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

 

 

 

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.


The Right Stuff featuring Suzy Park

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

THE RIGHT STUFF is an Orlando-based jazz band led by drummer Ron Cangro and features Suzy Park on lead vocals.

THE RIGHT STUFF plays a wide variety of classic and modern jazz along with upbeat blues, latin, funk and pop songs along with originals of their own.

http://www.therightstuffjazz.com/gallery/

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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.

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

https://www.johndepaolamusic.com/

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Allan Vache Quartet

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

Clarinetist Allan Vache has performed many professional engagements with such jazz greats as: Bobby Hackett, Wild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Erwin, Gene Krupa, Dick Hyman, Max Kaminsky, Clark Terry, Dick Wellstood, Ed Hubble, Cliff Leeman, Bob Haggart, Jack Lesberg, Lionel Hampton, Bob Wilber and many others. He also made numerous appearances with his brother Warren Vaché, Jr.

Having toured in Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Switzerland, Allan continues to work as a freelance artist in the Orlando area as well as appearing at many concerts and festivals in the U.S. and around the world.

Rounding out the Quartet are Walt Hubbard on drums, Charlie Silva on bass and Mark McKee on piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr1L6H0Q2U8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gaWT5iKRSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453TjTrzn5M

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Mark Dawson

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

On November 24 at 8pm, Mark Dawson, bass player and lead singer of the classic pop group The Grass Roots, will perform his original music, as well as varied selections presented in his own 'Dawson-ized' way, in an acoustic and intimate environment at The Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts. Plus, you'll be treated to several of Mark's musical friends as they perform on the show that night as well, You never know who's going to show up.

Order your tickets now for the 2nd Annual "Mark Dawson and Friends Holiday Concert"​. It sold out last year...don't wait for that to happen! And remember, there will also be a charity auction with your chance to win an autographed guitar signed by all the artists who perform, in addition to a "meet and greet" with all the artists after the show.

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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

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

Jeff Rupert Quartet

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

Join us for a fabulous night of jazz!

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 Brads on guitar and Jeff Green on acoustic bass.

Central Florida Jazz Society Presents Birth of the Cool

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

Trumpeter Matt Mill presents the music from "Birth of the Cool", the classic recording by Miles Davis.

Enjoy the warm sounds of this nine piece ensemble performing music composed by Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, Denzil Best and others.

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

Jason Marsalis Quartet

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

From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.

With each passing year Jason Marsalis continues to grow and develop as both a composer and performer. With a fire in his heart and a passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and the command he possesses over his music is clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.

Read more about Jason's musical journey and contributions here: http://jasonmarsalis.com/about/biography/

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay for this event.

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Bobby Koelble Band

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

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

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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Diane Marino Quartet

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

Joining Diane are: Don Aliquo – sax & flute; Frank Marino – bass and Greg Parnell – drums

“Diane Marino is an unusually unique talent- great pianist, vocalist and arranger” – Les Davis, Real Jazz-Sirius/XM

When you combine an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino.

Diane was born in Manhattan, NYC. She started her early piano training of classical studies and jazz improvisation from the age of 10. Diane graduated from NYC’S ‘Famed’ High School for the Performing Arts and later received her B.M. degree from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan as a piano performance major where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia.

In her over 35 year career, Diane has performed Great American Song Book, Traditional jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz to captivated audiences in jazz venues, performing arts centers and festivals such as Birdland – NYC, Blues Alley – D.C., Vitello’s Jazz Club – L.A., Arts Garage-Del Ray Beach, Twins Jazz-D.C., Nighttown-Cleveland, Heidi’s Jazz Club-Cocoa Beach, Trumpets Jazz Club -NJ, Germantown Performing Arts Center, The Metropolitan Room-NYC, Bethesda Blues & Jazz – D.C to name a few.

M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded six CD’s- all of which have received widespread airplay and critical acclaim.

Soul Serenade”-The Gloria Lynne Project (2018) is the newest release by Diane Marino in which she presents an album of rarely heard and totally refreshing songs made popular by the great Jazz-Soul/Jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne. Diane has recorded and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Ralph Lalama, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others.

“Marino has an exceptional ability to enunciate a lyric clearly, and her timing fits that of a piano player, making the note hit just the right place for the most swinging effect” ‐ Jazz Weekly.com

“The collaboration of Marino & Person for “Loads of Love” is a winning combination and a step in the right direction for traditional jazz. A gorgeous collection of blues influenced ballads & love songs” – Eric Harabadian – Jazz Inside Magazine

Please visit Diane’s website for her music, live videos and downloadable EPK and additional info: www.dianemarino.com

Direct Link to EPK: http://dianemarino.com/epk

Youtube: www.youtube.com/dianemarino

http://dianemarino.com/read-what-the-critics-are-saying/

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Jonathan Baptiste and The Urban Intellectuals

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

Jonathan Baptiste is a bassist/composer, and native of Orlando, Florida. Raised in church, his roots are predominantly in Gospel. He attended Polk State College's music program, where he received the Marie Ann Golden and the Polk County Cultural Arts Scholarships. Jonathan is currently a Junior in UNF's Jazz Studies Program, where he is the recipient of the American Music Scholarship and Weinstein Memorial Scholarship in Leadership. This past year, he received the Most Outstanding Musician of the Year award at the UNF School of Music.

Jonathan is the 2018 Northeast Florida Jazz Association Jazz Scholarship Recipient. Outside of school, he is a music teacher at Ulysses Owens' Don't Miss A Beat Music Academy and Jacksonville Arts and Music School. He is also a freelance musician, having played with the likes of 2x Grammy Award winning Saxophonist Tivon Pennicott, Sofija Knezevic, Terry "Doc" Handy, Daniel D, Marcus Printup, Riza Printup, Nat Adderley, Jr., Jon Irabagon, Charenee Wade, Patrick Bartley, Jamison Ross, Fred Wesley, Alyson Williams, John Lumpkin and International Gospel Recording Artist, Lisa McClendon and others.

Recently, Jonathan received the great honor of being chosen by the legendary jazz trombonist Teddy Adams, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as a Future of Jazz recipient. He and the other recipients were honored at the Savannah Heritage Festival. He performed with Teddy in a featured concert honoring the great bassist Ben Tucker and his music. Jonathan has also played with his band, The Urban Intellectuals at the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

https://www.jonathanbaptiste.com/media

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A Vivacity Christmas - 3:00 p.m.

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

First show: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Second show: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (See separate ticket link for the 7:00 p.m. show.)

A Vivacity Christmas featuring Xylophonist Heather Thorn & special guest Australian/NYC based saxophonist Adrian Cunningham. Vivacity brings you the ultimate holiday spirit event with music that warms the heart and fills the room with Christmas joy. Sing along to beloved holiday classics for all ages! Adrian Cunningham is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and world traveller. Originally from Sydney Australia and now based in New York, he is proving to be one of his country's top exports. With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in Jazz. Proof of this is in the company he keeps, having recently recorded with Jazz luminaries Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, and Ted Rosenthal with his latest recording Jazz Speak (Arbors), which broke the top 20 in the US national Jazzweek charts. Adrian performs with Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars, and from 2014-2017 he led the saxophone section with the Grammy-award winning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, a 1920s-swing orchestra in New York City. Cunningham has been called “indispensable” to New York jazz.

http://vivacitymusic.com/videos/

A Vivacity Christmas - 7:00 p.m.

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

First show: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Second show: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (See separate ticket link for the 3:00 p.m. show.)

A Vivacity Christmas featuring Xylophonist Heather Thorn & special guest Australian/NYC based saxophonist Adrian Cunningham. Vivacity brings you the ultimate holiday spirit event with music that warms the heart and fills the room with Christmas joy. Sing along to beloved holiday classics for all ages! Adrian Cunningham is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and world traveller. Originally from Sydney Australia and now based in New York, he is proving to be one of his country's top exports. With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in Jazz. Proof of this is in the company he keeps, having recently recorded with Jazz luminaries Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, and Ted Rosenthal with his latest recording Jazz Speak (Arbors), which broke the top 20 in the US national Jazzweek charts. Adrian performs with Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars, and from 2014-2017 he led the saxophone section with the Grammy-award winning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, a 1920s-swing orchestra in New York City. Cunningham has been called “indispensable” to New York jazz.

http://vivacitymusic.com/videos/

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

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