Space Coast Jazz Society Set to Perform Special Valentine’s Day Concert at Rockledge Country Club
By Space Coast Daily // January 29, 2020
For the program of “I Want to Be Loved by Bayou” expect a mix of lively New Orleans themed tunes
ABOVE VIDEO: On February 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., come and celebrate Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras with the Space Coast Jazz Society special event, “I Want to Be Loved Bayou.” Enjoy and dance to the New Orleans’s sound of Sybil Gage and her Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas and please your palate with the cuisine of the Rockledge Country Club’s kitchen.
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – On February 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., come and celebrate Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras with the Space Coast Jazz Society special event, “I Want to Be Loved Bayou.”
Enjoy and dance to the New Orleans’s sound of Sybil Gage and her Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas and please your palate with the cuisine of the Rockledge Country Club’s kitchen.
The Rockledge Country Club is located at 1591 S. Fiske Boulevard.
Gage was recognized as “the spirit of American jazz” by Jack Simpson of WUCF’s “Jazz on the Beach” and referred to as a “superstar in our midst” and one of the “best musicians in Brevard County” by others.
Gage, also known as the “Little Dynamo,” has become the darling of the East Coast, performing from New York to her home town of New Orleans. Born and raised in the latter city, she had a front-row seat to the music that contributes to the greatness of that city.
Gage has opened for such diverse acts as John Waite, Zydeco Queen Rosie Ledet, Dave Mason, Big Bill Morgenfield and Pat Travers and shared the stage with Glen David Andrews and Marc Stone.
Brevard County is now home to Gage but she has not forgotten from whence she came.
Gage, Vamp of the Vieux Carre, brings New Orleans’s charms along with her dynamic charisma to the stage, which she decorates with boas and hat boxes, reminding her of working in the Chris Owens Club on Bourbon Street.
Music-wise, a typical evening with Gage and the Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas includes the music of Professor Longhair and James Booker, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Etta James and others, along with her original and highly acclaimed compositions.
For the program of “I Want to Be Loved by Bayou” expect a mix of lively New Orleans themed tunes, dance selections and ballads.
Currently, Gage is the Artist in Residence at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach, performs at jazz festivals throughout Central Florida and at art venues and clubs such as the Blue Bamboo in Orlando and the Modernism Museum in Mount Dora. She has two outstanding CDs of original material.
Her debut CD RED (2007) rose to critical acclaim and NOLA Calling (2009) was nominated for “Best Self-Produced CD” by the International Blues Competition in Memphis. WWOZ’s Gentilly Jr. said of NOLA Calling that Gage showed “great songwriting and musicianship” and Blues 411 said the CD “perfectly capture(s) the nuances and soft yet harsh dichotomy that is New Orleans.
Reservations are required by February 10 for the concert and meal package, so don’t delay. Admission to this special event is $20 and students under 25 are free with ID.
Make reservations and/or pay for the concert online at SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org or mail your check to Space Coast Jazz Society, PO Box 120653, Melbourne, FL 32912 by February 10.
For more information, call Bobbie 321-960-4897 or email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org. You can also join this unique and fun organization at the concert or through the website.
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