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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Al Downing Jazz Association Annual Membership Meeting and Concert

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 8:50 PM

Dwayne White Sent this to me. The Al Downing Jazz Association has severed the Tampa Bay Area for years and contiunes to provide support for great support music in our community. It's something well worth supporting!


The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc. invites you to
its annual meeting and free concert
(come and find out more about our association)
Sunday, May 18th - 2:00 p.m.
Al Downing Theatre
(at Perkins Elementary school)
2205 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg


The FREE Concert Begins at 3:30 p.m.
featuring
The Boca Ciega High School Jazz Band
directed by FRANK WILLIAMS
Come hear this fabulous group of youngsters
and experience the jazz sounds of the next generation.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Daniel Joiner Trio at Harry's

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 6:18 PM

The Daniel Joiner Trio will be performing every Wednesday night at Harry Seafood Bar and Grill on Sheldon Road. When asked do describe his music, Joiner replied, "The Trio performs a variety of jazz standards with vibrant and fresh interpretations, with styles ranging from swing, blues, ballads, Bossa Nova, and funk." He continued by saying, "The atmosphere in the restaurant is both sophisticated and comfortable. You can either relax in the bar area and enjoy friendly conversation and half-off martinis while catching your favorite sports team overhead, or enjoy fine dining at one of the charming tables or booths. The combination of elegant lighting, friendly and professional staff, great food, and the constant sound of jazz, make Harry's a perfect destination for either a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends."


Daniel Joiner is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand Florida, where he studied classical piano with Dr. Michael Rickman. His style has been greatly inspired by jazz pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Fats Waller, Michel Camillo, Errol Garner, and his teacher Harold Blanchard, in addition to influences from his study of classical literature. Having performed both in the University setting and in the community utilizing the classical genre, he now continues his performance endeavors as a jazz pianist. Since college, he has continued his studies in jazz improvisation with legendary New Smyrna jazz pianist Harold Blanchard. Joiner is focused on developing as a professional musician, making connections between a variety of styles including classical, jazz, Latin, blues, and gospel. He is currently attending the University of South Florida in Tampa to pursuing a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies" (excerpt from The Daniel Joiner Trio CD baby bio).

Where: Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille 11935 Sheldon Road Tampa, FL 33626
When: Every Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00pm
Phone: (813) 920-6020

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Buster Plays What?

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 8:43 PM

I posted this earlier today on my personal blog, and Matt pointed it out that this should be posted here as well.

I was just hipped to a great video of the Tampa Bay area's very own Buster Cooper. Buster has been playing for years now down at The Garden Restaurant in St. Petersburg and always generously allows young aspiring jazz musicians to sit in. Sitting down to talk to him about his experiences is veritable history lesson in jazz and more specifically a recount of the late 1960's Duke Ellington Orchestra. Here he takes the second solo blowing over "The Opener," but what's he playing?


The Al Downing Jazz Association Annual Membership Meeting and Concert

Dwayne White Sent this to me. The Al Downing Jazz Association has severed the Tampa Bay Area for years and contiunes to provide support for great support music in our community. It's something well worth supporting!


The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc. invites you to
its annual meeting and free concert
(come and find out more about our association)
Sunday, May 18th - 2:00 p.m.
Al Downing Theatre
(at Perkins Elementary school)
2205 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg


The FREE Concert Begins at 3:30 p.m.
featuring
The Boca Ciega High School Jazz Band
directed by FRANK WILLIAMS
Come hear this fabulous group of youngsters
and experience the jazz sounds of the next generation.

The Daniel Joiner Trio at Harry's

The Daniel Joiner Trio will be performing every Wednesday night at Harry Seafood Bar and Grill on Sheldon Road. When asked do describe his music, Joiner replied, "The Trio performs a variety of jazz standards with vibrant and fresh interpretations, with styles ranging from swing, blues, ballads, Bossa Nova, and funk." He continued by saying, "The atmosphere in the restaurant is both sophisticated and comfortable. You can either relax in the bar area and enjoy friendly conversation and half-off martinis while catching your favorite sports team overhead, or enjoy fine dining at one of the charming tables or booths. The combination of elegant lighting, friendly and professional staff, great food, and the constant sound of jazz, make Harry's a perfect destination for either a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends."


Daniel Joiner is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand Florida, where he studied classical piano with Dr. Michael Rickman. His style has been greatly inspired by jazz pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Fats Waller, Michel Camillo, Errol Garner, and his teacher Harold Blanchard, in addition to influences from his study of classical literature. Having performed both in the University setting and in the community utilizing the classical genre, he now continues his performance endeavors as a jazz pianist. Since college, he has continued his studies in jazz improvisation with legendary New Smyrna jazz pianist Harold Blanchard. Joiner is focused on developing as a professional musician, making connections between a variety of styles including classical, jazz, Latin, blues, and gospel. He is currently attending the University of South Florida in Tampa to pursuing a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies" (excerpt from The Daniel Joiner Trio CD baby bio).

Where: Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille 11935 Sheldon Road Tampa, FL 33626
When: Every Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00pm
Phone: (813) 920-6020

Buster Plays What?

I posted this earlier today on my personal blog, and Matt pointed it out that this should be posted here as well.

I was just hipped to a great video of the Tampa Bay area's very own Buster Cooper. Buster has been playing for years now down at The Garden Restaurant in St. Petersburg and always generously allows young aspiring jazz musicians to sit in. Sitting down to talk to him about his experiences is veritable history lesson in jazz and more specifically a recount of the late 1960's Duke Ellington Orchestra. Here he takes the second solo blowing over "The Opener," but what's he playing?