Friday, October 5, 2012

Tigertail presents James Blood Ulmer Nov. 17 and Announces Season

Save the date
and get your tickets now
for jazz and blues legend

Saturday, November 17, 2012  8:30 pm
One night only!
Colony Theatre
 1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach FL 33139

Tigertail presents

Tigertail presents jazz and blues legend James Blood Ulmer, with an electrifying trio that includes himself, violinist Charles Burnham and drummer Warren Benbow, at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, on November 17, 2012. Ulmer, who earlier in his career played with pioneering jazz-great Ornette Coleman, is an iconoclastic genius who mixes it up with the raw power of the blues, R & B and funk to create an indelible and unique sound. Described by Village Voice music critic Greg Tate as "...the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery on one hand, between P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell on the other," Ulmer's guitar style has been fed by a wide variety of influences, including the great Wes Montgomery.

Ulmer's previous Miami performance was in 2007, when Tigertail presented him at the Colony Theatre to a full house. That performance concluded with the audience on their feet, demanding encore after encore.
This one-night only concert is presented by the non-profit Tigertail Productions, a South Florida leader in innovative cultural work. Says Tigertail Executive Director Mary Luft, "We've always showcased the best of jazz and blues legends and leading-edge musicians. James Blood Ulmer fits right in. Tigertail patrons have been asking for the opportunity to hear him again and we are excited at the opportunity to return him to the Colony stage."

James Blood Ulmer at 70 is among the most distinctive and influential electric guitarists to arise in the past four decades. James Blood Ulmer has made a career built on left turns and reinvention. And now in the 21st century, Ulmer continues to progress as his most recent history finds him being recognized as an elder statesman of the blues. From his South Carolina childhood rooted in gospel and blues, his musical path took him to Detroit. There, he played doo-wop and R&B and met guitarist George Benson who introduced him to Wes Montgomery's guitar technique.

Moving to New York City in the early 1970's, his interest turned to free jazz after being introduced to Ornette Coleman. His 1983 recording Odyssey, with violinist Charles Burnham and drummer Warren Benbow, delivered an album of visceral, raw emotion that went straight to the depths of deepest, darkest Africa, while simultaneously traversing the American music landscape. Blues, jazz, funk, country and freeform noise spilled over in dense musical themes and sonic structures. It is this same Odyssey trio that Tigertail will be presenting at the Colony Theatre in the November 17 concert.

$25 seniors/students/artists
$35 general admission
$50 VIP ticket, priority admission and best seating
Tickets by phone 305 324 4337,
 or online HERE
or at the Colony Theatre Box Office

Tigertail’s 2012-13 Season’s Events

Tigertail Season 2012/2013
Art Out Loud Kickoff Party
Party and Celebration
October 10, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Talk Talk Talk Dance Dance Dance
Film Screening and Workshop with Gabri Christa
November 15, 2012, 7:00 pm

Eric Vloeimans & Florian Weber
Chamber Jazz
December 11, 2012, 8:00 pm

WordSpeak, Spoken Word for Teens
Book Launch and Reading
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 8:00 pm, free

SpeakOut – Tigertail's Gay & Lesbian Teen Spoken Word Project
Regie Cabico, Workshops and Performance
Friday, January 18, 2013, free

Dance, Conversation, Concerts and Film
Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2, 2013, 8:30 pm

Tatsuya Nakatani
Percussion Solo & Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 pm

WordSpeak – Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project
Dasha Kelly, Workshops and Performance
Friday, March 8, 8:00 pm, free

Niicugni, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Dance and Live Music
Dance work by Emily Johnson influenced by her Alaskan Indian heritage
Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 8:30 pm

Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Sunstruck Matches
Book Launch and Reading
Wednesday, April 3, 8:00 pm, free

Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Internationally Renowned Dance Company from Montreal, Canada
Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 8:30 pm

Tigertail Annual Fundraiser
The Return of Wigout
Saturday, May 18, 2013

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