Archive for February, 2013

WinterPark

When needing to crown the best annual art festival in the city of Orlando to one particular festival, Orlando Local Guide gives the award to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Winter Park, Florida that is held on the streets and park of Park Avenue and Central Park each spring.

Throughout the festival, different bands and musical acts play in the park on stage that feature brass, jazz, a capella, and children’s music.

March 15, Friday
8:00 am Production Set Up
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Beautiful Music Jazz Ensemble
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Matt Shenk Band
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Steve Cole

March 16, Saturday
10:00 am – 10:45 am Paint it Black Quartet
11:00 am – 11:45 am Rollins Brass Quintet
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Suzuki Institute
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Pop Shop
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Rich Walker Trio
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Brian Simpson
March 17, Sunday
10:00 am – 10:45 am Three Flutes Only
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Rollins Acoustic Ensemble
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm MakeShift
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Bailey Callahan
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Angela and the Gazebros
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Jeff Kashiwa

Central Park, Park Ave, Winter Park, Florida (Orlando area)

Phil Perry sings the single You Send Me from his upcoming album  Say Yes (out March 13). The Sam Cooke classic in a new dress.

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Ava Lemert is…

Making noise in the soul, jazz and R&B community.

Why? Ava is simply… different.
Ava Lemert is a many-faceted talent, blessed with an immense, soulful voice to deliver her own lyrics and compositions. As an arranger and producer, Ava is also able to create music for film, TV and commercials. What’s so rare and intriguing about Ava as an artist is that she is also an accomplished saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, who enjoys bringing her music right into the audience. There’s so much more to this ‘5-foot 1-derwoman’ of song. That might be why Ava Lemert is also known as ‘Tiny DynaMite.’

“Feisty by Nature Tour” is being booked and planned for later this year and marks an important step for Ava’s burgeoning music career as as Ava will make her debut at Spaghettini Jazz Club & Grill in Seal Beach CA on July 21st.

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740 (Long Beach/Los Angeles area)

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Second Sundays with Soundoctrine at The Lemon Grove.

February 10th, 2013 begins a New Era of Jazz in Downtown Youngstown with SounDoctrine and some Very Special Guests Each Month. Second Sundays Won’t Be The Same!

The new lemon grove is much more spacious than the old lemon grove! You’ll love the size of the new venue, for sure.

Lemon Grove, 122 W Federal St, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

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TIZER featuring Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs and Chieli Minucci

Driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences and Afro Cuban and world rhythms, Downbeat — the first studio album by TIZER, a multi-cultural band led by Boulder, CO native, keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer — throws down a high powered collection of 12 brand-new originals on this scintillating release of fresh instrumental music from one of today’s rising stars of the world-fusion genre. Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.

Truly embodying the title and spirit of his 2007 solo album Diversify, Lao assembled a group of veteran world-class musicians to create a dynamic rich with new melodic, harmonic and improvisational possibilities. Co-produced by Lao and guitarist Jeff Kollman, the eclectic set includes five original compositions by Lao and numerous collaborations with his cohorts, including the first single “World In Rhythm,” co-written with Emmy winner and Grammy nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci, best known as founder and leader of Special EFX.

Over the past few years, TIZER—a 2011 nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year”–has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands at events including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, the Dubai Jazz Festival, Barbados Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival and the Festival International Providencia Jazz in Santiago, Chile. In addition to their usual whirlwind of U.S. dates, their 2012 schedule in support of Downbeat includes the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea and four shows in Russia. While Lao was a “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee in 2002 and Diversify spent many weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart, TIZER has a multi-genre, multi-national appeal that expands beyond just jazz enthusiasts. Their diverse resume includes performance slots alongside Zappa Plays Zappa, Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, George Benson, Soulive, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke.

Those who haven’t yet experienced TIZER’s intensity, expansive arrangements and exciting soloing in concert got the next best thing with the group’s 2010 debut release TIZER Live, which captured the vibrant interaction of what Lao calls “the ultimate cultural and musical melting pot”; Italian-American New Yorker Minucci, African American violin great Karen Briggs and Cuban born drummer/percussionist Raul Pineda, in addition to Kollman, Steve Nieves (sax/vocals/percussion) and Lao himself, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Bassist Rufus Philpot, who joined TIZER after that recording, hails from London. The concert recording at the world renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood was TIZER’s very first live performance as a group; it included fresh interpretations of seven songs from Lao’s earlier recordings, including Diversify and Golden Soul (2001).

Downbeat marks the first time that Lao has co-produced one of his albums. Loving the big sound of the band and all the intricacies it has in the live setting inspired his simple concept when it came time to write and record the album. “Producing and mixing with Jeff, my goal was to give listeners a taste of the energy TIZER creates in the live setting, so most of the recording was done live in the studio,” he says. “While no solo on disc can capture what happens onstage, we wanted Downbeat to have the same blend and balance via strong, detailed arrangements and studio production. It all starts with a completely live rhythm section—drums, bass, percussion, keys—and that translates to an organic foundation to build from.”

Saturday, March 23, 2013 – 6:30 pm

Resort at MarinaVillage, 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, Florida 33914

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The CD release concert for David P. Stevens’ new CD, Epiphany, is just a few days away.  Concert will feature vocalist, Tesa Williams and also Bass BootCamp founders Lee Patterson and Gerald Veasley. It’s the DPS Experience live – don’t miss it!

Multi-talented contemporary jazz, neo~fusion, R&B, nu~soul guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and recording studio engineer David P. Stevens invites you to take a musical journey with him through the “The DPS Experience”.

“The DPS Experience” deftly incorporates elements of the modern jazz, R&B, soul,dance, hip-hop, rock, blues, and pop.

As a headliner & guest performer, David has graced countless stages from large jazz festivals, massive amphitheaters, small jazz clubs, and churches. As a producer and songwriter, David has collaborated and jammed with numerous independent & major a rtists from Gerald Albright, Gerald Veasley, Elan Trotman, Scott Ambush, Alvin Slaughter, Nick Coilonne, Bennie Syms & Curt Harmon (Pieces of a Dream),Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Jr., Antonio Neal, Frank McComb, Carol Riddick, Gail Jhonson, Steve Cole, Shamika Phoenix, Tamika Patton, Nneka Best, Cicely Floyd, Lisa McClendon, and many more.

So, sit back and enjoy the forthcoming sensations of Mr. David P. Stevens  walking you through “The DPS Experience ” ~ bridging the gap between yesterday & today.

Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance by credit card.
Friday March 1, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST
Crowne Plaza Reading, 1741 Papermill Road, Gerald Veasley’s Jazz Base, Wyomissing, PA 19610

Bradley

Cindy Bradley burst on the scene in 2011. She was honored as Jazz newcomer of the year. Her pieces have rose up the smooth jazz charts. Check out her latest album entitled “Unscripted.” Urban Jazz Coalition will bring a powerful show as usual. Never has there been such an ensemble with such stamina.

There will be two shows and ticket prices are $25 in the month of January and $30 afterwards. Let your March madness begin with this hot combination. There will be two shows, 8pm and 10:30pm.

Open your year up with this great show! Tickets can be purchased at http://www.breadentertainment.com; Better Days West, and Jazzy Blu Cafe and Lounge.Get your early bird discounted tickets for the Euge Groove concert at this show.

Friday, March 01, 2013 – 8:00 pm

JazzyBlu Cafe & Lounge, 815 West Market St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202