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Joey Osment

Joey Osment, electric violinist is a one man band playing high energy, rhythmic Hot Jazz standards, as well as classic favorites. Joey's inimitable improv style thrills audiences throughout the SWFL area at venues like the Naples Players, Naples Art Association, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, the Glades Country Club, Bonita Springs Center for the Arts and numerous private events. Don't miss out booking one of the BEST Electric Jazz Violinists in our area! Contact info: Email: JoeyOsmentJazz@gmail.com Phone:239.651.9076

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Solo piano artistry - and then some

Solo piano artistry - and then some

Pianist Bobby van Deusen is a master of the keyboard, blessed with an astonishing musical range in terms of genres, sound dynamics and sheer artistry. And those elements were all on display on Friday, April 20 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice. The Philadelphia native, now based in the Florida Panhandle, is best known for his ...

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Mica Bethea: Quintessential Band Geek

Read "Mica Bethea: Quintessential Band Geek" reviewed by Barbara Salter Nelson

It's Sunday afternoon. Mica Bethea rolls into the Cue Note Billiard Room in Palm Coast, Florida. The 34-year old arranger, composer, bandleader and entrepreneur has arrived for Cue Notes weekly Sunday Afternoon Jazz Rendevous.

Bethea (sounds like 'buffet') is the “Note" part of Cue Note, which he co-owns with partner and pool guru John ...

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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 ...