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

Thursday Night Hang

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

Free admission!

Featuring Chris Cortez, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and other special guests. The group first plays a concert set until about 9 pm, 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. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, click here - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

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

The group plays many of Jeff's original compositions, with some of the jazz classics sprinkled in. He is an endearing host, who gives the audience a bit of American jazz history and personal anecdotes with each piece.

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).

To read more about Jeff, view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/jeff-rupert-quartet

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Remedy Tree

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

Remedy Tree is Florida's hard driving modern bluegrass band, boasting lyric-driven songs, foot stomping energy, and heart warming melodies. Hailing from St Augustine, the outfit was established in 2015 by Gabriel Acevedo (2018 Florida State Fiddle Champion and Singer Songwriter). Remedy Tree is a band focused on original music blending bluegrass, folk, and old time music with new ideas to create a truly unique modern Americana sensation.

To read more about Remedy Tree, view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/remedy-tree

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Thursday Night Hang

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

Free admission!

Featuring Chris Cortez, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and other special guests. The group first plays a concert set until about 9 pm, 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. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, click here - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

HAPCO Music Presents: The Eighth Note Collective

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

The Eighth Note Collective is a dynamic group of Orlando based musicians who are bringing fresh takes on Classic Jazz music. You will be in for a treat of fantastic music, and high caliber entertainment. Presented by HAPCO Music.

This evening will feature Derrick Harris on trombone, Caila Carter on vocals, Derrick Harvin on piano, Jose Figeroua on bass, and Greg Parnell on drums.

To read more, and view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/the-eighth-note-collective

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Docs Rock for NF

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

Docs Rock for NF, a benefit concert for neurofibromatosis, began with a conversation between Dr. Herbert Newton, Neuro-Oncologist at AdventHealth Hospital and Kim Bischoff, Executive Director at the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network, with the intention of raising funds for neurofibromatosis research and support for those affected by it.

The name Docs Rock for NF was selected to represent the medical vocations of several members of the band, Stone Lotus. Their slogan is "Your Brain on Peace, Love and Music." They are dedicated to using their musicianship to support charitable organizations with a focus on neurological illnesses, Neuro-Oncology, and cancer.

To read more about Stone Lotus, please visit - https://ahnestdon.wixsite.com/stonelotusband?fbclid=IwAR1ICYyJsRK5SrB7g0CLEAJIkwTiS-HKM3qY2b_XpgE-LiIhSS2eLC9-NDE

To learn more about the NF Network, please visit - www.nfnetwork.org

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.nfnetwork.org/events/docs-rock-for-neurofibromatosis/

Zachary Bartholomew on piano, Marty Quinn on bass and Max Marsillo on drums present the music of Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2qna-WG91s

Dr. Zachary Bartholomew is an award-winning pianist, composer, and music educator who maintains an active performance career as one of the most heavily sought-after pianists, accompanists, and sidemen in South Florida. He is a full-time professor at Florida Memorial University and is actively involved in music education and outreach.

Zach’s original music and unique arrangements are inspired by the jazz tradition, but also draw heavily from Afro-Cuban rhythms and modern influences.

To read more about Zach, view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/central-florida-jazz-society-presents-a-charlie-brown-christmas-with-the-zach-bartholomew-trio

Olga Ferroni and Kalinka Klezmer

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

Kalinka Entertainment is back at the Blue Bamboo to present their group “Kalinka Klezmer'', showcasing a program called “Hanukkah Celebrations”.

This program will consist of traditional compositions performed during Hanukkah, such as Maoz Tzur, Chanukah Oh Chanukah, Sevivon, Mi Y’malel, and I Have a Little Dreidel. Other familiar selections will include a Fiddler on the Roof medley, and traditional Klezmer dance forms like bulgars, sirbas, and freilachs.

Kalinka Klezmer is a 5 piece ensemble of clarinet/saxophone, violin, piano, bass, and drums. They are guaranteed to blow you away with their musicianship and virtuosity.

Violinist and leader of Kalinka, Olga Ferroni, grew up in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, absorbing this unique genre in the area that many consider the heart and artistic community of Klezmer.

To read more about Olga, view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/olga-ferroni-and-kalinka-tango

Thursday Night Hang

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

Free admission!

Featuring Chris Cortez, Walt Hubbard, Doug Mathews, Ed Krout and other special guests. The group first plays a concert set until about 9 pm, 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. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, click here - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

Jake Eddy Trio

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

Jake Eddy, 3-time Grand Ole Opry performer and "Flatpick Wizard" (Bluegrass Today), visits the Blue Bamboo to perform a bluegrass set of monumental proportions. The Jake Eddy Trio offers a culmination of legendary skill and time-honored tradition, completed by upright bass and mandolin.

Fast-paced and utterly mesmerizing, the trio channels an era gone by while speaking youth into the bluegrass sphere.

To read more about Jake, and view videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/jake-eddy-trio

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra presents Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite" and other Holiday favorites!

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 amazing musical tributes in an authentic and respectful manner. The orchestra is made up of a collection of the best jazz musicians in Central Florida.

To read more about the OJO, view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/orlando-jazz-orchestra

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 other special guests. The group first plays a concert set until about 9 pm, 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. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, click here - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

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 other special guests. The group first plays a concert set until about 9 pm, 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. Free to the public. Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, click here - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

Randie Paul Group

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

Randie Paul is a Central Florida based vocalist who is no stranger to the spotlight. She has performed across many musical genres, including R&B, Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Top 40. She regularly performs with some of the top convention bands in the nation, and with her own group, The Randie Paul Revue.

Additionally, Randie is an experienced session singer, performing on over sixty CD's, and doing various commercial radio and TV jingles.

Randie says of her career, “My greatest thrill however, is to perform live... in a small intimate club, at a private party, or in a concert venue. I love the interaction with the audience that only a live performance can provide.”

https://www.randiepaul.com/

JazzPro Series Presents: Tamir Hendelman

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

We created the JazzPro Series to showcase some of the monster talent among us in Central Florida. This weekly Wednesday night series highlights local and touring artists of extremely high caliber. These are shows that you won't want to miss!

Award-winning jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman presents a solo piano program that is guaranteed to delight. In his playing and arrangements he explores jazz standards, Brazilian music, and blues, all through the lens of his Israeli roots.

Tamir has been a member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since the early 2000s. He has performed with such notables as Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Phil Upchurch, James Moody, Tierney Sutton, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vache, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Gladys Knight, and John Pizzarelli, to name just a few. Tamir has been in steady demand as pianist and arranger, touring the US, Europe and Asia, and receiving awards from ASCAP and National Foundation For Advancement in the Arts.

To read more, and view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/tamir-hendelman

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Thursday Night Hang

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

Free admission!

Featuring Chris Cortez on guitar, Walt Hubbard on drums, Doug Mathews on bass, Ed Krout on keyboards, and other special guests. The band first plays a concert set, which is then 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 available for use.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

Made possible by a grant from the City of Winter Park.

John Lowell Trio

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

John Lowell can be described as a triple threat – he’s a clean, dynamic guitar player, a clear voiced singer, and a respected songwriter.

John has been a working musician for more than 35 years in the Bozeman, Montana area. He’s well known for his work over the years with Medicine Wheel, Wheel Hoss, Deep River, Kane’s River, Loose Ties, the Growling Old Men, the John Lowell Band (a European touring group), Two Bit Franks, and the Lone Mountain Trio.

John is also in great demand as a teacher in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK, and travels abroad to all those countries often to teach at music camps and to tour.

To read more, and view videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/john-lowell-trio

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Join us for a master class featuring this all-star supergroup:

3 time Grammy award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), 5 time Grammy award winning bassist Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Bass Extremes), Nir Felder on guitar (Esperanza Spalding, Keyon Harris), and drummer Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting).

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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.