|Annual SCJS Benefit March 8 features Big Jazz Band and rising stars.|
Like the 2014 SCJS Annual Benefit, this year’s annual benefit will feature rising jazz stars and the 17-piece Space Coast Jazz Big Band.
Don’t miss it. The event will be held on Sunday March 8 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM in the Cocoa Beach Country Club auditorium. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Student tickets are $5.
All proceeds help fund the SCJS scholarship program, which is awarded to high school seniors who will be studying jazz in college.
At the benefit, the young musicians will be from the FIT Jazz Panther Big Band directed by Jamie Younkin and the FIT Jazz Syndicate directed by trumpeter and former astronaut Winston Scott.
Tickets will be sold at the SCJS concerts and at other Big Band events in February and March. There is limited open seating. Tickets for the concert can also be purchased on line at www.spacecoastjazzsociety.com. You can also get tickets by mail.
The Big Band is the brainchild of former SCJS President Joel Greenblatt, who is a trombonist and co-leader of the band. The other co-leader is guitarist Phil Coe.
Members of the band are Greenblatt, Julio Matos and John Lisbeth on trombones; David Ewing, Gordon Wallace and David Quenzler on trumpets; Dan Wilborn, Dexter Wilborn, Andrew Cleaver, Charlie Alameda, Ian Gray and John Babb on saxophones, Mason Margut on piano,; Jon Chybion and Fred Goodnight on drums, and Ron Pirtle on bass.
The band will be featuring several of Brevard County’s most accomplished musicians as special guest artists. Back by popular demand is Michael Mirand performing as Frank Sinatra.
Pianist Mason Margut was a winner of the SCJS scholarship last year and he was also a finalist in the recent American Jazz Piano Competition.
Benefit tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To order by mail, send a check for $25 (per ticket) and a self-addressed stamped envelope to SCJS Tickets, PO Box 344, Cape Canaveral, Fl.
|April 12: Vocalist Maddy Winer & Friends Perform from the Great American Song Book|
Over the past three decades Maddy Winer has enthralled audiences with her inimitable, recognizable voice. Maddy attributes her successes to her love of the Great American Songbook, jazz standards and the pop music of her youth.
The focus will be on jazz when she headlines the Space Coast Jazz Society's monthly concert from 2 to 4:30 PM Sunday April 12 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club in Cocoa Beach. Tickets at the door: $10 for SCJS members, $15 for nonmembers and no charge for students 19 and under.
Maddy will be backed by a jazz quartet featuring Ron Pirtle on bass , Doug Grover on drums, Marce Palos on piano and a horn player to be announced.
You can now use a Paypal account or a credit card to buy SCJS memberships on line. If you have a Paypal account, you must use it. If you don't have a Paypal account, you can use a Visa or Mastercard account.
Click on the Membership tab and follow the directions.
Of course, you can still pay by mailing in a check. Instructions and a membership form are also under the Membership tab.
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