Music Jam Productions presents the First Annual Florida Jazz and Blues Jam on Saturday May 14, 2016 at Sunset Cove (west end of Glades Road), featuring the exclusive Florida appearance of the best in Jazz and Blues. The headliner (multiple Grammy winner) will be announced on February 25, 2016. Until then, save money on early bird tickets to see:
7-Time Grammy Winner BUDDY GUY headlines Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2016. Buddy Guy just won the Grammy for Best Blues Album: “Born To Play Guitar.” Buddy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound, and a living link to electric blues. He received 28 Blues Music Awards (the most of any artist), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. He is ranked in the top 25 of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and won the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture.
Lee Ritenour, AKA Captain Fingers, a Jazz/jazz-funk/jazz fusion/smooth jazz guitar virtuoso will grace the Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2016 Stage. Lee has held numerous #1 spots on guitar polls worldwide, Lifetime Achievement Awards, recorded over 40 albums with 35 chart songs, worked on over 3,000 sessions, was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful group in contemporary jazz and won a Grammy Award plus 19 Grammy nominations.
The Legendary John Mayall, an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years, will also perform at Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2016. He is a 2016 Inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, which had some of the most famous musicians (Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya). Don’t miss the “Godfather of British Blues.”
Jazz fusion/funk bass guitar master Victor Wooten a 5-time Grammy winner, and the most influential bassist since Jaco, is a master innovator of the bass, gifted composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. He won "Bass Player of the Year" 3 times in a row and is #10 in Top 10 Bassists Ever. Joining Vic is Dennis Chambers, who played drums with Parliament/Funkadelic and the John Scofield band and has recorded/ performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Santana, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Greg Howe, and Carlos Santana. Also joining Vic is Bob Franceschini, on jazz sax, who has played on over 80 albums, including Paul Simon’s and has toured with Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Celine Dion, Tito Puente, and Lionel Richie. Anthony Wellington, one of the most sought after and well known bass teachers in the world who has been featured in many publications, will also play this set.