Arts Garage’s magic lies in its diverse programming, and this month’s line up is spellbindingly good! From the legendary Marsalis family, the awardwinning vibraphonist Jason Marsalis visits our venue for the first time. Six-time Grammy Award-nominee Fred Hersch take the stage, and Eric Andersen, a founder of the 60’s singer-songwriter movement shows why Bob Dylan calls him “a great ballad singer.” And while the treats keep coming, we also offer thrills and chills with Dracula, our ghoulishly good Radio Theatre production. “This month is an explosion of talent,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director. “Arts Garage’s vision is truly manifested in the current lineup. The leaders of so many genres are showcased this month, along with emerging talents and internationally acclaimed artists.” In addition, Arts Garage is bringing out the hilarity during Halloween month with the introduction of the Sick Puppies Comedy Troupe Showcase. This improv group has generated tremendous buzz with their innovative style, and their new comedy classes at Arts Garage.
October 3 | 8 pm | Rockin’ Jake Hailed as one of the premier harmonica players in the country and five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine’s coveted Best of the Beat award for best harmonica player, Jake’s original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco. October 4 | 8 pm | Lightbulb Feat. Roxana Amed Singer-songwriter Roxana Amed brings her jazz/folk sound and sophisticated poetry to Arts Garage. In 2010 she released with Adrián Iaies the CD, Cinemateca Finlandesa, which was three times nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. The album includes repertoire of Thelonious Monk and Cuchi Leguizamón plus original compositions, and was nominated for the Gardel Awards that year as Best Jazz Album. “Considered one of the best 5 jazz albums of the year.” – Claudio Kleiman, Rolling Stone October 10 | 8 pm | Afinka Funk | $25-$35 Afinka Funk, an original Afro-Cuban based fusion band is in the business of making people scream with delight – or at least to move their feet. October 11 | 8 pm | Diane Marino Quartet | $25-35 When you combine an accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist, and accomplished arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino. M&M Records recording artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others. She was also awarded the 2011 Jazz Vocalist of the Year by Coffee Talk Jazz Radio. October 16 | 7:30 pm | Sick Puppies Comedy | $15-25 Sick Puppies Comedy is an improvisational comedy company that performs scenes completely made up on the spot off the tops of their heads. Unlike any other show, they prepare no material ahead of time. The shows rely completely on audience input, and are driven by the emotional connection between the actors. Some people may compare what they do to the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, but their scenic work goes beyond that. This show is about discovery, and the laughter generated when the artists and the audience uncover something simultaneously. Come enjoy an interactive evening of laughter with some of South Florida’s most talented performers! October 17 | An Evening with Fred Hersch Jazz pianist, composer and six-time Grammy–Award nominee, Fred Hersch has been proclaimed by Vanity Fair, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade.” As leader of a widely praised trio whose Whirl found its way onto numerous 2010 bestrecordings- of-the-year lists; and as the impetus behind the ambitious 2011 production, My Coma Dreams, a full-evening work for 11 instrumentalists, actor/singer and animation/multimedia — Hersch has fully lived up to the approbation of the New York Times who, in a featured Sunday Magazine article, praised him as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st century.” October 18 | Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones| $25-35 Doug Deming, proud recipient of the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Sean Costello Rising Star award, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Doug continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences. October 19 | Eric Andersen| Blues| $25-35 Eric Andersen was a part of the Greenwich Village folk and songwriter scene in the early 1960s, and became one of the founders of the singer/songwriter movement. Over the past 45+ years, Eric has released over 25 CDs of original music, and his songs have been covered by such artists as Bob Dylan, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, Linda Ronstadt and Peter, Paul & Mary. October 22-23 | 7:30 pm Dracula | $25-35 Arts Garage proudly presents the second season of its acclaimed Radio Theatre series. Dracula is the radio play that brought Orson Welles’s legendary Mercury Theatre to life! This iconic tale of the bloodthirsty Count is the perfect horror story for Halloween. October 24 | 8 pm | Miami Jazz Project | $25-35 The Miami Jazz Project is an all-star line-up of South Florida musicians featuring Arthur Barron on saxophones & flute and keyboard wiz Abel Pabon along with Stewart Rabin trumpet, Gabriel Vivas bass and Rey Monroig on drums, performing a repertoire of classic jazz and original compositions from the new Miami Jazz Project worldwide CD release on ZoHo Music label. Arthur Barron, bandleader of Miami Jazz Project, is known for his passionate playing, powerful technique and eclectic flare for musical styles. Arthur has performed and recorded with an array of jazz and Latin jazz artists, best known for his work with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dave Liebman, Melton Mustafa, Hilton Ruiz, Jerry Gonzalez and Mario Rivera. Abel Pabon, musical director of Miami Jazz Project, is recognized for his long tenure with English soul singer Joss Stone and work with pioneering R&B singer-songwriter Betty Wright. October 25 | 8 pm | Blues | Slam Allen A Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter, and New York State Blues Hall of Fame Master Musician inductee, Slam Allen is known as “The Soulworking Man.” He is an authentic high-energy soul, funk and blues artist and entertainer with a historic pedigree. October 30 | 7:30 pm | Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet Jason Marsalis, the youngest member of the venerable first family of jazz, brings his talent and legacy to Arts Garage! From a tender young age, it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz. October 29 | 8 pm | Los Habaneros | $25-$35 This energetic ensemble will bring to you what is the “Heart of Havana,” its music and culture. Though classically trained, Los Habaneros will not only delight you with familiar pieces by composers such as Mozart, they will also introduce you to Latin repertoire that will surely have you clapping and tapping.
For ticket purchases and more information about Arts Garage in Delray Beach, visit the website at artsgarage.org or call 561-450-6357.