Friday, March 7, 2014

Jim Cullum Jazz Band Presented by Gold Coast Jazz Society in Fort Lauderdale

Classic Jazz,
by a CLASSIC Band!
...including Cullum, Vache, Flanigan!

Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Friday, March 14, 2014 ~ 7:45pm

On Friday, March 14, the Gold Coast Jazz Society presents the nationally acclaimed Jim Cullum Jazz Band at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The band is syndicated on over 150 public radio stations with their own radio show, Riverwalk Jazz and has appeared in such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and major worldwide jazz festivals. Since 1987 the band has starred in its own public radio series, Riverwalk Jazz, broadcasting and heard on Public Radio stations nationwide and on SiriusXM internet radio.  

The concert will take place at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale at 7:45pm.  Single tickets are available for $45 per person.  Students and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID.  To purchase tickets call the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at  To learn more about this artist, go to his website at   

“Jim Cullum leads one of the finest classic jazz/Dixieland bands…” said Scott Yanow of AllMusic.   The band has played to sold-out audiences from the Kennedy Center to the Austin City Limits music festival. They play in the classic manner, in the style of small, hot ensembles prior to WWII and their repertoire covers a lot of ground--from 19th-century cakewalks to the small pre-war Benny Goodman ensembles. Jim Cullum, the band’s leader, is a jazz cornetist who has been active mostly in San Antonio, Texas for over 50 years.  Beginning in a partnership with his late father, a clarinetist, Mr. Cullum also has specialized, developing an individual sound from the pre-World War II traditional jazz stylings.  He is influenced, though not dominated, by the playing of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Garner Clark and the blues singing of Bessie Smith. 

As a young man Cullum and his father, a musician who played in the great jazz orchestras of Jack Teagarden, formed their own jazz band and invested in a jazz club called the Landing in the Riverwalk area of San Antonio, Texas. After his father’s death, Cullum continued the club, bringing in renowned jazz musicians to play with his house band.  Cullum’s band, when they are not on tour, continues to play regularly at the relocated Landing jazz club, now in the Hyatt Regency hotel.

One of the highlights of Mr. Cullum’s career, that has brought him national acclaim, is his development of and performance in Riverwalk Jazz.  This highly successful weekly radio program airs nationally on public radio.  His ability to educate, as well as entertain, has made his Riverwalk Jazz broadcasts a cornerstone in NPR circles.

Artist Personnel:
Jim Cullum – Leader & Cornet
Mike Pittsley – Trombone
Allan Vache – Clarinet
Bob Leary – Guitar
Phil Flanigan – Bass
Hal Smith - Drums

Tickets are available for this concert at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.  For further information call the Gold Coast Jazz Society at 954-524-0805 or online

The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a non-profit organization to the presentation and preservation of jazz.  Funding for the Gold Coast Jazz Society is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Additional support from GRoW Annenberg/Annenberg Foundation and Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County.  Season sponsors include American National Bank, DeMeo Young McGrath; Helen Ingham Foundation; MorganStanley; and Red Trombone Gallery.  Inkind sponsors include the Broward Center; PaperMill Media Group, WLRN FM, and South Florida Consulting.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

Ticket Information

Membership Information

Upcoming Performances

"Tribute to Oscar Peterson"
Lenore Raphael, Jazz Pianist
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 ~ 7:45pm
Lenore Raphael – Piano
Chuck Bergeron – Bass
Roger King Jr. – Drums
Howard Alden - Guitar

"Tribute to Stan Getz"
Gold Coast Jazz Society Band
featuring Billy Ross, Saxophone
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 ~ 7:45pm
Martin Hand – Director & Guitar
Billy Ross – Saxophone
Marc Marineau – Piano
Jamie Ousley – Bass
John Yarling – Drums
Rose Max - Vocals

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