Charlotte County Jazz Society Presents....

LA LUCHA

Monday October 11th, 2021 @ 7pm

La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world: Colombia (Alejandro Arenas), Mexico (John O’Leary), & United States (Mark Feinman). Their music ventures boldly into a wide variety of musical styles, offering an appealing and fun mix of genres under the jazz umbrella. The combination of their musical versatility and varied musical influences makes for compelling virtuosic performances. Through an engaging stage presence and high level of interaction, La Lucha brings the audience into their world.

La Lucha was awarded Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay Jazz Ensemble” in 2013, 2014 & 2015; the “Think Small to Think Big Grant,” by Creative Pinellas; featured presenters at TEDxTampa Bay (2014), TEDxUSF (2015) & TEDxDouglasville (2017); and were honored by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to present a multi- media project raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

The trio has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins. Some highlighted festival performances include; the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Sarasota Jazz Festival, New Smyrna Beach Jazz Fest, Thin Man Watts Jazz Fest, Chestertown Jazz Festival (Maryland) along with various performances in concert halls throughout the south and mid-atlantic United States. Their debut album, A Cup of Fuzzy Water was released in 2009 and their second self-titled album was released in June 2012. Their third album, Standards, Not-Standards, featuring vocalist Jun, was released in January 2015 on Blue Line Music, and Pa’ Lante, which features all original music, was released in September 2108 on Fuzzy Water Music.

La Lucha will be releasing a new album in spring 2020 on Arbors Records, and it will be produced by world renowned clarinetist, Ken

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"All About Soul"

A Billy Joel Tribute

November 6th  at 7pm

"All About Soul" performs incredible renditions of Billy Joel’s finest and most popular hits, such as, “Moving Out”, “Big Shot”, “Angry Young Man”, “N.Y. State of Mind”, “Vienna”, “Allentown”, “Piano Man, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”, and many more of Billy’s songs.

This truly amazing Tribute pays homage to one of the industries most decorated, honored, and talented musicians/singer/songwriters of our time, covered by some of the areas most talented musicians/vocalists, which are fans themselves. “All About Soul” is sure to please and entertain fans of Billy Joel’s music and contributions to the music industry. As Bill says… It’s… “All About Soul”

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$19 (CC Members) Limit 2 

$22 (Non Members) 

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JG BIGSTAR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS...

Jolly Holiday

with J3 Vocal Band

Saturday, December 18th 2021 3pm & 7pm

For 27 years collectively, the Johns Family, Dennis, Bonnie and Chad have traveled performing Gospel and Rock and Roll Oldies. We are thankful that a young mans love and passion for music along with his parents, and some sacrifices for his dreams to become a reality, joined together to create this group called J3 Vocal Band.

The Johns Family has worked side by side with many talented musicians along their journey. Over the years, we have all become like family, even though some have had to leave J3 for reasons beyond their control.

Every J3VB show is different in many ways, but you are sure to see wardrobe changes, choreography, laugh a little, maybe even dance a little and enjoy a spectacular one of a kind light show.

You’ll hear favorites from Elvis, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, Nancy Sinatra and more. Fans come back time and time again to enjoy the J3 family harmonies and enjoy their love of the music they share.e.

J3 Vocal Band followers look forward to the Christmas Holiday season when J3VB includes some of their Christmas favorites like, Jingle Bell Rock, Christmas in Dixie, Blue Christmas, Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree and Mary Did You Know, along with many of the regular oldies to make a Jolly Holiday Christmas Show.

J3 will always be grateful for the years they’ve spent entertaining their fans, making new friends and just having a lot of good clean fun.

Now that Dennis and Bonnie have decided that it’s time for them to leave the stage, we hope to see you at one of J3VB’s farewell Holiday shows. And who knows, they might just show up at one of Chad’s shows sometime.


Dennis, Bonnie and Chad Johns look forward to meeting you at one of their upcoming events.

Sincerely,

J3

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Best at Sea Entertainment Presents...

An Evening of Magic and Madness

Starring Selkii & Edge

Friday, January 7th @ 7pm

America first heard about Singer-Songwriter Selkii after being a member of Blake Shelton's team on the hit television show "The Voice. Country superstar Blake Shelton told Selkii, "you are the real deal, and he could not wait to open for her someday in her home country of South Africa." Also a finalist in the South African version of American Idol, she now tours the U.S. performing her unique show that features looping technology and a repertoire of over 1500 songs. Audiences come to see a show and leave with a new friend.

The second half of our show with only two names is Edge, America's most original, creative, and hilarious physical acts. One part clown, one part juggler, and all parts funny, Edge delivers a show that always has the audiences howling with laughter and at the same time stunned by what they are watching. Fast, frantic, and funny are three words used to describe this former Ringling Brothers performer. A sought-after headliner for major cruise lines, this show will be a rare opportunity to see his unforgettable show on land.

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$20 (CC Members Limit 2)

$22 Non Members

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Best at Sea Entertainment Presents...

NASHVILLE LIVE

Friday February 11th 2022 @ 7pm

The sounds of Nashville are coming to the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater.


Do not miss this fantastic evening of country music starring Grammy-nominated world-class fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter Ryan Joseph. Currently, on tour with country superstar Alan Jackson, Ryan will be joined by the Ryan Joseph Band made up of some of Nashville's finest musicians. Ryan will be performing music by Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, plus original songs from his latest CD, some bluegrass, and maybe even a little Mozart. Some of Ryan's television appearances include the ACM Awards, Country Music Awards, ACM Honors, The Tonight Show, and many more.

Joining Ryan and his band will be Singer-Songwriter Danika Portz, who has headlined six-Armed Forces Entertainment tours in Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean.

Danika has also shared billing with Martina McBride, David Cook, Dan + Shay, Michael Ray, and A Thousand Horses.

Billboard magazine said about Danika, "She simply sounds like nobody else in Nashville. Rhythmic and catchy songs, paired with contemporary and soulful vocals, make her distinctive and memorable on stage."

Robert K. Oermann of Music Row Magazine wrote about Danika, "I can't remember the last time I heard a new artist with this much creativity at her fingertips.”

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$22 CC Members (limited 2)

$24 Non members

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R.E.M. Productions Presents

AIDA

The Timeless Love Story

Friday, Feb 25th @ 7pm; Saturday Feb 26th @ 7pm & Sunday Feb27th @ 3pm

The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together.

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people.

Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser that embraces multicultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss out on this amazing theatrical experience.

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The Edwards Twins

Monday, March 7 at 7pm

Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. Anthony & Eddie Edwards use state of the art make-up to look and sound like the superstars of today and yesterday.

All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in An Evening with The Stars. The NBC Today show says “it’s one of the most extraordinary shows we have ever seen.” Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Olivia Newton John, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Frankie Valli, Tom Jones, and many many more hosted by THE EDWARDS TWINS FROM LAS VEGAS. All live vocal. USA TODAY and THE BOSTON GLOBE raves “A Must See show”

 

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$40.25, $51.75

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Best at Sea Entertainment Presents...

An Evening of Comedy, Music and Magic

with Tom Drake, Paul Edison and John Ferrentino

Friday, March 11th, 2022 @ 7pm

For more years than they will ever admit, these three headline performers have been entertaining cruise ship audiences around the world. Now they are bringing their shows to Port Charlotte, and they are even bringing their own Cruise Director.

Hosted by "Cruise Director on Loan" Dottie Kulasa, Stand-Up Comedian Tom Drake will bring the funny, Comedy Magician John Ferrentino will bring the funny magic, and Singer Impressionist Paul Edison will bring back memories with dead-on impressions of Sinatra, Bennett, Diamond, Elvis, and more.

This show is a "something for everyone" show that you do not want to miss.

Comedy Magician John Ferrentino has made over 60 television appearances in his career. He opened for Crosby, Stills, and Nash for many years and is a regular at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Singer impressionist Paul Edison's career began in Liverpool, England, and his powerful voice and uncanny impressions have taken him around the world. He has been seen and heard on many BBC productions over the years.

Tom Drake's Act has been called "An Attitude with a Tie," but his likable style and hilarious observations have helped to make him one of the most popular comedians performing at sea.

This show has it all! Comedy, Music and Magic! Don’t miss this show!

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$20 (CC members limit 2)

$22 Non member

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RETURNING TO THE CULTURAL CENTER FOR ONE NIGHT!!!!!

NY ROCKABILLY ROCKETS

Saturday March 12th, 2022 @ 7pm

Quite possibly the best 120min of 50's, 60's music that you will experience on one stage.
You’ll love the NY Rockabilly Rockets and their spectacular production “ Shake Rattle Roll “. A nostalgic Journey through Vintage Rock & Roll. This Dynamic full production Vegas style show brings the 50’s & 60's back to life with spectacular Lights, Sound, Stage Props, and the fantastic "NY Rockabilly Rockets" recreating the music you grew up with & loved.
The Rockets High-Octane music of the 50’s & 60’s will have you clapping & Dancing in the aisle all night long and the Ballad’s will have you holding your loved one.


If you love Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley & his Comets, Eddie Arnold, the Stray Cats, Dion, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Chuck Berry, the Ronettes and many other greats, don’t miss this show.
Strap yourself in, hold on and “ Get Ready for Lift Off “

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Storytellers

An Evening of Iconic Music

Saturday, March 26th @ 7pm

Enjoy a night of all your favorite music. Storytellers is a duo that consits of Paul Crotty ( Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, and Harmony) and Robert Garica ( Guitar, Lead Vocals, and harmony). Both musicians grew up in the most golden age of music has ever experienced and perform renditions of some of the most iconic songs in all of music history

Those who have seen them before can attest to not only the quality and character of the musical performances, but the intimate feel and camaraderie that occurs between them and the audience. Sure the music is legendary, and you no doubt come away with some little know tid bit of music triva about how a particular song came to be or what was going on at that time. There will  unquestionably be jokes and laughter as well as singing along and who knows what else. That's because Rob and Paul enjoy thier audience as much as the audience enjoys them. It a good time.

So if you love the music of Boston, James Taylor, Journey, The Beatles, John Denver, Pink Floyd, Led Zep and more...Performed with loads of harmony vocals and arranged in a way that makes you feel like you yourself are taking a part in the creation of that moment... that very experience...you owe it to yourself to check out Storytellers.

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