1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park, Florida  Phone: 407-636-9951

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Please click on the individual events to learn more and purchase tickets.  Tickets are also available at the door, if the show has not sold out.  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 representatives, please call 407-636-9951 to reserve your seat.  We may not be able to guarantee your seat without a reservation.


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.


A Vivacity Christmas - 3:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT!

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

This show has sold out. Tickets still available for the 7:00 p.m. show.

A Vivacity Christmas featuring Xylophonist Heather Thorn & special guest Australian saxophonist Adrian Cunningham. With Per Danielsson - piano; Joy Andersen - vocals; Krissy Vavrek - vocals; Corey Paul - trombone; Greg Zabel - bass; John DePaola - trumpet and Paul Parker - drums.

Vivacity brings you the ultimate holiday spirit event with music that warms the heart and fills the room with Christmas joy. Sing along to beloved holiday classics for all ages!

Visit www.vivacitymusic.com and @VivacityMusic for more information.

A Vivacity Christmas - 7:00 p.m.

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

A Vivacity Christmas featuring Xylophonist Heather Thorn & special guest Australian saxophonist Adrian Cunningham. With Per Danielsson - piano; Joy Andersen - vocals; Krissy Vavrek - vocals; Corey Paul - trombone; Greg Zabel - bass; John DePaola - trumpet and Paul Parker - drums.

Vivacity brings you the ultimate holiday spirit event with music that warms the heart and fills the room with Christmas joy. Sing along to beloved holiday classics for all ages!

Visit www.vivacitymusic.com and @VivacityMusic for more information.

Cortez and Friends

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

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

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

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

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Thursday Night Hang! Steve Luciano Trio

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

Free admission!

Steve Luciano leads his swinging trio with Ron Mills on organ and Larry Hendrixson on drums!

Guitarist and educator, Steve Luciano has performed with many jazz musicians including, Charles Erland, George Morrow, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb and Adam Nussbaum. He has also performed with Donald O’Conner, Robert Goulet, Regis & Kathy Lee, Michael Feinstein, Billy Preston, Pebo Bryson and Brian McKnight.

Steve has participated in the television program “ Jazz Here and Now” for WCEU Public Television in Daytona Beach Florida, with one of his original compositions being aired. He has also been part of the pit orchestra for “The Broadway Series” at the Bob Carr performing arts center in Orlando, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Steve also wrote a jazz guitar method book for Alfred publishing entitled “Jazz Sounds for Guitar."

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnZ76CqJM_o

This event is sponsored by the City of Winter Park.

Julian Bond - "Dear Santa, Let Me Explain..."

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

Julian Bond is a Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, and Arranger, with a love of diverse musical styles. He will present an energetic evening of Christmas music with Don Sanderson on drums and Charlie Silva on bass.

Julian was born in England and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating with an Honors degree in Composition. He has worked internationally as a composer, pianist, conductor and producer. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida, where he diversifies himself among many companies, including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Julian has won numerous awards for his playing and writing, including EMI’s “Make Music” award, the Guildhall’s Alexander Grotsz Prize for composition, and in 2004 was named one of the USA’s top 10 young film score composers by Turner Classic Movies. He has written for several notable and diverse clients, including Nancy Kerrigan’s Ice Castle Show.

Julian performs a tremendous repertoire of songs. He composes new material and arranges music for The MasterSounds. Julian is also an accomplished professional Magician!

https://www.facebook.com/julianbondmusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtkAKv-B6Ps

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Corky Siegel

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

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the worlds great blues harmonica players, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, author and celebrated composer of blues-classical forms. He is a recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest/Meet the Composer's national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and inductee into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

www.corkymusic.com/about

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Thursday Night Hang: Eddie Marshall Trio

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

Free admission!

A night of jazz with the Eddie Marshall Trio.

Well known to the Orlando scene, the Eddie Marshall Trio have been playing together for over 15 years. The trio consists of Eddie Marshall on sax & flute; Terry Bradds on guitar and Jeff Green on acoustic bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HtxB17jYZg

This event is sponsored by the City of Winter Park.

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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Lakeside Chamber Players

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

The Lakeside Chamber Players perform a variety of classical pieces by composers such as Dvorak, Mozart, Beethoven and more.

Featuring Janet Harris on bassoon, David Suarez on flute and Lisa Suslowicz on viola.

Janet Harris is the Executive Director of Lakeside Chamber Players. She and her colleagues modeled the organization on such musician-run organizations as the London and Rotterdam philharmonics.

Ms. Harris is a highly sought after bassoonist and has performed with many orchestras across the region including The Florida Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as well as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Harris has held faculty positions at The Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton (her alma mater formerly known as The Harid Conservatory of Music), Saint Petersburg College, Eckerd College, and Clearwater Christian College. She has also performed with orchestras, opera companies, chamber and solo recitals throughout the United States, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Russia.

http://lcpclassical.com/

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The Blue Eyed Bettys

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

With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their folky-bluegrass sound. But what always seems to grab audiences immediately are their powerful vocals in three part harmony. Playing a mix of originals and covers, they put their own Betty twist on songs by a diverse array of artists such The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, Fiona Apple, and Simon & Garfunkel.

All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. They have played venues and festivals throughout the U.S., including Lincoln Center NYC and the Ocrafolk Festival.

"The Blue Eyed Bettys are easily the most exciting Americana act to hit Sarasota in the past year.... Their sweet harmonies drive smart originals and judiciously chosen covers." - Wade Tatangelo, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"The Blue Eyed Bettys lit up the stage... with a mix of tunes that was part traditional and mostly innovative. And it was damn good." - Doug Thompson, Blue Ridge Muse

Here are some links to videos: Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEhp-A_PUaE

Kentucky Banshee https://youtu.be/ZJpbx6Y58wI

Crayola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CTMJtPCmQw

Why Don't We https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAQhMdhaKAI

Looney Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERKHVUFY5zE

www.theblueeyedbettys.com

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3CLkVXNt8pC8SeOSAamvbysi=dZYFiI9oTuaHyZFsXHeWXw

www.theblueeyedbettys.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/theblueeyedbettys

www.instagram.com/theblueeyedbettys

www.twitter.com/blueeyedbettys

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Millenia

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

Millenia is a Jazz Sextet based in Orlando Florida led by saxophonists Ryan Devlin and Sebastian Dones. They studied at North Texas State University and the University of Central Florida.

Rounding out the sextet are James Zito (Manhattan School of Music); Leo Folsom (Miami Frost); Thomas Milovac (University of North Florida) and John Lumpkin (Florida State).

The musicians grew up in the Central Florida area playing sessions and standards with each other through their developing years. Now they're combining their talents to bring each other’s personalities and sounds to one band.

Their music is based on the standard approach of duo saxophonists. As they play the music of their heroes, including Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz Warne Marsh, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Dick Oatts and Jerry Bergonzi, they also play their own originals to keep things live and fresh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw5TzXztJ3c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvUeFoYrY68

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUqu7JKW4uU

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Jason Thomas and Billy Varnes

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

Come on out for an afternoon of fun, interactive music with the talented Jason Thomas and Billy Varnes! Jason is a former Florida State Champion on both fiddle and mandolin, and Billy is known for having one of the greatest country voices in Central Florida! After years of performing at Disney, this experienced acoustic duo brings their own brand of entertainment to the Blue Bamboo!! You'll hear bluegrass, country, blues, Cajun, Celtic, southern rock, oldies, and originals. Make sure to request a song! They may just try it, whether they know it or not!

https://www.facebook.com/JasonandBilly/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/198128880586031/

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Bobby Koelble Band

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

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.youtube.com/watch?v=pbYiru6lzfM&t=5s

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

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

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Cortez and Friends

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

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

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

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

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The Chris Thomas Band

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

A native of Chicago and long time resident of Jacksonville, Florida, vocalist Chris Thomas has performed with various bands within Florida for the past 15 years. In June of 2014 he formed The Chris Thomas Band in order to bring the highest level of quality and showmanship to his fans and audiences.

A professionally trained and competitive dancer, he combines dance, vocals, and the best musicians in north Florida to deliver an unforgettable performance. Chris Thomas has the style and swagger of Sinatra and the performance excitement of James Brown and Bruno Mars.

The Chris Thomas Band specializes in the performance of vintage Sinatra, soulful Motown, as well as current popular songs custom arranged by its band members. The band can be sized from a quartet up to a 19-piece big band. For their performance at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, Chris is bringing his 8-piece band, whose members are all professionally trained musicians from colleges and universities around the U.S., as well as the Army and Navy bands.

Read more about and listen to some of the music from The Chris Thomas Band here: http://www.thechristhomasband.com/

Central Florida Jazz Society Presents: UCF Big Band

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

The chart topping Flying Horse Big Band is part of the Jazz Program at the University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts. Under the direction of saxophonist and American jazz musician, Jeff Rupert, the Flying Horse Big Band performs at festivals and concert halls regionally and nationally.

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.