Weekend Best Bets: Happy Father’s Day

Music dads love....The Jost Project

Music dads love….The Jost Project

It’s Father’s Day weekend, but if you are thinking of getting dad a tie, or a “World’s Best Dad” mug guess again.

Here are a few events, to consider. Or better yet, let him golf, fish or nap. The “honey do” list can wait until next week.

Library Debuts New Art Exhibit

The Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue,  is proud to present a new exhibit entitled: “Art Work by Rick Ricketts & Photography by Judith Acker” which will be on display at the Delray Beach Library’s 2nd floor Gallery from June 14, 2014 – August 9, 2014.

Mr. Ricketts and Ms. Acker have graciously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of any sales back to the Library.

 

Rick Ricketts came to South Florida at the age of ten and has been creating beautiful landscapes, paintings depicting the ocean and his natural surroundings in acrylic and oil paintings ever since. He is also an actor, entertainer and Elvis impersonator. Yes, Elvis.

 

Judith Acker is a talented photographer with a broad background in the study of art and photography. While in New York, Ms. Acker worked with the celebrated Magnum Photographers. She received an Associates’ degree in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Art & Education from Molloy College and an M.S. degree in Reading from Adelphi University.

 

You won’t want to miss this exhibit.

 

For further information on this exhibit and the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, visit our website at www.delraylibrary.org or call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490.

 

Jost Project this Friday at Arts Garage

Mark your calendars for June 13 and head on over to the Arts Garage at 8 p.m. for a performance of the renowned Jost Project.

Paul Jōst (vocals, harmonica), Tony Miceli (vibraphones) and Kevin MacConnell (acoustic bass) make up the jazz collective initially formed by Tony and Kevin, with the purpose of performing the rock music that they grew up with in a jazz format.

 The seeds of this idea were planted in Tony’s 2005 recording “Hippie Jazz.” When Tony heard Paul, a multi-talented musician as well as vocalist, he felt such a strong musical connection that he invited him to be part of the group. Because of Paul’s strong musical influence and arranging talent, Tony and Kevin were convinced the group should have Paul’s name and they became The Jōst Project.

 

The combination fit and The Jōst Project grew in popularity. Tony’s vibraphone stirs echoes of the famed Modern Jazz Quartet with Milt Jackson. Kevin’s lyrical playing is an essential element and Jōst invokes blues, mainstream, and scat stylings in his unique introspective way, bringing out the emotions contained in the songs. It’s immediately evident that these skilled artists each bring their distinctive experience and approach to this blended collective.

The ever-expanding repertoire of The Jōst Project include rock/pop classics as “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (Iron Butterfly), “What a Day For a Day Dream” (John Sebastian/Loving Spoonful), “Sunshine Superman” (Donovan), “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith), “Tennessee Waltz” (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King), “Come Together” and “And I Love Her” (The Beatles), “Kashmir” (Led Zepellin), “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” (Simon and Garfunkel), “Maybe I’m Amazed” (Paul McCartney), and “Can’t Find My Way Home” (Blind Faith). For good measure, jazz compositions like “Don’t Forget the Poet” (Encrico Pierannuzi), “Caravan” (Dizzy Gillespie), “Waltz New” (Jim Hall), and “Passion Dance” (McCoy Tyner) are also included in the group’s playlists.

This one sounds interesting…

 

 

Summer Music Series: FAU Summer Concert Band

The Mizner Park Amphitheater will host a performance of the FAU Summer Concert Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15.

Take advantage of the nicest June weather in memory with some great music and a great venue.

Weekend Best Bet: Wolfepak at Jazziz Nightlife

Covers your favorite tunes

Covers your favorite tunes

If you love the music of Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Toto, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder and others from the golden age of  the 70s and beyond, you’ll definitely want to catch The Wolfepak Saturday night at Jazziz in Boca Raton.

The group performs Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Jazziz Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real in Boca’s Mizner Park.

Wolfepak features five singers backed by some of South Florida’s best club musicians, giving the band the ability to cover a wide range of musical styles and sounds from Michael McDonald to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

There is a $10 cover charge at Jazziz.

If you want reserved seating, there is a $25 per person minimum for seating in the Live Room, Bar Booths and Stage Left Lounge. Table reservations are intended for 90 minutes After this time, particularly in the Live Room, to accommodate guests with later reservations, you may be invited to continue enjoying the music and ambience in another JAZZIZ room.

If you’re around tonight, catch South Florida legend Valerie Tyson, one of the local area’s top talents. If you love R&B, you’ll love Valerie. She takes the stage at 10 p.m.

For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.jazziznightlife.com/

Jazziz features great food and is located in a spacious 12,000 square foot facility.