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New Program!  Community TicketsPlease 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.


Bob James Trio 7:30PM - SOLD OUT! Tickets still available for the 10:00 p.m. show

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

Bob James is an American Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer. He founded the band Fourplay and wrote the theme song for the TV show Taxi.

Bob James on piano; Michael Palazzolo on acoustic bass and Billy Kilson on drums.

Come join us for a fabulous night!

http://bobjames.com

Simone Kopmajer Band feat. Terry Myers

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

"Terry Myers is undoubtedly one of the best all-around reed players in the country today." So said Buddy Morrow, former leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and one of the great musicians and band leaders who was there for the early stages of the "Big Band Era." "His versatility and expertise on the clarinet and saxophone are a treat to the ears."

Simone Kopmajer is one of the most internationally successful contemporary jazz musicians from Austria. With her charisma and unbelievable talent, Simone manages to give her songs a very specific emotional, charming and in-depth note, which simply touches the people. Her sound is located somewhere between jazz, swing and tasteful pop. Although her music is very relaxed, flowing and elegant, it is also very playful and varied – these multilayered facets distinguished her early off from similar formats and made her music all the more interesting.

With the ability to constantly raise her music to the next level, we may assume that there is yet a lot more to come and it will be exciting to see where the journey will still take this exceptional singer.

Simone worked together with: George Mraz, Victor Lewis, Houston Person, Dick Oatts, Richie Goods, Eric Alexander, Ira Sullivan, Terry Myers, Reinhardt Winkler, Wolfgang Puschnig, John di Martino, Kenny Davis, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Herbert Joos, and Larry Coryell. Don't miss this special program.

http://www.simonekopmajer.com

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Orlando Jazz Orchestra w/Linda Purl

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

Actress Linda Purl, best known as Charlene Matlock on MATLOCK; Fonzie’s fiancee on HAPPY DAYS; appearances in THE OFFICE and HOMELAND steps out as a jazz singer with the acclaimed Orlando Jazz Orchestra. Together they salute the great women singing stars of the 1940s and ’50s–from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney–as they reign over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of the era. From sultry ballads to hot latin jazz, arrangements of the show features classic standards like, S’Wonderful, Its Alright With Me and Caravan, and conjures a nighttime world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing and nobody goes to bed before three.

“Purl cuts loose with all the authority of a seasoned jazz vocalist…she is mesmerizing.” London Times “Riveting…a gifted song stylist. “ LA Times

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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 the Jeff Rupert Quartet.

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

Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists like Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter. He played on Carter's Harlem Renaissance which won a GRAMMY. He played with the New Jersey-based Blues band The Fins. He has also played with Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, Joe Farnsworth, Ray Drummond, pianist Benny Green, Kenny Drew Jr., trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman, and pianist and singer Judy Carmichael.

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Bill Cunliffe Trio

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

Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.

Winner of the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement

"Our audience loved the show; several folks thought that the chemistry of the trio was the best they've ever heard." Doug Moody, North Coast Brewing Company

"BIll Cunliffe (and his trio) shared his genius with us in Roswell, with some of the most brilliant piano playing we've heard!" Michael Francis, Executive Director, Roswell Jazz Festival

Joining Bill are Richard Drexler on bass and Tim Horner on drums.

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Licorice Stick Clarinet Orchestra

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

The Internationally acclaimed LCO Orchestra presents "A Woodwind Whirl", a Chamber Concert featuring flute ensembles and woodwind choir music from the last century. Join artistic director, Maestro Rick Kissinger, as he leads this 30 piece wind ensemble performing works from arranger Matt Johnston, Beethoven, Frackenpohl, Vivaldi, Bach and many more. If you are a fan of classical, chamber, and music of yesteryear, join us for an afternoon of cultural enlightenment!

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Celebrating Women Who Compose

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

The Central Florida Composer’s Forum is proud to present for its second season, “Celebrating Women Who Compose” in honor of “Women’s History Month”! Our concert features music that will be presented in a variety of modalities and will be incorporating traditional classical music as well as contemporary music. Central Florida Women Composers will be sharing their original works which will be performed by local professional musicians. Please join us to celebrate these talented women and their contributions to music.!

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Jonn Del Toro Richardson Band

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

Once he heard the blues, he knew he had found his place. Richardson’s partnership with Diunna Greenleaf and his role in the Blue Mercy Blues Band and the support of the Blue Shoe Project in Dallas TX led them to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in 2005. That same competition Richardson was honored with the Albert King Award, the most promising blue guitarist of the competition.

In 2007 Jonn played on the Grammy winning album The Last of the Mississippi Delta Blues Men. He continues Perkins’ legacy by working with the Pinetop Perkins Foundation. You can hear his influences on his various recordings and live. Richardson has had the pleasure to work with players such as Diunna Greenleaf, Otis Taylor, Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Bob Stroger, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Ronnie Earl, Rich Del Grosso, and many, many more.

Jonn has released two CDs with other artists. In 2011 Jonn released Time Slips on By with Rich DelGrosso to great reviews. It garnered a Blues Blast Nomination for best Traditional Album and was named one of the top 100 blues CDs by Billboard Magazine of 2011. In 2013 Jonn teamed up with Sean Carney to release Drivin’ Me Wild. This album also got great reviews as served as the basis for several European tours.

In November 2015 Jonn released his first solo Album, Tengo Blues. Produced by Answon Funderburgh this effort charted in the top 10 blues charts for months and garnered rave reviews throughout the country. It also and earned him a Blues Blast Award nomination for best new artist in 2016.

In May 2017 Jonn won the Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation for Best New Artist Debut Award for Tengo Blues!

https://jonndeltororichardson.com/music

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Improv Comedy Festival

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

The Central Florida Improv Festival AdLib Theatre presents The Central Florida Improv Festival!

Join us as performers and teams from around the country gather for two nights of improvised comedy!

Teams will make up performances in front of the audience without the help of scripts, costumes or props. No two shows are ever the same and no two nights are the same!

Included in the line up are performers from here in Florida, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City and Phoenix.

Join us as we gather for a weekend of fun, community, and improv!

Friday Night Line Up: 8:00 PMLet's Try This, Georgia Tech 8:20 PMLoKey, Orlando 8:40 PMAudacity, Orlando 9:00 PMThird Thought, Tampa 9:20 PMLow Rider, Orlando 9:40 PMElemenopee, Winter Park 10:00 PM Before Ghosts, Orlando 10:20 PM 4 First Names, Orlando 10:40 PM Dear Aunt Gertrude, Tampa 11:00 PMEscape Artisans, Tampa

Improv Comedy Festival

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

AdLib Theatre presents The Central Florida Improv Festival!

Join us as performers and teams from around the country gather for two nights of improvised comedy!

Teams will make up performances in front of the audience without the help of scripts, costumes or props. No two shows are ever the same and no two nights are the same!

Included in the line up are performers from here in Florida, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City and Phoenix.

Join us as we gather for a weekend of fun, community, and improv!

Saturday Night Line Up: 7:00 PMBird & Friends, NYC 7:20 PMFST, Sarasota 7:40 PMAnimota, San Francisco 8:00 PMGalapagos, Phoenix 8:30 PMWoody Fu, NYC 9:30 PMRandy's Jugband Jamboree, Winter Park 9:50 PMHot Pursuit, Washington D.C. 10:20 PM Friends w/Benefits, West Palm Beach 10:40 PM Just the Funny, Miami 11:00 PMOne Night Only, A mix from all around the country

Vicki Genfan

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

Playing her own percussive technique of 'slap-tap' acoustic guitar, Vicki Genfan has been showcased as one of the world’s top guitarists at festivals such as The International Montreal Jazz Festival, Germany’s Open Strings Guitar Festival, Italy’s Soave Guitar Festival and hundreds of venues and Performing Arts Centers across the US and abroad. “I understand completely why the audience applauds and whistles so wildly -- this is fiery, living music!” - IndieMusic.com Vicki was one of the featured artists on La Guitara, a CD featuring the world’s top female guitarists across all styles. She was also the first woman to win Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar Competition, after competing against nine other world-class players in front of celebrity judges. “Vicki mesmerized the audience and the judges -- not just with her stunning technique, but also with her musicality and charisma.” - Michael Molenda, Chief Editor Guitar Player Magazine In addition to being a dazzling instrumentalist, Vicki is an award-winning singer/songwriter with a high- energy stage presence. Drawing from folk, jazz, pop, soul and world music, whether covering the tunes of others or presenting her own compositions, Vicki has a distinctive style that pushes the boundaries of the singer/songwriter genre into new territories. “Vicki has brewed her own style and created a new kind of singer-songwriter culture.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine While hopping between continents for performances, master classes and clinics, Vicki loves teaching and has five Instructional DVDs to her credit and is in high demand at clinics and music camps all over the world. She has two CDs released on Germanys ‘Acoustic Music Records’ and three Self-released CDs. “If I could play like Vicki, I’d stay home and entertain myself.” - Steve Vai

www.vickigenfan.com www.youtube.com/vickigenfan www.facebook.com/vickigenfan

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Resonant Rogues

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

“Their intense cohesion is so intertwined that it feels like they’re playing with one pair of hands. Harmonies seem to pour from one set of lungs.... Onstage, the fluency they wield for their craft (or, I should say “crafts”) is impressive, in that understated kind of “come close and listen up,” kind of way.” -Kim Ruehl, No Depression

https://theresonantrogues.com/epk/

Videos: "Muddy River" "Fall With Me"

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