April 19, 2018

By Sharon Fletcher Jones

For the aficionada, Monday Night Jazz Jam is BACK! Jazz radio personality, MNJJ Founder and Orlando treasure, Yvonne Coleman hosts this unique event every first Monday night of the month at Dexter’s in Windermere. Featuring Joseph Jevanni (Music Director & Keyboards), Miss Jacqueline Jones (Vocals), Carl Lewis (Saxophone) and many more top musicians and vocalists, some internationally known, Monday Night Jazz Jam mixes great music, great food and drink with great people for a great evening! Pre-Jam Networking is from 7:00 – 7:30pm and is followed by live JAMMIN’ with Happy Hour until 10:00pm. Dexter’s provides a sophisticated yet casual setting with plenty of seating and parking. They even have an outdoor patio and bar! Located in The Grove Plaza at the southwest corner of Apopka Vineland & Conroy Windermere Roads, it’s easy to find. Monday Night Jazz has provided great entertainment and donations have supported charities since 2008. Do yourself a solid and check it out!

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Orlando Philharmonic Presents A Tribute to Ella! at Orlando’s Bob Carr Theater as part of its Pops Series. This swingin’ tribute will honor the “First Lady of Song” and present some of the tunes marked by her distinctive style including “It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing” and “Summertime”.   The Philharmonic with Conductor Larry Blank will feature vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Harolyn Blackwell and Aisha de Haas. Show times are at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets for this event start at $23.00. Visit https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2018/a-tribute-to-ella/ for more information.


About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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