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Friday Night at Blue Bamboo presents An Evening of Bossa Nova and Jazz with Daniela Soledade and the Nate Najar Trio

Fri, 7/24 @ 8PM

Featuring Daniela Soledade on vocals, Nate Najar on guitar, Joe Porter on bass, Ed Metz on drums and Alvon Griffin on percussion.

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 re- leased 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!!!"  

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Sunday Afternoon at Blue Bamboo presents Brad and Tina Hunting-Gant - A Visit to Vienna

Sun, Jul 26 @ 3PM

For over 25 years, Brad and Tina Gant have artistically collaborated to perform classical violin and piano masterpieces. This program features works of composers from Vienna, renowned for cultivating classical masters. Enjoy Mozart's cheerful, elegant Sonata in G Major and Beethoven's vibrant second Sonata. Immerse yourself in the rich lyricism of the Sonata in A Major by Brahms, and be thrilled by the virtuosity of some of Fritz Kreisler's favorite showpieces.

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New weekly series!  Saturday Night at Blue Bamboo

Cortez and Koelble

Sat, 8/1 @ 8PM

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Jeff Rupert Quartet

Sat 8/8 @ 8PM

Featuring:  Marty Morell, Ben Kramer, and Richard Drexler

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TBA

Sat 8/15 @8PM

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Orlando Jazz Orchestra Septet

Sat 8/22 @ 8:00pm

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra presents their 7-piece orchestra for an evening of jazz.

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TBA

Sat 8/29 @8PM

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Recent Events

Lakeside Chamber Players - Summer Winds Program

Recorded 7/19/2020

David Suarez - Flute, Charles McGee - Oboe, Jesse Gilday - Clarinet, Janet Harris - Bassoon, Sharon Janezic - French Horn

Wind Quintet Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) Wind Quintet, Opus 43 Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

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Jack Graham and Madeline Pots Songs and Stories - Just Us

Recorded 7/17/2020

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Julian Bond - Socially Distanced Online Only

Recorded 7/11/2020

What does this amazing composer, arranger, magician and man about town have up his sleeve this time?  Classical?  Jazz?  Magic?  All three?  Join us to find out.  Always spellbinding.

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Bobby Koelble Band

Recorded 6/26/2020

Bobby Koelble is joined by Keegan Mathews, Walt Hubbard, Alain Bradette, and Chuck Archard

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Recorded 6/21/2020

John DePaola, Dave Mackenzie, Charlie Silva, Bob Thornton, and Paul Parker deliver another incredible set.

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Joining Steve are Dan Jordan on sax; Ed Krout on B3 and Larry Hendrixson on drums.

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Featuring Chris on guitar & vocals; Ed Krout on piano; Chuck Archard on bass; Alain Bradette on saxophone and Paul Parker on drums.

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Recorded 6/13/2020

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

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Orlando Jazz Orchestra Septet 

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra presents their 7-piece orchestra for an afternoon of jazz.

Recorded 6/7/2020

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The Conglomerate  

Recorded 6/6/2020

The Orlando based jazz-funk-R&B fusion ensemble returns to the Bamboo for an inspired post-lockdown show.

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Jeff Rupert Quartet 

Recorded 6/5/2020

Featuring Jeff Rupert, Marty Morell, Ben Kramer, and Richard Drexler. 

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Per Danielsson, Chuck Archard, Tamara Danielsson, and Walt Hubbard

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Eddie Marshall and Friends

Featuring Eddie Marshall on sax & flute; Terry Bradds on guitar; Jeff Green on acoustic bass and special guests to be announced.

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Lakeside Chamber Players present True Blue

Blue Tango at Blue Bamboo in the year of Classic Blue. What serendipity! Our concert will also feature works by Haydn, Piazzolla and other great composers. 

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Cortez and Friends Let the Cats Out

Recorded 5/23/20

Featuring Chris on guitar & vocals; Ed Krout on piano; Chuck Archard on bass; Alain Bradette on saxophone and Paul Parker on drums.

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Jack Graham and Madeline Pots Songs and Stories - Moments

Featuring All Original Songs and Stories from Jesse James, Madeline Pots, Patrick Hagerman and Jack Graham.

"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is." Alan Watts

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Heather Thorn and Vivacity: Songs from the Front Porch

Featuring: Eddie Metz, Greg Zabel, John DePaola, Dave Mackenzie, Steve Luciano, and Suzy Park.

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Souljam 

Recorded 3/21/20

Featuring Will Keehner on bass; Anna Keehner on lead vocals & guitar; Patrick Williams on drums; Brandon Putzke on percussion and John Carpenter on guitar & vocals.

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Terri Binion and Beth McKee

Recorded 3/20/20

Terri Binion iand Beth Mckee team up for an emotional night of music.

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Ricky Sylvia and the Buzzcatz - Originals - Live

Recorded various events in 2019.  Running time - 18.23

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Scott Whitfield and Friends Live 4/25/2018

Recorded 2018

Running time 30:19

A reunion of old friends.  Dan Jordan, Walt Hubbard, Mark McKee, and Charlie Sylva join Scott for some great original music.

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