Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Custom's House with Skipper Kripitz and Christine Cordone

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 scowles@kwahs.org or 305.295.6616 x111. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

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Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Larry Smith Holiday Jazz Concert

LARRY SMITH HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Friday, December 22, 2017
8pm

The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL
305-296-0428
www.tskw.org

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.
 
www.larrysmithkeywest.com

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Oct
21
8:30 PM20:30

Little Room Jazz Club

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!

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Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Key West Reverie Fort West Martello

Larry has composed music for this event.

Against the lunch flora and historic back drop of fort West Martello Tower, the NY based company Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater presents an impressionistic portrait of Key West.  Vocalist, dancers and musicians from the world's greatest stage perform a series of vignettes for audiences to encounter as they explore the grounds.

Tickets Available at www.tsk.or

305-296-0458

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Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

Key West Reverie Fort West Maretello

Larry has composed music for this event.

Against the lunch flora and historic back drop of fort West Martello Tower, the NY based company Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater presents an impressionistic portrait of Key West.  Vocalist, dancers and musicians from the world's greatest stage perform a series of vignettes for audiences to encounter as they explore the grounds.

Tickets Available at www.tsk.or

305-296-0458

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Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

Key West Reverie Fort West Marello Tower

Against the lunch flora and historic back drop of fort West Martello Tower, the NY based company Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater presents an impressionistic portrait of Key West.  Vocalist, dancers and musicians from the world's greatest stage perform a series of vignettes for audiences to encounter as they explore the grounds.

Tickets Available at www.tsk.or

305-296-0458

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Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Dreamsmith double release CD Party with Larry and Adrienne

The Studios of Key West is the venue for a double CD release concert premiering the original music of songwriters Larry Smith and Adrienne Z on Saturday, Feb 25 at 8PM.  DREAMSMITH is the name of the songwriting duo of Larry Smith and Adrienne Z, and they are excited to be showcasing an entire program of original music.  The CD, “DREAMSMITH performing DREAM AGAIN” is a collection of songs examining life in today’s America and features the late Richard Crooks, Geoffrey Lowe, and Tim McAlpine and will be released at this concert.  The CD "The LARRY SMITH QUARTET performing THE SEIDENBERG SESSIONS”, a collection of Larry’s instrumental jazz compositions features Dan Brubeck, Geoffrey Lowe and Tim Mayer will also be officially released.  The music of both CDs will be performed during this concert by Adrienne Z, Larry Smith, Geoffrey Lowe, Skipper Kripitz, Christine Cordone, and a few surprise guests. 

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Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Studios of Key West present "Christmas with Larry"

Larry Smith arranges an ensemble of all-star entertainers to join him in performing the joyous music of the holiday  season.  Presented in typical Larry Smith fashion-in-including generous doses of spontaneity and improvisation.

The Studios of Key West

533 Eaton Street,

Key West, Florida 305-296-0458

TSKW.org        https://tskw.org/conch-concerts-christmas-with-larry/

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Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

SPECIAL EVENT: SUEDE AND VICKI SHAW AT THE KEY WEST THEATER

Larry Smith will accompany international sensation SUEDE.  

For tickets:  http://www.thekeywesttheater.com

Boston Globe says she's "Wicked exciting!" NY press says she's like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler, sassy, smooth and intoxicating. No pressure, right? She was Joan Rivers' opening act. Dare her. Come see why!

Suede is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, trumpet and guitar - but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. Oh, and she's FUNNY too.

She tours nationally and internationally, filling rooms like NYC's famous Birdland, Boston's Scullers Jazz Club, Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD, Feinstein's in San Francisco, has played The Kennedy Center, and more. To date she's also headlined on over 100 Olivia private chartered Cruises. Tough gig - said no one EVER.

She's won numerous awards for her 5 CDs and DVD "Live at Scullers Jazz Club" which has aired on 54 PBS stations nationally thus far as part of their fund drive efforts.

She is beyond thrilled to make her debut in The Key West Theater!

 

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