Special Guest: Susie Balistreri
Jazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambience.
This month Jazz with Jim is proud to welcome special guest vocalist Susie Balistreri. Susie comes from a musical family – her father and mother were professionals as well as her three brothers. Susie sang with her siblings, known as The Macar Brothers, popular as a pop/rock show band throughout the Tampa Bay area in the ‘80s. They all had strong leanings toward jazz, which they each turned to as their individual careers progressed. Later, Susie became popular locally as a pop singer and chanteuse, until she quit to raise a family and put all of her effort into her consulting business. Remaining active in music with her church, she is now returning to jazz as well, performing standards and modern styles with equal ease.
ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 members* / $16 non-members
DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 members* / $18 non-members
(*Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)
Meeting Room 2
Theatre Room (upstairs)
Join Mr. Tommy for a scare-free Halloween Party with monster hits and a jack-o-lantern full of fun! Come in costume…there will be treats!
Composer and author Tommy Girvin has been touring the world as writer, lead guitarist and musical director for the rock singer Eddie Money for the past 26 years. He has also played on many hit recordings, and his songs are currently being played on hit television shows like Ellen, Tyra Banks, Extra, Fox sports, and the National Geographic Channel to name just a few.
Through the years, Tommy has developed a teaching method and has been a guitar/music teacher for many students, many of them have continued on to a successful musical career.
With 4 CDs out and more on the way, Mr. Tommy has been entertaining children for years, and has a unique ability to connect with and inspire children musically.
ADMISSION: $6 member / $7 general admission / $24 Family 4-Pack
Carrollwood Village Room
When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida history. The audience will laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida’s “Almost Oldest” city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the “Original” Pocahontas story. Presented by A.C.T. For Youth. For ages K-8.
This show will touch on the following: literature, music, theatre, history, character education and audience participation. CLICK HERE to download a study guide.