Friday, January 31, 2020

February Jazz & Blues Florida Issue Posted - Featuring Mark Telesca

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in Checking out Mark Telesca
and More Great Jazz & Blues Artists!

As we approach 1,500 issues of the monthly magazine
being produced, this month's is pretty special to us.

We are closing January, where Tas Cru was the cover feature 
for the month, and we open February with Mark Telesca,
both who are here in Memphis for the week at the
International Blues Challenge. This is really
world-wide cool for Jazz & Blues Florida!
At 1pm TODAY, Friday, January 31, 2020,
come join Mark at BB King's on Beale
Street for a solo set and to share in the
release of his new book AND his new CD!

If you can't make, you can at least read about them, and find out
where his TWENTY-SEVEN shows in Florida February are!

Alrightythen!
We have the magazine & website.
We have the listings.
We have the news blog.
We have the email subscription list.
We have social media.
Now, do we have you?

Order deadline for ads for
March issue is 1/21/2020

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Lucinda Williams in Concert in Fort Myers February 4, 2020

LUCINDA WILLIAMS
at 
Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall
at FSW!

Three-time Grammy Award Winner, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, to perform at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30PM. Tickets available at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or charge by phone at (239) 481-4849.

Lucinda Williams has been carving her own path for more than three decades now. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Williams had been imbued with a “culturally rich, economically poor” worldview. Several years of playing the hardscrabble clubs gave her a solid enough footing to record a self-titled album that would become a touchstone for the embryonic Americana movement – helping launch a thousand musical ships along the way.

While not a huge commercial success at the time Lucinda Williams (aka, the Rough Trade album) retained a cult reputation, and finally got the reception it deserved upon its reissue in 2014. Jim Farber of New York’s Daily News hailed the reissue by saying “Listening again proves it to be that rarest of beasts: a perfect work. There’s not a chord, lyric, beat or inflection that doesn’t pull at the heart or make it soar.”

For much of the next decade, Williams moved around the country, stopping in Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, and turning out work that won immense respect within the industry (winning a Grammy for Mary Chapin Carpenter’s version of “Passionate Kisses”) and a gradually growing cult audience. While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that emerged was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism -- like 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her first Grammy as a performer.

The past decade brought further development, both musically and personally, evidenced on albums like West (2007), which All Music Guide called “flawless…destined to become a classic”, and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed “a dynamic, human, album, one that’s easy to fall in love with.” Those albums retained much of Williams’ trademark melancholy and southern Gothic starkness, but also exuded more rays of light and hope. This all lead to the 2014 release of Williams’ first double studio album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, followed by the 2016 release of her second double album, the The Ghosts of Highway 20. Both albums received overwhelming praise from the media and fans, thus proving that Williams’ songwriting is as strong and important as it has ever been. In a rare instance of an artist taking a full-length reconsideration of an earlier work, Williams released This Sweet Old World – a complete re-recording of her 1992 album Sweet Old World in September 2017. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 ~ 7:30PM
Barbara B Mann Performing
Arts Hall at FSW
13350 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919


UP-COMING SHOW OF NOTE
FEB 12: Black Violin
FEB 27: Pink Martini
MAR 20: Get the Led Out
APR 28: One Night in Memphis

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Nate Najar - Tampa and St Pete in February and March


Classic Bossa Nova Hits 
and Sizzling Jazz Samba!


Saturday, February 1, 2020 ~ 8-11pm
~ INDEPENDENT ~
1st Saturday Jazz
5016 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
MAP
independenttampa.com (813)341-4883
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Friday, March 20, 2020 ~ 7:30pm
Jazz Samba Celebration
Nate Najar Trio 
(Bassist Joe Porter and drummer Jean Bolduc)
Tenor saxophone star Jeff Rupert
Vibraphonist Chuck Redd
and the stunning vocalist Daniela Soledade!
at
Palladium Theater's
Hough Hall
253 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
MAP
mypalladium.org  (727)822-3590 

November 20,, 21 & 22, 2020
Nate Najar
at
Suncoast Jazz Classic ~
Multiple Shows in Varying
Configurations. Details TBA.

The critics and cognoscenti agree: jazz guitarist Nate Najar’s virtuosity
exudes a dynamic and truly intoxicating elegance. His artistry evokes
a modern and progressive attitude that perpetuates the legacy of the
great Charlie Byrd. But while Najar’s imaginative playing is steeped in
Byrd’s tradition it nevertheless emulates a collection of other artistic
musical influences, including classical, bebop, fusion, bossa nova and
even post modern, which have all culminated to inspire a player whose
sophisticated and often innovative artistry has placed him in many of
the world’s most prestigious music venues and produced many superb
recordings.

MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING
Ron Moss- Musician’s Services Inc.
(213)760-9781

NEW RELEASE!
Direct from the Artist - direct support w/o a middleman cut!
or 
From Amazon by Clicking The CD Cover Below:
Daniela Soledade with the Nate Najar Trio have 
launched their new collaborative release 
"A Moment of You"
and

UNDER PARIS SKIES

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Florida Band, 21 BLUE, in Finals for International Blues Challenge 2020 Best Self Produced CD Category

Longineu Parsons
& Ted Shumate's
21 Blue - Live from Heartwood
is one of five finalists
in world-wide competition!
CD submitted to competition by sponsorship of
Blue Foundation Affiliate, North Central Florida Blues Society.
In 2005, The Blues Foundation established an award for the Best Self-Produced CD, given out at the International Blues Challenge, as part of our mission to celebrate blues recording and to ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Unlike our celebration of blues recordings and performances at the Blues Music Awards, or our recognition of up-and-coming musician performance via The International Blues Challenge, this award was created to recognize excellence in independent Blues recordings.
Winner to be announced
at performance finals
at The Orpheum Theater
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Official Listing of Finalists:

Attention Pod Casters, Air-Shifters,
Programs Hosts, DJs, Streamers,
and other Spinners of Blues!
Contact Charles Steadham at
if you need it for your program!

ORDER 
"LIVE FROM HEARTWOOD" 
by CLICKING ON
COVER

Best Self-Produced Official Rules:

  • Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by Blues Foundation Affiliated Organizations only.
  • Each Affiliate is permitted one entry.
  • The CD entered may be recorded and performed by an act other than is entered in the current year’s International Blues Challenge.
  • Compilations are not eligible.
  • Only CDs released between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019 are eligible for consideration as the 2020 Best Self-Produced CD.
  • While we encourage a competition at the Affiliate level to determine the CD it will sponsor for Best Self-Produced CD, we do not require one. If an Affiliate does not conduct a competition to determine who it will sponsor but instead appoints a CD, that CD may not include a board member or officer of the sponsoring Affiliated organization.
  • A performer who has previously been nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition. A CD issued in the name of an otherwise eligible performer which also includes the contributions of a Blues Music Award nominee may be ineligible, depending on the extent of the contribution. Please contact The Blues Foundation directly to confirm eligibility.
  • A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
  • Judging will take place in three rounds. Judges will remain anonymous in order to protect them from outside influences and represent a cross-section of professionals from the blues radio and print industry. The final results will be announced at the finals of the 36th International Blues Challenge on Saturday, February 1, 2020 held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.

Tribal Disorder is a musical expression of the universality of being 
human. Tribal Disorder calls attention to the disorders in the human
tribe, and the need for all of us - as one human species -  to come
together and live harmoniously. This begins with looking inward and
asking ourselves; How can I be a better citizen of the human tribe? 

​"Lets take the High Road and be positive - spread some love - 
make it better for everybody." - Dr. Longineu Parsons 

ARTISTS
Longineu Parsons
Nat Adderley, Jr.
Sulaiman Hakim
21 Blue
John Betsch
Longineu Parsons III
Reggie Presents
Stringing Echoes - Nalini Vinyak & Haiqiong Deng
Ted Shumate
Richard Raux
Tina Fabrique
George Caldwell
Robert Griffen
Eryk Kulm
Mircea Tiberian
Darryl Steele

Contact Longineu:
(850)322-8823​

Booking Contact:
Blade Agency
(352)372-8158


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International Jazzman Igor Butman Returns to SMDCAC February 7, 2020 for Exclusive Cabaret-Style Show

From Russia,
with JAZZ Love!

TICKETS
Saturday, February 8, 2020 ~ 7 & 9pm
$35 Advance
$40 Day of Performance

From falling in love with illicit jazz broadcasts in Soviet-era
Moscow to collaborating with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln
Center, saxophonist and jazz advocate Igor Butman bridges
worlds with music. He’s played with American legends like
Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea, introduced top U.S. jazz
artists at his famed Moscow club, and is admired in both
countries for bringing jazz to Russia and Russian
jazz to the world.
(Evgeny Pobozhiy - guitar, Oleg Akkuratov - piano, 
Sergey Korchagin - bass, Eduard Zizak - drums)

TICKETS

BLACK BOX THEATER
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
www.smdcac.org (786)573-5300

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County
 Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the 
Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center 
is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access 
to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.
           
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans 
with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in 
the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in 
accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade
Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov
at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida 
Relay Service).




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Heidi's Jazz Club - News of Heidi's Passing

The Show Will Go On...


 Long before 79-year-old Heidi Deleuil died on January 18 after a long illness, she'd earned fame within Florida's jazz community.
 She was co-owner, along with husband/chef Edmund Deleuil, of the Heidelberg Restaurant and adjacent Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. The restaurant opened in 1986; the club in 1992, after the couple moved from Austria in 1985.
 Both establishments developed top-shelf reputations. Edmund worked at some of the finest restaurants in Austria and Germany, and Heidelberg's continental cuisine earned rave food critic reviews.
 Heidi's father hosted jam sessions in the 1950s in Vienna, some featuring legendary Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul (Miles Davis, Weather Report), which helped fuel the couple's impetus to add live music.
 Through its namesake's attention to detail and nurturing of the Cocoa Beach arts scene, Heidi's thrived. DownBeat voted it one of the world's top jazz venues over many years. Heidi not only welcomed creative jazz artists domestic and international, but encouraged area students to perform at Sunday open jams, and confidently helped nearby establishments get started despite their inherent competition.
 Perhaps that rare vision -- of long-term music and arts scene success over short-term profits -- is Heidi's most enduring legacy, one exemplified by a recent Heidi's online post: "As we prepare for services, which will take place in March so all of our friends and family can join us, we ask that you celebrate her life by donating in her honor to the music scholarship programs of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School and Satellite Beach High School."  https://heidisjazzclub.com/donation

by Bill Meredith for Jazz & Blues Florida


OBITUARY

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

RESIDENCIES
Wednesday: Liquid Groove Project
Thursday: Sybil Gage & The Catahoulas, 7-10pm
Friday: Ron Teixeira Trio, 8:30pm-Midnight
Saturday: Hella Gal, 8pm-Midnight
   Sunday: Open Jazz Jam Sessions, 7-11pm

Upcoming Special Performances:
Feb 21, 22: Simone Kopmajer w/ Terry Myers
Mar 13: Corky Siegel and Ernie Watts

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

CALL NOW TO RSVP! (321)783-4559
EMAIL NOW TO RSVP: Heidi@HeidisJazzClub.com
RSVP via ONLINE FORM
There are admission charges for special performances, all ticket sales are final.

      
WEB SITE 



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