Monday, February 19, 2024

Sweet William Ennis at The Hideaway in Pomona Park FL on Friday, February 16, 2024

 I’ve been away a bit. This stop was a serious part of the homecoming in a 'state of mind' kind of way more so than geographic location. Thanks to Billy Ennis / Sweet William Ennis and Gay Hersey Ennis for the invite to SandBar bill's birthday celebration at Hideaway Bar & Grill. (Hey Nora - please tell Gil his old guitar sends greets!) #jazzbluesflorida

Friday, February 16, 2024 Sweet William Ennis w/ Scott McClung on harp at Hideaway Bar & Grill 245 Old Highway 17 Pomona Park, FL 32181

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BEN ROSENBLUM NEBULA PROJECT (Sextet) In Concert at Moss Center in Cutler Bay February 23, 2024

"A Thousand Pebbles" 
CD Release Tour

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 8:30pm
at the
Main Stage
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189 | (786)573-5300

Award-winning New York City jazz pianist/accordionist Ben Rosenblum celebrates the release of his most recent album, “A Thousand Pebbles”, together with his sextet, the Nebula Project. An internationally touring multi-instrumentalist, Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years” by Sea of Tranquility, and an “impressive talent” by All About Jazz.  Downbeat Magazine further describes Rosenblum as an artist who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits”. 

Rosenblum’s signature sound combines modern, melodic sensibility with his broad knowledge of a variety of musical lineages from the past one hundred years. The Nebula Project draws from an eclectic repertoire, which includes selections from the jazz and popular music traditions, as well as global music influences from South America, Eastern Europe, Ireland and the Caribbean.  

This is a show you don’t want to miss!  The band never repeats the same program twice in a row.  Every evening is a unique experience shaped by the audience and the setting.  

The Nebula Project features some of the most talented and in-demand musicians in New York City. In addition to Ben Rosenblum, the band includes: Wayne Tucker – trumpet, Jasper Dutz – sax and bass clarinet, Rafael Rosa – guitar, Marty Jaffe – bass, and Ben Zweig - drums.

The Dennis C. Moss 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,
at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY
 users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Blues on the Patio Series in Gainesville Presents BLUES MEETS GIRL at A. Quinn Jones Museum Sunday, February 25, 2024 - FREE!

 "The Blues are the Roots, 
the Rest are the Fruits."
-Willie Dixon

Sunday, February 25, 2024 | 7-9pm | FREE
at the
A. Quinn Jones Museum & 
Cultural Center
1013 NW 7th Ave
Gainesville FL 32601
WEBSITE  (352)334-2010
FACEBOOK EVENT - Invite your friends!

The Blues are the roots of African American music today. On The Patio, a bi-monthly series, features local and regional Blues artists. This series  provides a network of association for area Blues lovers and build upon the Blues Education program by encouraging youth participation. Admission is FREE!

On the Patio, the bi-monthly series features local and regional Blues artists. This February enjoy Blues Meets Girl! Blues Meets Girl is the powerful duo of British Blues veteran Mr. Downchild and American singer/songwriter Kasimira Vogel. 

The A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center, housed in the former Jones Family home at 1013 NW 7th Avenue in Gainesville, Serves as a tribute to one of the most influential educators in the history of Alachua County. The Museum features a permanent exhibit on “Prof” Jones, the people and places of the Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street neighborhood, and houses a collection of oral histories centering on the African-American experience in Gainesville.


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Bridget Kelly Band to Open for Kingfish Ingram in Gainesville at the High Dive on February 17, 2024

GRAMMY-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation. From his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi to stages around the globe, the young blues star has already headlined multiple U.S. and European tours, and amazed fans in Australia, New Zealand, and India. Selected in summer 2022 to open for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, Kingfish has also performed and toured with friends including Vampire Weekend, Jason Isbell, Steve Miller and Buddy Guy, a mentor of his, with whom he appeared on Austin City Limits.

The Bridget Kelly Band, a dynamic musical ensemble hailing from Florida, brings a fresh and authentic sound to the jazz and blues scene. Known for their captivating performances, this talented group predominantly showcases their own original compositions, infusing each note with a unique blend of creativity and passion. Led by the charismatic Bridget Kelly, their music resonates with a soulful energy that captivates audiences across the Sunshine State and beyond. With a commitment to delivering exceptional uplifting live experiences, The four-piece band stands out as a must-see act for those seeking a genuine and engaging journey through the vibrant world of good time rockin' blues.

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 9pm
The High Dive
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601  (352)872-5949
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Thursday, March 14, 2023
362 W Dearborn St, 
Englewood, FL 34223 
Call to RSVP for Table!
$10 CASH COVER - Pay at the Door. 

Friday, March 22, 2024 | 6-10pm
790 S Atlantic Ave, 
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Just 8 miles off the interstate!
Across the street from Andy Romano Public Beach!
Plentiful free parking!
Rooftop Tiki Bar w/ weekend live music!
 (386)-267-2020  WEBSITE
Business Hours:
Sun, Wed: 11:30am – 9:30pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11:30am – 11pm
Mon, Tues: Closed

Booking Contact: 

Click HERE for complete current schedule.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Jazz & Blues Florida - February 2024 Quick Report - The Connection Between Live Jazz and Blues Music, Fans, Venues and Events

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Year After Year...

For the past 17 years, Jazz & Blues Florida has been weaving a rich tapestry of experiences, connecting music lovers, artists, and venues across Florida. This year's March issue will mark the 15th year of operationing as Jazz & Blues Florida and being totally online. There will be a major awareness campaign that our clients will benefit from, as well to-be-announced implementation of expanded operations.  

Here's a glimpse of what we're all about as a refresher and for new followers:

*Live Music Extravaganza: From intimate clubs to vibrant festivals, we cover the hottest jazz and blues events across the state.
*Artist Features: We shine a spotlight on both local talents and renowned artists, capturing the essence of their musical journey.
*Upcoming Events: Stay in the loop with our comprehensive concert and festival listings, ensuring you never miss a beat.
*Community Hub: Join our ever-growing social media community of jazz and blues aficionados, sharing the love for this soul-stirring music.

If you're curious to explore more or simply want to stay tuned to the rhythm of Florida's jazz and blues scene, check out our website for links to all the things mentioned above:

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything specific you'd like to know. We're here to make sure your journey through the world of jazz and blues is as harmonious as the music itself.

If you are using Social Media to promote your business...
Are you asking yourself how your numbers COMPARE?
Are you asking the right QUESTIONS?
Are you asking the right PEOPLE?
Are you getting the right ANSWERS?
Are you getting valued RESULTS?

Traffic / Activity / Distribution -
Quick report as of 2/16/24:
*Current total social media contacts:  25,321
Current total active MailChimp subscribers:  4,417 
(Open rate of 43% (21% is standard) and click-thru 1.6%)
Life Time News BLOG Views:  2,569,988
Past month news blog views:  12,079
Past month main WEBSITE views: 5,414
Past month MAGAZINE impressions: 2,031  
Past month INSTAGRAM accounts reached: 2,049  
Past month YouTube views: 2,484
Past month FACEBOOK biz page reach: 141,819
Past month FACEBOOK biz page engagement: 11,996

The order placement deadline for the March 2024
issue is Friday, 2/23/24. The Cover Feature is 
available for the June '24. 
with order inquiries. 
*Social Media Connections Breakdown:
FB Personal Page Friends:  5,000 
FB Personal Page Followers: 2,575  
FB JBF Page Followers: 9,088  
LINKEDIN Connections: 3,663
TWITTER Followers: 0 
Account is no longer active.. 
Too much trash and porn on app for suitable use.
INSTAGRAM Followers: 3,705  
YouTube Subscribers: 1,087
(Original source reports on ALL numbers available 
on request. No fluff. No 'multipliers.' No B.S.)

We are a multi-media promotion platform for live jazz & blues in
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tropical Nights Live Series FINALE PERFORMANCE By Chino Nuñez Latin Big Band Orchestra February 23, 2024

Swing into a Tropical Groove:
Chino Nuñez Latin Big Band Orchestra
Takes Center Stage at The Banyan Bowl

Tropical Nights Live Series
2023 - 2024
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
MAP (305)669-6990

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 8pm
Chino Nuñez Big Band Orchestra

Pablo “Chino” Nunez, GRAMMY and BILLBOARD winning percussionist and music recording producer, is recognized for his broad-ranging talents and impressive discography. For this final performance, the orchestra will be joined by guest artists Lucy Grau and Gio Beta. Grau will pay tribute to Donna Summer with a unique Cuban twist, while Beta will honor Marc Anthony in his performance. This finale promises to be a grand celebration of Latin rhythms.


Or Contact at:
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Sponsored by:

The world famous Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Jazz Blues Florida Database Updating, Cleaning, and Reminding #2

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Hello, direct from Charlie at Jazz Blues Florida,

We are sending this message out to all our database contacts we have been in touch with over the past 17 years. With over 16,000 in that pool, we can’t be sure that this is reaching the RIGHT people 100% of the time. Please excuse us if we missed with this one. This is a one-time mailing – unless you signed up for our news mail subscription you have not been added to a recurring list. And if you wish to be permanently removed from the database just hit UNSUBSCRIBE.

For those that are not familiar with Jazz Blues Florida, here is our ABOUT INFO.

This March marks a momentous occasion for Jazz & Blues Florida as we proudly celebrate our 15th Anniversary! of being the go-to online guide for the best live jazz and blues in the Sunshine State. We are thrilled to share this significant milestone with our dedicated community of music lovers. 

Over these past years, we've evolved, grown, and continued to passionately support the vibrant jazz and blues scene in Florida. We are inviting you to continue the journey with us by doing either or both of the following:

If you are interested in the music, please check out what we provide in the way of current, coherent information about Florida’s scene at

If you have a business or artistic interest in reaching the breadth of those involved with the scene, please consider using our services. We provide services with proven value and report our stats publicly in our QUICK REPORT posted to our news blog. The order deadline for inclusion in our celebratory March anniversary issue is Friday, February 23.

And finally, a heads-up that in March there will be an online merch store opening to mark this anniversary. Everyone that responds to this EMAIL and requests the discount code will be notified before the public that the store is open and given a 20% price reduction on all merch. Thank you for reading this far, and feel free to share with your friends.

It’s all about real music, in real places, by real people.

See you there,

Charlie Boyer, Owner


*SOLD OUT* Gold Coast Jazz Presents John Pizzarelli Trio 2/21/24 at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale

Gold Coast Jazz Presents
The Joy of Jazz
~  2023-2024 Jazz Concert Series  ~
Stage & Screen!

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 7:45pm
(Bassist Mike Karn and Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson

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 his 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 allows her to share an 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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*SOLD OUT!* Jazz Pianist Yoko Miwa's Trio Live at Arts Garage, Delray Beach - Feb 16, 2024! (9 Tix Avail as of 2/14/24!)

Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer 
Yoko Miwa 
named a Rising Star Pianist in the 
2022 & 2023 DownBeat Critics Poll

Yoko Miwa has been gifted with both extraordinary musical skills 
and has the pure spirit that is necessary for great art. We love her 
musical gifts and her beautiful spirit as well.”    – Ahmad Jamal

Friday, February 16, 2024 | 8pm 
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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“Miwa is a virtuoso pianist with dazzling technique always in the
service of interaction and exchange of ideas.”
Donald Elfman, NYC Jazz Record

For more than a decade Miwa’s trio has played regularly at major jazz clubs in their home city of Boston, as well as venues around the world. A favorite of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Miwa was chosen to play on “Marian McPartland & Friends,” part of the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival. She was also chosen to perform at Lincoln Center’s annual Jazz and Leadership Workshop for The National Urban League’s Youth Summit. Miwa also appears regularly at New York’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club as well as Birdland and has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of jazz greats including Sheila Jordan, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, George Garzone, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kevin Mahogany, John Lockwood, Dominique Eade, and Johnathan Blake among others. In 2018 she performed on the main stage at the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Litchfield Jazz Festival, where her trio drew the largest audience of any act. She is a Yamaha Pianos Artist, JVC Victor Entertainment and Ubuntu Music recording artist, 10X nominated and 2019 Winner in the Boston Music Awards as Jazz Artist of the Year, and Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll winner.

Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year. In 2022, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.

A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.

Will Slater, a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, is an in-demand bassist, performing regularly in New York and New England. In addition to teaching students of all levels, Will has performed with Jeff “Tain” Watts, George Garzone, Gary Thomas, Peter Bernstein and many more. He has performed at such venues as the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, Minton’s, Mezzrow, Keystone Korner, Scullers, the Regatta Bar, Wally’s, Jordan Hall, the Ryles Jazz Cub and the Lily Pad. He has recorded with Jerry Bergonzi, the Kim Thompson Quartet, the Phil Grenadier trio, and the Joe Delaney trio. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk competition. Will has also appeared internationally at the Panama, Romania, and Aspen jazz festivals and has toured in France, Italy, Japan, Colombia, and Eastern Europe in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.

Scott has recorded at the world-famous NYC studio Powerstation (Avatar) and also at the legendary Sear Sound with James Farber as the engineer. He has toured throughout the United States and internationally. Performed with Sheila Jordan, George Garzone, Larry Grenadier, Jerry Bergonzi, Joanne Brackeen as well as many more. He currently holds the drum chair in the critically acclaimed Yoko Miwa Trio and for more than a decade was the drummer for piano legend Harvey Diamond in his trio, as well as being on vocal with Hannah Rose Diamond in her quartet. Scott is also an active Jazz Educator and conducts private lessons at his drum studio as well as online. Scott is an endorser for Canopus Drum.


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