1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park, Florida  Phone: 407-636-9951

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Please click on the individual events to learn more and purchase tickets.  Tickets are also available at the door, if the show has not sold out.  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 representatives, please call 407-636-9951 to reserve your seat.  We may not be able to guarantee your seat without a reservation.


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! Beth McKee and Her Funky Time Band

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

This show has sold out.

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.

http://bethmckee.com/

Bobby Koelble presents - When Jimi Met Miles

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

Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis were considering a collaboration at the time of JImi's death. We're going to imagine what that might have sounded like, also with a re-imagining of some of Jimi's classic tunes in a jazz setting.

Featuring Greg Little (trumpet), Keegan Matthesw (keys), Matt Lapham (bass), Walt Hubbard (drums) and Ito Colon (percussion).

This event was previously scheduled for 9/4 and has been moved due to Hurricane Dorian. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please stay safe!

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Motown...Pride of the Motor City featuring Greta Pope & The Spaniels Forever

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

Back by Popular Demand - MOTOWN…Pride of the Motor City!

Don’t miss this exciting National Touring Act as it makes its encore appearance at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park, Florida!

What are people saying about Greta Pope’s MOTOWN…Pride of the Motor City?

“Brought back so many wonderful memories. Many thanks to Greta and the guys!” - David Lieberman

“I couldn’t sit still! They did all of the great old song from the 1960’s. Just fantastic!” - Linda Hopkins

We had a fun “Girl’s Motown Night.” Cocktails and dinner, followed by more cocktails, lots of giggles and a dynamic performance! After the concert we sang for our Uber driver. He said that we made his night. Everyone loves Motown! Great fun.” - Susan Block

“My wife and I have seen several of Greta’s shows and they never disappoint. MOTOWN…Pride of the Motor City is no exception. This show is a must see! - Peter van der Sloot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43W3KVaPQZY

For more info visit www.gretapope.com

VIP Table Seating includes a photo with Greta and the band and a signed Greta Pope CD: $35.00

General Admission: $25.00 Student/Military: $20.00

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.

Carol Stein Band

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

Come join us for an elegant and entertaining evening of music in a tribute to the great jazz vocalist, Anita O’Day, "The Jezebel of Jazz!”

Carol Stein and Friends Jazz Band have been performing together for over 25 years perform together on the “The Jazz Lady” recording. Each gifted musician has traveled and performed all over the world.

Carol Stein is an acclaimed pianist, entertainer, vocalist, composer: performing a variety of musical genres from jazz to classical or musicals and cabarets to pub songs. Throughout her career, she has lived, performed and traveled around the globe from Switzerland to Hong Kong to New York and in between. Carol has been the guest solo artist with various orchestras and has been a musician for the Walt Disney company for over 29 years. She is the resident musician at the Rose and Crown Pub at the UK Pavilion in EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Eddie Marshall is a saxophonist / flutist from Southern California moving to Florida in the mid 1970’s. Eddie is well known as a versatile multi-instrumentalist who has performed Broadway Shows, numerous orchestras for acts like Moody Blues, Kansas, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Smokey Robinson, Maureen McGovern, and many more. Known for his consummate professionalism and talents, he can perform solo shows, small ensembles, Big Bands, as well as performing with Symphonic orchestras. He runs Time Out Productions, and has performed over twenty years at Disney, Universal, the Villages, Blue Bamboo, and almost every venue in existence in Central Florida. He is also a member of Wings of Sound.

Charlie Silva is a sought after and in demand Bassist; respected by musicians all over for his natural groove and boundless repertoire! He has the ability to lay down the musical pulse of a tune and keep the movement flowing in every genre of music; from blazing swing and latin tempos to the laid back beat of a sultry ballad. He studied at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California and studied jazz improvisation with Ray Brown, (Trumpet player) and continued his professional journey performing on cruise ships. Charlie has performed in the orchestra and jazz ensembles in Central Florida and around the world.

Barry Smith on Drums is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. Known for his exquisite stylings on drums, he can provide both the swinging drive for a big band and the sensitive rhythmic pulse for ballads and small combos. Barry received his Bachelor of Music Degree from North Texas State University. Since 1982, Barry has been based in the Orlando area as a free-lance musician and performing for Walt Disney World in production shows and conventions. Barry has performed in festivals, on tours, and in concerts and clubs with artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Ira Sullivan, Marian McPartland, Rob McConnell, Bobby Shew, and Debbie Boone. A variety of recording work has included live television series such as the New Original Amateur Hour. Barry is on the faculty at Valencia and Daytona State Colleges, and has served as Assistant Professor of Music at Florida State University.

More about Carol here: http://carolstein.com/

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The Phoenix Collective Presents Its Premier Concert

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

Join us for an afternoon of original contemporary compositions by members of the Phoenix Collective, an organization supporting performance opportunities for women composers. Sharon Omens, Kathy Sakson and Rebekah Todia will present compositions in genres including modern classical, jazz and art song. Performers include renowned local artists Rose Grace, Pepina Dell-Olio, Dana Tolan, Mauricio Cespedes, Abigail Collins, Julie Batman and many more.

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Jeff Rupert Quartet

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

Join us for a fabulous night of jazz with Jeff on saxophone, Marty Morrell on drums, Ben Kramer on bass and Richard Drexler on piano.

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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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

Bobby Koelble Band

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.

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

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

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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

Baroque Chamber Orchestra

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

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Maitland returns to the Bamboo!

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra brings string players from the Maitland Symphony Orchestra together to put the best works of the Baroque period on today's stage. The Orchestra is the newest musical group of Performing Arts Matters.

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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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Dan Jordan Quartet

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

Saxophonist/flutist Dan 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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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