Ray Lewis Presents... - Listening Room Concerts
Mudville Grille
3105 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida

Showtime 7:30 pm

For Reservations Call (904)352-7008
or Email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net


ThursdayJune 2 - 7:30 pm
Pianist and singer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Abelita Mateus is passionate about Brazilian music. She began classical piano studies in her teens, and gradually developed a passion for jazz, which brought her to the U.S. to pursue her Master in Jazz Performance at William Paterson University. In Brazil she performed with such great artists as Vinicius Dorin, Raul de Souza and Hermeto Pascoal. Living in New York since 2012, Abelita has become immersed in the jazz scene and is applying the “new sounds” into her recent work as a performer and composer. In 2014, Abelita started her latest project, “Mixed Feelings,” which is a fusion of her samba and bossa nova roots with contemporary jazz. She is also currently the pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, directed by Dizzy Gillespie alumni John Lee. She has been performed recently at international venues including the Blue Note New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Luna Classics and Musig Am Zurisee Jazz Festivals in Switzerland, as well as various venues in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the New York area, Abelita has been playing with world class musicians such as John Lee, Claudio Roditi, Tommy Campbell, Sharel Cassity, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Peter Slavov, Alex Kautz, Matt Marantz, Behn Gillece, Itaiguara Brandão, Portinho, Oleg Osenkov, Roger Squitero, Phillip Gillette, and Daseul Kim, among others.

Phillip Gillette is a passionate performer and educator that studies and teaches a wide range of musical styles and percussion instruments. He is a professional drummer with a formal music education, classical percussion training, and experience and training in musicals, African drumming, Brazilian music and samba, reggae, rock, praise music, and popular music.
 He has  experience teaching individual lessons, group lessons, and music classes in music camps, schools, music stores, and privately.
Performing jazz, rock, Brazilian, and African music at various venues and events including concert halls, jazz festivals, restaurants, musicals, weddings, special events, and private parties. –  (2 years)East Greenwich, RI Teaching individual drumset and percussion lessons
Education Activities and Societies: WP Jazz OrchestraSmall Groups
Played in UNF's Jazz Ensemble 1 with such artists as Mulgrew Miller, Carmen Bradford, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider, Donny McCaslin, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, John Lee, Yotom Silberstein, Steve Davis, Cyrus Chestnut, John Fedchock, Kevin Mahogany, Allan Harris, and others.

Performed with the UNF Chorale with the London Philharmonic in Star Wars: Live productions in multiple cities in Florida, sang national anthem with chamber group at Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football game. Toured Italy singing with UNF Chorale in Venice, San Lucca, and Rome.

Performed with faculty members Danny Gottlieb, Lynne Arriale, Barry Greene, Bunky Green, and Dennis Marks, and with guest Jiggs Whigham. Activities and Societies: UNF Jazz Ensemble 1Jazz CombosPercussion EnsembleChorale

Saturday June 4 - 7:30 pm

If you dig the music of The Allman Brothers, Muddy Waters, Lynyrd 
Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Winter, The Doors, Jerry 
Lee Lewis, TRex, Rory Gallagher, Howlin' Wolf, The Trogs, Stevie Ray 
Vaughan, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, AC/DC, The Outlaws, 
Foghat, The Ventures, or Jimi Hendrix, then you won’t want to miss this 
show...  Saturday, May 4th!!

Conrad, who's show has been described as Jimi Hendrix meets Ray Charles, 
has amassed an international audience of nearly 4 million YouTube 
viewers, has performed with bands such as JJ Grey & Mofro and Robert 
Randolph & the Family Band, and has been featured by CNN, USA Today, 
Rolling Stone, NPR & Premiere Guitar Magazine.

Following his 3 standing ovation, main stage performance at Springing 
the Blues 2016, Jacksonville native & blind musical phenom, Conrad Oberg 
& his band are back to perform at Mudville Listening Room by POPULAR 

Conrad taught himself to play piano at age two. At 10, the blues/rocker 
recorded his first album at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, backed 
by Jerry Lee Lewis' band, was given his first guitar, and began 
headlining blues festivals and clubs throughout the South. In 2009 at 
the age of 15, was chosen to open the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock at 
the site of the original 1969 festival. In 2015, Conrad was honored to 
record his first live album at the world-famous Iridium Club's Les Paul 
Centennial on Broadway in NYC.
$12 Advance* / $15 at the door
*with credit card thru PayPal pay to FlaMusic@bellsouth.net
(add $1 per ticket)

June 2
Abelita Mateus
Phillip Gillette
June 4
Conrad Oberg & His Band
June 6
TBA Big Band
June 9
Pierce Pettis
June 10 
Rod MacDonald
June 11
School's Out Sing Out
Megan Marie Wallace
June 16
Eddy Bayes 
a British independent folk songwriter and performer
with Cellist Abi Loutoo.  

June 18
Songwriters Circle
Larry Mangum
Jamie DeFrates
Mike Shackelford
June 23
Carl Vanheyen Group
June 24
Mike Shackelford
Steve Shanholtzer
June 25
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
w/Katherine Kincaid
June 30
The Session (Jazz)

July 9
Mark Williams
 July 16
Larry Mangum
July  23
Mean Mary
July  28
Grandpa's Cough Medicine
July  29
Mike Shackelford
Steve Shanholtzer
August 26
Mike Shackelford
Steve Shanholtzer
Mike's Mic
August 27
Larry Mangum's
Songwriters' Circle
September 8
UNF Jazz Ensemble 1
September 14
Gram Parson's 
Songwriters Contest
September 15
Roy Book Binder
September 22
Adam & I
October 28
Mike's Mic
November 1
November 4
Radoslav Lorkovik
Andrew Hardin
November 25
Mike's Mic
November 26
Aaron Till

Reservations (904)352-7008 
or email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net
Advance Tickets guarantee seating, seated first
Send check to Ray Lewis - 
2657 Kersey Ct - Jacksonville, FL 32216
with a stamped, self-addressed envelope
or PayPal to FlaMusic@bellsouth.net (add $1 per ticket)
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