Jazz greats come together to honor and raise funds for Melton Mustafa in his fight against cancer and his scheduled surgery. The producer, all of the artists and the Hotel have waived their fees for the evening so that the $10 "cover charge" (a suggested minimum donation) will go directly to the Medical Trust Fund set up for Mr. Mustafa. (A sumptuous small plates menu and a full bar will be available for purchase.)
A "Jazz, B...ossa & Blues Cares" Event...
Mix, mingle & dance the night away with the stars of our series on the exclusive penthouse level of the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel as we honor Jazz Great Melton Mustafa. In 3 short months, Jazz, Bossa & Blues Live at the Top of the Bridge has become a hit, bringing to Boca Raton some of the finest Jazz musicians in the country. We have NO regularly-scheduled Wednesday events on 9/21 & 9/28 but invite you and all of our regular crowd to join us on TUESDAY 9/27!
HOSTED BY Stu Grant of the Sunday Jazz Brunch on 880 AM South Florida (Sundays 9AM-11AM)
CONFIRMED PERFORMING PARTICIPANTS (this list grows almost hourly)...
Jesse Jones, Jr.
Pop / Oldies Participants:
Joey Dale (of Joey & The Gigolos)
Anthony DeFontes (formerly of The Mystics & Dion's touring band)
MORE ABOUT MELTON MUSTAFA...
Trumpet player extraordinaire, arranger/composer, producer, and educator. Melton has performed with some of the top names in JAZZ including the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Bobby Watson, Jaco Pastorius, George Cables, John Hicks, Charlie Mingus Dynasty, and Gunter Shuller, among many others.
Mustafa has played in many of the international Jazz Festival which include the Playboy Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Ravina Jazz Festival, SS Norway Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Lugano Jazz Festival (Italy), Pori Jazz Festival, Charlie Mingus Epitaph Orchestra in Russia and many others.
As a traveling artist, Mustafa manages to conduct his duties as an educator, Mustafa is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Memorial University where he teaches Music Theory, Jazz Composition and other jazz related courses. He also produces his Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival at Florida Memorial University.
Mustafa has released three CD's as a big band and small band leader entitled "Boiling Point" Melton Mustafa Orchestra, "St. Louis Blues" Melton Mustafa Orchestra and “The Softer Side” Scenes from Miami Vol 1.
"Jazz, Bossa & Blues Cares