Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jazz & Blues Florida February 2019 Issue Posted - A short month that's long on music!

Jazz & Blues Florida 
February 2019

Enjoy the read about the music,
then get out and enjoy it LIVE!

The magazine and event listings are available
at our main site: www.JazzBluesFlorida.com

OTHER NEWS
1) The Sign Up Form for our
new email list is HERE.

2) Our NEWS BLOG (probably where you are 
reading this) just passed 
ONE AND A HALF MILLION 
views. Yes people, you are not alone!

3) The order deadline for the March 
issue is February 20th. Email 


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Jazz & Blues Florida News Blog Passes ONE AND HALF MILLION Lifetime Views



If you hear people saying that jazz and blues are no longer relevant to the overall music scene and our culture, Jazz & Blues Florida just passed ONE AND HALF MILLION views of our news blog we started less than nine years ago! This is a pretty solid indicator that our music is still of interest! And the news blog is just one part of the platform we have implemented for getting information about the scene to those that want to know. A big THANK YOU in validation of my life for the past ten years to those that trusted in my business and supported it with their marketing and promotion dollars AND to ALL of YOU that came to see what a Florida Jazz & Blues Blog is about. Onward friends...see you somewhere the good music is happening! 

Charlie 
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Heidi's Jazz Club - THE Valentine's Destination on the Space Coast for Live Jazz, Dinner & ROMANCE

*CLOSED* Sunday for Super Bowl!
HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB
Where Memories are Made!
Designated by DownBeat Magazine 
as one of the world's top 2018 jazz venues
7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa BeachFL 32931
heidisjazzclub.com   (321)783-4559

FEB 1 & 2: Danny Bacher
Friday, 8:30pm-12am & Saturday, 8pm-12am, $20 

FEB 14: Celebrate Valentine's Day w/ Sybil Gage
Valentines Day 4 Course Dinner Menu
$59 per person
Sybil Gage - Jazz Club
Mark Hubrouk - Heidelberg Restaurant 
For reservations call (321)783-6806 
(Credit Card Number required)

Saturday, Two Shows: 
6:30pm & 8:30pm 
$38 Music Charge each show

Heidi's Jazz Club features live music every Wednesday through Sunday
 (See CALENDAR for weekly schedule) with featured performers on 
selected Friday and Saturday evenings and Heidi's Open Jam Session
 every Sunday evening starting at 7 PM. Located in downtown Cocoa 
Beach, Heidi’s makes the perfect ‘highlight’ to a weekend getaway 
to the beach this season. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Hubrouck 
Wednesday through Sunday in the adjacent Heidelberg Restaurant

 Club Hours: Wed-Sun 5pm-1am
Closed Mon & Tues
Heidelberg, Patio and Club Dining Hours:
Wed-Sat 11am - 10pm,  Sun. 5pm - 10pm

      


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RICH BROWN BLUES - Playing Indian River Like a Boss

Rich in Good Times and Great Blues!!

UPCOMING SHOWS

RICH BROWN BLUES DUO
Saturay, February 2, 2019 ~ 6-9pm
Fresh Scratch Bistro & Lounge
1940 Florida A1A, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
MAP
freshscratchbistro.com  (321)757-2833

RICH BROWN BLUES
Sundday, February 10, 2019 ~ 4-7pm
Bonefish Willy’s
2459 Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935
MAP
bonefishwillys.net (321)253-8888

RICH BROWN BLUES DUO
Saturay, February 16, 2019 ~ 6-9pm
Fresh Scratch Bistro & Lounge
1940 Florida A1A, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
MAP
freshscratchbistro.com  (321)757-2833

RICH BROWN BLUES BAND
Friday, February 22, 2018 ~ 7pm
Malabar Mo’s
2805 Malabar Road
Malabar FL 32950
MAP
malabarmos.com (321)725-8374

RICH BROWN BLUES BAND
Saturday, February 23, 2019 ~ 11am-4pm
Space Coast Harley-Davidson
1440 Sportsman Lane NE , Palm Bay, FL 32905
MAP
spacecoastharley.com (321)259-1311
Full Band show to KICK START Springtime


Playing venues from New England area, 
southwest to Mississippi Delta, south to 
New Orleans and east to the Piedmont region 
and south again to Florida, spreading the 
good news of Roots Blues, Electric Blues 
and Americana.

Rich Brown has been fiddlin' around with a guitar since 1969. He now lives in Florida, surfs when he can and plays the Blues he loves. Anything is possible under tough circumstances, that is what made him who he is today. And now he's come up to loving to play this music that speaks to him. His music is rooted in the Blues.  He is playing and singing the music he loves.  Nearly every time he gigs, folks stop to listen because this music is a little different and grabs their attention. At some point at every gig he is asked "what is that stuff?" This stuff is where much of what we all listen to now sprang from, roots music some call it. People laugh crazy during one song and mellow down during the next, then he'll play something raucous to bring them back up and smiling. That is the height of his enjoyment, seeing this music affect others like it has him. It's why he chases it, because it got in him, real deep. Much of what he plays comes from Delta, Piedmont and Country Blues, some from Chicago and some has become classic Americana.  W.C. Handy Award winners Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (www.paulandannie.com/mojorodeo/) introduced him to the music of Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tommy Johnson, Robert Johnson, Scrapper Blackwell, Barbecue Bob, the list goes on. When he plays, he tells his story with these influences present. Some call it Folk Blues because it's what the 'folks" play. This is the real thing.  Rich keeps that vibe rolling on.

Rich Brown Blues
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Patti LaBelle, World Renowned R&B and Soul Singer, in Concert in Ft. Myers Feb 11, 2019

PATTI LABELLE
IN CONCERT IN FORT MYERS
at 
Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall
at FSW!

Patti LaBelle to perform at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on Monday, February 11 at 7:30PM. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call 239-481-4849. The Fort Myers concert is part of the Bank of America Variety Series.

LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" and the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, "You Are My Friend". LaBelle became a mainstream solo star in 1984 following the success of the singles, "If Only You Knew", "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", with the latter two crossing over to pop audiences and becoming radio staples. Less than two years later, in 1986, LaBelle scored with the number-one album, Winner in You and the number-one duet single, "On My Own", with Michael McDonald. LaBelle eventually won a 1992 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 album, Burnin', followed by a second Grammy win for the live album, Live! One Night Only.

Her 1990s albums, Burnin', Gems (1994) and Flame (1997), continued her popularity with young R&B audiences throughout the decade. Following the release of two mildly receptive solo albums in the early new millennium, she reunited with her Labelle band mates for the album, Back to Now, followed by a briefly well received promotional tour. LaBelle's success has extended as an actress with a notable role in the film, A Soldier's Story, and in TV shows such as A Different World and American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 1992, LaBelle starred in her own TV sitcom, Out All Night. A decade later, LaBelle hosted her own lifestyle TV show, Living It Up with Patti LaBelle on TV One. In 2015, LaBelle took part in the dance competition, Dancing with the Stars.

In a career that has spanned fifty years, she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. LaBelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. In 2005, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business by awarding her the Legend Award. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers. LaBelle is commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul". LaBelle is a dramatic soprano and is noted for her vocal power, range and emotive delivery. She also has a cake named "Patti LaBelle's Fancy Cake".

Monday, February 11, 2019 ~ 7:30PM
Barbara B Mann Performing
Arts Hall at FSW
13350 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919


UP-COMING SHOW OF NOTE
MAR 17: Chris Botti

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Jazz Roots Jazz Series at Arsht Center Presents Will Downing, Nona Hendryx, Quiana Lynell, Nicholas Payton and the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra

Jazz in the Key of Ellison
A new concert production inspired by the musical 
life of America’s iconic writer Ralph Ellison - 
presented in music, words, and images.

TICKETS

February 8, 2019  at 8 p.m.
JAZZ IN THE KEY OF ELLISON

Narrated and hosted by Roxane Gay

Featuring: Will Downing, Nona Hendryx, Quiana Lynell, 
Nicholas Payton and the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra

Great stars perform music that inspired Ralph Ellison, acclaimed 
Pulitzer Prize winning author of Invisible Man and accomplished
 trumpeter, from Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington,
 Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles and Nina 
Simone! Black American music was central to Ellison's life and
 to his stories. Join us for a special evening of live music inspired 
by the jazz world he loved and knew so well. There will also be 
readings from Ellison’s eloquent writings, and dazzling images
 from renowned visual artist and long-time friend of Ellison's, 
Romare Bearden, along with rare video clips.

Jazz in the Key of Ellison will feature acclaimed R&B and jazz 
vocalist Will Downing, Labelle star Nona Hendryx, Grammy
Award-winning jazz trumpeter/composer Nicholas Payton, the
2017 Sarah Vaughan jazz vocal competition winner Quiana Lynell,
and the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra.


UPCOMING SERIES PERFORMANCES

REFLECT + RESPOND = NOW
March 8, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Christian Scott, Terrace Martin, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson, Taylor
McFerrin and Robert Glasper, an all-star ensemble, blur genre lines
and inspire “a new generation of jazzers” (Rolling Stone).

FROM BRAZIL WITH LOVE: SERGIO MENDES
April 12, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Sergio Mendes, three-time Grammy® Award-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist returns to the Arsht Center
for a great evening of bossa nova and samba.

The Arsht Center is thrilled to announce the 11th season of
JAZZ ROOTS which brings jazz legends from around the
globe to our own Knight Concert Hall - acclaimed as one of
the most acoustically superb concert halls of our age!

John S. and James L. 
Knight Concert Hall
at the
Adrienne Arsht Center
for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Box Office (305)949-6722   www.arshtcenter.org

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