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John DePaola Quintet featuring Suzy Park 1/16/2022

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

John and his quintet present the music of Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson.

John DePaola is a freelance trumpeter in Orlando, Florida. His style of jazz improvisation radiates warmth and is complimented by his ability to create melodic solos. He performs regularly at jazz societies and varied venues in central and southern Florida.

"A fantastic Jazz musician. His trumpet playing is simply superb." Rick Gee, Owner "Gee's Jazz Jamm Inc."

"We always love to have John come to us - his performances are awesome." Walter Griffith, "Jazz Lovers" and "More Jazz" Clubs

"John and his musicians are to put it mildly, "OUTSTANDING!" Dave Walrath, President of the Sarasota Jazz Club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6tQWPiWOSU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAM8uiFZwBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-Kvp9P9_Y

https://www.johndepaolamusic.com/

Thursday Night Hang

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Free admission!

Featuring Chris Cortez, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and special guests. The group plays a concert set, which is followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in. A guitar amp, bass amp, drums, and piano are provided. No cover charge. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park and the American Rescue Plan.

Fred Moyer Trio

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

What can safely be called the only jazz group of its kind, the Fred Moyer Jazz Trio dazzles with stunning musicianship and a unique approach to jazz. Like other small jazz ensembles, the trio performs its own arrangements of standards from the great American Songbook. But what sets it apart from all others is its note-for-note transcriptions of great jazz trio performances from the past. Fred and friends painstakingly transcribe every note of favorite historic recordings, and then bring the resulting scores to life as would a chamber music ensemble playing Bach or Beethoven, infusing the music with their own vitality and interpretations. The result is a swinging celebration of the best in jazz, delighting both classical music lovers and long-time jazz enthusiasts.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE:
https://youtu.be/eY9PKPC7VYI https://youtu.be/1Sq-vBwlOG4

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR THE FRED MOYER JAZZ TRIO:

  • “Will leave you breathless ... This trio succeeds where other jazz trios fall light ... they renew our hopes about the staying power of our beloved jazz idiom ... a jazz trio to be reckoned with.” ejazznews.com
  • “An important addition to the jazz genre ... inspiring to behold ... these performances stand on their own, no less legitimate than brilliant performances of Beethoven or Mozart by contemporary classical masters.” jazz.com
  • “... their interpretations create a freshness that is both diverse and dynamic.” The Cabaret Exchange

Pianist Frederick Moyer has established a vital musical career that has taken him to forty-four countries and to such distant venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as piano soloist with world renowned orchestras including the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, the St. Louis, Dallas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Singapore, Netherlands Radio, Latvian, Iceland and London Symphony Orchestras, the Buffalo, Hong Kong and Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, and the major orchestras of Australia. His many recordings on the Biddulph, GM and JRI labels reflect an affinity for a wide variety of styles. Moyer’s wide-ranging interests have led him to undertake many unique and ground-breaking projects, often involving software that he writes himself.

Lowell Ringel is an award-winning bassist, composer, and educator. Heavily influenced by Charlie Haden and Scott Lafaro, Ringel is known for his lyrical soloing, as well as his steady, yet creative, sense of groove and rhythm. He splits his time between his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Miami, Florida, where he attended the Frost School of Music and became immersed in Latin jazz and Cuban music. He has performed and recorded with many jazz and latin jazz masters, including Ignacio Berroa, Brian Lynch, Shelly Berg, Dafnis Prieto, and Martin Bejerano. Recent accolades include winning multiple Grammys as the bassist on Brian Lynch’s award- album, “The Omni-American Book Club.” As a leader, you can hear Ringel on his chamber-jazz quintet Threeplustwo's self-titled 2019 debut as well the 2020 release Geodesics, the debut recording of Finnish-American collective Transatlanttiset, co-led by Ringel, trumpeter Tomi Nikku, and flautist/vocalist Josefiina Vannesluoma.

Drummer Bob Savine, a native of Altoona, PA, studied at Penn State University and Berklee College of Music. In a long career, he has partnered with many of the jazz greats, including Mike Metheny, Dave Kikoski, Herb Pomeroy, Ray Santisi, Dick Johnson and the Artie Shaw Orchestra. He has performed at the Montreal, Telluride and Saratoga Jazz Festivals and recorded for Altenburgh Records and other labels. Bob is currently on staff at Wellesley College where he accompanies and coaches student ensembles.

www.frederickmoyer.com

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AppleJazz Records presents the Charlie Bertini Quintet

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

An evening of jazz featuring Charlie Bertini on trumpet & flugelhorn; David MacKenzie on reeds; Bob Thornton on piano; Chuck Archard on bass, Eddie Metz on drums & percussion and special guest vocalist Veit Renn.

Veit Renn is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and composer. Learn more about Veit here: https://en.everybodywiki.com/Veit_Renn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omQv_-EkDRM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwBKhnSegek

http://www.charliebertini.com/bio.htm

https://www.applejazz.com/

Cancelled - Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra South

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

The Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra South will once again take the stage at the Blue Bamboo! Having spent much of the pandemic composing and arranging new music, Scott is in the midst of two recording projects, and this band will be in a recording studio just a few days prior to this concert. Join Scott and the band for what will surely be an exciting afternoon of music and merriment!

Joining Scott are Dave Mackenzie, Dan Jordan, Terry Myers, Charlie Bertini, John DePaola, Larry Williams, Pat Gullotta, Corey Paul, Will Nestler, Mark McKee, Charlie Silva and Eddie Metz.

https://scottwhitfield.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P587SSV8RA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy55ceFoqO8

Thursday Night Hang

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Free admission!

Featuring Chris Cortez, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and special guests. The group plays a concert set, which is followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in. A guitar amp, bass amp, drums, and piano are provided. No cover charge. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park and the American Rescue Plan.

Richard Smith

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches. He is now a seasoned performer with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit. In 2018, Richard performed in five continents... North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia including performances with and alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Dave Peacock, Martin Taylor, Brent Mason, Gary Brooker, Stuart Duncan, Bryan Sutton, Joe Brown, Ralph McTell and many others.

https://www.richardsmithmusic.com

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Brian Smalley 1/29/2022

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Brian Smalley is a Florida guitar picker with ten crafty fingers, a variety of musical styles and multiple personalities. During his long musical career, Brian has worked to develop a motif that he describes as the “Acoustic Novel,” replete with plot and sub-text, providing a mental landscape that is something akin to aural musical theatre. First and foremost, these works are guitar albums, with the core purpose to produce pure original music; but there is something else here for those desiring to delve deeper.

Before ‘CHOSEN,’ Brian's most recent recording, he recorded six projects. His acoustic novel “ChickensPigs” received the Best Florida Folk CD award from The Florida Times Union in 2013. And thousands have enjoyed the tale of Painter Kellet, a homeless man in Key West, from the acoustic novel ‘KEY.’

https://www.briansmalley.com/

At Blue Bamboo 10/9/2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPLvMi-hEYo

"Three Or Four Days A Week" https://youtu.be/hu1Qs8DcvBI

"He'd Talk About Mango" https://youtu.be/ze1ZFxKNvvU

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Thursday Night Hang

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Free admission!

Featuring Dan Jordan, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and special guests. The group plays a concert set, which is followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in. A guitar amp, bass amp, drums, and piano are provided. No cover charge. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park and the American Rescue Plan.

Jeff Rupert Quartet 2/4/2022

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Join us for a fabulous night of jazz with Jeff on saxophone, Marty Morell on drums, Ben Kramer on bass and Richard Drexler on piano.

Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full-time professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Rupert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2_ypZchi4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL4ybd6d0Hg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxqs5Fm3DGw

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CuBop - 2/5/2022

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Celebrating the Latin infused side of the Blue Note catalog, CuBop's origin stems from the fusion of the Afro-Cuban and BeBop sounds of stylistic pioneers Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, and Horace Silver. Since the group's inception in 2015, the CuBop catalog has expanded to cover a wide array of styles in the jazz idiom from Latin-Jazz to Hard Bop and to more progressive avant-garde styles all rooted within the classic quintet and sextet format.

CuBop consists of Marco Bojorquez on bass, Bob Thornton on piano, Greg Parnell on drums, Joe Breidenstine on trumpet, Jeremy Fratti on tenor sax, and Frank Wosar on trombone.

https://youtu.be/FB4bVaFvEKI

https://youtu.be/LidE0R5bFts

https://youtu.be/HxlsXrIKffs

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Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Maitland returns to the Bamboo!

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra brings string players from the Maitland Symphony Orchestra together to put the best works of the Baroque period on today's stage. The Orchestra is the newest musical group of Performing Arts Matters.

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Thursday Night Hang

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Free admission!

Featuring John DePaola, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and special guests. The group plays a concert set, which is followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in. A guitar amp, bass amp, drums, and piano are provided. No cover charge. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park and the American Rescue Plan.

Terri Binion

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Here at the Blue Bamboo In May 2021, local songwriter, Terri Binion went out on a limb and dared to read her very first short stories accompanied by selected songs to a sold out room full of fans.

Pandemic era, stream of consciousness writing is what kept Binion sane and focused in the first year of COVID-19. This new medium and creative outlet turned out to be not just what she needed but her audience too. On the edge of their seats and in standing ovation, Terri and her listeners left the building both elevated and grounded.

When Terri returns to the stage at Blue Bamboo on Saturday, Feb 12th, she hopes to have the same effect. "South, Sideways and South Again; Stories, Songs and a Sense of Place" prompts us for what will surely fit the bill for anyone with a sense of wanderlust or perhaps for those that are just shifters by nature. Terri paints continuous imagery while reflecting on a life in motion through her own brand of story and song. Truth teller, word spinner, guitar plucking woman with nomadic dreams. If you love a good road trip and a good song in your ear, then come on!

"Two songs in and it was clear, Lucinda sang on this unknown's record because she understood that Terri was a magic person--someone who not only followed her own compass, but who was guided by stars not visible to the average eye." --Jim White, songwriter, outsider artist, filmmaker.

"This immensely personal group of songs has an intensity and honesty that is hard to neglect. It is not just raw emotion on display here though. The fine songwriting is beautifully detailed and captivating arrangements permeate the album. And it is not bitter and depressing, there is hope and a sense of looking forward."—Rob Dickens, No Depression

"The drift, naturally, is a little heavier this time. But one thing her music has always been able to do was produce a diamond from all that world weight. And in true Binion fashion, this album reaches ever harder for hope."— Bao Le-Huu, Orlando Weekly

https://youtu.be/FVtIsiytaKU. Tiny Little Landmines music video.

https://youtu.be/eDev0S9lt08 Pall Mall Cigarette music video.

www.terribinionmusic.com

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Central Florida Jazz Society Presents: UCF Big Band

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

The chart topping Flying Horse Big Band is part of the Jazz Program at the University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts. Under the direction of saxophonist and American jazz musician, Jeff Rupert, the Flying Horse Big Band performs at festivals and concert halls regionally and nationally.

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

Thursday Night Hang

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Free admission!

Featuring Dan Jordan, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and special guests. The group plays a concert set, which is followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in. A guitar amp, bass amp, drums, and piano are provided. No cover charge. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park and the American Rescue Plan.

Chris Cortez & Friends featuring Joel Rosenblatt & Ron Jenkins 2/18/2022

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Drummer Joel Rosenblatt is one of the most sought-after jazz/fusion drummers in the world today. A partial list of his credits includes collaborations with Spyro Gyra, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, Ken Navarro, Oz Noy, Chuck Loeb, Mike Manieri, Steve Khan, Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Russel Ferrante, Michel Camilo , Bernie Williams, Eliane Elias, Michael Davis, Peter White, Manhattan Transfer, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Paquito D’Rivera, Pure Prairie League, and many more.

Bassist Ron Jenkins is also in demand worldwide and has collaborated with Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Gato Barbieri, Chuck Loeb, Phil Perry, Jeff Golub, Bob James, Wayman Tisdale, Bob Baldwin, Philippe Saisse, Kirk Whalum, Nelson Rangell, Walter Beasley, Warren Hill, Alex Bugnon, Kim Waters, Defunkt, Bill Evans, and Anita Baker.

These two powerhouse players will form the rhythm section for guitarist Chris Cortez’ next recording project. The trio will be augmented by Orlando pianist Bob Thornton, who is a professor at University of Central Fla and performed on Cortez’ most recent recording, Hermanos with trumpeter Larry Williams. The quartet will perform Cortez’ original music and unique arrangements of popular songs that have become audience favorites over the years.

Special guests include Jeff Rupert on saxophone and John DePaola on trumpet.

Chris Cortez is a jazz guitarist/vocalist who owns and operates the record label Blue Bamboo Music and the venue Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. He is an international recording artist with 8 CDs under his own name, and many sideman credits. A partial list of his collaborations includes Richard Smith, Chieli Minuchi and Special EFX, Ira Sullivan, Joe Diorio, Herbie Mann, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Jeff Sipe, and Richie Cole. Cortez has produced CDs featuring Mike Stern, Jeff Sipe, Antonio Sanchez, Harvie S, and Carol Morgan among others, and has produced many concerts featuring diverse artists such as Pat Martino, Charlie Hunter, Maria Muldaur, Jeff Coffin, Bob James, Henhouse Prowlers, Special EFX, Chuchito Valdez, Rosano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, Gil Goldstein, Corky Seigel, and Mike Stern.

The live concert recording will take place at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts on February 18th and 19th, 2022 at 8PM. In addition to the live concerts and recording, Joel Rosenblatt will perform a drum/percussion Master Class on 2/19 at 2PM.

https://youtu.be/GHGBidlInE4

https://youtu.be/fF-axBV7ZL4

https://joelrosenblatt.com

http://www.smooth-jazz.de/Artists4/Jenkins.htm

Joel Rosenblatt Master Class 2/19/2022

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Drummers, students of percussion, and musicians of all instruments should not miss the opportunity to learn insider secrets and wisdom from drummer Joel Rosenblatt, who's partial list of credits include: Spyro Gyra, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, Ken Navarro, Oz Noy, Chuck Loeb, Mike Manieri, Steve Khan, Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Russel Ferrante, Michel Camilo , Bernie Williams, Eliane Elias, Michael Davis, Peter White, Manhattan Transfer, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Paquito D’Rivera, Pure Prairie League, and many more.

https://joelrosenblatt.com

$20.00 General Admission; $16.00 Student/Military with ID

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