|Oct 11, 2015 Jazz Jam Potluck Picnic|
This yearly Jazz Jam is led by Pianist Rich Abrahams and includes a special performance by the students of the Space Coast Jazz Society Workshops. Enjoy the improvisation of JAZZ with good food and fun. Admission is FREE for Jazz Society members & their guests.
Bring a potluck dish to share and we’ll grill the burgers and dogs. We'll also provide condiments, utensils, plates and some non-alcoholic drinks. Feel free to bring your own adult beverages.
Suntree Rotary Park is located on US1 & Suntree Blvd. in Melbourne, FL. Contact Rich Abrahams if you want to perform and join the Jam: (321)749-1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|November 8, 2015 The Greg Parnell Sextet|
The SCJS is very pleased and excited to host The Greg Parnell Sextet who will be playing a tribute and the music of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. The concert will be at the Cocoa Beach Country Club, 2-4:30pm.
Parnell is also the Musical director of the Orlando Jazz Orchestra and is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as many other bands.
Tickets are purchased at the door: $10 for SCJS members, $15 for nonmembers. Students are FREE. The Cocoa Beach Country Club is located at 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. in Cocoa Beach.
|Dec 12, 2015 Christmas Gala Dinner/Dance|
Vocalist Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott have brought well received specialty jazz groups to perform for the Space Coast Jazz Society. Always a big hit, Lisa and JB return with their swing-based quintet for an evening of dining, dancing and jazz flavored Christmas favorites on Saturday, December 12th. Rounding out the quintet are rhythm section players, pianist Joshua Bowlus, bassist Mike Perez and drummer Jeremy Smith.
The event will be held 6 to 10PM on Saturday, Dec 12th, at the Cocoa Beach Country Club auditorium, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL. Reservations are required (deadline December 1st). Tickets are $40 each and are the best bargain in Brevard for the holiday season.
Accolades for Lisa and JB include Montreux Jazz Festival, 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame, six Downbeat Magazine “Best” awards, performances with Larry Elgart and Chris Riddle Orchestras, many north Florida groups, and they have performed at the Kennedy Center in DC and the Vienna State Opera House. www.KellyScottMusic.com.
Catering is provided by A Chef’s Touch, one of the best in Brevard. The gourmet Christmas buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 to 9 PM. Here is a taste of what will be on the tables: Caesar Salad, Pan Seared Crabcakes with Remoulade Sauce, Marinated Chicken Breast with a Garlic Cream Sauce, Swedish Meatballs, Shrimp Skewers, Beef Satay with a Peanut Thai Sauce, Fruit and Cheese Display, Marinated Tomato, Fresh Basil and Mozzarella Skewers, Deviled Eggs, condiments, desserts, coffee/tea, etc.
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