MUDVILLE MUSIC ROOM
3105 Beach Blvd.
Showtime 7:30 pm
For Reservations Call (904)352-7008
or Email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net
ThursdayJune 2 - 7:30 pm
ABELITA MATEUS & PHILLIP GILLETTE
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
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 1, Jazz Combos, Percussion Ensemble, Chorale
Saturday June 4 - 7:30 pm
CONRAD OBERG & HIS BAND
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)