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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.


Allan Harris

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

Allan Harris will perform songs from his new album, The Genius of Eddie Jefferson. Swinging, hip and always romantic, whether putting his own stamp on standards, the blues or soulful originals, this multi award winning jazz vocalist and guitarist has been described as a “protean talent” by the NY Times and a “Rising Star” by DownBeat.

https://www.allanharris.com/home

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Jeff Rupert Quartet

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

Tonight Jeff and his group play classics from Broadway and the Silver screen!

Featuring Jeff on saxophone, Marty Morell on drums, Richard Drexler on piano and Ben Kramer on bass.

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

Each month Dr Rupert presents a unique program of jazz standards, infused with his unique perspective as a player in many of the legendary bands that made them famous. His stints as a sideman with some of jazz' luminaries like Benny Carter, Dianne Shuur, Mel Torme, and Ray Drummond lend authenticity to the proceedings, and Jeff discusses his time with the masters as part of the program. As informative as it is entertaining.

Jeff's sidemen have also shared the stage with the best of the best of this genre. Marty Morell performed as part of the famed Bill Evans trio, and Richard Drexler's resume reads like a who's who of the genre. Every show is a master class. Varied guest artists add to the variety.

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

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

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Dan Jordan Quartet - Song For My Father

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

Maestro Jordan always puts on a spellbinding show.

Daniel has been a succesful musician since 1976. He has a flexible and common sense approach to music and playing jazz. His musical studies began at Seminole Community College under the guidance of professor Bill Hinkle. By 1980, Daniel joined the newly formed Altamonte Jazz Ensemble and was featured soloist along with other soloists—trumpeter Bruce Staelens and saxophonist Scott Silbert. Daniel is the creator of "Journey Through Jazz", a nationally distributed educational video, which helps young music students to understand and appreciate all types of music and "Jazz".

Being close friends, Daniel along with Bruce Staelens and trombonist John Allred, ventured to New York City to further their musical careers. His selected musical highlights include touring with Maynard Ferguson for two years, performing in two broadway shows—"The Producers" and "42nd Street". He also toured with Natalie Cole as featured soloist for three years. Over the years Daniel Jordan has performed with and for Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra Jr, Wayne Newton, Doc Severenson, Billy Eckstein, The Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, and Woody Herman.

His television and recording experience includes touring with Paul Anka, at the Montreal Jazz Festival, a tour with Natalie Cole on live television in Italy, Germany, Poland and France.

Other recordings include "Live From Birdland" with Scott Whitfield, "Storm" and "Live at the Great American Music Hall" with Maynard Ferguson, plus with various artists, "Live From Pleasure Island". He has performed on New York City Broadway, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and in countless other shows and productions.

Featuring Bob Thornton - piano; Richard Drexler - bass; Walt Hubbard - drums

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

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

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Michelle Mailhot - 80's Reimagined

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

Michelle Mailhot and friends 80s Reimagined

Orlando’s preeminent vocalist, Michelle Mailhot is also in demand as an arranger, adjudicator and clinician. Michelle has performed extensively at Walt Disney World and on several Disney recordings. She tours and performs with the Drama Desk Award winning group Toxic Audio. Her cabaret show “A Tribute to Johnny Mercer” was presented in 2010 to sold-out houses at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, Florida.

Mailhot has performed and/or recorded with Bobby McFerrin, the Billy Taylor Trio, Mel Torme, Max Roach, Sheila Jordan, Sandy Patti, Thomas Dolby, Don Shelton of the Hi-Lo’s and Liza Minelli.

For this event, Michelle is presenting hits from the 1980s with a group of esteemed musicians, in the style of Dirty Loops. For those who are unfamiliar, Dirty Loops are a Swedish trio who reinvent pop tunes with an aggressive, jazz-fusion approach, elevating what is sometimes considered frivolous material, beyond its original scope. In the last few years their videos went viral, prompting millions of views and leading to a record contract and world tour with the Grammy winning producer David Foster.

Adopting the Dirty Loops concept, Michelle and company present 80s hits, but with their own bold approach to expanding those songs beyond their original version. It promises to be a night filled with delightful surprises. Remember your favorite songs in a whole new way.

featuring: Chuck Archard, Marc Clermont, Ed Krout, and special guest Chris Cortez.

http://michellemailhot.com

http://www.dirty-loops.com/video/

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission! Chris Cortez performs his solo show. Full of surprises from his many CD releases 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

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

Patrick Moraz

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

Patrick Moraz- Future Memories- Solo Piano

Patrick Moraz is a Swiss musician, film composer and songwriter, best known for his tenures as keyboardist in the rock bands Yes and The Moody Blues.

Born in Morges into a musical family, Moraz learned music at a young age and studied at the Lausanne Conservatory. He began a music career in the 1960s as a jazz musician, performing with his quartet and quintet that performed across Europe and won several awards. In 1969, he formed the short lived progressive rock group Mainhorse and started work scoring films.

He formed Refugee in 1974 and recorded one album before he joined Yes that year. Moraz stayed with them until 1976; during this time he started a solo career with his first album, The Story of I (1976). Moraz joined The Moody Blues in 1978 and left in 1991. Since then, he has worked on various solo projects.

Patrick performs a wide scope of styles and periods from his solo career, including "Story of I" to "Future Memories."

Patrick's concert includes live improvisations, conversations and reflections from his solo work and his work with Yes and the Moody Blues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RF5iavPeKU

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

Mark Zauss

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

Mark is internationally recognized as a trumpet soloist, clinician and recording artist. He is a full time trumpet player for Walt Disney World at the Magic Kingdom with the Main Street Philharmonic. He also performs over 100 events annually with his own bands. Mark is also an artist for the Schilke Corporation for his trumpet and Warburton Music Products for his mouthpiece.

Mark performs a wildly diverse spectrum of musical styles including: be-bop, straight ahead jazz, big band, Dixieland, commercial, and studio lead trumpet. His professionalism and good nature enable him to reach across any boundary to effectively educate and inspire any audience.

Joining Mark for tonight's concert are Jeff Phillips on piano; Doug Mathews on bass; Greg Parnell on drums and Jonathan Cestero on saxophone.

http://markzauss.com/

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Corey Paul Cortet + 2

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

Young trombonist Corey Paul was the recipient of the Central Florida Jazz Society’s scholarship, and he performs with The Orlando Jazz Orchestra, Michael Andrew, Phoenix Big Band, and Vivacity players. He also leads his own groups, and performs at Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal.

Rounding out Corey’s group are brothers, Ethan Bailey Gould (guitar) and Ashton Bailey Gould (drums), Greg Zabel on bass. Dave MacKenzie (woodwinds) and John DePaola (trumpet) join the group as special guests.

Join the Corey Paul Cortet for an afternoon of jazz standards with original arrangements and original compositions.

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Tuesday Night Sessions: Chris Cortez

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

Free admission!

Chris Cortez performs his solo show. Full of surprises from his many CD releases 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

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

Enjoy a night of jazz and more with the Bobby Koelble Trio.

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.

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

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Betty Fox Band

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

Ms Fox returns to the Bamboo with her soulful, sultry, bluesy mix.

With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Betty Fox has come a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent. The 2015 representative of the Suncoast Blues Society, an International Blues Challenge Finalist, and 2 time winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, she is truly proving herself a force to be reckoned with.

The Betty Fox Band has competed in the International Blues Challenge making it to the finals 8 of 150 bands! They have opened for such artists such as Mavis Staples, Lucky Peterson, Jimmy Thackery, Marcia Ball, Southern Hospitality, and The Meter Men, for crowds amassing over 6,000 screaming fans! As many will tell you, you definitely don't want to miss this one of a kind musical experience!

Featuring Josh Nelms on guitar, Barry Williams on bass, and Tony Cintron on drums.

https://www.bettyfox.net

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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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West of Staley

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

Since its formation in 2014, jazz combo West of Staley has performed throughout their home state of Illinois, and also in Missouri, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Characterized by a polished, high-energy style, West of Staley includes some of the nation's most accomplished young jazz musicians. The group's CD "You Gotta Start Somewhere" has received radio play in major markets such as Atlanta, San Francisco, Milwaukee, and Dublin, Ireland.

West of Staley co-founder Max Hubbard (alto sax) received the award for top alto performance at the 2017 Essentially Ellington festival in New York. This year, Max has been named a YoungArts winner, and he performed at the 2018 Grammy Awards after party as part of the Grammy in the Schools Jazz Band.

Chris Mondak (bass), also a co-founder of West of Staley, studies with jazz legends Cecil McBee and Dave Holland at the New England Conservatory. Chris's aggressive style is reminiscent of that of Charles Mingus. Chris is a past member of the Jazz Band of America, and a fellow at the Brubeck Institute.

John D’Amico has been playing guitar since he was five years old. After first honing his skills at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, John enrolled in the Berklee College of Music. John has had the good fortune to study with several outstanding instructors, including Julian Lage, Eric Krasno, Peter Mazza, and Richie Hart.

A native of Rostov, Russia, drummer Ilya Blazh began his music studies at the Kim Nazaretov Jazz School. Ilya is continuing his studies at the Berklee College of Music. He is excited about visiting Florida and performing with West of Staley.

https://www.reverbnation.com/westofstaley

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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.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGBidlInE4

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

https://bluebamboomusic.com/music

John DePaola Quintet

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

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

Joining John are: Dave Mackenzie on saxophone, Charlie Silva on bass, Walt Hubbard on drums. Pianist TBD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi04GHdfxHM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc8G5CIxsyE

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