Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dr. Lonnie Smith Returns to Fort Lauderdale for Gold Coast Jazz Society Performance April 8, 2015

A Season of Classic Jazz &
The Great American Songbook

GOLD COAST JAZZ 2014-2015 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:45pm

Dr. Lonnie Smith 

W/ Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar 

and Colin Stranahan on drums.

For many years, Dr. Lonnie Smith, master of the Hammond B-3 organ, was a fixture on the South Florida jazz scene, appearing frequently at O’Hara’s on E. Las Olas Blvd.  Now an international jazz performer, Dr. Lonnie returns to Ft. Lauderdale with his trio to perform for the next concert presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society.  

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

Single tickets $40 per person. 
Student tickets $10 with ID.
Broward Center Box Office (954)462-0222
or online at

Dr. Lonnie will be joined by “A” list jazz musicians, Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar and Colin Stranahan on drums.  “ The Doc” as he is affectionately called, is a composer, jazz performer and recording artist.  An authentic master of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, Smith has been featured on over seventy albums and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the jazz world.  He is often hailed as a “legend” and a “living musical icon,” for his creativity on the jazz organ. Jazz Times describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban.”   Smith was named “Top Organist” by Downbeat Magazine and was recently inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Organ Fellowships Hall of Fame.  In 2012 Dr. Smith launched his own record label, Pilgrimage Productions and released his first recording on that label, “The Healer.”   For more information about this artist, visit his website at or go to for audio and video samples.   

Tickets are available at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222.  For information about the Gold Coast Jazz Society, call 954-524-0805 or online

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 and Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County.  Season sponsors include American National Bank, Helen Ingham Foundation; the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward and MorganStanley.   Inkind sponsors include the Broward Center; PaperMill Media Group, and WLRN FM.

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