BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The smell of Fall isn't quite in the air yet — after all, it's 85 degrees and buggy outside — but the Arts Garage in Delray Beach is announcing its fall schedule. For more, visit ArtsGarage.org.
Here it is:
As the season approaches, Arts Garage has scheduled a stellar and diverse array of talent. Jazz Project and Garage Blues continue to feature internationally renowned performers including a rare opportunity to experience the historic Cuban phenomenon Orquesta Aragon. The Global Invasion concert features AG's very own multi-talented Drew Tucker, and Shades of Soul debuts with ALEX. To finish out the month, AG celebrates Halloween in a Spookily Spectacular with the always entertaining Divas in Art.
“October offers an incredible month of performances,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. “We are looking to take our audiences on an incredible musical journey. Every show is a must not miss. So we are really encouraging people to get their tickets early!”
Sat 10/6 8pm
Global Invasion: Drew Tucker
Tickets: $20-$30 in advance, $25-$35 at door
Musical visionary Drew Tucker returns to the Arts Garage stage with a performance sure to captivate and inspire. Joined by an array of international musicians, Tucker’s Heartbeats aims to capture what is similar in us all. Exotic instrumentation including a marimba, an Indian tabla, and Japanese taiko drums collaborate with Latin piano, bass guitar, and electronic dub-step to create a performance that pairs reimagined jazz classics with musical innovation. This collaboration of top musicians from around the globe promises to give audiences an unforgettable musical experience unlike anything they have ever seen.
Shades of Soul: ALEX
Tickets: : $15-$25 in advance, $5 more at the door
Soul sensation ALEX started his musical career at the age of 7, when he toured with his siblings throughout the southeastern United States. Since then, his engaging and heartfelt performances have earned him a worldwide following. As the lead vocalist for the musical group A7, ALEX won the hearts of thousands with his single “Don’t Walk Away,” which earned the band a spot on the Billboard Charts top 20 for 29 consecutive weeks. He has opened for major musical acts like John Legend, Al Green, and Eric Benet, and now makes his debut performance at Arts Garage in the Shades of Soul series premiere.
Jazz Project: LeNard Rutledge
Tickets: $25-$35 in advance. $30-$40 at door
Miami-born LeNard Rutledge brings his robust vocals to the Arts Garage in a soul-stirring evening of eclectic jazz. Often compared to legendary Lou Rawls, Rutledge’s silky voice is backed up by Miami musical heavyweights Paul Shewchuck on bass, Jaui Schneider on keyboard, and Carlomagno Arroya on drums. In response to his 2006 release of his first independent album Hello World, the Miami New Times voted Rutledge Best Jazz Artist of the Year. Rutledge’s silky voice and classy elegance have made him one of the most sought-after vocal talents in contemporary jazz.
Thursday 10/18 and Friday 10/19
Jazz Project: Orquesta Aragon
Tickets: $25 to $35 in advance. $30 to $40 at door.
Arts Garage is thrilled to announce this fall’s special presentation of the Cuban music icon Orquesta Aragón. This legendary ensemble, formed in Cuba in 1939, quickly established itself as a true institution of Cuban music, and has evolved over the years to incorporate new instruments and musical innovations. They are credited with inspiring the New York mambo movement in the 1950s, and are hailed as “the purest form music from Cuba.” This 15-person ensemble combines violins, piano, flute, percussion and vocals to deliver one of the best live shows on the planet.
For two nights only, this legendary ensemble ignites the stage in a fury of Latin rhythms and raucous beats. Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for this once-in-a-lifetime performance that promises to thrill and entertain. See them at Arts Garage in October or you will have to wait to see them at Manhattan's B.B. King's on New Year's Eve!
Saturday 10/20 8pm
Garage Blues: Joe Caruso
Tickets: $25-$35, $5 more at the door
Hailing from a musical family from the heart of New Orleans, blues guitarist Joe Caruso grew up across the street from the legendary Club Desire, where he was introduced to legends like the young Ray Charles, Memphis Slim, Dinah Washington, and Fats Domino. He fell in love with the blues, and has developed his own electrifying blues sound with a twist of boogie-woogie and a touch of rock and roll. He has opened for Etta James, Hank Ballard, and Bobby Marchand. After losing his home in Hurricane Katrina, Joe moved to Florida and started up the Boogie-Woogie Blue-Fay Blues Band, and they have been exciting audiences ever since.
Friday 10/26 8pm
Jazz Project: Melton Mustafa
Tickets: $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door
Trumpet virtuoso Melton Mustafa, the very first artist in our Jazz Project series, returns to Arts Garage in celebration of his new album, wowing audiences with melodious riffs and catchy rhythms. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see this jazz legend up close and personal in the intimate setting of Arts Garage
Saturday 10/27 8pm
Jazz Project: Randy Bernsen
Tickets: $25-$35 in advance,$5 more at door.
Jazz guitarist Randy Bernsen has played to audiences all over the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. He brings with him an exciting fusion guitar sound and a musical message. He has worked with some of the greatest modern guitar players, including Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, and Jaco Pastorius. Bernsen also spent 2 years with Weather Report jazz keyboardist/composer maestro Joe Zawinul developing his guitar synth chops and composition skills, and was the guitarist for the Zawinul Syndicate fusion band.
Sunday 10/28 7pm
Divas in Art: Super Spooktacular Halloween
$15-$25 in Advance, $5 more at door
Come dressed as you are, as you were, or as you’d like to be! This ain’t no “Monster Mash”—it’s a diva-ish party filled with glitter and guts! Thriller songs and performances, as well as an unforgettable costume contest. A horror show with a twist!