Arts Directory

Music

AFRICAN DRUMMING - BONGO D

942-6716 P.O. Box 5907, Key West, FL 33045

Duane "Bongo D" Scott performs with the various percussion instruments of Africa and the Caribbean including Djmbe and Steel Drum, but also plays keyboards and sings! Call about current group hand drum classes, $10 per class (drum rental available).

BAHAMA VILLAGE MUSIC PROGRAM

292-9628 727 Fort Street, Key West, FL 33040

The BVMP offers year-round music instruction in piano, violin, drums, clarinet, guitar and voice. The program is open to Key West children ages 6 - 12. Teenage music students and professional musicians serve as teachers and mentors to their young students. Call the office for more information!

CARIBBEAN QUEEN JUNKANOOS

292-1707 Key West, FL 33040

Caribbean Queen is Key West's exciting Afro-Caribbean processional band! We can escort your group from wedding to reception, sunset cruise to restaurant, or delight your guests on your property. Email carowee@bellsouth.net, and to view our website, click on our name above.

E.C.M.C. (EDUCATIONAL COALITION FOR MONROE COUNTY)

731-0731 Fax 743-8394 PO Box 522480 , Marathon Shores, FL 33052

E.C.M.C. is a non profit student advocacy group. Founded in 1996, E.C.M.C. is best known for its C.A.M.P. (Cultural American Multi-Disciplinary Program) which has a huge enrollment each summer and provides transportation. In addition to world-class Intensive Musical Instruction, C.A.M.P. offers Culinary Arts, Ballet, Theater, Ballroom Dancing, Art, Stomp, Film Making and much more for our local kids at a fraction of the actual cost.

FKCC KEYS CHORALE

809-3176 5901 College Road, C/O Music Dept, Key West, FL 33040

A minimum of 3 concerts each season: The Chorale performs at least one major work each term from the opera, oratorio or cantata literature plus lighter works from the popular music repertoire, including spirituals, love songs and songs of the season.

FLORIDA KEYS CELTIC FESTIVAL

Marathon Community Park, MM49 US1 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050

Take a much needed break after the holidays and journey to the tropical Florida Keys. Great Live Celtic Bands, Highland Athletics, Pipes & Drums, Celtic Food, Beer and Celtic Merchandise vendors! Children's Glen with activities for the wee ones! January every year.

FLORIDA KEYS CONCERT ASSOCIATION

743-4687 P.O. Box 522636, Marathon, FL 33050

Classical music concert series during the winter/spring season held at San Pablo Church in Marathon and various venues in the Key Largo area. For tickets and information contact Lynda Berrigan at 305-743-4848 or Norman Werbner, Program Director at 305-743-3896.

FLORIDA KEYS GUITAR FESTIVAL

305-304-1437

Florida Keys Guitar Festival Features virtuoso classical & jazz guitar concerts: June 23 - Islamorada, June 24 - Marathon, June 25 - Key West. Times and locations to be announced.

FRIENDS OF THE KEY LARGO CULTURAL CENTER

424-9217 P.O. Box 371688, Key Largo, FL 33037

Concerts, theatrical productions, educational and cultural arts programs for youth and adults held at Murray E. Nelson Gov't. & Cultural Center, MM 102 bayside, Overseas Hwy., Key Largo.

GARY ZIMMERMAN / SOLARES HILL STRING BAND

294-8645 10-C Hilton Haven Rd., Key West, FL 33040

Folk, Old Timey and Popular music on fiddle, hammered dulcimer, guitar. Single or with Solares Hill String Band. Wandering fiddler, ship's musician, or authentic hammer dulcimer set up. Weddings, gallery openings, parties. Green Parrot Fiddler's Contest Winner.

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS

401-439-7076 Fax 292-1962 P.O. Box 6244, Key West, FL 33041-6244

Classical concerts at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, presented by Impromptu Concerts.

KEY WEST STRINGS

305-872-5422 Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Classical music for weddings and parties, offering violin/viola solo, duo and trio combinations.

KEY WEST VIOLIN STUDIO

879-0560 802 White Street, Key West, FL 33040

Instruction for: Violin, Viola, Cello or String Bass to all ages, includes Student Orchestra, History and Theory. Annual Holiday recital, 1st Sunday in December and Spring recital in May. Both Free to the Public.

KEYS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

744-0508 Fax 744-0502 P.O. Box 430223, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Providing a place for Keys residents and visitors alike to play and perform classical orchestral music. All are welcome. Youth Chamber Ensemble program available for children studying an orchestral instrument.

KEYS COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND - POPS IN THE PARK

853-7294 326 Lance Lane, Key Largo, FL 33037

About six free outdoor concerts in the upper Keys from fall through spring, including Pops in the Park. Visit our website or find us on Facebook for more information.

MANDOLIN STEVE

294-1920 P.O. Box 95, Key West, FL 33041

Mandolin Steve - Mandolin for all occasions: Performing, Recording, Songwriting, Jingles. Solo instrumental or vocal combos. Also: Italian music by Stefano: Popular, Folk, Classical; the perfect choice for background music - weddings, gallery openings, parties, restaurants. Lessons available.

MATEO - Classical Guitar Lessons Keyswide

305-304-1437 2908 Riviera Drive, Key West, FL 33040

Private lessons for children and adults. Learn guitar technique, music reading and how to play your favorite songs from a concert professional. All levels welcome. Will teach at your home if asked.

MUSIC TOGETHER IN THE KEYS

797-1999 P.O. Box 2575, Key West, FL 33040

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. Class locations: St. Paul's Church, 401 Duval St., Key West and Vineyard Community Church, 100 County Road, Big Pine Key.

ON THE ROCK PRODUCTIONS

522-524 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040

We are dedicated to the creation, development, and professional production of new works by Key West writers and to supporting the growth of local artists Keys-wide.

PARADISE BIG BAND

305-393-1876 22931 Blackbeard Lane, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042

Under the baton of current director, Joe Dallas Jr., the band remains a truly local organization consisting of professional and semi-professional musicians from the Lower Keys, and primarily Key West. In the interest of enhancing both solo and ensemble performances, the band regularly features outstanding guest artists from New England, New York City, and Pittsburgh.

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

954-522-8445 221 SW 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

Celebrating 16 years of classical music in the Florida Keys conducted by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

296-5142 Fax 294-6687 401 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040

Performance at St. Paul's concert season October through September, Impromptu Concerts season all year.

THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST

305-296-0458 Fax 305-296-5200 533 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida 33040

Connect with the vibrant cultural life of the island at TSKW. Located at the restored Historic Armory building, the multi-use creative space houses working artist studios, exhibitions, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Workshops, lectures, concerts, and theatre projects.