August at Arts Garage brings a global beat to the Delray Beach venue. This month Japanese drumming and Afro-Latin rhythms mix it up with eclectic styles of the blues. While Radio Theatre lovers will enjoy the cantankerous couple in the classic, African Queen. For tickets and more information please call 561-450-6357 or visit www.artsgarage.org
Sat. 8/1, 8pm | ORIENTE | Latin Jazz | $25/30/35
Conceived by Cuban-born guitarist/composer Eddy Balzola, Oriente’s signature sound features funky, guitar driven tumbaos, blazing harmonic brass, and explosive Afro-Latin percussion – fusing Cuban roots with Blues, Jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian influences. Their first New Orleans concert at world famous Snug Harbor Jazz Club created a major buzz, attracting local musicians and world class audiences excited by their new Cuban roots fusion. An Arts Garage favorite, we are thrilled to welcome them back.
Sat., Aug. 8th, 8pm | FUSHU DAIKO | World Music Taiko Drumming | $25/35/45
Since 1990, Fushu Daiko has been training in the art of Taiko, a musical art form that builds on a 2600+ year old tradition of Japanese drumming. The music combines the traditional drums and rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world, such as jazz and rhythm and blues, to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience that strives to cross boundaries and connect cultures.
Fri. Aug. 14th, 8pm | NICOLE HENRY| Jazz | $25-$50
One of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, Nicole’s expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy has earned her a Soul Train Award, three top 10 albums and international accolades. The Miami-based soul and jazz songstress is known for her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma, earning her rave reviews and praise from both critics and audiences worldwide for her powerful ability to touch and inspire people with her beautiful voice and stunning presence.
Sat. Aug. 15th, 8pm | TOM JACKSON BAND| Country | $25-35
The Nashville Recording Artist is a singer, songwriter, and above all, a most compelling entertainer. Tom’s music is a new driving, aggressive country akin to a combination of Jason Aldean meets Charlie Daniels. His songwriting comes from his life experiences, and speaks to the heart of his fans; he is a hunter and an avid outdoorsman. “Country Boy Anthem” is a sing-a-long favorite at live shows where fans can relate to lyrics protecting human rights and freedoms.
Wed-Thurs, Aug. 19-20, 7:30pm | AFRICAN QUEEN | Radio Theatre | $20/25/30
This radio theatre production is adapted from the 1951 adventure film starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. After religious spinster’s missionary brother is killed in World War I Africa, dissolute steamer captain offers her safe passage. She’s not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans, though time alone on the river leads to love.
Fri., Aug. 21st, 8pm | BARRELHOUSE CHUCK | Blues | $25/30/35
The Grammy-nominated Chicago blues pianist, singer and songwriter draws on a distinguished lineage to create a blues, boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano style that places him at the forefront of a celebrated tradition. Chuck is the only Chicago blues pianist to have studied under Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Blind John Davis, Detroit Junior and Little Brother Montgomery. Barrelhouse Chuck was twice-nominated for a Blues Music Award in the ‘Pinetop Perkins Piano Player’ category, and his 2014 album, “Drifting From Town to Town” was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the ‘Traditional Blues Album Award Of The Year’ category. Over the last 30 years, he developed his formidable mastery of blues piano and went on to perform or record with many notable Chicago blues musicians, including Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Kim Wilson, Otis Rush, Louis Myers, Buddy Guy, and Big Smokey Smothers, among many others.
Sat Aug 22nd, 8pm | MARLOW ROSADO | Latin Jazz | $25/30/35
Grammy- winning pianist and composer Marlow Rosado has worked with a diverse répertoire of top artists, including singer Selena, legendary pianist Larry Harlow, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin and Desmond Child. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile artist has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music. With over two decades of experience in the music industry, 11 nominations and one American Grammy already on his shelf, Marlow Rosado is most definitely a driving force in the tropical music industry.
Sat Aug 29nd, 8pm | IKO IKO | Blues | $25-35
There are many outstanding blues bands calling Florida home but very few can be described as legendary. Fronted by award winning songwriter Graham Wood Drout, a gifted story teller whose lyrics conjure up life lessons inspired by the history and mythology of the blues. Iko-Iko is best known for its thirty year association with Miami’s seminal blues venue Tobacco Road. The band’s sound developed out of this unique environment, a world audience open to original roots and blues music mixed with island grooves, Latin percussion and voodoo drums- one very original blues experience. IKO IKO provided back up for Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Ron Wood, Bobby Keys and a host of other top artists. IKO IKO even worked with fellow Floridian Jimmy Buffett on his musical ,”Don’t stop the carnival.” When the state of Florida put together a concert to pay homage to its homegrown musical talent including Lynyrd Syknyrd, Sam and Dave,and Marva Wright to name a few, IKO IKO was hired to provide musical support for all the acts. IKO IKO ’s first album (released in 1987), featured Lucky Peterson on keyboards, reaching number 11 on the American Blues Charts. The band has also won several awards, including the 2008 Blues Critics Awards for Blues Song of the Year: The Ghosts Of Mississippi. Graham Wood Drout’s IKO-IKO is “a must see!”- Rolling Stone Magazine
Sun., Aug. 30th, 7:30pm | GALLAGHER | Comedy | $40-60
Comedy Legend Gallagher with Special Guest Artie Fletcher! As one of America’s most recognizable and popular comedians, the legendary Gallagher has appeared on hundreds of major TV shows, including 14 comedy specials for Showtime and Comedy Central. His signature sketch “Sledge-O-Matic” attracted a new audience as the cornerstone of a hit 2012 Geico commercial, but Gallagher’s comedy goes well beyond the physical to include word play and contemporary commentary. In 2004, Comedy Central rated Gallagher the 100th best stand-up comedian of all time.