Saturday, December 31, 2011

Music Jam Benefit for Joe Luley 1/7/2012

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Information provided by Rhonda Perez, of the Blue Fusion Band:

The Dog N' Bone British Pub in Cocoa Village, Florida, will host a benefit Jan 7th, 2012 for local drummer Joe Luley, to help with medical expenses following a heart attack earlier this month.


So far ,Some performers that are performing:
Absolute Blue, Blue Fusion, Jimbo and the No Shows, Karalyn and Dawn Patrol, The Matt Sams Band, Teazer , Tough Cookie (joey z's new project.)

We're looking to run downstairs from 7pm till 2am.. Also got a guitar the musicians signed to be auction and more....

Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER Top 30 CDs for January, 2012

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1...Sugar Ray...Evening...Severn
2...Etta James...The Dreamer...Verve
3...Cash Box Kings...Holler & Stomp...Blind Pig
4...EG Kight...Lip Service...Vizztone
5...Beth Hart/Joe Bonnamassa...Don't Explain...J&R Adventures
6...Mac Arnold...Blues Revival...Vizztone
7...Maria Muldaur...Steady Love...Stoney Plain
8...Big Pete...Choice Cuts...Delta Groove
9...Fiona Boyes...Blues For Hard Times...Vizztone
10..Lazy Lester...You Better Listen...Bluestown Rec
11..Kilborn Alley 4...Blue Bella
12..Sharrie Williams...Out of the Dark...Electro-Fi
13..Rita Engedalen...Chapels & Bars..Bluestown Rec...
14..Omar Coleman...West Side Wiggle..Honey Bee
15..Sean Costello...At His Best Live..Landslide
16..Harrison Kennedy...Shame the Devil..Electro-Fi
17..Nick Moss... Here I Am...Blue Bella
18..Sista Monica Parker...Living in the danger Zone..
19..Bert Deiver..Kid Man Blues..HDC
20..Bad Influence..Under the Influence..BadBlues Rec
21..Sharon Lewis..Real Deal..Delmark
22..Chick Willis..Let the Blues Speak for Itself...Benevolent Rec
23..Debbie Bond..Hearts are Wild..Blues Roots
24..Little G Weevil...The Teaser...Apic Rec
25..Toronzo Cannon..Leaving Mood..Delmark
26..James Armstorng..Blues at the Border..Catfood Rec
27..Bobby Rush..Show You A Good Time..Deep Rush
28..Paxton Norris..Something's Gotta Give...
29..Andy Poxon...Red Roots..Ellersoul Rec
30..David Shelley..That's My train..Pink Buffalo

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

Mailing Address
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Dr. Apt K=81
Dothan, Al..36301
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Kids Talk Radio American Jazz Stories: The Passing of Ingrid Pastorius

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Ingrid Pastorius (1950-2011), the widow of Jaco Pastorius recently passed away.  She was helping Kids Talk Radio and Super School University with a special project about keeping jazz alive in our schools.  We later expanded the project to keeping music alive in our schools.

We wanted to honor her memory with a two-part audio podcast interview and a Cape Verdean Jazz Morna that has now been dedicated to her memory.

We invited you to listen to the special podcast and  “A Cape Verdean Jazz Morna for Ingrid Pastorius.”
Audio Interview Link:

Jazz Morna link:

For more information
Bob Barboza
Kids Talk Radio
1857 Josie Ave.Long
Beach, CA 90815
(562) 594-8580 Office(
562) 221-1780

Friday, December 30, 2011

May your only blues in the New Year be found in places like Boston’s on the Beach!

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January & February Line Up Announced
Blue Tuesday at Boston’s on the Beach
in Delray Beach Florida

Boston’s on the Beach
40 South Ocean Blvd (A1A)
Delray Beach FL 33483

Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank
8:30(or so) -11:30pm(or so)


Jan 10: Selwyn Birchwood (Suncoast Blues
Society 2012 IBC Reprensentative)

Jan 24: J.W. Jones

Feb 14: Valentine’s with "The Sauce Boss"

Feb 21: Pat Pepin!

March 6: Skyla Burrell

March 13: Karen Lovely

Never a cover – always a good time.
Every Sun: Grateful Dead Night (7pm)
Every Mon Reggae Night (10pm)
Every Thur  Classic Rock Night (9pm)
And other great music throughout the week.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

JAMS of Palm Beach Living Room Jazz Series Starts January 9th

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Palm Beach’s
Presented by JAMS
& The Four Seasons

2800 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, FL 33380

$25 JAMS members
$35 non-members, $15 students
Doors 7pm, show 8pm

Tickets: 877-722-2820 or Online:

Jan 9: Nigroni’s Trio
w/ Federico Britos & Ed Calle

Feb 6: Terell Stafford Quintet

March 19: Noel Friedline Quintet

April 2: Rose Max Brazilian Jazz.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Florida Jazz Giant Sam Rivers Dies At 88

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azz artist Sam Rivers, 88, died of pneumonia Monday, December 26, 2012, in Apoka, Florida.


Sam Rivers Wikipedia

UPDATE: 1/1/12 at 11:50pm: SAM RIVERS MEMORIAL SERVICE & JAZZ TRIBUTE - Jan 4, 2012 in Orlando Florida ANNOUNCED -

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ONLY 24 NYE TICKETS LEFT; Get your tickets Blue Jean Blues sell’s out!

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Would you like to bring in the New Year with style?  
Blue Jean Blues New Year's Eve Extravaganza
is sure to be sexy, entertaining, and sophisticated...
A room filled with smiles, dancing, great hors d oeuvres,
and live music by our best entertainers....
....a celebration to remember!
Blue Jean Blues
New Years Eve Extravaganza
December 31, 2011
$99 per person
  • Troy Anderson , Turk Mauro &
The Wonderful World Band LIVE 9pm-1am
  • 3 Hours of OPEN BAR
(Open Bar Begins at 9pm)
  • 3 Hours of HORS D'OEUVRES 
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight 
  • Party Favors
Tickets will sell out for this event as they did
for the Wine Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
so please purchase your tickets in advance ,
once all seats are sold no other tickets can
be purchased.  Seating is reserved in order
of purchasing. 


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Monday, December 26, 2011

Jerry Fischer Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Holidays at Satchmo Blues Bar in Fort Lauderdale 12/26

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Jerry Fischer 16 Piece Jazz Orchestra
Big Band Monday Night

2861 E Commerical Blvd
Ft Lauderdale FL 33308    (954)533-6092

Billy Ross
Neal Bonsanti
Mike Brignola
Noah Brandmark
Scott Melamerson
James McCoy
Gary Myone
And vocalist, Lisanne Lyons

Monday, December 26, 2011
$10 Tickets at Door

Monday, January 9, 2012
$10 Tickets at Door

Monday, January 23, 2012
$10 Tickets at Door

The Satchmo Blues Bar is very pleased to present Drummer/Manager/Producer/Band Leader Jerry Fischer and his Jazz Orchestra on Monday December 12th, hosted by Stu Grant of Sunday Jazz Brunch w/ Stu Grant, Sundays from 9am to 11am on WZAB 880am, Miami (live stream at

JOE DONATO. Joe has been with the band almost from the beginning. He is known in the jazz world as one of the most exciting saxophone players. He has his own group and does seminars and teaches at the Universities around the country.

NEAL BONSANTI. Neal is probably the most sought after saxophone players, as he also plays oboe and English horn and has taught in the Colleges in South Florida for 30 years. He currently heads up the Jazz Band at FAU.

MIKE BRIGNOLA. Mike is a world class baritone player and is currently the personnel manager for THE WOODY HERMAN BAND as well as being its baritone player.


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bienes Center Expands Program for Jazz Series in Ft. Lauderdale Florida

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Maria Rivas to Open Jazz Summitt
& Big Band Added to Series
2801 SW 12 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954)513-2272


January 13, 2012
and the Wonderful World Big Band's
"A Tribute to Louis Armstrong"

January 14 & 15, 2012
Headlining Opening Event

January 21, 2012

January 27, 2012

February 19, 2012
"A Swingin Evening of Entertainment"
The Last Flight Out Big Band

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Friday, December 16, 2011

"Keep the Money in Florida" Holiday Gift Idea for the Jazz Lover in Your Life

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Florida jazz photographer recounts Glorious Days
and Nights in newly published memoir
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Glorious Days and Nights
A Jazz Memoir
Herb Snitzer

Photographs of jazz greats and the memories of a great photographer

Glorious Days and Nights is a personal account of the fifty-year career of jazz photographer Herb Snitzer, with a special focus on his years in New York City from 1957 to 1964. A photojournalist for Life, Look, and Fortune, Snitzer was the photo editor and later associate editor of the influential jazz magazine Metronome. During the 1960s, politics, race, and social strife and unrest swirled in Snitzer’s life as a working artist. But throughout the bus boycotts, demonstrations, civil and racial unrest, what remained constant for him was jazz.

Snitzer recalls what it was like to go on the road with these musicians. His reflections run the gamut from serious meditations on his development as a young photographer working with musicians already of great stature to more conversational recollections of casual moments spent having fun with the jazz artists many of whom became close friends.

This book includes Snitzer’s very best jazz photographs. He reveals the essences of the artists, their struggles, joys, and pains. A number of Snitzer’s jazz images have become iconic, including Louis Armstrong with the Star of David, Lester Young at The Five Spot CafĂ© in New York City, John Coltrane reflected in a mirror, Thelonious Monk with piano keys reflected in his sunglasses, and Miles Davis at Newport. With eighty-five black and white images of jazz giants, Glorious Days and Nights provides a long-awaited testimony to the friendships and artistry that Snitzer developed over his remarkable career.

Herb Snitzer, St. Petersburg, Florida, has been a fine art photographer for more than fifty years. His work has been featured in numerous museums, magazines, exhibitions, and books.

To purchase the book please follow this LINK.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Randy Bernsen CD Release Concert to be held at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale

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Randy Bernsen and Friends
in Concert December 22, 2011
CD release party
App Teaser

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011, 8pm

Cinema Paradiso

503 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
Price: $20

Randy Bernsen - guitar

Uzi Nizri - organ

David Nizri - drums

plus special guests
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ruth Eckerd Hall’s upcoming Jazz, Blues & Pop Shows in Tampa Florida

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Deselle, Allen, Tedeschi, Trucks, King,
 Allman, Rush, LaBelle, Mo, Costello
and More!
Friday 12/16/2011 @ 7:30 PM
(Murray Studio Theater)
Mike Desselle, a.k.a. “Molten Mike,” brings blues to Evening at the Murray.
Enjoy songs from his first albums, which featured electric guitar-based
blues/jazz/rock fusion, his vintage 1928 and 1932 National steel guitars, and
his Taylor acoustic. And no night with Mike is complete without experiencing a
little bluegrass and country. Beginning guitar at age six, he has played some of
the top music clubs in Florida, Nashville, Ohio, and in Australia in Sydney,
Perth, Canberra, Cairns, Adelaide and Melbourne. We think Michael Desselle is
the real deal and we hope you’ll think so too.

Special Guest Melissa Nolan

Wednesday 12/21/2011 @ 8:00 PM
Best-known as a writer, director, actor and producer of films, Woody Allen has
 another passion. He and his band have been delighting audiences with a hot
mix of New Orleans-inspired music for more than thirty-five years. Firmly
rooted in the music Allen has loved since childhood, the band draws inspiration
from legends such as Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie
Noone and Louis Armstrong. Their repertoire includes an eclectic mix of
popular tunes, hymns, spirituals, marches, blues and rags. Discover a new
side of Woody Allen!

Make it a Ruth Eckerd Hall Evening! Enjoy a sumptuous buffet before the show.
 To view the evening's menu or to make a reservation, select "Buffet" from the
event calendar. Limited availability. Advance reservations recommended.
Thursday 12/29/2011 @ 8:00 PM
Unquestionably the most formidable husband and wife team in the history of
 southern rock and blues music, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi return to
Ruth Eckerd Hall for the 1st time since their sold out show last year!

Trucks has led his own band for more than 15 years, he's also been the slide guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band. Eric Clapton says “Derek’s guitar playing
is stunning, unlike anything I’d ever heard before.” Derek was also on the cover
of the 2007 Rolling Stone New Guitar Gods issue. Derek is currently a member
of the Allman Brothers Band.

Tedeschi has risen to fame with multiple Grammy Award nominations. Her
powerful singing voice and fearless stage presence have made her one of the
 most stirring soul and blues musicians of our time. Add her knack for musical truth telling and her commanding guitar playing, and you have an artist who is
quickly taking her place as the new generation’s greatest female blues
guitar/singer and, perhaps, one of the best ever.
Saturday 01/07/2012 @ 8:00 PM
Since the 1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King,
 affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late
1940's, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues
classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal", and 1976's
collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time".

Over the years, B.B. has had two #1 R & B hits, 1951's "Three O'Clock Blues",
and 1952's "You Don't Know Me", and four #2 R & B hits, 1953's "Please Love Me",
and 1954's "You Upset Me Baby", 1960's "Sweet Sixteen, Part I", and 1966's "Don't
Answer The Door, Part I". B.B.'s most popular crossover hit, 1970's "The Thrill Is
Gone" went to #15 on the pop charts.

His classic songs such as "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss", "Caledonia", " How
Blue Can You Get", "Everyday I Have The Blues", and "Why I Sing The Blues", are
concert (and fan) staples.

Multiple-Grammy winner, B.B. has received seven Honorary Doctorates,
numerous Gold and Platinum record awards, the Kennedy Center Honors in
 1995 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006.

B.B. has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a
unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the "singing"
that comes from his guitar. In B.B's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the
minute I stop singing…I start to sing by playing Lucille".

Saturday 01/14/2012 @ 8:00 PM
(With Jaimoe's Jasssz Band)
With his distinctive, soulful voice and gift for interpreting the blues, Gregg
Allman creates work rich with passion, verve, and the unerring confidence of a
 true survivor. He and his powerhouse band cook up an earthy and atmospheric
 musical stew infused with gritty R&B muscle, spooky Southern psychedelia,
and greasy deep soul grooves. Low Country Blues, his latest CD and a self-
assured and spirited collection, reveals Gregg at his best. The voice that has
 the power to wring nuance and history from every lyric has become one of the
defining sounds in the history of American music.

Photo by Bob Stegmaier
Friday 01/27/2012 @ 7:30 PM
(Capital Theatre)
Eric Thom of EXCLAIM Magazine said of Tom Rush, “…he’s got that rare one-of-
a-kind quality that makes you realize you’ve seen somebody who really
matters.” A living legend who helped usher in the singer-songwriter era and has
 had a profound impact on American music, Rush was instrumental in shaping the folk revival of the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s. His
distinctive guitar style, wry humor, warm, expressive voice and engaging
storytelling have universal appeal and have made his songs hits with folk,
country, heavy metal and rap audiences.

Wednesday 02/01/2012 @ 8:00 PM
Elegance, grace, style and class – and a soaring, powerhouse voice: Patti
 LaBelle embodies all of these and so much more. Humanitarian, entrepreneur,
 author, actor, recording artist and vocalist, Patti is known for her potent,
 emotionally real persona. From her 1961 hit I Sold My Heart To The Junkman
to Lady Marmalade, On My Own and her recent album Back To Now, this soulful
diva always delivers. Patti LaBelle, we see a Winner in You.

Boney James lends his sax to this special evening. Known as one of the top jazz
 artists of our time, Boney reaches across genres, with hits on the R&B,
Urban AC and Top 200 Charts as well.

Make it a Ruth Eckerd Hall Evening! Enjoy a sumptuous buffet before the show.
To view the evening's menu or to make a reservation, select "Buffet" from the
event calendar. Limited availability. Advance reservations recommended.

Friday 02/03/2012 @ 8:00 PM
Anders Osborne Solo Acoustic will open the show Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Keb Mo is on tour in support of his widely praised new album, The Reflection, and makes an exclusive Tampa Bay area stop at
Ruth Eckerd Hall.

The highly-anticipated collection is his first studio release since his 2006
album, Suitcase, and features duets with India.Arie and Vince Gill, as well as
 performances by Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Mindi Abair and world-renowned
 studio musician David T. Walker. His trademark honest, unadorned vocal, his
deceptively simple, sublime guitar work and his catchy melodies are here, of
course, but with this recording Keb is more expressive than ever. His last two
concerts at the Tampa theatre have been sell outs!

Tuesday 04/24/2012 @ 8:00 PM
Elvis Costello and the Imposters today announce the first Spectacular
Spinning Songbook dates of 2012 with shows in the Southeast US this April.
The date includes a rescheduled date at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, April 24
at 8 pm. Tickets for the previous scheduled date in September will be honored
and tickets are still available for purchase.

"Unfettered, free-wheeling fun" – Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"[The Wheel] was the perfect way to shake up a set list with a couple
decades' worth of excellent material" – Columbus Dispatch
"Three hours of hilarity, musicality, and unabated joy" – St. Louis
"It's hard to imagine any other musician in the world playing the show that
Elvis Costello did" – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At each performance, select fans are invited onstage to spin the Wheel,
helping to create new sets at each performance from a collection of 40
banners including hits, rarities, and a few surprises.

1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater FL 33759   (727)791-7060

Other Great Upcoming Performances

Flavor of Jazz VI: Peter White
Tuesday 12/13/2011 @ 7:30 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tuesday 01/17/2012 @ 1:00 PM

Stan Hunter and Jazz Combo
Friday 01/20/2012 @ 7:30 PM
(Murray Studio Theater)

Danny Aiello in Concert
Tuesday 01/24/2012 @ 1:00 PM

Debby Boone "Swing This"
Saturday 02/25/2012 @ 1:00 PM

Jane Monheit
Saturday 02/25/2012 @ 8:00 PM
(Capital Theatre)

The Doobie Brothers
Sunday 02/26/2012 @ 7:00 PM
(With Special Guest, Pablo Cruise)

Chris Botti
Friday 03/02/2012 @ 7:00 PM

Simply Sinatra
Monday 03/05/2012 @ 1:00 PM

The Moody Blues
Tuesday 03/13/2012 @ 8:00 PM

Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Reunion XII –
Saturday 03/17/2012 @ 7:30
Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Larry Chance of The Earls, The Coasters, Shirley Alston Reeves, Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs, The Happenings, Tommy Mara and The Crests, Amanda Nikka.

Roger McGuinn
Saturday 03/17/2012 @ 7:30 PM
(Capital Theatre)

Tony Bennett
Friday 03/23/2012 @ 8:00 PM

David Benoit/Brian Culbertson
Sunday 03/25/2012 @ 7:00 PM
(Capital Theatre)

Diana Krall
Wednesday 03/28/2012 @ 8:00 PM

Jake Shimabukuro
Thursday 03/29/2012 @ 7:30 PM
(Capital Theatre)
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