5, 2011   1-5 P.M.
1925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020

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Want the music but can’t make the shows?
Click HERE for Reina’s Saltwater Soul CD

Upcoming Florida West Coast Shows
Fri 6/10 - Ocean Blue Sushi

N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL

6-10 PM
with Garrick Aden-Buie

Sat 6/11 - Ottos Prime8 Poker Run
4600 Alt 19, Palm Harbor, FL
with Garrick Aden-Buie, we play 5:30-6:15 PM

Sat 6/11 - The Ale & The Witch
111 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL

9 PM No Cover
with Uncle Ruckus

Fri 6/17 - My
Main Street
, Safety Harbor, FL

6-10 PM
with Garrick Aden-Buie

Fri 6/24 - Jollimon's Grill
941 Huntley Avenue, Dunedin, FL
Shoeless Soul with Garrick & I will play an opening set

Sat 6/25 - LuLu's Steakhouse
Safety Harbor, FL
Songwriter Showcase Hosted by Regina Aamacha
with Blue Cypress, we play 7-7:30 PM

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