Marty & Michiko Morell with La Lucha at The Dr. Phillips Center

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm shows

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Timucua Arts Foundation presents the M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble. Led by Marty Morell (vibraphone) and Michiko Morell (percussion), the band features the award-winning trio La Lucha 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 songbook, all with a Latin flavor!

About Marty Morell
Marty Morell (drums, percussion, vibes, piano, producer) was a member of the Bill Evans Trio for seven years – longer than any other drummer. A highly inventive player, capable of both great subtlety and fiery dynamics, Morell attended the Manhattan School of Music and studied mallets with Morris Goldberg, and tympani with Saul Goodman at the Julliard School of Music. Prior to joining Bill Evans, Morell worked and/or recorded with the Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet, Henry “Red” Allen, Gary McFarland, Steve Kuhn and Gabor Szabo and many others. He recorded prolifically and toured the world with pianist Bill Evans and bassist Eddie Gomez from late 1968 through 1974. After leaving the trio, Marty settled in Toronto, Canada where he became a highly sought after studio drummer and percussionist. He fronted his own bands as a drummer and also worked as a vibist and pianist with his Latin band.

About the M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble
The M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble was created by world renowned Drummer/ Percussionist Marty Morell (Bill Evans, Duke Ellington Orch, UCF Jazz Drum set professor) and his wife, Japan-born Michiko Ohta Morell (Chica Boom, Clave y Galapago, Hillsborough County Arts Council award winner 2015). The M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of Latin American standards, original music, Latin Jazz standards (Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader, Oliver Nelson, John Coltrane) and many other compositions from the American song book.

Tickets available from the Dr. Phillips Center:
https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2021/mm-latin-jazz-ensemble/

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Live at Timucua: Russ Spiegel Organ Group (In-Person)

Guitarist Russ Spiegel leads this powerhouse of an organ group with music that makes you feel real good. The Miami-based combo specializes in guitar and organ-based jazz with a heavy groove element.

“The funk factor is high here… Catchy yet also brainy.” – Jazz Weekly

Open House: Brian Luckett (live stream)

Classical guitarist Brian Luckett will perform at 7 pm on April 4th.

Brian Luckett has performed in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States. Brian has been featured in several programs on both NPR and Minnesota Public Radio and WABE in
Atlanta. He has premiered several new works for the guitar including a concerto and several large chamber works and has appeared with both regional orchestras and choirs.
In recent years, Brian has developed a passionate interest in Flamenco music and has been studying Flamenco guitar technique and performance. Focusing on Spanish repertoire for the guitar, Brian blends elements of the two, complementary genres.

Program
El Abejorro by Emilio Pujol (1886-1980)

Two Catalan Folk Songs arr. Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)
El Noi de la Mare
Canco del Lladre

Aires de la Mancha by Federico Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982)
Jeringonza
Ya llega el invierno
Coplilla
La Pastora
La Seguidilla

Ecos de Sefarad by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Suite Castellana by Federico Moreno-Torroba Fandanguillo

Arada Danza Por los campos de Espana by Joaquin Rodrigo
Junto al Generalife
En los trigales

La Paloma (habanera) by Sebastian Iradier (1809-1865) arr. Francisco Tarrega

In-person and live stream tickets available.

Live at Timucua: Philippe Lemm Trio (In-Person) 8:30 pm

The Philippe Lemm Trio is one of the most exciting and electrifying Jazz trios around today.

Led by drummer Philippe Lemm and composed of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group’s repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of Jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and speaks to any modern Jazz fan.

Live at Timucua: Philippe Lemm Trio (In-Person) 7 pm

The Philippe Lemm Trio is one of the most exciting and electrifying Jazz trios around today.

Led by drummer Philippe Lemm and composed of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group’s repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of Jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and speaks to any modern Jazz fan.

Live at Timucua: Philippe Lemm Trio (live stream)

The Philippe Lemm Trio is one of the most exciting and electrifying Jazz trios around today. The live stream ticket gives you access to both the 7 pm and 8:30 pm performances.

Led by drummer Philippe Lemm and composed of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group’s repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of Jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and speaks to any modern Jazz fan.

Live at Timucua: Ben Rosenblum Trio (In-Person) 8:30 pm

Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum will perform twice in one evening.

Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine).

Ben’s original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano. His first priority is always narrative – to tell a compelling story with his music, while reaching the hearts of his audience, connecting on an emotional, an intellectual and a spiritual level.

Timucua Arts Foundation Presents Gerald Law II and The Clutch

About Gerald Law II and the Clutch

Drummer, composer, and now band leader and singer, Gerald Law II built a reputation as the go-to drummer for Jazz and R&B artists including Blanca, Sisaundra Lewis, and CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion. If you’ve seen him play, you know why he’s affectionately called “the smiling drummer.” From his drum throne, Law drives the rhythm and elevates the performance of everyone around him. That includes his band of versatile virtuosos, The Clutch, who bring audiences to incredible heights with music that always grooves, whether simmering with soulful energy or exploding in creative improvisation.
Having released two albums in 2020 (From G to You: Vol I & Vol II), Law is poised to break out in 2021 with high profile performances, a residency at the Timucua Arts Foundation, and more relentlessly creative compositions and recordings. Maybe his famous on-stage smile comes from feeling so at home making music—or maybe he’s just happy to see us.

Personnel
Gerald Law II, drums and vocals
Derrick Harvin, keyboards
LaVon Rushing, bass
Dayve Stewart, saxophone

Program

Selections from From G to You:Vol I & Vol II
Selections from Who We are, featuring Joel Law and Jamiel Law
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About From G to You

“From G. to You: Vol I is inspired by a time of reflection. The moments and people in my life that have shaped my experiences and the lens of my world-view. Vol. 1 is specifically inspired by and dedicated to my grandmothers. There are currently five generations of my family living in 2020 and these women have poured into each phase of our bloodline. Sad to say, neither of them have ever had the opportunity to come to one of my shows, so I created something to bring to them.

Vol. II is dedicated to my wife, Yohanna. She may just be even more of a music lover than I am. Knowing this, I really aimed to set moods that represent her, her vibe, and how I see her. I wanted her to know this was from me; my note to her that she’s my forever crush.”

– Gerald Law II

About Who We Are

When injustices and killings are carried out against Black people, the first images we see in the media are often presented in justification for their mistreatment or death. It isn’t until the nation is in uproar or violence breaks out that a light is shined on who these people were: mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends. Before the world is given a chance to feel empathy, the viral spread of images and facts, without context, obscures the reality that these are humans who did not deserve to die.
The ‘Who We Are’ project is intended to illuminate African-American culture. The music will portray who we are as people, using text and audio from interviews to amplify the sound and perspective of these voices – the sounds of these human beings. This interdisciplinary residency is a collaboration between three brothers – Gerald, Joel, and Jamiel Law – and will include the creation of new music and visual art based on interviews with a broad range of Black and African American subjects.

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Fernwood String Quartet – Live at the Dr. Phillips Center

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm shows

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The international musicians of the Fernwood String Quartet perform a program of world-premieres by acclaimed composers working in Central Florida. The program promises to be a buffet of styles and moods from some of the best known composers living and working in the Orlando area. Alex Burtzos’s OMAHA (all the things you could be you are you were) is a piece about memories – their creation, retention, and ultimate dissolution. Troy Gifford’s Lumina is a lyrical and gorgeous serenade. Charlie Griffin’s Billing’s Portrait pays tribute to the father of the American choral tradition in a set that reimagines three of William Billings’ best known pieces, including the fiery Let Tyrants Shake. These and other new and refreshing works will be brought to perfect life in a way that only the masterful Fernwood Quartet can.

Personnel:

Julia Gessinger, violin
Andreas Volmer, violin
Daniel Cortes, viola
Hanrich Claassen, cello

Program:

Five Miniatures, Austin Ashe
OMAHA, Alex Burtzos
Gigue, Stan Cording
Shock of Waking, Jim Croson
Lumina, Troy Gifford
Minimalist Madness, Joseph Gray
Billings Portrait, Charlie Griffin
Unfortunately Not A Samba, Jamie Wehr

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Allan Vaché Quartet (Live Stream)

Timucua presents the premiere performance of Allan Vaché Quartet.

Personnel:

Allan Vache’ – Clarinet & Leader

Mark McKee- Piano

Charlie Silva – Bass

Walt Hubbard- Drums

Linda Floyd – vocals

Jazz and Swing Quartet featuring Swing Tunes, Bossa Novas, and the Great American Songbook from this world-renown jazz clarinetist flanked by world-class local musicians.