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Musician? Join Michael Bisio At The Atlantic Center For The Arts

Musician? Join Michael Bisio At The Atlantic Center For The Arts

Applications are now being accepted for Associate Artists-in-Residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts. Deadline extended through June 11, 2017. All instrumentalists, composer and vocalists are welcome to apply. Join Bassist/Composer Michael Bisio on the beautiful ACA campus in New Smyrna Beach, FL. from October 15 to November 4, 2017. Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative ...

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Always a night with musical surprises

Always a night with musical surprises

You never know just what's in store when the Dan Miller Quartet performs on Tuesday nights at the Roadhouse Cafe in Fort Myers FL. There are always musical surprises, and that's a good thing in this case. That's just what happened on April 17 when the Tuesday night series concluded its season-long run. (The Roadhouse will be ...

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International Jazz Composers' Symposium - May 18-20 at University Of South Florida - School Of Music in Tampa

International Jazz Composers' Symposium - May 18-20 at University Of South Florida - School Of Music in Tampa

Featuring:
Billy Childs (and his Quartet)
John Hollenbeck (with the Claudia Quintet)
Christine Jensen
Chuck Owen (with his Jazz Surge)
Rufus Reid
Maria Schneider
Ryan Truesdell Special Appearances by:
Randy Brecker
Gregoire Maret Vision Talks by Music Industry leaders:

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An evening of artful exuberance

An evening of artful exuberance

In the right hands, Dixieland jazz is more of a feeling than a specific repertoire. It’s not what you play, so much as how you play it. Bob Leary’s sextet closed out the Charlotte County Jazz Society’s 2016-17 concert season exploring a wide array of vintage material that had toes a-tapping. The band mined quite a few ...

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Eric Alexander shares many shades of bebop

Eric Alexander shares many shades of bebop

Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander fully embraced the rich and vibrant sound of bebop in his formative years as a jazz player- and continues to help it evolve a quarter-century later. That was the takeaway after his Wednesday, April 5 appearance with the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at Artis-Naples' Daniels Pavilion. Despite the big name, the band is ...

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Guitar mastery on full display for jazz fans

Guitar mastery on full display for jazz fans

Diego Figueiredo's Brazilian guitar artistry will make your jaw drop. His nylon-stringed acoustic guitar is merely the vessel for astonishing sounds that come out of his musical psyche, delivered by unusual blends of technique and fingerings. Such was the case at Saturday, April 1's sold-out show at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center in Sarasota FL. ...

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A robust sound rooted in early jazz

A robust sound rooted in early jazz

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is a modern-day ambassador for classic jazz dating back nearly a century. He digs the repertoire and style, putting his own stamp on it whether performing vintage songs or his own newer material. Such was the case on Friday, March 24 when Gordon performed at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort ...

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Looking ahead: Southwest Florida jazz calendar

Looking ahead: Southwest Florida jazz calendar

Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, from now through April when the 2016-2017 concert season winds down. Friday, March 24 – Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1 – Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and St. Petersburg-based O Som Do ...

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Celebrating Stan Getz and other jazz giants

Celebrating Stan Getz and other jazz giants

Tenor saxophonist Jeff Rupert & Friends, featuring rising star singer Veronica Swift, wound up a 10-day Florida concert tour on Sunday, March 19, with a stunning matinee performance in Venice. Rupert, who directs the University of Central Florida's Jazz Studies Program, was joined for this performance by fellow faculty members Richard Drexler on piano and Marty ...

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New Orleans on parade - and other surprises

New Orleans on parade - and other surprises

Singer Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott had a few surprises up their sleeves for their return performance at the Charlotte County Jazz Society on Monday, February 13. The Jacksonville-based musicians spent about one-third of their two-hour concert digging deep into music associated with New Orleans. They also.brought a larger band than anticipated and featured Scott ...


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