Jazz On Edge, an annual festival celebrating creative musicians performing their own work, opens its second season at a new venue, the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 7:30pm.
The show features Venezuelan composer/performer Edward Simon in one of his few Central Florida performances; the Orlando-area debut of the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet, fresh from a tour of Europe; and an “after hours” jam with critically acclaimed New York trumpeter Brian Groder.
7:30 pm – 10 pm, February 6, 2010
160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden FL
407-877-4736 for tickets: $25 ($22 seniors/students)
Along with the show headliners, Jazz on Edge will feature a special “After Hours” fundraising jam featuring Brian Groder and special guests; free outdoor performance by the Lakeview Middle School Jazz Band before the show; a free jazz concert at the Centennial Gazebo; and a weekend celebration of jazz in local restaurants and businesses.
On Saturday, February 6, 2010 beginning at 6pm, the Lakeview Middle School Jazz Band will perform outside Garden Theatre. 7:30pm - Jazz On Edge concert at Garden Theatre; Edward Simon, Tiptons Sax Quartet 10pm - Special “After Hours” jazz jam, with Brian Groder and special guests, benefiting the Garden Theatre Jazz On Edge 2010 is produced by Orlando writer Joseph Hayes and Burry Man Productions, and is sponsored in part by Bright House Networks.
THE EDWARD SIMON TRIO Lovers of the tender elegance and power of jazz piano and Latin-flavored music will find all this and more in Edward Simon. Venezuelan-born, and currently living in Orange City, Simon has been quietly but profoundly making an impact for a number of years. He's been an astute sideman with high-caliber players like Terence Blanchard and Greg Osby, but it is his own work as a solo artist and band leader that truly reveal his performance and compositional prowess. (“Simon is an important presence on the jazz and world music scene.” — Los Angeles Times)
Performing with Edward Simon is: Adam Cruz (drums) Adam gained early recognition in New York Latin and Jazz circles, and continues to record and tour with the Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Chick Corea, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann and Eddie Palmieri. ("Cruz pairs flawless technique and a crystalline touch with a level of prophetic intuition that is awe-inspiring." — Modern Drummer)
With a repertoire that includes New Orleans second-line, Afro-Cuban, Balkan, klezmer and beyond, the Tiptons Sax Quartet creates some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. An all-women ensemble from Seattle, New York and points Midwest, with 10 CDs under its collective belt, the Quartet has toured and played festivals in Europe and the US for more than 15 years. Each member is a solo artist in her own right.
The Tiptons are: Amy Denio ("Denio is a creative-music goddess." — San Francisco Weekly); Jessica Lurie (“Lurie puts the accent on the remote-control imperative that drives the tapping of your helpless toe." — LA Weekly.); Sue Orfield; Tina Richerson; and drummer Chris Stromquist. (“The songs are unforgettable, playful, and feature high-energy interaction between all five members. This unity of various repertoires creates a worldly and soulful touch that cannot be described; it must be heard.” — Cake Magazine)
BRIAN GRODER in an “After Hours Jam” with special guests
New York trumpeter Brian Groder headlined the debut Jazz On Edge in 2008. His latest album, Groder & Greene, has been called "Pure magic" by renowned magazine All About Jazz, and made its list of “Best New Releases of 2009.” Joining Brian in this benefit for the Garden Theatre will be the cream of the Orlando jazz scene ... and a few surprises. ("Groder speaks jazz as if it were his mother tongue.” — ImproJazz, France)