Classic Jazz Standards with the NICK DECARLIS QUARTETNick DeCarlis, cornet / Thomas Royal, piano / David Ottenberg, bass / Carl Manna, drums
Francesca’s will be closed on Wednesday, May 29th for a private party, which is our normal jazz night. So we are moving to Tuesday, May 28th and have something special planned! Bill Fote (trumpet) is originally from Upstate N.Y. and grew up in a family of musicians. He was part of the “family band”, where he started out as a drummer. He played his first professional gig at age 13, and later developed as the group’s trumpet player. The Fote family moved to the Orlando, Florida area while he was still in high school, during which he was selected as the lead trumpet player in the Florida All State Jazz Ensemble. At 19, he was a union musician playing professionally at Disney World, Circus World and convention work in Orlando, Florida. Bill also traveled with the bands for local touring shows, including Eddie Fisher, Donald O’Connor, Kaye Starr & Pat Boone, along with many others. Following this, he continued his studies in Business Administration at the University of Florida. While in college he played casual gigs in Gainesville, Orlando and all points in between. He also played with and was featured in the U.F. Jazz band along with guest artists Mokoto Ozone & Marvin Stamm, and graduated with an BS/BA degree from U.F. The past two decades he has owned & operated a private business (Bill Fote, Inc.)
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Rhythm will be king!Don Mopsick began his musical career as a teenager in his hometown of Linden, NJ, performing on trumpet and bass guitar. He attended Rutgers and Berklee College of Music. His first professional gigs were with Rosemary Clooney around Boston in 1972.
Mopsick’s musical interests have always been eclectic. He was graduated from The Manhattan School of Music in 1977 with a degree in Tuba Performance. While in New York he performed on tuba and bass with The Smith Street Society, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, John Carisi, Paul Jefferey and others.
After a 1977 move to Ft. Myers FL, Mopsick began double bass study with Lucas Drew at the U. of Miami. RESERVATIONS: 378-7152He moved to Orlando in 1983, working free-lance jazz bass state-wide. He played concert dates for, among others, The Jazz Club of Sarasota, The Treasure Coast Jazz Society, and The Gainesville Friends of Jazz, Florida concert dates with Howard Alden, Mousey Alexander, Bill Allred, Dan Barrett, John Bunch, Pete Christleib, Al Cohn, Richie Cole, Kenny Davern, Buddy DeFranco, Don Goldie, Terry Gibbs, Scott Hamilton, Buddy Morrow, Ken Peplowski, Flip Phillips, Red Rodney, Bob Rosengarden, Ira Sullivan, Clark Terry & Warren Vaché Jr.
Mopsick joined the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in San Antonio in 1991. He played nightly at The Landing jazz club and toured with them in the US & abroad. He recorded hundreds of hours for the Riverwalk Jazz public radio series with guests Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Bob Wilber, Dick Hyman, Kenny Davern, Milt Hinton, Nicholas Payton, “Sweets” Edison, Harry Allen, Dan Barrett, Joe Williams, Rebecca Kilgore, Bob Barnard, Bria Skonberg, Jon-Erik Kellso, Vince Giordano, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Stephanie Nakasian, Shelly Berg and many others. He left Texas in May 2010.
Since his return to Florida, Don has appeared with Ira Sullivan, Aaron Weinstein, Veronica Swift, Carla Cook, Lew DelGatto, Dan Miller, Giacomo Gates, Wycliff Gordon,Russell Malone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joshua Breakstone, Peter Appleyard, Dick Hyman. Kenny Washington, Harry Allen, Frank Portolese, Marty Morell, Harry Allen, Randy Sandke & others.
Director of Jazz Studies at UCFIf you enjoy tenor sax, you won’t want to miss Jeff Rupert! Jeff is Pegasus Professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida. He is a saxophonist, composer, record producer, and recording artist.
Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists including MaynardFerguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter. He played on Carter’s Harlem Renaissance which won a Grammy. He has also performed with Harry Allen, Benny Green, Kenny Drew Jr, and Judy Carmichael.
Rupert currently is the leader of The Jazz Professors, which had top JazzWeek charting hitalbums in 2012 and 2013. His third album, “From Memphis to Mobile”, with Kenny Drew, Jr.
Rupert joined Sam Rivers’ band in 1996 and appeared in four recordings with the group. He has performed in hundreds of concerts with Rivers, including performances at Lincoln for Ed Bradley’s Jazz from Lincoln Center (broadcast on NPR), the Vision Festival NYC and Columbia University.
Bring Dad in for delicious specials only available this Father's Day! We'll have our regular Sunday Brunch 10am to 2pm, featuring Gosia and Ali, with regular dinner menu and Father's Day specials starting at 2pm.
Five Year Anniversary Musical EventNick DeCarlis Quartet featuring THREE musical guests!TERRY MYERSBILL PRINCEJEFF RUPERT
Tuesday November 13th
TWO SEATINGS: 6pm - $40 (music 6:30-7:45) 8pm - $30 (music 8:15-9:30)
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Dr. Jagadish Swamy, Dr. Jennifer Larmann, and Dr. Michelle Lang are passionate about educating the public on hearing conservation and the devastating impacts hearing impairment can have on our lives.
So, Clear Sound Audiology is hosting a free lunch and learn at Francesca's Trattoria to tell you all about it. Come learn about how to protect your ears and ways to improve your hearing while enjoying a light lunch on us!
Reserve your spot now!
Spots are limited to the first 30 who RSVP. Call (352) 505-6766 to reserve your seat!
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