Latin Jazz in the Park (FREE meetup)

I've gone to this before and loved it! One of the few FREE festivals I've been to where they don't gouge vendor prices, especially for water! Of course, there will be great typical latin food. Yum! It is so well-organized and this park is perfect for this event. This year, the star of the event is Nestor Torres! Check this out for more info on him and the important event info: http://www.wftv.com/events/detail/2018203/ -- Janet :-)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time with fun people. Nice teamwork. It was nice to have the help of others that jumped in and assisted me in organizing this meetup! :-)

    October 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time with fun people. Nice teamwork. It was nice to have the help of others that assisted me in organizing this meetup! :-)

    October 2, 2012

  • Maria

    I just added two upclose pics of Nestor and his music director/pianist. It was a great event and I am partial to Flutists. Great concert and hope to meet more members next time around

    September 10, 2012

  • Kathleen

    Hi Janet #2, Can you send my your email address?
    Thanks.

    September 10, 2012

  • Janet S.

    I started taking pictures when I first arrived, I think I was one of the first ones there, and continued taking pictures as the crowd trickled in... That's why you'll see in the pictures, more and more people as the night went on.... I might have been one of the last ones out as well, there was no traffic when I arrived or left... that's the way I roll....lol.

    September 9, 2012

    • Pat

      I left before it ended because I have been stuck in traffic to get out of an event over an hour. Staying till it ends and after most have left is also a good idea!

      September 9, 2012

  • Janet S.

    Good Morning new friends:
    I had so much fun....Loved the music and the company!!!
    This morning I am going on a Informational Historical 5 mile trek around Orlando, with the Florida Trail Blazers Meet up group... (I think that's their name) so I won't have time this morning...but I did get quite a few nice shots of alot of the show as well as our group. I might have another meet up at Casa Feliz ( 12 -3) in Winter Park, if I'm not dead by then...lol Hopefully when I get home I can download them all. It was so nice meeting you all.
    I had such a great time, I am so happy this group exists and to share a passion, our mutual love of jazz, with others is just the best type of friendship. Try Jazz Tastings in Maitland, for jazz everynight of the week. Am going 5:30 Wed night with Wine Lovers and Adventurers.
    I hope to see you all again soon.
    Janet
    PS: Terri, I did get your email but for some reason I didn't get it to the right email a/c... I will try again later, I promise.
    j.

    September 9, 2012

    • stephanie

      Janet, we had to go early but we enjoyed the time we were there!! So nice meeting you and the others and of course, GREAT MUSIC!! Nestor is easy on the eyes too which was an added treat!! Wow, he can play!! Looking forward to another jazz club meetup!! Thanks for organizing this event!! I posted a few pics too!

      September 9, 2012

    • Pat

      Janet ty for the preztals/nuts. I hadn't eaten all day (running on coffee). Your very fun/socialable and enjoy the event/music as well.

      September 9, 2012

  • stephanie

    Great music, fun time!!

    September 9, 2012

  • Diana

    Loved it !!!!

    September 8, 2012

  • Pat

    Enjoyed the music & company.

    September 8, 2012

  • Janet S.

    What a great time!!! I have plenty of pictures to post, I'm just too tired tonight.

    September 8, 2012

  • Janet S.

    Hi again, I changed my photo, realized the one I had was taken about a year and half ago...so this is me a few weeks ago. Hair has grown quite a bit... should be easier to pick me out. I will try to get there close to 4 and can try to pick up some balloons too...

    September 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Janet #2: FYI: It just started to rain and thunder over here in Deltona. Just letting you know in case I make it at 5 or after (I want to get there earlier). Good thing you decided to come in so much earlier! :-) Great teamwork from everyone! I like it.

      September 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh. AND I'm wearing red and white! :-D

      September 8, 2012

  • Diana

    Janet, I can't get a hold of you via cel phone. Is the number correct.

    September 8, 2012

    • Pat

      Diana I couldnt get through w/ Janets # either.

      September 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pat, Diana just got a hold of me just fine 20 minutes or so ago. ;-)

      September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    To further help you find me, other than calling or texting me, I will be in a white dress and my chair is a blue camping chair with a cover. Trying to think of other ways for the group to be easily spotted at this park...

    September 6, 2012

    • Janet S.

      Yogi are you bringing Boo Boo too? lol

      September 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Booboo better be there too. He's more my type. :-p

      September 8, 2012

  • Janet S.

    Hello Everyone.....I just got back from Winn Dixie... I bought two balloons, a Red and a White , they didn't have black.... I wrote Jazz Lovers Meet up on them in black magic marker, I will put them on my blue coleman camp chair. I will get there at 4 sit toward the middle if I can and spread out a large green bedspread to at least hold a few more spots... my neice, brother and wife are coming as well, so we'll see if we can get more blankets to hold as much space as possible. I'm just not sure what time they will be getting there, but at least if you look for the red and white balloons, maybe we can all sit near each other!!! Looking forward to meeting more Orlando jazz lovers and having a great time listening to Nestor Torres, he is just wonderful!!! Have my camera too, so maybe we can get a group shot in front of the stage or somewhere nearby.
    Just realized the group is The Jazz Club, I think I'm close enough don't you? See ya later... the other Janet...lol

    1 · September 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh. AND good idea on the red and white! :-D

      September 8, 2012

    • Pat

      Great I will be looking out for the ballons : ). I will be there probably around 4:30 /5. See you all there .

      1 · September 8, 2012

  • Janet S.

    Hi Janet.... (nice name by the way) lol... I've gone to alot of these at this venue and I just love it!!! How about a few white mylar balloons with Meet up written on them in black...? I know it does get very crowded and this way that would be a good way to be noticed... I have a blue camping chair too, and there are always so many of them as well.... just a thought... looking forward to seeing you there, and I am bringing a few of my friends and relatives as we all have that Latin blood running through our veins...even though we don't speak Spanish...lol... Thanks for arranging this meetup, so nice to meet others who share my love for all things Jazz!!!! Janet..

    September 7, 2012

    • Pat

      Just got back from visiting last week : ). See ya tomorrow.

      September 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I appreciate the ideas. But have you ever written on a Mylar ballon with a thick permanent marker? I have and it's not very effective. :-/ IF I have time, I will buy a Mylar balloon with a smiley face on it or something more recognizable and can be seen from afar (like maybe a red baloon since that's the official Meetup color). But I am going to be so busy tomorrow before I leave my house for Casselberry at 4. :-/ Like I said before though, what I have done in the past for last year's meetup here and even at Crane's Roost Park has worked and everyone found the group. ;-) And everyone is welcome to call or text me AND I' m going to arrive earlier than the meetup time to scope the area and make sure we're right in the center of the show. Who knows? Maybe I will have time to use your idea; we'd compromise by my getting a different design, as I mentioned. ;-)

      September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    EVERYONE: Please be on time (arrive at the meetup time). I'd appreciate it! :-) I'd just hate for it to be left up to me to save so many spots for people when I get there! ;-) AND if you can't make it last minute, I'd appreciate the courtesy of letting me know in the various ways at your disposal. That way, I don't have to keep looking for everyone through the duration of the meetup. Haha. Also, I may end up wearing something different (something just came up and might have to save the white dress for Sunday instead). But nothing else has changed and worse comes to worse, just call or text me. ;-) As I mentioned before, I've never had problems with meetups at parks before; I TRY to cover all bases! :-D

    September 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, everyone says I look just like my picture so that should help you find me as well! :-)

    September 6, 2012

    • Pat

      So do I : ) see you all Sat.

      1 · September 6, 2012

  • Pat

    Were will we meet and do we bring chairs??

    September 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good question! Sorry, I did not mention that, since the meetup had not been announced yet, and especially since this is something one would find out only by going to the park's website. Now I see it surely is happening so... YES to chairs! It's a must! :-) Food vendors and Kids Zone will be 4 - 6 p.m, so expect it to be busy when we get there, although our meetup time is an hour before the Nestor Torres concert begins at 6 p.m.;-) I cannot say WHERE we will meet because it's hard to determine something like this for an event being held at a park. That is the other reason I provided my phone #. ;-) I will try to get myself situated right in front of the stage. Call or text me to see where I am.

      September 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, guys. Since I am not this meetup's official event host, I did not get notifications of the meetup being announced or that other members have decided to come! :-) FYI, for this reason, I might be slow in responding to questions. Lookin' forward to seeing you all this Saturday.

    September 6, 2012

  • Pat

    Hey Diana & Janet looking forward to meeting you Sat..

    September 5, 2012

  • Diana

    I am a huge fan of Nestor Torres , great flautist.

    September 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's great, Diana! I hope more people will RSVP, which is a challenge since this meetup has not been announced. :-/

      September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Call me at[masked] for last minute questions or concerns. The event actually starts at 6pm BUT trust me, you're gonna want to get there at 5pm! I know this from experience.

    August 28, 2012

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