Arts Garage Killer Line-up Kicks Off 2016

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Arts Garage sets the standard with a killer lineup that kicks off the New Year in style. George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tom Cruise have all asked jazz great Loston Harris to play at their events, and now he is here in Delray! Ozzy Osborne discovered guitar god Gary Hoey and this month he will be taking the blues by storm. The Frank Sinatra celebration sold out— twice in December, but now there is one more chance. Theatre at Arts Garage is back with a startling comedy-drama. And this is just for starters! Learn more and get tickets at www. artsgarage.org or call 561-450-6357. Sat. Jan. 2nd, 8pm  ATLANTIC CITY BOYS | $25-$45  The Atlantic City Boys consist of four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences from Las Vegas to Disney World, and of course, Atlantic City! They lend their world-class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60’s, singing hits by The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The Boys encourage flash photography, wild screaming and rushing the stage during their performances. So get ready to clap and sing-along because they are coming to rock at Arts Garage! Fri. Jan. 8th, 8pm  LOSTON HARRIS | Jazz | $25/$35/$45  New-York based singer and pianist Loston Harris blends traditional jazz, gospel and blues with his own unique styling. His piano playing has been described as “percussive” and “incredibly fluid”, and his vocals noted as “suave.” With inspirations like Stevie Wonder and Carole King, Loston holds jazz as “hip, serious, complex, improvisational and limitless”. Loston’s CDs have all been released to rave reviews, and he has been in high-demand at celebrity functions and events: he performed at George Clooney’s birthday with John Mayer; played for Sarah Jessica Parker at her private party for “Sex in the City”, and was hand selected by Tom Cruise to sing and play at his ICON Award Ceremony. Sat. Jan. 9th, 8pm  DANIEL PEÑA | Latin Jazz | $25/$30/$35  A native of the Dominican Republic, Daniel Peña’s career as a percussionist began at the age of 8, when he first learned how to play the cowbell. Coming from a rich musical legacy also helped shape Daniel’s passion for music. Daniel’s fire for music ignited into full blaze after attending Fania All Star salsa legends Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz’ stellar performance. Although Daniel used the Fania All Star sound as his guide for percussionist training, he moved to New York City at the age of 16 and also learned to play congas and timbales. Since moving to Miami in 1999, Daniel has collaborated with renowned Latin Jazz artists like Marlow Rosado, Tito Puente Jr., and Richie Ray, becoming one of Miami’s top percussionists. He also played with leading Latin artists such as Jerry Rivera, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, and Ray de la Paz. Fri./Sat. Jan. 15 & 16, 8pm  FREDDY COLE | Jazz | $25/$40/$50  The Grammy nominated jazz singer and pianist is the younger brother of Nat King Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole. While he has a similar sound to his celebrated sibling, Freddy has a personality of his own, with slightly darker, rougher vocals. He captivates listeners with his elegant presence, subtle phrasing, and intimate singing style. Freddy started playing piano at age five and has emerged as one of American popular music’s great performers, with a recording career that has spanned over fifty years. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, the 80-year-young Cole is a beloved musician and a living link to the Great American Songbook toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale. Fri. Jan. 22nd, 8pm  CHRISTIAN SCOTT | Jazz | $25/$35/$45  The Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and visionary bandleader has emerged as one of the most powerful, provocative voices in the world of jazz. His broad range of influences stretch from Miles Davis to early New Orleans brass exhortations, Latin music, soul and Radiohead. Throughout his performances, he digs into his African-American roots, fusing street-banter with vibrantly contemporary musical illustration. Christian got an early start, learning trumpet and saxophone at the age of 12. He quickly excelled and began playing gigs in his hometown of New Orleans with his uncle, modern jazz saxophonist David Harrison. Following his studies at Berklee School of Music in Boston (on a full scholarship), he recorded his debut album at the age of 22. He has since recorded several albums and has received wide recognition for his musical mastery. Sat. Jan. 23rd, 8-11pm  “A CELEBRATION OF SINATRA ON HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY” | $25/$35/$45  Comprised of some of the best jazz musicians in the Miami area, The South Florida Jazz Orchestra is directed by bassist and composer Chuck Bergeron. The band will be joined by special guest vocalist, Johnny Rodgers, an internationally-celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, Broadway star, and recording artist. The New York Times describes Rodgers as an entertainer “that can’t be found anywhere else” with “fused elements of Billy Joel, Peter Allen and Johnny Mercer.” Sun. Jan. 24-Feb.14, 8pm  REBORNING| Black Box Theatre | $25/$40/$45  Dates and times on website. The 2010 psychological thriller about the power of creation tells the tale of a sculptor with an unusual specialty. She meets a woman desperate to recreate her past leading to some frightening revelations. Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable in this dark comedy that takes an unsettling look at work, latex and the power of creation. The Los Angeles Times called it a “superb comedy-drama which builds to a shattering denouement.” Fri. Jan. 29th, 9pm  THE ELEMENTS HIP HOP SHOWCASE | $10  Watch ”The Elements” come to life at this upbeat, lively event, featuring hip hop, breakdancing, live graffiti art, DJs and MCs. In addition to incredible live entertainment, enjoy great food and drinks…and an $100 cash prize B-Boy/breakdance battle. The event will feature an array of talented performers, including artist Doddi3 Le’ Pue, who’s music is “influenced by the Emotions of Sound with a flow unique to the ear”. After the success of the first Elements showcase, hosts Ian Caven and Dj Needlez are excited to bring the event back full force. Elements Hip Hop Showcase is brought to you by Alchemy Arts, Southrageous Entertainment and Hip Hop Everything.