Jazz Events for South Florida (and beyond) from Thursday, July 28, 2016

TBT coverThurs. July 28

Tal Cohen for ThursThurs. July 28, The University of Miami Frost Jazz Hour presents The Tal Cohen Group! Please arrive by 10:45 a.m., this is a live event! WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Miami, 33145, 305.662.8889 — or TUNE IN TO 88.9, OR live on the net at wdna.org  The show is produced by Alberto de la Reguera with your host Chuck Bergeron! 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., FREE Event

Liz SharpThurs. July 28, The Liz Sharp Duo, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Blue Jean Blues, 3320 NE 33rd St., Ft. Lauderdale, 33308, 954.306.6330, no cover, plenty of metered parking on 33rd St. (Ft. Lauderdale)

Brian MurphyThurs. July 28, Jazz: Live at The Ball & Chain (Live Broadcast Jazz Music Series with WDNA at The Ball & Chain from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.), this week featuring Danny Burger Jazz Featuring Joe Donato and the Tuscany Reunion Band. Come on out to Ball & Chain and join in the LIVE Broadcast!! 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., TUNE IN to 88.9 FM, or streaming’ live at www.wdna.org, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Ball and Chain, 1513 SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho), Miami, 33135, 305.643.7820, no cover, metered parking on Calle Ocho, $8 valet parking available (Miami) Hal Roland at FT L.Thurs. July 28, Hal Roland, solo piano/vocals, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Seasons 52, Ft. Lauderdale, The Galleria at Ft. Lauderdale, 2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33304, 954.537.1052, no cover, plenty of free self-parking in the lots, $8 valet service available (Ft. Lauderdale)Two for tuesdayThurs. July 28, The ‘All That Jazz Trio’ (Jim Petullo on piano, Guiseppe Pucci on drums and Nicky Orta on bass) presents “Music Showcase Night” (showcasing a different musical style, theme, band or musician), 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., All That Jazz Café & Grill, 3491 N. Hiatus Rd., Sunrise, 33351, NW Corner of Oakland Park Blvd. & Hiatus Rd., 1 Mile from Sawgrass Mills Mall off Oakland Park Blvd, 954.572.0821, no cover, plenty of free self-parking in lot (Sunrise)

Andrea GrahamThurs. July 28, JAZZ at MIAMI SHORES presents Andrea Graham, solo, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, 33138, 305.795.2360, no cover, plenty of free self-parking in their lots (Miami Shores)

Jesse RiccaThurs. July 28, The Jesse Ricca Trio (with Jesse Ricca on guitar, Chris Patsis on electric bass and Jeff Abbott on drums), 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Kanpei Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar, 20 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, 33432, 561.361.8688, no cover, free street parking (Boca Raton)

Susan MerrittThurs.  July 28, The Susan Merritt Trio (with Susan on bass, Paul Batitsky on piano and Marty Campfield on drums), 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Zuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen, Emporium Shoppes, 4595 Okeechobee Blvd #126, West Palm Beach, 33417, 561.686.7739, no cover (West Palm Beach)Lourdes ValentinThurs. July 28, Lourdes Valentin on voice/guitar with Antulio Mora on piano and Luis Macias on drums), 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Juniper on the Water, 1975 S. Ocean Dr. Hallandale Beach, 33309, no cover (Hallandale Beach)

SFCPA thursdaysThurs. July 28, Latin Jazz & Blues Jam Session at the SFCPA, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th, Miami, 33186, 305.417.8444 (bring your own real books or original charts. Give a call and let us know what instrument you play so we can have a count), $5 donation (Kendall)

Cecilia RoyThurs. July 28, Cecilia Roy, pianist/vocalist, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., 33rd St. Wine bar, 3337 NE 33rd St., Ft. Lauderdale, 33308, 954.566.2111, no cover, metered parking on 33rd St. (Ft. Lauderdale)

Reggie EllisonThurs. July 28, Jazz Thursdays with Reggie Ellison on sax, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., C Street Café, 319 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401, 561.469.9959, no cover (West Palm Beach)

Vinyl BlvdThurs. July 28, The Vinyl Blvd Duo (with Yamit Lemoine on voice and violin, and Tim Jago on guitar), 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., El Tucán, 1111 1st Ave., Miami, 33130, 305.535.0065, $20 cover, optional $85 prefix menu, valet parking available (Mary Brickell village, Downtown)

Eddy Balzola for thursThurs. July 28, Eddy Balzola & Friends Jazz Jamm! 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Le Chat Noir: Cellar, Restaurant and Jazz Club, 2 South Miami Ave., Miami 33130, 305.377.8899, no cover (Downtown Miami)

Vinyl Blvd with TimThurs. July 28, The Vinyl Blvd. Duo (featuring Yamit Lemoine on voice and violin, and Tim Jago on guitar), 9:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m., Marion Restaurant, 1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami, 33130, 786.717.7512, no cover, $15 valet parking available (Mary Brickell area – Downtown)

Habana 305Thurs. July 28, (All giant things happen on JUEVESDAY ) – Jueves de Jazz – Jam Sessions, 10:00 p.m., Habana 305, Art Gallery, Wine Lounge & Coffee Shop, 2007 SW 8th St. (Calle Ocho), Miami, 33135, 305.456.0891, no cover charge, metered parking and valet parking available (Little Havana, Calle 8)

Cuban ExpressThurs. July 28,  The Cuban Express, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., LILT Restaurant and Lounge (inside the Epic Hotel), 270 Biscayne Way Blvd., Miami, 33131 305.351.7403, no cover, $15 valet parking with validation in the LILT Lounge, $5 parking in the lot across the street above Whole Foods  (Downtown Miami)

What we look forWelcome to the weekend! Here’s your Friday, July 29

Ian munozFri. July 29, The Ian Muñoz Quart (featuring Ian on sax, Anthony Hervey on trumpet, Calvin Gay on bass and Victor Valdés on drums) perform as part of the library’s “Brown Bag Musical Lunch” series, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 33130, 305. 375.2665, FREE EVENT open to the Public, parking available in lots or take the People Mover (Downtown Miami)
Eric and The JazzersFri. July 29,
Eric & the Jazzers featuring Ken Burkhardt on keyboards, Yvette Norwood-Grainger and the rest of the crew! 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Blue Jean Blues, 3320 NE 33rd St., Ft. Lauderdale, 33308, 954.306.6330, no cover, lots of metered parking on 33rd St. (Ft. Lauderdale)

French Horn TrioFri. July 29, FRENCH HORN Collective, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Carillon Miami Beach Hotel & Spa, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 33141, info & table reservation at 305.514.7474, no cover, valet parking available $15 (Miami Beach)

Eddy pictureFriday,  July 29, “Friday Happy Hour” with Eddy Balzola – Acoustic Rhythm & Soul, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Whole Foods Market, South Beach, 1020 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 33139, 305.938.2800, no cover, plenty of free self-parking in the Whole Foods lot (Miami Beach)

Davis and Dow FridaysFri. July 29, DaVinci’s of Boca presents Davis and Dow, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., DaVinci’s Restaurant, Boca Town Center Mall (between Nordstrom and Saks), 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, 33431, 561.363.8466, no cover, plenty of free parking (Boca Raton)

All that Jazz CafėFri. July 29, Join us for Dinner and Live Jazz and enjoy Jazz Vocals & Jazz Flute by ARGARITA and her “Hot Mess Trio” (Jeff Padowitz on piano, Guiseppe Pucci on drums, and Dave Wilkenson on bass), 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., All That Jazz Cafe & Grill, 3491 N. Hiatus Rd., Sunrise, 33351, NW Corner of Oakland Park Blvd. & Hiatus Rd., 1 Mile from Sawgrass Mills Mall off Oakland Park Blvd, 954.572.0821, no cover, plenty of free self-parking in lot (Sunrise)

Hal RolandFri. July 29, Hal Roland on piano and Matt Bonelli on bass, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Christy’s Restaurant, 3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 33134, 305.446.1400, no cover, metered parking around the restaurant (Coral Gables)

Brazilian and Latin FlavorsFri. July 29, Join Stu Grant and “Brazilian and Latin Flavors” tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Your excursion to Brazil features music from Tania Maria, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ivan Lins, Gato Barbieri, Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, and many more! 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., on the internet at www.cooljazzflorida.com  

Glenda GraingerFri. July 29, Glenda Grainger with her accompanist and arranger, Gary Lawrence, 7:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m., Chatham House Restaurant & Piano Bar, 4331 N. Ocean Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 33308, 954.351.0310, no cover or minimum, free self parking in lot in front of joint (Lauderdale-by-the-Sea)

Cecilia RoyFri. July 29, Cecilia Roy, pianist/vocalist, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Bistro Mezzaluna, 1821 SE 10th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33315, 954.522.9191, no cover, free parking (Ft. Lauderdale)

Cozy Michaels TrioFri. July 29, JAZZ at MIAMI SHORES presents The Cozy Michaels Trio, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, 33138, 305.795.2360, no cover, plenty of free self-parking in lots (Miami Shores)

David KupsickFri. July 29, The Joy of Sax (solo Jazz Saxophone) with David Kupsick, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Zara Jazz Café, 1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33409, 561.762.2013, no cover (West Palm Beach)

SFCPAFri. July 29, FREE Friday Drum Jams (for all shapes, sizes, and ages)! 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th St. #10, Miami, 33186, 786.478.6899, www.theSFCPA.org, FREE, FRee, free! self-parking available in the lot (Kendall)

Mark Small (ML)Fri. July 29, Jazz in the Garden presents The Mark Small Trio (with Mark on sax, Michael Piolet on drums, and Derek Fairholm on organ),  7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Peacock Garden Café, 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, 33133, 305.774.3332, no cover charge, min. Consumption: Bar area – 1 drink per person, dining area, 1 entrée per person, valet parking next door at Sonesta Hotel, public parking garage entrance between Sonesta Hotel and restaurant entrance (Coconut Grove)

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 2.22.20 PMFri. July 29, Khris Royal & Dark Matter Jazz Funk, 8:00 p.m., The Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 33444, 561.450.6357 (box office), 2-for-1 tickets enter the code “Summer”, BYOW (Bring Your Own Whatever – drinks and munchies) public lot parking above the joint, $10 valet parking available (Delray Beach)

Rose Max at MOCAFri. July 29, Jazz at MOCA presents a Brazilian Party! With Rose Max & Ramatis and the Band! 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, 305.893.6211, FREE, free, free, bring your chairs, blankets, friends! Plenty of free self parking in lot next to MOCA  (North Miami)

Bobby Rodriguez OrchestraFri. July 29, The Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra presents a program of “Swing & Salsa” with his 18 piece Big Band, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton, 33434, 561.483.9036, $20 rear orchestra, $25 lower orchestra and $30 VIP tables, plenty of free self parking in lot (Boca Raton)

Vinyl Blvd.Fri. July 29, Vinyl Blvd. Quartet (featuring Yamit Lemoine on Voice and Violin, Tim Jago on guitar, Gary Thomas on Bass and Ryan Hecker on drums), 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Soya & Pomodoro, 120 NE 1st St., Miami, 33132, 305.381.9511, reservations recommended because the join is not that big, no cover, $10 parking available across the street in a lot (Downtown Miami)

Michelle FragosoFri. July 29, Living Room Jazz at Soyka’s presents Michelle Fragoso, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Soyka’s Bar Lounge & Restaurant, 5556 NE 4th Ct., Miami, 33137, 305.759.3117, no cover or minimum, $5 valet parking in lot (Midtown Miami)

Eddy pictureFri. July 29, Eddy Balzola with Miguel Gomez & Rey Monroig – Friday Jazz at Pizza Pazza, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Pizza Pazza, 275 NE 18th St., Miami, 33132, 786.6262.2238, no cover (Miami)

Tomasito CruzFri. July 29, Rumba Fridays featuring the Tomasito Cruz Band, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., LILT Restaurant and Lounge (inside the Epic Hotel), 270 Biscayne Way Blvd., Miami, 33131 305.351.7403, no cover, $15 valet parking with validation in the LILT Lounge, $5 parking available across the street on top of Whole Foods (Downtown Miami)