Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday Night Hang: Chris Cortez Trio

At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts (1905 Kentucky Ave. Winter Park Fl), Chris Cortez performed on guitar and vocals; Ron Jenkins was on bass and Walt Hubbard was on drums. Chris is an international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, he ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. He's been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz and Hot Paris. He's performed at clubs and festivals all over the world. His recordings are critically acclaimed.

This was a free jazz jam session and great sketch opportunity. I was able to find a small table in the front row to set up and relax to the music. They have a small bar in the back of the room for drinks and some snacks. Blue Bamboo is one of the newer venues in Central Florida and they are always hosting amazing musical talents. Blue Bamboo is part venue, part recording studio, part art gallery. More of a concert hall than a night club, they're open to all ages and present all kinds of music, theater, dance, and spoken word events.  They're also available for private parties. Check the web site to stay up to date on all that is happening.

There is a Thursday Night Hang with the Dave Sheffield Trio tonight May 9, 2019 starting at 8pm.
The trio has been performing together for almost 30 years, and the group is regarded as one of the finest jazz trios in the central Florida area. The group features Dave on piano, Jeff Green on bass, and Don Sanderson on drums. This is an authentic jazz trio with repertoire consisting of standards from the American song book. The group can easily crossover from easy listening dinner music, to hard bebop.Admission is free.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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