Thursday, January 30, 2014

February Concerts and Theater at Arts Garage in Delray Beach Florida

Jazz & Blues

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach FL 33444
$25-$35 Adv/$5 more at door. Limited seating.



Nancy Kelly | Jazz Project –   2/1, 8pm
‘…precisely the right combination of good-time energy… and take-no-prisoners swing’, Nancy Kelly is in a league of her own with her authentic expression, real emotion and stage presence! Twice named ‘Best Female Jazz Vocalist’, her vibrant, rhythm-driven vocals take us back to a time when jazz was jazz, and swing was swingin!

Casablanca | Radio Theatre –   2/6, 2pm and 7:30pm
Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, Casablanca walks into ours!  Don’t miss a word as Arts Garage Radio Theatre tells the timeless story of lovers torn apart by war and personal sacrifice.  With such a live performance of sensational sounds, you’ll be begging us to ‘play it again’!!

Peter and Will Anderson | Jazz Project –   2/7, 8pm
The New York Times hails them as ‘Virtuosos on Clarinet and Saxophone’…   the Wall Street Journal exclaims ‘Remarkable’!  Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary duos in Jazz today!  Playing with pure passion, predictable unpredictability and divine discovery, these boundless brothers take Arts Garage to another level.

Federico Britos | Jazz Project –   2/8, 8pm
“What’s certain is that Britos is an artist who clearly went through the line twice when they were handing out talent.”—Miami New Times

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 as 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 legends: Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Woody Herman and Benny Goodman, to name a few. 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 four Grammy awards and collaborated on countless albums. Arts Garage is honored to host this music legend as for a concert that showcases his extraordinary talent.

Valentines Special ~  Roseanna Vitro – 2/14, 8pm
Meet the Masters – 2/15, 2pm
Grammy-nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro shares her Heart and Soul with her smooth and seductive sounds.  Be our guest for a special Valentine’s evening performance at Arts Garage.  Her kinetic presence will make it an evening you’ll remember and a performance you’ll never forget!!

Johnny Rawls | Garage Blues –   2/15, 8pm
One of the hardest working blues icons out there today; Johnny Rawls is praised for his soul-flavored blues, solid pop hooks, smooth vocals and just the right touch of grit and stax-style horns.  From Mississippi to Delray Beach,  Arts Garage brings the bluest of blues!

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars w/ Ira Sullivan | Jazz –   2/16, 7pm
Flugelhornist & Jazz Forum Arts Executive Director, Mark Morganelli returns to Florida after an absence of 35 years, to lead his Jazz Forum All-Stars featuring veteran Ira Sullivan and pianist Don Friedman in an evening of cherished standards by Rodgers & Hart, The Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis, as well as Brazilian favorites by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Dick Hyman | Jazz Project –   2/21, 8pm
Meet the Masters – 2/20, 7pm
‘A living, breathing, swinging encyclopedia of Jazz’, Dick Hyman has amazing chops and an inquisitive mind that has guided him through explorations of various styles of Jazz.  He also brings to  Arts Garage, tremendous experience in creating and performing music for countless major films and television.  Come join us for a night of prolific versatility!

Manuel Valera | Jazz Project –   2/22, 8pm
Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Manuel Valera’s music pulses with the hot beats and deep soul of his native Havana!!  Performing a sizzling set of Latin jazz, he’s sure to spice up the night with his rad chops and solo flights.

Fighting over Beverly by Israel Horovitz | Theatre at Arts Garage
2/28 – 3 /23   (Wednesday – Friday, 7:30pm and Saturday-Sunday, 2pm)
What does it take to realize that you are the love of your life?  Fighting over Beverly centers on a hilarious love triangle between three 70+ year-olds in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the winter of 1998.  Clever, witty and lovely, Fighting over Beverly is sure to please!!

Arts Garage
180 NE First StreetDelray Beach FL 33444
$25-$35 Adv/$5 more at door. Limited seating.
(561) 450-6357 

BYOW ~ Bring Your Own Whatever!
Bottle of wine or other favorite beverage,
hor d’oeuvres or munchies,
making the cultural experience affordable to all!

MARCH 2014

Micailah Lockhart | Urban Underground - 3/1, 9 - 11pm
Referred to as the next Jennifer Hudson, Micailah is the Salt & Soul of Delray Beach.  Her vocals ignite the stage and blow audiences away.  Winner of the Project Ship regional talent competition, her reviews are unanimous…   Micailah is the next big thing!

Leon Anderson Quintet – Jazz | 3/8, 8pm
Having performed with Ellis Marsalis at the Free Jazz Festival in Rio de Janeiro and Marcus Roberts at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center, Anderson is recognized as a ‘Jazz Hero’ by the Jazz Journalists Association.  Join us as this Jazz Professor gives us a lesson in electric improvisation we’re sure not to forget. 

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans – Garage Blues | 3/15, 8pm
Playing, touring and recording with America’s Blues and Roots masters like Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry and Pinetop Perkins, Brad Vickers is mixing up originals with our favorite covers in Blues, Ragtime and Hill Country Breakdowns. Join Vickers and his Vestapolitans for a night of good-time American roots’n Roll! 

Peter Bernstein – Jazz Project | 3/22, 8pm
‘…the most impressive young guitarist I’ve heard’ – Jim Hall, ‘…Peter knows it all.’ – Lou Donaldson.  Peter Bernstein has been immersed in the Jazz scene for over 20 years, playing with greats like Jimmy Cobb, Diana Krall and Dr. Lonnie Smith.  Come be hypnotized by his distinctly unforgettable guitar voice!

Carmen Bradford – Jazz Project | 3/25, 8pm
‘Bradford’s voice reaches from broad, belting climaxes to softly purring, intimate sounds... …carving out lines with well-crafted melodic inventiveness.’ – Don Heckman  Performing on two Grammy Award winning albums and collaborating on a third, Carmen Bradford continues her families legacy performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet and Joe Williams.  Don’t miss her overwhelming passion as she continues to shine her light on the Great American art form called Jazz!

Bill Muter and the Sharp Shooters |– 3/28, 8pm
Whatever you THOUGHT you knew about the Tuba…   Kindly disregard.
Bill Muter and his ‘Sharp Shooters’ bring elements of funk, R&B, Hip Hop and more to life in a way you’ve never heard before!  The Tuba Soloist for the Tony and Emmy Award Winning ‘BLAST’, Bill bursts on the music scene, working the crowds like putty in his hands with his spontaneous symphonic sounds.

Vivian Sessoms – Shades of Soul |– 3/29, 8pm
An absolute powerhouse of a performer, Vivian Sessoms possesses an exquisite soulful voice!  She has worked with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Cher, Joe Cocker, P!nk, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole, and has been a featured vocalist for Chris Botti, Harold Mabern and Eric Benet, to name a few.  The niece of Jazz legend Nancy Wilson, Vivian has garnered herself a loyal following and she’s coming for one night to teach us the secret to her success!

Rob Russell | Cabaret – 3/30, 7pm
An Icon in the Palm Beach Cabaret scene, Rob Russell has performed throughout the United States as a singer and actor touring Broadway shows.  Best known for his Direction of the fabulous Royal Room in the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Rob has also been invited to perform with Grammy and Tony Award-winning Cabaret Stars like Marilyn Maye, Anne Hampton, Liz Callaway and countless others.  Come Cabaret the night away!

APRIL 2014

Sunset Boulevard | Radio Theatre
Tue 4/2 & Wed 4/3, 7:30pm
A timeless classic of romance and tragedy, like you’ve never heard it before.  Norma Desmond strives to make her silver screen comeback with the help of the unsuspecting and down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis.  Listen in as the Arts Garage rejuvenates one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers most cherished plays.

Gala Gig III | 3 year anniversary
Sat 4/5, 7:30pm
3 years running and just getting warmed up!  The Arts Garage celebrates our third anniversary in true Gypsy style!  Come drink and dine with the lights, colors, sounds and entertainment that only gypsies can deliver.  We’ll make it a night you’ll never forget!

Orquesta Aragon |  Cuban Tue 4/8 & Wed 4/9, 7:30pm
The legendary Orquesta Aragon graces our stage for two nights of Charanga magic!  For more than six decades, they have held the status of the most favorite Cuban band, immortalizing the Son, Danzon and the Cha Cha Cha.  Now under the direction of Rafael Lay, he follows in his father’s footsteps in preserving the true original sound that is Orquesta Aragon.

Rene Marie |  Jazz Fri 4/11, 8pm
Rene Marie has been cemented among the vocal elite with her award winning jazz, soul and blues singing and songwriting.  Her voice has been compared by critics to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn!  Come be hypnotized as she weaves profound tales of despair and triumph in a style that packs an emotional wallop!

Oriente | Global Invasion Sat 4/12, 8pm
With original sounds coming from deep Afro-Cuban roots & rhythms, Oriente comes on strong and finishes smooth!  Their sizzling, rhythmic and melodic Afro-Cuban sounds influenced by Jazz, Blues, Brazilian and Soul music are all the buzz among top musicians.  Come fuel the flames of their hot, cutting edge musical performances!

The Trouble with Doug by Will Aronson & Daniel Maté | Theatre
Executive Producers: Chuck Halberg, Stuart and Shelby
4/18 – 4/24 Previews;  – 4/25 - 5/2, Wed – Fri, 7:30pm; Sat 2 pm & Sun 2pm & 7pm
What’s funnier than a healthy young man who transforms inexplicably into a giant talking slug?! The Trouble with Doug is a hilarious new musical that chronicles the struggles that come when Doug, his family and his fiancée try awkwardly to understand and respond to the strangest of crises! 

Dan Treanor Band | Blues Sat 4/19, 8pm
“…a rich stew of African music and rootsy Delta Blues power…” –
Thrilling audiences for over forty five years, Dan Treanor and his Afrosippi band deliver an incendiary mix of Blues, Roots and Soul!  Come experience this emotionally charged powerhouse as they blow the roof off the Arts Garage!

Jazz Professors | Jazz  Sat 4/26, 8pm
Grammy winning Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, a record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF.  The Jazz Professors, a sextet had top JazzWeek charting hit albums in 2012 and 2013. "The Jazz Professors: Live at the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival" (Flying Horse, 2011) which and peaked at #19 during its seventeen weeks on the JazzWeek charts. His third album, "From Memphis to Mobile", with Kenny Drew, Jr.

MAY 2014

Pfister Sisters | Jazz  Sat 5/10, 8pm
The Pfabulous Pfister Sisters have one rule…   the Music never stops! For years, the Pfister sisters have been bringing traditional jazz from New Orleans to the world…  and for one night, they’re bringing it to the Arts Garage! Come watch as these Betties of Jazz vocal Harmony light up the stage!

In The Heights | Pre-Professional Academy Production
Thu 5/15 & Fri 5/16, 7:30; Sat 5/17, 2pm; Sun 5/18, 2pm & 7pm
A Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical is about chasing your dreams and finding your true home.  With a gripping story and incredible music and dance, this is a groundbreaking 21st century musical and the next chapter in the classic American story. 

21 Blue | Blues  Sat 5/17, 8pm
Blues for the 21st century, 21 Blue, featuring Longineu Parsons & Ted Shumate, will take you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin’ Wolf to Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond.

Acting Irish International Theatre Festival  Tue 5/20 – Sun 5/24
Come kiss the Blarney Stone, as Arts Garage graciously hosts the 20th annual Acting Irish International Theatre Festival!  A festival of full-length Irish plays performed by Irish community theatres, this year’s lineup is monumental!
5/20 – 8pm, The Irish Dracula by James Doan
5/21 – 2pm, Da by Hugh Leonard
5/21 – 8pm, Shining city by Conor McPherson
5/22 – 2pm, The Butterfly of Killybegs by Brian Foster
5/22 – 8pm, Brighton by Jim Nolan
5/23 – 2pm, The Housekeeper by Morna Regan
5/23 – 8pm, Stones in his Pocket by Marie Jones
5/24 – 2pm, Tho’ it were Ten Thousand Miles by William H.A. Williams
5/24 – 8pm, The Hunt for Red Willie by Ken Bourke

Alma de Tango – Tango Milonga featuring Monica Llobet and Anibal Berraute Quartet | 5/30, Free Lesson 7pm, Concert at 8pm
The intimacy of a Buenos Aires Milonga comes to Arts Garage for a night of head turning Tango!  Need help twisting your torso?  The night begins with instruction by world champion Tango dancer Monica Llobet!  Immediately following, she will be joined by the exquisite Anibal Beraute quartet.  Come and let us redefine your notion of romance!

Naples Jazz Orchestra | Jazz
Sat 5/31, 8pm
Recipients of the 2013 ‘Champion Award’ for ‘Best Musical Entertainment’, the Naples Jazz Orchestra brings the thrill of the Big Band to Arts Garage!  Formed to provide the highest quality big band jazz experience available, they perform music of the greatest composers, arrangers and bands in Jazz History!

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach FL 33444
$25-$35 Adv/$5 more at door. Limited seating.

BYOW ~ Bring Your Own Whatever!
Bottle of wine or other favorite beverage,
hor d’oeuvres or munchies,
making the cultural experience affordable to all!

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