Monday, December 30, 2019

Come Hear the Story of Superb Jazz - "BASS'D ON A TRUE STORY" in Bonita Springs January 4, 2020

2020's First Jazz Concert
in Bonita Springs!

Saturday, January 4, 2020; 7:30pm
Brandon Robertson Quintet
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The Brandon Robertson Quintet is set to present a program promoting his debut album “Bass’d on a True Story”. The group will also perform some classic arrangements from the great American Songbook. Joining the Brandon Robertson Quintet is renowned trumpeter James Suggs, saxophonist Zach Bornheimer, drummer Paul Gavin, and pianist John O’Leary III. Brandon Robertson is an EMMY® nominated music director and bassist originally from Tampa, FL. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and has performed at the world-famous Dizzy's Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra. Among others, Brandon has performed with notable acts such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Laila Baili, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jason Marsalis.


Saturday, February 15, 2020; 7:30pm
Dan Miller- 
Lew DelGatto Quintet
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Join trumpeter Dan Miller and saxophonist Lew Del Gatto as they celebrate the genius and music of Irving Berlin. The music that Berlin composed for the Broadway Stage and the Hollywood Screen became an integral part of the Great American Songbook, loved by musicians, singers and audiences alike. He wrote over 1,500 tunes including God Bless America and White Christmas. Jerome Kern said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music—he is American music."

The program will include such favorites as How Deep Is The Ocean, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Always, Blue Skies, Coquette, Falling In Love Is Wonderful, If I Had You, Change Partners, Cheek To Cheek and Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better).

Dan Miller built his reputation touring and recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman and Tom Jones. Lew Del Gatto was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1975-2006 and toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Rich. For this concert, they bring together a tremendous group of musicians for an evening of hard swinging, acoustic jazz music including the NYC pianist Roy Gerson (Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks), bassist Chuck Bergeron (Buddy Rich & University of Miami Jazz Bass Professor) and the spectacular drummer from Philadelphia, Tony Vigilante (Ben Vereen)..

Friday, March 14, 2020; 7:30pm
The Weight Band
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The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock, New York barn of Levon Helm when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante — both former members of The Band — performed “Songs of The Band” with Band founder, Garth Hudson, alongside Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs. Inspired to carry on the legacy of the unforgettable rock group, Weider, Ciarlante and Isaacs began performing fan favorites from The Band catalog to audiences across the country, inviting Brian Mitchell and Marty Grebb to complete their sound. The Weight Band later added Albert Rogers, Michael Bram and Matt Zeiner to make up their current lineup, featuring songs from The Band's treasured catalog as well as new original tracks that complement The Band’s timeless legacy.

Saturday, April 4, 2020; 7:30pm
Ronnie Baker Brooks
"Ronnie Baker Brooks is an American Chicago blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a respected club performer in Chicago, before recording three solo albums for Watchdog Records. The son of fellow Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks, he is the brother of another blues guitarist, Wayne Baker Brooks. AllMusic journalist, Andy Whitman, described Brooks as "... a better than average soul singer, a fine blues interpreter, and a monster guitarist with an ample supply of technique and passion." - Wikipedia

Thursday, April 9, 2020; 7:30pm
Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues and acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded and/or performed with Junior Wells, George Porter Jr, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Billy Joe Shaver, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Cyril Neville, Kenny Aronoff, Allen Toussaint, Kim Wilson, Jimmy Thackery, Charlie Musslewhite, Kenny Neal, Chris Layton, Ivan Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jim Lauderdale, Anders Osborne, and Alvin Youngblood Hart to name a few. Tab's accomplishments as a musician are matched only by his devotion to the environmental health of his native Louisiana wetlands. Benoit is the founder and driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to preserve the coastal waters of his home state. In 2010, he received the Governor's Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina's effects and a call to protect and restore the wetlands.

Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135  (239)495-8989

“The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs is committed to enrich the culture of our diverse community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, education and appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment.”

*Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rockfolk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw.
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