Connecting Our Community While Supporting Artists

To connect our community during this time of recommended social distancing and to support the artists and event professionals whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the cancellation of large gatherings, the Reilly is sponsoring a series of live online broadcasts. While this service will be free for all to tune in, the diverse line-up of local and regional artists and crew will be compensated by the Reilly for their work and talents.

In addition to the broader community, we are working to target those who need our interaction the most, whether they are self-isolating by choice or for the sake of their health, like our friends in assisted living facilities that can not have family and friends visit under the current circumstances.

Thank you for your support as the Reilly Arts Center continues to provide you with inspiring live performances – one way or another!

Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to both connect our “distanced” community during this difficult time, and help provide financial support to the artists and event staff whose livelihoods have been dramatically altered by the cancellation and postponement of face-to-face events.

Artists

Almost every performing artist is seeing massive impacts from COVID-19 cancellations. Most local and regional musicians are independent contractors and when events get cancelled their income stops. For example, a professional musician in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra most likely puts their livelihood together by playing with the OSO and a number of other regional orchestra in Florida while teaching private lessons and playing private events like weddings and parties. With the necessary COVID-19 cancellations and postponements, nearly all (if not all by the time you read this) of Florida’s local and regional orchestras have stopped performing, the volume of private lessons may change dramatically as parents make decisions for their families, and most large private events like weddings and parties are also cancelled.

Other Event Professionals

All Event Professionals are seeing an impact. Many lighting designers and board operators, sound technicians, load-in and out help, runners, camera operators, caterers, and even special staff like bar tenders and servers hired for events are seeing cuts to their available income.

We expect the cost of each live streamed event to cost between $1,500 to $2,000. This will cover stipends for artists, technicians, camera operators, streaming fees and associated costs.

We are relying on donations to fuel this initiative and aid as many artists and event professionals as possible while also connecting our community. Initial donations from the Reilly’s Board of Directors and $2,000 of grant funds re-allocated by the Marion Cultural Alliance will get things started and we hope members of the community consider contributing to keep this important initiative going.

Support the Broadcasts

Program Sponsors

The Reilly Digital Series is supported by Angie Lewis State Farm, City of Ocala Recreation and Parks, Marion Cultural Alliance, Cox Communications, The Reilly Arts Center Board of Directors, and patrons and donors who are daily making donations to the Reilly or the decision

Support This Special Program

If you’d like to help support this special program, please consider making a donation that will help us compensate the performers, crew, and broadcast technicians. Your support of the arts and the professionals who dedicate their time and talent to the field is needed now more than ever!

Support the Series

Program Sponsors

The Reilly Digital Series is supported by Angie Lewis State Farm, City of Ocala Recreation and Parks, Marion Cultural Alliance, Cox Communications, The Reilly Arts Center Board of Directors, and patrons and donors who are daily making donations to the Reilly or the decision

Upcoming Broadcast Schedule

Please check back here for all upcoming performance details and times.

Below you’ll find the pictures and bios of the artists and crew that will be a special part of this performance series. Check back often as we’re adding more every day!

Left On Broadway

Left On Broadway

Performer

Ocala duo, Olivia Ortiz and Mike Wall, make up the base of the pop fusion/acoustic lounge collaboration, Left On Broadway. Usually heard performing original songs and original arrangements with musicians Karim Martin, Greg Snider, Erik Abernathy, and featured additional guest artists. Left On Broadway has been featured twice as band of the year in Ocala Magazine in 2016 and 2019, the Couch Sessions series in 2017-2018, the Ocala Levitt Amp Concert Series in 2018, Fine Arts for Ocala 2017-2019, and numerous private parties, weddings, festivals and charity events.

Keith Northover

Keith Northover

Performer

Dr. Keith Northover is a graduate from Indiana University, where he studied clarinet with Howard Klug and early clarinet with Eric Hoeprich.  He is currently the Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Florida. Past roles include serving as the K-8 music teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School in Bedford, IN, an associate instructor for the woodwind department as clarinet instructor and coordinator for secondary woodwind lessons.  Before IU, he completed both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and music education from the University of Florida, where he studied with Professor Mitchell Estrin.  Keith also served as adjunct instructor of clarinet at the College of Central Florida.

Recent career highlights include premières and performances at Clarinetfest in Belgium, Knoxville, and Orlando, the NACWPI Conference in Vancouver, and the American Reed Summit in Missouri.  Additionally he has toured the world with chamber music tours in Europe and Brazil and is a founding member of the Novacane Clarinet Quartet and the Æther Reed Quintet. He also performs regularly with orchestras in Columbus (IN), Terre Haute, Evansville, Danville (IL), and Ocala (FL).

In addition to his active performance schedule, Keith is an active teacher and researcher.  His students have gone on to succeed at Solo and Ensemble contests, regional and all-state ensembles, and gaining acceptance into various music programs across the country including Indiana University, and the University of Florida.  His research and performance interests include pursuing and advocating the use of the auxiliary clarinets, Mozart and the Basset Horn, the use of low clarinets in Opera and Film, and historical instruments and performance practices.  For more info: www.keithnorthover.com

Greg Snider Group

Greg Snider Group

Performer

The Greg Snider Group is a jazz centric, modular ensemble ranging from duos to sextet and beyond. With an improvisatorial focus, the group excels in musical communication and putting on themed historical and genre based shows. The Group is currently in production of original music to be released on a full album later this year. Please check out www.gregsnidermusic.com for more information.

Just Joel

Just Joel

Performer

My name is Joel and I make noise, I hope you like it.

Tasha Robinson

Tasha Robinson

Performer

Tasha Robinson has been the Principal Harpist with the Ocala Symphony for almost a decade. She will be sharing 3 harps on her upcoming solo concert, a Rainbow Electroacoustic Harp, a Celtic Harp and a 19 string lap harp she calls Luigi that was made in Kingston Ontario Canada. Tasha will cover the Beatles to Coldplay and Debussy to name a few.

Stewart Kitts

Stewart Kitts

Performer

Stewart Kitts is a third generation professional violinist. Stewart began
playing at the age of five on a 1⁄4 size violin built by his teacher and grandfather
Otto Frey. At the age of six, Stewart soloed with his violinist mother and
bassoonist father’s orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony. At ten he soloed with
the University of Florida Symphony and also became the Concertmaster of the
Alachua County Youth Orchestra (with a high school senior sitting next to
him). At fourteen, Stewart became the youngest member ever of the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. At eighteen, Stewart soloed more than thirty
times with the Jacksonville Symphony, performing St. Saens, Introduction and
Rondo Capricciosso and the third movement of the Tchaikovsky violin
concerto.
After his grandfather passed away, Stewart studied with several other
teachers, including four summers with famed teacher Ivan Galamian at the
Meadowmount School of Music. Stewart then studied with the soloist James
Buswell, as a violin performance major at Indiana University.
After college, Stewart spent one year as the Principal Second of the
Savannah Symphony. The following summer, Stewart was the Concertmaster
of the Spoleto Music Festival, in both Charleston and Spoleto. Following
Spoleto, Stewart won the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Florida
Orchestra, a position he held for twenty three years. During those years,
Stewart spent nine summers as Associate Concertmaster of the Colorado Music
Festival. Following the Florida Orchestra, Stewart has been Concertmaster of
the Hollywood Philharmonic, The Charlotte Symphony and Concertmaster for
Disney recording sessions and for touring shows including; Mannheim
Steamroller, Johnny Mathis, Ann Murray, Styx, Little River Band, Young
Frankenstein, The Alan Parsons Project, Sting, Adam Levine and many others.

Stewart is currently Concertmaster of the Ocala Symphony and Co-
Concertmaster of the Villages Philharmonic.

Stewart resides in Gainesville, where he has a teaching studio, and is co-
director, with his sister Jennifer, of the Celebration Suzuki Strings and

conducts the Celebration String Orchestra.
Stewart is the father of fourth generation violinists, Elizabeth and
Natalie Kitts.

Joshua Mazur

Joshua Mazur

Performer

Joshua L. Mazur enjoys an active career as a singer, conductor, and educator, equally at home in operatic tenor roles (recently, Don Jose in Valdosta, GA.) and musical theatre (previously as The Phantom with Ocala Symphony Orchestra). He won the TBNATS “Most Promising Male Singer” award three consecutive years and was the Florida state winner of the NATS Artist Award in 2014.

Randy Lee

Randy Lee

Performer

From Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, trumpeter Randolph Lee has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues, giving appearances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Spanning a career as a soloist, teacher, and a recording artist, he can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, Centaur Records, Tantara Records, international television and radio broadcasts, albums, television shows, commercials, video games, and movies.

Randolph Lee has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall, premiered new works, and presented guest artist recitals at various universities. A collaboration with Columbian composer and pianist Mauricio Arias brought about the creation of a new concerto for trumpet, piano, and orchestra titled Rapsodia Camaleonica, as well as its world premiere and Carnegie Hall debut. A new cantata for trumpet and choir titled The Mystic Trumpeter was also written for Randolph by Anthony Maglione; and after giving its premier, he recorded it on Centaur Records (to be released in 2015). Other solo appearances with various ensembles include the Bells at Temple Square, Salty Crickets Composers Colletive, Azlo Orchestra, Scottsdale Musical Arts Orchestra, Academy of St. Barnabas on the Desert, ASU Schola Cantorum, UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Brass Ensemble, UCLA Symphonic Band, BYU Synthesis jazz band, as well as high school and community bands.

As an orchestral trumpeter and collaborator, Randolph Lee has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Opera Hong Kong as guest principal trumpet, Tucson Symphony Orchestra as substitute principal trumpet, Orchestra at Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as principal and section trumpet, Philip Glass Ensemble, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Utah Wind Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix Boys Choir, Salt River Brass as principal solo cornet, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra as principal trumpet, Utah Regional Ballet, and various chamber ensembles including the Potsdam Brass Quintet.

Prior to the University of Florida, Dr. Lee served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at State University of New York Potsdam and has taught at Arizona State University, University of California Los Angeles, Brigham Young University, BYU – Idaho, and has given clinics at various high schools and middle schools. He holds degrees from BYU (BA), where he studied with David Brown, UCLA (MM) with Jens Lindemann, and ASU (DMA) under the tutelage of Regents’ Professor David Hickman. Other teachers include K. Newell Dayley, Nick Norton, Donald Green, and Jay Posteraro. When not performing or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughters.

Welson Tremura

Welson Tremura

Performer

Welson Tremura (musicologist – guitarist – singer) is a Ph.D. in musicology-ethnomusicology from Florida State University and currently serve as a Professor in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Dr. Tremura’s main research focuses on music and religion as expressed in folk Catholicism traditions of folia de reis or the Three Kings celebration in Brazil. Additional research areas include the usage of digital technology in performance and global technology and the inclusion of world music as a core discipline and collaborative method for teaching and collaboration. Combining his classical guitar and his voice, Dr. Tremura triumphant performances includes performance halls in the USA such as the Carnegie Hall in New York City and DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in Notre Dame, Indiana. Internationally Dr. Tremura maintains an active performance and academic schedule and has performed and given lectures in Brazil, China, Mexico, Guatemala, United States, India, Spain, Italy, Germany, and New Zealand. Dr. Tremura has been consistently praised by music critics and audiences for his interpretation of the most acclaimed bossa nova songs and his guitar compositions.

The Moreau | VanTuinen Duo

The Moreau | VanTuinen Duo

Performer

The Moreau | VanTuinen Duo is one of the only all female percussion+low brass duos in the world. Formed in 2014, the group is comprised of Dr. Danielle Moreau (percussion) and Dr. Danielle VanTuinen (euphonium+tuba), who presently reside in Gainesville, Florida.Their primary objectives include providing educational outreach opportunities for high school programs in the southeast and commissioning new repertoire for the group. Since 2017, they have performed as featured artists at the International Women’s Brass Conference, Southwest Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the Back Cove Contemporary Festival, the Mississippi Music by Women Festival, and the Asociación Española de Tubas y Bombardinos Festival in Madrid, Spain. As passionate advocates of new music, they have expanded the repertoire through commissioning projects with composers such as Adam Silverman, Shaun Tilburg, Etienne Crausaz, Steven Snowden, and James Grant. Danielle VanTuinen currently serves as Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of Florida; Danielle Moreau is a freelance musician and educator, and proudly endorses Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative Percussion, and Marimba One.

Adam Volpe

Adam Volpe

Voltron Collective

Jordan Garno

Jordan Garno

Voltron Collective

Bryan Lewis

Bryan Lewis

Voltron Collective

Christian Ryan

Christian Ryan

Voltron Collective

Brett Bass & The Melted Plectrum

Brett Bass & The Melted Plectrum

Performer

The founder and flat picking front man of Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Brett Bass is shedding his outlaw skin to bring his powerful guitar and songwriting to the forefront of American bluegrass. Through the course of his 10 year bluegrass career, Brett took 1st prize at the 2015 RockyGrass flat pick guitar contest, has shared the stage with Grammy winners The Del McCoury Band, Jim Lauderdale, and Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as Jam Grass pioneers like Yonder Mountain String Band, Larry Keel , Leftover Salmon and Billy Strings. He also had the honor of filling the guitar role several times with The Travelin’ McCourys, and has taught guitar workshops with Chris Luquette, Jon Stickley, Larry Keel, Jeff Autry and more.

Melted Plectrum is the ace band of pickers Brett has assembled across Florida to deliver his music with the dexterity, drive and authenticity required. They are Benny McDowell on Banjo, Joey Lazio on Mandolin and Rex Putnam on Upright Bass.

Silviu Ciulei

Silviu Ciulei

Performer

Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Octavian Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania. He began his musical studies at age six and attended the High School of Arts. By age thirteen, he had won his first performance prize. Since coming to the United States, Silviu has won an impressive collection of prizes. Among these, First Prize in the Schadt String International Concerto Competition, First Prize at the Indiana International Guitar Competition, First Prize at the East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival and Competition, First Prize in the Texas International Guitar Competition, First Prize in the Columbus Guitar Symposium, First Prize in the Appalachian Guitar Festival. A recent top prize winner in some of the most prestigious competitions in the world including the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Parkening International Guitar Competition, Silviu is a world class performer. While competing in the Parkening Competition, Soundboard Magazine confirmed Silviu …”gave a solid performance”… Acoustic Guitar Magazine featured Silviu in their “30 under 30” article “…Ciulei brings extraordinary touch to both classical and flamenco repertoire. He has delighted audiences and taken first prize in an impressive number of international competitions”

Tania Moldovan

Tania Moldovan

Performer

A native of Romania, Tania Moldovan started playing the violin at age six. As a child prodigy she participated in prestigious competitions in Romania and won numerous awards. Shortly after she toured France, Germany, and Greece with several orchestras and chamber music projects. In 2006 Tania was awarded a Full International Scholarship to study at Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Performance under the guidance of Professor Vasile Beluska. Tania graduated from Florida State University with a Doctorate in Music in 2015, where she was Teaching assistant to Professor Eliot Chapo and Dr. Ben Sung. Dr. Moldovan is an active orchestra player and also a featured chamber music player. While living in South Carolina she performed regularly with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and Asheville Symphony among others. Since moving to Florida, she has been performing with the Pensacola Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and with the Ocala Symphony. Tania has worked with and been a teaching fellow at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, the National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD, Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, MO, and the Ionian Music Festival in Corfu, Greece. Together with her husband guitarist Dr. Silviu Ciulei, they formed Duo Silvania in 2013 and have been performing creative, modern and engaging arrangements of some of their favorite music for enthusiastic audiences across the United States and abroad. In addition, Dr. Moldovan is the co-founder of Chroma, a chamber music project based in Gainesville, FL which seeks to bring classical music to the community by presenting concerts in unconventional spaces.

Robert Acevedo Jr.

Robert Acevedo Jr.

Performer

Dr. Chip Birkner

Dr. Chip Birkner

Guest Conductor

Dr. Birkner serves the University of Florida as Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands, where he directs the University Concert Bands, the New Music Ensemble, Gator Pep Bands, and is Associate Director of the ‘Pride of the Sunshine’ Marching Band.  Additionally, he serves the UF School of Music teaching courses in conducting and music education.  Prior to his appointment at the University of Florida, Dr. Birkner taught in the public schools of The Woodlands, TX, Tomball, TX, and La Porte, TX.

He received his Bachelor of Music Education with Performer’s Certificate, Master of Music in Percussion Performance, and Ph.D. in Music Education/Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida.

Dr. Birkner has conducted ensembles across the United States, Europe, and South America.  He is an active performer holding the Principal Timpani chair with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra.  He remains active as a guest conductor, performer, and clinician throughout the southeastern United States.  Additionally, Dr. Birkner served as Program Director for the 2018 Vienna Summer Music Festival’s Conducting Institute held in Vienna, Austria.  He holds professional memberships with the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the College Band Directors National Association, the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity.  In addition, Dr. Birkner holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

Julie Black & Her Band

Julie Black & Her Band

Band

Julie Black performs creative, original, no-compromise music. She’s a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, grant-supported artist, and a kindred spirit of free and fiery souls. Her soulful voice, intuitive approach, and fiery emotional intensity conjure up live performances that are passionate and profound. Deeply-rooted influences like Solomon Burke and Etta James flavor her sound, as do elements of blues, jazz, soul, swing, and rock. Her personal story is deep, complex, and inspiring. Julie Black is an artist unconfined who reaches out to the universe and finds inspiration everywhere. She’s lit up the stage at Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Clearwater Sea Blues Festival,  Dunedin Wines the Blues,  Chasco Fiesta, Pasco Pride, and many other major festivals. She appears regularly on television and radio, and can be heard at great venues like the House of Blues, Zenfinitea, and Blur. She’s charted on Sirius XM, gets worldwide airplay on jazz, blues, and rock stations, and was even up for a Grammy nomination for songwriting. 

Dave Eichenberger is an innovative guitarist & composer who creates sounds that are vast and dramatic, bringing to mind endless oceans and outer space. Inspired by ambient music pioneers Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. Dave has taken his own place in the ambient music world. His latest solo release UBU includes 8.5 hrs of ambient soundscapes to help listeners regain focus and balance. He has released over 55 albums, from the ambient looping of Digital Mythology to the acoustic finery of Christmas Past; was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cultural Affairs Division of the State of Florida; and was commissioned by the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg to create the music for their Dali & Da Vinci walking tours. In addition, he is a music educator and writes extensively for legendary pickup & pedal manufacturer Seymour Duncan. 

Drummer Frank Timpanelli is a passionate player who’s refined his craft through decades of live shows and intense training. Inspired by greats like; Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie Colaiuta,  Dave Weckl & Gene Krupa, Frank served in the U.S. Marine Band, trained with Jeff Porcaro (of Toto) at California’s Percussion Institute of Technology, and appeared in Clint Eastwood’s film Heartbreak Ridge. He has worked with legends like Mickey Rooney, June Valli, Frank Gorshin (The Riddler from Batman), Rosalyn Kind, and Carol Channing. 

Graeme Currie is the heavy-hitting bassist for Julie Black. An award-winning musician, he hails from the country of South Africa and has worked with an extensive array of notable music projects around the world. 

Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy

Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy

Performer

Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy are a vocal and guitar duo based in Gainesville, FL. They began playing together in the University of Florida Jazz Program, and can now be seen and heard across Florida. As a duo, their style melds their roots in jazz and pop with Brazilian spirit and folk influences. Each of them songwriters, they offer their audiences a collection of original music that pairs Giselle’s sultry voice and mellow piano with Erik’s Brazilian flair and jazz influences.

Nolan Koskela-Staples

Nolan Koskela-Staples

Performer

Bruno Miranda

Bruno Miranda

Performer

2-time Latin Grammy Nominated pianist, Bruno Miranda!

Ramblin' Mutts

Ramblin’ Mutts

Ramblin' Mutts

Ramblin’ Mutts preform soulful, original, rhythm and blues. This summer they will be releasing their first full-length album titled “Pity and Mercy” featuring 15 original tunes. The album contains songs about love, loss, redemption and the blues.

As always fronting the band is Dan Stepp on lead vocals, keyboards and slide guitar. Playing lead guitar is the talented Paul Goble, and the rhythm section is made up of Richard Heipp on bass joined by the driving drum beats of Rich Patrick. The band also includes a rockin’ horn section led by Brain Stevens on trombone, with Paul Johnson on tenor saxophone, Greg Snider on Baritone sax, and Sean Etheridge on trumpet.

An earlier incarnation of the Ramblin’ Mutts, known as the R. Mutt Blues Band, were two-time winners of the North Central Florida Blues Society IBC International Blues Challenge and represented N.C. Florida on Beal Street in Memphis TN. The Mutts have had the pleasure of being selected to perform as the opening act for such blues greats as Selwin Birchwood, John Nemeth, Brandon Santini, Mike Zeto, Little Mike Markowitz, Seth Walker, Willie Green and Little Jake Mitchell.

For this performance at the Reilly Art Center on June11, 2020, the Ramblin’ Mutts will be performing selections from their upcoming album. Their music pays a passionate and respectful tribute to the traditions of the soul and rhythm and blues genres. They will also be playing a few updated reinterpretations of traditional blues classics that honor the legacy of this timeless music form.

A selection of the Mutts recent performances recorded at Gainesville’s Heartwood Soundstage can be seen at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzDOXHhlR133bYowVrX8xg

Becky Sinn

Becky Sinn

Performer

Becky Sinn is a self-taught musician and songwriter who has been performing locally for over 20 years. She is the lead vocalist for the jazz band Swing Theory and a founding member of Dr. Sinn’s Freak Island Musical Sideshow. Notably, she performed as Mrs. Lovett in the Insomniac Theater’s production of Sweeney Todd at the Reilly Arts Center, which is still her proudest moment on stage. She has two albums “Myne Owne” and “Lamb and Lioness” and is honored to be a member of Ocala’s thriving art scene.

Mark Smythe

Mark Smythe

Gypsy Sparrow

Mark Smythe is an American singer /songwriter, born in New Orleans and raised in Central Florida. Since 2018, he’s been the founder, songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of Gypsy Sparrow.The other permanent member of the band is maternal cousin, Phil Frank (backing vocals, drums, percussion) The original music  they create is raw, soulful rock influenced primarily by deep familial roots but also by commercial artists like U2, Tracy Chapman and Ray LaMontagne. In addition to creating original music, Gypsy Sparrow skillfully covers a wide wingspan of artists from Dave Matthews to Radiohead, Prince to Lady Gaga, Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash, Van Morrison to Ed Sheeran and many others. Traveling regionally and locally, they perform several nights a week in Marion County and surrounding areas.Music runs deep in Smythe/Frank family, hailing from several generations of professional musicians largely from Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.

Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas

Performer

Sean Thomas, performer, educator and promoter, was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He received his formal musical education at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at New England Conservatory, Boston Massachusetts, now known as the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.  Sean is the founder of the Jazz Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago (2007) and his career highlights demonstrate his passion and commitment to cultural and artistic diplomacy as a development tool.

Sean has collaborated with many acclaimed international musicians in various genres of music and has produced, performed and promoted events under his organization, the Jazz Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago.

Early in his career, Sean toured India and Thailand with the Thelonious Monk Jazz Ensemble under the direction of distinguished Jazz Masters: Carl Atkins, Thelonious Monk Jnr., Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and performed both drums and steel pans at the Snowmass Jazz Festival in Aspen Colorado, India & Thailand. Following this initiation, Sean returned to his native Trinidad to begin his journey as a composer, musician, performer, arranger, inventor, entrepreneur and teacher.  More info about Sean can be found on his website: www.seanjazzthomas.com

José Valentino

José Valentino

Performer

EMMY® Award Winner & multi-Latin GRAMMY® Nominee, recording and performing artist-music producer-audio engineer, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, is an internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, composer, missionary, and educator known for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, and Latin percussion. José Valentino worked for American Idol and X-Factor, produced 60 albums, scored 30+ nationally-televised commercials, & performed in over 1100 concerts. He is CEO/Director of Production & Entertainment for JV Music Enterprises LLC., Strategic Communications Director for TJ Flutes & Saxophones UK Co., Artist-in-Residence and Entrepreneurship Coach for the nationally-recognized music outreach program – Diaz Music Institute (501c3), Composer for MVProds & Hayden 5 Inc., and Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Performer

Trumpeter Scott Wilson has established himself as one of the rising stars of jazz – both as a performer and as a pedagogue. Since earning two masters degrees from the University of North Texas and paying his dues on concert stages from Orlando to Osaka, Scott is in constant demand as a player, composer and educator. In addition to his dynamic live and recorded performances on trumpet, he is regarded as one of the world’s foremost proponents of the electronic valve instrument (EVI).  Wilson has diverse international performance credits having shared the stage with jazz luminaries including Benny Green, Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Coffin, Shelly Berg, Denis DeBlasio, Peter Erskine, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Terrell Stafford, Ron Blake, John Pizzarelli, Ed Shaughnessy, Alex Acuna, and others.  He has served as Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan, staff composer for Grand Link World in Qingdao, China, and has been a featured trumpet soloist for Tokyo Disney Sea and Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Orlando.

Eric Lenasbunt

Eric Lenasbunt

Video Director

Eric has been mixing and production managing an extremely wide variety of bands and events for the last 20 years. Eric and his company Bunt Backline Event Services has provided production for artists such as DJ Khalid, T Pain, The Drifters, The Temptations, Fantasia, Ziggy Marley, and many more. Eric loves being behind the console and in the crowd, curating what sounds come from the stage. Eric’s mixing is heavily R&B influenced, but he enjoys an extremely eclectic mix of music and mixing all styles.  Eric loves traveling and working to get the crowd hyped through great sound and production.

Charles Rye

Charles Rye

Lighting Director

With his multidisciplinary skillset and educational background in technical theatre, Charles brings a musicians ear to audio mixing and an artist’s eye to visual design. Having experience touring in audio, lighting, and video departments gives him a wide range of capabilities. From FOH engineer to lighting designer, monitor engineer, VJ, video direction, laser design, Charles has it covered.
Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Audio Engineer

Since graduating from University of Florida in 2012 Matt Elliott has become one of North Florida’s most in-demand mix engineers. His style is eclectic. The music he mixes runs the gamut from oldies to hip hop, praise and worship to rock. He’s worked with artists like Young Thug, Frankie Avalon, Sean Curran, X Ambassadors, Sister Hazel, and Sean Kingston (just to name a few). He’s equally at home mixing an early morning church service or a late night heavy metal show. Matthew has been engineering with Bunt Backline Event Services since 2016.

Gordon Hammond

Gordon Hammond

Audio Engineer

Gordon Hammond is a live audio engineer with roots in the recording industry. After a five-year stint as staff engineer at Nashville’s iconic Sound Emporium Recording Studios, he went on to make records for artists including Dawes, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Buddy Miller, and Robert Plant. His work has been featured on 9 Grammy nominated albums, 4 International Bluegrass Music Association Award winners, and he is the recipient of a TEC Award for “Outstanding Creative Achievement, Record Production”. As a live sound engineer, Gordon’s commitment is to quality, creativity, and consistency in bringing even the most ambitious musical visions to life.

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Archived Broadcasts

Saturday, July 4, 2020 | 3:00 PM | The Ocala Symphony Brass Ensemble presents Red, White and OSO Blue: A Salute to Independence
Join the OSO Brass Ensemble in a celebration of our country’s independence! From sea to shining sea, this concert is a stunning salute to the USA. Guest conductor, Chip Birkner, leads our exciting brass ensemble in a concert with patriotic favorites that include Battle Hymn of the Republic, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, American Revolutionary War Medley, and a special tribute to the Armed Forces.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Ramblin’ Mutts
Ramblin’ Mutts performs soulful, original, rhythm and blues. This summer they will be releasing their first full-length album titled “Pity and Mercy” featuring 15 original tunes. The album contains songs about love, loss, redemption and the blues. For this performance, the Ramblin’ Mutts will be performing selections from the upcoming album and also a few reinterpretations of traditional blues classics that honor the legacy of this timeless music form.

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Julie Black & Her Band
Join us for an evening of female-driven, hyper-colorized original music rooted in early blues, jazz, soul, and rock!

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Swing Theory 
Swing Theory effortlessly glides though eras and genres making each song their very own with Becky Sinn’s powerful vocals and timeless brass accompaniment. From swing to jazz, rock, funk, blues and more, Swing Theory has a little something for everyone. It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t Swing Theory!

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Gypsy Sparrow
Gypsy Sparrow’s performance will include a majority of their own work (Gimme Gimme, Hearts on Fire, etc.) and a small selection of pieces by artists who have influenced them.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Giselle Meets the Group
The wonderfully talented vocalist Giselle Felice joins the Greg Snider Group for a night of the songs you love and maybe a few you’ll learn to love. With a scat and improvisation focus, the group brings famous songs to life with communication and inclusivity. Featuring original music from each member of the band and multiple songs to lift your spirits. Greg Snider on saxophone, Erik Abernathy on guitar, Nolan Koskela-Staples on bass and Sean Thomas on drums.

 

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 7:00 PM | The Scott Wilson & José Valentino Global-Jazz Quartet
Amidst global crises, the United States of America has persevered time and time again, largely due to the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity that the nation’s people activated to heal their society. In its inception, jazz music became one of the predominant ways of expressing the human condition through improvisational dialogue between a cohort of people who came from all walks of life and served as a propeller for a more culturally-celebrated democracy. Similarly, the musical presentation offered by the University of Florida’s jazz and music business/entrepreneurship professors, keyboardist-EVI, Scott Wilson (former Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan and multi-world champion breakdancer), and flutist-saxophonist-bassist-vocalist, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz (EMMY® Award Winning TV composer, 52-time Downbeat® Music Award Winner, and 5-time UK Music Industry® Award Winner), will take listeners through a multi-dimensional sonic experience. This concert also features two of U.S.A.’s most extraordinary young lions of global jazz music: 5-time DownBeat Music Award Winner and drummer, Robert Acevedo jr., and virtuoso guitarist and bassist, Erik Abernathy.

 

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 7:00 PM | “Just Two” José Valentino & Bruno Miranda
During these unprecedented times, two musicians join forces to create a musical experience aimed to sonically convey faith, hope, and love, with the aim to uplift the human spirit once again. Join Emmy Award winning musician, Dr. José Valentino, and 2-time Latin Grammy Nominated pianist, Bruno Miranda, for an unforgettable evening of duo musical performance of original compositions made to ameliorate listeners’ hearts.

 

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Glass Onion
Glass onion will perform a compilation of pop, rock and funk from all decades. From Beatles, Doobie Brothers and Hall and Oats to James Brown, Morris Day and Santana and everything in between.

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Not Simply Minimalist presented by Joshua Mazur
Joshua L. Mazur presents a program of music by the acclaimed American Composer Philip Glass, including popular original works for piano (Metamorphosis I-V, Mad Rush, Witchita Vortex Sutra, Piano Etudes, Music in Fifths, Glassworks) and the composer’s arrangements of music from the 2002 film “The Hours”, and opera “Einstein on the Beach”. Glass’ music is known for its gently shimmering polyrhythmic textures and for their often hypnotizing and meditative repetitive structures. Music for our time, especially now.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Giselle Felice and Erik Abernathy
Tonight you will be hearing a collection of timeless covers and jazz standards as well as original music from the duo. As Giselle and Erik lead you through a musical evening, you’ll be following the delightful path of their music and life together. If you get lucky, Erik will bring his special brand of magic and humor, too. You can find more of their music at www.gisellefelice.com and Erik’s socially-distanced card tricks on Facebook.

 

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Tasha Robinson
Tasha Robinson has been the Principal Harpist with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra for nearly a decade. She will be sharing 3 harps on this upcoming solo concert: a Rainbow Electroacoustic Harp, a Celtic Harp and a 19 string lap harp she calls Luigi that was made in Kingston Ontario Canada. Tasha will cover the Beatles to Coldplay and Debussy just to name a few.

 


Friday, April 17, 2020 | 7:00 PM | The Sean Thomas Quartet
The Sean Thomas Quartet will present a STAY at HOME repertoire for all to enjoy.  The repertoire will touch on selections by Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Bob Marley, Duke Jordon & Miles Davis performed by a cast that’s passionate about making music.  The Quartet features Kayton Lane (Drums), Nolan Koskela-Staples (Bass), Greg Snider (Saxophone) and Sean Thomas (Steelpans).

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 7:00 PM | An Evening with Becky Sinn
Ocala’s beloved performer takes the Reilly digital stage singing fan favorites and her original songs that were written over the last 20 years . “While some are sad, some are funny, and some are romantic…they are all me”.

 

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 7:00 PM | “Bring the Noise” from The Moreau – VanTuinen Duo
“Bring the Noise” is a program focusing on newly commissioned works for the Moreau | VanTuinen Duo (Percussion/Euphonium-Tuba) as well as an adaptation of an original work for Bassoon and Euphonium. This program features the blending of both contemporary and experimental styles among each of these instruments. “Bring the Noise” is a bombastic culmination of what is expected and what could be!

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Brett Bass & Melted Plectrum
Melted Plectrum is the ace band of pickers Brett Bass has assembled across Florida to deliver his music with the dexterity, drive and authenticity required. They are Benny McDowell on Banjo, Joey Lazio on Mandolin and Rex Putnam on Upright Bass.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Joshua Mazur & Brian Hargrove
Joshua L. Mazur, singer, & Brian Hargrove, pianist, present a program of songs from the Broadway stage exploring Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in love and marriage, featuring familiar and beloved songs by Stephen Sondheim, Rogers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and others.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 8:00 PM | Adam Volpe & The Voltron Collective
Voltron Collective, an already precarious and fluid organization of ever-changing instrumentalists led by Drummer Adam Volpe will be bringing an unpredictable program of funky, jazzed-out and psychedelic explorations in instrumental music. Prepare for a journey inspired by these unique and unprecedented times rooted in the theme of tension and release. Featuring Jordan Garno (guitar), Bryan Lewis (keys) and Christian Ryan (winds).

 

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 8:00 – 11:00 PM | Just Joel Set List and Video Recording
Join us Friday night as we welcome Just Joel to our stage for a journey through sound. With over two decades of experience Joel is known for his unique style of genre bending and unorthodox track selection. This is a performance you won’t want to miss!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Randy Lee and Welson Tremura
Formed in 2018 by two University of Florida music professors from different areas, this eclectic trumpet and Brazilian guitar/vocal duo features classical transcriptions, Brazilian songs, jazz, and more as you have never heard them before. Since their founding, they have performed at UF as well as done a couple of tours to Spain. This duo is excited to play their set for the North Florida community, so enjoy an hour of fun, virtuosic, and beautiful music.

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 3:00 PM | Stewart Kitts
Stewart Kitts presents a solo violin recital program with accompanist, Kathy Plympton that will take our viewers on a trip through the history of violin music. Stewart is a third generation professional violinist who is currently Concertmaster of the Ocala Symphony and Co-Concertmaster of the Villages Philharmonic. He resides in Gainesville, where he has a teaching studio, and is co-director, with his sister Jennifer, of the Celebration Suzuki Strings and conducts the Celebration String Orchestra. Stewart is the father of fourth generation violinists, Elizabeth and Natalie Kitts.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:00 PM | The Greg Snider Group
The Greg Snider Group is a jazz centric, modular ensemble ranging from duos to sextet and beyond. With an improvisatorial focus, the group excels in musical communication and putting on themed historical and genre based shows. The Group is currently in production of original music to be released on a full album later this year. Please check out www.gregsnidermusic.com for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Keith Northover and Brian Hargrove
Dr. Keith Northover, clarinet, and Brian Hargrove, piano, bring a dynamic presentation of clarinet and piano music that spans from whimsy to melancholy. All three featured works on the program are written by living composers (Marc Eychenne, Paul Richards, and James Stephenson) and Keith will perform on four different instruments: the Bass Clarinet, the Basset Horn, the Eb Clarinet, and the Bb Clarinet. Brian will only play on one piano: The Reilly’s 9 foot Yamaha Concert Grand once owned by Yanni. (True Story)

 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 5:00 PM | Left on Broadway
Ocala duo, Olivia Ortiz and Mike Wall, make up the base of the pop fusion/acoustic lounge collaboration, Left On Broadway. Usually heard performing original songs and original arrangements with musicians Karim Martin, Greg Snider, Erik Abernathy, and featured additional guest artists. Left On Broadway has been featured twice as band of the year in Ocala Magazine in 2016 and 2019, the Couch Sessions series in 2017-2018, the Ocala Levitt Amp Concert Series in 2018, Fine Arts for Ocala 2017-2019, and numerous private parties, weddings, festivals and charity events.

 

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Silviu Ciulei & Tania Moldovan
Nationally celebrated flamenco guitarist and UF Professor, Silviu Ciulei, will perform an exciting assortment of French and Spanish classical guitar pieces, Flamenco music, and will be joined by renown touring violinist and wife, Aniela Moldovan, for exciting tango music and more.