Blue Bamboo Presents Music at the Casa

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 these concerts are being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.


 

SOLD OUT! Blue Bamboo presents Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar - Love and Bossa Nova

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…".

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.

Daniela's Website

Nate's Website

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SOLD OUT! Blue Bamboo presents Don Soledad Trio

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.

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 presents the Greg Parnell Group

Join us as Greg Parnell Group celebrates the music of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and many others.

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Blue Bamboo presents The Hang featuring Cortez & Friends

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

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

Featuring Chris Cortez on guitar, Walt Hubbard on drums, Doug Mathews on bass, Ed Krout on keyboards, 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, 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 presents Chris Cortez Solo

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.

 

 


Blue Bamboo presents The Joe Fritz Trio

Today's performance features Joe Fritz on clarinet, Steve Luciano on guitar and Doug Mathews on bass.

Hungarian clarinetist Joe Fritz just arrived in the USA in March 2024. In 2012 he was ranked among the top 30 jazz clarinetists in the world. His discography includes 11 solo albums as a leader and 54 as a sideman.

His trio from Orlando plays 50's and 60's jazz in the style of Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Jimmy Giuffre and other great west coast jazz players.

Joe has a long past of his own in Hungarian jazz. He made his first record almost 20 years ago followed by a dozen more. He chose the clarinet under the influence of Benny Goodman. The clarinet is the richest tone-color among all the instruments, especially in the hand of such an artist who is a fan of the "rehabilitation” of this instrument. Joe is a master of style. All of his solos, short or long, are very carefully composed. He plays pleasant swing music, enjoyable for everybody, of the best-known American standards as well as popular Hungarian melodies or his own compositions.

Joe isn’t only a fine musician but a researcher of clarinet playing and has written about the history of the instrument in articles and record reviews for several music magazines. His foreign tours, long and short stayings abroad, helped the maturation of his style and were beneficent for his career. He spent one and a half years in America, one in Australia, and had jobs in jazz clubs which gave him experience and knowledge in music and language. He also worked with top jazz musicians all around the World, including Gyorgy Vukan, George Grosman, Travis Jenkins, Allan Vache, and Jeff Usher to name a few.

Joe's Facebook page

 


 

Blue Bamboo presents Don Soledad Trio

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.

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 presents Cortez & Koelble

Chris Cortez and Bobby Koelble are a swinging guitar duo unlike any other. Their virtuosic and off-the-cuff arrangements are like listening to two guitars having a musical conversation. Each program of jazz, pop standards, and Cortez originals is inventive, and a treat to the ears. 

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 presents Don Soledad Trio

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.

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 presents Cigano Swing

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 presents Terri Binion

Terri Binion is Orlando Americana Royalty. She is an authentic Southern singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose unflinchingly honest stories sung in her clear voice can just about pierce your heart.

Singer-songwriter, visual artist, and author Jim White wrote of a track on her 2002 album "Fool": "It was a discreet portrait of a poor lost soul, a destitute southern woman, an archetype. By the end I was in tears. It was that true, that beautiful, that perfectly wrought. Just Terri and an acoustic guitar. Two songs in and it was clear, […] Terri was a magic person - someone who not only followed her own compass, but who was guided by stars not visible to the average eye."

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

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

http://www.terribinionmusic.com/


Blue Bamboo presents Daniela Soledade & Nate Najar: Love & Bossa Nova

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…".

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

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