Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park FL Closed Temporarily to Accommodate Move to New Location

 Central Florida Arts & Cultural On The Move

Possible Future Location of Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts
2586 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL
(Artist Rendering of Signage)

BlueBamboo Center for the Arts has closed their current location and exploring the possibility of relocating to the Packing District in Orlando.  For several weeks they have been working to determine the viability of renovating a historic brick building at 2586 N. Orange Blossom Trail, owned by the Dr Phillips Charities.  The timing comes as Blue Bamboo exits their current Kentucky Ave location, due to development in Winter Park.  Their final show at Kentucky Ave is Saturday 12/23. 

The Packing District is transforming the area west of College Park and offers Blue Bamboo an opportunity to expand their visibility and capacity, just a few miles from their current location. Current plans are to reopen in the Spring or Summer of 2024. 

Limited programming will continue off-site at the historic venue, Casa Feliz, in Winter Park. These FREE performances will be on the second Sunday of each month. Click HERE for more information.

Also, Blue Bamboo will present a monthly ticketed concert series at the Winter Park Library, beginning January 18, 2024 with a performance by the Eddie Marshall Trio. More information HERE.

Consider donating to the building fund to help with construction and moving expenses as this cultural organization by clicking HERE or contacting:

Christopher Cortez
Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts
Blue Bamboo Music Inc

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Sunday, December 24, 2023

Unveiling the Rhythm of 2024: Almost All The Jazz & Blues Coming Up in Florida in Janaury

Seasons Greetings!   

Dear Jazz & Blues Florida Friends,

As the festive season wraps us in its warmth, Jazz & Blues Florida extends a jazzy holiday greeting to you! 🎶✨

We wanted to take a moment to remind you that our musical journey through Florida never rests. Whether you're a local aficionado or a visitor seeking the soulful sounds of the Sunshine State, Jazz & Blues Florida has you covered. 🎷🎸

What's New on Jazz & Blues Florida: Our website is the heartbeat of Florida's vibrant jazz and blues scene, pulsating with the latest shows, festivals, and performances. Updated daily, it's your go-to source for the good stuff—carefully curated to ensure you're in the know about the finest musical experiences. We post the shows of our clients (artists, clubs, festivals, agents, presenting organizations, et al) on our website and they are updated daily. Of course we don't cover everything jazz and blues in Florida, as it is simply not affordable and our clients deserve to not have competing information presented along with theirs. But everything we do cover is the good stuff and we enjoying letting locals and visitors know about it. And everyone NOT in the listings are welcome to be come a client.

Previewing 2024: A Symphony of Awesomeness: Get ready for an extraordinary 2024! The upcoming year promises to be a musical odyssey filled with enchanting melodies, rhythm, and soul. Jazz & Blues Florida is here to guide you through this sonic adventure.

Stay Tuned, Stay Connected: The Jazz & Blues Florida team is thrilled to share the current lineup with you. But remember, the magic doesn't stop here today. Be part of our extended musical family and stay connected with the rhythm of Florida by checking our LISTING PAGE anytime.

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Together, Let's Make 2024 Unforgettable: As we bid farewell to 2023, let's embrace the upcoming year with open ears and hearts. Jazz & Blues Florida is here to ensure your musical journey is nothing short of amazing.

Wishing you a harmonious holiday season and an exhilarating entry into 2024!

All the best, always, in all ways, Charlie Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com


Metropolitan areas of:
Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano, Davie, Hollywood, Hallandale & Sunrise


Bergeron Rodeo Grounds:  4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314 MAP  WEBSITE Broward Folk Club Presents South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival – Folk, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Ethnic Folk – All Real Music, made by Real People, in a Real Place! 3 days of music and fun! 2 stages, 40+ acts, singer songwriter competition, vendors, music jams, workshops, food trucks, camping. FEB 2, 3, 4: TICKETS & INFO.


Amaturo Theater at Broward Center: 201 SW 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 MAP (954)462-0222 browardcenter.org. Gold Coast Jazz Society Live at the Amaturo 32st Anniversary Jazz Concert Series 2023-24. Subscribe now and experience the sounds of jazz as Gold Coast Jazz Society presents the preservation of jazz music with an annual concert season. Subscribe to all seven performances or pick three of your favorite Gold Coast Jazz Society concerts. Get the same seats for all performances and SAVE over single ticket prices. JAN 10: Shelly Berg Trio & Tierney Sutton; FEB 21: John Pizzarelli Trio - Stage & Screen; MAR 13: Cyrille Aimee Quartet; APR 10: Grace Kelly Quartet - Joy Party Jamboree; MAY 8: Brian Lynch Quintet - The Songbooks. All Shows at 7:45pm. TICKETS & INFO

ArtServe: 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 MAP (954) 462-8190 Gold Coast Jazz Society Presents another Community Engagement Series - "First Friday Jazz Jams 2024." This program local school students a chance to perform with a live backline of professional jazz musicians.  The Jazz Jams are open to any jazz student from area middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities.  Jazz students are invited to bring their instruments, their friends and family to participate in this open jam session.  Audience members are welcomed and the general public is invited to attend to hear these young jazz lions. Parking and admission are free at ArtServe. 7:30-9:30pm. FREE! 2024 SEASON - JAN 5, FEB 2, MAR 1, APR 5, MAY 3, JUN 7. 7:30-9:30p. FREE.


Hollywood Beach Bandshell: 200 Johnson St, Hollywood, FL 33020 MAP  WEBSITE  FEB 4: Shaw Davis & the Black Ties, 7-9P.


BaCA - Bailey Contemporary Arts: 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 MAP WEBSITE Pompano Beach Arts and Gold Coast Jazz Society Present another Community Engagement Series - A Taste of Jazz! monthly on each second Thursday. A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts features entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings. Space is limited and these shows SELL OUT so make your reservations on Eventbrite today. No tickets sold at the door. JAN 11: Martin Hand & Special Guests, TICKETS;

Deerfield Beach Main Beach Parking Lot: 149 SE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 MAP  WEBSITE  FEB 17: Shaw Davis & the Black Ties, Join in the Deerfield Beach Pioneer Days Celebration. Come out and enjoy the arts and crafts, live entertainment, and the grand fireworks display on Saturday, February 17 at 9:05 PM. Pioneer Days Parade on Saturday, February 17, 10a. FREE.

Galuppi's: 1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 MAP  WEBSITE (954)785-0226  JAN 19: The Fabulous Fleetwoods.

The Great Lawn (on Pompano Beach): 20-98 North Pompano Beach Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 MAP JAN 19: Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Presents Grammy-winning jazz tenor saxophonist David Sanchez, followed by American smooth jazz saxophonist Najee. 5:30-10pm. JAN 20: Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton followed by headliner Branford Marsalis; FREE General Admission All Days. VIP Available. VIP will only be sold as 3-day pass, NO individual day passes available. TICKETS & GA Registrations..

John Knox Village Cultural Arts Center: 400 SW 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 MAP  WEBSITE JAN 23: Jazz and Java Series: The Origins of Swing w/ the Gold Coast Jazz Society Quartet featuring Martin Hand, 7-8:30pm.. TICKETS.

Old Town Pompano Beach: 11 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 MAP JAN 5: Old Town Untapped w/ The Heavy Pets (Alt Rock), 6-10pm.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center: 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 MAP pompanobeacharts.org  JAN 18: Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Opening Evening w/ Valerie Tyson Band, 7-9pm is SOLD OUT!, SEE GREAT LAWN entry above for FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FREE HEADLINER SHOW INFO.


Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, Osceola, Okeechobee, Orange, Seminole, & Eastern Lake Counties, PLUS the metropolitan areas of Orlando, Cocoa and Melbourne
North of Palm Beach County, south of HWY 44, east of Route 27

Blue Bamboo Center For the Arts: 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 MAP WEBISTE (407)636-9951 Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 performance venue and art gallery providing their community affordable, family friendly music, spoken word, and visual arts that provides income to artists. FULL CALENDAR & TICKETS.

Casselberry - Lake Concord Park: 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707 MAP WEBSITE  (407)262-7700x1507  City of Casselberry Events at Lake Concord Park Concert Series; MAR 16: Spring Jazz & Art Festival - Details TBA, FREE.; APR 27: Earth Fest! - Details TBA, FREE.

Earl's Hideaway Lounge: 1405 Indian River Dr, Sebastian FL 32958 MAP  WEBSITE (772)589-5700 FEB 10: The Nouveaux Honkies; 18: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show, 2-6pm. FREE; MAR 17: Chris O'Leary Band, FREE; 24: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers. 2-6pm, FREE; 31: Billy Price Soul Blues Band, 2-6pm. FREE.

Indian River Fairgrounds: 7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32967 MAP  WEBSITE  Vero Beach Blues Festival. FEB 24: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band, 4:30-6pm; Eliza Neals, 6:30-8pm. . TICKETS.

Oxbow Eco-Center: 5400 NE St James Dr., Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 MAP  WEBSITE 20th Annual St. Lucie Earth Day Festival. All parking for festival-goers is located offsite approximately .5 mile north of the Oxbow Eco-Center. Visitors may take a 10-minute walk to the Festival entrance or use the free, ongoing festival shuttles.  APR 20: The Nouveaux Honkies. FREE.

St. Lucie County Fairgrounds: 15601 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945  MAP  WEBSITE 59th Annual St. Lucie County Fair. FEB 25-28: The Nouveaux Honkies.

Side Door Jazz Club at East Ocean Pub: 196 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996  MAP  WEBSITE  The Treasure Coast’s Jazz New Club – Big City Jazz Ambience Returns to the Small Town Florida. Small Plate Food Available.  JAN 4: Billy Cofrances Quartet. $10 Cover. 7-10pm. SRO shows! Arrive early for seating.

Terra Fermata Tiki Bar: 26 SE 6th St, Stuart, FL 34994 MAP  WEBSITE (772)286-5252  FEB 17: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show.



The Moss Center (Previously known as the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center): 10950 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 MAP WEBSITE (786)573-5300 FEB 2: David Feder Limitless Guitar Tour, 8:30p, Black Box Theater; 17: Samara Joy, 8pm, Main Stage; Ben Rosebblum Nebula Project (Sextet), 8:30pm, Black Box Theater; MAR 2: Ruthie Foster, 8pm, Main Stage; 23: The Allan Harris Band, 8:30pm, Black Box Theater; APR 13: Harold López-Nussa Quartet8pm, Main Stage; 20: Martha Redbone Roots Project, 8pm, Main Stage.


Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater: 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136  MAP  WEBSITE  JAN 5: Sunshine Jazz Organization presents 37th Season  Inaugural "1st Fridays Live” w/ SJO Allstars: Ja’Nai Harden, John Harden, Waldron Dunkley, Leesa Richards, Melton Mustafa, Jesse Jones Jr., Eddy Balzola, Maryel Epps and Charlemagne Sands!, 8pm. VIP tickets available that include free wine, light hors d’oeuvres and priority seating. TICKETS.

The Fish House: 10000 SW 56th St # 41 (Miller Road) Miami, FL 33165 MAP WEBSITE (305)595-8453 CELEBRATING 26 YEARS OF BUSINESS! Every Wed: Jazz Jam w/ Special Guest 7-10pm, $7 Music Cover; Every Thurs: Best Blues Jam (Jam hosts: Rachelle Coba – Guitar/Vocals, Darrell Raines – Guitar, Conrad Itchener – Bass, Roy Robinson - Drums), 7-10pm; , $7 Music Cover; Every Fri, 7:30-10:30pm ~ $7 Music Cover; and Every Sat, 7:30-10:30pm ~ $7 Music Cover; with featured musicians. Sun Dec 24, 2023 - Tue Jan 2, 2024 CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY. JAN 2: Brandon Suarez Jazz, 7-10p; 5: Brev Sullivan Guitar Project, 7:30-10:30p; 6: Frank Falduto and his Patio Daddi-Os - Authentic Chicago Blues, 7:30-10:30p; 7: Pablove Black Reggae Super Mix, 2-6pm; 20: Russ Spiegel Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10:30p; 23: Nico Wayne Toussaint Blues, 7-10pm; 26: Lucas Rivero Jazz, 7:30-10:30p; FEB 13: SAVE THE DATE! Mardi Gras Party 2024! The Best Party in Miami! Live Music in three different stages. Zydeco, Jazz, and Blues. Crawfish boil flown from New Orleans, King Cake, beads and so much fun. FREE Community Event. 6-11pm.

WLRN Radio: Miami wlrn.org   Every Mon-Fri: Evenin' Jazz. Every Sun: Folk & Acoustic Music with Michael Stock, 2-5pm. Every Sunday: Ted Grossman's Night Train, 8pm to Midnight. Re-broadcasts of historic big band jazz events. DEC 24: Christmas, without carols or religion - just boogie woogie, R&B and Blues! 31: NYE live recordings from Las Vegas from over the years.


Pinecrest Gardens: 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156 MAP pinecrestgardens.org (305)669-6990 2023-24 South Motors Jazz Series live from the Banyan Bowl. TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION. SEP 30, 2023 thru season Single Show Tix on sale. NOV 4: Rebirth Brass Band - SOLD OUT!; DEC 9: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band - SOLD OUT!; JAN 20: The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra -*LOW TIX AVAIL ALERT* ONLY 2 TIX AVAILABLE AS OF 12/17/23! ; FEB 10: Dion Parson & the 21st Century Band; MAR 16: Bill Charlap Trio; APR 13: Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet. TICKETS, WAIT LIST, AND MORE INFORMATION

Pinecrest Gardens: 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156 MAP pinecrestgardens.org (305)669-6990 2023-24 South Motors Tropical Nights Series live at the Banyan Bowl. Early bird tickets for the three-show mini-series subscription NOW AVAILABLE. SEP 30, 2023 thru season Single Show Tix now on sale. JAN 26: Gafieira Rio Miami: Brazilian Big Band; FEB 23: Chino Nuñez Big Band Orchestra. TICKETS & INFO


Metropolitan areas of
Ocala, Gainesville, JAX, St. Augustine, Daytona, New Smyrna Beach
North of Hwy 44 and East of Perry


Blues & Brews Bistro: 790 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176 MAP WEBSITE (386)267-2020 *IMPORTANT COVER CHARGE UPDATE* Starting Jan 5, 2024 there will be a cover charge of $5 for most Friday and Saturday nights with non-local bands. The cover will be more for major acts. If you spend over $25, your server/bartender will give you a card for $5 off your next admission to Blues & Brews. So if you always spend over $25 you will never have to pay a $5 cover the next time. DEC 18-26: Closed; 28: Reggae Night: The Trees Of Life; 29: Geminiidragon; 30: Mud Rooster; 31: Come Enjoy New Years Eve At Blues & Brews Bistro!! Food & Drink Specials - Lower Jackson Band Playing 8:30pm - 12:30am!!! No Cover Charge! JAN 26: Chris O'Leary Band; FEB 14: John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band, 7-10pm, TIX AVAILABLE SOON. This show sells out. Buy Your Tix Early!. 24: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show, TIX AVAILABLE SOON. This show will sell out. Buy Your Tix Early!.; MAR 21: Shaw Davis & the Black Ties; 30: Billy Price Soul Blues Band - TIX AVAILABLE SOON. This show will sell out. Buy Your Tix Early!; APR 5: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers, TIX AVAILABLE SOON. This show will sell out. Buy Your Tix Early!.


Citizens Field: 1400 NE 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 MAP  WEBSITE  40th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration presented by Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Florida, Inc. JAN 15: NOON: MLK National Holiday Parade From MLK Memorial Gardens to Citizen's Field. 2pm: Little Jake and the Soul Searchers. FREE. FACEBOOK EVENT.

Heartwood Soundstage: 619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 MAP WEBSITE (352)258-8557 North Central Florida Blues Society Concert Series TBA

High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 MAP  WEBSITE  (352)872-5949 TBA

Top Hog BBQ - Kanapaha: 6500 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville FL 32608 MAP North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS) Acoustic Blues Open Mic Night Hosted by Dr. Jules. As long as it’s Blues and acoustic it’s welcome. Last Thursday of Every Month. DEC 28: NO OPEN MIC DUE TO HOLIDAY; JAN 25: 7-9pm, No Cover.


Blue Jay Listening Room: 2457 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 MAP WEBSITE (904)318-3020  FEB 22: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show.

Parlour at Grapes & Wine Exchange: 2000 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 MAP  WEBSITE (904)396-4455 First Friday Jazz Jam w/ Joshua Bowlus, 9pm. JAN 5; FEB 2: MAR 1; APR 5; MAY 3.

Seawalk Plaza: Jacksonville Beach, FL MAP  WEBSITE Springing the Blues Festival 2024 APR 5: Chris O’Leary Blues Band; 6:  Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers; 7: Shaw Davis & the Black Ties.


Cafe Eleven: 501 A1A Beach Boulevard, Saint Augustine Beach, FL 32080 MAP  WEBSITE (904)460-9311 FEB 25:  John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band, 8pm, $35 Advance General Admission Open Seating / $40 day of show (Ha! Won't be any left by then!). $45 Reserved Table Seating. TICKETS. APR 5: Billy Price Soul Blues Band.


Alley Blues Bar: 114 S. Park Ave Sanford, FL 32771 MAP  WEBSITE (407)328-4848 JAN 24: Chris O'Leary Band.


Eisenhower Rec Center: 3560 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32163  MAP  WEBSITE  Member/Resident/Guest Only Event. JAN 25: Chris O'Leary Band; FEB 22: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band. TICKET INFO.


Stephen Foster State Park: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, FL 32096 MAP floridastateparks.org/FloridaFolkFestival (877)635-3655. Florida Folk Fest. MAY 25, 26, 27, 2024


Metropolitan areas of:
Tallahassee, Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola
West of Perry

Blue Tavern: 1206 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303 MAP (850)212-5204 bluetaverntallahassee.com and facebook.com/bluetaverntallahassee. Lunch served Tues-Fri 11am-3pm. RECURRING EVENTS: Tuesday is Blues Day - Enjoy old style blues every Tuesday, 8-10pm; Musical Happy Hours Tues(5pm), Wed & Thu (5pm); Warehouse Wednesday Open Mic - The Tradition Continues w/ Host Doc Russell, 8-11:30pm; Songwriters in the Round - Every 2nd Thursday, 8-11:30pm; The Delta Ringnecks - Every Friday, 4:30-6pm; 2nd & 4th Saturdays Old Time Jam, 4-6pm; Every 3rd Saturday Irish Session, 4-6pm; Every Thur/Fri/Sat Evenings - Local, Regional & National Artists of great talent, stature and renown. Please note: All cover charges for entertainment are paid at the bar with patrons' food/drink tabs. We don't have reservations or advance ticket sales. HIGHLIGHTS: DEC 24 - JAN 1: CLOSED to gather our thoughts and welcome the New Year. SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED CALENDAR.

Bradfordville Blues Club: bradfordvilleblues.com CLOSED . Music has moved to Sauls Bridges American Legion Post 13 . MORE INFO.

Legacy at the Riverfront: 9330 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL  32304 MAP  WEBSITE MAY 10: Alex Lopez, 7-11pm.

Paradise Bar & Grill: 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach 32561 MAP (850)916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com. Bar and kitchen open daily from 11am-11pm. From local acts to bands from across the world, Paradise hosts a variety of music styles, ranging from blues to roots to funk. On Sundays, the bands start playing at 3pm, and every other night (Monday-Saturday), the live music starts at 6pm. All events are free and open to the public. “You never know who might be playing in Paradise!” Music nights are seasonal - check CALENDAR for shows. Paradise Inn, adjacent to Paradise Bar & Grill is a vintage waterfront motel providing a unique and classic Old Florida experience on the Emerald Coast. MAR 28: Billy Price Soul Blues Band. Check Calendar on Website.

Sauls Bridges American Legion Post 13: 229 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, Fl 32303  MAP  WEBSITE  Bradfordville Blues Club (BBC) at the Legion. DEC 31: New Year's Eve Party w/ Johnnie Marshall; FEB 23: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show. MAR 15: Chris O'Leary Band;

Seville Quarter (Lili Marlene’s): 130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502 MAP sevillequarter.com. Every MON: Monday Night Blues Presented by Blues Society of Northwest Florida. Free with Seville Quarter Membership Card or normal admission charge, shows at 7:30pm.

The Wine House on Market Street:  1355 Market Street, Tallahassee, FL 32312 MAP  WEBSITE (850)893-2254 FEB 17: Jazz with Carlos Vega, 7-10p, $10 Cover.


Metropolitan areas of:
Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Park, Palm Beach,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Lake Worth


Arts Garage: 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL, 33444 MAP  WEBSITE (561)450-6357 FEB 17: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band, 8pm. TICKETS; APR 12: Wayne Baker Brooks - Chicago’s 2023 Blues Entertainer of the Year! 8pm, TICKETS.

Brewhouse Gallery: 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403 MAP  WEBSITE (561)771-1641 JAN 28: Chris O'Leary Band.

Café Centro: 2409 N. Dixie Hwy, WPB FL 33407 MAP (561) 514-4070 cafecentrowpb.com EVERY SUN : Susan Merritt Jazz Trio ProAm Jam (Susan Merritt - bass, Marty Campfield - drums, Gianni Bianchini - piano/vocals), 6:30-9:30pm.

Crazy Uncle Mike's: 6450 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487 MAP  WEBSITE (561)931-2889 JAN 19: Brad Miller, Adam Deitch, BIGYUKI, Eric “Benny” Bloom. FEB 15: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Debut Show at this venue! FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE - Invite your friends!

Double Roads: 103 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477 MAP  WEBSITE  FEB 1: Chris O'Leary Band.

FAU University Theater and other campus venues: 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 MAP  WEBSITE  (561) 297-6124 FAU Fine Arts & Cultural Events 2023-24. FEB 14: The Winds of Romance: Florida Wind Symphony & Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra play Gershwin, Arlen, Dorsey, Ellington and more, 7pm. MAR 14: Jazz! Jazz! Jazz! FAU Jazz Combo w/ Courtney Jones, DMA, 7pm. APR 5: FAU Candela: Salsa & Latin Jazz Ensemble w/ Courtney Jones, DMA, 7pm. APR 18: FAU Jazz Orchestra conducted by Courtney Jones, DMA, 7pm.

Funky Biscuit: 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 MAP  WEBISTE (561)395-2929 JAN 6: The Nouveaux Honkies; FEB 25: Eliza Neals & Altered Five Blues Band, Doors: 5p | Show: 7p. TICKETS. MAR 16: Chris O'Leary Band; APR 4: Billy Price Soul Blues Band, 7pm, TICKETS; MAY 6: Patrick Lamb, Shows at 6p & 9p.

Northwood Art & Music Warehouse: 933 28th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407 MAP WEBSITE (561)425-9040 Northwood Art & Music Warehouse is a collaborative music venue and art studio designed to cultivate community, creativity, and positive vibes. Northwood Art & Music offers guests a relaxed, yet cultural and vibrant atmosphere to enjoy a good local beer amongst friends and neighbors. All shows 7pm unless otherwise stated. DEC 30: JP Soars & the Red Hots; 31: Crazy Fingers NYE Bash; JAN 6: Jake Walden Band; MAR 16 & 17, 2024: SAVE THE DATE! NORTHWOOD BLUES FEST #2!

Rudy's Pub: 21 S J St, Lake Worth, FL 33460 MAP  WEBSITE (561) 602-5307 JAN 21: Terry Hanck Band, 5pm.

Swank Specialty Produce: 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470 MAP  WEBSITE (561)202-5648 Bourbon, BBQ and Blues Dinner and Concert  Benefiting Loxahatchee Groves Landowners Association Scholarship Fund. FEB 18:  John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band, 4pm, $180. TICKETS & INFO.


Metropolitan areas of:
Naples, Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte
North of The Keys through Punta Gorda, west of Dade/Broward/Palm Beach
(Monroe, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte & Lee Counties)

Arts Bonita: Center for Arts Bonita Springs: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 MAP  WEBSITE (239)495-8989 JAN 6: Carmen Lundy, 7:30pm, TICKETS. FEB 16: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band,, 7:30, TICKETS.

Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 MAP  WEBSITE FEB 16: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show, 8pm. FEB 3: Chris O'Leary Band; APR 13: Wayne Baker Brooks - Chicago’s 2023 Blues Entertainer of the Year!, 8pm, TICKETS.

Englewoods on Dearborn: 362 West Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223 MAP WEBSITE  (941)475-7501 JAN 23: Chris O'Leary Band; FEB 14: Bruce Katz Band CD Release Show; 15:  John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band, 7pm. RSVP ECESSARY. TIX ON SALE SOON. MAR 28: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers.

Leroy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar: 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 MAP  WEBSITE (941)505-2489 FEB 2: Chris O'Leary Band.

Little Bar Restaurant: 205 Harbor Place, Goodland, FL 34140 MAP  WEBSITE  (239)394-5663 JAN 27: Chris O'Leary Band; APR 2: Billy Price Soul Blues Band.

Z's Music Kitchen: 12655 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34113 MAP WEBSITE MAR 29: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers


Metropolitan areas of:
Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland
North of Port Charlotte to Route 44 and east to Route 27

Big Top Brewing Co: 975 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 MAP  WEBSITE  MAR 31: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers.

Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen - Village of the Arts: 1114 12th St W., Bradenton, FL 34205 MAP WEBSITE (941) 243-3735 FEB 23: John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band, RSVP RQD; MAR 29: Billy Price Soul Blues Band, 8pm. RSVP RQD; 30: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers. 8pm, RSVP RQD

Florida Sand Music Ranch: 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602 MAP WEBSITE. MAR 16: Shaelyn Band; JUN 14: -Rock-n-Roll Revival Festival: Bridget Kelly Band.

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre: 1411 East 11th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 MAP  WEBSITE HCC Visual & Performing Arts Series with Tampa Jazz Club 2023-24 Season Series. JAN 7: La Lucha & Special Guest Scotty Wright, 3pm; FEB 4: Diego Figueiredo, 3pm; MAR 10: Nate Najar Swing Guitars with Carl Amundsun & Dominic Walker, 3pm; APR 21: James Suggs, 3pm. TICKETS & INFO.

Independent Bar & Cafe: 5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Fl 33603 MAP  WEBSITE  (813)341-4883 Every month: First Saturday Jazz, 8pm. FREE.

Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails: 1111 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705 MAP intermezzo.co (727)873-6664. JAN 9: 2nd TUESDAY LOVE & BOSSA NOVA w/ Daniela Soledade & Nate Najar w/ Joe Porter - Bass, Jean Bolduc - Drums, Patrick Bettison - Keys. 7-10pm. FREE. Limited seating/space. Get there early!

New Tampa Performing Arts Center: 8550 Hunters Village Road, Tampa, FL 33647  MAP  WEBSITE USF New Tampa Jazz Series & Tampa Jazz Club Presents 2023-24 Concert Series: FEB 15: Alexis Cole + the USF Jazz Ensemble 1, 8pm; APR 4: Jack Wilkins CD Release Concert, 8pm. TICKETS & INFO.

Ruby's Elixir:15 3rd St. North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701  MAP  WEBSITE FEB 3: Shaw Davis & the Black Ties.


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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Jazz & Blues Florida End-of-Year Excess Inventory Sale Notice to Clubs, Venues, Festivals and Artists & Janaury Deadline Reminder


Due to the seasonal/annual dearth of shows in late December we have days open for packaged dedicated email blasts, blog posts, and calendar listings at only $80 per order from today through the 28th. If you have something in January you want to get the work out for, this is for you.  All we need your artwork. First come, first serve.

And a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, December 22, 2024 is the deadline for January orders. 

And a reminder of why and how what we do works:

HERE is a quick current summary of our business.

More specifics on distribution/activity/reach are available in our monthly report HERE.

Email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com ASAP to get your blog/blast order in or for information on placements for January.

Thank you for your support as we move into our 17th year.


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Friday, December 15, 2023

Jazz & Blues Florida Monthly Activity, Traffic and Distribution December 2023 Quick Report - Searching for Jazz and Blues

The #1 Search Engine
Shows that
Jazz Blues Florida
is the #1 Source.

  Jazz & Blues Florida  stands as a prominent and trusted paid content promotion platform dedicated to the vibrant live jazz and blues scene in Florida. With a history spanning 17 years, the magazine has become a go-to resource for both local and touring artists, festivals, jazz & blues societies, concerts, clubs, and music enthusiasts. 

  The magazine's comprehensive platform includes a monthly online publication, a website featuring concert and festival listings, a news blog with a substantial readership, and a personalized news email subscription service. Additionally, Jazz & Blues Florida has a significant presence on various social media platforms, connecting with over 24,500 followers.

   One distinctive feature of Jazz & Blues Florida is its commitment to providing accurate and timely information about live jazz and blues performances. The magazine serves as a valuable guide, presenting previews of upcoming shows while maintaining a positive and supportive tone. Jazz & Blues Florida is known for its credibility, offering a reliable source for both event details and insights into the thriving jazz and blues community in the state. 

  The magazine's services extend to local and touring artists, festivals, jazz societies, performing arts centers, clubs, and concert halls throughout Florida. With a global readership, Jazz & Blues Florida has positioned itself as an essential platform for artists and music-related businesses to connect with their audience. 

  In addition to its informative content, Jazz & Blues Florida features an extensive online photo album library with over 60,000 Florida live music photos and videos, capturing the essence of the dynamic jazz and blues performances in the state. Overall, Jazz & Blues Florida magazine is a vital resource for anyone looking to stay informed and engaged with the rich live music scene in Florida.

Traffic / Activity / Distribution -
Quick report as of 12/15/23:
*Current total social media contacts: 25,055  
Current total active MailChimp subscribers: 4,427  
(Open rate of 43% (21% is standard) and click-thru 1.6%)
Life Time News BLOG Views:  2,535,831
Past month news blog views:  15,655
Past month main WEBSITE views:  2,890
Past month MAGAZINE impressions:  2,402
Past month Instagram accounts reached:  3,225
Past month YouTube views: 3,140
Past month Twitter impressions:  1,172
Past month FaceBook biz page reach: 54,403

The order placement deadline for the January 2024
issue is Friday, 12/22/23. The Cover Feature is 
available for the January, February and May '24 issues. 
with order inquiries. 

*Social Media Connections Breakdown:
FB Personal Page Friends:  5,000 
FB Personal Page Followers:  2,578
FB JBF Page Followers:  8,976
LINKEDIN Connections:   3,656
TWITTER Followers:  136
Account is no longer active other than posting to it. 
Too much trash and porn on app for suitable use.)
INSTAGRAM Followers: 3,636 
YouTube Subscribers: 1,073
(Original source reports on ALL numbers available 
on request. No fluff. No 'multipliers.' No B.S.)

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Florida's clubs, concerts and festivals.
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