Monika Ryan

Monika Ryan

Vocalist Monika Ryan brings a dramatic presence to the Timucua stage!  A one-time resident of the Carnegie Hall “Neighborhood Concert Series,” she has performed at The Big Apple In Nonoichi Jazz Festival in Japan. Her albums recorded over the past two years include a largely improvised jazz album with pianist Chris White, titled “Sketches”; “Fly,” a modern pop/jazz concept piece exploring the life of aviation pioneer, Charles Lindbergh; a holiday album “Merry”; “Crash,” music published in 1929, with guitarist, David O’Rourke; and “Windmills,” a tribute to the legendary lyricists, Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

$10-$20 suggested donations. Please bring wine or food to share.

Brandon Robertson Quartet

Brandon Robertson, bass

This is going to be a show of ALL originals with one tribute jazz standard to the late Sam Rivers. The Brandon Robertson Quartet will perform new music that will be part of their very first Album “The Time is Now”, which they will start recording next Spring. The music is a mixture of Latin, Funk, and Straight Ahead traditional jazz!

  • Brandon Robertson: bass/bandleader
  • Tyler Wertman: trombone
  • Mason Margut: piano
  • Paul Gavin: drums

The event will also feature artist and Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan creating live.

Space Coast Big Band

Space Coast Big Band

The Space Coast Big Band is a 19-piece jazz orchestra led by trombonist Joel Greenblatt and is comprised of some of the finest musicians throughout Central Florida. The band has a wide array of musical stylings including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Gordon Goodwin, and the modern and energetic Cherry Popping Daddies. The band includes NY bassist Bob DiTota, local drummer Bryan Gardenour, and trumpeter Eric Wright.

Zeena Parkins presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Civic Minded 5

A pioneer in a most unusual musical form, Zeena Parkins brought jazz and freeform sensibilities to the harp, breaking new ground with electric amplification and unique percussive performance. The award-winning artist has played with a galaxy of innovators including Björk, Amy DeNio, Fred Frith, Yoko Ono, Butch Morris and more. As an Artist In Residence at the Atlantic Center For the Arts, she brings her passionate style to a new generation of artists.

Fernando Ferrarone Trio, Art: Roberto Gonzalez

At only 21 years of age, Berklee College of Music student Fernando Ferrarone has already been a part of the GRAMMY® Jazz Band and Music for All’s Jazz Band of America, won a DownBeat Student Music Award as a jazz soloist winner on trumpet and alto saxophone, and appeared in the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival (when he was 17). The Trio is rounded out by young New York drummer Chris Garriga and Peruvian bassist Mario Cuba.