Truly Social: Jazz Mixer with Latin, Smooth and Traditional Jazz Performance

This event is a combination of social mixing and live jazz performance.

If you would like to really get to know some great people, arrive between 5:00 pm and  6:30 pm and and ask for Brent Ward and the mixer table.  We'll have some easy ice breaker activities at that table so you can get to know each other over dinner or drinks before the jazz starts.

If you'd rather not do the ice breaker activities, then just ask to sit at the meetup table.

We'll have live jazz dinner music from 7-8 pm after the ice-breakers.   Upbeat jazz performance happens from 8 to 10 pm.

The Jazzway Express will perform smooth, traditional, latin and even the odd New Orleans-style jazz tune featuring clarinet or sax.  We'll also have Mike Colletti - former full time Las Vegas vocalist and guitarist  -- joining us for the evening as a guest musician.  He'll do a few vocal tunes in addition to some solid jazz guitar work for the entire evening.

We are expecting a large group this time because the event has been advertised in a number of places.

Feel free to ask questions below in the comment section if you like.  I check in pretty regularly.

 

Jazz band information and sound samples
http://www.jazzwayexpress.com

Belle Isle Bayou Restaurant site
http://belleisle-bayou.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like every one had a really good time. Sorry I could not make it.

    January 28, 2013

  • Janet S.

    What a a great group of people... I had a wonderful evening...loved the music, the gumbo and the conversations...but.......... we didn't talk about our specialalities/peculiarites...... so will just have to do it again!!! Ok Brent?

    January 26, 2013

    • Brent W.

      OK -- you mean the little phrase under the name on the name tag? Is that what you meant? We had it going at the far end of the table -- in about three different spots as I moved down the table. We also did 2 truths and a lie which was fun.

      1 · January 26, 2013

    • Brent W.

      By the way -- thanks for uploading all those pictures! Appreciate it!

      January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome band, friendly group, good food and drinks. Loved it!!!

    January 27, 2013

  • Rhonda

    We had a great time, it was our first meetup. We will definiately be doing more!

    January 27, 2013

  • Brent W.

    I had a really good time at this one. I thought it was amusing how the meetup table kept getting longer, and longer and longer and longer...I was also flattered that Pat decided to come out and say bye to us in the group even though she's moving, which is a stressful time for everyone. Farewell Pat, keep in touch!

    1 · January 26, 2013

    • Carol M.

      Sorry...keep pushing send button by mistake! Hope to join group before March 5! Thanks for writing back.

      January 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll remain a member of this group - that way I can see what fun you're all having and, for anyone heading to NOLA and in need of a place to stay, e-mail me via the group.

      January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brent...I want to thank you for this meet up. I had so much fun and hope that I have made some friends. You're pretty good I'm the bass too! :-)

    January 26, 2013

    • Brent W.

      You are welcome -- it was fun getting to know everyone. I learned a lot about people very quickly with the ice-breaker activities -- particularly with 2 truths and a lie. I was surprised that we had a lot of Europe represented at the stage end of the mixer table from travel perspective!

      January 26, 2013

  • Janet S.

    Wonderful ...tight group of talented muscians...

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Carol M.

    Hi, I had RSVPd the other day. Am new to group. Hope to still come; might still b sick...hope not. Sounds like a great group.

    January 25, 2013

    • Brent W.

      Yes! There is an address listed in the announcement at the top. It is 5180 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL at Conway and Hoffner in Orlando.

      January 25, 2013

    • Carol M.

      Thanks!

      January 25, 2013

  • Carol M.

    Hi

    1 · January 25, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Wow! A lot of people have RSVP'd in the last couple days.. welcome to you all -- Ruth, Charolette, Rose, Troy, Monet, Natasha, Daniel, Evelyn, Thelma, AJ, Wanda, Thelma, and Lila. I hope I caught everyone!

    January 25, 2013

  • Gonz

    Hey Brent I may not be able to make the icebreaker mix and mingle session along with dinner and drinks. But I will be there for the Jazz Mixer performance and seeking you out at 10pm

    January 22, 2013

    • Brent W.

      OK -- wave me over on breaks if you want. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

      January 22, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Will be good to see you again Pat -- hopefully you're moving closer to where all the jazz is -- that's an important consideration for any move :)) I moved all the way from Canada for the jazz...oh, and my worked moved too, but that was secondary :):):)

    January 20, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome Lila +1! Looking forward to meeting you and who +1 is at the event! Welcome to the social and our group!

    January 20, 2013

  • Gonz

    Although I've always enjoyed latin jazz and smooth jazz I became a die hard fan once I retired and move to FL. I now try not to miss an opportunity of attending live perormances when ever they become availablewithin a 75 to 100 mile radius of Clermont. Will try to make it early and join in the ice breaker activities. Looking dorward to meeting you all.

    January 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to meeting you too, Gonz! You're everywhere! ;)

      January 19, 2013

    • Brent W.

      Looking forward to seeing you there Gonz. I love smooth jazz too. I've seen Boney, Euge Groove, Jesse J, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Golub, Rippingtons and Spyro Gyra live. I have videos of Dave Koz and Grover that I watch regularly....see you at the Bayou.

      January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there but I've already RSVP'd with LMA, another meetup. Looking forward to meeting everyone and listening to smooth jazz!

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Janet S.

    Can't wait for the great music as well as the Bayou's "gumbo"...both were just wonderful!!!

    1 · January 19, 2013

    • Brent W.

      See you there Janet! It'll be good to see you again.

      January 19, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Nice to see more people are coming. Kathy S. -- you get to hear what my bass REALLY sounds like this time! Looking forward to meeting you all -- Phyllis, Lisa and Jan.

    January 18, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome Joannie -- I like Latin jazz too, for example Juan Carlos Jobim...looking forward to seeing you, Brenda, Charles and Shani there too!

    January 16, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Thanks for the kudos Gonzalo -- see you there!!!

    January 14, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome Jorge and John. Good to see there are so many people who like Smooth and Latin jazz coming! (I'm either psychic or I read your profiles :))

    January 14, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome Rebecca! It was good to see you at OLV and now here at the Bayou. I'm sure you'll love the restaurant if you haven't been there. It's decorated like New Orleans and has cajun food for people who want it...along with american staples (not the kind you use in your stapler -- the food kind wink...wink...! :). See you there!

    January 13, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Karen -- I'm glad you joined our group! Looking forward to seeing you at the event and helping you get acquainted with members of our group!

    January 13, 2013

  • Tom N.

    Will you be having any open jams in the future? This function does not appear to allow for this.

    January 12, 2013

    • Brent W.

      Not for this one. But Dr. K's band (check his event last night in Past events tab at the top) allows for jamming at the end of the night. Look for his gigs posted here...last time he asked to check with him beforehand so I put it in the comment of my RSVP or a comment at the bottom of the announcement.

      January 12, 2013

    • Brent W.

      Tom -- there may be some jamming opportunities at future gigs around town. Keep checking as I post events though. I've had a lot of good experiences jamming with other musicians.

      January 13, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome Marilyn and Maggie! I think we spoke at the Terrace 390 recently...looking forward to seeing you at the Bayou!

    January 13, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome to Sandy and Mario! Or should I say Photog? Just kidding.

    January 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ;-)

      1 · January 12, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Welcome Dirk! Looking forward to seeing you there. I notice you like smooth jazz -- that's my favorite genre, although all the others are close second :)

    January 12, 2013

  • Brent W.

    Looking forward to meeting you and your husband Rhonda. Welcome to our group!

    January 12, 2013

    • Rhonda

      We look forward to meeting you as well. Thanks!

      1 · January 12, 2013

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