Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER Top 30 CDs for November 2011

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1...EG Kight...Lip Service....Vizztone
2...Candye Kane...Sister Vagabond...Delta Groove
3...Johnny Winter...Roots...Megaforce Rec
4...Marsalis /Clapton...Play the Blues...Reprise
5...Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots...Lit Up ....Wild Roots
6...Sugar Ray...Evening...Severn
7...Beth Hart/Joe Bonamasa...Don't Explain..J&R Adventures
8..Sandy Carroll..Just As I Am...Catfood Rec
9...Duke Robillard...Low Down & Tore up..Stoney Plain
10.Cash Box Kings...Holler & Stomp..Blind Pig
11.Maria Muldaur...Steady Love...Stoney Plain
12. David Shelley & Bluestone..That's My Train..Pink Buffalo
13..Moreland & Arbuckle..Just a Dream...Telarc
14.Shaun Murphy..Live at Cllahan's Music Hall...Vision Wall
15. Dave Keller..Where I'm Coming From..Tastee
16..Rita Chiarelli..Music from the Big House..Mad Iris
17..Big Pete...Choice Cuts..Delta Groove
18..Fiona Boyes..Blues for Hard Times..Vizztone
19..Mac Arnold...Blues Revival..Vizztone
20..Rita Engedalen..Chapels & Bars..Bluestown Rec
21..Lazy Lester..You Better Listen..Bluestown
22..JT Coldfire..Crazy Sun..Crazy Sun
23..Marquise Knox..Here I am..APO
24..Bert Deivert..Kid Man Blues...HDC
25..Ian Siegal..The Skinny..Nugene Rec
26..Omar Coleman..West Side Wiggle..Honeybee
27..Jimmy Burns..Stuck in the Middle..VelRome Rec
28..Toby Walker..Shake Shake Mama..LTW
29..Hans Theesink..Jedermann Remixed..Blue Groove
30.Mulebone..Bluesville Sessions..Red Tug Rec

Blues Power..2 different programs heard Sunday & Monday 6-11pm cdt on 2 different stations in 3 different cities..WWNT, Dothan, Al...WVVL. Enterprise, Al...streamed live at and on radio station web sites

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1301 Alexander Dr. Apt K=81
Dothan, Al..36301
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Blue Jean Blues – South Florida’s Answer to the Question of “What’s Happening?”

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Come dressed to be impressed
by the music at
Blue Jean Blues!
Hot but cool...
Sophisticated yet casual...
Settle into this inviting spot with its exposed brick
walls, atmospheric lighting and cozy seating,
order your favorite cocktail, beer or wine, and
take in the sights and sounds of live jazz and blues
seven nights a week!

"The Anthony Corrado Jazz Band" from 8-12
Tremendous Tuesdays
          November 1st    Maria Rivas & Friends (8-12)
          November 8th    Sister Mary Beth & Friends (8-12)
          November 15th   Samm & the Jamie Ousley Trio (8-12)
          November 22nd  Lourdes Valentin Trio (8-12)
          November 29th   Bill Scott Trio (8-12)
"Glenda Grainger & Dave Williams" from 5-7
Blue Jean Blues is proud to present:
The Danny Burger Musician’s Showcase” featuring-
          November 2nd    Joe Donato Quartet (8-12)
          November 9th     Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet (8-12)
          November 16th   Jazzberry Patch Reunion Band (8-12)
          November 23rd  Nicole Henry (8-12)
          November 30th   Ira Sullivan (8-12)
THURSDAY daytime
"Errick Johnson" from 5-7
"Sound of Vision"  from  8-12
(Doors OPEN at 6pm Thanksgiving Day)

FRIDAY daytime
November 4th & 18th "Anthony & Lourdes" from 5-8
November 18th 6-8pm Wine Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
November 11th & 25th "Maria Rivas" from 5-8
"The Turk Mauro Quartet" from 9-1

SATURDAY daytime
Atlantic Avenue
" from 5-8
Troy Anderson & the Wonderful World Band" from 9-1,
 Saturday, the 12th: we will have
 “IKE & VAL”!! playing the blues with the good news !!
SUNDAY daytime
"Mike Orta & Barbara Van Jazz Jam" from 4-8
SUNDAY NIGHTS - Songstress Sundays
          November 6th     Rita Wilburn & the
 Jeff Prine Group (8:30-12:30)
November 13th   Valerie Tyson Band (8:30-12:30)
November 20th   Nicole Yarling & the
Errol Rackipov Trio (8:30-12:30) 
          November 27th   Stephanie Mair & Amereida (8:30-12:30)


Friday November 18, 2011
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting  6-8pm
          Sip on selected Wines, Savor Artisan Cheeses and
Decedent Chocolates.  This delightful trio makes for a
marvelous night out!
Tickets are selling fast.  Purchase your tickets today. 
Purchase tickets in the event section of our website:
$20/advance & $25/door

Fort Lauderdale's Jazz & Blues Club
LIVE Jazz & Blues 7 Days a Week  
3320 NE 33RD St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954)306-6330
Directions: From I-95 take
Oakland Park Blvd east
N. Ocean Blvd
left on
N. Ocean Blvd
two blocks, left on NE 33rd,
on left halfway down the block!
Mon & Tues - 6pm - 2am
Wed & Thur - 11am - 2am
Friday - 11am-3am
Saturday - 8am - 3am
Sun - 8am - 2am

Saturday - Sunday  8am-1pm
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Jazz Meets Gershwin – November 4th!

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NOVEMBER 4, 2011

The Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra & more!

Join a who’s who line-up of award-winning stars in this jazzy
tribute to the genius of George Gershwin.

As a composer, he did it all!—Classical, opera, ballet, Broadway,
and movies. From Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess, and
An American in Paris to “Strike Up the Band,” I’ve Got Rhythm,
” Funny Face,” and hundreds more all-time song classics, Gershwin
represents American music at its best—and we’ve assembled the
best to perform it for you!.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of
Miami-Dade County, Inc.
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132
Administrative Offices (786) 468-2000
Box Office (305) 949-6722

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kenny Neal to Perform Free Blues Concert in Downtown Gainesville Nov 11, 2011

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Winner of the Critic’s Poll Living Blues Award
“Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year”
in 2011
November 11, 2011
Hosted by
The North Central Florida Blues Society

Also on the bill will be Little Mike and the Tornadoes and
Gainesville favorites Root Redemption.  Two members
of Root Redemption, singer/guitarist Alan Yeatter and
harmonica player Gus Olmos, will represent the region
solo/duo category.

The Downtown Blues Concert is a free show held
annually at the
Bo Diddley Community Plaza
( 111 E. University Avenue) in downtown Gainesville

Louisiana native Kenny Neal has won two Blues Music Awards
and was nominated for a Grammy, and is known for his soulful
 singing and excellent guitar and harmonica playing. 

Little Mike and the Tornadoes have been called this generation’s
closest thing to the original Chess Records sound. Little Mike
 has played with such blues heavyweights as
Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, and Big Walter Jacobs.

Friday, November 11
7:00 – Root Redemption
8:00 – Little Mike and the Tornadoes
9:00 – Kenny Neal

The beautiful Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located at

111 E. University Avenue
on the corner of
SE 1st Street
E. University Avenue
in the heart of Historic Gainesville.
. It was renamed in 2008, after the death of a local
treasure - legendary rock & roll singer, guitarist and
songwriter, Bo Diddley.
Organization  organized to preserve, cultivate, nurture and
promote the blues in the Gainesville area, and is funded in
part by the Alachua County Tourist Development Tax.

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Lite-N-Up reunion benefit for John Wurm Nov 4 in Lake Park

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Please click on this link to view the video about our Lite-N-Up reunion concert to benefit John Wurm's stem cell treatment fund. It's a smoke-free, all-ages show at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park, FL 33403 (561-842-7949).

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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The fantastic Connie James jazzes up the Aventura Center!
Connie James
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8:00 pm

Experience the Great American Songbook...
only a little GREATER and a whole lot
more AMERICAN! Connie James, along
with the most wonderful group of musicians
she could amass from around the country,
brings you a magical evening featuring
the music you know and love. From
Cole Porter to the Gershwins to
 Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee,
Ella Fitzgerald and Rogers & Hammerstsein.

Connie also introduces "the newbies"
as she calls them to this great body of
musical work including Elton John,
James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Al Green,
Carol King, Chaka Khan, Cindy Lauper
and even Sly Stone. These artists have crafted
songs are here to stay and Connie James
bring them to you in a performance that
garnered rave reviews when it debuted at
New York's premier nightclub, Feinstein's.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180

For tickets call 954.462.0222

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Top off your music week Wednesday’s at The Top of the Bridge

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Jazz, Bossa & Blues
Live at the Top of the Bridge

Join us every Wednesday evening for the
finest Jazz, Bossa & Blues with the most
extraordinary views!  Mix and mingle with
other music lovers perched atop the
Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, featuring a full bar,
sumptuous small plates, award-winning dinners
 and a sweeping panorama
of the Atlantic Ocean and Boca marinas.

Boca Raton Tribune

Doors at 7pm, 7:30-10:30pm
$10 entertainment charge (no food/beverage minimum)
Complimentary Valet Parking

RSVP at (561)886-4570

October 26, 2011
 Barbara Lewis w/
Tony Vino & Company
Benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

November 2, 2011
Bebop City featuring
Yvonne Brown & Bobby Ramirez

November 9, 2011
The Greg Diaz Quartet

November 16, 2011
Jay Traynor’s
“Frank, Bobby & Me”

November 23, 2011
All Star Jazz Jam

November 30, 2011
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet

Top of the Bridge, Boca Raton Bridge Hotel
999 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561)886-4570

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tribute to Bob Seymour: St. Pete’s Radio Jazzman Celebrates 30 Years Of Jazz!

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By: Rick Gee
The Weekly Challenger
Originally posted 10/20/2011

"Numerous guests came to celebrate Seymour’s 30th Anniversary Jazz Celebration. International jazz artists Ira Sullivan and Dick Hyman performed. As a show opener, popular local jazz vocalist Fred Johnson along with Gumbi Ortiz, congas, David Pate, tenor, and Michael Ross on bass performed a vocal tribute to Seymour celebrating his 30 years."

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast Announces IBC Local Competition Winners

The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast recently sponsored the “Playoff of Bands” to select a band to go to Memphis for the prestigious International Blues Challenge (IBC) held January 31st - February 4th.  The Blues Alliance is very proud to announce the two winners:  The Pitbull of Blues Band and Joel Zoss, who won as the solo act.  Congratulations!!!  Second place went to the very talented, David Shelley and Bluestone.

The playoff was held on September 25th at Mickey Finn's in Port St. Lucie.  The competing bands were: Joel Zoss, Cool Biz Band, The Pitbull of Blues Band, and David Shelley and Bluestone. 

In order to compete in the playoff, bands have to be playing blues on a regular basis.  Blues' societies across the country hold these local playoffs with timed judging to simulate the actual participation in the IBC event.  Participants can be a band, or a solo, duo or youth act.  The judges were: Michael Schonbach, Mark Barnes, Mary Ann Stefanik and Lloyd Ennis.  They were highly qualified and hand-picked because of their blues' knowledge and credibility in either performing or for their work in the music industry. 

The Blues Alliance would like to thank the excellent bands for competing, the extremely competent judges, and Mickey Finn’s for graciously hosting this very exciting event.  We’d also like to thank the volunteers and all of those who came out to support these terrific bands.  We look forward to the IBC competition, and we encourage blues’ lovers to attend the event in Memphis.  We will be hosting two fund-raising events prior to the IBC to help our bands with expenses to go to the event.  Congratulations once again to The Pitbull of Blues Band and Joel Zoss…we wish you the best of luck in Memphis!!!

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