Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jazz Pianist Loston Harris' Great American Songbook Favorites in Fort Lauderdale March 14, 2018

Gold Coast Jazz Society - 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 ~ 7:45pm
Loston Harris Trio:
Loston Harris Plays the 
Great American Songbook  
Pre-show Wine & Jazz Talk with Lyn Farmer @ 6:45pm 
RSVP required to (954)524-0805.
As spotlight featured in the current issue of Jazz & Blues Florida!

On Wednesday, March 14, the Gold Coast Jazz Society will present the extraordinary jazz pianist, the Loston Harris Trio, as part of the Society’s jazz concert series.  The performance will occur 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 $55 per person.  Students and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID.  To purchase single tickets, call the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222, or go online to or 

The Loston Harris Trio is a fixture in the New York City jazz scene and for more than a decade Harris has headlined at the legendary Bemelmans Bar located in The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Upper East Side.  This “home” is where a bevy of great cabaret and jazz greats have performed for decades.   His piano playing has been described as "percussive" with "incredibly fluid" and his vocals noted as "suave."   Jazz guru Michael Feinstein says that Harris’s music is “a combination of humanity and genius.” 

Originally Harris studied music as a drummer and didn’t seriously approach the piano until his 20s.  After meeting Harry Connick Jr. at the 1st Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in Washington, D.C., Harry introduced Loston to his mentor, Ellis Marsalis.  Marsalis encouraged Loston to switch instruments from the drums to the piano. And the rest of the story became history.  Harris has also performed and toured with Wynton Marsalis and appeared worldwide on the PBS special "Portraits in Blue" with fellow pianist and Grammy Nominee, Marcus Roberts.  His piano playing has been described as "percussive" with "incredibly fluid" and his vocals noted as "suave." 

Loston has five albums to his credit - Stepping Stones, Comes Love, Timeless, and Why Try to Change Me Now.  His most recent release, Swingfully Yours, is on the Magenta Label Group and includes arrangements of timeless standards from the Great American Songbook.  Swingfully Yours embraces the music of George Gershwin, Harold Arlen and Sammy Cahn.  To view an interview with Michael Feinstein on NPR’s Piano Jazz  go to 

For more information, go to the artist’s website at .


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ~ 7:45pm
An Evening with the Four Freshmen
It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. With over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles and 6 Grammy Nominations, this fab four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold-out audiences around the globe. The integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup; Bob Ferreira, Tommy Boynton, Stein Malvey and Curtis Calderon, are second to none.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 ~ 7:45pm
Gold Coast Jazz Society Band & Friends
Honoring the Great Ladies of Jazz 
Enjoy an evening of music honoring the great ladies of jazz featuring, Debbie Orta, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling - three of south Florida’s top female jazz vocalists – with  members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand. An exciting close to our 26th year of our concert series.

For more information about the 2017-18 Jazz Concert Series, go to The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and musical services provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. 

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


The 2017-18 series includes jazz for all tastes featuring a host of talented jazz artists.  All concerts will be presented at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.   Full season subscriptions are available at a substantial discount from single ticket purchases and Jazz Trio subscriptions (3 concerts of your choice) are available by calling the Gold Coast Jazz Society at (954)524-0805. ADDITIONAL SEASON SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Single tickets for each concert are available at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at Student and teacher tickets are $10 with valid ID for most concerts. 

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and is supported by Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County.  Concert Series sponsors include American National Bank, Morgan Stanley, and the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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