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Jazz Influenced by Africa
March 23 | 7:00
Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers

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The Kuumba Dancers & Drummers have been sharing authentic West African drum and dance culture in Tampa Bay since 1980. This March they’ll join the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective for an ambitious show that is a fusion of Jazz with West African drumming and dance. The Gulf Coast Jazz Collective is inviting Master Drummer and teacher Cheikh N’Dong from Senegal, Dundunfola Domenique Green, and professional West African dancers Kya Conner and Beryl Colbert for a celebration and fusion of Jazz and West African drum and dance. Artistic Director Paul Gavin’s goal from the beginning of the Jazz Collective was to bring to Southwest Florida rare Jazz experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. This definitely


Kuumba Dancers & Drummers Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, is a community based organization that offers classes and train their members ranging from young children and adults of all ages. Based in Tampa, Florida since 1980, Kuumba has provided numerous audiences with their insightful display of traditional African folkdance, music songs and storytelling. MORE INFO

PAUL GAVIN Drums, Director of Gulf Coast Jazz Collective Paul Gavin is a Drummer, Teacher, Composer & Arranger in Tampa, FL. Since graduating from the University of South Florida in 2015 Paul has made his living exclusively as a freelance musician. MORE INFO

BRANDON ROBERTSON Bass In 2009, he graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a focus on Jazz Studies. In the same year, Brandon became a member of the popular Florida-based jazz trio The Zach Bartholomew Trio. In 2012, the trio released their first album entitled “Out of This Town”, which received notable reviews from jazz critics. In 2015, Brandon performed at the world-famous Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra. MORE INFO

ZACH BARTHOLOMEW Piano Dr. Zach Bartholomew is an award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and music educator. He is currently based in Miami, FL where he maintains an active performance career as one of the most heavily sought-after pianists, accompanists, and sidemen in the area. MORE INFO

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Series Sponsored in part by
Victor & Jackie Solomon,
Robert Opatrny & Susan Sutherland

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