Monday, December 31, 2012

Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society – Ringing in the New Year with The Great American Songbook!

Norm Kubrin -
Heralding in the 
New Year!
And more, and more, and more!


January Special Events

Jan 1, 2013, 7-10pm
Norm Kubrin
 w/ special guest Lisa Remick,
 the Great American Songbook, $10
Black Box Theatre
at the Sunrise Theatre
117 S. 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL
Cash bar open.
Refreshments & snacks available.

January 22, 2013, 7-10pm
Blues Night!
David Shelley & Bluestone
Black Box Theatre
at the Sunrise Theatre
117 S. 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL
Cash bar open.
Refreshments & snacks available.

Tuesday Jazz Jam
January 8, 15 & 19, 2013
7-10pm, $5 cover
Black Box Theatre
at the Sunrise Theatre
117 S. 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL
Cash bar open.
Refreshments & snacks available.

Wednesday Jazz Jam
Jan. 9 & 23, 6:30-9:30pm
$3 Cover
Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens
2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL 34952

The Jazz Market
Every Sat, 8:30am-12:30pm
w/ Live Jazz at the Gazebo 9am-noon
the first Saturday of each month.
Ft. Pierce Marina
Melody Lane, Downtown
Ft. Pierce FL 34950

Save the Date(s)!
1st Annual Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Festival
March 24-29, 2013 
Artists & schedule TBA.

NEED MORE INFO? 772-460-JAZZ (5299)
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Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER TOP 30 for January 2013


1...Chris O'Leary Band...Waiting for the Phone To Ring...Vizztone
2...Robert Cray Band..Nothin' But Love...Provogue
3...Corey Lucek...It Ain't Easy..HS
4...Maria Muldaur..First Came Memphis Minne...Stoney Plain
5...Shemekia Copeland..33 1/3..Telarc
6...Smokin Joe/Bnois King..Close to the Bone...Delta Groove
7...Sugar Blue...Raw Sugar Live...Bebble Music
8...Ann Rabson...Not Alone...Vizztone
9...Little joe McLerran..Facebook Blues...RBR Rec
10..Al Basile..At Home Next Door..Sweetop
11..Omar & Howlers...Too much is Not Enough...Big Guitar Music
12..Tas Cru..Tired of Bluesmen Cryin'..Crustee Rec
13..Red Lotus Revue..14 Stories...
15..Doug Deming...What's it Gonna Take...Vizztone
16..Dorothy Moore...Blues heart..Farish St.
17..Little Elmore Reed...Same..Comanche Rec
18..Mitch Woods..Blues Beyond Borders...Club 88 Rec
19..Ben Racine Band..One of a Kind..Iguane Rec
20..Mike Wheeler..Self Made Man..Delmark
21..Andre Bisson..til the Real Thing Comes Along..
22..Denis Gruneling...Rockin' All Day..Vizztone
23..Willie Buck..Cell Phone Man..Delmark
24..Buddy Guy..Live at Legends...Silvertone
25..Michael Bram..Suitcase in the Hall..Vizztone
26..Danny Brooks..Texassippi Soul Man..FHR
27..Bart Walker..Who I Am..Galaxie Rec
28..Stevie Dupree & Delta Flyers..Dr. Duprees Love Shop
29..Nanette Workman..Just Gettin Started..BROS
30..Jake Lear..Diamonds & Stones...

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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Jazz & Blues Florida Announces Grand Opening of January 2013 Online Edition

The January edition of Jazz & Blues Florida will be posted on the 1st of January, 2013, at and will be the first edition of their fifth year of being totally online.  This must be celebrated, preferably not celibately; cyberly or otherwise.

A large non-turnout is expected, with over 300 RSVPs at the time of this posting.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the facebook event page at:

Sunday, December 30, 2012

33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival Announced for February 2013

This year's  33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival  (February 7-9, 2013) kicks off on Thursday night with a concert featuring "Jazz Strings" performances, including a duet with Bucky Pizzarelli and Jonathan Russell, followed by a tribute to “Charlie Parker with Strings.” The festival features 16 renowned musicians, including Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Adrian Cunningham (sax), Ed Polcer (trumpet/coronet), Kevin Dorn (drums), Nicki Parrott (bass, vocals), Banu Gibson (vocals), Rossano Sportiello (piano), Chuck Redd (drums/vibraphone) and Bria Skonberg (trumpet/vocals), and others. Cabaret-style seating and all-star musicians distinguish this as one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast. Other highlights include workshops, master classes and an all-star jazz brunch. Events take place at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside (301 N. Water Street, Wilmington). Special hotel rates are available to festival attendees. Admission charge. For tickets and details: 910-793-1111;

The 33rd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival has been selected again as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Saturday, February 9th at 10:30 am – our PATRONS’ BRUNCH
When we treat our patrons to a musical brunch featuring our All-star Musicians.  Patron/musicians may “sit in” with the All-stars during the “jam” session.

Patron tickets: $175 – includes Friday & Saturday evening concerts, preferred, reserved seating, the patron brunch, plus name in the program.

$200 – All of the above plus the Thursday night special event concert!

Patron tickets and gen. admission tickets may be purchased from NCJF, 233 Racine Dr. #95, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Gen. adm. Tickets also available at the Audio Lab, 5732 Oleander Dr.
For more information please call 910-793-111 or email , website -

Online general admission ticket purchase may be made through the website.

New Menu to Compliment Bayside Grille Touring Blues Artist Series – Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones January 5, 2013

Andrew “Jr. Boy" Jones in Key Largo 
Dinner Seating Starts at 5pm.
Show at 6:30pm.
January 5, 2013

Andrew has amassed more than 50 years of experience as a professional guitar player. ‘Jr. Boy’ was in his first professional group, the Thunderbirds, backing Freddie ‘The Texas Cannonball’ King by age 16. In the ’60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, ‘Jr. Boy’ toured the world with several music legends, such as Johnnie Taylor, Tony Coleman, Cornell Dupree, Little Frankie Lee, Bobby Patterson, Russell Jackson, B.B. King, Katie Webster, and Charlie Musselwhite, to name a few.

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

Entertainment Monday-Saturday Weekly.

Jan 5: Andrew Jr. Boy Jones
Jan 23: Gina Sicilia
Feb 5 & 6: JW Jones Band
Feb 20: Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Feb 23: Todd Wolfe
March 2: Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl
 April 13: Peter Karp & Sue Foley
April 17 & 18: Chris Duarte Group

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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Truth... Al knows it when he hears it.

Submitted by Al Kanovsky 12/30/12

Art Garage continues to present top JAZZ & BLUES talent on a consistent basis. Saturday night I had the pleasure of being at a Dr. Lonnie Smith performance. Dr. Lonnie was accompanied by the fabulous guitarist, Jonathan Kreisberg and the sensitive drumming of Ms. Allison Miller. 

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the Dr., he plays Hammond B3 organ, which to say the least, is a bitch to schlep around. It is an amazing instrument that can do mystical and magical things. This night it told the truth. With out pulling any of the plungers or tricks with the bass pedals, Dr. Smith stayed true to the instrument, the music and himself. It was pure. It was awe inspiring simplicity in a complex way. To end the first set they played "BeeHive". This tune employs the newly rebirthed dissonant sounds of strange chords. The audience was spellbound.

The second set ran the gamut from ballads to Monk. Through it all the thing that stood out for me was Lonnie telling the TRUTH through that amazing instrument. Congratulations on an outstanding performance----Come back soon----Congrats to Art's Garage, as well, for their grant from the Knight Foundation.   

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R.I.P. Charlie Headder, Jazz Musicians' Fellowship Foundation Founder & Director

Charles "Charlie" Headder, 83, passed away Wed., Dec 19, 2012. A founder and director of Jazz Musicians' Fellowship Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping S. FL jazz musicians experiencing life and/or career threatening crisis. He was a member and then board member for the Sunshine Jazz Organization. He was also a very competent carpenter and a team leader for commercial construction companies. He never really "retired." He did home   repair and remodeling on a small scale. He is survived by wife Bobbi & daughter Charla. 

A note from Bobbi Headder:
Now that he's gone, I want to sell his drums. In the last few months he said many times to go ahead and sell them. But I couldn't do it. I always held out the hope that he'd try one more time. Besides, the drums were a major part of who he was.... his identity. I did not want to take that from him. However, now I need to cover burial and other expenses and selling them would certainly do that.

It's a 4 piece black lacquer, Sonar drum set. A few years old, but hardly ever played. A snare drum & all the hardware is included: 3 cymbal stands. Only 2 cymbals & a hi-hat. And, a vintage Harley motorcycle, solo, seat, drum throne. The whole set up is worth about $1500. 

Any interested party, please contact Bobbi Headder through this email address:

time travel...Al gets there on time, every time...

Submitted by Al Kanovsky 12/29/12

You can laugh all you like. You can even give me strange looks. I don't care. I did it. I traveled back in time. You're still laughing. Well I'll prove it-----About 17 years ago Dr. Jules Oaklander (JAZZophile-Opera Lover--Ballet Aficionado) suggested to the powers that be at MOCA in North Miami that monthly JAZZ concerts would enhance the image of the museum. The program started slowly, drawing crowds of less than 60 or 65. Last night there were about 500 JAZZ lovers enjoying the music and  travelling with me to yesteryear. The band was Tito Puente Jr. Junior is proud of his father's musical accomplishments and pays homage by playing music made famous by his Dad. He spoke of the Palladium back in the day and that's how my trip started. Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha, Meringue---the captivating clave rhythm---BANG--1949--A  Wednesday night--about 8 o'clock--me and a couple of guys are walking up Broadway to 53d St. Our pants are pegged, jacket lapels wide, shirts with Billy Eckstine collars and hand painted ties from Cardinal($1). The ballroom is up a long straight flight of stairs. The admission is small change.. The place smells of smoke of every kind including cigarettes and cigars. "Killer Joe" is just finishing his "dance lessons". There ain't nobody I hang with who can't dance better than him and we let him know it. He is not appreciative of our commentary. The first of the three bands starts with a mambo and the dance floor comes alive. Tito Puente is 25 years old and looks 19. He has an amazing smile and sticks his tongue out when playing difficult passages. The young girls love him and I am loving these young girls from all over New York. The next band is Tito Rodriguez and to this day I think he was a better singer than all of them except Ol' Blue Eyes. Third up was Machito--watch out--serious, innovative dancers only. In those years New York Night clubs closed at 4AM on weeknights. They stopped serving liquor at 4 but couldn't get everybody out until 5 or 5:30 'cause guys would get up to jam. So last night I was at the Palladium in 1949---RanKanKan, Oye Como Va--Celia Cruz, Jose Curbelo, Ray Baretto.
Tito Jr's voice broke my reverie. He was introducing his band. Keyboard and director, bass player, Conga, Percussion, Trumpet and Jr. himself on timbales. I admit to being remiss in not getting members names. They were all sensational. Closing out the show everyone took a turn at playing timabales and even playing "floor". Thank you Tito Puente Jr. for a trip back in time.   

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Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band welcomes in 2013 on New Year’s Day at Boston's on the Beach!

Blue Tuesdays at
Boston’s on the Beach -
The place to be for good times
and great music.

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

9pm Sharp, Cover $5-$10

More Great Upcoming Shows!

January 1, 2013: Bryan Lee and the Bluespower Band
 (Blue Tuesday #214)

January 8: Southern Hospitality

January 15: Nico Wayne Toussaint

January 22: Gina Sicilia with Dave Gross

February 5: JP Soars & The Red Hots

February 12: Nikki Hill

February 19: Joe Moss

February 26: Famous Frank & Special Guests

April 30: Nicole Hart's "Split Second" CD Release Party

Always a great 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.

Come early for a fantastic ocean-view
dinning experience upstairs at Ocean 50.
Luxurious setting and a spectacular view with
the finest food & service.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Jazz Roots: Jazz and the Philharmonic, a collaboration starring Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard and many more jazz and classical stars! January 11, 2013

A Collaboration Between the
Adrienne Arsht Center,
University of Miami Frost School of Music,
and the National YoungArts Foundation

Featuring the
and YOUNGARTS All-Star Alumni Including

Today’s Foremost Jazz and Classical Artists:

Hosted by Modern Dance Icon, Broadway
Veteran and YoungArts Alumnus

January 11, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Larry Rosen, together with presenting sponsor TotalBank, present JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series – JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC on January 11, 2013 in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. This unprecedented music event will explore the intersection where jazz and classical music meet, featuring a distinguished roster of jazz and classical musicians, as well as rising stars. Produced jointly with YoungArts and the UM Frost School of Music, the concert is the third in a series of six concerts during the 2012-2013 JAZZ ROOTS Fifth Anniversary Season.

The program, directed by Larry Rosen, will showcase legendary vocal innovator and multi- Grammy winner and YoungArts HBO Master Teacher BOBBY MCFERRIN, NEA Jazz Master and 16-time Grammy winner CHICK COREA, acclaimed American bass-baritone and 1988 YoungArts alumnus ERIC OWENS, multi-Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer/arranger and pianist DAVE GRUSIN, violin virtuoso MARK O’CONNOR, and noted Concord Records jazz pianist, Dean of the University of Miami Frost School of Music and YoungArts Master Teacher Shelly Berg,  as well as the University of Miami Frost School of Music’s HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA, featuring Grammy-winning trumpeter, film composer, 1981 YoungArts alumnus, and Artistic Director of the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute TERENCE BLANCHARD, and classical piano virtuoso and YoungArts alumna ELIZABETH ROE, who was named one of the classical music world’s “Six on the Rise: Young Artists to Watch” by Symphony Magazine. The evening will be hosted by internationally celebrated dancer/choreographer and Broadway star  DESMOND RICHARDSON, who will also showcase his dazzling modern dance prowess in an improvisational work with BOBBY MCFERRIN, among other dances. Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the great modern dancers of his time,” RICHARDSON is a former principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and American Ballet Theater, and a 1986 YoungArts alumnus.

The concert will feature the talents of these acclaimed artists performing themes by the world’s greatest composers – including Bach, Debussy, Aaron Copland, Henry Mancini, DAVE GRUSIN, CHICK COREA and TERENCE BLANCHARD -- in a mix of orchestral stylings and jazz improvisations.  Highlights of the program include a duet by DAVE GRUSIN and MARK O’CONNOR in Mountain Dance, one of GRUSIN’s most significant compositions; ERIC OWENS as soloist in a selection from TERENCE BLANCHARD’s Champion,  an opera based on the story of prizefighter Emile Griffith, which will receive its world premiere in June 2013 at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis;  Spanish Suite, which is based on COREA’s renowned composition, Spain, and JoaquĆ­n Rodrigo’s ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez. The program will also offer the unique opportunity to experience duet and trio performances by MCFERRIN, GRUSIN, and COREA. The evening will culminate with an explosive grand finale, featuring the famous fanfare from Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, which was used as the main theme in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In celebration of the JAZZ ROOTS Fifth Anniversary Season, this concert is an historic collaboration between the Arsht Center, the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and The National YoungArts Foundation, marking the first time that these three Miami-based arts and educational institutions have collaborated in an integrated program. The concert is also one of the special events during YoungArts Week 2013, which draws the nation’s top young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts to Miami for performances and exhibits at the city’s top cultural venues.

Upcoming Series Performances

Monk & Coltrane
Feb 15, 2013
T.S. Monk
Nnenna Freelon
Kevin Mahogany
Ernie Watts Quartet

CUBOP – Celebrating Diz & Chano
Mar 22, 2013
Paquito D'Rivera
Jon Faddis
Giovanni Hidalgo
Dave Samuels
Florida International University Jazz Big Band

Generation Next: Piano
Apr 12, 2013
Hiromi: The Trio Project
Gerald Clayton Trio

JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series is presented by TotalBank, a subsidiary of Banco Popular Espanol, S.A.; WPBT Channel 2, WLRN 91.3 FM are media sponsors of JAZZ ROOTS. The JAZZ ROOTS series is also sponsored in part by Steinway & Sons, the official piano of the Adrienne Arsht Center.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132
Administrative Offices (786) 468-2000
Box Office (305) 949-6722

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Arts Garage Announces Spring 2013 Jazz Project & Garage Blues Series

Arts Garage continues
to bring the best in
jazz & blues to the best
audience in Florida.
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach FL 33444
$25-$35 Adv/$5 more at door. Limited seating.

BYOW ~ Bring Your Own Whatever!
Audience members are encouraged to bring a
basket of goodies, a bottle of wine, nibbles.....

Upcoming Spring 2013 Jazz Project
& Garage Blues Performances

January 5, 2013: Jazz Project 8pm
Lenore Raphael with Howard Alden
Lenore Raphael, a Steinway prodigy, performed at Carnegie hall when she was still a teenager. Now, she spends her time at major international jazz festivals and packed performance venues. Her swinging beats and deft fingers have earned her a spot at the top of the jazz piano roster of heavy-hitters. Howard Alden is a 7-string guitar master. As jazz critic Wayne Thompson of Jazzscene writes, “If there are better young jazz guitar players in America than Howard Alden, I have yet to hear them.” He has won dozens of awards and has been featured in movie soundtracks, including Woody Allen’s 1999 Academy Award-Nominated Sweet and Lowdown. Together, this skillful duo delights audiences with harmonious melodies, peppered with surprising improvisation.

January 11, 2013: Jazz Project, 7:30pm
Federico Britos
There is no greater proof of the universality of jazz and classical music than the career and life work of violinist Federico Britos. This titan of the violin, who is equally adept within the world of jazz music as he is in the classical realm, has built a solid reputation worldwide. In the span of his career, he has performed with almost all the living legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Woody Herman and Benny Goodman. Grammy winner Paquito d’Rivera credits Britos with introducing bossa nova in Cuba, and he has since gained recognition as one of the most versatile and talented instrumentalists of his generation.  He has won five Grammy awards and collaborated on countless albums. Arts Garage is honored to feature this music legend for a concert that showcases this extraordinary talent.

January 12, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Turk Mauro
Saxophone giant Turk Mauro is known worldwide for his precision and flare. First introduced to music through his father, a swing musician, Turk went on to play sax with Dizzy Gillespie. He then embarked on a stellar solo career that took him around the world. His comfort with a range of styles, from big band swing to hard bop and classic jazz, has earned him a reputation as one of the most versatile saxophone artists in the region.

January 18, 2013: Jazz Project, 8m
Michael Levine Band
Mike Levine is a man of many talents. After studying piano at the University of Miami, his career took off and has spanned genres and generations. He has collaborated with some of today’s forefront musicians, like Jaco Pastorius, Michael Bolton, Ed Calle, and Duffy Jackson. His new album Thinking of You landed him on Billboard for five weeks in the top 30, as well as on the Indie chart for 17 weeks. He entertains audiences with a variety of styles, at one moment playing seductive jazz from the heart and next rocking toe-tapping rhythm that gets people moving. He is as comfortable playing jazz classics as he is original compositions, and always delivers a performance that brings audiences back for more.

January 19, 2013: Garage Blues, 8pm
Bob Margolin  
Inspired by Chuck Berry, Bob Margolin began playing guitar in 1964. A mere nine years later, Muddy Waters hired him, and Bob learned volumes from playing alongside him during performances. Margolin was featured with Muddy Waters in Martin Scorcese’s The Last Waltz in 1976. He has recorded numerous albums, and in 2005 was honored with the W.C. Handy award for best instrumentalist. Nicknamed “Steady Rollin” for his mellow tunes and rolling melodies, Margolin brings a classy elegance to his music and redefines old blues standards.

January 26, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Randy Brecker
South Florida legend Randy Brecker is one of the most versatile trumpeters in the industry. Well known as part of the popular duo The Brecker Brothers and nominated for seven Grammy awards, Randy has also recorded and toured with music legends like Jaco Pastorius, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bruce Springsteen. Randy Brecker has played music practically since he could walk, and has been swinging audiences for over 40 years. He began playing R&B and funk in local bar bands while in his teens, and developed an ear for hard bop through his father’s record collection. When he was just 22, he won the first International Jazz Competition in Vienna. He is perhaps best known as part of the duo The Brecker Brothers, a group he formed with his brother, late trumpeter Michael Brecker. Together the Brecker Brothers were nominated for 7 Grammy awards, and won 2 Grammys for their 1994 album Out of the Loop.

February 9, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Allan Harris
World-class singer, guitarist and songwriter Allan Harris has music running through his veins. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan’s smooth vocals and guitar styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. He is a three-time recipient of the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist,” and Tony Bennett calls Allan “my favorite singer.” Allan has cultivated a global following, playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and the Far East.

February 16, 2013: Garage Blues, 8pm
Johnny Rawls
Raised in southern Mississippi, Johnny Rawls was drawn to music as a young boy after hearing his grandfather play blues guitar. By the time he was in high school, he was playing guitar alongside greats such as Z.Z. Hill and Little Johnny Taylor. He has since traveled the world, bringing his traditional southern sound and fresh lyrics to people everywhere. Arts Garage is excited to welcome this blues icon to the stage for the most memorable Valentine's performance of your life.

February 22, 2013: Jazz Project, 7:30pm
Ted Rosenthal
Ted Rosenthal 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. Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released twelve CDs as a leader; his latest, “Impromptu,” features jazz reimaginings of classical themes. His solo album, The 3 B’s received four stars from DownBeat magazine. He has also been a featured soloist with orchestras including the Detroit and Fort Worth Symphonies, and the Boston Pops. Rosenthal is Artistic Director of Jazz at Dicapo, a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, and a published author. A recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal composes jazz tunes and large-scale works, including music for Uptown for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

February 23, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Troy Roberts
Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has won four consecutive Downbeat Jazz Soloist Awards, two consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards was the only Australian finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, received his first Grammy Nomination Medal, and has shared the stage with greats such as Sammy Figueroa, James Morrison, Stephen Scott, Slide Hampton, Bobby Sparks, Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton. More recently, Troy represented Australia, sharing the stage as part of an international band made up of jazz greats Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta, Zakir Hussain, Tineke Postma and Tarek Yamani for Herbie Hancock’s launch of the first ever UNESCO International Jazz Day at The UN Assembly Hall, NYC. Having been on faculty at The University of Miami for the past 3 years, Troy is currently based in New York, is celebrating his 4th internationally released record Nu-Jive (2011) and continues to maintain a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe.

March 9 2013: Jazz Project 8pm
Rose Max
Rose Max has music in her blood. She is the great-granddaughter of the conductor and composer Cupertino de Menezes and granddaughter of the guitar player and composer Manuel de Menezes. Gifted with a beautiful voice early on, Rose got her start singing in the nightclub-heavy Rio de Janeiro, where she mastered the styles of bossa nova, samba, and Latin jazz. After moving to the United States in 1993, Rose continued performing and touring. She is a three-time recipient of the Brazilian Press Award for “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA.” Rose is complemented by the intricate stylings of Brazilian acoustic guitarist Ramatis, a Brazil native who has garnered attention stateside as the Brazilian Press Award winner for “Best Brazilian Musician,” and “Best Brazilian Producer” living in the United States. The two musicians travel all over the world, transporting their audiences to the beaches and the bustling streets of Rio wherever they go.

March 16, 2013: Garage Blues, 8pm
Lauren Mitchell Band
The Lauren Mitchell Band, featuring front-woman Mitchell’s galvanizing vocals backed by the talents of veteran rock and blues artists, has roared on to the South Florida arts scene with undeniable ferocity. The group was born in 2005 when Lauren Mitchell teamed up with keyboard sensation Mike Hensley to create a sound that celebrated everything they loved about blues, soul, and rock. Since then, the band has incorporated the best talent it can find, to bring audiences a sound that is fresh and exciting.

March 23, 2013: Garage Blues, 8pm
Betty Lou Fox Band

 Soul is what it’s all about. Backed by the salty backbeats of Aaron Fowler on drums, Matt Walker on bass, and Josh Nelms on lead guitar, Betty Fox’s robust  vocals rise above the clamor and dominate the room. This once-obscure band has managed to blow the roof off every other important venue throughout Florida. Now she’s taking on Arts Garage.

March 26, 2013: Jazz Project, 7:30pm
Byron Stripling
Byron was born to a musical family in Atlanta, and by the time he was 10 he was wailing on the trumpet.  After studying music in college, he traveled the world playing with pop orchestra symphonies and jazz greats. In 1989, he was chosen to play with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and went on to appear with over fifty orchestras nationwide. He is currently the artistic director and conductor of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and his style and skill are often compared to a modern Louis Armstrong. He is an extroverted performer, who engages audiences and incorporates them into his music. He exudes joy through his instrument and his vocals as he continues to forge new ground in the world of jazz.

April 13, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Ed Calle
Saxophonist Ed Calle is one of the most sought-after instrumentalists in the business. Known for his versatility, Calle easily shifts between bebop, contemporary and Latin jazz, and pop. He appears on Grammy-award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada, as well as on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. He also has recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell, and Rhianna. Among his many solo recordings, Ed Calle Plays Santana garnered a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2005. His latest release In the Zone features original compositions and jazz standards and earned a Latin Grammy nomination.  Now he returns to Arts Garage for a performance that promises to pack a punch and appeal to fans of a various genres.

April 20, 2013: Garage Blues, 8pm
Willie “Real Deal” Green
Bluesman Willie Green taught himself how to play the harmonica and the guitar, and 70 years later, he’s still wailing on both. Born in the early 1930s in Montgomery, Alabama, his first exposure to blues was when he would hitchhike into town and witness blues greats tearing up local juke joints. He has opened for legends like John Hammond, Jr., Tommy Castro, and Eric Clapton.  He was recognized for his contribution to blues by the Florida State Museum of history and heritage along with Bo Diddly and Ray Charles. Now, Willie graces the Arts Garage stage, captivating audiences with his rollicking melodies and heart-gripping beats.

April 27, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Dan Miller
Dan Miller built his reputation touring and recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Maynard Ferguson, working as a jazz trumpet player in NYC since 1991. He brings together a tremendous group of musicians he’s worked with through the years including NYC bassist Ben Wolfe (Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall), tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto (Saturday Night Live Band 1975-2005), pianist Doug Bickel (Arturo Sandoval), guitarist Dan Heck and drummer Ron Hefner for a hard swinging evening of the music of Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespiie and the critically acclaimed compositions of Ben Wolfe.  Miller teams up with saxophonist Lew Del Gatto who spent over two decades on the stage of Saturday Night Live as part of the SNL band. The duo’s fat, brassy sound is complemented by the dulcet be-bop tones of bassist Ben Wolfe, who has played alongside Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall.

May 11, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Fusing Cuban roots with New Orleans-style jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian influences and conceived by Cuban-born guitarist/composer Eddy Balzola, the group’s signature sound features funky, guitar driven tumbaos, blazing harmonic brass, and explosive Afro-Latin percussion.  Tired of touring with reggae, Latin, and show bands, Balzola wanted to create a group the celebrated a sound that was all its own. He joined the talents of Stuart King (trumpet/percussion), William Paredes (trombone), Yoel Del Sol (multi-percussion), Pepe Aparicio (bass) and Orlando Machado (drums/percussion) and created an inimitable sound that rouses audiences and leaves them toe tapping and begging for more.

May 18, 2013: Garage Blues, 8pm
Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling
Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and notable writing. Paired with premier harp man and touring partner Dennis Gruenling, and backed by the new Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass, and Devin Neel on drums, the group has garnered recognition as one of the premiere blues acts in the country.

May 25, 2013: Jazz Project, 8pm
Tiempo Libre
“Simply put, the orchestra’s modern take on Afro-Cuban roots blended with Latin jazz is second to none.” Miami New Times

The seven members of Tiempo Libre met as teenagers at one of Cuba’s premier conservatories, where they mastered the critical skills necessary to play classic Cuban music. During a time in Cuba when listening to American music was forbidden, the boys crowded around a homemade radio and listened to the beats of Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. After emigrating to the United States, the men formed Tiempo Libre, a band that celebrates the best of Latin and American music. Since their inception, they have garnered three Grammy nominations, the first for their debut album Bach in Havana, which melds classical tunes by Johann Sebasian Bach with the soul-stirring rhythms of salsa, merengue, and cha-cha. The group has since been nominated for two more Grammy awards, and has toured and performed extensively, including a performance on the ABC television hit Dancing with the Stars. Tiempo Libre is the picture of musical innovation, and is one of the hottest young bands in both Latin and contemporary American music today.

About Arts Garage
Arts Garage is the venue of choice for a diverse array of local, national and international performers, as well as the preferred destination for those in search of arts seekers and aficionados. Established in April 2011, its mission is to collaborate with emerging artists and cultural innovators to facilitate an exchange of art and ideas and present cutting-edge, interdisciplinary performances and exhibitions.

Located in the heart of Delray Beach, at 180 NE First Street in Pineapple Grove on the ground level of a parking garage, Arts Garage seeks to transform Delray Beach into a boutique metropolitan city through arts and culture. The venue’s casually intimate ambiance reflects the feel of its City, and the Garage’s BYOW policy is avidly applauded.

For more information on Arts Garage, performances and booking tickets, visit the organization’s website:

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