Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ken Loomer hails from Hartford, Connecticut and has been playing drums for over 40 years. His first professional drumming job was working with the great trumpet artist Clark Terry. Ken has performed on many of the theatre shows in New Haven Connecticut, before they moved onto Broadway in New York. Ken moved down to Florida in the mid 70’s and attended HCC and USF to get his degree in business. He was also the first drummer to receive the outstanding soloist award at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JAZZ EDUCATORS JAZZ FESTIVAL for college division players.
Ken has performed with many of the top jazz and variety bands in the state of Florida.
Some of the jazz artists that Ken has worked with include the Tommy Dorsey Big Band with leader Warren Covington, Connie Haines, Ira Sullivan, Mose Allison, Richie Cole, Don Menza, Nick Brignola, and Leon Marian. Ken was also the house drummer for 8 years at the Jazz Cellar in Ybor City backing up many of the top jazz artists who played this club. Currently, Ken is working with many of the top local jazz and show bands in the Tampa Bay area as well as touring with national acts all over this country.
After years of professional musicianship, primary in a “sideman” role, Ken has decided to step out front and become the leader of his own band: The Ken Loomer Big Band!
Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
T.C. Carr is one of Florida’s top musical artists. He has earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. He is a Florida native and passionate singer songwriter. His strong lead vocals and unique harp work demand an audience’s attention and he is a fan favorite wherever he plays. T.C. has established himself as one of Florida’s best blues and Americana artists. He is one-of-a-kind, truly like nothing you’ve ever heard!
T.C. is a harp master who plays the blues with a passion few can express. Also he has the ability to play a mix of rock, soul, backstreet blues, country and bluegrass. T.C. has an imaginative harp style that changes to fit the time and a passionate vocal style that ranges from gruff blues shouting to soulful crooning. T.C.’s background includes almost as much country as it does blues. He is in great demand for studio work in commercials and to do CD projects. T.C. has shared the stage with such artists as: Big Jack Johnson, Bo Diddley, Bob Margolin, Bruce Hornsby, Charlie Daniels, Chick Willis, Chris Cain, Diamond Teeth Mary, Dickey Betts, Eddie Kirkland, Gary Primich, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Buffett, Jon McEwen, Kim Wilson, Lucky Peterson, Mama’s Pride, Marshall Tucker Band, Melanie, Mike Pinera, Orleans, Sterling Mcgee (AKA Mr. Satan), Steve Cropper, Steve Tyler, Susan Tedeschi, Vassar Clements and Vince Gill.
Thursday December 12, 2013 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orlando blues harp virtuoso RJ Harman is not only a two-time Florida Harmonica Championship winner with a full endorsement from Hohner harmonicas, he has also led his hip-shaking female-fronted five-piece band to earn both the top prizes and people’s choice awards at each of the 2011 and 2012 Central Florida International Blues Challenges.
Friday December 13, 2013 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Kettle of Fish has always been a co-op of the best musicians in the area, the constant change of lineup only leads up to more fun! They have been performing in clubs, festivals and events all over the United States for years. They have shared the stage with members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Roger Waters’ Band, Twinkle, Devon Allman, Pat Travers, Damon Fowler, Dickey Betts, Graham Forbes of the Incredible String Band, the Amazing Bolts, Shea Seger and opened for Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Trombone Shorty, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jimmy Buffett (at the famous Blue Heaven in Key West), among others.
Their music is more of a rootsy “blues rock with soul,” working to cross together soulful blues with the energy of rock n roll. If you like the sound of the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Robert Cray, BB King, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton…you will love Kettle of Fish.
Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Things really get cookin’ as Bradenton’s premier rockabilly blues hounds Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones proceed to get the crowd jumping, jiving and wailing. Backed by Andrew Gohman on upright bass and Devin Neel on drums, Deming summons the spirit of blues legends like T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian. The Detroit native honed his style over years backing up greats such as Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Chicago’s Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones and A.C. Reed, and Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams. The band’s latest album “What’s it Gonna Take” spent two months on Living Blue Radio’s Top Ten Chart after being released through the Vizztone Label in October 2012.
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