Monday, May 31, 2021

Jazz & Blues Florida June 2021 Issue Posted


The Jazz & Blues Florida June 2021 issue has been posted at  for online reading or downloading featuring artists performing at clubs, concerts and festivals across the state this month. Featured artists who you can see perform in person in Florida this month: Veronica Swift, Pat Cohen, Melton Mustafa Jr, Arturo Sandoval, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The monthly online magazine is supplemented by our news blog, email distribution, live show listings and social media distribution.


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Thursday, May 27, 2021

TONIGHT (Thur.) 8 PM ET: EXCLUSIVE REBROADCAST of "Peace on Earth - Pt 1" feat. Stevie Wonder. Appearances by Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Danny Glover and more.

By popular demand, 
please join us TONIGHT 5/27/21 for an 
(featuring a NEW greeting from Quincy Jones!)



Stevie Wonder, Danny Glover, Roberta Flack, Lisa Fischer,

Robert Glasper, Ledisi, Byron Miller, and more

Pay Tribute to Legendary Performer



Virtual Benefit Concert (TONIGHT)

May 27 @ 8 PM ET/5 PM PT


Iconic Jazz and R&B singer, songwriter, and musician Rachelle Ferrell, whom Quincy Jones describes as one of the best voices of an era - will be celebrated on the rebroadcast of her 60th birthday, TONIGHT (May 27) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT by friends and fans the world over with a star-studded virtual tribute: Peace On Earth - Part 1. 


Ferrell's team chose this occasion to also shine a light on the work of the

Jazz Foundation of America, which advocates for the wellbeing of artists - the often unacknowledged healers of our society - with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the JFA's Musicians' Emergency Fund.


Peace On Earth - Part 1, titled after Rachelle’s moving composition, is a benefit concert dedicated to the movement of music that unites the masses.



The benefit concert is FREE to watch, share, and most importantly, to come together to join in the celebration. This is about giving love and thanks to Rachelle and so many others who get us through our lives with their music. If you can, give some love back by making a donation. They need us now! 


We are halfway to our goal of $100,000!


To make a donation (of any amount) to Rachelle's BPGE (Best Paid Gig Ever) Fund and to support the JFA's Musicians' Emergency Fund, please click here.




About The Jazz Foundation


For 32 years, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz, blues and roots, alive by helping the musicians who have played the soundtrack to our lives. With compassion and discretion, the Jazz Foundation makes it possible to pay someone's rent and keep them from eviction or homelessness when illness, accident, or old age prevents them from working. Our social work services and Musicians' Emergency Fund provide housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief, and financial support to musicians and their families in times of crisis. During the pandemic, JFA has provided assistance in more than 10,000 cases. Through our Jazz and Blues in the Schools and Gig Fund performance programs, we create purpose and dignified employment for hundreds of musicians every month and bring free concerts to thousands of underserved audience members at public schools, hospitals, nursing homes, museums, parks, libraries and community centers across the country. Whatever the need is, we don't just fix the problem, we heal it with love.


Friday, May 21, 2021

Bill Grisolia and New Blues Revolution Brings Their West Coast Blues to Key West Headlining Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Coast to Coast BLUES!
New Blues Revolution at Key West Blues Fest #JazzBluesFlorida
Espiritu Latino Entertainment presents
2nd Annual 
Key West Blues Festival
Bill Grisolia's
Ericson Holt
Randy Morrow
Francis Gehin
Original Lady A Blues Band

Saturday, May 29, 2021 ~ 7pm
Key West Theater
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Make a weekend of it!
Friday night at 8:30-11:30pm on the Main Stage at
528 Front St, Key West, FL 33040

Bill Grisolia performs at top nightclubs in Europe and the United States including the House of Blues at West Hollywood, Anaheim and San Diego. He will play the Key West Blues Festival over Memorial Day weekend in 2021.

Last year, before Covid, his band, New Blues Revolution, played a sold-out New Years Eve 2020 with Los Lobos, and a sold-out performance at the inaugural Entertainment Series at the brand-new Honda Pacific Visions Theater at the Aquarium of the Pacific for the Blues & Jazz Concert Series.

New Blues Revolution Website
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Bill Grisolia Bio
Musician, Leader, Composer, Impresario
Bill's concert act, the New Blues Revolution, leads the vanguard of the new blues movement in the U.S. (think Black Keys, White Stripes, Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer).   They play festivals, concerts and top night clubs in the US and internationally.  In 2020, they sold out a NYE show with Los Lobos and the first-ever music concert at the new Aquarium of the Pacific concert hall (Bill co-produced the show).

This concert act opens for a diverse range of music legends including Los Lobos, Macy Gray, Leon Russell, Canned Heat, the Lowrider Band (War), the Tubes, Bobby Rush, Lee Rocker and the late Dick Dale.   Awards include Best Americana Blues single at the LA Music Awards, Nominee for Group of the Year, LA Music Awards, a City of Long Beach Recognition Award and 2nd place at the Hollywood Talent Show for Bill’s song, “Rosarita”.

His festival appearances include the Red, White & Blues Festival, the New Blues Festival (3 cities), the Latin Jazz & Blues Festival, the Arab American Festival, Santa Clarita Blues Festival, Freedom Festival and the FC Festival at Irvine Lakes.  Summer Concerts include Long Beach, Lakewood and the Alameda County Fair (SF Bay Area).  High in demand, Bill is frequently asked to perform residencies including in the last year, the Renaissance Hotel, Roscoe’s (aka Cotton Club/Seabird Jazz Lounge), Supply & Demand and Roe Restaurant.  A favorite of critics, the New Blues Revolution receives rave reviews from national trade magazines such as Cashbox and Music Connection.  Critics recognize NBR’s exciting talent and extraordinary songwriting.

Bill was the only West Coast artist to appear in the Music Connection magazine feature article in the 2020 EOY issue.  The LA Music Awards asked Bill to Host the Red-Carpet stage.  Bill’s song “Heart of America” was added by Armed Forces Radio to play in 175 countries and selected by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Chapter for a video to be played at the Forum for a Wave radio station concert.

Bill’s live set features songs from the “Blue CafĂ©” CD, which features guest guitarist Michael Landau (Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Barbara Streisand) and pop vocalists Lowen and Navarro.  The CD was produced by multi-platinum producer/arranger, Barry Fasman (Dianna Ross, Billy Joel, Air Supply) and mixed by John Thomas (Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby).

Bill has opened for a diverse range of music legends including Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mathis, Blood Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, Starship, Rick Derringer, David Lindley, Tab Benoit, Michael Schenker and Katey Segal.
The band’s exciting live show makes for great TV.  Television appearances include live satellite broadcasts from New York City to prime-time television in Spain.  Broadcast performances in major U.S. television markets (UPN in Los Angeles) confirm the appeal of the band's music across the U.S.  Los Angeles television appearances include KNBC, KCAL, KCOP and KMEX including the #1 morning show in the LA market.

Current discography includes 5 CD’s, 4 Cassettes and two 7” singles and he is at work on new recordings.

Booking Contact:  
(562)762-8317 or

Bill Grisolia - Vocals & Bob Byrnes - Bass
Bill Grisolia - Vocals & Bob Byrnes - Bass
at The House of Blues

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rev Billy C. Wirtz Brings His Sanctified Boogie Woogie Blues to Gainesville this Sunday

Live Music Update Sponsored by North Central Florida Blues Society


Limited Inside Seating!
LIVE Streaming Tickets Available.
w/ Gainesville's own
opening the show!

Sunday, May 23, 2021 ~ 5:30PM Doors / 6PM Show
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
MAP (352)872-5949
Limited indoor capacity seating.
In person tickets:
$15 general admission
$8 NCFBS members
$8 beer garden tickets
Streaming tickets starting at $10.

Tickets available to sit outside in the beer garden 
and see/hear concert via video broadcast.
Watch on TVs with soundboard audio outside!

Online Live Streaming - 

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. “I like to think of myself as the Victor Borge of the blues,” states the Reverend, but Billy goes way beyond Borge both in scope of subject matter (from politics to social commentary) and, of course, in taste. In fact, no theme is too extreme, taboo, or undignified for the Reverend, so long as it garners a good laugh.

The duo Middleground consists of Barbara and Mark Armbrecht and is the product of over 40 years of collaboration between these two professional musicians. The music has evolved over the years to now include an eclectic mix of folk, pop, blues, ragtime and classic favorites, all of which have been flavored by Barbara’s finger picking style, use of open tunings and occasional use of slide and supported by Mark’s solid and expressive bass technique.

• Temperature checks at the door. 99.4 is our limit. Those who exceed the max temp will be given a credit to a future show.
• Masks will be required inside at ALL TIMES.
• Drinking and eating will only be allowed OUTSIDE in the Beer Garden so there is absolutely no reason to remove your mask inside! All outdoor bar service will be at tables only. The show will be viewable from outside via TV and stereo relay.
• Standing / dancing will be permitted inside but only if standing directly in front of your seat or going to the bathroom.
• Online only advance ticket sales are highly preferred to minimize contact.
• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By entering High Dive, patrons voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to be safe and creative in order to bring your the best entertainment Gainesville has to offer.

• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door.
• All ticket sales are Non-Refundable unless the show is cancelled.

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. The Society also hosts monthly electric and acoustic jams. See website for more information.   

This program/event is funded in part by a

Funded in part by


Eric Gales
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz

Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One
Doug MacLeod
Rev Shawn Amos

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Vanessa Collier
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Bridget Kelly Band
George Worthmore
Jason Ricci
Shane Dwight
Damon Fowler
Tennessee Redemption
Patti Parks
Toronzo Cannon
Albert Castiglia
Roy Book Binder

Birthday Blues Bash-O-Rama w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band
BLUEZAPALOOZA: Ghost Town Blues Band & Betty Fox Band & Bridget Kelly Band
Lauren Mitchell
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod

Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia
 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug MacCleod
Matt Schofield

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit

Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

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