Palm Beach Jazz Company
The chi-chi Club Colette has been transformed into a B&B – Bourbon and BBQ – for members and guests of the Jazz Society of Palm Beach.
The “Night of Kansas City Jazz and Blues” took place on November 17.
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Founder Jean Dolan, President Arlette Gordon and President / Spokesman Paul Noble welcomed guests into the blue-lit courtyard, where the waiter served cocktails and appetizers.
Once inside, the night continued with the shortest speeches – way to go, Jean! – and a Kansas City-style dinner with roast chicken and ribs at tables with white candles and floral arrangements reminiscent of the Blue Room at “18th & Vine” in Kansas City.
But it was really about all this jazz.
The rising music stars of Palm Beach State College, the Progressive Jazz Quartet, performed, were supported by David Gibble, director of jazz at Palm Beach State College. Jazz pianist and melodist Stephen Scott, drummer Frank Derrick and singer Amanda Accardi, who impressed with his performance of “Body and Soul”.
The quartet consists of Michael McKay on trumpet, saxophonist Nicolaos Cavaliere, bassist Nikos Kyriazis and guitarist Wayne Mink.
The band closed with the wonderful jazz Charlie Parker “Going to Kansas City”
Scholarship recipients included Helene Karp, James and Anita Gabler of the Palm Beach International Company. Adrienne Coffin; Peggy and William Johnson? Jeffrey Blitz? Arlette Gordon (who was the same music student at the time) Joy Diesel? and Pamela Cole.
The next community event, “The History of Jazz”, takes place on Tuesday and includes student talent from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
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