The Emmet Cohen Trio

The Emmet Cohen Trio: A Handful of Keys
Harlem based piano phenom, Emmet Cohen, swings through town with his all-star trio featuring Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s bassist, Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole, recently on tour with Wynton Marsalis. The trio is known for its range and uplifting dynamism, representing Cohen’s “kaleidoscopic sense of musical narrative,” as noted in Downbeat Magazine’s current edition. Audience members can expect to be treated to a master class in stylistic juxtapositions, including the melding of stride, blues, church, swing, bebop, free, and contemporary styles, resulting in the innovative sound of Jazz’s future. The Trio will also feature selections from Cohen’s latest album releases, “Masters Legacy Series Vol. 1,” which features famed Miles Davis drummer Jimmy Cobb, and “Vol. 2”, showcasing revered acoustic bass pioneer, Ron Carter.

Gabriel Hernandez Trio

Gabriel Hernandez Trio

7:00pm Doors, 7:30pm Show.

Timucua’s Latin Jazz Nights series kickoff concludes with a performance on by the Gabriel Hernandez Trio. One of the most important exponents of the Cuban piano jazz style, Hernandez is a purveyor of world-class Latin music with a strong jazz flavor. Hailing from the city of Camagüey, where he studied at the Conservatory Luis Casa Romero, the Cuban virtuoso pianist has shared the stage with iconic jazzmen Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, and has performed with Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, and Paquito D’Rivera, among others. Singled out by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba as a personality of Cuban art, Hernandez is a member of the evaluation committee of artists in his home country. His trio is rounded out by composer, producer, and educator Mauricio J. Rodriguez on bass, and Dimas Sanchez—whose style encompasses salsa, samba, bossa nova, Afro-Cuban and world music—on drums and percussion.

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

Peter & Will Anderson Group

Brothers, Peter and Will Anderson will use the saxophone and clarinet to present unique renditions of classic jazz songs and original music. They have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra and Jimmy Heath Big Band; performed on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and featured on the 2014 Grammy Winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

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

For Trees and Birds

The young quartet called For Trees and Birds graced the White House stage in 2016, so this is a welcome return. By turns chaotic, edgy jazz and rhythmic, joyful rock, the band’s partially improvisational music is difficult to categorize, but impossible to forget. Featuring Jasper Duts on alto saxophone and bass Clarinet; Lee Meadvin on guitar; Chris Gaskell on bass; and Connor Parks, drums.  

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

Marty Morell Album Release Party

Timucua Arts Foundation presents the M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble (Michiko Morell (Perc.) & Marty Morell (Vibes) featuring the award winning “La Lucha Trio” with John O’Leary (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass) and  Mark Feinman (drums). Also on the bandstand as special guest, Jeff Rupert (Tenor Sax). This unique and energetic musical group plays original compositions, re-invented Jazz Standards, and selections from the American song book, all with a Latin flavor!

Marty Morell (drums, percussion, vibes, piano, producer) was a member of the BILL EVANS Trio for seven years. He has performed with the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He played the Tony award -winning musical “Ragtime”. Following that, he did the revival of “Kiss Me Kate” and “Suessical: the Musical”. He was the drummer with the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra from 2006-12. Currently, he resides in Tampa, Florida and is the Jazz drum set Professor at he the University of Central Florida.

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

The Frieder Dimick Duo

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Saxophonist Steven Frieder and pianist Keelan Dimick are young jazz players from the old school of jazz – literally. Educated at at the Manhattan School of Music, they have played with notables such as Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Dave Liebman and more. They have crafted a sound that is approachable yet modern, bringing a new perspective to jazz standards and original compositions with a unique sonic combination.

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

Art by Crystal Dombrosky

Michael Bisio – Master Artist Outreach: Live Performance

Cutting-edge jazz bassist Michael Bisio – best known for his collaborative work with firebrands (and Timucua favorites) Matthew Shipp and Joe McPhee – will be taking part in the fall edition of New Smyrna’s Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency Program. The BBC has hailed Bisio as “fleet-fingered and pitch-perfect,” and his various projects with Shipp and solo are required listening for fans of avant-garde jazz.


Joe Gilabert Quintet Featuring Danny Jordan

The Joe Gilabert Quintet will feature some of Orlando’s finest jazz musicians at Timucua white house! Danny Jordan, an educator and musician since 1976, joins the quintet after playing with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Barry Manilow. The quintet will perform original pieces by Gilabert, a seasoned jazz player, whose compositions are rooted in a modern contemporary style that represents his 25-year experience in the NYC jazz scene. Don’t miss a wonderful performance!

Joe Gilabert – composer / Guitar

Dan Jordan – Tenor/ Soprano / Flute

Mark McKee – Piano

Charlie Silva – Bass

Walt Hubbard – Drums

Art: Jean-Claude Rasch

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

Alterity Chamber Orchestra

Alterity Chamber Orchestra makes the debut of their full 15-pieces ensemble, featuring top local musicians performing the works of acclaimed composers of our time. Julius Eastman’s Stay On It (1973) exemplifies his innovative combination of minimalism and pop-music. Nina Young’s Traced Upon Cinders evokes fading childhood memories, while Amy Beth Kirsten’s Drink Me, depicts the macabre elements of children’s stories and fairy tales. John Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony exemplifies Adams’ compositional hallmarks: driving rhythms, cheeky musical quotes, beautiful and meandering melodies, and big finishes.

John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony
Nina Young – Traced Upon Cinders
Julius Eastman – Stay on It
Amy Beth Kirsten – Drink Me

 Tickets: $20, general admission, $10 for members

The In-Between Series Presents Cortex at the Gallery at Avalon Island


Timucua Arts Foundation, Gallery at Avalon Island and The Civic Minded 5 present: The In-Between Series, featuring Cortex. 

About the Band:

Cortex are part of the Scandinavian renaissance drawing on the ideals of early U.S. free-jazz forms, using the instrumentation of the classic Ornette Coleman Quartet – saxophone, trumpet, double bass and drums. Coleman-esque are their forms based around knotty but catchy post-bop head melodies followed by less idiomatic jazz improvising. There is also an element of now-canonized ESP-Disk impertinence, where dynamics shift vertically to include irregular, and non-blues based sonic clouds.