7 pm Wine Tasting l 7:30 A Taste of Jazz
$20 Adults l $15 Pompano Beach Residents l Students FREE
Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts features entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings. Join Martin Hand and the Gold Coast Jazz Quartet as they explore the origins of the music of jazz, how it moved throughout America and became the music it is today Jazz is the original music of America and is the basis for the popular music of the past and today. The Gold Coast Jazz Society has been a major presenter of jazz concerts, jazz education and jazz outreach programs in Broward County since 1992. They have maintained and preserved the heritage of jazz by presenting the music celebrating jazz's evolution over the past 100 years.
We welcome our patrons back to Bailey Contemporary Arts Center for our in-person A Taste of Jazz program. Every second Thursday join us for a new kind of combo featuring entertaining and educational encounters by Gold Coast Jazz Society musicians as they explore the origins of jazz, how it became the music it is today and the basis for the popular music of the past and present. From 7 - 7:30 pm we will have our wine tasting followed by music from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.
On August 11, A Taste of Jazz will feature Martin Hand and his musicians performing some of Martin’s favorite guitar and piano pairings. Martin will play some of his favorite jazz and educate the audience about the music of several renowned jazz musicians of different genres of jazz including Joe Pass, guitar with Oscar Peterson, piano; Lee Ritenour, guitar and Dave Grusin, piano; Larry Carlton, guitar with Joe Sample, piano; Earl Klugh, guitar with Bob James, piano; and Oscar Moore, guitar with Nat King Cole, piano.
On September 8, A Taste of Jazz will feature Martin Hand and his musicians performing some of Martin’s favorite guitar and sax pairings. Martin will play some of his favorite jazz and educate the audience about the music several renowned jazz musician of different periods of jazz including John Schofield, guitar with Eddie Harris, sax; Mike Stern, guitar with Michael Brecker, sax; Jim Hall guitar with Sonny Rollins, sax; and George Benson, guitar with Dexter Gordon, sax.
Space is limited so make your reservations on Eventbrite today. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Check out our collection of previous performances from A Taste of Jazz: Virtual!
A Taste of Jazz -- April 2021
Renowned guitarist Martin Hand returns to A Taste of Jazz for a high energy jam session with noted musicians Nicky Orta and Matt Calderin. Join us for this lively performance brought to you in conjunction with the Gold Coast Jazz Society.
A Taste of Jazz - March 2021
Acclaimed Jazz singer and violinist Nicole Yarling returns to A Taste of Jazz for another extraordinary performance that will have you singing along! She is joined by renowned musicians Lindsey Blair and Nicky Orta for this month's event!
A Taste of Jazz - February 2021
Enjoy the smooth sounds of husband and wife duo Nanami Morikawa and Jamie Ousely as they take you on a jazz journey with an array of romantic standards, along with a famed Latin classic performed with a Japanese twist!
So, break out the bubbly a little early and join us for our Valentine's Edition of A Virtual Taste of Jazz.
A Taste of Jazz - December 2020
Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy "A Taste of Jazz" as Davis & Dow perform a festive set of holiday hits that are sure to bring you cheer, even though we can't be together here!