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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.

Miss Jacqueline Jones w/the Allan Vache Quartet

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

Miss Jacqueline Jones returns to the Bamboo!

Joining Jacqueline are Allan Vache on clarinet, Mark McKee on piano, Charlie Silva on bass and Walt Hubbard on drums.

Clarinetist Allan Vache has performed many professional engagements with such jazz greats as: Bobby Hackett, Wild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Erwin, Gene Krupa, Dick Hyman, Max Kaminsky, Clark Terry, Dick Wellstood, Ed Hubble, Cliff Leeman, Bob Haggart, Jack Lesberg, Lionel Hampton, Bob Wilber and many others. He also made numerous appearances with his brother Warren Vaché, Jr.

Having toured in Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Switzerland, Allan continues to work as a freelance artist in the Orlando area as well as appearing at many concerts and festivals in the U.S. and around the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16QNVN5aliI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m2pWbkS5UE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gaWT5iKRSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453TjTrzn5M

Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar - Love & Bossa Nova LIVE 5/21/2022

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

Join us as Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar bring their live version of "Love and Bossa Nova" to Blue Bamboo!

Downbeat Magazine calls her a “master of classic samba and bossa nova.” Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, vocalist/guitarist Daniela Soledade grew up in a family of musicians with a direct line to the origins of Bossa Nova. Daniela’s grandfather was Paulo Soledade, who composed songs with legendary Brazilian artists Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho and Baden Powell. Her father, Paulinho Soledade is an artist and producer who learned guitar from Baden Powell himself and has worked with legends Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil among others. As a child Daniela participated in studio recordings for Brazilian artists such as Xuxa and the band Oxgênios. At age 14, she placed first in the entrance exam to attend the prestigious Music Conservatory Villa Lobos. Daniela settled in the United States in 2003 and maintains a busy performing schedule. Her debut album, “A Moment of You” was released September 6, 2019 on Blue Line Music Records.

Guitarist Nate Najar is emerging as one of this decade’s finest modern jazz exponents. He is a player who uses a distinctive technique to convey his artistic prowess- not many artists play acoustic classical guitar with right hand classical technique, yet it is the perfect choice for Najar’s comprehensive approach. Not restricted to single notes or chords, Nate seamlessly weaves melody, harmony and rhythmic freedom. The result is music that is swinging, emotional, inventive and interesting. Continuing to perform at major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records. Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene…." Becky Byrd, wife of the late guitarist Charlie Byrd says it best: "There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie's soul in Nate's mind, heart and fingers. Get ready world, here comes Nate Najar!!!"

https://www.danielasoledade.com/

https://www.natenajar.com/

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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.

Rodney Whitaker

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

Ticket proceeds to benefit the Central Florida Jazz Society.

Rodney T. Whitaker, Innovative jazz bassist extraordinaire, internationally renowned Mack Avenue recording artist, Michigan State University distinguished professor of jazz double bass, director of jazz studies, member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, consultant for Jazz @ Lincoln Center, artistic director for the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra/Orlando, FL, Gathering Orchestra/Detroit, MI and the MSU Professors of Jazz at Michigan State University, where he has built one of the most distinguished jazz degree programs and performing faculty in the United States of America. Whitaker, with one of the most undeniably distinctive bear-sized bass tones, is one of the leading bass performers and teachers of the jazz double bass in the United States. He received his first national recognition performing with the Harrison/Blanchard Quintet. Expatiating on his Detroit roots and enormous talent, Rodney proceeded to earn an international reputation as one of the world's finest jazz double bass performers. From his acclaim as a bassist with the Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra bringing forth new energy, mentorship and new audiences to the jazz art form, he has cultivated and developed his talents and his perspectives as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator –– a 21st Century essential of artistic and educational excellence.

He completed seven-year tenure with the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has toured the world over the last thirty-seven years, collaborating and performing with legendary artists such as Ray Charles, Bob James, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, Pat Matheny, Jimmy Heath, Antonio Hart, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Kathleen Battle, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cassandra Wilson, John Lewis, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Crosby, Stills & Nash and the late greats, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Tommy Flanagan, Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Frank Morgan, Betty Carter just to name a few. He is featured on more than 150 recordings -- from film to compact discs. Whether you find life-long pioneer, Jazz bassist, composer, recording artist, educator, and mentor performing on stage, conducting a master class, recording in a studio or mapping out plans for the future of jazz with members of the community, Rodney has whole-heartedly embraced the JAZZ legacy life-force with an integral pledge of distinction, integrity, great promise, and musical excellence. He is dedicated to changing the future of jazz in the classroom, in the community, and in the world; with the proclamation of raising 1,000 mentors who will each raise 1,000 mentors.

Joining Rodney are Rockelle Fortin – Vocalist; Leon Anderson – Drums; Markus Howell – Alto Saxophone; Luther Allison – Piano; and Chaz Robinson – Vocalist

For more information, please visit http://www.rodneywhitaker.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofXgisUR0k

David MacKenzie's Mind Meld Quintet 5/28/2022

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

Join us for an evening of jazz featuring all original compositions by multi-instrumentalist Dave MacKenzie (saxophones/flute/clarinet and music arranger).

Joining Dave are Walt Hubbard on drums, Chuck Archard on bass, LaRue Nickelson on guitar, and Bob Thornton on piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjOmVgL8Wxs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-syr66FFCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA8BvU8xi74&t=1540s

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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.

Jeff Rupert Quartet 6/3/2022

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 - 6/4/2022

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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Orlando Jazz Orchestra Presents: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie 6/5/2022

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

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra 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.youtube.com/watch?v=oX4nWS5xa0k&list=PLub_W5nXpNNauF-PcuwQALcAllw93CNty&index=13

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

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

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.

Cigano Swing Band

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

Cigano Swing is a Central Florida based gypsy jazz trio, specializing in both traditional and modern takes on Jazz Manouche. They bring high energy performances, delivering hot club standards from the gypsy jazz idiom as well as compositions from present-day acts. Timeless melodies, infectious rhythms, dueling guitars abound, Cigano Swing brings an exciting and innovative experience to all!"

Allen Koo'ken - Guitar; Andre Santana - Guitar; Geordan Raisler - Double Bass

View a video here: https://www.facebook.com/ciganoswing/videos/1890628564466055

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ciganoswing

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Alan Broadbent and Harvie S 7:30pm Show

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

Alan Broadbent, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1966. At the age of 19 he received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman’s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary singer Irene Kral (no relation to Diana Krall). Soon he was also invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, David Rose, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Mandel. In the early 90s he was asked to be a part of Natalie Cole’s famous “Unforgettable” CD, at which time he toured as her pianist and, a little while later, as her conductor. At this time he wrote an orchestral arrangement for her second video with her dad, “When I Fall In Love”, which won him his first Grammy Award for “Best Orchestral Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal.”

Shortly after, he became a member of Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, touring the festivals of Europe, UK and the USA. It was while with this group that he won his second Grammy, an orchestral accompaniment written for Shirley Horn of Leonard Bernstein’s “Lonely Town.” During the 1990s, Broadbent recorded on Natalie Cole's album Unforgettable... with Love, then became her pianist and conductor for the tour. His arrangement for her video "When I Fall in Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal. In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Broadbent was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to jazz.

As a soloist and with his jazz trio, Broadbent has been nominated for Grammys twice for best instrumental performance, in the company of such artists as Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Keith Jarrett. In 2007 he was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, an honor he holds in high regard.

Broadbent is Diana Krall’s conductor for her occasional orchestra concerts and is the conductor on her “Live in Paris” DVD. Recently he has been the arranger on Glenn Frey’s cd with strings, “After Hours”, and wrote six string arrangements for Sir Paul McCartney’s “Kisses On The Bottom” with the London Symphony. He has just returned from solo piano concerts in the UK, Poland and France.

It has been Alan Broadbent's lifelong goal, through his orchestral arrangements and jazz improvisations, to discover, in popular music and standard songs, deeper feelings of communication and love.

Harvie S, award winning bassist, educator, composer, arranger, and producer, is continually challenging himself and his peers, expanding the borders of musical direction.

Harvie’s latest project is a recording done in 1985 with Jazz legend Alan Dawson and Mike Stern. His last Recording with Alan Broadbent Trio “New York Notes” on High Note Savant Records was on the Jazz Week Charts for 4 months and garnered rave reviews. In Sept 2020 the follow-up “Trio in Motion” was released on High Note Savant. Both CDs were produced by Harvie and he was also recording engineer and co mixed it with Dave Kowalski. They have a new project scheduled for a release in early 2022 Called “Like Minds” on High Note Savant.

A legendary bassist, Harvie S has performed and recorded with a multitude of jazz greats and he can be heard on twenty albums as a leader, fifteen as a co-leader, and over four hundred albums as a sideman.

Harvie S has been featured in print and internet articles in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Japan Times, USA Today, Downbeat, All About Jazz, Jazziz, Cadence , Jazz Improv, Coda(Canada), Jazztimes, Swing Journal(Japan), Jazz Life(Japan), Jazz Forum(Poland), Jazz Hot (France), Hot House, Jazz Improv, The Los Angeles Times, Jazz Podium and Jazz-it (Italy).

Harvie S has performed at The Blue Note, The Iridium, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz Festival, Moscow Jazz Festival and countless other venues worldwide.

In addition to his performance career, Harvie S is an active educator. He is a Professor of Jazz Bass and Jazz Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music, in both Undergraduate and Graduate divisions.Currently developing new music for a variety of musical ensembles and recordings, Harvie S is integrating his lifetime of musical experience and research into opening doors to new and exciting pathways of creative expression. He has also written a series of bass duets that are revolutionary in their concept for teaching and performing. Harvie has also been a recording engineer and also has mixed many current CDs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMv6v767Ts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm_g9m9II7M

https://www.alanbroadbent.com/

https://harvies.com/

Alan Broadbent and Harvie S 9:30pm Show

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

Alan Broadbent, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1966. At the age of 19 he received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman’s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary singer Irene Kral (no relation to Diana Krall). Soon he was also invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, David Rose, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Mandel. In the early 90s he was asked to be a part of Natalie Cole’s famous “Unforgettable” CD, at which time he toured as her pianist and, a little while later, as her conductor. At this time he wrote an orchestral arrangement for her second video with her dad, “When I Fall In Love”, which won him his first Grammy Award for “Best Orchestral Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal.”

Shortly after, he became a member of Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, touring the festivals of Europe, UK and the USA. It was while with this group that he won his second Grammy, an orchestral accompaniment written for Shirley Horn of Leonard Bernstein’s “Lonely Town.” During the 1990s, Broadbent recorded on Natalie Cole's album Unforgettable... with Love, then became her pianist and conductor for the tour. His arrangement for her video "When I Fall in Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal. In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Broadbent was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to jazz.

As a soloist and with his jazz trio, Broadbent has been nominated for Grammys twice for best instrumental performance, in the company of such artists as Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Keith Jarrett. In 2007 he was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, an honor he holds in high regard.

Broadbent is Diana Krall’s conductor for her occasional orchestra concerts and is the conductor on her “Live in Paris” DVD. Recently he has been the arranger on Glenn Frey’s cd with strings, “After Hours”, and wrote six string arrangements for Sir Paul McCartney’s “Kisses On The Bottom” with the London Symphony. He has just returned from solo piano concerts in the UK, Poland and France.

It has been Alan Broadbent's lifelong goal, through his orchestral arrangements and jazz improvisations, to discover, in popular music and standard songs, deeper feelings of communication and love.

Harvie S, award winning bassist, educator, composer, arranger, and producer, is continually challenging himself and his peers, expanding the borders of musical direction.

Harvie’s latest project is a recording done in 1985 with Jazz legend Alan Dawson and Mike Stern. His last Recording with Alan Broadbent Trio “New York Notes” on High Note Savant Records was on the Jazz Week Charts for 4 months and garnered rave reviews. In Sept 2020 the follow-up “Trio in Motion” was released on High Note Savant. Both CDs were produced by Harvie and he was also recording engineer and co mixed it with Dave Kowalski. They have a new project scheduled for a release in early 2022 Called “Like Minds” on High Note Savant.

A legendary bassist, Harvie S has performed and recorded with a multitude of jazz greats and he can be heard on twenty albums as a leader, fifteen as a co-leader, and over four hundred albums as a sideman.

Harvie S has been featured in print and internet articles in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Japan Times, USA Today, Downbeat, All About Jazz, Jazziz, Cadence , Jazz Improv, Coda(Canada), Jazztimes, Swing Journal(Japan), Jazz Life(Japan), Jazz Forum(Poland), Jazz Hot (France), Hot House, Jazz Improv, The Los Angeles Times, Jazz Podium and Jazz-it (Italy).

Harvie S has performed at The Blue Note, The Iridium, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz Festival, Moscow Jazz Festival and countless other venues worldwide.

In addition to his performance career, Harvie S is an active educator. He is a Professor of Jazz Bass and Jazz Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music, in both Undergraduate and Graduate divisions.Currently developing new music for a variety of musical ensembles and recordings, Harvie S is integrating his lifetime of musical experience and research into opening doors to new and exciting pathways of creative expression. He has also written a series of bass duets that are revolutionary in their concept for teaching and performing. Harvie has also been a recording engineer and also has mixed many current CDs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMv6v767Ts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm_g9m9II7M

https://www.alanbroadbent.com/

https://harvies.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.

The Monktet

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

The MONKTET began in the late 70's as the brainchild of L.A. based musician, arranger, and educator, John Magruder. (1925-2003). Then named the Magruder Monktet, John supplied arrangements of both the music of Thelonious Monk, and his own original pieces, as a way for he and his friends to get together and play weekly, with a few performances around L.A. After John's passing in 2003, his widowed wife Joy carried on the regular rehearsals in their home in Sherman Oaks. She later passed the band over to husband Larry Williams, who has now brought the music to Orlando.

Musical director Larry Williams says of the group, “We are now called simply “The Monktet” though the band goes forward in Magruder's honor.” Most of the current arrangements are Larry's, (with a few charts held over from the original band) solely based on the music of Thelonious Monk.

Thelonious Monk is, in the opinions of many Jazz greats, a cornerstone of modern jazz, though he was also grossly misunderstood and underrated for long periods of his early years. His compositions range from the introspective and beautiful, “Round Midnight” to the borderline insanity of “Trinkle Twinkle”, and have served as models in many composition classes as well as regular call tunes on jazz stages around the world.

The new Monktet consists of all Orlando heavyweights and they certainly need no introduction. John Depaola- trumpet, Dave Mackenzie- alto sax, Daniel Jordan-tenor sax, Terry Myers- baritone sax, Pat Gullotta- trombone, Roger Patenaude- guitar, Mark Mckee- piano, Jeff Green- bass, Paul Parker- drums

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Ella & the Bossa Beat with Special Guests

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

Ella & The Bossa Beat are back at Blue Bamboo presenting a night of Brazilian Jazz and original songs. Featuring Ella on keyboard/piano and voice, Magrus Borges on drums and percussion, Marco Bojorquez on bass, and special guests.

Ella & The Bossa Beat is a father-daughter duo that incorporates a mixture of Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Brazilian influences, founded by Ella and Magrus Borges.

Ella Borges was born in Miami, and raised in Brazil. She sings in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French. In addition to singing, she plays piano, guitar, writes lyrics, composes, and co-produces with her father Magrus Borges. At age twenty-two, she presents a very unique style, given her roots from Brazil, and soulful voice. In 2020, Ella was awarded 'The Focus Brazil' award for Best Female Singer in Orlando. She is also a graduate from Stetson University with a degree in both International Business and Music.

Magrus Borges is a drummer, percussionist, composer and producer from Belem do Para, Brazil. He has played and recorded with many international artists such as: Shakira, Grace Jones, Astrud Gilberto, Tania Maria, Larry Coryell among many others. He is currently touring and recording with Bebel Gilberto ( daughter of legendary father of Bossa Nova, Joao Gilberto). In 2021, Magrus was nominated for a Grammy together with Bebel Gilberto, for her newest CD "Agora". He has recorded six original CDs, and produced for various artists. He plays drums and co-writes the songs together with Ella Borges. In 2019 they released their original album "My Remedy", and are currently finishing recording their second CD soon to be released in Summer 2022.

https://www.instagram.com/ellaandthebossabeat

https://www.facebook.com/ellaandthebossabeat

https://www.ellaandthebossabeat.com

https://www.spotify.com/ellaandthebossabeat

https://www.youtube.com/c/EllaTheBossaBeat

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.

Diego Figueiredo

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

Grammy nominated, Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo (pronounced “fig-a-ray-doe”) lives in, with, and for the music. Some people are simply meant to be musicians. Diego is one. He was born in 1980 in Franca, São Paulo State, and began playing music at four years old. By the age of twelve he had already attracted a local following, and when he was fifteen, he was drawing huge crowds around Brazil.

Diego is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed and happy. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now. His concerts have been a great success in more than 60 countries around the world.

Diego has released 26 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book and has received awards twice at the “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

Diego Figueiredo performs amazing concerts uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz, while keeping the tradition of the true essence of Brazilian music. He is extremely virtuous, modern and innovative.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover this incredible artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=850keyM_wO0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfkGptL5V-g&list=UUn8iDHKqeUjfFsXoRu2coWQ&index=10

https://www.diegofigueiredo.com/

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