Thursday, February 28, 2019

Experience Florida Swamp Blues by and from the source - Packrat's Smokehouse is on the road again!

It's time to sweep those haints out of your house with 
your biscuit roller, grab your hoodoo lover, hit 95 south 
and start creepin' down for some swamp jukin'  with those 
jelly blues like a Son of a King.  Whatever your flavor, baby, 
don't go down like Moses with those credit card blues 
so bring plenty of cash!
Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!

Formed over a quarter century ago by 
original King Snake Records artists,
this is the oldest-newest 
must-get-to-know, Florida band!

UPCOMING SWAMP ROMPS
March 1: Blue Rooster, Sarasota
March 2: Florida Springsfest, Silver Springs
March 3: Flagler Tavern, NSB
March 9: Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee
March 16: Renegades on the River - Crescent City (10am)
March 16: Off the Hook, Ponce Inlet (6pm)
April 7: Shark Bar & Grill, Ft. Myers Beach
April 12: The Hub on Canal, NSB
April 26-27: Wiregrass Blue Fest, Dothan AL


Band Members:
Anthony "Packrat" Thompson 
- lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
Robert "Lightning Boy" Thomas
 - lead guitar, vocals
Kenny "The Wizard" Sly
 - bass guitar, vocals
Aaron "Pop" Watson
 - drums,vocals



NOW BOOKING ALL OF 2019-20 for
Clubs, Concerts, Festivals and Private Events:
Call (386)235-3827

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Get A Taste of (and FOR) Jazz at Pompano Beach's Bailey Contemporary Arts in March, April & May


JAZZ Returns to Pompano Beach!
TICKETS
Join your jazz friends for a new kind of combo! A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts will feature entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings. The introduction to jazz series will showcase the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand.  The sessions will take place from 7-9 pm on March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2019.  Tickets $10-$20 per event. For more information www.baileyarts.org.

“A Taste of Jazz is a fun way to learn more about the celebrated musical genre without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed,” said Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Venues Programming Manager. “So many people want to learn more about this original American art form but do not know where to begin. We created this event series for them! And by adding wine tastings from local vendors, it will truly become a fun-filled social event.”

The Gold Coast Jazz Society has been a major presenter of jazz concerts, jazz education and jazz outreach programs in Broward County since 1992. They have maintained and preserved the heritage of jazz by presenting the music celebrating jazz's evolution over the past 100 years.   
Session Topics:

March 7, 2019
What’s This Thing Called Jazz?  - A jazz trio (guitar/vocals, bass and drums) will introduce you to the musical form called jazz.  There is no better example of democracy than listening to a jazz ensemble.  You will hear how an ensemble adheres to the overall framework and structure of a song yet provides their own spin on the music through improvisation.   
April 4, 2019 
Where in the World is Jazz? – Where did jazz originate and how did it get to what it is today?  Join Martin Hand and the trio as they explore the origins of the music of jazz, how it moved throughout America and became the music it is today.     
May 2, 2019 
Jazz Forward -   Hear samples of how jazz is evolving and connecting with other forms of music.  Martin and the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band will give you peek into the future of jazz.      
Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060



Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department -
Organizer of A Taste of Jazz

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12 BIG SHOWS in March at the Bradfordville Blues Club!

Bradfordville Blues Club -
Step into the world of blues...

7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee FL 32309

Real-deal live blues music at Florida's authentic jook joint every Friday
& Saturday night w/ occasional special events. Events are subject to
change without notice.  Unless otherwise stated: Friday and Saturday
shows start at 9:00 PM.  Doors open at 8:30. Weeknight shows start
at 8:00 and doors open at 7:00. Reservations are guaranteed with
advance ticket purchases.  Reservations for most shows are also
available by calling the Club at (850)906-0766 or emailing:
bradfordvilleblues@comcast.net, but advance
ticket purchasers get reservation priority. 
Reserved seats held until showtime.
All shows are now non-smoking!
TICKETS

MARCH
March 1: JB's Zydeco Zoo
Mardi Gras Time!
March 2: Brandon Santini Band
CD RELEASE PARTY!
March 8: Bruce Katz Band
March 9: Packrat’s Smokehouse
March 15: Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin
March 16 : Nick Black Band
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day w/ The Nighthawks
w/ Special Guest Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
March 22: Grayson Capps
March 23: Damon Fowler Group
March 28: Slam Allen
March 29: Seth Walker
March 30: Johnnie Marshall

APRIL
5: The Terry Hanck Band
6: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
7: The New Orleans Suspects, 6pm
11: Mike Zito
12: Mr. Sipp
13: Frank Jones Band
19: Joey Gilmore & The TCB Express
20: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys 
featuring Westside Andy
26: Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers
27: John Nemeth

MAY 

3: Selwyn Birchwood


TICKETS & SHOW INFO

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Pink Martini, Arturo Sandoval Highlight Jazz in Festival of the Arts BOCA

ANNUAL 
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA
February 28 – March 10, 2019
Festival of the Arts BOCA 
Mizner Park Amphitheater
and 
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

CONCERT/PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, March 2, 2019 ~ 7:30 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
An Evening of Orchestral Favorites
at
Mizner Park Amphitheater
The Symphonia returns to the Mizner Park stage for a thrilling
evening of orchestral favorites, including Gershwin’s immortal
Rhapsody in Blue, featuring pianist Shelly Berg, under the
direction of Constantine Kitsopoulos.

The full concert program will include:
Maurice Ravel, Rapsodie Espagnole
Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919 version)
George Gershwin, I've Got Rhythm Variations
George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
TICKETS
FACEBOOK EVENT

Sunday, March 3, 2019 ~ 7PM
PINK MARTINI
at
Mizner Park Amphitheater
There is nothing quite like a Pink Martini concert. Eclectic,
international, multilingual, rambunctious and, of course, fun,
Pink Martini's "little orchestra" draws inspiration from the
romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s and
crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound.
TICKETS
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 ~ 7 PM
Robert Pinsky: PoemJazz
at
Cultural Arts Center
The former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads his poetry
while accompanied by a small jazz ensemble. Pinsky will
be introduced by P. Scott Cunningham, Boca native,
winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Series, and author
of YaTe Ver. Cunningham is the founder of O Miami,
which celebrates Miami and South Florida through poetry.
TICKETS
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Sunday, March 10, 2019 ~ 7 PM
Arturo Sandoval and His Band
at
Mizner Park Amphitheater
Cuban-born jazz trumpeter and composer Arturo 
Sandoval, a 10-time Grammy Award-winner who
plays with an unbeatable mix of fire, finesse, and
feeling, brings his blazing sextet to Boca for an
unforgettable evening of jazz.
TICKETS
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Tickets are available at www.FestivalBoca.org or 
by calling (866)571-ARTS (866-571-2787).  Single-event, 
multi-event and full Festival packages are available. 

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Jazz Roots Series at Arsht Center Brings Leading Edge Jazz Performance to Miami March 8, 2019

R+R=NOW
In search of a sound that might 
reflect the tenor of the times.

TICKETS

March 8, 2019 at 8 p.m.
REFLECT + RESPOND = NOW
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).

In an era when every headline carries some new horror or fresh worry, we need music that can clap back with immediacy, skill, and heart. We need a band so at home in its skin that it can play without ego and lead with love—artists whose very existence attests to resilience and hope. We need R+R=NOW, a supergroup assembled by Robert Glasper but functionally egalitarian, in no small part because its members are visionary players, composers, and producers on their own: Glasper on keys, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and newcomer Justin Tyson on drums. You could try to count up the GRAMMYs between them but you'd be missing the point. This genre-mashing outfit moves as one and, as their name reveals, with great purpose.

The debut album by R+R=NOW is a raw document titled Collagically Speaking that seamlessly adheres neo-soul to future-funk, West Coast jazz of the moment to astral electronica, instrumental hip-hop to musique concr├Ęte, avant-garde to classical. Guest voices get caught in that mix as well: actors Omari Hardwick (Power) and Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Expendables); actress Amanda Seales (Insecure); MCs Stalley and yasiin bey (f.k.a. Mos Def); and singers Amber Navran (of Moonchild) and Goapele. The themes that bind it all together are both spoken and inferred: romantic love, universal love, systemic bigotry, the women's movement, quiet power, wild creativity, personal loss and growth.

Robert Glasper, keys
Terrace Martin, synthesizer and vocoder
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, trumpet
Derrick Hodge, bass
Taylor McFerrin, synth and beatbox
Justin Tyson, drums


UPCOMING SERIES PERFORMANCES

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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Paradise Bar & Grill in Pensacola Beach - The Best Line Up in Florida in March?

Paradise...
Is WOW for March!

21 Via de Luna
Pensacola Beach FL 32561

 MARCH 2019
1: Victor Wainwright & The Train
2: John Hart Project
3: KREWE of WRECKS Parade @ 2pm
& John Hart Project @ 3pm
5, 6: Bruce Katz Band
7: Chauncy Crandall
8: Paxton Norris Band
9: Jeff Jensen Band
10, 12: Nick Black Band
14: Chris O'Leary Band
15: True Blue Band
16: Emerald Coast Blenders
17: Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers
19, 20: Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band
21: Chauncy Crandall
22: Paxton Norris Band
23: Shaw Davis & the Black Ties
24: Murray Kinsley and Wicked Grin
26: John Del Toro Richardson
27, 28: Josh Garrett Band

APRIL 2019 
7: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, 3pm
9: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, 6pm


Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach invites you to “boat it, bike it or walk it” to the hottest spot on the island, where you can enjoy live entertainment every weekend and many week nights. Paradise Bar & Grill has earned their reputation as a locals bar with an international stage. Tucked away in a secluded corner, away from the main stream, Paradise Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to kick back and relax in one of the lounge chairs and let the beat of island music carry you away. Go ahead, dip your toes in the water while you enjoy your drink, Paradise Bar & Grill is mere steps from the waterline.

Paradise Inn, adjacent to Paradise Bar & Grill, is a vintage waterfront motel providing a unique and classic Old Florida experience on the Emerald Coast. INFO & Reservations.
                                                 

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Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach has Got The Talent of America's Landau Eugene Murphy this Weekend

A STAR-STUDDED MARCH!
Designated by DownBeat Magazine 
as one of the world's top 2018 jazz venues


7 N Orlando Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
heidisjazzclub.com   (321)783-4559


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

MAR 8 & 9: Jessie Jones Jr 

MAR 15: Suzy Park

(Yes, THAT Corky Siegel!)


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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