Thursday, November 30, 2023

Gold Coast Jazz Society of Fort Lauderdale Presents the Bill Mays Ensemble in A Jazzy Holiday Performance December 6, 2023

Gold Coast Jazz Presents
The Joy of Jazz
~  2023-2024 Jazz Concert Series  ~
Maestro Bill Mays and his Ensemble to
Enchant Gold Coast Jazz Society 
Audiences with “A Jazzy Holiday”

Celebrating the Art Form of Classical Jazz
and The Great American Songbook

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 7:45pm
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Bill Maysa featured artist in the December issue of Jazz & Blues Floridabrings his fun and fanciful jazz arrangements of holiday music to give us a little holiday cheer this season.  “Mays was a commanding presence at the piano, rolling through lines that raised echoes of Earl Hines and Duke Ellington” said John Wilson, New York Times. He is “one of the masters of color and touch among today’s pianists...” raves Doug Ramsey of JazzTimes

Accompanying Mays are local talents Jamie Ousley, on bass, John Yarling on drums, Mark Marineau on keyboard and the versatile John Michalak on flute and saxophone. Together, they form a dynamic musical cast, showcasing the diverse and rich tapestry of our “Arts' Coast’s” thriving scene.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | 7:45pm
Shelly Berg will be joined by his longtime friend and jazz associate, vocalist Tierney Sutton, for this enchanting evening of jazz.  A 9-time Grammy® nominated jazz vocalist, Sutton has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and a Grammy nod for every project she has released in the last decade. Shelly Berg is a Steinway piano artist and five-time Grammy® nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer, with numerous recordings to his credit.  He is also the Dean of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.  Always a favorite with the GCJS audience! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 7:45pm
John Pizzarelli, guitarist and singer, has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and the Beatles. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, Pizzarelli has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, his father Bucky Pizzarelli.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 7:45pm
Improvisation is not just a technique for Grammy Nominated artist Cyrille Aimée, it’s a way of life, one that has not only allowed her to share her engaging voice and sparkling creativity with the world but has led her on an unexpected journey. Aimée has been hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation" and called a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers” by the New York Times. Among countless accolades, Aimée won the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 7:45pm
Grace Kelly is an unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and band leader that has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-twenties.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 7:45pm
Brian Lynch, trumpeter, brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. An honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he has received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead jazz master Phil Woods. He has also been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Chucho Valdés, Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and toured the world with various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. He is Professor of Studio Music and Jazz at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami as well as conducting clinics and workshops at prestigious institutions of learning the world over.

The Gold Coast Jazz Society 2023-2024 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 (MAP) and begin at 7:45pm.

Season subscriptions and single tickets for each concert are now available  and can be purchased online. 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.

All Concerts Held At:
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

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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