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First Takes with Michelle Mailhot presents

CeCe Teneal and Soul Kamotion

Sat 9/26/2020 @ 8PM

CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion has been captivating the globe with original music for more than 16 years. Their blend of blues, soul and roots music uplifts and inspires audiences with messages of hope, love and the belief that anything is possible. They pride themselves on providing incredible music experiences that transcend cultural and generational barriers.

This performance is a stripped down, acoustic version of CeCe Teneal and Soul Kamotion's original compositions.

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First Takes with Michelle Mailhot presents

Beth McKee and her Funky Time Band

Sat 10/3/2020 @ 8PM

Beth McKee is the gestalt of all the places she’s settled. From her native Mississippi, where she learned the blues first hand from Malaco Records session musicians, to her immersion in the scenes of Austin, New Orleans, and now Orlando – all their musical terroir is in her sound. But those influences, too, have become less distinct in the distillation of Beth’s aesthetic. You’ll recognize the hues if you really wanna parse it. But if you just listen, you’ll hear a sound that is quintessentially Southern. It’s tapped from the roots and rolls like honey. Beth’s band brings the best of all that together and includes her husband Juan Perez on drums, Gerry Wilhelm on bass and Grant Peyton on guitar.

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Jack Graham and Madeline Pots - Songs and Stories

Sat 10/10/2020 @ 8PM

Guitarist/singer Jack Graham and story teller Madeline Pots join forces to bring us an exciting night of songs and stories.

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First Takes with Michelle Mailhot presents

Terri Binion

Sat 10/17/2020 @ 8PM

 

Terri Binion is an Orlando treasure!

Terri writes her Americana ballads with deep-seeded honesty, love, heartache, truth, hope and a sense of looking forward.

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TBD

Sat 10/24/2020 @ 8PM

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Sat 10/31/2020 @ 8PM

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Recent events


First Takes with Michelle Mailhot presents

Ella and the Bossa Beat

Recorded 9/19/2020

Ella & The Bossa Beat is back at the Blue Bamboo for an online concert after their sold-out CD release show in January! 

 

Ella Borges, on vocals and piano/keyboards (Junior at Stetson University), Magrus Borges, on drums and percussion (plays with Bebel Gilberto). 

 

Their style is Soul/ Brazilian Lounge, and they will be performing all original music, from their CD "My Remedy" plus four brand new songs. 

 

Ella & The Bossa Beat is excited to once again be joined by special guests Marco Bojorquez on Bass and Dan Jordan on Flute. 

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First Takes with Michelle Mailhot presents

the Alain Bradette Quartet

Recorded 9/12/2020

After 20 years with Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba, Alain has been freelancing for the last 2 years and is a regular at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts where he appears as a leader and a sideman.

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Compilation episode!  Free!

Host Michelle Mailhot presents a free show featuring some of the highlights from our first season.  Cortez and Koelble, Jeff Rupert, Don Soledad, Orlando Jazz Orchestra, Heather Thorn, Per Danielsson, Beth McKee, Brad and Tina Gant, and Nate Najar and Daniela Soledade.  Join us for an evening of great music.

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First Takes with Michelle Mailhot presents Don Soledad

Recorded 8/29/2020

Don Soledad and his group present an evening of flamenco music and dance.

Featuring the original contemporary flamenco sounds of guitarist Don Soledad, graceful and passionate dancing of flamenco dancer Montse Diaz, backed up by the world rhythms of percussionist Justin Steger and classical and jazz trained violinist Tanner Johnson.

Inspired by the guitar of flamenco legend, Paco de Lucia, Don Soledad cultivated his sophisticated, soulful sounds in Northern, California, beginning with his early guitar studies with the great Spanish flamenco maestros; Mariano de Cordobá and Agustin Ríos - the nephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor. His studies continued in the Southern region of Spain; Andalucía in the city of Jerez de la Frontera - with guitarist Juan Diego Mateos. Don is now a mainstay in the Florida and US professional talent pool.

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Orlando Jazz Orchestra Septet

Recorded Sat 8/22/2020

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra presents their 7-piece orchestra for an evening of jazz.

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Souljam

Sat 8/15 @8PM

Florida's east coast jam band featuring Will Keehner - bass; Anna Keehner - lead vocals and guitar; Patrick Williams - drums; Brandon Putzke - percussion and John Carpenter - lead guitar and vocals.

Souljam's influences include The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks, Widespread Panic, and Umphrey's McGee. This dynamic group presents a lot of interplay between the band members; sweet vocals from Anna and mutually supportive ensemble playing from all; inspired solos from all band members. They relate to music and other cultural reference points from a cross-generational perspective.

Most importantly, they not only love playing music, they love playing music with each other. That gratitude and pure joy comes through in their sound and vibe.

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Jeff Rupert Quartet

Sat 8/8 @ 8PM

An evening of jazz featuring Jeff Rupert on saxophone; Marty Morell on drums; Brandon Robertson on bass; Richard Drexler on piano.

 

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Cortez and Koelble

Recorded Sat 8/1

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Sunday Afternoon at Blue Bamboo presents Brad and Tina Hunting-Gant - A Visit to Vienna

Recorded 7/26/2020

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An Evening of Bossa Nova and Jazz with Daniela Soledade and the Nate Najar Trio

Recorded 7/24/2020

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Lakeside Chamber Players - Summer Winds Program

Recorded 7/19/2020

David Suarez - Flute, Charles McGee - Oboe, Jesse Gilday - Clarinet, Janet Harris - Bassoon, Sharon Janezic - French Horn

Wind Quintet Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) Wind Quintet, Opus 43 Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

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Jack Graham and Madeline Pots Songs and Stories - Just Us

Recorded 7/17/2020

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Bobby Koelble Band

Recorded 6/26/2020

Bobby Koelble is joined by Keegan Mathews, Walt Hubbard, Alain Bradette, and Chuck Archard

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John DePaola and Friends

Recorded 6/21/2020

John DePaola, Dave Mackenzie, Charlie Silva, Bob Thornton, and Paul Parker deliver another incredible set.

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Steve Luciano and Friends

Recorded 6/19/2020

Joining Steve are Dan Jordan on sax; Ed Krout on B3 and Larry Hendrixson on drums.

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Cortez and Friends

Recorded 6/14/2020

Featuring Chris on guitar & vocals; Ed Krout on piano; Chuck Archard on bass; Alain Bradette on saxophone and Paul Parker on drums.

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Orlando Jazz Orchestra Septet 

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra presents their 7-piece orchestra for an afternoon of jazz.

Recorded 6/7/2020

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The Conglomerate  

Recorded 6/6/2020

The Orlando based jazz-funk-R&B fusion ensemble returns to the Bamboo for an inspired post-lockdown show.

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Jeff Rupert Quartet 

Recorded 6/5/2020

Featuring Jeff Rupert, Marty Morell, Ben Kramer, and Richard Drexler. 

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Per Danielsson Quartet

Per Danielsson, Chuck Archard, Tamara Danielsson, and Walt Hubbard

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Eddie Marshall and Friends

Featuring Eddie Marshall on sax & flute; Terry Bradds on guitar; Jeff Green on acoustic bass and special guests to be announced.

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Lakeside Chamber Players present True Blue

Blue Tango at Blue Bamboo in the year of Classic Blue. What serendipity! Our concert will also feature works by Haydn, Piazzolla and other great composers. 

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Cortez and Friends Let the Cats Out

Recorded 5/23/20

Featuring Chris on guitar & vocals; Ed Krout on piano; Chuck Archard on bass; Alain Bradette on saxophone and Paul Parker on drums.

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Jack Graham and Madeline Pots Songs and Stories - Moments

Featuring All Original Songs and Stories from Jesse James, Madeline Pots, Patrick Hagerman and Jack Graham.

"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is." Alan Watts

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Heather Thorn and Vivacity: Songs from the Front Porch

Featuring: Eddie Metz, Greg Zabel, John DePaola, Dave Mackenzie, Steve Luciano, and Suzy Park.

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Souljam 

Recorded 3/21/20

Featuring Will Keehner on bass; Anna Keehner on lead vocals & guitar; Patrick Williams on drums; Brandon Putzke on percussion and John Carpenter on guitar & vocals.

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Terri Binion and Beth McKee

Recorded 3/20/20

Terri Binion iand Beth Mckee team up for an emotional night of music.

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Ricky Sylvia and the Buzzcatz - Originals - Live

Recorded various events in 2019.  Running time - 18.23

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Scott Whitfield and Friends Live 4/25/2018

Recorded 2018

Running time 30:19

A reunion of old friends.  Dan Jordan, Walt Hubbard, Mark McKee, and Charlie Sylva join Scott for some great original music.

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