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Please scroll to see upcoming events and purchase tickets.  Tickets are also available at the door.  We offer a 20% student or military discount.  Just present your student or military ID and purchase your ticket at the door or call ahead to reserve your seats.  Parking is available in our lot, the grassy lot across the street or in the paved lot directly to the West of us.  

Important!  If you have received free tickets from one of our sponsors, please call 407-636-9951 to reserve your seat.  We may not be able to guarantee your seat without a reservation.


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.


The Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute Show featuring Tom & Sandy Doyle

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

When Tom and Sandy perform their Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute Show it's like the best time travel ever! Their audience will be transported back many decades… back to a time when things were more simple, when music had meaning, and the artists we truly talented… none more so than Mr. Les Paul and his lovely wife, Mary Ford. Tom and Sandy are not just merely doing an impression of these great entertainers of the past… Tom has a long personal history with THE great and famous guitar Icon. Tom and Les worked together, side by side for over 45 years… on guitars, music, sound engineering, Les’ personal performances and so much more... Oh the stories he has!

Tom Doyle’s guitar riffs are simply amazing, and his high speed finger picking make his one instrument sound like dozens. So many in The "Les Paul Entourage” still call Tom, “Tommy Eight Track”… because of his ability to deliver that amazing multi-track and layered sound with just one guitar! While Tom is making the music, his wife and stage partner Sandy, sounds eerily just like the inimitable Mary Ford herself… with that uncanny self-harmony that Les and Mary made so famous all those years ago.

http://www.tomdoyleguitars.com/shows.htm

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The Conglomerate

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

The Orlando based jazz-funk-R&B fusion ensemble returns to the Bamboo!

The group originated the Conglomerate Performance Series, a recurring concert series, that served as the debut for the collective, and drew a definitive line in the metaphoric sand separating them from the pack.

The Conglomerate comprises musicians and producers who have created and contributed to works by LaRue Howard, Hananeel, Jazmin Ghent; performed with Tye Tribbett, Haley Reinhart (American Idol), The American Gospel Choir, Sisaundra Lewis (The Voice) and Disney ensembles.

The band moves as a cohesive unit of old souls performing original music or standards with vivid passion and pure organic leanings that harken back to a time past.

https://youtu.be/7Ymp3pgUEfM

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez's solo show features selections from his many CDs and all time favorites from the Great American Songbook to the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry and more!

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.

Videos of Chris Cortez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3-weXQ_6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Kelly Green Trio

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

Acclaimed jazz pianist & vocalist Kelly Green will present her trio, featuring incredible musicians Alex Tremblay on upright bass and Evan Hyde on drums. Currently based in New York City they hold down several weekly residencies and travel the world having played in prestigious clubs such as the Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, and Minton's Playhouse and traveling to perform in San Francisco and Colombia, South America to name a few. They will play an interactive, tightly arranged, and exciting set of material from the great American songbook and jazz classics including Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington and Mulgrew Miller as well as original compositions by Kelly Green from her recently released debut album "Life Rearranged". “(Green) is no mere songwriter, but an artist and performer in toto…(she demonstrates) sure command of the piano and well trained voice”- C Michael Bailey, ALL ABOUT JAZZ. “Kelly Green is a triple threat here as pianist, vocalist, and composer,” -George Harris, JAZZ WEEKLY

Please visit: www.kellygreenpiano.com/kg3 for more information!

Scott Yanow's review among others can be found here: https://www.kellygreenpiano.com/testimonials-reviews.

Here are some YouTube videos of the Kelly Green Trio live:

At the JAZZ STANDARD on an original tune of Kelly's: https://youtu.be/PET7dlX_fSU

An arrangement of a standard at Kelly's weekly gig at Cleopatra’s Needle in Manhattan! https://youtu.be/SF7eelug4mA

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Ira Sullivan w/Rich Walker, Clarence Palmer, and Walt Hubbard

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

These 4 musicians have known each other for many years, and share a unique bond. Each is legendary as a supreme purveyor of Jazz; Ira Sullivan is a living embodiment of the art form.

Ira Sullivan, who is equally skilled on trumpet and a variety of reeds, is one of the great talents in jazz. But due to his desire to be away from the spotlight, his contributions have often been overlooked. His father taught him the trumpet and his mother the saxophone. Sullivan was a key part of the Chicago jazz scene of the 1950s, jamming with visiting all-stars and, in 1956, spending some time with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He settled in Florida in the early '60s and, although he has been active locally, he only emerges on the national jazz scene on an irregular basis. His most notable association since the '60s was with Red Rodney in a brilliant (and fortunately well-recorded) quintet that also included pianist Garry Dial.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Sullivan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQsEicb4x74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeY-_f69jbc

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

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Cafezz

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

Cafêzz is a Puerto Rican based Latin Jazz & World Fusion band. The band's style is very eclectic, embracing a wide array of Caribbean, Brazilian, Latin, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk and Classical influences.

Their original music presents an ample melodic content combined with tasty rhythms, giving the listener rich aural textures to enjoy with ease.

Even though it includes elements from jazz, its performance is not focused on individual instrument virtuosity, but relies on the ensemble’s communication and interaction.

The public will enjoy songs like “Sol Boricua”, a tropical mix of “bomba” and “guaracha jíbara”, “El Cafetal” (aguinaldo/funk), “Cortadito” (cuban guajira/blues), “Café Colao” (latin jazz) and other caribbean-blended styles. In contrast, showcasing classical language and form, “Mujer de la Alborada” glimpses into a true Puerto Rican genre, the “Danza Puertorriqueña”, while “Antes que Salga la Luna” and “Waterfalls” combine classical melodies with varied atmospheres. From North America, we include “Mr. Flat Night”, a contemporary jazz swing and “Just 4 Funk”, a bluesy/funky cool groove tune. From South America, “Te Invito un Café” borrows from Brazil’s rich genres such as “samba canção” and, crossing the border into Perú, “Desde mi Balcón” absorbs elements of the classy Peruvian waltz and combines it with quasi-classical melodies.

The band’s diverse repertoire is available on two awarded album releases: “Music & Friends” and “Sol Boricua”, presenting the audience sounds and rhythms from dynamic and vibrant to relaxing and cozy.

Cafêzz Trio: Carmen Noemí - piano Edgardo Sierra - electric bass Freddie Burgos - drumset

Website: http://cafezzmusic.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cafezzmusic

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez performs his solo show. Full of surprises from his many CD releases and more.

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=CDYjbXg_D8Y

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Thursday Night Hang: Bobby Koelble

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

Free admission!

Enjoy a night of jazz and more with Bobby Koelble and his band.

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.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1859054557444065/

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

Kat Riggins

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

Kat's own musical style is a blend of the blues with hip hop, pop, rock, gospel and even country music. "It's all related anyway", she exclaims. She is inspired by young artists such as Janelle Monae, Karreim Riggins, SyncOpera and ZZ Ward and Andra Day who share in her passion to revive music from the vinyl days. "It's about the raw emotion in every note", Kat says. " If I can move someone to feel what I feel when I sing a song, then it's all worth it". With her own band, Blues Revival, she travels the world with the intent to "wake up the blues one song at a time"!

With her first two works, an EP called "Seoul Music" and an original album called "Lily Rose" Kat penned each song with subtle hints of her love of the blues. Her latest album, aptly named after her band "Blues Revival" is a loud and proud declaration of that love! "Blues Revival" is a clever mashup of gospel-blues, blues-rock, funky blues, contemporary and traditional blues, with BLUES being the operative word! With this and albums to come, Kat Riggins's focus is to be a part of this musical revolution that aims to awaken the masses and introduce them to the sincerity behind blues music.

https://www.katriggins.com/home

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Vivacity

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

Show Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Vivacity is a highly- polished and unique ensemble featuring brilliant musicians and incredible arrangements of music from the 1920s to the timeless classics of today, including The Great American Songbook, Glenn Miller and more.

The band boasts an impressive collective resume, including performances and recordings with renowned artists such as Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Maynard Ferguson, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Michael Andrew, Paul Anka and many more.

Featuring Heather Thorn on xylophone, along with vocalist Krissy Vavrek, Claude Kashnig- tuba, Jeff Phillips - piano and friends!

Visit www.vivacitymusic.com and @VivacityMusic for more information. Tickets $20 general admission/$16 students/$32 VIP table (per person)

Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez Trio

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

Free admission!

An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Chris Cortez 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.

The always joyful Chuck Archard is an accomplished bassist, composer and educator. His original works have been played on all of the major television networks as well as HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and thirty international markets. His music has been used in numerous motion pictures including, Career Girls, Substance Of Fire and Santa, Jr. He is the author of two of the best selling bass instruction books, "Building Bass Lines" and "No Brainer Bass" published by Alfred, Inc. and has had two articles published in Bass Player Magazine. Chuck is an in demand studio musician playing on more than one hundred CDs, national television commercials and is the bassist for Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard educational publications. He has performed and recorded with many artists including, Isaac Hayes, Larry Coryell, Peter Erskine, Danny Gottlieb, Mike Wofford, Holly Hoffman, Al Vizzuti, Romero Lubambo, Helio Alves and Gene Bertoncini and has performed on network and international television shows.

Drummer extraordinaire, Marc Clermont, is also a vocalist, solo performer, guitarist, percussionist and CEO of Airtight Music.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1772161886133333/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

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

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Carol Stein and Friends w/Eddie Marshall

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

Carol is an acclaimed pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger performing a variety of musical genres, from jazz to classical, or musicals and cabarets to pub songs. Throughout her career, Carol has traveled the globe – from Carnegie Hall in New York, to the great concert halls and jazz clubs of Europe and Asia.

Carol's special guest is Eddie Marshall! Well known to the Orlando scene, Eddie is a multi-instrumentalist who runs Time Out Productions, and has performed at Disney, Universal, the Villages, Blue Bamboo, and almost every local venue in existence. He is also a member of Wings of Sound.

http://carolstein.com/

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Sybil Gage and Her Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas

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

Born and raised in New Orleans, Sybil Gage had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world.

Witness “Sybil Gage and Her Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas” and a typical evening will include the legendary music of Professor Longhair and James Booker, fun tunes from Smiley Lewis and Jesse Hill and Eddie Bo, blues from Elmore James, Little Willie John, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Etta James, Gus Cannon, as well as many of her own award winning original contributions.

“I think it’s time we heard the words Sybil Gage and Grammy in the same sentence.” ~Gentleman Jack Simpson, Jazz on the Beach WUCF.

“Sybil Gage's new CD ‘NOLA Calling’ left me misty eyed and longing for New Orleans... and I live right here!” ~Diane Mack ~ WWNO-NPR

A “rarity” Sybil can work the most audacious Blues joints and the most sophisticated Jazz venues.

WEBSITE: www.sybilgage.com

VIDEOS: Sybil - The Metropolitan Room NYC Original, "I Won't Say No" https://youtu.be/GXSjH0kqB6M

Sybil - "Beast of Burden" Heidi's Jazz Club https://youtu.be/ukT8q0yG9Po

Sybil - Original, "Don't Worry 'bout Me" https://youtu.be/6rNcSQd4-ZQ

Sybil - "MOJO Workin' " NSB Mardi Gras https://youtu.be/7jp6JqCcHd0

Sybil - "Women Be Wise" https://youtu.be/khV99B71OY4

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Smokin' Torpedoes

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

Orlando's premiere boogie blues band! http://www.orlando-blues.com

The Smokin' Torpedoes consist of four experienced musicians committed to providing an entertaining, live performance based on a variety of jazz & blues influences. Each member brings their own unique style to the band, providing every listener with genuine blues rhythms, melodies and the charisma associated with bands paying tribute to the music we all love…the BLUES.

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Renee Dion

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

Renee Dion’s soulful sound could be heard on music blogs across the web, on albums by alternative soul icons, and in clubs and festivals from her hometown, Columbus, Ohio, to New York City. And as her fans anticipated her fourth project, life came at her fast–she took a musical break. What emerged from Renee’s hiatus is a simmering album, HAVEN, where she breaks free of her normal setting of an external producer-directed album and found her soul trappings and plays in an uncharted space musically producing her own project with the help of one of Columbus, Ohio’s musical geniuses, Jonathan Baker, assisting her in some of the tracks. Renee has crafted a delicate safe space of honest music creating a home within her lyrics and detailing patience through some of life’s harsh and gorgeous transitions as God's child - a woman and an artist.

http://reneedion.com/site/

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez's solo show features selections from his many CDs and all time favorites from the Great American Songbook to the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry and more!

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=CDYjbXg_D8Y

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Blue Bamboo's 2nd Anniversary featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra!

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

Celebrate our 2nd year with the band that started it all!

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.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1945737822109071/

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

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Thursday Night Hang: Dave Sheffield Trio

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

Free admission!

The trio has been performing together for almost 30 years, and the group is regarded as one of the finest jazz trios in the central Florida area. The group features Dave on piano, Jeff Green on bass, and Don Sanderson on drums. This is an authentic jazz trio with repertoire consisting of standards from the American song book. The group can easily crossover from easy listening dinner music, to hard bebop.

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSpwIdyH2vs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFEbN29QuE&list=PLwC75S-CTNSCBF7Rkkf6VLFVLySBTmO4G