Blue Bamboo Center For the Arts is a registered 501(c)(3), NON-PROFIT, charitable corporation. Registration #: CH46010


Live events are resuming on November 20th with limited seating so reservations are strongly suggested.  Check back often for updates to the calendar.

Bobby Koelble Trio

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

Bobby Koelble is a guitarist and teacher whose artistry ranges from straight-ahead jazz to heavy metal. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and was a member of the foundational death metal band Death. He also released four albums as the guitarist/vocalist/composer for the eclectic rock band Junkierush.

Today, Koelble is a professor of Jazz guitar at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. He is guitarist for the Dave LaRue Band, The Absinthe Trio, and is a member of the hit jazz group "The Jazz Professors," who have released two Top Twenty Billboard Jazz albums to date. He has performed with Sam Rivers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson, Chris Potter, Larry Coryell, Kenny Drew Jr. and the finest jazz musicians in Central Florida.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbYiru6lzfM&t=5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kePgBB3f7b8

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

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80s Mixtape Mayhem

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

This is a live show featuring Michelle Mailhot on vocals, Ed Krout on keys, Chuck Archard on bass and Marc Clermont on drums. The group reinvents some of your favorite classic 80s tunes!

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Dan Jordan Quartet

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

Saxophonist/flutist Dan Jordan always puts on a spellbinding show.

Dan Jordan has been an educator and musician since 1976. He has a flexible and common sense approach to teaching and playing. He was titled as Florida All State Jazz Band Tenor one for 1976-1977. He has taught at numerous schools including Rollins College and has performed with a multitude of renowned artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many more. He has performed on New York City Broadway, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and in countless other shows and productions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CmBIIjbhfI

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

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Mark Dawson 3PM

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

Orlando resident, Mark Dawson is the lead vocalist and bass guitarist for the legendary pop/rock band The Grass Roots. He also splits his time as a solo recording artist, and a nationally-syndicated radio show host.

On Saturday, November 28 at 3pm, Mark will perform his 3rd Annual “Mark Dawson & Friends” Holiday Concert (special guests TBA) at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park, FL.

*A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NAMI Greater Orlando Foundation. NAMI Greater Orlando is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and supporting families affected by mental illness.

https://markdawson.us

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Mark Dawson 8PM

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

Orlando resident, Mark Dawson is the lead vocalist and bass guitarist for the legendary pop/rock band The Grass Roots. He also splits his time as a solo recording artist, and a nationally-syndicated radio show host.

On Saturday, November 28 at 8pm, Mark will perform his 3rd Annual “Mark Dawson & Friends” Holiday Concert (special guests TBA) at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park, FL.

*A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NAMI Greater Orlando Foundation. NAMI Greater Orlando is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and supporting families affected by mental illness.

https://markdawson.us

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Greg Parnell Trio 3PM

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

The Greg Parnell Trio customizes their performance to include authentic selections from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and other such luminaries of the big band era.

Musical director, Greg Parnell, is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as many other bands. Greg takes what he has learned from performing with these groups and applies it to produce these musical tributes in an authentic and respectful manner. The orchestra is made up of the best jazz musicians in Central Florida.

http://www.orlandojazzorchestra.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1945737822109071/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0XMjFzjeQ0

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Greg Parnell Trio 8PM

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

The Greg Parnell Trio customizes their performance to include authentic selections from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and other such luminaries of the big band era.

Musical director, Greg Parnell, is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as many other bands. Greg takes what he has learned from performing with these groups and applies it to produce these musical tributes in an authentic and respectful manner. The orchestra is made up of the best jazz musicians in Central Florida.

http://www.orlandojazzorchestra.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1945737822109071/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0XMjFzjeQ0

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Jeff Rupert Quartet

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

Join us for a fabulous night of jazz with Jeff on saxophone, Marty Morrell 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=Qxqs5Fm3DGw

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Jack Graham

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

Guitarist Jack Graham plays Finger-style solos from the favorite parts of his life, mixed in with songs that have special meaning to him and a couple of stories.

His history is a mix of 60's and 70's teenage band experiences, Classical Guitar Study and lots of backyards and firesides. He has been performing music and acting with Living Room Theater in 150+ Central Florida Living Rooms and many times right here at the Blue Bamboo. He has also performed at Orlando Cringe, Orlando Story Club and PechaKucha, as well as some short films.

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Cortez and Friends

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

Featuring Chris on guitar & vocals, Ed Krout on piano, Chuck Archard on bass, and Paul Parker on drums.

An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Chris ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc... He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world. His recordings are critically acclaimed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3-weXQ_6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

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Carol Stein

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

Carol Stein is an acclaimed pianist, entertainer, vocalist, composer: performing a variety of musical genres from jazz to classical or musicals and cabarets to pub songs. Throughout her career, she has lived, performed and traveled around the globe from Switzerland to Hong Kong to New York and in between. Carol has been the guest solo artist with various orchestras and has been a musician for the Walt Disney company for over 28 years.

Carol enjoys composing and spontaneous arranging of pieces during a live performance. She may take a child's melody and turn it "inside-out" in the style of Mozart, and then into a bossa nova, and end up with a Duke Ellington swing.

Come join Carol for an elegant and entertaining evening of music!

More about Carol here: http://carolstein.com/

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Charlyce Simmons

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

Charlyce Simmons is a native of the Orlando FL. Metropolitan area. At the age of 3, her parents recognized an undeniable gift of music. Charlyce was not only able to sing exactly what she heard but was also able to harmonize with seasoned singers. Her years of music started in elementary and continued on throughout Middle School with Destiny, a group she founded.

She has been blessed to share the stage with performers like Patti Labelle, Kim Burrell, CeCe Teneal, Jabari Clay, Natural Wonder (Stevie wonder tribute band) and has been featured on countless recordings with other recording artists such as Khristian Dentley, Marcus Cole, Keith Staten, Larue Howard, William McDowell, Puchi Colon As a teenager she was diagnosed with kidney failure and was placed on dialysis, however, she was able to graduate from high school on time and receive a kidney transplant one year later. After months of healing, Charlyce learned she needed a total hip replacement of which she received in 2001. She found love in 2002 and married Alonzo Simmons in March 2003. In January 2009 Charlyce suffered a devastating brain hemorrhage which left her unable to move the left side of her body, after almost a year of therapy she is grateful to be fully recovered.

She released her first single titled "I Got U" July 2006, and released a Christmas CD “Christmas with Charlyce" December 2007. Charlyce then went on to complete her first Live Recording in 2011 “All of me”, and also wrote an autobiography in 2015 titled, “All of me, “My journey to yes.” On January 22, 2017, Charlyce released her latest EP " The Essence of Charlyce "

Charlyce now spends her time assisting other local and national artists with live concerts and recordings, background vocals and studio work. She performs at all types of events both signing and speaking. She also volunteers with Translife Organ and tissue / Transplant awareness services. Her main purpose is to show God's love through her personal testimony and musical gift.

https://www.charlycemusic.com

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Cortez & Koelble

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

Featuring Chris Cortez and Bobby Koelble: Two of Orlando's finest jazz guitarists explore the swinging duet format.

A video of Chris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

A video of Bobby and his trio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kePgBB3f7b8

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Community Tickets – Please consider purchasing additional tickets, for “community” status.  Community Tickets are given free of charge, to someone who cannot afford to attend.  Retirees, shut-ins, students, etc… are given the opportunity to attend the show thanks to your generosity.  Blue Bamboo will match every community ticket sold.  Unclaimed tickets are applied to the next event.  If you would like to donate community tickets, just purchase the additional tickets, and send an email to bluebambooartcenter@yahoo.com with the subject line “Community’  In the body, please indicate which show, and how many tickets you intended for “community status.”  If you’d like to be considered to receive community tickets, please contact Melody Cortez at MelodyCortez@live.com or call 407-636-9951.