Victor Prieto CANCELLED

 $25 Advance, $30 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we ask that you DO NOT bring food to share. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.

Special exhibition of works by Charles Everett

Travel through Victors world combining Galician-Celtic music, New York Jazz and Multi-Tonal singing.

Imagine the trance-like power of Tuvan singing, haunting beauty of Celtic music, the heat of Latin jazz and the iconic brand of New York jazz, united by the brute yet flexible accordion. As a New York-based accordionist and a native of Galicia, Spain he naturally combines sounds and ideas from different genres.

Ella & the Bossa Beat CANCELLED

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show $10-$20 suggested donation.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, we ask that you DO NOT bring food to share. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.
Special exhibition of works by Jason Hunt.

Ella & The Bossa Beat is a mixture of soulful contemporary and Brazilian Jazz styles, formed by the father/daughter duo Ella and Magrus Borges. Ella was born in Miami and raised in Brazil. She plays piano, guitar, writes lyrics and sings her own compositions both in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Magrus Borges is a drummer/ composer and producer born in Brazil- played and recorded with many international artists such as Shakira, Grace Jones, Astrud Gilberto and currently records and tours with Bebel Gilberto.

They just recently released their new CD-My Remedy- featuring all original compositions which are available on CD and all digital platforms.

For this performance, they will be teamed up with Marco Bojorquez on acoustic bass, Daniel Kelley Howard on guitar, and special guest Daniel Jordan on sax and flute. They will be playing original songs from the CD and some Brazilian Bossa Nova and jazz standards. Don’t miss this special night!!!

The Fictive Five

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Special exhibition of works by Jason Hunt

Founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet, Larry Ochs has worked with many of the greatest musicians in Creative Music—Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Riley, Marilyn Crispell, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Anthony Braxton and countless others. His newest ensemble is an update on the classic New York Contemporary Five and features Larry’s Shepp-tinged tenor sax along with some of the best young players out of New York’s Downtown scene. Ochs is particularly excited by both the ensemble sound and the music here, a set of pieces he considers to be among his strongest and most successful blendings of composition and improvisation. Fabulous and soulful, The Fictive Five is a tremendous achievement by this West Coast master of surprise!

Adolfo Mendonça

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%.

Please bring food or wine to share.   

The best of Brazilian music including both classic bossa nova songs and songs popular in Brazil. Music of composers like Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Djavan and more. Played by Brazilian pianist Adolfo Mendonca, bassist Alejandro Arenas and drummer Mark Feinman.

Elizabeth A. Baker

New Renaissance artist Elizabeth A. Baker will premiere two original works: the first a solo entitled OBJECT STUDIES — Obsolete Data, and the second, SURFACE STUDIES — Insta-Meta, which will be a duet with violinist Sarah Morrison.

SURFACE STUDIES, is a series of works that consider the nature of three-dimensional objects represented through various two-dimensional mediums such as paper, carbon-paper, phone screens, etc., which are ultimately interpreted by a performer in the undefined dimensional world of sound. Insta-Meta adds another layer to the process by exploring the reactionary nature of visual stimuli, surfaces are created and manipulated by a curatorial performer in real-time, then presented to a reactionary performer on an instrument — the goal of the reactionary performer is to be completely present in the harsh juxtaposition from image to image and to quell the performative impulse to create a smooth transition between content.

OBJECT STUDIES, takes a new approach to the process, three-dimensional objects are described on paper using the fairly antiquated technique of illuminated manuscript on a special contact amplified surface designed in tandem with a close miking system to capture the sounds of nibs, ink, and paper. Sounds from the illuminated manuscript process are processed in real time through the use of interactive gesture based technology, that at once highlights the preciousness of sound, whilst exploiting the spaciousness of a performance hall.The product of OBJECT STUDIES is a letter, which serves as a score for another realisation of SURFACE STUDIES — whereby a performer uses the description of an object they haven’t seen to interpret the energy of that object through the medium of sound — as such any performance of OBJECT STUDIES ends when the letter has been fully addressed and sealed with a wax stamp. In Obsolete Data the objects to be described in illuminated manuscript are things that have been used for the storage or dissemination of data in the past, that have been discarded or otherwise replaced by newer technology.

Brandon Robertson Quartet

2:00 PM Doors, 2:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation.

Please DO NOT bring food or wine to share.

EMMY® nominated bassist Brandon Robertson is back at the Timucua Arts Foundation to promote his debut album “Bass’d on a True Story”. Joining the Brandon Robertson Quintet is renowned guitarist LaRue Nickelson, saxophonist Zach Bornheimer, drummer Paul Gavin, and pianist John O’Leary III.

Brandon Robertson is originally from Tampa, FL. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and has performed at the world-famous Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra.

Among others, Brandon has performed with notable acts such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Laila Baili, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jason Marsalis.

CF2: Salon

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

6:00 PM – Opening reception for painter Laura Riekki

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

The annual Central Florida Composers Forum salon concerts celebrate new music written by local composers in the Central Florida area. They are an opportunity for composers to share new music with the community. All ears are welcome.

This program features Rebekah Todia’s Crossing The Bar, for piano and voice; Melody Cook’s For Two Voices, No. 2, for mezzo soprano and tenor; Holly Cordero’s Personified Bliss, for string quartet, Bob Jr.’s Conjure the Storm, for piano, guitar, bass, and drums; Paul Austin Sanders’ electronic compositions Danze Africanne, Spirit of the East, and Bop Latinesque; and premieres of Alex Burtzos’ X Codes, for violin, clarinet, and piano, and also his Perforation, for solo piano.

The performers include Konstantin Dimitrov, Michelle Jones, Lorenzo Sanchez-Gatt, Devin Deaver, Rebekah Todia, Julie Bateman, Bob Walker Jr., Christy Holmes, Chase Shelleé, Eric Brook, Charlie Griffin, Don Rogozinski, Andreas Volmer, Erik Cole, Ammon Perry Bratt, Emily Gensch, and Peter DeVita.

Nicole Mitchell

Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work as a flutist, having developed a unique improvisational language and having been repeatedly awarded “Top Flutist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association (2010-2017). Mitchell initially emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, and her music celebrates contemporary African American culture. Ms. Mitchell, has recently been named as the head of the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program.

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

Alterity Chamber Orchestra presents “The Art of Levitation”

Alterity Chamber Orchestra returns to the Abbey after a standing room only performance in February! Under the direction of internationally recognized conductor Laszlo Marosi, Alterity’s program The Art of Levitation will feature the music of David Lang, Arlene Sierra, Kate Moore, Ted Hearne, and two of our call for scores winners: Brian Ciach and Julia Seeholzer.

CF2: Pierrot Ensemble Concert

Founded in 2011, the Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances. Cultivating an audience for new music through education, workshops and outreach programs that create memorable artistic experiences for youth and community members are also central to our mission.