Christmas comes early this year when pianist and composer Larry Smith returns to The Studios of Key West to present a fresh and soulful take on holiday classics.
Skipper and his Crafty League of Musicians will feature Larry Smith, piano, Christine Cordone, vocals, Chicago's talented Jennifer Lowe, violin, and Geoffrey Lowe, bass. This versatile and dynamic line up will offer a variety of great music, including original compositions by Larry Smith, and classic rock.
Larry Smith will be hosting New Years Eve at the Little Room Jazz Club with Peppy Pabon, Christine Cordone and a special appearance by our daughter Journey Blue Heaven from Woodstock, NY and other guest artists.
When: New Years Eve
Where: Little Room Jazz Club,
821 DUVAL STREET
KEY WEST. FL 33040
Time: Approximately 10pm (immediately after "Lillian Baxter")
Contact: Phone: 305-741-7515
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LARRY SMITH HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Friday, December 22, 2017
The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL
Key West, Fl. — Christmas comes early this year when pianist and composer Larry Smith returns to The Studios of Key West to present a fresh and soulful take on holiday classics.
On Friday, December 22 at 8pm, joined by his longtime collaborators, bassist Joe Dallas and drummer Skipper Kripitz, Smith presents a holiday jazz concert with a fun lineup of songs - including his original compositions. Smith’s wife and musical partner, vocalist Christine Cordone Smith, sings.
“Long considered one of Key West’s finest musicians and best showmen, when Larry Smith takes the stage you’re guaranteed a truly unique island experience,” says Elena Devers, deputy director. “He wows audiences with his own clever compositions, and his fresh and unique spin on beloved holiday songs keeps people coming back for more.”
Smith’s musical vision is original and exhilarating, and his insistence on improvisation is a counterpoint to a meticulously rehearsed program. Classic songs become new again as Smith expands his arrangements beyond normal envelopes of safety.
“Sure, we can perform the Christmas songs traditionally and that’s great, but our job is to make you feel like you’re hearing White Christmas for the very first time ever,” says Smith. “We’ll deliver a great lineup and hopefully, take you back to the joy of being a kid again. After all, isn’t that what the holidays are about?”
On-the-edge musical leadership is a normal for Smith and by setting up a challenging terrain for his musicians to negotiate, he creates an experience for the audience that is fun, thrilling, and hopefully, spiritually moving.
Tickets are $25 General Admission and $20 for Studios’ members and can be purchased at The Studios of Key West’s box office, 305-296-0458, or online at www.tskw.org.
Holiday Concert & Bazaar
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 5PM – 10PM
Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, Key West
Get into the holiday spirit with Key West Art & Historical Society’s Holiday Concert & Bazaar on Thursday, December 21st from 5PM to 9PM, located on the sweeping historic porch and promenade of the Custom House Museum. The celebration will feature Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, along with a spectacular holiday light show, with proceeds to benefit the Bahama Village Music Program & Society educational programs.
Visitors can browse hundreds of unique gift options at this signature holiday event while enjoying music, food and libations with eggnog and a champagne bar to lift the frazzled ‘final shopping days’ spirits. Society members can also enjoy a 30% discount (normally 20% for members) at the museum’s store from 6PM to 8PM, and VIP membership table with champagne and treats. And of course, Santa will be on hand for last minute requests and ‘selfie’ photos. For more information, or to inquire about being a vendor, contact Operations Manager Shawn Cowles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.295.6616 x111. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
Larry Smith will be featuring the outstanding vocals of Jodyrae Keckler. Jodyrae is a former Fantasy Fest Queen. She has performed countless benefits and events thoughout the Keys. Help kick off the beginning of Fantasy Fest Week with this dynamic duo. They will be joined by a host of other wonderful entertainers as well. Join in the fun the Little Room. One night only!