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Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Join us for Greg Parnell Group's "Max Roach Centennial Celebration" featuring Greg Parnell on drums, Marco Bojorquez on bass, Jon Oxford on guitar and Joe Breidenstine on trumpet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDfkw4_3PIQ

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Note: There are 2 seatings for this concert: 11:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations: Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951. When making your reservation, be sure to tell Melody if you're attending the 11:00am seating or the 2:00pm seating.

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Enjoy light refreshments and toe-tapping tunes during your visit to Winter Park's Community Parlor. Check out the other events in Music at the Casa - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/music-at-the-casa

Guitarist and recording artist Don Soledad has been a mainstay in the US and Florida talent pool since his move from the San Francisco Bay Area. His dedication to the art of flamenco guitar started under the tutelage of flamenco guitar maestros living in the US, as well as in Andalucia, Spain. Performance highlights include; opening for Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell, stints at the Versace Mansion in South Beach, and performing for Gloria Estefan’s private parties as well as being the house band for 5 years at the Estefan’s resort Costa d’Este in Vero Beach.

https://youtu.be/EOa9TDdRCkg

Joining Don for the 2:00pm seating are Susy Arrieta - dance; Tanner Johnson - violin, and Justin Steger - percussion.

Note: There are 2 seatings for this concert: 11:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations: Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951. When making your reservation, be sure to tell Melody if you're attending the 11:00am seating or the 2:00pm seating.

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Enjoy light refreshments and toe-tapping tunes during your visit to Winter Park's Community Parlor. Check out the other events in Music at the Casa - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/music-at-the-casa

Guitarist and recording artist Don Soledad has been a mainstay in the US and Florida talent pool since his move from the San Francisco Bay Area. His dedication to the art of flamenco guitar started under the tutelage of flamenco guitar maestros living in the US, as well as in Andalucia, Spain. Performance highlights include; opening for Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell, stints at the Versace Mansion in South Beach, and performing for Gloria Estefan’s private parties as well as being the house band for 5 years at the Estefan’s resort Costa d’Este in Vero Beach.

https://youtu.be/EOa9TDdRCkg

Joining Don for the 11:00am seating are Susy Arrieta - dance; Jose Rodriguez - violin, and Josip Zambrano - percussion.

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

International Brazilian music star Daniela Soledade and virtuoso guitarist Nate Najar transport you to tropical Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an intimate evening of Bossa Nova music.

Rio de Janeiro native Daniela Soledade is a rising star among legends in the Brazilian music scene. An heir to the throne of Bossa Nova, Soledade is highly acclaimed for her poignantly expressive vocal style and hyper-intimate aesthetic. Drawing from an amalgamation of authentic bossa nova, samba, MPB, and American Popular Song, Soledade is the new sound of Bossa Nova.

Nate Najar is one of this decade’s finest modern jazz guitarists. He is a player who uses a distinctive technique to convey his artistic prowess, and the result is music that is swinging, emotional, and inventive. Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate "one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene…".

https://youtu.be/QTpqCGkE19E

https://danielasoledade.com/

https://natenajar.com/

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts presents a monthly series of concerts at the Winter Park Library! Please note that this show is being held at the Winter Park Library, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo. Check out the other events in this series - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/bamboo-goes-to-the-library

Orilla is a highly creative musical duo comprised of two accomplished musicians from diverse backgrounds: Catalan-Spanish singer/multi-instrumentalist Ona Kirei and Colombian-American bassist Alejandro Arenas. Their musical philosophy is rooted within the minimalistic instrumentation of voice and bass, allowing great freedom of expression and spontaneity. Their music touches on a wide variety of styles, always including tight arrangements and spontaneous improvisation. Like the meaning of the Spanish word "orilla" (where the ocean meets the sand), the combination of these two accomplished musicians produces a rich musical ecosystem.

"Ona K’s emotionally elegant and dynamic vocals punch each song into another creative dimension. Each lyric. Each legato. Each intonation has a purpose to help tell a larger story." - Arts Axis - NPR

“Ona is a one-of-a-kind artist. She’s a mesmerizing singer and performer, and creates great themed shows that showcase her talents. Palladium audiences have fallen for her.” Paul Wilborn, director of the Palladium Theater in St Petersburg, FL

https://www.orillamusic.com/

https://youtu.be/WEPC1DhS2dA

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations:

Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Today's performance includes Dimas Sánchez- drums/percussion, Mariano Morales- piano, Manny Patino-bass, and Jochy Rodriguez-trumpet.

Dimas Sánchez, an accomplished drummer and percussionist hailing from Puerto Rico, currently calls Orlando, FL home. His musical journey has been shaped by the guidance of seasoned mentors such as Tony Sánchez, Keith Copeland, Ignacio Berroa, Ángel “Cachete” Maldonado, and others. In the 80s, he immersed himself in the rich tapestry of Afro-Puerto Rican folklore under the tutelage of Jesús Cepeda, Petra Cepeda, and Don Rafael Cepeda.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dimas has collaborated with a diverse spectrum of musicians and groups, including the Xavier Cougat Orchestra, Taller de Jazz Don Pedro, David Sánchez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie “GuaGua” Rivera, Milly Puente, Gabriel Hernandez, Nestor Torres, Chuchito Valdes, and many more. His musical repertoire extends to playing and producing Latin Jazz recordings with Eddie “GuaGua” Rivera's “Opus Mundi,” his own group “Fusion Beat,” and his latest endeavor, the “Afro Latin Jazz Project.”

Noteworthy festival appearances dot Dimas's career, with highlights including Mundo Latino in Paris (Tito Puente Jr), SunFest in West Palm Beach, Clearwater Jazz Festival (David Sánchez) , San Francisco Black and White Ball (Tito Puente Jr), The Mastercard Jazz Festival in San Juan (David Sánchez) , Jacksonville Jazz Festival (with David Sánchez), Taste of 4th Ave in Birmingham, Alabama (with David Sánchez), and Toros y Salsa in Dax, France (Iba a Se). With his own groups, he has graced stages at Ventana al Jazz Orlando, Pensacola Jazz Festival, Tallahassee Jazz Festival, Swan City Jazz Festival, Orange County’s Mayor Jazz in the Park, and the Timucua Arts World Music Weekends.

Dimas is not only a performer but also a dedicated educator, actively participating in percussion clinics and master classes. His notable involvement in the "Contemporary Drums and Percussion Summer Camp" at the University of Central Florida saw him share the stage with luminaries like Horacio “El Negro” Hernández and Alex Acuña. His commitment to teaching led him to clinics at Punto Fijo, Centro de Bellas Artes, alongside Jesús Cepeda, and a Latin percussion clinic with drummer Marty Morell at the “Timucua Arts Foundation.” Additionally, he conducted a concert/master class for the Al Downing Tampa Jazz Association, a master class for the “Diablo Marino Group” in Tokyo, Japan in 2019, and a percussion workshop at the renowned Havana Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. Notably, Dimas has also authored a book titled “Afro Puerto Rican Rhythms.”

https://www.dimassanchezmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCcrM7RRXO4

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo Presents Bobby Koelble Quartet

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Tonight's concert features Bobby on guitar, Harrison Light on keys, Doug Mathews on bass and Maxx Meether on drums.

Bobby Koelble is a guitarist whose diverse mastery of genres ranges from straight-ahead jazz, to classical, to heavy metal, to blues, and everything in-between. His programs showcase the full scope of his musical language, frequently including fresh arrangements of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Koelble is a professor of Jazz guitar at the University of Central Florida, and at Rollins College. He is the guitarist for the Dave LaRue Band, The Absinthe Trio, and is a member of the hit jazz group comprised of UCF faculty, "The Jazz Professors", who have released two Top Twenty Billboard Jazz albums to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6DoTBEMuw0

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations:

Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Featuring Chris Cortez on guitar, Eddie Metz on drums, Doug Mathews on bass, and Dan Jordan on sax and flute. The band will open the night with a concert set, which is then followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians, bring your instruments and your favorite jazz standard and sit in!

A guitar amp, bass amp, drums, and keyboard are available for use.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Tonight's performance includes Dimas Sánchez- drums/percussion, Mariano Morales- piano, Marco Bojorquez- bass, and Jorge Malave - sax.

Dimas Sánchez, an accomplished drummer and percussionist hailing from Puerto Rico, currently calls Orlando, FL home. His musical journey has been shaped by the guidance of seasoned mentors such as Tony Sánchez, Keith Copeland, Ignacio Berroa, Ángel “Cachete” Maldonado, and others. In the 80s, he immersed himself in the rich tapestry of Afro-Puerto Rican folklore under the tutelage of Jesús Cepeda, Petra Cepeda, and Don Rafael Cepeda.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dimas has collaborated with a diverse spectrum of musicians and groups, including the Xavier Cougat Orchestra, Taller de Jazz Don Pedro, David Sánchez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie “GuaGua” Rivera, Milly Puente, Gabriel Hernandez, Nestor Torres, Chuchito Valdes, and many more. His musical repertoire extends to playing and producing Latin Jazz recordings with Eddie “GuaGua” Rivera's “Opus Mundi,” his own group “Fusion Beat,” and his latest endeavor, the “Afro Latin Jazz Project.”

Noteworthy festival appearances dot Dimas's career, with highlights including Mundo Latino in Paris (Tito Puente Jr), SunFest in West Palm Beach, Clearwater Jazz Festival (David Sánchez) , San Francisco Black and White Ball (Tito Puente Jr), The Mastercard Jazz Festival in San Juan (David Sánchez) , Jacksonville Jazz Festival (with David Sánchez), Taste of 4th Ave in Birmingham, Alabama (with David Sánchez), and Toros y Salsa in Dax, France (Iba a Se). With his own groups, he has graced stages at Ventana al Jazz Orlando, Pensacola Jazz Festival, Tallahassee Jazz Festival, Swan City Jazz Festival, Orange County’s Mayor Jazz in the Park, and the Timucua Arts World Music Weekends.

Dimas is not only a performer but also a dedicated educator, actively participating in percussion clinics and master classes. His notable involvement in the "Contemporary Drums and Percussion Summer Camp" at the University of Central Florida saw him share the stage with luminaries like Horacio “El Negro” Hernández and Alex Acuña. His commitment to teaching led him to clinics at Punto Fijo, Centro de Bellas Artes, alongside Jesús Cepeda, and a Latin percussion clinic with drummer Marty Morell at the “Timucua Arts Foundation.” Additionally, he conducted a concert/master class for the Al Downing Tampa Jazz Association, a master class for the “Diablo Marino Group” in Tokyo, Japan in 2019, and a percussion workshop at the renowned Havana Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. Notably, Dimas has also authored a book titled “Afro Puerto Rican Rhythms.”

https://www.dimassanchezmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCcrM7RRXO4

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Join us for an evening of jazz featuring Chris Cortez on guitar, Paul Parker on drums, Doug Mathews on bass, Dan Jordan on flute and saxophone.

Chris Cortez is the founder of Blue Bamboo Music and Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. He is a composer, guitarist, vocalist, arranger, producer, engineer, videographer, educator, community leader, arts advocate, and recording artist. He has produced over 50 CDs and hundreds of music videos.

Chris’ guitar style is uniquely his own, and his vocabulary is instantly recognizable to fans of his previous work. Growth and evolution are obvious, but Cortez still sounds like Cortez. There is a compositional feeling in his solos, and a relentless sense of meter and precision. Themes unfold with an emotional arc that takes you on a journey, and his songs provide the perfect backdrop for that kind of development. There is a landscape to explore with plenty surprises, but everything makes sense and is filled with intention.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts presents a monthly series of concerts at the Winter Park Library! Please note that this show is being held at the Winter Park Library, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo. Check out the other events in this series - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/bamboo-goes-to-the-library

Guitarist Don Soledad presents “Arte y Pasión” (Art and Passion) – an evening of flamenco. His amazing quartet featuring virtuosic musicians and a flamenco dancer will take you on a journey to Southern Spain and beyond.

"Arte y Pasión" features original compositions from Soledad’s albums, alongside compositions by artists like Michel Camilo, Tomatito, Astor Piazzolla, and Chick Corea, as well as other surprises.

Guitarist and recording artist Don Soledad has been a mainstay in the US and Florida talent pool since his move from the San Francisco Bay Area. His dedication to the art of flamenco guitar started under the tutelage of flamenco guitar maestros living in the US, as well as in Andalucia, Spain. Performance highlights include; opening for Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell, stints at the Versace Mansion in South Beach, and performing for Gloria Estefan’s private parties as well as being the house band for 5 years at the Estefan’s resort Costa d’Este in Vero Beach.

https://youtu.be/EOa9TDdRCkg

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo Presents John Olearchick Trio

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

John Olearchick is an Orlando based pianist and music educator. He has performed with notable groups like the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Space Coast Symphony and the Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra. John is an adjunct instructor of music at Valencia Community College, and a collaborative pianist at Rollins College.

From John: "One of my guiding principles in the music business is simple: build a richer musical scene in the community through each gig that I play and lesson that I teach. This enrichment fosters happiness, creativity, and a deeper appreciation for one of humankind’s oldest activities: singing and playing music!

https://www.johnolearchick.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA8eFxE5XD8&t=18s

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo Presents Chris Cortez

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Admission is free., but this concert is full. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Melody Cortez:

Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Enjoy light refreshments and toe-tapping tunes during your visit to Winter Park's Community Parlor. Check out the other events in Music at the Casa - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/music-at-the-casa

Chris Cortez is the founder of Blue Bamboo Music and Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. He is a composer, guitarist, vocalist, arranger, producer, engineer, videographer, educator, community leader, arts advocate, and recording artist. He has produced over 50 CDs and hundreds of music videos.

Chris’ guitar style is uniquely his own, and his vocabulary is instantly recognizable to fans of his previous work. Growth and evolution are obvious, but Cortez still sounds like Cortez. There is a compositional feeling in his solos, and a relentless sense of meter and precision. Themes unfold with an emotional arc that takes you on a journey, and his songs provide the perfect backdrop for that kind of development. There is a landscape to explore with plenty surprises, but everything makes sense and seems filled with intention.

Chris’ solo shows are also filled with lively and entertaining stories from his show business past.

https://youtu.be/5VBv_N4p2Ik

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo Presents Cigano Swing

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Cigano Swing is a Central Florida based gypsy jazz trio, specializing in both traditional and modern takes on Jazz Manouche. They bring high energy performances, delivering hot club standards from the gypsy jazz idiom as well as compositions from present-day acts. Timeless melodies, infectious rhythms, and dueling guitars abound, Cigano Swing brings an exciting and innovative experience to all.

https://youtu.be/dXu1FUxQm5w

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo presents Dan Jordan Quartet

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Daniel Jordan is a passionate and creative tenor saxophonist/flautist, a gifted composer/arranger, and woodwind sideman to anyone who wants the best. Dan plays with a unique style that is full of intensity and emotion. His groups' shows are full of surprises and always thoroughly engaging. When he plays he is transported with the music, and takes the listener on the musical journey with him.

Tonight's concert features Dan Jordan on woodwinds, Per Danielsson on piano, Charlie Silva on bass and Greg Parnell on drums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-WyvpAkSSk

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts presents a monthly series of concerts at the Winter Park Library! Please note that this show is being held at the Winter Park Library, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo. Check out the other events in this series - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/bamboo-goes-to-the-library

Chris Cortez is the founder of Blue Bamboo Music and Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. He is a composer, guitarist, vocalist, arranger, producer, engineer, videographer, educator, community leader, arts advocate, and recording artist. He has produced over 50 CDs and hundreds of music videos.

Chris’ guitar style is uniquely his own, and his vocabulary is instantly recognizable to fans of his previous work. Growth and evolution are obvious, but Cortez still sounds like Cortez. There is a compositional feeling in his solos, and a relentless sense of meter and precision. Themes unfold with an emotional arc that takes you on a journey, and his songs provide the perfect backdrop for that kind of development. There is a landscape to explore with plenty surprises, but everything makes sense and seems filled with intention.

Chris’ solo shows are also filled with lively and entertaining stories from his show business past.

https://youtu.be/5VBv_N4p2Ik

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This show is at capacity.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations:

Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Featuring Chris Cortez on guitar, Walt Hubbard on drums, Chuck Archard on bass, Dan Jordan on flute and saxophone, and other special guests. The band will open the night with a concert set, which is then followed by a jazz jam session. Musicians, bring your instruments and your favorite jazz standard and sit in!

A guitar amp, bass amp, and drums are available for use.

To learn more about Chris Cortez and friends, and view photos and videos, visit - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/chris-cortez

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo Presents Jeff Rupert Quartet

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full-time professor, Director of Jazz Studies at UCF. He leads the Flying Horse Big Band, and maintains a busy recording and performing schedule with his quartet, and as an in-demand sideman and band leader with a variety of notables. A gifted composer and arranger, Rupert is well heeled in jazz traditions from his many experiences over the years playing with greats like Benny Golson, Maynard Ferguson, and Kevin Mahogany, to name a few.

A regular at Blue Bamboo since near the very beginning, Jeff and his group (Richard Drexler on piano, Ben Kramer on bass, and Marty Morrell on drums) represent everything we stand for... excellence, beauty, and class.

Jeff has recorded over 100 albums, and has recorded and toured with jazz singers Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Veronica Swift, T-Bone, and Ernestine Anderson. He is a featured soloist on Benny Carter’s Grammy winning album Harlem Renaissance. Jeff Rupert’s 11 recordings as a leader have all charted on Jazz Week, and Let’s Sail Away (his CD with Veronica Swift that preceded the young phenom's worldwide success) reached #1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2_ypZchi4

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations:

Email: melodycortez@live.com Phone: 407-636-9951

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Enjoy light refreshments and toe-tapping tunes during your visit to Winter Park's Community Parlor. Check out the other events in Music at the Casa - https://bluebambooartcenter.com/music-at-the-casa

Ella & The Bossa Beat is an international father-daughter duo between the 23-year old 'new rising star of the Bossa Nova generation' singer/pianist Ella Borges, and Grammy-nominated drummer Magrus Borges. They present a modern Bossa Nova/Brazilian Jazz style of music, combined with a soulful jazz influence.

Today's special guest is Greg Little on trumpet.

Follow Ella & the Bossa Beat on social media - https://linktr.ee/ellaandthebossabeat

https://youtu.be/hXbzvVRkkvk

Music at the Casa - Blue Bamboo Presents John DePaola Quintet

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Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park FL

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.

Beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks) are included in the price of admission.

John's style of jazz improvisation radiates warmth, and is complimented by his ability to create melodic solos. He performs regularly at jazz societies and many venues in central and southern Florida. His group of Central Florida heavyweight musicians always deliver a fun program full of incredible arrangements and first-rate solos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cYOLSZz-0g

Sponsored in part by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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.

All ticket sales are final.  Refunds are allowed only if the event is cancelled.