Live at Timucua: Ryan Devlin Quartet – Tribute to Larry Young’s “Unity” (live stream)

Ryan Devlin will bring on organist Scott Giddens, trumpeter Shawn Villanueva, and drummer James Fortune to play a full album tribute to Larry Young’s masterpiece “Unity”!

Ryan Devlin is a saxophonist and educator local to Orlando, Fl. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he completed his degree in jazz studies under the direction of saxophonist Jeff Rupert. He will soon go on to pursue graduate study at the New England Conservatory. In 2017, Ryan was the winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society and was runner up for the Bob Washington Jazz scholarship competition.

Live at Timucua: Jeff Rupert Quartet (in-person)

Jeff Rupert, Pegasus Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF, will perform a selection of jazz music with his quartet.

Rupert is a saxophonist, composer, record producer, and recording artist. Well regarded in the world of Jazz, he has been featured as a soloist on dozens of recordings, including Benny Carter’s Grammy-winning “Harlem Renaissance.” He has also made a number of his own recordings, often with the Jazz Professors, UCF Flying Horse Big Band, as well as renowned soloists such as Veronica Swift.

“From the moment I first heard Jeff Rupert with my band I considered him one of the great jazz players of today.” – Maynard Ferguson

Live at Timucua: Jeff Rupert Quartet (live stream)

Jeff Rupert, Pegasus Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF, will perform a selection of jazz music with his quartet.

Rupert is a saxophonist, composer, record producer, and recording artist. Well regarded in the world of Jazz, he has been featured as a soloist on dozens of recordings, including Benny Carter’s Grammy-winning “Harlem Renaissance.” He has also made a number of his own recordings, often with the Jazz Professors, UCF Flying Horse Big Band, as well as renowned soloists such as Veronica Swift.

“From the moment I first heard Jeff Rupert with my band I considered him one of the great jazz players of today.” – Maynard Ferguson

The live stream ticket gives you online access to both the 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM shows.

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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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.

The Ryan Devlin Quartet presents: Thoughts on the Matter (In-Person)

Please do not bring food to this event. 

Ryan Devlin, tenor saxophone
Per Danielsson, piano
Thomas Milovac, bass
Ulysses Owens, drums

Ryan Devlin is an ambitious young musician from Central Florida. A second-generation professional saxophonist, Devlin has won awards and competitions, and was recently invited by Grammy-winning drummer and producer Ulysses Owens to perform together in Orlando. That performance went so well that Owens will join Devlin for this time around, along with acclaimed pianist Per Danielsson and bass phenom Thomas Milovac. Expect high energy standards and originals from this stellar cast of Jazz musicians!