Cabaret Concert Series
The Deering Estate's Cabaret Concert Series features eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House Ballroom. All concerts begin at 8 pm; the main gate opens at 7 pm. It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.
Tickets are $20 per concert or $55 for the three-concert series. Limited seating is available. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee. Tickets can also be purchased online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
2015 SUMMER CABARET CONCERT SERIES
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 featuring Chloe Dolandis
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A young voice with an old soul, dynamic entertainer Chloe Dolandis moves audiences with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence, offering a uniquely stylistic blend of jazz, pop and soul. Her debut album, “Bring Back The Fever”, penned by Dolandis and her writing team, reached number 19 on the iTunes Jazz Album chart upon its release.
Onstage, Chloe’s achievements include being a finalist in the Florida Grammy Showcase, a two-time national finalist in the National Society of Arts and Letters Musical Theatre Competition, and singing for Vice President Joe Biden. She has performed in venues all over South Florida, and has recently been featured at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Riverwalk’s Sunday Jazz Brunch, and Marathon’s 39th Annual Seafood Festival.
Chloe’s performance of her original song, “Dancin’ On Cloud Ten”, won BalconyTV’s Global Music Rumble. Another one of her originals, “Solid Woman”, was selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition’s Performance Category. And just after being crowned Boca Raton’s first ever Rising Star, the city’s mayor proclaimed January 13th “Chloe Dolandis Day” for her win, as well as for her expansive community service efforts.
Chloe has performed alongside a broad spectrum of public figures and entertainers including jazz legends Ira Sullivan and Jesse Jones Jr., Grammy winners Billy Stritch and Zach Ziskin, Jeff Dunham, Pitbull, and Andy Roddick. No stranger to being behind a microphone, she has voiced numerous radio and TV spots for brands including Coca-Cola, UNICEF, the Miami Dolphins, Payless, and HBO Latin America. As a television personality she is best known for hosting Nickelodeon’s SPLAT! and Friday Night SlimeTime.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 featuring LeNard Rutledge
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LeNard Rutledge, born and raised in Miami, where there is only a handful of truly great jazz vocalists, is usually compared, aptly, to the legendary Lou Rawls. Like Rawls, Rutledge's classy elegance is often permeated by the raw passion of his church choir work. In fact Rutledge still sings with the choir at the The Church of The Incarnation.
Rutledge began not as a vocalist but as a drummer, playing in the marching band at Miami Central Senior High, and later making his income during college, in North Carolina, playing at local clubs. He began his vocal career in 1997, when he was asked to join the famed Melton Mustafa Orchestra. LeNard was the featured vocalist for Melton Mustafa for seven years. In 2002 Rutledge was introduced to the music director of Miami's Van Dyke Café, Don Wilner, who immediately recognized Rutledge's talent and began giving him regular performance dates. LeNard has shared the stage with a number of highly respectable jazz artists such as: Nnenna Freelon, Kenny Drew Jr., Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows and the late George Duke.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 featuring Dr. Ed Calle
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Dr. Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, Latin and contemporary jazz, and pop. Born in Caracas of Spanish parents, it was obvious from the start that he was a natural player and now, Calle is one of the most recorded saxophonists in history, featured on more than 1,100 CDs both as a sideman and soloist. He appears on Grammy-award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Arturo Sandoval, Juan Luis Guerra, Vicky Carr, and Jon Secada as well as on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. Calle has also recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Lenny Kravitz, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Juanes, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Bob James, Raul DiBlasio, Bobby Caldwell, Rhianna, Extreme, and Vanessa Williams. Among his many solo recordings, Ed Calle Plays Santana garnered a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2005. His live CD In the Zone (2006) features original compositions and jazz standards and earned a Latin Grammy nomination in 2007.