June is Jazz Month, The perfect Fusion of European musical forms with African ones in a North American context, form the roots of Jazz- In the state of Louisiana, exactly in the New Orleans area, at the end of the 19th century, different rhythms and melodies were born, with the contribution of the French and Spanish, along with Germans, Italians, English, Irish, Scots and the black race of Africa and the Caribbean, causing a heterogeneous cultural scene where the appearance of musical styles diverse as jazz, cajun music, zydeco or blues Blues- African Music- Improvisation- European Folklore- Swing- Free interpretation- Powerful and original and in some cases, deeply melancholic. This is Jazz, a form of musical art of great rhythmic richness, recognized throughout the world, and more than defining it, you just have to feel it. What makes it original is the attitude that the interpreter takes with a certain harmonious frame, he takes it and adapts it to his way of playing and on which he projects his own creativity, letting his imagination fly to decorate it and modify it according to inspiration.
Feel the phenomenon of Jazz, this musical style makes the sense of freedom to present itself broadly and without any boundaries; with trumpet, saxophone, clarinets, guitar, piano, double bass and drums, you can dance, feel and give that touch of eroticism and rhythm that characterizes your life.
Best Spots to Watch Live Jazz in Broward and Palm Beach:
5. Soulful Jazz Sundays at Gulfstream Park
Bummed that you didn’t do well at the poker table, slots, or horse races? Gulfstream has a cure to make sure you don’t end the weekend with a sour disposition. Every Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., saxophonist Travis Bridges takes the stage at Champions Plaza to soothe you with his Soulful Jazz Sundays.
4. Gold Coast Jazz Society
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Gold Coast Jazz Society in Fort Lauderdale curates a seven-concert jazz series presented in the Amaturo Theater each year from November through May. This year’s program starts off with Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers on November 9 and Jon Faddis Quartet on December 14.
3. Arts Garage
The nonprofit multimedia arts venue, nestled in the bottom of a garage, brings theater, visual art, and hip-hop to Delray Beach. But it also finds a way to provide plenty of jazz. November 5 sees the Dirty Bourbon River Show with the Jon Stickley Trio, November 12 has jazz fusion by Jeff Lorber, and November 17 showcases the Latin jazz of Paquito D’Rivera.
2. All That Jazz Cafe
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 6:30 to 11 p.m., this Sunrise restaurant mixes jazz with a blend of New Orleans and world cuisines with absolutely no cover charge. Thursday nights are dedicated to New Orleans-style jazz and food. Friday nights are jazz vocals and 1970s pop hits with Argarita and the Hot Mess Band. Saturday nights are classic jazz with the All That Jazz Trio.
1. Q-Bar Burgers & Blues
This New Orleans-inspired gastropub opened this past January with a commitment to providing live music to Fort Lauderdale. They advertise craft beer, wine, liquor, a chef-driven menu, and live jazz and blues.
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