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Chase Shellee

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

Chase Shellee is a multifaceted performer who brings honesty, passion, and grit to the stage and beyond. There is a depth and complexity in her original mix of alternative rock, and she brings a rich, new flavor to covers and classic standards. Songstress and storyteller, lyricist and performer, she brings a sultry elegance to the stage as she weaves "a potent mix of Blues, cool, speakeasy Jazz. She can belt out vocals with a raspy grit, then bring them down with couth and ease." (Patrick Jude, Central Florida Post) Her fusion of genres and musicality is a refreshing take on modern rock.

https://youtu.be/PtNwmghBVQQ

https://youtu.be/-rkRLDuPbWY

https://chaseshellee.com/

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The Central Florida Jazz Society Presents: Vocalist Suzy Park - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

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

An afternoon of jazz celebrating the iconic Ella Fitzgerald.

Joining Suzy are John DePaola on trumpet, Dave MacKenzie on saxophone and flute. Other musicians to be announced at a later date.

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar - Love & Bossa Nova LIVE 12/18/2021

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

Join us as Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar bring their live version of "Love and Bossa Nova" to Blue Bamboo!

Downbeat Magazine calls her a “master of classic samba and bossa nova.” Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, vocalist/guitarist Daniela Soledade grew up in a family of musicians with a direct line to the origins of Bossa Nova. Daniela’s grandfather was Paulo Soledade, who composed songs with legendary Brazilian artists Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho and Baden Powell. Her father, Paulinho Soledade is an artist and producer who learned guitar from Baden Powell himself and has worked with legends Ivan Lins and Gilberto Gil among others. As a child Daniela participated in studio recordings for Brazilian artists such as Xuxa and the band Oxgênios. At age 14, she placed first in the entrance exam to attend the prestigious Music Conservatory Villa Lobos. Daniela settled in the United States in 2003 and maintains a busy performing schedule. Her debut album, “A Moment of You” was released September 6, 2019 on Blue Line Music Records.

Guitarist Nate Najar is emerging as one of this decade’s finest modern jazz exponents. He is a player who uses a distinctive technique to convey his artistic prowess- not many artists play acoustic classical guitar with right hand classical technique, yet it is the perfect choice for Najar’s comprehensive approach. Not restricted to single notes or chords, Nate seamlessly weaves melody, harmony and rhythmic freedom. The result is music that is swinging, emotional, inventive and interesting. Continuing to perform at major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records. Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene…." Becky Byrd, wife of the late guitarist Charlie Byrd says it best: "There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie's soul in Nate's mind, heart and fingers. Get ready world, here comes Nate Najar!!!"

https://www.danielasoledade.com/

https://www.natenajar.com/

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Orlando Jazz Orchestra - 12/19/2021

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

Orlando Jazz Orchestra presents music from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker."

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

Central Florida Jazz Society Presents: UCF Big Band

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

The chart topping Flying Horse Big Band is part of the Jazz Program at the University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts. Under the direction of saxophonist and American jazz musician, Jeff Rupert, the Flying Horse Big Band performs at festivals and concert halls regionally and nationally.

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

Central Florida Jazz Society Presents: Jeff Bush - Music from the Swing Era

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

Join us for an afternoon of jazz as trombonist Jeff Bush treats us to music from the Swing Era.

Apollo, Pennsylvania native Jeff Bush began studying music at the age of four on an unlikely instrument, the banjo. He followed with the piano and then discovered the trombone which has become a lifelong pursuit. Working as a professional musician while still a college student, Bush performed with The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

https://www.jeffbushmusic.com/

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra - Jazz II Orchestra Concert 4/24/2022

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

FSYO's Jazz II Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Boyd, 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 I Orchestra is for students ages 12 to 18.

Tickets for the Jazz II Orchestra concert are $25.00 per person. If you also want to attend the Jazz I Orchestra concert at 5:00 p.m., we are offering a discounted 2-show ticket for $35.00 per person. Please call Melody Cortez at 407-636-9951 to purchase a 2-show ticket.

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Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra - Jazz I Orchestra Concert 4/24/2022

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

FSYO's Jazz I Orchestra, conducted by Richard Drexler, 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 I Orchestra is for students ages 12 to 20.

Tickets for the Jazz I Orchestra concert are $25.00 per person. If you also want to attend the Jazz II Orchestra concert at 2:00 p.m., we are offering a discounted 2-show ticket for $35.00 per person. Please call Melody Cortez at 407-636-9951 to purchase a 2-show ticket.

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Central Florida Jazz Society Presents: Vivacity

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

Vivacity is a high- energy and versatile group featuring stellar musicians and the original dance band instrument- the xylophone! Based in Orlando, Florida, the band was formed in 2007 to perform for swing dances and resort entertainment. Today, they can be heard entertaining for audiences of all ages at community events, parties, theatres, dances and conventions. The band has a unique neo-vaudeville sound with strong roots in New Orleans music. Vivacity boasts an extensive songlist of original arrangements of music from the 1920s to the Great American Songbook and beyond.

http://vivacitymusic.com/

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

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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.