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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.


Selwyn Birchwood

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

The Selwyn Birchwood band returns to the Bamboo for another smash show. Don't miss it. Alligator Records top tier act.

With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preacher's fervor and a natural storyteller's charisma. Since the 2014 release of his Alligator Records debut, Don't Call No Ambulance, Birchwood's meteoric rise from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages is nothing short of phenomenal, as he continues to set the contemporary blues world on fire. The album received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics' Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Selwyn and his band have crisscrossed the U.S. and Europe repeatedly, delivering unforgettable live performances. With his new album, Pick Your Poison, Birchwood, along with his band—saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney "Big Love" Girlie—takes a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans.

https://www.selwynbirchwood.com

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Chris Cortez Solo

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

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.

Suggested donation $10-$20

Scott Whitfield

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

REUNION IN ORLANDO, PART DEUX: THE SCOTT WHITFIELD JAZZ ORCHESTRA SOUTH!!

A follow-up to last April’s “Reunion” concert, this evening will hearken back to Scott’s time in Orlando, during which he led his 12-piece big band and composed and arranged many pieces for the band. Expect a mixture of standards and originals, MANY of which have been NEWLY written especially for this performance! Joining Scott on stage: Dave MacKenzie, Dan Jordan, and Terry Myers, reeds; Charlie Bertini, John DePaola, and Matt McCarthy, trumpets; Jeff Thomas, Corey Paul, and Will Nestler, trombones; and a stellar rhythm team of Mark McKee, Charlie Silva, and Eddie Metz!!

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Escapa Latin Ensemble

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

With over 40 years of professional experience on the piano, Antonio has performed with well known artists such as, Menudo, Iris Chacón, Jazz flute player Nestor Torres, Batacumbele, Danny Rivera, Ednita Nazario, Ismael Miranda, Lalo Rodriguez, Musical Director at Julianas-Caribe Hilton, to name a few.

Antonio has entertained overseas at The Sporting Club of Monte Carlo, The Palace Hotel-Switzerland, Ramada Helsinki, Hyatt Hotels of Puerto Rico, San Juan Hotel, El Conquistador Resort, Caribe Hilton of Puerto Rico and various clubs in Brazil.

Antonio has an extensive repertoire of jazz standards, Brazilian, popular American, Latin, classical rock and roll and easy listening.

Take a listen to this exciting group here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziDZGfMmM0U

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Bobby Koelble Trio

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

Enjoy a night of jazz and more with the Bobby Koelble Trio.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Bobby Koelble is a guitarist and teacher whose artistry ranges from straight-ahead jazz to heavy metal. He 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.

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Chris Cortez Solo

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

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.

Suggested donation $10-$20

Allan Vaché presents the Opus 5 Woodwind Quintet

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

Allan Vaché presents the Opus 5 Woodwind Quintet and The Allan Vaché Quartet

The Opus 5 Woodwind Quintet, featuring clarinetist Vanessa Vaché, perform jazz arrangements written by Allan Vaché and The Allan Vaché Quartet perform selections from Allan's Arbors CD, "Look to the Sky" and new CD, "It Might As Well Be Swing."

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Lauren Mitchell

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

The year 2016 was one of large-scale and unexpected change for Tampa Bay area blues and soul vocalist Lauren Mitchell. During a tumultuous time in both her personal and professional life, she was given the opportunity to rise from the challenges she was facing and make the album of her career with producer Tony Braunagel. Mitchell took the leap of faith because she is a true student of the blues, a music that's all about finding a way to transform difficult experiences into something cathartic. The timing was perfect. She had an album to record. That album, "Desire," is her most fully realized musical statement to date. Through a bold mix of her own original material, songs she hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and select covers of tunes first performed by Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis, Mitchell tells a blues story that's been a lifetime in the making. It's a stylistically varied set of 13 songs expertly recorded by drummer and Grammy-winning producer Tony Braunagel, whose work with Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Robert Cray have made him one of today's most in-demand blues industry professionals. Recorded during a ten-day trip to Los Angeles, Braunagel brought out the best in Mitchell, highlighting every nuance in her powerful vocals and helping her craft an emotionally resonant album that's destined to go down as one of the year's highlights. Besides Braunagel, the band features guitarists Johnny Lee Schell and Josh Sklair, keyboardist Jim Pugh, bassist Reggie McBride, sax player Joe Sublett, trumpet player Darrell Leonard, and percussionist Lenny Castro. "The blues is a song of victory," Mitchell says. "It's a way to say, 'I'm over it,' and now I'm turning it into this beautiful thing that can help someone else heal. That's what this record is for me."

http://laurenmitchellband.com

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Chris Cortez Solo

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

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.

Suggested donation $10-$20

Marco Bojorquez

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

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

Joining Marco are: Jeremy Katalenic on drums; Frank Wosar on trombone; Joe Meadows on trumpet; Jake Jones on guitar and Jeremy Fratti on tenor saxophone.

Suggested donation $10-$20

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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Bobby Messano

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

Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in many TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit “Into The Night.” The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60’s hit act, “THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT.”

Live, Bobby has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy.

Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed Street Festival, Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival.

The guitarist’s last five CD’s ( “Holdin’ Ground”,” Bobby Messano Live In Madison”, “that’s why i don’t sing the blues “, “Welcome To Deltaville” and “Love & Money”) have garnered 26 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. “that’s why i don’t sing the blues” was on the American Blues Scene’s Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network.

Between 2012 and 2016, Bobby played over 400 shows in 32 states to over one-half million people.

On December 22, 2012, Bobby was inducted into the “BLUES HALL OF FAME.” His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville. “LOVE & MONEY” which was released in April 2015, was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7, peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. “Love & Money” also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.

http://www.bobbymessano.com

video: https://youtu.be/TT8ikZZTzsI

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Chris Cortez Trio

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

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.

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Carol Stein and Friends with Joy Andersen

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

Experience the joy & laughter that IS Joy Andersen as she brings her new cabaret, "Yes, I Can!" to the Blue Bamboo stage with the amazing Carol Stein! Joy will share the joys & sorrows of her life through both hilarious & heart-breaking stories, song & dance. Her stories will keep you captivated & her great talent & wit will leave you breathless from laughter! Just ask yourself…can I make it to Joy’s cabaret on May 16th? Your answer will be “Yes, I Can!”

Joy Andersen, a Chicago native, began her 32 yr. career as a trained dancer & is now a sought after choreographer, actor, singer & improvisational comedian. In NYC she performed on the Radio City Music Hall stage as a Rockette & was also a performance coach for Broadway’s Billy Elliot. She has choreographed for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre & many other venues around town & has taught dance for many years.

Joy has been working for Walt Disney World for over 25 years with shows ranging from dancing in Beauty and the Beast, Epcot’s German Beer Garden & many convention shows, to acting & comedic roles in Diamond Horseshoe, Adventurers Club, World Showcase Players, Canadian Comedy Corps, Comedy Warehouse, Flights of Wonder, judging for American Idol Experience to being the lead singer in Mulch Sweat and Shears. She is currently performing at the Monsters Laugh Floor at Walt Disney World and also teaches master classes for Disney Performing Arts.

Her Orlando Fringe performances in Theme Park Diva & Tappin’ & Yappin’ have made her a ‘must see’ to yearly Fringe goers! Crowds are astounded by her tap-dancing prowess, tickled by her quick wit & moved by her touching detail to character. Her shows are so captivating and fun that you’ll want to ‘press rewind’ & watch it all over again, right away!

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