John DePaola Quintet

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

The John DePaola Quintet present music from John's CD “Take 2”, a soulful collection of standards, popular songs from the 1960’s and original compositions. They will also perform originals and new arrangements of favorite standard jazz songs that are not on the CD.

"Take 2" has done well this summer on the North American College & Community Radio Chart (NACC) and Roots Music Jazz Album rankings. It's been on the charts for 12 weeks, peaking at #5 on Roots Music Jazz Album and #1 on the NACC charts.

Joining John are Marco Bojorquez on bass, Walt Hubbard on drums, Mark McKee on piano and Rex Wertz on tenor sax and flute.

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. He performs regularly at jazz societies and varied venues in central and southern Florida.

"A fantastic Jazz musician. His trumpet playing is simply superb." Rick Gee, Owner "Gee's Jazz Jamm Inc."

"We always love to have John come to us - his performances are awesome." Walter Griffith, "Jazz Lovers" and "More Jazz" Clubs

"John and his musicians are to put it mildly, "OUTSTANDING!" Dave Walrath, President of the Sarasota Jazz Club

Seating is limited to 50 patrons and masks are required.