Monday, April 30, 2012
This is the first International Jazz Day, an official designation that was made last November by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for each April 30.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The 33rd edition, which runs from June 28 to July 8, is just around the corner and the tickets for the 180+ indoor concerts went on sale this weekend. This six-square-block musical party is always a treat, no matter whether you go just for the 400 or so free outdoor shows at 10 stages in and around Montreal’s Place des Arts, or you also pony up to see some of the formal indoor concerts.
Friday, April 27, 2012
at the Venice FL Art Center.
He knows he won't be around forever, but wants to ensure the festival will be. So he's taken a multi-faceted approach to sustain the event, showcase newer generations of musicians, and help build the future talent base and audience for jazz.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
This image by San Francisco photographer Pat Johnson truly captured George's spirit.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer, has had three surgeries and faces significant radiation and medication treatments. The estimated cost for all of this is into six figures and – as sometimes the case with musicians and their families – the Royals have no health insurance.
The benefit runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Floribbean, 1400 Main Street in Sarasota [Phone (941) 365-2266]. The South County Jazz Club and the Jazz Club of Sarasota are among those spreading the word. The suggested minimum donation for attendees is $20 apiece. The restaurant is also kicking in a percentage of proceeds from its food and beverage sales.
If you can attend and help, I will see you there. If scheduling conflicts or geography are issues, I encourage you to help by writing a check.
Checks should be made out to Michael Royal, and mailed to:
c/o South County Jazz Club
1435 East Venice Ave #104-172
Venice, FL 34292
(Michael Royal photo by Gary F. Humes)
Monday, April 9, 2012