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Abbey Rader in the Spotlight: Ritual and Phenobarbital Sessions

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There are no springs in Coral Springs, Florida. What the Broward County city does have is a remarkable ability to adapt. Two of its most popular landmarks, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts and The Museum of Coral Springs History, were originally designed as a gymnasium and real estate office respectively. Despite its surprising lack ...


Vocalist/Pianist Patty Wicks: 1945-2014

Vocalist/Pianist Patty Wicks: 1945-2014

Vocalist and pianist Patti Wicks, who divided her jazz life between New York and Florida for the past 40 years, recording several well-considered albums since the turn of the new century, died from heart failure March 7 in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was 69-years old. Wicks belonged to that rarefied group of performers that include Shirley Horn, Nina Simone ...


The New Gary Burton Quartet: Guided Tour

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For some, retirement means winding down and enjoying what life has to offer, after a lifetime spent with the daily grind of making a living. With most musicians, however, while making a living has been a not insignificant challenge, making music can hardly be called a daily grind; it's work, to be sure, but it's also ...


We Want Groove: Rock Candy Funk Party

Read "Rock Candy Funk Party" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This quartet repurposes the jazz-funk sounds of yesteryear into a tasteful, eclectic mix, packed with memorable compositions and aided by the crystalline recording process, enabling the music to breathe amid great detail and depth. Featuring blues-rock guitar hero Joe Bonamassa trading licks with guitarist Ron DeJesus, Rock Candy Funk Party was recorded at drummer Tal Bergman's ...


Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

The April 2013 online edition of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at as a new easy-to-read format with a soundtrack from the month’s featured artist. The articles are all previews of local and touring artists with upcoming performances throughout Florida. Along with the ezine, the site offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and blues music in clubs, concerts ...


KCC Productions Presents Steely Dan's "Gaucho" At Sunrise Civic Center

The City of Sunrise and KCC Productions present the music of Steely Dan, performed by “Gaucho,” as part of the “Sunrise at Sunset” jazz series at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, March 8 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Gaucho takes its name from an album done by Steely Dan, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers who ...


Cold War Jazz At The Coral Springs Museum Of Art, FL

Cold War Jazz is a music project sponsored by the Coral Springs Museum of Art and a grant from the Chautauqua Institution. On January 5, 2013, at 3PM the Coral Springs Museum of Art will host the International Jazz Ensemble to play music, discuss the issues and display artwork of Cold War era by jazz musicians from Poland ...


Jazz & Blues Florida September 2012 Online Edition Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida September 2012 Online Edition Posted

The new edition of Jazz & Blues Florida, Florida's best and only free online source for information on live jazz and blues in clubs, concerts and festivals, is now available. Readers throughout Florida and tourists coming from around the world consult this site for information on the increasingly vibrant scene to be found throughout the state. The ...


Kindred Spirits: The Common Experiences Of Billie, Beyonce And The Class Of 2012

Kindred Spirits: The Common Experiences Of Billie, Beyonce And The Class Of 2012

Stirrings of present pop stars can be found in the lives of their musical ancestors as a new run of the Paulette Dozier-fronted live show “Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill” explores the life and times of Billie Holiday, one of music's toughest girls. It's often said that history repeats itself, but the music world ...


Battle Of The Bands Swings Into Finals

Boca Raton, FL: The final four in the Battle of the Bands PBC 2012 will compete for the high school and middle school Swing Jazz top spot sponsored by the Swing and Jazz Preservation Society on March 30, 7 pm at the Spanish River Performing Arts Center, 2400 Yamato Road, in Boca Raton. Out of an original ...