05/17/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Jazz Rocker, guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers returns with his trio featuring Don Coffman on bass and Thomas Damon on drums. They’ll perform Jazz standards and compositions from his latest CD, Fire Fly.
04/12/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another live musical broadcast from our Miami studios. We’ll feature the singing, songwriting and piano talents of Jacob Jeffries. This award-winning musician has been honored as the Florida Grammy Showcase Best New Artist and the BMI Pick of the Month Artist.
03/08/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat tune in for another live performance from our Miami studios. Catch the beloved Miami Beach Jazz-Pop-Soul singer, Nicole Henry, as she performs tunes from her latest recording “So Good, So Right” (Banister Records), which was recorded during her sold out shows last May at Feinstein’s in New York City.
02/15/13 -1pm - This renowned Jazz vocalist and stage actor has received acclaim for her recordings and live performances from New York to Italy and South Florida. She has received rave reviews of her stage presentations of Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill” which will re-open at The Byron Carlyle Theatre 500 71st Street, Miami, March 8th though 24th. This is a role for which Ms. Dozier has received two Carbonell nominations. The show recounts the life of the legendary vocalist, Billie Holiday.
www.butchross.com: When Butch Ross opened for Bill Staines last fall, he received a rare accolade: a standing ovation for an opening act. He transforms the lowly mountain dulcimer into a virtuoso's instrument, drawing from it unexpected power and expressiveness. He mixes old country and Appalachian songs with his own wordy, literate, poetic ballads about people, places, and situations you might read about in a good book of short stories. He has a strong clear voice and a stage presence of boyish charm.
T & HP bring a unique sound to the folk tradition, with radical, queer lyrics, uncommon instrumentation and vocals tighter than your mamas’ brazier. Tina and Her Pony released their full length album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, Calif. with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations).
01/18/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, you can enjoy another of our monthly studio performances. The Stephen Scott Quartet performs his original compositions and Jazz standards. With a career that spans decades, Mr. Scott has performed and/or recorded with Jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Bennie Golson, Dexter Gordon, Pieces of a Dream and Dr. John among other musical giants. He’ll be joined by bassist Jaime Ousley, Nathan Skinner on vibes and Erroll Cooper on drums.
12/07/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, enjoy another performance from our studios in Miami. The renowned, two-time Grammy nominated choral group, Seraphic Fire, sings a program of holiday favorites in this Radio Flash Mob performance. Catch the beauty of Seraphic Fire in this world wide broadcast Friday at 1:00pm on South Florida Arts Beat.
“Mean” Mary James, youngest of six children, was born in Geneva, Alabama, though her family lived in Florida, a couple miles below the Alabama line. Her mom (author, Jean James) and dad (WWII veteran, William James) lived a very nomadic lifestyle. On one occasion they packed up the family (Mary was four at the time) and moved from Florida to North Minnesota, near the Canadian border, to rough it in the wilds. more at www.maryjamesband.com