South Florida JAZZ Announces a Powerhouse Lineup for its Third Season at the Elegant Bailey Hall in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

South Florida JAZZ, South Florida’s premier jazz organization, announces a powerhouse lineup for its third season at the elegant Bailey Hall.

Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 SW Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available by visiting http://www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until curtain time. All performances commence at 8:00 p.m.

“Based on the musical vocabulary and innovations of its forebears, jazz is always evolving and we have put this season together to feature a dazzling array of modern jazz in all its iterations,” said South Florida JAZZ President Ronald B. Weber, M.D. “From veteran stars, such as Monty Alexander, Nestor Torres and Dee Bridgewater, to established, but still rising superstars, pianist Christian Sands and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, our 2020 season is a snapshot of where jazz is today and the artists that are creating its future. At the same time we recognize the centennial of the most important artist in the modern jazz tradition, Charlie ‘Yardbird’ Parker.”

Here are brief sketches of the artists that will appear in 2020 edition of South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall:

JANUARY 18, 2020

MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO

Back by popular demand, the jazz master from New York by way of Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Monty Alexander, returns with his empathetic, hand-in-glove trio. Monty’s playing has always retained a strong Caribbean influence, but with a significant bebop flavor and a bright swinging feeling. Influenced predominantly by Nat Cole, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, and Wynton Kelly, His roots are evident in all of his playing, both on piano and the related melodica, a keyboarded wind instrument.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0TWNJQ_-vQ&feature=youtu.be

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

NESTOR TORRES QUINTET

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the dynamic, crowd-pleasing flutist Néstor Torres resided in Miami for many years though currently lives in California. Nestor has retained his Caribbean roots, while exploring jazz in its many forms with intriguing fusions with other genres. While his early inspirations were Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente and Cal Tjader, his early heroes were the classical flute icons Jean Pierre Rampal and his “man with the golden flute” (literally) successor, James Galway. Beyond them, his influences include Cuban legend Richard Egües, and jazz greats Herbie Mann and Hubert Laws.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHXu9SvQzf0

MARCH 21, 2020

JAZZMEIA HORN

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jazzmeia Horn became a New Yorker while attending the New School. Possessing a luminous gift that the late great Jon Hendricks called “… one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years,” the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition winner is a rising jazz superstar. Her 2017 debut, A Social Call, in her words, a call to social awareness, was nominated for a Grammy® Award and voted the best jazz vocal debut in the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. Her newest release, Love and Liberation, is a call to action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdqa1ry08hQ&t=225s

APRIL 25, 2020

“CELEBRATING CHARLIE PARKER – A Centennial Concert”

Javon Jackson Quintet featuring Donald Harrison

There is only one individual who unquestionably revolutionized jazz, taking it from the bouncy, danceable Swing Era to searing bebop. That was Kansas City-born alto saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. His impact on the emerging art form was astounding and breathtaking, creating an extraordinary improvisational style and even an iconoclastic lifestyle that changed music and individual expression forever.

The band paying tribute to Bird includes saxophonists Javon Jackson and Donald Harrison, pianist George Cables, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer McClenty Hunter, all of the tradition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXK0pZx92MU

MAY 16, 2020

CHRISTIAN SANDS TRIO

Christian Sands was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Like many accomplished performers, he began piano lessons at the age of four. He comments that "I grew up with [the piano] in the house, in the classroom and on stage, so it has always been a huge part of my life.” As a teenager he was mentored by the legendary Billy Taylor. He then went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music. Upon graduation, he joined acclaimed bassist Christian McBride’s Inside Straight band and also McBride’s trio. Christian now leads his own band full-time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ckYxdXTgqY

JUNE 13, 2020

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

Over the course of a multifaceted career, Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater reached the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-structuring jazz classics. A fearless explorer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. In addition, in 2017, Ms. Bridgewater was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, the highest award our nation bestows upon jazz artists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi_KI8_dOE8

Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division.

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The Dentists of Schaumburg Dental Studio Call on the Community to Donate Stockings for Children near Schaumburg, IL

Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

Schaumburg Dental Studio is hosting an annual toy drive just in time for the holidays. The respected dentists of Schaumburg Dental Studio invite their community to join them in collecting stockings for children in Lake County, IL. The toy drive will be hosted at a local bowling alley where attendees can donate stockings filled with toys and enjoy bowling, pizza, and a visit from Santa. The compassion that Dr. Jig Patel, Dr. Muizz Merchant, and the staff at Schaumburg Dental Studio have for their patients and their community can be seen in the many ways they actively serve them, from fundraising events to minimally invasive techniques. This highly experienced team offers modern and leading-edge services whenever possible, including laser gum disease treatment, gentle pediatric dentistry, and lasting dental implants.

The toy drive will take place Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Poplar Creek Bowl. The Schaumburg Dental Studio dentists and staff are inviting attendees to donate a gender- and age-specific stocking that is purposely stuffed for a boy or girl between the ages of three and twelve. Attendees can deliver the stockings to Santa himself and take a picture with him. After the stockings are collected, Santa will perform Christmas carols and a raffle will be held. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for every stocking they donate with a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. All stockings donated at this event will be given to the Church of Joy in Waukegan, IL, where they will be distributed to children throughout the Lake County area.

This toy drive is just one of many events that Schaumburg Dental Studio participates in to serve their community. They also host an annual Dentistry from the Heart event where they reserve one day a year to offer completely complimentary services to their community, including cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions. Plus, they provide the most advanced, and often minimally invasive care to their patients year-round. This includes helping pediatric patients build a stable foundation for their future oral and overall health with customized and gentle dentistry. They also educate patients on the serious effects of oral health concerns, such as tooth decay and gum disease, and treat patients with gentle techniques including laser dentistry.

While gum disease can cause pain, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums, there are other severe effects that gum disease has on the whole body. Bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream and research shows links between gum disease and other diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. While the causes, symptoms, and overall effects of gum disease are complex, Drs. Patel and Merchant have simplified its treatment through minimally invasive laser dentistry.

With laser dentistry, the dentists of Schaumburg Dental Studio can provide treatment for gum disease and other gum related health concerns, including gingivectomies and gum recontouring. This technology allows a dentist to target only the diseased gum tissue, leaving the healthy tissue unharmed. Because the laser technology is less invasive than traditional treatments, there is usually little bleeding or post-operative discomfort. Patients who choose laser dentistry typically do not require anesthetic and often note faster healing times.

Those with gum disease in Schaumburg, IL are invited to connect with dentists, Drs. Patel and Merchant, for minimally invasive laser dentistry. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.SchaumburgDentalStudio.com or call the office at 847-348-8673. Those interested in donating to the Schaumburg Dental Studio toy drive or attending the event this Sunday can connect with Lizette by emailing lizette@drjig.com.

About the Dentists

Schaumburg Dental Studio is a general and cosmetic dental practice offering personalized dental care to patients in Schaumburg, IL since 2004. With over 30 years of combined experience, Drs. Jig Patel and Muizz Merchant provide cutting-edge care including dental implants, laser gum disease therapy, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dedicated to their patients, this team frequently participates in community charities including the Dentistry from the Heart program each year. A patient-centered office, the entire team at Schaumburg Dental Studio strives to offer leading-edge treatments using the latest technology while also making them affordable for their community. To learn more about Dr. Patel, Dr. Merchant, Schaumburg Dental Studio or the services they offer, visit their website at http://www.SchaumburgDentalStudio.com or call 847-348-8673 to schedule a custom consultation.

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Discover How To Rank In Search Engines with Visual SEO Strategies By Reading Guest Post Tracker’s Most Recent Post

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

With the recent rate at which the Internet is growing, it's quickly becoming a land of visual stories a user can get lost. With so much content to choose from and so little time to consume information, readers have adapted to the behavior TLDR or “too long didn’t read." And while content is king, algorithms have taken into account forms of content that capture attention almost immediately.

The rise in video engagement has led marketers to modify strategies into incorporating video campaigns. It has also changed the SEO landscape; it's expected that search engines will continue to reward the ranking factor of video as consumers demand more and more video in search results. Studies report that companies experience a more than 35% increase in traffic if a video is included in their efforts. It can be concluded that video can significantly affect and boost page rankings.

Guest Post Tracker has recently released an article discussing several quick wins to help with “visual SEO." It is said that with the proper implementation, one's SEO game can be elevated to a different level, potentially leading to a faster growing business.

One of the strategies discussed is the use of video or “moving images." Videos are incorporated in Google’s algorithm and are recognized for the quality of their content, making them players in the game of higher page rankings. YouTube has already climbed the ranks and is now the second-largest search engine, which means content posted on YT can immediately boost search rankings. Just by looking at the keyword labels, search engines can immediately identify information like who the intended audience is and the message of the video.

About Guest Post Tracker: Guest Post Tracker is one of the largest resources for SEO service providers. Guest Post Tracker offers a range of services including a mega list with thousands of sites that will let you guest post on their site – one of the hardest parts of SEO. They also have a few different "done for you services" including guest posts and blog content creation.

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