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

 

 

 

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.


Carol Stein & Friends w/Michelle Jones

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

Carol and Michelle will present an eclectic evening of music.

Michelle Jones is a GRAMMY® Recording Artist and Producer, composer/arranger, and versatile instrumentalist who performs every style from the most challenging classical music to the heaviest metal and rock music. She plays a variety of violins and violas to achieve these styles, and performs regularly on some of the world's greatest stages, including regularly at Hard Rock Live venues throughout the world.

Michelle continues to perform and tour internationally with artists, and has performed shows with Mannheim Steamroller, Page and Plant (Led Zeppelin), Pink Floyd, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Josh Groban, Fernando Varela, Michael Bolton, Peter Cetera and Chicago, Dennis DeYoung and Styx, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson and Pet Sounds, Beyonce and Destiny's Child, Anne Murray, Bernadette Peters, Sarah Brightman, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and many others.

www.carolstein.com.

https://www.violectric.net/?page_id=97

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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.

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

Beth McKee's Fall Spectacular

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

Beth McKee returns to the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts for her Fall Spectacular, an evening of original roots inspired music, and will perform with her Funky Time Band as well as the Swamp Sistas, musical ambassadors for the grass roots movement by the same name.

Downbeat Magazine stated that Beth “honors blues, r&b, gospel and Southern rock traditions just as surely as she gives them contemporary voice in her fresh-as-a-Gulf-breeze music.”

McKee was featured in Orlando Weekly as one of fourteen artists who are reshaping the Orlando music scene. Most recently, she has been spotlighted as a “Central Florida Hero” on WESH2 for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Songwriter Jim Meyers will join the bill, as a special guest.

www.bethmckee.com

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Piano Night! Benefit to pay off our piano!

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

Our amazing Yamaha DC5 grand piano, with the satin finish, has a $14,000 balloon payment due on November 1st. Once we pay it off, we own it forever! Two generous donors are providing matching funds, and we're having a piano benefit show! Help us pay off the note, and keep our Satin Doll, one of Orlando's favorite instruments, right where she belongs.

The cavalcade lineup includes - Beth McKee, Chris Cortez, Dimas Sanchez, Chris Clarke, Julian Bond, Chuck Archard, Eddie Marshall, Jeff Rupert, Johny Carlsson, Richard Drexler, John DePaola, Jack Graham, Michelle Mailhot, Carol Stein, Allan Vache’ ... and more.

Join us for an amazing night of music, for a great cause!

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Phil Magallanes Trio

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

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Phil Magallanes has toured and recorded with Al Di Meola, Arturo Sandoval, Blood Sweat & Tears, Gil Parris, Engelbert Humperdinck, Debbie Gibson and has composed for Spyro Gyra. Phil also leads the award-winning Show Biz Kids 12-piece Steely Dan Tribute and Choosy Muthas, an exciting five-piece funk/fusion group.

Phil’s jazz trio brings a fresh, adventurous take to classic jazz repertoire, as well as performing compelling original compositions. Fans of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Joe Zawinul and Jan Hammer will hear their influence in Phil’s playing, plus something new.

Joining Phil is the veteran rhythm section of Michael Ross (Liquid Bebop) on bass and James Varnado (George Porter, Dickie Betts, Jon Cleary, Tad Benoit, Charmaine Neville) on drums.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of world-class jazz with this master pianist and his trio.

“Real McBop" with Arturo Sandoval, filmed at the Blue Note in NYC: https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLEh1ZM_qJXHacNSN0QtX-zMvlWrnLGBs&v=xS63wTWafmM

“In A Silent Way/Kid Charlemagne” with Show Biz Kids 12-piece Steely Dan Tribute: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZxZyF1zgk

“Footprints” with Choosy Muthas: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KhIXCe9KBrE

“Medieval Overture” with Al Di Meola: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nEO0GEIvPas

“Planet J”, composed for Spyro Gyra by Phil Magallanes and Joel Rosenblatt: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qvaP09Zh6k8

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez and Artist Spotlight: Renee "Koffee" Payne

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, Steely Dan and more!

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

Artist Spotlight: Renee "Koffee" Payne: Renee is a costume designer and mixed media visual artist. In 1995 she created costumes for Aretha Franklin's African Tour. Her inspiration comes from old historic works of art and the ancient walls of Egyptian tombs.

Renee is best known for her "Sand" paintings. She happened upon this art form by mixing sand with glue. The process evolved into a process that is a combination of sand and water based paints applied to canvas or boards.

Jeff Rupert Quartet

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

Join us for a fabulous night of jazz!

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).

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxqs5Fm3DGw

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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 Brads on guitar and Jeff Green on acoustic bass.

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon Band

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

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon is a dedicated blues musician based in Central Florida. His blues is a southern soul/blues style mixed with some R&B flavor.

Influences include BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, Buddy Guy, Johnnie Taylor, George Benson, etc.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bobby+blackmon&view=detail&mid=E587B3FD2E83D4C3A39FE587B3FD2E83D4C3A39F&FORM=VIRE

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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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Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra led by Jeff Rupert

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

FSYO's new Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Rupert, is a 17-20 piece ensemble that focuses on the study of big band jazz music. Students learn the theory behind jazz composition and improvisation and have the opportunity to do sectional work with some of the area's top jazz musicians. The Jazz Orchestra is comprised of students ages 13 to 20.

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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, Steely Dan 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

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

Joe Survival Caruso

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

Joe Survival Caruso is an iconic blues musician hailing from New Orleans, LA. His style of blues is influenced by Louisiana, Texas and Chicago Blues.

As a national recording artist of Lakehouse Records and Publication, you can expect a bonafide blues experience. As band leader of The Joe Survival Caruso Band, he has traveled nationally and internationally sharing and wowing crowds with legendary artists Buddy Ace, Johnny Taylor, O.V.Wright, Denise LaSelle and John Lee Hooker.

Joe enjoys sharing his original compositions during his stage performances. He has three successful blues compilations: "You Never Had These Blues", "I've Got To Tell Somebody" and "I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive."

Joining Joe is blues vocalist Miss Bootsy Taylor, a lovely soulful artist from Boston, MA. Together, Joe and Bootsy explore songs reminiscent of great artists like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Ike 'n Tina Turner.

https://www.lakehouserecords.com/joe-survival-caruso

https://www.facebook.com/JoeSurvivalCaruso/

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AppleJazz Records presents Ronnie Leigh

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

Ronnie Leigh pays tribute to Al Jarreau and Lou Rawls, including selections of Miles, Monk and The Great American Songbook.

Ronnie Leigh - vocals; Charlie Bertini - trumpet; Dave McKenzie - sax; Jeff Phillips - piano; Paul Parker - drums; Charlie Silva - bass; Steve Luciano - guitar.

"After 40 years in the music biz, working with everyone from Smokey to Aretha to Ray Charles, and after 30 years of watching this guy, all I can tell you is that he’s one of the finest song stylists working in jazz today. But it doesn't stop there. He's also one of the finest Soul and R & B stylists I've ever heard and an amazing entertainer. The guy's the complete package. And it's not even remotely hype to mention him in the same sentence with the great Lou Rawls and the amazing Donny Hathaway."

~ Frank Malfitano, founder, Syracuse Jazz Fest

Links: www.jazzforallages.com/events and www.ronnieleigh.com

Sanford Jazz Ensemble

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

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble began as the “Altamonte Jazz Ensemble” which for decades, under the direction of Mike Arena, brought the gift of jazz to the Central Florida community.

After Mike’s passing in 2010, the band moved to historic downtown Sanford. Now under the direction of Dave Weaver, the Sanford Jazz Ensemble has expanded its repertoire beyond traditional big band jazz to include original arrangements of classic and contemporary pop, R&B and funk tunes.

The SJE is made up solely of community musicians who donate their time and talent to perform live jazz for Central Florida audiences. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the band relies on those who enjoy the music and donate to keep the SJE “swinging.”

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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, Steely Dan 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

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

Bobby Koelble Band

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

Enjoy a night of jazz and more with the Bobby Koelble 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

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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