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Space Coast Jazz Society

Dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz music on Florida’s Space Coast through concerts, workshops, and scholarships.

Space Coast Jazz Society
Melbourne, FL
321.327.3728

Space Coast Jazz Society Events

Nov 11

Pianist JD DANIEL & Friends

Pianist JD DANIEL
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Time: 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday November 11, 2018
Location: Space Coast Jazz Society
Address: , Melbourne, FL,
Price: $10 members, Free for Students
Category: Entertainment
JD Daniel has recorded and performed around the world with dozens of internationally acclaimed artists. Legendary jazz vocalist Diane Schurr says “JD is a brilliant musician both as a classical player as well as new age innovations. I really enjoyed working with him, and I have very fond memories of our work together in different studios.”

JD was born in Seattle and began classical training at age six. He formed his own group when he was 19 in Tucson AZ, which featured future Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Diane Schuur, among other talented musicians. He spent many years in Los Angeles, working as an in-demand recording session musician and has toured the globe with scores of well-known artists. He’s performed, arranged and composed for virtually all types of media; film, television, video, documentaries, web content, live shows & video games.

Today, JD arranges & records custom keyboard parts online for clients around the world. He has been privileged to record and perform with a host of high-profile Jazz artists, including: Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliott, Alphonse Mouzon, Ronnie Laws, Diane Schuur, Brian Bromberg, Carl Anderson, Russ Freeman, Vinnie Coliuta, John Pattatucci, Eric Marienthal, Ernie Watts, Alphonso Johnson, Phil Upchurch, Wayne Henderson, Brandon Fields, Gerald Albright, Grant Geissman, Bunny Brunel and Jeff Berlin.

Open to the public – no reservations needed – general admission is paid at the door. $10 for members of the Space Coast Jazz Society and the Rockledge Country Club. Students are free. Food & drinks are available for purchase. Email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org if you have any questions.

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Dec 9

ROBERT NAVARRO Quartet

ROBERT NAVARRO Quartet
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Time: 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday December 9, 2018
Location: Rockledge Country Club
Address: 1591 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955
Price: $20
Category: Concert / Live Music
Robert Navarro is an accomplished New York City performer with more than 25 years of experience as a professional pianist, teacher, arranger and producer. He has performed with legendary artists Johnny Pacheco, Conjunto Clasico, Jose Mangual Jr., Pete “Conde” Rodriguez, Charanga America, Angel Canales, Azuquita, Machito and Orquesta, Mon Rivera, and Willie Colon. He has toured with Celia Cruz (South America) Ray Barreto (European tour 1989), Grupo Fascinacion, Frankie Ruiz (South America tour), Eddie Santiago (European tour 2004), Santiago Ceron, and many local bands.

In 2004 Robert received a Grammy nomination for a Conjunto Clasico 25 Anniversary production. On December 2007 he received a Grammy as an arranger with Bobby Cruz Romanticos de Ayer, Hoy y Siempre Song Envidia. In April 2011 he received an award from the Treasure Coast International Film Festival for the musical arrangement of the song City within a Dream for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

Robert studied privately with jazz great, Jackie Byrd (jazz piano and big band arranging), as well as Harold Danko, John Lewis, Valerie Caper, Ed Summerlin (jazz arranging) and Ron Carter (jazz improvisation). His classical piano training took place under the leadership of renowned teacher Ms. Bagger where Mr. Navarro focused on the challenging repertoire of piano composer Liszt. Mr. Navarro mastered his engineering education under the watchful and experienced tutelage of two of the most respected engineers in the music business; Mr. John Fausty and Mr. Kurt Upper.

Mr. Navarro holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The City College of New York and a Master of Arts from New York University. He has also studied at Mannes College The New School for Music (Extension Division for Jazz Studies), and Manhattan School of Music (Classical Studies). Listen to the Tropical Jazz Album of Robert Navarro HERE

All Space Coast Jazz Society concerts are open to the public and $20 general admission is paid at the door, students are free. Food and beverages are available at an additional cost. The Rockledge Country Club is located at 1591 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955. For more information email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org or call (321)960-4897.