We have been working around the clock to create an online alternative that provides the same level of quality and musicianship you have come to expect from our live events.  We are converting as many public events to online events as possible, through the month of April or for as long as necessary.  We're scheduling online, streaming events as we would any other public concert.  Advance tickets are on sale for $15 or $20 at time of event, and advanced ticket holders will be sent a special code via email to attend the online event on the day of show. 

There will be community tickets for those who can't afford it, and free events too.  This is meant to be all inclusive.  Guests can count on the show time, and variety of shows, and we will do our best to provide a full calendar of shows.  We hope this helps everyone continue to connect and enjoy the arts, which are more important now, than ever.  

Due to mandatory stay at home orders, we will suspend live pay per view events until 4/7.  We hope to return to production soon.  In the meantime, please visit the Pay Per View page and enjoy a variety of archived material.  We'll be back soon.  Chris Cortez, Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts

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


Please scroll down to see upcoming events, and click on the individual items 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.  

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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Thursday Night Hang! Marco Bojorquez Band

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

Free admission!

Marco is one of the area's in demand bassists performing with Robotman, Chris Cortez, and many of Central Florida's top players.

Check out some of Marco's bass work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMnmfmXmX58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mUVsW2cnt4

This event is sponsored by the City of Winter Park.

Per Danielsson Quartet

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

Per Danielsson Bio - Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, writer and educator, Per Danielsson is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. Growing up with a jazz guitar-playing father, Per was exposed to the sounds of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans at an early age. After formal piano studies in Sweden, which included lessons with Robert Malmberg and world-renowned jazz pianist Bengt Hallberg, his love of jazz brought him across the ocean to attend the internationally acclaimed North Texas State University. Per is an active performer, appearing often as a guest artist, soloist, clinician, and sideman. His career has included performances with many leading jazz artists and entertainers such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew, Maureen McGovern to mention a few. As the pianist for Chuck Owen’s innovative and Grammy Nominated big band, The Jazz Surge, Per has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Gerald Wilson, Neena Freelon, Karrin Allyson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Danny Gottlieb. He has also performed with Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus, Jan Allan and Georg Reidel.

Per's most current CD release is his trio recording “Time Will Tell,” featuring Richard Drexler and Marty Morell. He can be heard on Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge’s latest CD “Whispers on the Wind” which received four Grammy nominations. Per has been a member of this group since 2001 and appear on the following recordings: “A Comet’s Tail: Performing the compositions of Michael Brecker,” - “River Runs,” and Whispers on the Wind. Per is pianist and producer for “Dear Old Stockholm” and “Artwork”, both Swedish-American collaborations featuring saxophonist Jack Wilkins and revered Swedish trumpeter Jan Allan. And as pianist in the UCF Jazz Professors, Per has performed on the top charting CDs “The Jazz Professors Live” “Do That Again” and “En Plein Air”.

Per completed his Master's degree in jazz studies, composition and arranging, studying with one of the finest jazz writer/arrangers of today, Chuck Owen at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He now holds the position of Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Per also shares his knowledge in current publications by Mel Bay including, Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Bill Evans, Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Miles Davis. First Lesson – Piano, You can Teach Yourself Jazz Chords, Real Book DVD and others.

In addition, Per is active in jazz education outreach. He is currently artistic director of the American Jazz Pianist Competition. In 2016’s competition, Per held the position of competition judge, along with Kenny Barron. He has served on the Presidential advisory board of the Jazz Education Network

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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.

Brad Bietry Quartet to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

This concert features Brad Bietry on piano; Tom Dietz on saxophone; Charlie Silva on acoustic bass; and Walt Hubbard on drums.

Brad Bietry is a touring jazz pianist/composer/producer/songwriter, currently based in Nashville, TN. Brad studied at Berklee College Music for his undergraduate degree. He studied jazz piano, composition and arranging at Denver University.

Brad toured internationally with well-known Praise & Worship leader, Ron Kenoly, as his Musical Director/Keyboardist/Arranger. In 2003, Brad won an audition to join the USAF Academy Band in Colorado Springs as the pianist for The Falconaires Jazz Ensemble performing all over the US. He has performed with Joe Walsh, New York Voices, Kevin Mahogany, James Moody, John Fedchock, Brad Leali, Mike Davis from the Rolling Stones, and many others. He has extensive recording experience with the USAF, and under his own name.

All ticket proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

https://bradbietry.com/

https://afsp.org/

This event is sponsored by Dr. Ray Sturm.

Note: Blue Bamboo members must pay for this event.

Jack Graham

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

Guitarist Jack Graham plays Finger-style solos from the favorite parts of his life, mixed in with songs that have special meaning to him and a couple of stories.

His history is a mix of 60's and 70's teenage band experiences, Classical Guitar Study and lots of backyards and firesides. He has been performing music and acting with Living Room Theater in 150+ Central Florida Living Rooms and many times right here at the Blue Bamboo. He has also performed at Orlando Cringe, Orlando Story Club and PechaKucha, as well as some short films.

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Matt Nakoa

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

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

Born on a small goat farm in New York State, Nakoa trained to be a concert pianist before accepting a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college alt-rock band, The Fens, and after the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs all-night piano bars that Nakoa developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience. His first solo albums, released in 2012 and 2014, garnered multiple songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs New Folk Competition.

Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences that tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into grownup reality. The Ark of Music magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly encouraging sign of what pop could once again become …”

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Cortez and Friends

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

Featuring Chris 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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Artur Menezes

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

The fabulous guitarist for the Blues Beatles, Artur Menezes, is returning to Blue Bamboo with his own group!

Winner of the 2019 Ernie Ball and Eric Clapton PLAY Crossroads contest, Gibson/Albert King Award for Best Guitarist by the Blues Foundation and 3rd place at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur Menezes is an indie artist taking the blues rock scene by storm! As a highly energetic guitarist, singer and songwriter, Art impresses the crowds with his feeling and showmanship. Although very much influenced by blues, he crosses genres with psychedelic rock, funk and brazilian rhythms such as “baião”, creating his own voice and sound, which has been attracting younger audiences and helping to keep the blues alive.

Based in Los Angeles, the Brazilian artist is making his name playing around U.S., promoting his latest album “Keep Pushing” (4th album) and his new single / music video “Fight for Your Love”.

Read more about Artur and listen to his music here: https://www.arturmenezes.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keI5POGxJGE&feature=youtu.be

http://blog.ernieball.com/contests/eric-claptons-play-crossroads-contest-winners-are-announced/

Photo credit: Allison Morgan

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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.

Dan Jordan Quartet

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

Saxophonist/flutist Dan Jordan always puts on a spellbinding show.

Dan Jordan has been an educator and musician since 1976. He has a flexible and common sense approach to teaching and playing. He was titled as Florida All State Jazz Band Tenor one for 1976-1977. He has taught at numerous schools including Rollins College and has performed with a multitude of renowned artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many more. He has performed on New York City Broadway, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and in countless other shows and productions.

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

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

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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 Jeff on saxophone, Marty Morrell on drums, Ben Kramer on bass and Richard Drexler on piano.

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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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxhgcGTyhA4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0FT9aNdThE

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Eddie Marshall Quartet

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

Eddie Marshall is a saxophonist / flutist from Southern California. He moved to Florida in the mid 1970’s. Eddie is well known as a versatile multi-instrumentalist who has performed Broadway Shows, numerous orchestras for acts like Moody Blues, Kansas, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Smokey Robinson, Maureen McGovern, and many more.

Known for his consummate professionalism and talents, he can perform solo shows, small ensembles, Big Bands, as well as performing with Symphonic orchestras. He runs Time Out Productions, and has performed over twenty years at Disney, Universal, the Villages, Blue Bamboo, and almost every venue in existence in Central Florida. He is also a member of Wings of Sound.

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

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Carol Stein Band

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

Carol Stein is an acclaimed pianist, entertainer, vocalist, composer: performing a variety of musical genres from jazz to classical or musicals and cabarets to pub songs. Throughout her career, she has lived, performed and traveled around the globe from Switzerland to Hong Kong to New York and in between. Carol has been the guest solo artist with various orchestras and has been a musician for the Walt Disney company for over 28 years. She is the resident musician at the Rose and Crown Pub at the UK Pavilion in EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Carol enjoys composing and spontaneous arranging of pieces during a live performance. She may take a child's melody and turn it "inside-out" in the style of Mozart, and then into a bossa nova, and end up with a Duke Ellington swing.

Come join Carol and her band for an elegant and entertaining evening of music!

More about Carol here: http://carolstein.com/

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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 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.