Char Good and Friends on the Space Coast Jazz Society Stage in July
The Space Coast Jazz Society continues to bring you the best of live jazz, including from the younger generation of Brevard’s performers. The July concert, called “Influences”, features Char Good, a violinist and vocalist who plays from the soul. The concert title references some of the jazz greats ---musicians, performers and composers --- who have influenced this 23-year old performer.
After discovering the recordings of Ella Fitzgerald and Coleman Hawkins at an early age, Good fell in love with jazz music. Although she collaborates with musicians of every genre, jazz is special to her because, in her words, “Jazz translates human emotions and experiences into songs that people from many backgrounds and age groups can relate to --- jazz brings people together.”
Good studied for two years at the Eastern Florida College of Music in the school’s Music and Vocal Performance Program. She now studies Marketing and will receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree in August 2019. Joining her on stage will be pianist Connor Mahoney, who, while growing up on the Space Coast, studied under top performers like Ron Teixeira, Kenny Clark and Captain Winston Scott. Mahoney plays locally with many musicians and composes original music for film and groups. Bassist D.K. Issit hails from Melbourne Beach and performs with local jazz musicians and original bands. Most recently, he plays guitar and sometimes bass and drums with the Impressionist Party of America and also plays double bass in the Panama City Pops Orchestra.
Saxophonist Dexter Wilborn has performed in many Brevard County venues with a diverse group of musicians and bands. Currently, he plays with the University of Florida Gospel Choir. He is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. Rounding out the group is percussionist Brock Wollard, a graduate of the University of North Florida Jazz Studies Program. He is active on the local music scene, playing with the Harbor City Trio and teaching music at his Indian Harbor Beach studio, the Groove Shack.
So come together and join Char Good and the band on July 14th to enjoy their fresh, unique sound. According to Good, “People should come ready to dance, to take a journey through known favorites and to hear unique arrangements of songs that they know… And to have a good time with us.”
Space Coast Jazz Society concerts are open to the public. General admission can be paid at the door or can be purchased online at www.SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org; $10 for members of the Jazz Society and the Rockledge Country Club, $15 for non-members and guests, and no charge for students. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.
The Rockledge Country Club is located at 1591 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955. For more information, call Bobbie Vance (321) 960-4897 or email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org. You can also join this unique and fun organization at the concert or through the website.
The Space Coast Jazz Society is dedicated to preserve and promote jazz ---
hosting monthly concerts by a variety of professional musicians and bands and awarding scholarships to graduating Brevard County high school seniors.