Friday, January 9, 2015

Freddy Cole to Perform this Weekend at South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens

Iconic Jazz Vocalist
Returns to South Florida!

Freddy Cole Quartet
Saturday, January 10, 8:00 p.m.

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing…he is overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” New York Times
“Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.” People Magazine

Growing up in Chicago, Freddy, youngest of 5 including his brother Nat King Cole recalls, “Music was all around me with visitors that included Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton”. Moving to NYC in 1951 to study at Julliard, Freddy successfully laid the groundwork for a career that continues to flourish to this day.


Batuke Samba Funk in an Evening Celebrating Brazilian Carnival -- February 21, 8:00 p.m.
“Red hot...He (Diogo) is one of the most recognized and accomplished Brazilian musicians.” Manny Meland, MiamiArtZine

Back by popular demand, join us for a Carnival Celebration, Batuke Samba Funk style! BSF is a high energy Brazilian band that mixes the rhythms of 70s Funk, with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul and Bossa Nova.


The Will Calhoun Trio
Saturday, March 14, 8:00 p.m.

“OMG. Shades of Miles Davis with today’s creativity” Mike Matheny-Radio 10
“Will Calhoun’s latest breakthrough jazz album, “Life in This World,” has it all. It deserves more than 5 stars. It deserves a Grammy.” Carol Banks Weber,

Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to contribute to a range of genres that include jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on film and continually pushing the creative envelope. Winner of two Grammys, Will has recorded and/or toured and performed with Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Oumou Sangare, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter and many more.


Shelly Berg & the Frost Concert Jazz Band – The Great American Songbook
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.

"Exhilarating! A whirlwind of motion who never sounds a dull note… filled with moments of high emotion and drama.” Los Angeles Times
"Shelly Berg is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz.” Scott Yanow, All About Jazz

He's a composer, arranger, educator, conductor, and jazz piano virtuoso. He has recorded with Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Freddie Hubbard and Randy Brecker, among others. The Frost Concert Jazz Band under the direction of John Daversa has been the University of Miami’s premiere large jazz ensemble for over 30 years. Experience a night that runs the gamut from beautiful ballads to exciting and dynamic swing.


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