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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.


SOLD OUT - Blue Bamboo's 3rd Anniversary featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra

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

This show is sold out.

Celebrate our 3rd year with the band that started it all!

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra customizes their performance to include authentic selections from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and other such luminaries of the big band era.

Musical director, Greg Parnell, is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as many other bands. Greg takes what he has learned from performing with these groups and applies it to produce these musical tributes in an authentic and respectful manner. The orchestra is made up of the best jazz musicians in Central Florida.

http://www.orlandojazzorchestra.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bluebambooartcenter/videos/1945737822109071/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0XMjFzjeQ0

Souljam

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

Souljam is a rock/soul jam band 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.

The group plays select cover tunes in addition to writing and performing their own material. Even when playing material by other bands and writers, creativity and self expression lie at Souljam's core. They may hover within the parameters familiar to fans of classic rock or those acquainted with Phish, the Grateful Dead and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, but their listeners are stimulated by Souljam's new and exciting arrangements.

https://www.souljamband.com

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Cortez, Clermont & Archard

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

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

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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.

Well known to the Orlando scene, the Eddie Marshall Trio have been playing together for over 15 years. The trio consists of Eddie Marshall on sax & flute; Terry Bradds on guitar and Jeff Green on acoustic bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HtxB17jYZg

Funding for this event provided by the City of Winter Park.

Jack Graham & Friends

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

Join us for a night of music and friendship designed with your mind in mind.

Joining Jack Graham are Niki Om, Nandkishor Muley, Jordan Allen Christenot and Madeline Pots. The evening will also feature a special Movement Performance by Tisse Mallon and Light Magic by Jesse James.

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 many 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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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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Bill Allred Presents: 50 years of Trombone with The Dave Sheffield Trio

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

It will be a fun night full of trombonology, history, styles and flat out swing. Bill is one the finest and well respected trombonists in the world of jazz. He has appeared on over 50 recordings and has toured and recorded with some of the leading names of the jazz world. Bill Allred is an undisputed master.

The Dave Sheffield Trio provides support, featuring Dave on piano, Jeff Green on bass and Paul Parker on drums.

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Thursday Night Hang: Marco Bojorquez Band

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

Free admission!

Marco is one of the area's in demand bassists performing with Robotman, Chris Cortez, and many of Central Florida's top players.

Joining Marco are John Krasula on guitar; Carl Hamilton on drums; Jeremy Fratti on saxophone; and Joe Young IV on trumpet.

Check out some of Marco's bass work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMnmfmXmX58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mUVsW2cnt4

Funding for this event provided by the City of Winter Park.

Bassoon "n' Fiddle, a Symphonic Duo

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

Janet Harris on bassoon and Craig Hunting on fiddle perform Mozart & Beethoven to movie themes & Charlie Daniels and more...

Janet Harris is the Executive Director of Lakeside Chamber Players. She and her colleagues modeled the organization on such musician-run organizations as the London and Rotterdam philharmonics.

Ms. Harris is a highly sought after bassoonist and has performed with many orchestras across the region including The Florida Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as well as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Harris has held faculty positions at The Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton (her alma mater formerly known as The Harid Conservatory of Music), Saint Petersburg College, Eckerd College, and Clearwater Christian College. She has also performed with orchestras, opera companies, chamber and solo recitals throughout the United States, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Russia.

http://lcpclassical.com/

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Bobby Koelble Presents: A Night With Charlie DeChant & The Kings

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

Join one of Florida's hottest guitarists, Bobby Koelble, as he sits in with one of the greatest saxophone players of the past 40-plus years, "Mr. Casual" Charlie DeChant! Charlie and his local Orlando-based band, The Kings, will join Bobby in a mix of tunes from each artist's set list. Sitting in with Bobby and Charlie will be Steve Sienkiewicz on keyboards, Larry Jacoby on bass, and Randy Nichols on drums.

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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

Funding for this event provided by the City of Winter Park.

Blue Bamboo Varieties

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

Join Bakey and Betty & Julian Bond in an attempt to resuscitate vaudeville! Songs, magic, puppets and prizes.

Paul and Theresa Scavarda perform all over the world as Bakey and Betty. Paul is well known to Blue Bamboo audiences as the banjo/guitar player in Vivacity.

Julian Bond is a brilliant pianist performing at Epcot and all over central Florida, and is also a polished magician.

Join us for an old time, vaudeville, variety show. All ages welcome.

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Chris Cortez

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

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

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

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The Licorice Sticks Clarinet Orchestra

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

Internationally acclaimed LCO Orchestra presents: EMOTIONS - THE POWER OF MUSIC

Join artistic director, Rick Kissinger, as he leads his unique 25-piece chamber orchestra through an emotional roller coaster of music performing works by Ravel, Mendelssohn, Piazzola, Williams, Silvestri, Rossini, Mozart, and Mancini. If you are a fan of ALL genres of music, then you will LOVE this performance. So please join us for an afternoon of cultural enlightenment, audience interaction, and TONS of children and family fun!

https://freshpixelmedia.com/licorice-sticks-performance-downloads/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj0ZLDO3L04&t=36s

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Richard Drexler

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

This is the third of a series of four solo piano dates featuring Richard Drexler at the Blue Bamboo in 2019. Richard plans to play one composition by each of a list of his favorite pianists - Richie Beirach, Alan Broadbent, Billy Childs, Chick Corea, Bill Cunliffe, Wolfgang Dauner, Garry Dial, Bill Evans, Manfredo Fest, Clare Fischer, Jan Hammer, Herbie Hancock, Hampton Hawes, Eddie Haywood, Fred Hersch, Keith Jarrett, Bill Mays, Thelonious Monk, Duke Pearson, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Bobby Timmons, Ralph Towner, McCoy Tyner, Mal Waldron, Cedar Walton, Larry Willis and whoever else there's time for.

Richard Drexler is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer/arranger from Bloomington-Normal, IL. He has lived in central Florida since 1985.

After eleven years at the University of Central Florida and four years at Valencia College as an adjunct on their Jazz Studies faculties, he has moved into a full-time similar role at UCF (which also awarded him their first masters degree in music composition).

He has played on around 200 recordings; played piano in the Woody Herman Orchestra for over twenty years; was the bassist in trios of Kenny Drew Jr., Dick Hyman and others.

Richard's live duo recording with UCF Director of Jazz Studies, Jeff Rupert, placed high on all the national jazz radio tracking charts for most of 2017.

His main traveling gig for 16 years has been with electric bassist Jeff Berlin, with whom Richard plays both piano and acoustic bass. He has subbed with eleven Florida orchestras on seven instruments, plus in groups as diverse as Cheap Trick, Little Anthony & the Imperials and Saigon Kick; singers he has worked with include Mose Allison, Karrin Allyson, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Diahann Carroll, Vic Damone, Dena DeRose, Donovan, Bob Dorough, Connie Francis, Amy Grant, Al Jarreau, Frankie Laine, Idina Menzel, Mark Murphy, Freda Payne, Bernadette Peters, Mel Torme’ and Roseanna Vitro.

Richard assisted Peruvian guitarist/composer/producer Richie Zellon on much of the Songosaurus label catalog, fusing jazz and South American rhythms, with Alex Acuña, Gato Barbieri, Jerry Bergonzi, Paquito d’Rivera, Bob Mintzer, Claudio Roditi and others. His playing has been favorably reviewed in Down Beat, Jazz Improv, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and in dozens of online publications. Richard is one of just over a hundred players profiled in The New Face of Jazz, a Billboard (Random House) book by Cicily Janus with forewords by jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Miller and Sonny Rollins, and has played with 40 of the other featured players.

“I have heard the future of Jazz, and it is Richard Drexler.” – Eric Addeo, Joel Chriss and Co., Jazz Times Magazine, 2004.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COFK1y75MRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhoV1ZZ9ZsM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0k2uQSxmA0

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Thursday Night Hang! Steve Luciano Trio

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

Free admission!

Steve Luciano leads his swinging trio with Ron Mills on organ and Larry Hendrixson on drums!

Guitarist and educator, Steve Luciano has performed with many jazz musicians including, Charles Erland, George Morrow, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb and Adam Nussbaum. He has also performed with Donald O’Conner, Robert Goulet, Regis & Kathy Lee, Michael Feinstein, Billy Preston, Pebo Bryson and Brian McKnight.

Steve has participated in the television program “ Jazz Here and Now” for WCEU Public Television in Daytona Beach Florida, with one of his original compositions being aired. He has also been part of the pit orchestra for “The Broadway Series” at the Bob Carr performing arts center in Orlando, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Steve also wrote a jazz guitar method book for Alfred publishing entitled “Jazz Sounds for Guitar."

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnZ76CqJM_o

Funding for this event provided by the City of Winter Park.

Cortez, Clermont & Archard

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

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

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