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Monday, October 12, 2009

The Forefront returns to Canvas 5

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 6:58 AM

The Forefront will be returning to perform at the Canvas 5 Art Show at The Element Church in Tampa on Friday October 16th.


canvas-5-blog




The event begins at 8:00pm and will feature various artists from Florida. The Forefront will be performing from 10:30pm to midnight. The group has been working on a
recording to be released in late 2009 and will be feature some of the music from this recording as well as various new original pieces as well as some new arrangements of songs by artists such as Britney Spears, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, and Deftones.


Canvas is in their sthird year and exists as a annual art premier. This is an excerpt of their purpose statement: "Canvas exists simply to promote a community of inspiration. Our idea, our dream, was born to provide a springboard for up and coming artists, in such a way that would benefit both their craft and career."


Click here for directions!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jazz Under the Stars

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 8:16 AM


Bring your beach blankets and lawn chairs on Sunday, October 18th, at 6:30pm, and enjoy the third annual "Jazz Under the Stars" at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. The church is located at 3315 Bryan Road, at the corner of Bryan and Bloomingdale. The jazz band, "Jazz Legacy," will be playing a variety of old American standards and new arrangements that the entire family will like. This outdoor concert is about relaxing and enjoying great music that you wouldn't typically hear. Find your favorite spot on the lawn and enjoy a picnic snack while you listen to the sounds of jazz.

Concertgoers will enjoy a sparkling ambiance from the many lights that volunteers from St. Andrew's United Methodist Church work hard to place around the area. "The lights just set the mood for a perfect evening," says Michele Pruyn, director of Music and Worship Arts at St. Andrew's.

Jazz Legacy Big Band and Friends is a full 16-piece band playing with select vocalists coming together to share their expertise and love of jazz. All the musicians are professionals who have been playing for many years. They perform at this event in order to give back to the community, and to share a style of music that brings enjoyment to young and old. It is unusual to have a band with this much talent at a local event. The band is excited to be debut their first album which will be available for sale at the concert.

David Pruyn, the band's conductor and trumpet player, explains: "You typically would have to go to New York to hear a band playing at this performance level. A local concert like this one is a true rarity, and it doesn't cost anything."



Concerts by "Jazz Legacy Big Band and Friends" at St. Andrew's have become a community favorite with them performing most recently Swing the Wondrous Story.


For more information, please contact Michele Pruyn at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 689-6849 ext 224 or visit www.standrewsbrandon.org. The concert is free with the option to donate to a love offering. Rain location is in the sanctuary. Jazz Under the Stars is part of St. Andrew's 40-year music tradition and their commitment to Loving Christ, Serving Others, Making a Difference!

Address : St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road
Phone : 813-689-6849 (Always call and confirm events.)
Fax : 813-662-0013
Email Address : michele.pruyn@standrewsbrandon.com
Web Address : www.standrewsbrandon.org
Admission Fee : Free (love offering will be taken)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Denise Moore and The Some at at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 8:07 AM



Enjoy the Denise Moore Trio this Wednesday @ Bungalow Bistro in Tampa 7:30-9:30pm
last week we enjoy performing on the Verandah...beautiful hope to see you!
www.bungalowbistrotampa.com

Denise Moore And Then Some at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
featuring
Billy Marcus - Piano
Alejandro Arenas - Bass
Dwayne White - trumpet
Ken Loomer - Drums

Cabaret style seating in this lovely Theater tickets $17
Show Time 7:30pm Friday October 9th
denise@denisemoorejazz.com

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Denise Moore Trio at Teatro on 7th

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 7:52 PM


Featuring:

Denise Moore, vocals
Billy Marcus, piano
Mark Neuenschwander, Upright Bass

Teatro On 7th
(formally Big City Grill)
Saturday September 26th - 7:00 pm

Centro Ybor • 1600 E. 8th Ave. - Suite C-201
Tampa, Florida
phone: 813-248-9400

Friday, June 12, 2009

Jam Sessions at Chappy's Louisianna Kitchen

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 9:00 AM

THE AL DOWNING TAMPA BAY JAZZ ASSOCIATION, INC.
invites jazz fans, musicians and vocalists to

JAZZ JAMS AT CHAPPY'S


Every 1st and 3rd Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m. enjoy the JAZZ JAMS
at Chappy's Louisiana Kitchen,
247 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-5118

Visit www.aldowningjazz.com for more information.

Enjoy excellent spontaneous jazz, delectable food and refreshing beverages!

No Cover!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Live Jazz Series at Mitchell's ft. The Kym Purling Trio

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 5:57 AM

Mitchell's Fish Market will begin a 5 weeks summer live jazz series starting June 11. The series will run every Thursday night and will feature the always incredible Kym Purling and his trio with Alejandro Arenas playing bass, and Mark Feinman on the Drums. Each week will also feature guest horn players which adds a great diversity to the evening with each person adding his or her own personal sound to an already incredible group of musicians.

One of the best things about hanging out at Mitchell's with Kym is that he is always looking to his audience for requests. Kym knows way too many tunes and so the variety is unending and the evening never gets boring. On top of that, I have yet to see Kym not know a standard that a guest has requested.

Purling pours himself, body and soul, into every piece that he plays. Hey never holds back and his style is a creative fresh and modern take on the richness of the jazz standards library. Sometimes, he takes you back to the golden area of jazz where you can imagine the experience of the sights and sounds of the jazz clubs. Other times, purling takes you on a soaring adventure through the surreal sounds of a debussy'esque flight through impressionism. Moreover, it is never overbearing and always intimately directed to his listener. In other words, you always know that he is playing the piece directly for you as you sit and listen.

Kym also plays solo piano at Mitchelle's on Wednesday's from 6-10pm and Fridays and Saturday's from 6-11pm. This is some of the greatest solo piano that can be found in the Tampa Bay area and provides and even more intimate setting for a relaxing evening of great food. This combined with Mitchelle's great bar selection and very hip atmosphere makes for one of rthe best nights out in Tampa.

Where: Mitchelle's Fish Market
204 Westshore Plaza
Tampa FL, 33609

When:
Every Thursday Night Beginning June 11th

How Much:
The cost of a great evening out!

For Information:
Call: (813) 289-3663 or Email Kym at inquiries@kympurling.com

Also, visit www.kympurling.com to hear some of the music.

The Forefront returns to Canvas 5

The Forefront will be returning to perform at the Canvas 5 Art Show at The Element Church in Tampa on Friday October 16th.


canvas-5-blog




The event begins at 8:00pm and will feature various artists from Florida. The Forefront will be performing from 10:30pm to midnight. The group has been working on a
recording to be released in late 2009 and will be feature some of the music from this recording as well as various new original pieces as well as some new arrangements of songs by artists such as Britney Spears, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, and Deftones.


Canvas is in their sthird year and exists as a annual art premier. This is an excerpt of their purpose statement: "Canvas exists simply to promote a community of inspiration. Our idea, our dream, was born to provide a springboard for up and coming artists, in such a way that would benefit both their craft and career."


Click here for directions!

Jazz Under the Stars


Bring your beach blankets and lawn chairs on Sunday, October 18th, at 6:30pm, and enjoy the third annual "Jazz Under the Stars" at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. The church is located at 3315 Bryan Road, at the corner of Bryan and Bloomingdale. The jazz band, "Jazz Legacy," will be playing a variety of old American standards and new arrangements that the entire family will like. This outdoor concert is about relaxing and enjoying great music that you wouldn't typically hear. Find your favorite spot on the lawn and enjoy a picnic snack while you listen to the sounds of jazz.

Concertgoers will enjoy a sparkling ambiance from the many lights that volunteers from St. Andrew's United Methodist Church work hard to place around the area. "The lights just set the mood for a perfect evening," says Michele Pruyn, director of Music and Worship Arts at St. Andrew's.

Jazz Legacy Big Band and Friends is a full 16-piece band playing with select vocalists coming together to share their expertise and love of jazz. All the musicians are professionals who have been playing for many years. They perform at this event in order to give back to the community, and to share a style of music that brings enjoyment to young and old. It is unusual to have a band with this much talent at a local event. The band is excited to be debut their first album which will be available for sale at the concert.

David Pruyn, the band's conductor and trumpet player, explains: "You typically would have to go to New York to hear a band playing at this performance level. A local concert like this one is a true rarity, and it doesn't cost anything."



Concerts by "Jazz Legacy Big Band and Friends" at St. Andrew's have become a community favorite with them performing most recently Swing the Wondrous Story.


For more information, please contact Michele Pruyn at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 689-6849 ext 224 or visit www.standrewsbrandon.org. The concert is free with the option to donate to a love offering. Rain location is in the sanctuary. Jazz Under the Stars is part of St. Andrew's 40-year music tradition and their commitment to Loving Christ, Serving Others, Making a Difference!

Address : St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road
Phone : 813-689-6849 (Always call and confirm events.)
Fax : 813-662-0013
Email Address : michele.pruyn@standrewsbrandon.com
Web Address : www.standrewsbrandon.org
Admission Fee : Free (love offering will be taken)

Denise Moore and The Some at at Ruth Eckerd Hall



Enjoy the Denise Moore Trio this Wednesday @ Bungalow Bistro in Tampa 7:30-9:30pm
last week we enjoy performing on the Verandah...beautiful hope to see you!
www.bungalowbistrotampa.com

Denise Moore And Then Some at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
featuring
Billy Marcus - Piano
Alejandro Arenas - Bass
Dwayne White - trumpet
Ken Loomer - Drums

Cabaret style seating in this lovely Theater tickets $17
Show Time 7:30pm Friday October 9th
denise@denisemoorejazz.com

Denise Moore Trio at Teatro on 7th


Featuring:

Denise Moore, vocals
Billy Marcus, piano
Mark Neuenschwander, Upright Bass

Teatro On 7th
(formally Big City Grill)
Saturday September 26th - 7:00 pm

Centro Ybor • 1600 E. 8th Ave. - Suite C-201
Tampa, Florida
phone: 813-248-9400

Jam Sessions at Chappy's Louisianna Kitchen

THE AL DOWNING TAMPA BAY JAZZ ASSOCIATION, INC.
invites jazz fans, musicians and vocalists to

JAZZ JAMS AT CHAPPY'S


Every 1st and 3rd Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m. enjoy the JAZZ JAMS
at Chappy's Louisiana Kitchen,
247 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-5118

Visit www.aldowningjazz.com for more information.

Enjoy excellent spontaneous jazz, delectable food and refreshing beverages!

No Cover!

Live Jazz Series at Mitchell's ft. The Kym Purling Trio

Mitchell's Fish Market will begin a 5 weeks summer live jazz series starting June 11. The series will run every Thursday night and will feature the always incredible Kym Purling and his trio with Alejandro Arenas playing bass, and Mark Feinman on the Drums. Each week will also feature guest horn players which adds a great diversity to the evening with each person adding his or her own personal sound to an already incredible group of musicians.

One of the best things about hanging out at Mitchell's with Kym is that he is always looking to his audience for requests. Kym knows way too many tunes and so the variety is unending and the evening never gets boring. On top of that, I have yet to see Kym not know a standard that a guest has requested.

Purling pours himself, body and soul, into every piece that he plays. Hey never holds back and his style is a creative fresh and modern take on the richness of the jazz standards library. Sometimes, he takes you back to the golden area of jazz where you can imagine the experience of the sights and sounds of the jazz clubs. Other times, purling takes you on a soaring adventure through the surreal sounds of a debussy'esque flight through impressionism. Moreover, it is never overbearing and always intimately directed to his listener. In other words, you always know that he is playing the piece directly for you as you sit and listen.

Kym also plays solo piano at Mitchelle's on Wednesday's from 6-10pm and Fridays and Saturday's from 6-11pm. This is some of the greatest solo piano that can be found in the Tampa Bay area and provides and even more intimate setting for a relaxing evening of great food. This combined with Mitchelle's great bar selection and very hip atmosphere makes for one of rthe best nights out in Tampa.

Where: Mitchelle's Fish Market
204 Westshore Plaza
Tampa FL, 33609

When:
Every Thursday Night Beginning June 11th

How Much:
The cost of a great evening out!

For Information:
Call: (813) 289-3663 or Email Kym at inquiries@kympurling.com

Also, visit www.kympurling.com to hear some of the music.