Friday, November 9, 2012

Gold Coast Jazz Society Season Swings Open Wednesday, Nov 14

Classic Jazz & The Great American Songbook
Presented Monthly from November through May
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312
"In the Mood
Swinging with the Big Bands"

FIU Jazz Band, James Hacker, Director
Wednesday Nov 14th, 2012 7:45 pm

Movie scores, big band music, Cole Porter and Mardi Gras….those are just a few of the themes of this year’s Jazz Concert Series presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society.   Celebrating 21 years of jazz, the Gold Coast Jazz Society is presenting another year of renowned jazz talent in their annual classic jazz concert series presented at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The twenty-first season opens with a concert featuring swinging big band music by the highly acclaimed big band from Florida International University.   Under the direction of James Hacker, the FIU Big Band will perform a concert titled “In the Mood…Swinging with the Big Bands.”  This concert of big band music will feature some of the favorites of the big band era as well as choice original compositions.   

James Hacker is the Director of the Studio Jazz Big Band, the University Brass Choir, is trumpet instructor and Associate Director of Marketing for the FIU School of Music.  He has been a faculty member at the Florida International University School of Music since 1995.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Hacker currently holds trumpet positions with the Boca Symphonia and Atlantic Classical Orchestra and is a founding member of both the Miami Brass Consort and the Florida Trumpet Quartet. Since coming to Miami in 1986, he has been a regular performer and/or soloist with the Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Seraphic Fire, Miami Chamber Symphony, Miami Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony, Orchestra Miami, Palm Beach Pops, Miami Bach Society, as well as other orchestral and chamber ensembles throughout the South Florida area.   Mr. Hacker also performs regularly with many artists’ concert tours and Broadway shows throughout the state, and can be heard on numerous CDs, television and radio commercials as a studio musician.  His talents and versatility have enabled him to travel throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Single tickets and season subscription packages are still available for the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s jazz concert series and can be purchased at the Broward Center’s Auto Nation Box Office at 954-462-0222.  For further information about the programs and events of the Gold Coast Jazz Society at 954-524-0805 or online

"Let's Misbehave:
the Music of Cole Porter"

Cheryl Bentyne, Jazz Vocalist
Wednesday Dec 12th, 2012 7:45 pm

"Majesty of the Trumpet:
From Armstrong to Faddis"

Jon Faddis Quartet
Wednesday Jan 9th, 2013 7:45 pm

"Going to the Mardi Gras"
with Michael Kaeshammer, Piano/Vocals
Friday Feb 8th, 2013 7:45 pm

"Long Live the King:"
Allan Harris Sings Nat King Cole
Allan Harris Quintet
Wednesday Mar 6th, 2013 7:45 pm

"Mays at the Movies"
Bill Mays Trio
Friday Apr 12th, 2013 7:45 pm

"South Florida Jazz Divas"
Wendy Pedersen & Paulette Dozier
with Gold Coast Jazz Society Band Members
Wednesday May 8th, 2013 7:45 pm

Ticket Information

Membership Information

Pre-Show Happy Hour and Jazz Riffs
with our host Stu Grant
7:00pm at all Amaturo shows

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