Jazz Events for South Florida (and beyond) from Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Thurs. Dec. 14Thurs. Dec. 14, The University of Miami Frost Jazz Hour presents Funk Fusion, directed by former Bee Gees drummer, Steve Rucker!! 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 CONCERT, best parking across Coral Way in the residential area (Miami)Thurs. Dec. 14, (This is an outdoor event, cancelled if there is Rain), The Beachcombers (Dancers welcome to join in!) Bring your beach chairs so you can sit on the beach or near the band, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., walk east of The Charnow Pavilion to the Broadwalk, 300 Connecticut St., Hollywood, 33019, FREE EVENT, metered parking on street or at 4 story lot just west of the pavilion (Hollywood)Thurs. Dec. 14, “Jazz at Jackson” presents The Rodolfo Zuñiga Quintet, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Alamo Park on the campus of Jackson Memorial Hospital at 1151 NW 16th St., Miami, 33136, FREE Event, parking in lots, please see map (Miami)Thurs. Dec. 14, The Ball & Chain Jazz Trio with Nick Tannura and friends, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Ball & Chain, 1513 Southwest 8th St. (Calle 8), Miami, 33135, www.BallandChainMiami.com, no cover, $8 valet available (Miami)Thurs. Dec. 14, The Damian J Project presents THE TRAD305, 7:00 p.m., Happy Hour and Dance Lesson led by Yuval Hod & Jul Slavikas, 8:00 p.m. TRAD305 performance, North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 33141, 305.672.5202, FREE event but $10 suggestion is much appreciated, parking across the street in the lot and around the venue (Miami Beach)Thurs. Dec. 14, Grand Opening of Chardee’s in Wilton Manors, Join us for the hottest new club with live entertainment 4 nights a week, with Complimentary Well drinks from 6 – 9 p.m. tonight! Brendan John will be performing from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Chardees Lounge, 2440 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 33305, 954.533.4916, FREE EVENT, Valet parking next to Chardees Lounge and parking at the Wells Fargo Band 1 block away after 6 p.m., (Wilton Manors – Fort Lauderdale)Thurs. Dec. 14, “Gumbo, Jambalaya and Jazz Night” with the ‘All That Jazz Trio.’  Come and enjoy the Thursday Dessert special — their delicious, homemade “New Orleans Bread Pudding Dessert,” 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 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)Thurs. Dec. 14, Rose Max & Ramatis, 7:00 p.m., Boteco Miami, 916 NE 79th St., Miami, 33138, 305.757.7735, no cover, $7 valet parking in lot (Miami)Thurs. Dec. 14, JAZZ at MIAMI SHORES presents Dorian Avila, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, 33138, 305.795.2360, no cover, lots of free self-parking in lot (Miami Shores)Thurs. Dec. 14, “Big Band Night” at the American Rock Bar & Grill, 8:00 p.m., American Rock Bar & Grill, 1600 East Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 33441, 954.428.4539, no entertainment fee! Lots of free parking in lot (Deerfield Beach)Thurs. Dec. 14, Danny Burger’s Showcase presents Rita Wilburn on vocals with Randy Langione, Mitch Goldstein, “Baby” Pots n’ Pans, Charlotte Rose Burger and many other special guests! 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.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)Thurs. Dec. 14, The Paul Hoyle Band – Live at the Open Stage (featuring Paul Hoyle on Piano and Vocals, Joe Paulovkin on Guitar, Martin Souverbielle on Drums and Tony Morelli on Bass), 8:00 p.m., The Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano St., Coral Gables, 33134, 305.441.7902, $10 entertainment charge, best (cheapest) parking available directly above The Open Stage with the entrance on Aragon Ave. (Coral Gables)Thurs. Dec. 14, 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)Thurs. Dec. 14, Eric & The Jazzers in Margate! (Hey Margate peeps, now YOU have JAZZ too! Check it out!),  9:00 p.m., Gold Choice Ballroom, 345 South State Rd. 7, Margate, 33068, 954.984.9544, $5 cover charge, plenty of parking available (Margate)Thurs. Dec. 14, 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)Fri. Dec. 15Fri. Dec. 15, Eddy Balzola, Acoustic Rhythm & Soul, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., The “Riptide” Oceanfront Tiki Bar, 2300 North Surf Rd., Hollywood Beach (4 blocks south of the Marriott), 33019, 954.921.7667, no cover, street/lot parking (Hollywood Beach)Fri. Dec. 15, Jazz Vocals and Jazz Flute featuring Argarita & The Hot Mess Band, 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Open for dinner, live music begins at 6:00, 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)Fri. Dec. 15, The Ball & Chain Jazz Trio with Nick Tannura and friends, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Ball & Chain, 1513 Southwest 8th St. (Calle 8), Miami, 33135, www.BallandChainMiami.com, no cover, $8 valet available (Miami)Fri. Dec. 15, Kemuel Roig on keyboards and Aldo Salvent on sax, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Neme Gastro Bar, 1252 SW 22nd St., Miami, 33145, 305.345.9868, no cover (Miami)Fri. Dec. 15, Join Stu Grant and “Brazilian and Latin Flavors” tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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  Fri. Dec. 15, Ruben Gonzales provides the entertainment at Chardees Lounge in Wilton Manors, a new Hot Lounge providing live entertainment four nights a week! 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Chardees Lounge, 2440 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 33305, 954.533.4916, no cover, Valet parking next to Chardees Lounge and parking at the Wells Fargo Band 1 block away after 6 p.m., (Wilton Manors – Fort Lauderdale)Fri. Dec. 15, The Joy of Sax (solo jazz saxophone) with David Kupsick, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Che Restaurant, 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33483, 561.562.5200, no cover, valet parking available (Delray Beach)Fri. Dec. 15,  JAZZ at MIAMI SHORES presents The Liz Bieler Trio featuring Liz on vocals, Ken Burkart on keyboards and Eddie Za on drums, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, 33138, 305.795.2360, no cover, lots of free self-parking in lot (Miami Shores)Fri. Dec. 15, 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! Lots of free self parking in lot (Kendall) Fri. Dec. 15, A Very Special Holiday Jazz Concert with Yvette Norwood-Tiger on vocals, and accompanied by Rick Moore (keys), Burt Boice (Contrabass), Raul Duran (saxophone) and Jose Roman Duque (drums), 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, info with Marlon Foster at 561.472.3338, $20 in advance/$25 at the door (Lake Worth)

Fri. Dec. 15, W.T. Heck, 7:30 p.m., Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 33134, 305.442.4408, no cover, public parking across the street with the entrance on Aragon Ave. (Coral Gables)Fri. Dec. 15, Jean Caze and Amédé (featuring Jean on trumpet, Tal Cohen on piano, Eric England on bass, Harvel Nakundi on drums and Rodney Merrard on percussion), 8:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m., The Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 33144, 561.450.6357, $30 – $40 – $45, BYOW – Bring your Own Whatever (drinks, munchies, etc.) $5 event parking in lot (Delray Beach)Fri. Dec. 15, The Venetian Arts Society (VAS) presents “A Jazzy Christmas” with Ell Clarke & Friends, 6:00 p.m., Wine Reception, 7:00 p.m. Salon Concert, John Knox Village (JKV), Village Centre Auditorium, 651 SW 6th St., Pompano Beach, 33060, VAS/JKV members $25, General Public $40, tickets at www.venetianartssociety.org/events, or at 954.709.7447, free parking available (Pompano Beach)

Fri. Dec. 15, An Evening with Jon Batiste & Stay Human, 8:00 p.m., Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 33132, 305.949.6722, tickets range from $45 – $125, for tickets and parking info go to www.arshtcenter.org (Downtown Miami)Fri. Dec. 15, Ivan’s Cookhouse presents The DUO – Loye Hawkins on vocals and Mari Bell on keyboards, with others sitting in! 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Ivan’s Cookhouse 14815 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, 33181, 305.944.4826, no cover, plenty of free parking in front (North Miami)Fri. Dec. 15, Nikki Kidd and Friends at 409 Wine Bar (A NEW JOINT!), 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., 490 Wine Bar, 409 N. Dixie Hwy., Hallandale, 33009, no cover, free parking (Hallandale)Fri. Dec. 15, Living Room Jazz at Soyka’s presents LaVie, 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  (Midtown Miami)Fri. Dec. 15, Vinyl Blvd. Quartet (featuring Yamit Lemoine on vocals/violin, Zach Bartholomew on keys, Gary Thomas on bass and Mike Piolet 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 joint is not that big, no cover, $10 parking available across the street in a lot (Downtown Miami)
Fri. Dec. 15, JAZZ at Le Chat Noir, 10:00 p.m. – 01:00 a.m., Le Chat Noir: Cellar, Restaurant and Jazz Club, 2 South Miami Ave., Miami 33130, 305.377.8899, $15 cover charge  (Downtown Miami)Sat. Dec. 16Sat. Dec. 16, Eddy Balzola, Acoustic Rhythm & Soul, 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Yellow Green Farmers Market, North Stage, 1940 North 30th Road, Hollywood, 33021, 954.513.3990, FREE event, free lot parking (Hollywood)

Sat. Dec. 16, “Saturdays Swing” — Join Stu Grant for a program devoted to Big Bands and their most Swinging Tunes, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the internet at www.cooljazzflorida.com

Sat. Dec. 16, Jimmy Cavallo with the Danny Burger Trio, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.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)

Sat. Dec. 16, The Ball & Chain Jazz Trio with Nick Tannura and friends, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Ball & Chain, 1513 Southwest 8th St. (Calle 8), Miami, 33135, www.BallandChainMiami.com, no cover, $8 valet available (Miami)

Sat. Dec. 16, Jazz/Flamenco/Brazilian instrumental guitar music with Dave Feder (weather permitting),   6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Morada Bay Restaurant, 81600 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, 33036, 305.664.3225, no cover, plenty of free self-parking (Islamorada)

Sat. Dec. 16, BLUES-JAZZ-ROCK w/KILMO DOOME & DREW PRESTON, Dig the stellar guitar chops and vocals of Drew Preston and the fat groove of Kilmo Doome. Expect roots blues, funky grooves, blues infused jazz-rock and some serious jamming. 6:00 p.m. (doors open, music starts at 8:00 p.m.), Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub, 830 E. Oakland Park Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale, 33334, no cover, lots of free parking in lot in front (Fort Lauderdale – Oakland Park)  

Sat. Dec. 16, The All That Jazz Trio (featuring Jim Petullo on piano, David Brady on drums, Michael Kolber on bass), 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)

Sat. Dec. 16, The Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Kyle Prescott, presents “An Ellington Nutcracker,” 7:00 p.m., FAU University Theatre, 777 Glades Road., Boca Raton, 33431, 800.564.9539, $20 general admission, tickets at www.fauevents.com, plenty of free parking (Boca Raton)

Sat. Dec. 16, “The Oriente Duo” featuring Eddy Balzola on guitar with Yoel Del Sol on percussion, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Downtown Hollywood Artwalk at the Cuenca Cigar Lounge, 1928 Harrison St., Hollywood, 33020, FREE event, street parking, low cost garages (Hollywood)

Sat. Dec. 16, Chardees Lounge in Wilton Manors, the hottest new club with live entertainment 4 nights a week, TONIGHT featuring Tony & Gloria, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Chardees Lounge, 2440 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 33305, 954.533.4916, no cover, Valet parking next to Chardees Lounge and parking at the Wells Fargo Band 1 block away after 6 p.m., (Wilton Manors – Fort Lauderdale)

Sat. Dec. 16, The Alex Weitz Quartet (featuring Alex on sax, Tal Cohen on baby Grand, Ben Tiberio on bass and Michael Piolet on drums), 8:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m., The Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 33144, 561.450.6357, $30 – $40 – $45, BYOW – Bring your Own Whatever (drinks, munchies, etc.) $5 event parking in lot (Delray Beach)

Sat. Dec. 16, The Jazz Connection (featuring Richard Vanderburg on trumpet, Mike Cohen on drums, Joe Yeargin on bass and Bill Galliford on piano), 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., The Grove Spot, 3324 Virginia St., Coconut Grove, 33133, 305.774.6696, no cover charge, no minimum, metered street parking or in Cocowalk (Miami – Coconut Grove)

Sat. Dec. 16, Jimmy Williamson and his All-Star Band (featuring Jimmy on vocals, Jose Velasquez on bass, Ivan Velasquez on drums, Leo Quintero on guitar and Pablo Gil on keyboards/sax, 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Tavolino della Notte, 10181 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, 33065, 954.509.0046, no cover, plenty of parking in the lot (Coral Springs)

Sat. Dec. 16, Living Room Jazz at Soyka’s presents Time Forgers, 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 (Midtown Miami)

Sat. Dec. 16, JAZZ at Le Chat Noir, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Le Chat Noir: Cellar, Restaurant and Jazz Club, 2 South Miami Ave., Miami 33130, 305.377.8899, $15 (Downtown Miami)

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