Jazz Events for South Florida (and beyond) for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thurs. March 21

Thurs. March 21, The University of Miami Frost Jazz Hour presents The Odd Times Ensemble! 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. March 21, (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. – 3:00 p.m., walk east of The Charnow Pavilion to the Broadwalk, 300 Connecticut St., Hollywood, 33019, FREE EVENT but donations are welcome, metered parking on street or at 4 story lot just west of the pavilion (Hollywood)

Thurs. March 21,  “Jazz at Jackson” presents Ariel and Beatrice, 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 (Miami)Thurs. March 21, A series of Jazz Lectures by Dr. Mark C. Gridley, Active Jazz Musician and Music Educator, Today’s lecture “The Origins of Cool Jazz,” Coming up on 3.28 — The Music of Art Blakey and Horace Silver; Cannonball and Nat Adderley; on April 4 — The origins of Jazz-Rock Fusion and how to appreciate its new accompaniment sounds. Music of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Joe Zawinul. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The Barry & Florence Friedberg Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Bldg. 31D, Boca Raton, 33431, One Time pass, member or non-member at the Door: $20, Membership information can be found online at olliboca.fau.edu, please see map for parking (Boca Raton)Thurs. March 21, The Ball & Chain Jazz Quartet featuring Special Guests, 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. March 21, Mel Williams  plays Bourbon Excursion (Sample 4 Bourbons + 1 full pour + Wine & Cheese plate for $30), 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m., Gatsby’s Joint, 2460 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33308, 754.332.2125, no cover, plenty of parking in front (Fort Lauderdale)Thurs. March 21, “Bananas Foster” night with the ‘All That Jazz Quartet’ (featuring Jim Petullo on piano, Ranses Colon on bass, David Brady on drums, and Michael Kolber on clarinet, soprano sax and saute pans) performing Jazz Classics, Swing, Latin & more, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Dinner begins at 5:30, Music at 6:30; 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. March 21, Mister K – Solo Sax,  7:00 p.m. – 10:00  pm., La Pasta Boutique Italian Restaurant, 16347 SW 88th St., Miami, 33196, 786.200.6291, no cover (Miami)Thurs. March 21, “La Nuit du Chat Noir” presents Jaui Schneider on piano, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Rouge – international Moroccan cuisine and more, 908 71st St., Miami Beach, 305.720.9125, no cover charge but dinner is mandatory, public parking is free after 6:00 p.m. (Miami Beach)Thurs. March 21, Mo Morgen (on keys-vocals-sax) + friends! 7:30 p.m., Thai Dish & Sushi, 2188 NE 123rd St. (in long San Souci strip mall), Miami, 33181, 786.464.0888, no cover, plenty of parking in lot (Miami)Thurs. March 21, Rhythm & Tonic Electroswing band featuring Steffen Zeichner at Le Sirenuse’s Champagne bar! All Swing with Yuval Hod will be there too, showing off some world class swing dancing! Join them! 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Four Seasons Surfside, Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar, 9011 Collins Ave. Surfside, 33154, 305.381.3333, no cover, lot of free parking, valet parking available (Surfside)Thurs. March 21, The Jazzy Jones Quartet with Jazzy on vocals, Chad Michaels, Emilio Valenzuela and David Wilkinson, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 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)Thurs. March 21, Julie Havens on the baby grand, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., The 33rd Street Wine Bar, 3337 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, 33308, 954.566.2122, no cover, metered parking on 33rd Street (Fort Lauderdale)Thurs. March 21, Latin Jazz & Blues Jam Session at the SFCPA presents The Manny Echazabal Quartet with Manny on Sax, Tal Cohen on Piano, Dave Chiverton on  Drums and Dan Montgomery on Bass. A professional band plays jazz standards and latin jazz for the first set – Second set is open for a jam session (bring your own real books or original charts). $5 donation goes to support all activities at the SFCPA. 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., South Florida Center for the Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th, Miami, 33186, 305.417.8444, Plenty of free self parking in lot (Kendall)Thurs. March 21, ​​​​The Gary Thomas Quintet featuring Gary on bass, Mark Small on sax, Tim Jago on guitar, Kyle Swan on drums and Tal Cohen on piano, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., The Lagniappe House, 3425 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 33137, 305.576.1018, no cover, $10 parking lot in rear of joint  (Wynwood – Design District – Miami)Thurs. March 21, 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, parking along E/W Flagler (Downtown Miami)

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36 thoughts on “Jazz Events for South Florida (and beyond) for Thursday, March 21, 2019

  1. The list is in incredible detail and easy to read. I had no idea there was so much worthwhile music in South Florida. Thank you for your time and effort. And, as a Broward Count resident, please don’t separate the list as I still enjoy driving to Miami.

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    1. I communicate with many of the musicians to get their gigs via their Facebook pages. There are many FB groups that cover jazz — some more narrowly than others (for example: “on the slide” is for trombonists, but “entertainment in South Florida” covers the waterfront. I don’t really work with message boards so I’m not sure if this will be any help. I notice that you don’t even have a picture of who you are and your email address is unique. This will make you untrustworthy to some. You should put a picture on there. Good luck!

      1. Hi Jeannette,
        I’m a trombonist with the Dennis Noday/Lee Harris Super Band, I’ve been asked to publicize our upcoming engagement at the Boca Black Box Theatre January 27 from 8:00 -10:00pm.
        I don’t know how much you know about this band (we just recently started up) but it is a safe bet that you know almost everybody in the band.

        The address is:

        8221 Glades Road #10
        Boca Raton FL 33434
        info: 561-483-9036

        I don’t have any experience doing this but everybody else in the band is HOPELESS when it comes to this. I’m sure Dennis would be happy to tell you all about it. You can reach him at (954) 292-9454.

        How do we get this posted on your jazz list?

        Thanks for all you do for jazz.

        Tom Lacy
        (954) 600-8705

    1. Thanks Sienna! So great that you “found” me and the South Florida Jazz List. Tell all your friends about it so that we can keep live jazz going! All the best!

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