Sunday, January 29, 2012

Boston’s on the Beach’s Blue Tuesdays – The Madness Continues

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Blue Tuesday Who’s Who at
Boston’s on the Beach
in Delray Beach Florida w/ Famous Frank
Boston’s on the Beach

40 South Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach FL 33483

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



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

Feb 21: Muggie Doo &
The United States Allstars

Feb 28: Terry Hanck & Special Guests

March 6: Skyla Burrell

March 13: Karen Lovely

March 27: Eric Culberson

April 3: Terry Hanck

April 24: Southern Hospitality
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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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Miami Jazz News Blogging by our Friend, Al Kanovsky

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It's Saturday. It's dark outside. It's nite or early evening if you like. Flo is in the Apple and I am on my own. Afflicted by my inherent laziness I am sitting down with the remote in hand, watching the primary results (yawn) from South Carolina (yawn). I am suddenly struck with a severe atack of FLOITIS. This is an uncommon disorder suffered only by those who have spent anytime with Flo. The symptoms are easily recognized. Something in your head keeps repeating "What are you doing at home? There's music out there somewhere. Let's go". I must stop that voice. I get up, take a shower (don't shave but don't tell) and get dressed in basic black. I want you to notice that I am in touch with my "feminine side". I get in the car and head for "Soykas". Tonite Don Willner(bass) hosts with Mike Orta(piano) and featuring---quoting Don Willner---"song stylist" Dana Paul.

Soykas is no "dollar & a dream" story. This is venture capital at its best. An experienced club and restaurant owner, mucho dinero and the expertise to create a winner. Last but not least is the respect and love of JAZZ. That is the description that the owner and creator Mark Soyka deserves.

Mr. Soyka in his time has known and employed more JAZZ musicians than anybody, ever, in S. Florida history. A great room, interesting menu, courteous efficient staff and live music. See website for dates. One suggestion, If you are there for the "musica" sit up close. Conversation from the diners can be distracting. I have mentioned it before, Don Willner is an exceptional bass soloist. His long term association with Mike is evidenced in their playful attitude with one another. Dana Paul has re-invented himself. The first time I heard Dana was 5 or 6 years ago. Basically a rock & Roller using a synthesizer for background. Observing the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly has been a wonderful experience for me. Observing the progressions musical artists make in their careers is part of what Flo and I love so much about JAZZ. Dana showed his love of his art at last nites performance. Battling the last throes of a winter flu he ran through a repertoire of be-bop, ballads and blues to an appreciative audience. Fred Jacobs (trumpet) who has played gigs(long ago) with Don and Mike sat in and promised to come to the rent party. Mike's friend Luz, invited me to sit at their table which gave me the opportunity to chat with all of them. Someday, I promise to write some of the funny, tragic and always interesting tales I hear of days gone past.

Don't forget the RENT PARTY, Monday nite. It's a don't miss event. Toes tappin' hands clappin' keep on onnin'    al k

Friday, January 27, 2012

Award Winning Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival set for February 18, 2012

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The Rippingtons
featuring Russ Freeman
Peter White
Mindi Abair
7th Annual
February 18, 2011,  1-6 P.M.
Laishley Park
   100 East Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3651

All VIP and Premium tickets are SOLD OUT.

General admission tickets still available, though may not be available on day of event!

Visit and click Online Payment Center for ticket reservations. Tickets will be mailed next business day until week of event, when they will be held at WILL CALL in park.

Don’t delay and miss out on three amazing acts appearing on one festival stage – the award-winning Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival.

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Sax Great Boney James at King Center in Melbourne FL January 31, 2012

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Boney James
Tuesday, January 31st - 8:00pm 
Praise for Boney James...
Boney James' album "Contact" was nominated for a
2011 Soul Train Music award in the Contemporary Jazz category.

Four Gold albums, three Grammy nominations,
a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination.

Named "The No. 3 Top Contemporary
Jazz Artist of the Decade" by Billboard Magazine.

James' song "Spin" marked his 20th single to hit No. 1
on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart.

Ticket Prices:
$40, $35, $20
Plus applicable handling fees

Tickets Available At:

King Center Box Office
King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 (321)242-2219

Contact Us
Ticket Office: 321.242.2219
Ticket Office Hours:
Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Noon to 4pm. Saturday
Closed Sunday
For groups and hotel/ticket packages call
321.433.5824. or email us at

Other Great Upcoming Shows
Feb 1: Michael Feinstein
Feb 10, 11, 12: Bronx Wanders
Feb 11: The Official Blues Bros. Revue
March 14: Moody Blues
April 12: Sergio Mendes & Jon Secada
April 23: Elvis Costello
May 12: Straight No Chaser

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rose Max to perform at Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens January 28, 2012

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“Rose will take you on a trip to the
beaches, bars and clubs of Rio
without ever leaving the room”
Miami Herald

Rose Max and Ramatis
In an evening of Sizzling Samba,
Sultry Bossa Nova and
Pure Unadulterated Jazz

Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens

11000 SW 57th Ave
, Pinecrest Fl 33156
Gates 6:30pm, Show 8pm, $20 & $25
TICKETS 1.877.496.8499 –

Cocktails and Brazilian Inspired Tapas by Thierry
Upcoming shows

February 18, 2012
Harvey Nevins Orchestra Plays
George Gershwin & Cole Porter

March 17, 2012
Tito Puente Jr. & The Latin Jazz Ensemble

April 28, 2012
Debbie Orta Sings the Greatest Ladies of Jazz:
Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
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ELIZA NEALS "messin with a fool" Album Release & Live Performance at Van Dyke in Miami FL Feb 6, 2012

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Eliza Neals is "handily bridging the idea of a blues chanteuse, the classy, sexy singer, to a genre that seems to be overrun with style-over-substance singers... husky crooners don't come along like this very often" Metrotimes 2011
An assembly line of blues and rock drives “messin with a fool,” it captures Detroit’s independent spirit with true grit and motor city soul. Eliza Neals sought out the unique talents of veteran writer/producer Martin ‘Tino’ Gross (Kid Rock, RL Burnside) and united him with Detroit legend Barrett Strong (Marvin Gaye, Temptations) to begin provocative recording sessions. Eliza’s “strangely sultry blues voice” and cool writing style melted with the two masters forging a solid union. Completing their first song plus music video in the summer of 2010, proved “Misery” could truly bring happiness!

Now "messin with a fool" is ready* with twelve songs hammered to a Bluesy-Motown-Rock-Soul-Fortress!  Eliza will perform the new songs LIVE at "The Van Dyke" in Miami Beach February 6, 2012 at 9pm.

Recently gracing the cover of Metrotimes over the labor day music festival weekend, proved that Eliza Neals is in a lane all her own. "It is an honor to be given the cover of MetroTimes hailed as the Village Voice of the Metro Detroit area. We work hard, it feels good..." says Eliza. Metrotimes links below
Detroit Street-cred would sum things up, the album has songs written by Barrett Strong (Money, Heard it Through the Grapevine, WAR, etc), Tino Gross (Uncle Kracker, Howling Diablos), Johnny 'Bee' Badanjek (The Rockets) and Don 'Doop' Duprie (The Inside Outlaws). Musicians include Tino Gross, Barrett Strong, Jimmy Bones (Kid Rock), Leonard Moon (Mitch Ryder), Mike Smith (770), Johnny Badanjek, Don Duprie, Duke Fakir Jr (Four Tops), Steve Dresser and Eliza Neals plus more.

"The new songs are inspired by whats happening right now in Michigan and around the world" says Mr. Strong, "people need to understand the problems and fix em, sometimes good music breaks down those barriers."

"Eliza Neals aka 'The Detroit Diva' would be the house band if I had my way" says Pete Fogel a long time music booking agent for The Bitter End. "Powerful beautiful female vocals and a smart quick band that can jam!"

"Awesome your album is gonna blow minds..." Tino Gross
"Messin with a fool"
1. Misery
2. Man's Man
3. Shame
4. ESP
5. In Charge
6. Rather Go to Jail
7. Raining in Detroit
8. Living with Yo Mama
9. Money
10. Can't Stop (No No)
11. Pig
12. Love Hurts More.

MUSIC Videos:
1. Misery
2. Man's Man
3. Love Hurts More (live)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blues benefit for Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope in Jupiter FL Jan 28, 2012

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If you enjoy blues or just great music, “Three Guitars” is an event you will not want to miss.  

The event will be held at the beautiful Out of the Blue Restaurant in Jonathan’s Landing, Saturday, January 28th from 7 – 11 PM.   Headlining the evening will be 3 of the best known guitarists in the blues arena, Antonio Bolet, Tommy Benson and Famous Frank Ward.  Ken Burkhart will be on keyboards, Rick Rossano, bass and Raul Hernandez on drums.  Drew Golden will accompany Tommy Benson’s performance on the Sax.  
As Jupiter’s own, Antonio Bolet, guitarist, said, “All of us are accomplished players and have a mutual admiration and respect for each other.  Our styles are very different as well, so the audience will enjoy an eclectic and energetic evening “.
Tickets for the event are only $20 each and will include a buffet dinner, cash bar. All proceeds will benefit Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope to assist cancer patients with normal everyday living expenses while undergoing treatment.  Call 561-748-7227 for reservations so we can tell Jonathan's security you are coming.   Seats are limited and going fast, so don't delay!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents Blues Superstar Keb’Mo’ The Reflection Tour

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South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents three-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ on Saturday, Februrary 4 at 8pm. The center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay, FL. Tickets are $35, $25, $15 ($5 tickets for ages 13-22). $5 off orchestra level seats for students, seniors and active military service members. For tickets call 786-573-5300 or visit

The Reflection is the first new studio album by Keb’ Mo’ since Suitcase in 2006. These twelve songs are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family; moved from Los Angeles to Nashville; built a state–of–the–art home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group.

Keb’ Mo’ is a three-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues. But The Reflection is not, in essence, a blues album. In sound and spirit, it’s closer to the work of African-American "folk soul" singer/songwriters like Bill Withers, Bobby
Womack, and Terry Callier.

Indeed, tracks like "My Shadow" and "Crush On You" would have fit neatly into Urban radio’s "Quiet Storm" format at almost any time during the past 25 years. The Reflection
brings together all of this singular artist's diverse influences – pre-disco R&B, American folk and gospel, rock, blues, and more – in a sound that is truly and uniquely his own.
"I worked on this record for the better part of two years," says Keb’. "It took me some time as this was an educational process for me and my engineer John Schirmer. I didn’t
want to let it go until I had something that I was proud to share with the public. It’s the culmination of all of my influences throughout my career."

Through all the changes of the past several years, Keb’ Mo’ found time to play a couple of hundred shows on several continents. He composed and recorded music for the acclaimed TNT series "Memphis Beat," starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodward.
And he wrote some of the best songs of his career for The Reflection – material strong enough to attract such notable guests as country music superstar Vince Gill ("My Baby’s Tellin’ Lies"),nouveau–soul chanteuse India Arie ("Crush On You"), saxophonist Dave Koz ("One Of These Nights"), and veteran session guitarist David T. Walker ("All The Way," "The Reflection," "The Whole Enchilada").


·         Jan 26: Band of the United States Air Force Reserve Feb 18: Evidence, A Dance Company - On Earth Together, with music by Stevie Wonder
·         Feb 4: Keb Mo
·         Feb 23: The Langston Hughes Project “Ask your Mama” 12 Moods for Jazz, performed by The Ron McCurdy Quartet W/ Multimedia
·         March 17: James Cotton, "Superharp"
·         March 31: Abraham.In.Motion - Kyle Abraham, Artistic Director
·         April 21: Turtle Island Quartet - A Love Supreme, The Music of John Coltrane

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design
team that includes Arquitectonica International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates,
Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research
Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and
community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County.

The Center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who
was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic
light wall and sculptures for the theater. The Center is an integral part of the economic and
cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County
Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade
County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting
and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade
County community.

About the Building
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center serves as a showcase for the performing and media arts, welcoming people from all backgrounds and economic means. The facility includes 966 seat state-of-the- art theater, which features a fly tower, orchestra pit, front of house spaces (box office, lobby, concessions, etc.) and back of house support spaces (dressing rooms, storage and work areas, administrative offices, etc.). The site also includes an activities building which houses lab / experimental theaters, and may be used for classrooms,  rehearsals, and small-scale performances. A beautiful outdoor plaza allows for festivals, art shows, and other outdoor activities. The concert lawn “back yard” slopes to the Black Creek Canal, and can host outdoor concerts, performances and events.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s award-winning public art collection.  Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning.  The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust,  the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council. 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

JP Soars's 2011 Release Makes TOP 60 Ranking at Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio

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From the New Blues Capital of the American South
Top 60 Blues CDs for 2011
#60 Kal David & Lauri Bono/I Idolize You [ike turner]/Crossroads Of My Life/Crytone
#59 Nick Moss/It’ll Turn Around/Here I Am/Blue Bella
#58 Jackie Johnson/Clean Up Woman/Memphis Jewel/Catfood
#57 Michael Powers/I Miss Your Kissin’/Revolutionary Boogie/Zoho
#56 Johnny Rawls/Blind Crippled & Crazy/Memphis Still Got Soul/Catfood
#55 E.G. Kight & Tommy Talton/That’s How A Woman Loves/Lip Service/Blue South
#54 David Gogo/The Changeling/Soul Bender/Cordova Bay
#53 Soul Of John Black/Good Thang/Good Thang/Yellow Dog
#52 Gina Sicilia/Members Only/Can’t Control Myself/Vizztone
#51 Roomful of Blues/Kill Me/Hook Line & Sinker/Alligator
#50 Michael Burks/VooDoo Spell/Alligator Records Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Review/Alligator
#49 Quintis McCormick Blues Band/You Just Using Me/Put It On Me/Delmark
#48 Matt Schofield/See Me Through/Anything But Time/Nugene
#47 Michael Terry/Too Bad/Too Bad/Victoria
#46 Marcia Ball/Mule Headed Man/Roadside Attractions/Alligator
#45 Kilborn Alley/Rents House Boogie/Four/Blue Bella
#44 Omar Coleman/Scratch My Back/West Side Wiggle/Honeybee
#43 Harmonica Shah/Who’s The Fool?/Live At The Cove/Electro Fi
#42 Maria Muldaur/Rain Down Tears/Steady Love/Stony Plain
#41 Ana Popovic/Business As Usual/Unconditional/Eclecto Groove
#40 Slim & The Igor Prado Band/Brazilian Kicks/Delta Groove
#39 Demetria & Eddie Shaw/Goin’ Back To Mississippi/Bad Girl/Delmark
#38 Chris Bell and 100% Blues/The Devil, My Guitar & Me/The Devil, My Guitar & Me/
#37 John Mays/I Found A Love/I Found A Love/Electro Fi
#36 Warren Haynes/Take A Bullet/Man In Motion/Stax
#35 Jimmie Vaughan/What Makes You So Tough?/Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites/Shout Factory
#34 Jim Byrnes/Take Out Some Insurance On Me /Everywhere West/Black Hen
#33 Sugar Ray & The Bluetones and Monster Mike Welch/I Like What You Got/Evening/Severn
#32 Moreland & Arbuckle/Good Love/Just A Dream/Telarc
#31 Johnny Winter & Warren Haynes/Done Somebody Wrong [elmore james]/Roots/Megaforce
#30 Gregg Allman, Doyle Bramhall, Dr. John/Blind Man//Low Country Blues/Rounder
#29 Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Yer Blues [lennon mccartney]/How I Go/Roadrunner
#28 Johnny Sansone, Anders Osborne/Sinking Ship/The Lord Is Waiting & The Devil Is Too/Shortstack
#27 Cash Box Kings/That’s My Gal/Holler & Stomp/Blind Pig
#26 Steve Miller Band, Norton Buffalo/Just A Little Bit/ Let Your Hair Down/Roadrunner
#25 Ruff Kutt Blues Band, Michael Schaefer, Anson Funderburg/ Drown On Dry Land/Mill Block Blues/KMP
#24 George Thorogood & The Destroyers/Spoonful [c.patton-willie ]/2120 S. Michigan Ave./Capitol EMI
#23 Studebaker John & The  Maxwell Kings/Headin’ Down To Maxwell St./That’s The Way You Do/Delmark

#22 Homemade Jamz Blues Band/Gotta Bad Bad Feeling/The Game/self
#21 The Bo-Keys, Otis Clay/Got To Get Back (To My Baby)/Got To Get Back/Redeye
#20 JP Soars/So Many Times/More Bees With Honey/Soars High
#19 Ian Siegal & The Youngest Sons/Devil’s In The Detail/The Skinny/Nugene
#18 John-Alex Mason/Write me A Few Of Your Lines [ fred mcdowell]/Jook Joint Thunderclap/Naked Jaybird
#17 Rod Piazza & The Almighty Flyers, Johnny Dyer/Loving Man/Almighty Dollar/Delta Groove
#16 Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne/Nothing Takes The Place Of You/Medicine/Telarc
#15 Barry Levenson, Johnny Dyer/One For Muddy/The Late Show/Ripcat
#14 Duke Robillard/Quicksand [guitar slim]/Lowdown & Tore Up/Stony Plain
#13 Rory Block/Worried Mind/Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute To Fred McDowell/Stony Plain
#12 Trampled Under Foot/Get It Straight/Wrong Side Of The Blues/TUF
#11 Paul Oscher/Robin Lee/Bet On The Blues/Blues Fidelity
#10 Joe Bonamassa/Slow Train/Dust Bowl/J&R Adventures
#9 Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana/Where The Blues Begins/Living Proof/Silvertone
#8 Eric Gales/Sometimes Wrong Feels Right/Transformation/BBI
#7 Marquise Knox/You Better Pray/Here I Am/APO
#6 Tedeschi Trucks Band/Learn How To Love/Revelator/Sony Masterworks
#5 Roy Gaines/Inflation Blues/Tuxedo Blues/Black Gold
#4 Eli Cook/Snake Charm/Ace Jack & King/self
#3 Etta James/Misty Blue/The Dreamer/Verve Forecast
#2 Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa/Don’t Explain [billi holiday]/Don’t Explain/J&R Adventures
#1 John Primer, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn/Chicago Bound/Chicago Blues: A Living History-The Revolution Continues/Raisin

Smokestack Lightnin' features the very best New Blues and newly reissued Classic Blues, Adult R&B, Adult Soul, Blues Rock, Zydeco Blues, and Gospel. Although the show is predominately music, hosts Paul Newnum, Tommy Thompson, Marvin Rooks and Rob McKinney frequently dispense brief gems of information about the music and these great musicians.
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JAMS to host Jazz Piano Great Ted Rosenthal in West Palm Beach

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Jazz Arts Music Society  (JAMS) Concert Series

Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m.

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of
his generation. He has performed worldwide as a
soloist, leader and sideman with many jazz greats,
including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods,
Bob Brookmeyer, James Moody and the
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

Upcoming Concerts

·         Feb 28: Jackie Ryan
·         March 22: Claudio Roditi
·         April 24: Angela Hagenbach

The Harriet Himmel Theater

700 S. Rosemary Ave.
, CityPlace
West Palm Beach FL 33401

Tickets: $35; call 1- 877- 722- 2820 to order tickets
or visit
for tickets or membership information.

Admission is free to JAMS members

NOTE: All concerts are held on Tuesdays EXCEPT
when noted otherwise

All concerts begin at 8 pm
Theater lobby opens at 7 pm
Open seating
Tickets on sale now in advance and at the door.
We accept checks, cash or major credit cards
Programs subject to change without refunds

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Famous Florida Musician Facts - Continued: Nat & Cannonball Adderly

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Adderly, Julian (“Cannonball“)
Famed alto saxophonist, originally from Tampa, graduate of Florida A&M in Tallahassee. Worked with Oscar Pettiford, Miles Davis (alongside tenor man John Coltrane) and Nancy Wilson. Recorded own albums for Savoy, Riverside, EmArcy, and Capitol. Had a top 40 instrumental hit, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” in 1966, written by pianist/sideman Joe Zawinul.

Adderly, Nat
Renowned jazz trumpeter, younger sibling of Cannonball Adderly, also grad of FAMU. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman Orchestra and Cannonball Adderly’s sextet; formed own group after Cannonball’s death in 1975. Recorded for Savoy, Riverside, EmArcy, Jazzland, Atlantic, Milestone, A&M, Prestige, Steeplechase and Galaxy Records.


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On Sunday, February 19, 2012, NORML of Florida, Ploppy Palace Productions and Revolution Live will be hosting the 14th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert to raise funds for NORML of Florida (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), The Silver Tour, Patients Out of Time and the PUFMM (People United For Medical Marijuana) medical marijuana campaign to protect patients’ rights.  Currently there is a statewide campaign to change the medical marijuana laws in Florida that includes legislation in the Florida House and Senate (a first in 30 years!) as well as a statewide petition drive.  As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida's top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together for patients’ and physicians’ right to use medical cannabis.

As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, blues, rock, reggae, folk, hip-hop, funk, experimental, tribal rhythms, flamenco, traditional Peruvian, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams.

Grammy Award Winner - Cyril Neville, Johnny Dread, The Spam Allstars, Sweetbone, Crazy Fingers, Ephniko, JP Soars, Gypsy Cat, The Funky Nuggets, Nag Champayons, Sigmund Floyd, Kuyayky, The Tribe, Rhythm Flow, The Int’l Language, Smokin' Pianos with Kiki Sanchez & Fudakochi, Jam I Am, Omine, Ellen Bukstel, Valerie C. Wisecracker, Teri Catlin, Orrin Bolton, Steve Minotti, Lonesome Grey, Anglo Sax, Mr Grim Reapa, Immortals and more will be showcasing original music.

Alonso, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, Soulflower, Raven, Martian Ambassador, Bishop Makalani-MaHee, Benjamin Shahoulian and other spoken word artists will be presenting innovative spoken word poetry with musical accompaniment.

In addition, Elviza, Symphony, Stacy Oh, Lili Barrera, Marie Insua, Sofia Luna and other dancers will be performing a variety of dance and movement pieces to energetic, rhythmic percussion and ambient tones.
Coconut Grove Jugglers Exchange will be juggling various items and entertaining the crowds with a festival vibe.

Yvonne Gougelet will be presenting an interactive performance art piece with a medical marijuana theme.
Gabriel Orenstein will be showcasing a special marijuana activist video that will be projected during the show.

Plus Anibal Fernandez, Linx and other creative artists will be rendering a live painting demonstration to visually complement the music.

Irvin Rosenfeld and Elvy Musikka, legal medical marijuana patients and Directors for Patients Out Of Time, will be describing their experiences with obtaining medical marijuana through the federal government.
The 14th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will also feature a selection of community speakers who will present information about the issues including South Miami City Commissioner Walter Harris, Artie Kornfeld - author, music producer and organizer of Woodstock, Dante Trevisani of the American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Miami, Michael Minardi P.A., Shawn Heller from the Florida Justice Institute, Robert Platshorn - author and speaker for The Silver Tour, Eric Stevens from the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy, Angel Hernandez from Americans for Safe Access, Jayne King from the Florida Green Party, Steve Berke - former Miami Beach mayoral candidate, comedian & video activist, representatives of PUFMM, NORML of Florida and other concerned citizens.

NORML of Florida, The Silver Tour, PUFMM, Patients Out Of Time, ACLU of Greater Miami and various other organizations will have informational booths with literature and handouts to help educate about community issues and the medical marijuana campaign in Florida.

The event will work to raise funds and awareness for NORML of Florida, The Silver Tour, Patients Out of Time and the PUFMM medical marijuana campaign to protect patients’ rights.  Previously, a person's right to use medical necessity as a defense to marijuana charges has been upheld by several appeals courts in Florida. Marijuana has proven therapeutically useful in treating numerous medical conditions including muscle spasticity, arthritis, MS, and the nausea related to AIDS and cancer chemotherapy.  In 2010, the City of South Miami passed a resolution to support medical marijuana on a statewide and national level - this is the first city in Florida to endorse the issue.  Currently there are companion bills to reform medical marijuana laws in the Florida House of Representatives (HJR 353) and the Florida Senate (HR 1983) - this is a first in 30 years - we are encouraging people to contact their elected officials and have them endorse these bills.  At the moment, there are 16 states that have laws allowing marijuana to be used as medicine.

In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery, Between Spirit & Stone Jewelry, Progressive Rags, Shamanic Harmonics, Shiva Gear, 2-Dye-4, Man With The Magic Hands - Jeff Brown LMT, Awesome Rockin’ Massage by Kelly Cordova LMT and selected independent corporations

Production support provided by Ploppy Palace Productions, Lovestruck Productions, Event Rhythm Management and 7th Circuit Studios.

The 14th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Revolution Live is currently looking for supportive sponsors and unique vendors to help to build up the community outreach and contribute to the cause.
The 14th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Revolution Live is sponsored by NORML of Florida, Ploppy Palace Productions, Lovestruck Productions, SFGN, Wildman Steve Radio, Miami Music Television, Sam Ash Music, Shiva Gear, Artists for Community Evolution and other supportive businesses.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Revolution Live
200 W Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33312
18 and older with ID
Minors allowed with an adult
Admission is $ 18.
VIP Tickets for $50!
DISCOUNT Advance tickets available at
For more information, please email Ploppy Palace Productions at or contact NORML of Florida at