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Please scroll to see upcoming events and purchase tickets.  Tickets are also available at the door.  We offer a 20% student or military discount.  Just present your student or military ID and purchase your ticket at the door or call ahead to reserve your seats.  Parking is available in our lot, the grassy lot across the street or in the paved lot directly to the West of us.  

Important!  If you have received free tickets from one of our sponsors, please call 407-636-9951 to reserve your seat.  We may not be able to guarantee your seat without a reservation.


New Program!  Community TicketsPlease 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.


Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez's solo show features selections from his many CDs and all time favorites from the Great American Songbook to the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Steely Dan and more!

An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Chris ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc... He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world. His recordings are critically acclaimed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3-weXQ_6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Jeff Rupert Quartet

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

Celestial Siren Songs with Jeff Rupert, Marty Morell, John O'leary, and Ben Kramer.

Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full-time professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Rupert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxqs5Fm3DGw

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Dan Jordan Quartet

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

Maestro Jordan always puts on a spellbinding show.

Dan Jordan has been an educator and musician since 1976. He has a flexible and common sense approach to teaching and playing. He was titled as Florida All State Jazz Band Tenor one for 1976-1977. He has taught at numerous schools including Rollins College and has performed with a multitude of renowned artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many more. He has performed on New York City Broadway, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and in countless other shows and productions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CmBIIjbhfI

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

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The Conglomerate

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

The Orlando based jazz-funk-R&B fusion ensemble returns to the Bamboo!

The group originated the Conglomerate Performance Series, a recurring concert series, that served as the debut for the collective, and drew a definitive line in the metaphoric sand separating them from the pack.

The Conglomerate comprises musicians and producers who have created and contributed to works by LaRue Howard, Hananeel, Jazmin Ghent; performed with Tye Tribbett, Haley Reinhart (American Idol), The American Gospel Choir, Sisaundra Lewis (The Voice) and Disney ensembles.

The band moves as a cohesive unit of old souls performing original music or standards with vivid passion and pure organic leanings that harken back to a time past.

https://youtu.be/7Ymp3pgUEfM

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Fusion Beat

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

Central Florida’s Latin Jazz super-group returns to the Bamboo!

Dimas Sanchez, leader of Fusion Beat, began playing percussion and drum set in Puerto Rico, where he was born. He started playing salsa music professionally at age 14 playing. Later on, other influences like Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican folkloric music started shaping his musical taste.

Dimas traveled to Florida in 1992 and immediately began working with rock, blues, jazz and Latin groups as a percussionist. Some of the artists with whom he has worked in Florida are Adalberto Santiago, Hector Casanova, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ismael Miranda, Marvin Santiago, Sophy, Akangana, Rico Monaco & Sol Sons, The Xavier Cougat Orchestra, Iba A Se, Opus Mundi and now with Fusion Beat and Trilogy Latin Jazz.

Fusion Beat performs a variety of musical styles such as Jazz, World Music, Latin and Funk. Their influences range from Puerto Rican, Afro‐Cuban, South American, New Orleans, Be‐Bop, European and different Jazz styles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9HWv0Il18Y

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez's solo show features selections from his many CDs and all time favorites from the Great American Songbook to the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Steely Dan and more!

An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Chris ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc... He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world. His recordings are critically acclaimed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3-weXQ_6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Bobby Koelble - Django Meets Bird

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

Bobby Koelble is a guitarist and teacher whose artistry ranges from straight-ahead jazz to heavy metal. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and was a member of the foundational death metal band Death. He also released four albums as the guitarist/vocalist/composer for the eclectic rock band Junkierush. Today, Koelble is a professor of Jazz guitar at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. He is guitarist for the Dave LaRue Band, The Absinthe Trio, and is a member of the hit jazz group "The Jazz Professors," who have released two Top Twenty Billboard Jazz albums to date. He has performed with Sam Rivers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson, Chris Potter, Larry Coryell, Kenny Drew Jr. and the finest jazz musicians in Central Florida.

Join Bobby for an all acoustic evening of music by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, and saxophonist Charlie Parker.

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1859054557444065/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kePgBB3f7b8

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Thursday Night Hang: Eddie Marshall Trio

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

Free admission!

A night of jazz with the Eddie Marshall Trio.

The trio consists of Eddie Marshall on sax & flute; Terry Brads on guitar and Jeff Green on acoustic bass.

Well known to the Orlando scene, the Eddie Marshall Trio have been playing together for over 15 years. You could say they've been rehearsing a long time for their debut performance at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts!

Terri Binion and Jack Graham

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

Orlando, Florida-based singer/songwriter Terri Binion and guitarist Jack Graham present a night of folk songs to classical guitar and then some!

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

"Two songs in and it was clear, Lucinda (Lucinda Williams) sang on this unknown's record because she understood that 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." -- Southern gothic songwriter, Film maker, author, artist, Jim White.

Guitarist Jack Graham plays Finger-style solos from the favorite parts of his life, mixed in with songs that have special meaning to him and a couple of stories. His history is a mix of 60's and 70's teenage band experiences, Classical Guitar Study and lots of backyards and firesides. He has been performing music and acting with Living Room Theater in 150+ Central Florida Living Rooms and 6 times right here at the Blue Bamboo. He has also performed at Orlando Cringe, Orlando Story Club and PechaKucha, as well as some short films.

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Nate Najar and Phill Fest present "Bossa Nova Guitars"

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

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. 2010 saw Najar release "Groove Me" on Woodward Avenue Records. A collaboration with Tony Award winning vocalist Melba Moore, "Groove Me" reached into the top 10 of the Billboard Jazz chart. A St. Petersburg, FL native who began playing guitar at age eight and considers Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Charlie Byrd his primary influences, Najar’s full length recordings on Candid Records – including 2012’s Blues For Night People: The Nate Najar Trio Remembers Charlie Byrd – earned him accolades from critics and influential jazz voices alike. Other recent recordings include 2014’s “Aquarela Do Brasil” and the swinging “This is Nate Najar” (2016). 2017’s “Christmas In December” marked Nate’s return to Woodward Avenue Records.

Phill Fest's background and training give his musicality a unique twist uncommon for his generation. He is a guitarist, vocalist, composer and instructor. Phill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently resides in Florida. Phill grew up in a musical family. His father is a recording artist and his mother a composer and music instructor. Phill was exposed to Brazilian and American Jazz right from the start. "I remember hangin' with Sergio Mendez backstage many times as a kid." His father, Manfredo Fest, was the Keyboardist and Music Director for Bossa Rio, the opening act for Brasil '66 for three years. Phill started guitar at age 16. Having already studied clarinet and violin, the 'six string' came easy. Phill studied at Music Tech of Minneapolis in '89. "My training is a combination of school and self-taught techniques."

Nate Najar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8S5ACbzWN0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9jLfiRaJ0

Phill Fest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h5MpsgTHqY

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez's solo show features selections from his many CDs and all time favorites from the Great American Songbook to the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Steely Dan and more!

An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Chris ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc... He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world. His recordings are critically acclaimed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3-weXQ_6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Peppino D'Agostino

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

A native of Italy, D’Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 33 years ago.

In 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar. The CD “Every Step of The Way” was awarded by Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine.

Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide. Top leading publishers such as Truefire, Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard and Acoustic Guitar Magazine Books have published his compositions and instructional methods.

To date Peppino has recorded 18 CD’s, performed in over thirty three countries at international festivals and concert halls. He has shared the stage with such greats as Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Roland Dyens, David Tanenbaum and many more.

D’Agostino’s simultaneous immersion in the classical guitar and rock worlds, has culminated in his most recent solo recording, Penumbra, a mix of sophisticated yet melodic compositions that are technically complex. Released by Mesa/Bluemoon, Penumbra includes two compositions written for D’Agostino by Latin Grammy Award winner and classical guitar legend Sergio Assad as well as original compositions by three great contemporary classical guitarists: Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna and Gyan Riley. You could arguably say that D’Agostino is the missing link between the Classical and the Acoustic guitar.

"Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He’s one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument. Plus, he’s a tone player. I love his sound…he gets the resin and the wood." ~Leo Kottke

The music Peppino creates is like him: generous, lyrical and abundant." ~Pierre Bensusan

http://www.peppinodagostino.com

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Beautiful Bobby Blackmon Band

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

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon is a dedicated blues musician based in Central Florida. His blues is a southern soul/blues style mixed with some R&B flavor.

Influences include BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, Buddy Guy, Johnnie Taylor, George Benson, etc.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bobby+blackmon&view=detail&mid=E587B3FD2E83D4C3A39FE587B3FD2E83D4C3A39F&FORM=VIRE

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Joe Survival Caruso

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

Joe Survival Caruso is an iconic blues musician hailing from New Orleans, LA. His style of blues is influenced by Louisiana, Texas and Chicago Blues.

As a national recording artist of Lakehouse Records and Publication, you can expect a bonafide blues experience. As band leader of The Joe Survival Caruso Band, he has traveled nationally and internationally sharing and wowing crowds with legendary artists Buddy Ace, Johnny Taylor, O.V.Wright, Denise LaSelle and John Lee Hooker.

Joe enjoys sharing his original compositions during his stage performances. He has three successful blues compilations: "You Never Had These Blues", "I've Got To Tell Somebody" and "I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive."

Joining Joe is blues vocalist Miss Bootsy Taylor, a lovely soulful artist from Boston, MA. Together, Joe and Bootsy explore songs reminiscent of great artists like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Ike 'n Tina Turner.

https://www.lakehouserecords.com/joe-survival-caruso

https://www.facebook.com/JoeSurvivalCaruso/

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Robbin The Bank

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

Robbin the Bank features high voltage hammered dulcimer player Robyn Rogers accompanied by upright bass, guitar/banjo and fiddle. Together the quartet brings traditional instruments pushing the envelope in musical styles and entertainment. The band specializes in progressive Celtic, classical, swing, show tunes and classic rock.

Stand-up bass by Todd Maynard, plus uniquely arranged banjo and guitar work by Wayne Rogers, utilizing alternate tunings and percussive claw hammer techniques.

Violin/fiddle is delightfully inserted by Brevard’s acclaimed fiddle instructor, Kricket Moros.

Robbin’ the Bank has won first place in Buskerfest 2017 and performs at national festival performances and parties, both public and private.

Join us for an evening of musical fascination!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ip50FCfobbc

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7OxcXFTak6o

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez Trio

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

Free admission!

An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Chris Cortez ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc... He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world.

The always joyful Chuck Archard is an accomplished bassist, composer and educator. His original works have been played on all of the major television networks as well as HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and thirty international markets. His music has been used in numerous motion pictures including, Career Girls, Substance Of Fire and Santa, Jr. He is the author of two of the best selling bass instruction books, "Building Bass Lines" and "No Brainer Bass" published by Alfred, Inc. and has had two articles published in Bass Player Magazine. Chuck is an in demand studio musician playing on more than one hundred CDs, national television commercials and is the bassist for Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard educational publications. He has performed and recorded with many artists including, Isaac Hayes, Larry Coryell, Peter Erskine, Danny Gottlieb, Mike Wofford, Holly Hoffman, Al Vizzuti, Romero Lubambo, Helio Alves and Gene Bertoncini and has performed on network and international television shows.

Drummer extraordinaire, Marc Clermont, is also a vocalist, solo performer, guitarist, percussionist and CEO of Airtight Music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3-weXQ_6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYjbXg_D8Y

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1772161886133333/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UI0n-OWkuc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

Carol Stein & Friends w/Charlie Silva

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

Carol was born in Miami, Florida - where she began her classical piano studies at the age of 4. Her travels as a musician have spanned the globe from Carnegie Hall, New York, to the Montreux Palace in Switzerland, The Oasis Lounge in Hong Kong and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Carol enjoys composing as well as spontaneous arranging of pieces during a live performance. She may take a child’s melody and turn it “inside-out” in the style of Mozart, and then into a bossa nova, and end up with a Duke Ellington swing.

Carol first started playing with Charlie Silva, on bass, at Rosie O'Grady's back in the day. She loves how Charlie will play any tune in any key with a solid bass line groove.

www.carolstein.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwtzxG079QA

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Thursday Night Hang: Dave Sheffield Trio

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

Free admission!

The trio has been performing together for almost 30 years, and the group is regarded as one of the finest jazz trios in the central Florida area. The group features Dave on piano, Jeff Green on bass, and Don Sanderson on drums. This is an authentic jazz trio with repertoire consisting of standards from the American song book. The group can easily crossover from easy listening dinner music, to hard bebop.

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSpwIdyH2vs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFEbN29QuE&list=PLwC75S-CTNSCBF7Rkkf6VLFVLySBTmO4G