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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.


Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci

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

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX, featuring Chieli Minucci, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Anastasia, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim, and many others. Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.

http://chielimusic.com/

Note: Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts members must pay full price for this event>

New Year's Eve with CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion

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

CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion has been captivating the globe with original, live music for more than 16 years. Their blend of blues, soul and roots music uplifts and inspires audiences with messages of hope, love and the belief that anything is possible. They pride themselves on providing incredible live music experiences that transcend cultural and generational barriers.

The funkiest musicians to ever touch the stage, Soul Kamotion is the smooth and passionate Chris Baptiste (keys & MD); the creative and innovative Terrell Kimble (bass); the ever-so-rhythmic James Adkins (drums) and the multi-talented Lavon Rushing (guitar). They have, as their song 90 Mph suggests, one gear – high energy. Lead singer, CeCe Teneal is an award-winning, undeniable talent whom both critics and fans call “a musical force to be reckoned with.” Her achievements in the industry over the past decade are certainly a testament to that view.

Includes hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight.

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

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Tom Hook and the Terrier Brothers

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

Classic New Orleans R&B, vintage rock and oldies.

The Terrier Brothers were formed in 1987 in Orlando, FL to perform at Church Street Station's Orchid Garden and Lil' Darlin's Rock and Roll Palace. Concentrating on the vintage pop and rock of the 50's and 60's, the group composed of Tom Hook, Eddie Metz, Bobby Durham, and Brent Kinser. They appeared on stage with dozens of the great acts of the Rock and Roll era. Twenty six years later they are still performing together at music festivals in Europe and the United States.

https://www.tomhook.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcPorIL7_iQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1zMv4nIk7k

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Max Hatt/Edda Glass

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

Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and a "unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR Mountain Stage), comprised of Glass's unmistakable voice and Hatt's epic guitar landscapes. Their award-winning original compositions and wistful interpretations of Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova have taken them coast-to-coast from New York City's Lincoln Center to NPR Mountain Stage and Sundance Film Fest. "Bossa Nova has these infectious rhythms, this street energy," says Glass, “yet it was originally sung for a few friends in tiny Rio de Janeiro apartments. The melodies are so exacting and sophisticated, yet they sound as easy and natural as humans whispering to one another." Praised for her "impeccable vocal command" (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holliday, Glass's voice is ultimately "one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco). Together with Glass's literate lyrics, Max Hatt / Edda Glass evoke the grandeur of the western landscape as easily as the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep.

Hatt and Glass started playing together in Montana, where Hatt had a jazz trio and Glass had a knack for singing Brazilian Portuguese. Glass sat in on songs like "Girl from Ipanema" and they soon became the state's only Bossa Nova band, honing their original material on the side. On long drives between Bossa Nova gigs, Glass wrote lyrics to Hatt's solo guitar compositions: "Max's compositions are so cinematic," she recalls, "and you look out the window and it's like the camera's panning for you, over these enormous landscapes, and you start expecting something to happen— a story to begin." This highway collaboration took them all the way to New York City at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where the two unknowns won the 2014 Grand Prize of the International NPR Mountain Stage / NewSong Competition. It was there that their songs of migrating geese, dispossessed tribes, and love in the wheat fields captured the attention of their future producer, Pat Sansone of Wilco. “I was mesmerized from the first moment I heard them," Sansone recalls. "They have the ability to create a deep sonic landscape with only voice and guitar, with songs that poses a mysterious and soulful magic."

Hatt grew up in the Chicago-land area, studied jazz guitar in the David Baker program at Indiana University, and has taken classes with Pat Metheny, Julian Lage, and Lee Retinour. The daughter of a jazz trombonist and a music aficionado, Glass was likewise steeped in jazz, and learned to sing in Portugues through obsessive teenage listening to an obscure Nara Leão album (followed by the famous Getz/Gilberto). With other influences ranging from Neil Young to Pat Metheny, Jim Jarmusch to Casablanca, J.D. Salinger to Icelandic poetry, the duo truly creates "a unique sound harmoniously forged from seemingly disparate elements," (Larry Groce of NPR Mountain Stage). They are still based in the west, in Sante Fe, NM, O'Keefe country and home of the green chili.

Presskit: http://maxhatteddaglass.com/presskit

Photos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LOhsw_wOII9syNbBznGLG0oSCLXcMzjT

Videos: Brazilian & Jazz on MT-PBS: https://youtu.be/ErzLlOrDmr8

Clips from Lincoln Center and album produced by Wilco's Pat Sansone: https://youtu.be/wp2R7ZFBLkI

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Johny Carlsson and The Megabones

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

PAT GULLOTTA – Trombone - Pat plays his trombone in a wide variety of styles via studio recordings, concerts, conventions and show productions. He has performed with several well-known artists including Natalie Cole, Don Henley, Wayne Newton, and many more. Pat is featured soloist for The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and has appeared at many blues and jazz festivals around the U.S. and Europe. Currently Pat is performing with The BB King All Stars, Pat’s intensity and signature sound is truly one of a kind.

RICK ABBOTT - Trombone - Rick attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a Music Theory and Composition major. He was a member of the Chattanooga Symphony from 1977 - 1982 and with the DuPont World’s Fair Band in 1983. In 1984 Rick moved to Jacksonville, FL and performed with the Jack Heard Big Band as well as with his own jazz quartet from 1984 to 1986. He was a full time musician at Disney World from 1986 to 2010. Rick has performed with Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and many more. He's been a Broadway show musician for many years in the Orlando and Tampa areas and currently works with the band "Rocky & The Rollers.”

HAROLD “H” JOHNSON - Trombone - “H” has a BA from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Music Education from the Metropolitan State College. From 1972 until 1981, when he joined Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, “H” had worked, first as Principal Trombone in the Community Arts Symphony, Denver, CO as well as in Dixieland bands in NYC and in FL and on cruises. With Disney he has worked in a variety of venues from The Walt Disney World Band (Leader/Asst. Conductor) to Director of Entertainment of the Church Street Station, as well as, leader and front man for the Rosie O’Grady’s Goodtime Jazz Band. “H” is presently a longstanding member and leader of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra.

COREY PAUL – Trombone - Corey has a Jazz Studies degree from the University of Central Florida and is currently making his living as a musician at Disney World, with the Dr Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, and freelancing all over the state. Corey's performed with many famous talents such as Ariana Grande and Seal during his time in Orlando.

WILL NESTLER – Bass Trombone - Will Nestler, a native of Lake Wales, FL, began his music studies at The Harrison School of Performing Arts in Lakeland. He continued as a performance major at The University of Central Florida & The University of South Florida, where he studied Tuba, Euphonium, Bass & Tenor Trombone. Currently, Will performs at Walt Disney World with the Main Street Philharmonic, and in The Candlelight processional. He also performs with various touring Broadway shows, including The Lion King and Wicked, as well as numerous Symphony Orchestras. He has performed with Michael Feinstein, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and a variety of other headliners. One of his greatest joys is being a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra where he plays bass trombone.

JOHNY CARLSSON – Piano - Bandleader, composer, arranger, Johny, born and raised in Sweden, living in Mount Dora, FL, is a retired businessman who turned his passion for jazz into a new career. In 1993 - in New York City - he was “rediscovered” by some Swedish jazz major graduate students from The Manhattan School of Music and The New England Conservatory of Music, respectively. NYC and the young players inspired him to pick up his playing again (after a 25+ years long intermission). He moved with his wife, Raija, to Citrus Hills, FL, in 1996. Johny is very active and sought after both when heading his own trio playing every Friday in the historic Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, FL, and as a sideman appreciated by fellow musicians and jazz fans all around Central Florida. He has his own trio also in Sweden and performs every summer in Scandinavia at jazz festivals, concerts and recording dates with local “big name” jazz musicians and vocal groups. “The MegaBones” is a lifelong dream of Johny’s. He has composed and arranged all their music.

CHARLIE SILVA - BASS - Charlie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. He started playing bass in his early teens and attended Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA where he studied with trumpet player Ray Brown. Charlie has worked with celebrities like Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Rich Little and many more. Among jazz players he has backed up you will find Clark Terry, Mel Lewis, Buddy Tate, Buddy De Franco, Allen and Warren Vaché, Ken Peplowski and numerous others. Charlie is one of the most sought after bass players in Florida. He has played in the Buddy Morrow (Tommy Dorsey) and Woody Herman Orchestras, and locally with Terry Myers Orchestra, Bill and John Allred, Don Scaletta and many others and also on many jazz cruises.

BARRY SMITH - DRUMS - Barry has a Bachelor of Music Degree from North Texas State University. He has performed with such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Ira Sullivan, Marian McPartland, Buddy DeFranco, Richie Cole, Art Farmer, Buddy Tate, Terri Gibbs, Charlie Byrd, Kenny Drew Jr., Nat Adderly, Carl Fontana, Clark Terry – to name a few - and he has worked under conductors such as Skitch Henderson (the famous Boston Pops conductor) and Robert Coleman (Space Coast Pops Orchestra) and with the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra. Recording work, live television and show gigs are too many to mention. One of his favorite show gigs has been for comedian Don Rickles. Barry has also served as adjunct faculty at several schools including Rollins College and as Professor of Music at Florida State University.

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Orlando Gay Chorus: Love Is...Duets

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

Come join members of the Orlando Gay Chorus as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with duets and small group musical performances about Love! Featuring a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Broadway to Classic Standards to Pop Hits, Love Is...Duets is a perfect show to share with your special someone!

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Svetlana & The Delancey Five

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

Svetlana & The Delancey Five transport the audience to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from soft introspection to a rowdy exuberant, foot-stomping party fit for the 21st Century! The band headlined sold out shows in the premier venues and festivals across the US and internationally, combining the charm of Svetlana’s sultry vocals, the exuberance and power of a “little big band”, and the intoxicating improvisational aspects of a small jazz group!

“ SOPHISTI-POP”…Exuberant, foot-stompin’ music that combines swing with pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities” (WPIX11 News)

“Sexy swingers... put POP back in SWING” (Vents Magazine)

“Deliver a SWING POP sound that’s truly UNIQUE.” (Popwrapped)

“Bringing the JAZZ AGE into the 21ST CENTURY”(POPDUST)

http://svetlanajazz.com

http://svetlanajazz.com/hear/

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Svetlana & The Delancey Five

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

Svetlana & The Delancey Five transport the audience to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from soft introspection to a rowdy exuberant, foot-stomping party fit for the 21st Century! The band headlined sold out shows in the premier venues and festivals across the US and internationally, combining the charm of Svetlana’s sultry vocals, the exuberance and power of a “little big band”, and the intoxicating improvisational aspects of a small jazz group!

“ SOPHISTI-POP”…Exuberant, foot-stompin’ music that combines swing with pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities” (WPIX11 News)

“Sexy swingers... put POP back in SWING” (Vents Magazine)

“Deliver a SWING POP sound that’s truly UNIQUE.” (Popwrapped)

“Bringing the JAZZ AGE into the 21ST CENTURY”(POPDUST)

http://svetlanajazz.com

http://svetlanajazz.com/hear/

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Ben Rosenblum Trio

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

Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). Ben is based primarily in New York City, and is a graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program (in 2016). His original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano. His profound passion for jazz, swing and world music genres finds expression in his unique fusion of harmonic and rhythmic elements from a wide array of sources, and gives rise to a signature compositional sound and style at once iconoclastic and deeply rooted in such figures as Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly. Ben's first priority in his composition and in his playing is always narrative – to tell a compelling story with his music, while reaching the hearts of his audience, connecting on an emotional, an intellectual and a spiritual level.

http://www.benrosenblummusic.com/about.html.

Debut album Instead: https://soundcloud.com/user-3700989/sets/instead/s-XG1Un

Clarisse and Walter (Live at the Back Room): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aBOI9Gk24o

Because It's Raining (Live at the Back Room): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcIg68zD8og

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Sportiello, Parrott & Metz - 2:00 p.m. Show

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

Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott & Eddie Metz

Jazz has only been around for only the last 100 years, give or take a few years and there have been many different instrumentations over the years, but maybe none of them have been more popular than the traditional combination of piano, bass and drums. The big name trios come to mind immediately: Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Bud Powell, Tommy Flanigan, Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing, Bill Charlap, Shelley Manne, Jeff Hamilton, and the list goes on and on and on. After attending this performance, you will be adding the names Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott and Eddie Metz to this list of outstanding jazz trios. Collectively, they have appeared on hundreds of recordings with such jazz luminaries as Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Buddy DeFranco, Bucky Pizzarelli, Harry Allen and many more. As a trio, they have recorded four CDs exclusively on the ARBORS Jazz label. www.arborsrecords.com

As a trio, Rossano, Nicki and Eddie have played together since 2008 when they appeared together at the Arbors Jazz Party in Clearwater, FL. Mat Domber, founder of Arbors Records, after hearing their set, asked them to record as a trio. Since then, they have recorded three more trio CDs for Arbors and have appeared around the world at jazz festivals, concerts and clubs, carrying on the tradition of piano-based trio jazz. You will be amazed at their individual and collective technique and imaginative improvisation, playing songs with familiar melodies, ear catching harmony, ultra-sensitive dynamics and entertaining showmanship. Please, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

www.rossanosportiello.com

www.nickiparrott.com

www.eddiemetzjr.com

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Sportiello, Parrott & Metz - 8:00 p.m. Show

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

Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott & Eddie Metz

Jazz has only been around for only the last 100 years, give or take a few years and there have been many different instrumentations over the years, but maybe none of them have been more popular than the traditional combination of piano, bass and drums. The big name trios come to mind immediately: Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Bud Powell, Tommy Flanigan, Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing, Bill Charlap, Shelley Manne, Jeff Hamilton, and the list goes on and on and on. After attending this performance, you will be adding the names Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott and Eddie Metz to this list of outstanding jazz trios. Collectively, they have appeared on hundreds of recordings with such jazz luminaries as Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Buddy DeFranco, Bucky Pizzarelli, Harry Allen and many more. As a trio, they have recorded four CDs exclusively on the ARBORS Jazz label. www.arborsrecords.com

As a trio, Rossano, Nicki and Eddie have played together since 2008 when they appeared together at the Arbors Jazz Party in Clearwater, FL. Mat Domber, founder of Arbors Records, after hearing their set, asked them to record as a trio. Since then, they have recorded three more trio CDs for Arbors and have appeared around the world at jazz festivals, concerts and clubs, carrying on the tradition of piano-based trio jazz. You will be amazed at their individual and collective technique and imaginative improvisation, playing songs with familiar melodies, ear catching harmony, ultra-sensitive dynamics and entertaining showmanship. Please, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

www.rossanosportiello.com

www.nickiparrott.com

www.eddiemetzjr.com

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Jump, Jive & Wail - The Music of Louis Prima

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

Developed by Victoria Reed and Tom Hook for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, this blockbuster review of the music of New Orleans' native son, Louis Prima, won the award for Best Original Production at the 2013 Big Easy Awards. Playing to sold out audiences in multiple runs at the Stage Door Canteen located at the National World War II Museum, this show has been heralded by media and fans alike.

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Joel Fan Piano Recital

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

Free admission!

The NY Times calls Joel Fan an "impressive pianist" who possesses "a probing intellect and vivid imagination."

Joel has appeared with the NY Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, with Yo-Yo Ma and as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble.

A brilliant recitalist, Joel Fan performs with effortless virtuosity and a gift for lyricism, consistently praised for his technical expertise and insightful explorations of classical and contemporary literature. He's also celebrated for creating unique concert experiences that appeal to wide ranging audiences, often illuminating the rare and unexpected beauty of music from cultures around the world. His recordings have earned Grammy nominations and topped the Billboard charts, and feature numerous world premieres and works written for him.

NPR has commented that Joel Fan is "using music as a way of connecting humanity... one note at a time."

http://joelfanmusic.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/joelfanpiano

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 the Performing Arts of Maitland.

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M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring La Lucha

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

M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring La Lucha performing the Zorro Suite - a multimedia event.

M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble: Michiko Ohta Morell : Vocalist / Vocal Coach / Latin Percussionist / Instructor

Marty Morell : Drummer / Vibraphonist / Pianist / Composer / Arranger

La Lucha: Alejandro Arenas, bass, John O’Leary, piano and Mark Feinman, drums.

http://www.mandmmusicusa.com/

http://www.laluchamusic.com

More details coming soon!

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