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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.


Charlie Russo presents "A Night at the Copa"

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

From Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole to Joe Williams and more, Charlie and his band present songs from the Copa in New York!

Golden-voice singer Charlie Russo is a singing sensation. From the moment he steps onto the stage, his performance is electrifying. His extensive repertoire ranges from the easy-listening ballads of Frank Sinatra to the upbeat tunes of Stevie Wonder. His breathtaking voice captivates audiences of all ages.

Joining Charlie are Michael Kramer on piano, Ben Kramer on bass and Greg Parnell on drums.

www.charlierussojr.com

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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 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.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1772161886133333/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

John DePaola Quintet

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

John DePaola is a freelance trumpeter in Orlando, Florida. His style of jazz improvisation radiates warmth and is complimented by his ability to create melodic solos.

Joining John are: Dave Mackenzie on saxophone, Charlie Silva on bass, Walt Hubbard on drums. Pianist TBD.

https://www.johndepaolamusic.com/

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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

Tracey Coryell

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

Singer/Songwriter Tracey Coryell presents "Love’s The Answer" Concert…Feeling the love, sharing the love ~ Dedicated to her Husband, Larry Coryell

Tracey will showcase songs from her Eleven:11 CD and premiere her music video, “Cinderella.”

Tracey's sound is a fusion of light Rock, modern Country & Rhythm & Blues.

Performing with Tracey are: Lead Guitar - Will Patrick; Bass Guitar - Lavon Rushing; Keyboards - Jarvis Brown; Drums - Tracy Alexander; Vocals/acoustic guitar - Tracey Coryell; and specials guests.

https://traceycoryell.hearnow.com/

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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

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

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

Beth McKee is bringing her band back to the Blue Bamboo for an evening of original roots inspired music. 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” and Living Blues described her latest release Sugarcane Revival as a “superb album of introspective Gulf Coast roots music.” McKee was recently featured in Orlando Weekly as one of fourteen artists who are reshaping the Orlando music scene and PBS station, WUCFTV has two shows featuring McKee in rotation.

www.bethmckee.com

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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

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

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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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