Friday, March 30, 2012

Coral Gables Blues Fest continues tonight through Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Party in the Gables!
60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables FL  (305)774-1883

14th Annual
Coral Gables Blues Fest

March 30, 22012
·       Tall Boy's Soul Band  6-8:30pm
·       Pitbull of Blues  9-11pm

March 31, 2012
·       The Hard Liquor Band noon-2:30pm
·       Big City Blues Band 3-5:30pm
·       Soulfonic 6-8:30pm
·       Bobby & The Renegades 9-11pm

April 1, 2012
·       The Stone Cutters noon-2pm
·       Transition Blues Band 2:30-5pm
·       Rita Wilburn and Joan Cartwright w/
 The Jeff Prine Group 5:30-8pm
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Dave Mason to headline GEMS JAM Music & Art Celebration in Vero Beach March 31, 2012

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Schumann School for the Visual and Performing Arts
& VAPA Choral Parents Association
1st ANNUAL GEMS  JAM  Music  & Art  Celebration

Benefit for the VAPA Choir trip to the
Aegean Sea Music Festival in Greece
in July 2012

Location: Heritage Park @ Pointe West
1999 Pointe West Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Gates open at 4pm, shows 5-10pm
 5:pm: School Band; 5:30pm David Shelley & Bluestone; 7pm: Ernie Southern; 7:30pm: Sybil Gage; 8:30pm: Dave Mason.
The 1st Annual GEMS JAM , to be hosted by Pointe West is in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary  of the Indian River Charter High School’s  Schumann School for the  Visual & Performing Arts. The event will be held at Heritage Park in beautiful  Pointe West Village, just off I-95,  headlined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Dave Mason ( We Just Disagree, All Along the Watchtower, Only You Know and I Know), along with the Charter  High School Jazz Band and Choir, Ernie Southern & the  Deltaholics  (Delta Blues) featuring  Sybil Gage, and more Rock and Roll with David Shelley and Bluestone.  There will also be a Student Art Show & Sale, Crafts and Americana vendors  and many types of food and beverages.

TICKETS $15/GA, $10/Students - Available at
for tickets and info!

For more info call (772)801-6099      
FOR  VENDOR INFO: please call Suzanne @ (772)321-1110  
The VAPA Choral Parents Assoc. is a
501(3)c not for profit association
All proceeds from this event will go directly into
the travel fund for the Choir to take the trip abroad.

Please bring lawn chairs/blankets
NO coolers or pets
Plenty of FREE Parking

Produced by Frannipalooza in conjunction
w/ the VAPA Choral Parents Assoc

VAPA Choral Parents Assoc is a 5013c not for profit association.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

WLRN Jazz Host, Tracy Fields, Medical Expenses Fundraising Announced

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South Florida friend, neighbor and supporter of all things Jazz,
 “The Real” Tracy Fields
(Host of WLRN 91.3FM’s wildly popular & vital “Evenin’ Jazz” show)
recently had medically
necessary surgery which was not covered by insurance, nor did she have paid
medical leave. Costs could exceed half a year’s salary. Please donate generously
to help Tracy afford to stay in South Florida and keep Jazz alive!

Make Online donations @
events including: Tues., April 10 and Weds., April 11th at
downtown Miami's Sky Lounge. and/or 
In Person at upcoming

Florida favorite, accompanied by The Gary Thomas Trio featuring Pat
Seymour on sax. This will also be a fundraiser to benefit South Fla Jazz DJ
Tracy Fields of 91.3FM WLRN to assist with her medical fees. Come join us
for an evening of great jazz entertainment and donate to Tracy
Fields medical fund if you can. Show starts at 7:00pm, FREE admission, Cash
bar and food.
Downtown Miami.
Live jazz performance by superb vocalist YVONNE BROWN, a SouthThe Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd Street, 11th Floor Sky Lounge,PRESENTED BY THE MIAMI JAZZ SOCIETY. (305)684-4564.

ROOMFUL OF BLUES comes to Gainesville Florida April 15, 2012!

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“At 43-years-old, New England’s
has been around even longer than Alligator Records.
For all that time, they’ve celebrated the jump blues,
R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll music of the horn-powered
 golden era of the late 1940s and early 1950s.”
6th Street Rhythm and Blues Review
will be opening
Double Down Live

210 SW 2nd Ave
 Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32601
April 15, 2012
 Doors 6pm, show 7pm,
$12 General Public/$8 for NCFBS members/$5 students

More Great Upcoming Shows

April 22, 2012
NCFBS Blues Jam – Host Band: Terraplane Blues Band
Dirty Bar
2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352)373-1141 – 7pm

April 28, 2012
Little Mike & the Tornadoes
 Dirty Bar
2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352)373-1141 – 9pm

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Jazz & Blues Florida Releases Traffic/activity Reports Reflecting Major Growth and Advertising Value for Clients

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We just wanted to share with you our current traffic/activity report. As you will see, we are growing and broadening our reach with information on real music, made by real people, in real Florida places.

Here is the LINK to the reporting page.

We wish to thank all of those that visit our pages and those that promote their music with us. It is a good thing we are doing, and you are what makes it work.

See you somewhere out there where the good music is happening!


Rising European Jazz Star to Shine at Heidi’s in Cocoa Beach this Weekend

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Heidi's Jazz Club proudly presents:

Simone Kopmajer's CD Release Party

Terry Myers - Saxophone
The Ron Teixeira Trio

March 30 & 31, 2012
8:00 - 12:00
Tickets $25

7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931   (321) 783-4559 Simone's US debut  in the year 2000 was hailed as "captivating".

She received her Master Degree in music from the University
  for Music and Arts in Graz/Austria where she had the opportunity to work with such Jazz Luminaries as Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordon, Michele Hendricks, Jay Clayton and the "New York Voices"
Simone has 8 CD's produced by Todd Barkan on the labels VENUS RECORDS and HITMAN JAZZ at the Avatar Studios in NYC.
Her appearances in the US:
Jazz Society of Palm Beach
Lyric Theater (Miami)
Van Dyke (Miami Beach)
O'Hara (Ft. Lauderdale)
The Cotton Club (Key Biscayne)
The Henegar Center (Melbourne)
Jazz Society of Vero Beach
Heidi's (Cocoa Beach)
Gleason Auditorium (Melbourne)
Lincoln Center "Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" (NYC)


April 13, 2012

Ron Teixeira Trio
Janelle Sadler
Terry Myers
Ticket $ 10

April 19, 2012

Groucho's Comedy Show presents
Hypnotist Richard Barker
Ticket $10

April 20, 2012

Ron Teixeira Trio
Carl Lewis sax&vocal
Ticket $10

May 12, 2012

Ron Teixeira Trio
Linda Cole
(Carl Lewis TBA)

May 25 & 26

Ron Teixeira Trio
Joe Goldberg sax, clarinet, vocal

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bayside Grille in Key Largo to Host First-time Appearance of Terry Hanck and his California Band

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The Best Bay View
Brings the Best in Big Sax
to the Florida Keys

Nominated again this year for the BMA's
"Horn Player of the Year"! Terry Hanck is well
known for his hard blowing sax, incredible range
and gusty vocals. Born in Chicago, Hanck was
heavily influenced by the blues, soul and jazz music
of the 50's and early 60's. After moving to
California in 1965, he toured with Elvin Bishop
through most of the 70's and 80's and Bishop gave
him plenty of opportunities to hone his craft on stage.
"Terry Hanck is a fine vocalist, an amazing showman,
and my favorite sax player," says Bishop.
Terry Hanck left the Bishop band to tour under
his own name in the late 80's playing a signature
mix of New Orleans Gumbo, West Coast Jump and
East Bay Funk, all delivered with a heavy dose
of blues and soul.

Terry’s Website
Terry’s Music
Terry’s video YouTube 1
Terry’s video YouTube 2

99530 Overseas Highway
Key Largo , FL 33037  (305)451-4885

Entertainment Monday-Saturday Weekly.
Whether you're looking for the freshest seafood in
 Key Largo, a restaurant with that special
 "Island atmosphere," beautiful view dining and sunset,
 a boating pit-stop or just an all-around unique
 Key Largo dining experience, the Bayside Grille
 is the restaurant for you.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Les Paul Estate Auction Announced - Time for all you pluckers to start saving your pennys for a Klunker!

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Julien's Auctions is proud to present Property From The Estate of Les Paul. Les Paul not only revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar, but also the technology behind modern day sound recording. Les Paul pioneered innovative techniques with sound-on-sound recording and commissioned the first 8-track tape recorder, which would become the core technology behind multitrack recording still used today. The sale will include property equipment, memorabilia and instruments that span the entirety of Paul’s career from his days as Rhubarb Red to his weekly Monday night concerts at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Some of the guitar and equipment highlights from the sale include:
  • 1968 Prototype Gibson Les Paul Custom Recording Model (Est. $60,000 - $80,000). White flat top with Bigsby tail piece and note in Paul’s hand reading, “Reward this is the property of Les Paul A.K.A. Lester William Polfuss…Mahwah, New Jersey USA…” The guitar is featured on page 350 of his autobiography Les Paul In His Own Words.
  • 1951 Fender Nocaster serial number 1751(Est. $40,000 - $60,000). Butterscotch with black pickguard, neck date “5-10-51 T.G.”, no body date, with original thermometer case. Guitar has replaced volume and one tone pot but originals are present. This guitar was personally gifted to Les Paul by Leo Fender who signed the back of the headstock “Leo Fender.” The guitar is uncharacteristically light weighing only 7.4 pounds.
  • Early 1940s Epiphone Zephyr serial number 7133– Klunker #3 (Est. $14,000 - $16,000) Blonde, electric trap door model arch top with two chicken head knobs, one volume and one a toggle switch, with bard door opening in the back and Paul’s aluminum support system which led him to use solid body construction. This is one of three early experimental models called the “Klunkers” by Paul, featured on pages 120 and 121 in his autobiographyLes Paul In His Own Words.
  • 1927 Gibson L-5 Sunburst Cremona serial number 87230 (Est. $10,000 - $15,000) Hole drilled through the original pickguard, back re-finished, no original case. This is one of the two L-5s purchased by Les Paul, then going by the name Rhubarb Red, at Gibson in Kalamazoo Michigan with his friend and band mate Sunny Joe Wolverton in 1933. Paul discusses the trip and purchasing this guitar extensively in his autobiography. He later gave this guitar to a friend Dave Moran requested the guitar be returned to Paul upon his death.
  • 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (Est. $14,000 - $16,000) No serial number, Trapeze tailpiece, tuners have been changed to Grover’s, pat. Pending with original case. This is one of the very first Les Paul guitars produced. The back of the headstock is hand signed, “Les Paul.” The guitar is pictured on page 238 of Paul’s autobiography Les Paul In His Own Words.
  • Boss BCB-6 Pedal Effects In Case (Est. $3,000 - $5,000). Six Boss pedals including: chromatic tuner TU-2 white, super chorus ch-1 blue, digital delay DD3 silver, digital reverb/delay RV3 grey. The case also contains tools including a pair of Les Paul’s sunglasses and has all of his settings recorded on masking tape. This is the gigging case used by Les Paul during his weekly shows at both Fat Tuesdays and the Iridium Jazz Club for decades. 3 ½ by 25 by 11 inches
  • 1955 Steinway B Grand Piano In Ebony (Est. $20,000 - $30,000) Steinway & Sons New York original piano, serial number 348128-B (NA-K1304 3035), from Les Paul’s legendary main recording studio in his home in Mahwah, New Jersey, this is the only piano used for recordings made in the house.
  • Early 1970s Ampex MM1000 (Est. $3,000 - $5,000) Sixteen track recording machine using two inch tape, with custom VSO, serial number 260, with AC cable and side block. Has been re-built in good condition. This was the first Ampex sixteen track machine and is one of the most sought after sixteen track machines to this day. This machine was used in the downstairs recording studio at Les Paul’s Mahwah, New Jersey home. 65 by 41 by 27 ½ inches
  • Late 1960s API Recording Mixing Console (Est. $40,000 - $60,000) Twenty eight by sixteen console believed to be one of the first few made with the desireable configuration of twenty eight mic line input channels and sixteen buss. Originally a twenty-channel mixer with an eight-channel side car added later, three 12 point patch bay main console and 144 patch bay on side car. Modules include: five – 558 EQs, one – 550 EQ, four – 553 EQs, 9 – Aengus 8 band EQs, one – old school audio mic pre 580 series size, two – 525 compressors, one – 575 oscillators, one – talk back module, four – 553 EQs, sixteen buss BU meters, and an elaborate master section with buss and cue system. The board is made by Automated Processes Inc. of Farmingdale New York, one of the most notable American made mixing consoles. Original masking tape label with channel identifications in Les Paul’s hand including, “channel 1 Les Guitar.” 45 by 99 1/8 by 35 ½ inches
  • Les Paul’s Touring Rig (Est. $5,000 - $7,000) Gibson LP1 guitar amplifier pre-amp controller, serial number 1038. A prototype designed by Les Paul featuring Plexiglass panel on front with “Les Paul” two channel amplifier with a normal and box switch, crossover switch, vibrola switch. Les Paul’s markings in red nail polish indicate his settings on the knobs and Plexiglass panel. Additional tape markings reading "Les Paul Road 1" and "#1 pre-amp" among others. Single fifteen Altec Lansing speaker with high frequency horn, power amp and Paulverizer attachment built into the cabinet. Topped with a Nakamichi 700, three head cassette player which Paul used to play along with tracks. This was Paul’s long-time tour rig and is features on page 291 of his autobiography Les Paul In His Own Words. Sold together with a spare Nakamichi 700 and identical Altex Lansing single fifteen cabinet. Head 5 ½ by 21 by 15 Cabinet 24 by 24 by 15 inches
The proceeds of the auction will benefit the Les Paul Foundation established by Les Paul who was encouraged at a young age by his mother to follow his instincts regardless of how unusual or different his approach. Paul felt that establishing a foundation, which could provide that same encouragement to so many others was the best way to perpetuate the areas most important to him in his lifetime. The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and remember the life, spirit, and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The Les Paul Foundation is an approved IRS 501(c)3 organization.

The Les Paul Estate Auction will be a moment to remember in the history of Rock N’ Roll. Be inspired by Paul’s innovations and see an unmatched collection of the most innovative electric guitars assembled in one place.

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
  1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at
  2. Place bids in the room by attending the auction.
  3. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys the bid to the auctioneer.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online at
Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, June 8th
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (P.S.T.)
Closed Sundays)

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 150
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Friday, June 8th, 2012
Session I: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session II: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Session III: 10:00 a.m. P.S.T.
Session IV: 2:00 p.m. P.S.T.

For more information email
or call 310-836-1818.

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Pavilion Grille’s "HOT JAZZ AT THE GRILLE" Thursdays & More!

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Call 561-912-0000 for Dinner & Party Reservations

301 Yamato Rd.
Stonegate Bank Building Atrium
Boca Raton, FL 3343

March 29, 2012
 Wendy Pedersen
Dinner from 6pm. Dancing from 7:30- 10:30pm.
$10 cover includes a house drink

April 5, 2012
Riverside Jazz Band

 April 12, 2012
Blues Therapy and
Jazz-Doctors of Rhythm and Blues

April 19, 2012
Joe Donato Quartet

April 26, 2012
Steve Leeds Quartet


 Friday, April 7 - Thursday, April 12
Traditional Four-Course Passover Dinner Menu
$29.95 plus tax and tip

Sunday, April 29
Neil Zirconia
Neil Diamond Tribute Show, Dinner Buffet & Dancing
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. $39.95 plus tax & tip

Boca's Best Dance Party!
April 3rd Manhattan Harmony
April 10th Cachet Band
April 17th Uptown Express
April 24th Manhattan Harmony

Dinner from 6 p.m. Dancing from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.
$10 cover includes a house drink
Plus Group Dance Lessons with Top Teacher Chris Hemmer
6:45 -7:30 p.m., $5 plus $10 cover

April 4, 11, 18, 25
Ballroom Dance Night
Dinner from 6 p.m.  Dance lesson with Richard, $5, 7 - 8 p.m.  
Dancing to DJ Karen, 8 - 11 p.m.  
$15 cover includes a first house drink, light snacks & sweets

"Hot Jazz at The Grille"
April 5: Riverside Jazz Band
April 12: Blues Therapy and Jazz-Doctors of Rhythm and Blues
April 19: Joe Donato Quartet with Danny Berger on Drums
April 26 Steve Leeds Quartet
Dinner from 6 p.m. Dancing from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
$10 cover includes a house drink

April 6, 20, 27
Joey & the Gigolos Doo-Wop Night
Dinner Buffet & Dancing, $22.95 plus tax & tip
Dinner: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Dancing from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

April 7
Uptown Express
Dinner from 6 p.m. Dancing from 8 -11 p.m.
$10 cover includes a house drink

Closed for private parties on April 13, 14, 21, 28

301 Yamato Rd.
, Stonegate Bank Building Atrium,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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