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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.


Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

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.

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

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: Steve Luciano Trio

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

Free admission!

Steve Luciano leads his swinging trio! Steve on guitar; Ron Mills on keys; Walt Hubbard on drums. Don't miss it!

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

Dan Jordan Quartet

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

Maestro Jordan always puts on a spellbinding show.

Daniel 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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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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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

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.

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

Vivacity - Great Gatsby Event!

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

Show Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Vivacity brings you the glitter, glamour and hot jazz of the 1920s for another Great Gatsby Event! Bring your dance shoes and get ready to swing dance the night away to classic tunes from the 1920s-1950s, or come to enjoy the fabulous music of the Vivacity band.

Featuring Heather Thorn on xylophone and guest drummer, Eddie Metz!

Visit @VivacityMusic for more information. Be sure to buy your tickets early- the last one sold out!

$25 general admission/ $20 students/ $150 for a VIP table for four including one bottle of house wine or four drinks.

Visit www.vivacitymusic.com and @VivacityMusic for more information about the band.

Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

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.

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 Trio

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

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

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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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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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez Trio

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

Free admission!

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.

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

David McElroy in Jack Kerouac End of the Road

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

"Jack Kerouac, the Father of the Beats, was deeply conflicted about his legacy by the time he drank himself to death at 47. A lifelong Catholic and Republican, the author considered himself much more “pro-America” than the hippie movement that claimed to be inspired by his works.

This one-man show finds Kerouac in the green room of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” drinking and arguing with his ghosts as he prepares to give his final televised appearance. He differentiates between himself and other Beat figures, particularly Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, and runs through his biography from the childhood loss of his brother to his failed marriages and taking care of his mother.

David McElroy and his Southern Winds Theatre company have been a staple of one-man shows in this town for decades. His original script and performance has been tweaked over the years into something that belongs on an intimate stage.

Admirably, this show focuses on the writing, and it does a fine job of nailing Kerouac’s voice, straight observation with a poetic bent... if you’re a fan of Kerouac’s books more than his personality, this is a solid representation of American literature’s antihero." Trevor Fraser Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/orlando-fringe/os-et-jack-kerouac--end-of-the-road-fringe-festival-2018-story.html

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David McElroy in Jack Kerouac End of the Road

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

"Jack Kerouac, the Father of the Beats, was deeply conflicted about his legacy by the time he drank himself to death at 47. A lifelong Catholic and Republican, the author considered himself much more “pro-America” than the hippie movement that claimed to be inspired by his works.

This one-man show finds Kerouac in the green room of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” drinking and arguing with his ghosts as he prepares to give his final televised appearance. He differentiates between himself and other Beat figures, particularly Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, and runs through his biography from the childhood loss of his brother to his failed marriages and taking care of his mother.

David McElroy and his Southern Winds Theatre company have been a staple of one-man shows in this town for decades. His original script and performance has been tweaked over the years into something that belongs on an intimate stage.

Admirably, this show focuses on the writing, and it does a fine job of nailing Kerouac’s voice, straight observation with a poetic bent... if you’re a fan of Kerouac’s books more than his personality, this is a solid representation of American literature’s antihero." Trevor Fraser Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/orlando-fringe/os-et-jack-kerouac--end-of-the-road-fringe-festival-2018-story.html

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David McElroy in Jack Kerouac End of the Road

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

"Jack Kerouac, the Father of the Beats, was deeply conflicted about his legacy by the time he drank himself to death at 47. A lifelong Catholic and Republican, the author considered himself much more “pro-America” than the hippie movement that claimed to be inspired by his works.

This one-man show finds Kerouac in the green room of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” drinking and arguing with his ghosts as he prepares to give his final televised appearance. He differentiates between himself and other Beat figures, particularly Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, and runs through his biography from the childhood loss of his brother to his failed marriages and taking care of his mother.

David McElroy and his Southern Winds Theatre company have been a staple of one-man shows in this town for decades. His original script and performance has been tweaked over the years into something that belongs on an intimate stage.

Admirably, this show focuses on the writing, and it does a fine job of nailing Kerouac’s voice, straight observation with a poetic bent... if you’re a fan of Kerouac’s books more than his personality, this is a solid representation of American literature’s antihero." Trevor Fraser Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/orlando-fringe/os-et-jack-kerouac--end-of-the-road-fringe-festival-2018-story.html

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

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.

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