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Terri Binion with Opening Act by Beth McKee

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

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Terri Binion writes her Americana ballads with deep-seeded honesty, love, heartache, truth, hope and a sense of looking forward.

"Two songs in and it was clear, Lucinda (Lucinda Williams) sang on this unknown's record because she understood that Terri was a magic person--someone who not only followed her own compass, but who was guided by stars not visible to the average eye." -- Southern gothic songwriter, Film maker, author, artist, Jim White.

http://www.terribinionmusic.com/about/

http://www.terribinionmusic.com/video/

Beth McKee is the gestalt of all the places she’s settled. From her native Mississippi, where she learned the blues first hand from Malaco Records session musicians, to her immersion in the scenes of Austin, New Orleans, and now Orlando – all their musical terroir is in her sound. But those influences, too, have become less distinct in the distillation of Beth’s aesthetic. You’ll recognize the hues if you really wanna parse it. But if you just listen, you’ll hear a sound that is quintessentially Southern. It’s tapped from the roots and rolls like honey.

http://bethmckee.com/

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Souljam

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

Souljam is a rock/soul jam band featuring Will Keehner on bass; Anna Keehner on lead vocals & guitar; Patrick Williams on drums; Brandon Putzke on percussion and John Carpenter on guitar & vocals.

The group plays select cover tunes in addition to writing and performing their own material. Even when playing material by other bands and writers, creativity and self expression lie at Souljam's core. They may hover within the parameters familiar to fans of classic rock or those acquainted with Phish, the Grateful Dead and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, but their listeners are stimulated by Souljam's new and exciting arrangements.

https://www.souljamband.com

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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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Nellie McKay Live at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts

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

Nellie McKay - Singer/Songwriter, Pianist, & Actress plays Music from her Brand New EP "Bagatelles" & more!

Sister Orchid is Nellie’s seventh album, starting with Get Away From Me (“a tour de force” – The New York Times), including Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (“among the killer overhauls of American standards” – The New York Times) and My Weekly Reader, music of the ‘60s (“..kicks serious butt. The results are beautiful.” – PopMatters), her second collaboration with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.

Nellie has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, and her music was used in Rumor Has It, Monster-in-Law, PS I Love You, Gasland, Last Holiday and Private Life.

McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies.

Nellie’s music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie, and SMILF, and she has appeared on TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, and The View. Nellie has made numerous radio appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marion McPartland’s Piano Jazz.

A recipient of PETA’s Humanitarian Award and the Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals. She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City. She would like to be friends with Russia, the country with the most nuclear weapons in the world. We must all be very kind to one another.

“Thanks to (McKay), the Great American Songbook has a living, breathing present as well as a glorious past” – Boston Globe

“McKay comes on as a Harlem Holly Golightly, a social activist with a disarming mastery of pop vernacular.” – Los Angeles Times

http://www.nelliemckay.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70bn2xr-6cE

Tickets are $30.00 in advance; $35.00 day of show.

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Larry Brown Quintet

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

Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area, having performed at An Die Musik, Blues Alley, the Meyerhoff, the Kennedy Center, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festival, Baltimore-Washington Jazz Fest, Alexandria Jazz Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival, Twins Jazz, Bohemian Caverns, the King Of France Tavern, Montpelier Arts Center, Chris’ Café, the New Haven Lounge, Caton Castle, Strathmore Mansion, and the Black Rock Center for the Arts.

JazzReview.com describes The Larry Brown Quintet as "Straight-ahead jazz at its best, with a forthright approach to well chosen material, supported by first rate soloists and a rock-solid rhythm section." The group’s four CDs receive airplay all over the country, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Russia, and Japan. The band, which reprises the hard-bop style of the legendary Blue Note era, was recognized by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) as the Best Jazz Group for 2009. The group’s celebrated release, “Hard Bop Café” was recognized by WAMA as the Best Jazz Recording for 2006 with a Wammie award.

As an undergraduate at Towson University, Larry studied with Stan Kenton’s favorite arranger/composer, Hank Levy. He performed with and composed for the lauded Towson University Jazz Ensemble. With a Bachelors Degree in Music Theory Larry attended graduate school at Catholic University, where he received his Master of Music degree after studying Composition and Electronic Music with the legendary Emerson Myers.

Recognized with Wammie Awards for Best Jazz Group for 2006, 2008, and again for 2009, Larry also received a Wammie for Best Jazz Recording in 2002 for his CD “The Long Goodbye”, recorded at National Public Radio, npr. Larry has appeared on the national jazz cable channel BET On Jazz show “Jazz Discovery” where he won in the instrumentalist category, and has appeared on their show “Jazz Scene” as a featured artist. Larry has also received several Wammie nominations for Best Jazz Instrumentalist, and Best Jazz Recording (“Peace”, “Dryden Street Sessions”).

Washingtonian magazine says, “Larry Brown is a pianist whose rendering of ballads is particularly moving”. The Washington Post calls him “an artist deserving of greater exposure” and says Brown “evokes the master touch”. A post be-bop jazz pianist, Larry lists his major influences as Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, and Miles Davis.

The Larry Brown Quintet features Larry Brown on piano, Kent Miller on bass, Greg Holloway on drums, Thad Wilson on trumpet, and Peter Fraize on tenor sax. Larry records exclusively on Lush Life Records and his recordings are produced by Jerry O’Sullivan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl8xbl635Yo

http://larrybrownjazz.org/

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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.

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/

Jeff Rupert Quartet featuring Ted Piltzecker

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, Richard Drexler on piano and Ted Piltzecker on vibraphone.

Vibraphonist TED PILTZECKER has performed at festivals throughout the US and around the globe. His five albums as a leader have been critically acclaimed and influential in both the percussion and jazz worlds. The current release “Brindica” reflects his recent four-month venture around the world. It was recorded in New York and in Buenos Aires, and evokes musical encounters in Iceland, India, Nepal, and Bali. "Piltzecker writes and arranges tunes that draw on tango, second-line, Afro-Cuban, South African, and even carnatic influences, always in an organic, fun, and respectful way. The result is a stylistic kaleidoscope of an album that reveals new combinations of rhythm and harmony at every turn and always sparkes with wit and good humor." CD HotList

Ted Piltzecker has received awards from the National Endowment, NY State Council, NJ State Council, Lincoln Center Institute, and the ASCAP Foundation. He is a professor of music composition at the Purchase Conservatory of Music, SUNY and also teaches vibraphone at the Hartt School in CT.

A graduate of the Eastman and Manhattan Schools, he performs using Musser vibraphones and his signature Mike Balter mallets.

https://www.tedvibes.com

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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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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Orlando Jazz Orchestra

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

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

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.

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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Jack Wilkins Quartet: Soul Station

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

Saxophonist Jack Wilkins presents an evening of classic jazz music with his all-star quartet featuring Per Danielsson on piano, Charlie Silva on bass and Walt Hubbard on drums. The group will perform the music from the Hank Mobley Soul Station recording – regarded as one of the great jazz records of all time. The group will round out the evening by performing jazz classics from other Hank Mobley recordings and other artists as part of this special concert.

Saxophonist and composer Jack Wilkins is Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of South Florida School of Music where he is Director of the Jazz Studies program. Professor Wilkins was appointed as a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar to the University of Calgary, as Research Chair in the College of Creative and Performing Arts. As a composer, Jack Wilkins has written music for his own CD projects, as well as for others. He has received attention for his original compositions, especially his latest CD projects: The Rundle Sessions, The Banff Project, and The Blue and Green Project. His unique combination of Jazz, Classical, American roots music and other musical styles in the creation new pieces has garnered positive reviews and audience reaction.

Jack Wilkins has five CD’s out as a leader, including his latest CD - The Rundle Sessions, on Chronograph Records and the The Banff Project, a DVD/CD film and music publication, released on Yaktunes Records. Jack Wilkins is a featured soloist on the critically-acclaimed recordings by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge, including “Whispers on the Wind” (for which he was nominated as a Grammy award finalist as a performer on the 2017 CD release) and “River Runs: A Concerto for Jazz Guitar, Saxophone and Orchestra”, released in 2013. This CD was also Grammy Award Finalist for that year. Jack’s artistic improvisations and saxophone performances have received very positive reviews and international exposure on a wide range of jazz, classical and eclectic online and traditional radio stations.

Jack Wilkins website: https://www.jackwilkinsjazz.com/

Hank Mobley youtube links… This I Dig of You - Hank Mobley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp0mqsoT43w

Soul Station - Hank Mobley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ohyLzAu_qM

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Allan Vache Quartet

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

Clarinetist Allan Vache has performed many professional engagements with such jazz greats as: Bobby Hackett, Wild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Erwin, Gene Krupa, Dick Hyman, Max Kaminsky, Clark Terry, Dick Wellstood, Ed Hubble, Cliff Leeman, Bob Haggart, Jack Lesberg, Lionel Hampton, Bob Wilber and many others. He also made numerous appearances with his brother Warren Vaché, Jr.

Having toured in Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Switzerland, Allan continues to work as a freelance artist in the Orlando area as well as appearing at many concerts and festivals in the U.S. and around the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr1L6H0Q2U8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gaWT5iKRSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453TjTrzn5M

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Thursday Night Hang! Dave Sheffield Trio

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

Free admission!

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 Great 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

This event is sponsored by the City of Winter Park.

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.