Friday, December 2, 2022

Gold Coast Jazz Presents Emmet Cohen Trio in Their Sensational Season of Jazz in Fort Lauderdale FL

Gold Coast Jazz Presents
- 2022-2023 Jazz Concert Series -
Celebrating the Art Form of Classical Jazz
and The Great American Songbook

December 7, 2022 (Wednesday)

Emmet Cohen, Piano; Yasushi Nakamura, Bass;
Kyle Poole, Drums

"Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades,” says Zachary Weg/All About Jazz. Emmet Cohen, a jazz sensation, has over 70K subscribers and followers on YouTube and Facebook. He has accompanied numerous jazz luminaries and plays with the command of a seasoned veteran. His trio is one of the hottest young trios in jazz today and melds all styles of jazz, stride, swing, bebop, free, and contemporary with an emphasis on the Great American Songbook.

The Gold Coast Jazz Society 2022-2023 concert series promises to enchant and uplift with a fabulous array of incredible, classical jazz that is innovative and creative; some straight-ahead, some variations of old favorites; and some modern interpretations, conducted by a cast of international artists and outstanding local musicians. All concerts will be presented at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and begin at 7:45pm.

The jazz concert series includes seven concerts. Jazz Trio subscriptions (3 concerts of your choice) are available for $129 (Member price) - $150. If you become a member of Gold Coast Jazz, you’ll get the significant discount on a full subscription or jazz trio subscription. Single tickets for each concert are now available for $65 plus applicable fees and can be purchased online at or through Ticketmaster at 954.462.0222. For subscription information and to become a member, go to Student and teacher tickets are $15 with valid ID. A discount for groups of ten or more is also available.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Rescheduled From November 9, 2022
"88 Keys of Latin Jazz"
We missed him last season, so we asked him back! Following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, Chuchito Valdés continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba. With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Valdés III creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music.

January 18, 2023 (Wednesday)
"The Best of Broadway"
The Shelly Berg Trio is always a favorite with the listeners. A Steinway piano artist and five-time Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer, Shelly Berg carries numerous recordings to his credit, this Dean of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. The All Music Guide says that Shelly “is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz.

February 8, 2023 (Wednesday)
“Delfeayo is, in many ways, the most fun of the Marsalises. He’s the family trombonist and record producer. And he seems to be the family wise guy too,” says The Buffalo News. Marsalis has toured internationally with jazz legends such as Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Slide Hampton, as well as leading his own groups. As an acclaimed trombonist, composer, and producer, he has also dedicated his prolific career to music theatre and education. Back by popular demand. Don’t miss him!

March 8, 2023 (Wednesday)
“Songs From Other Places”
Vocalist Stacey Kent has “charm to burn, a smile that could give you hope in February and sings like nobody's business,” says the Wall Street Journal. Billboard calls her "Thoroughly captivating... (Kent's) voice has a startling clarity, turning phrase-after-phrase with subtlety and an impeccable feel for the music.” Her albums have sold over 2 million copies and have been No. 1 on the jazz charts.

April 12, 2023 (Wednesday)
"Rim Shots"
Jazz Journal International says Hamilton is “a most driving and technically accomplished drummer,” and the Denver Post cheers that “he brought the crowd to its feet.” Jeff Hamilton/Drums Tamir Hendelman/Piano and Jon Hamar/Bassist comprise the Jeff Hamilton Trio whose recordings have received numerous awards. Hamilton has recorded and performed with Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and countless others.

May 10, 2023 (Wednesday)
Frank Derrick Big Band
"Count Basie Tribute"
Drummer, Frank Derrick, has led a multifaceted national and international music career. He is a virtuoso performer, composer, and educator. Derrick toured worldwide for ten years with Cab Calloway, has performed with numerous legends and artists, and was the drummer for “The David Letterman Show” on NBC.

The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and musical services provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. For more information go to

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. This program is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Concert sponsors include American National Bank, Funding Arts Broward, Helen Ingham Foundation and the Mary Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.

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