Free Jazz Series to Kick off at New Panthereum

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s new outdoor events site, the Panthereum, is where people will gather for the free concert series, “Jazz at the Panthereum.”
The first of five concerts kicks off the series on Jan. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. The series will be presented by radio station WFIT 89.5-FM, a service of
Florida Tech, and sponsored in part by the Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
The first concert features the JD Daniel Trio. Daniel is on keyboard and vocals, Curtis Moore is on guitar bass and vocals, and Stan Soloko is on drums and
Formerly of Los Angeles, Daniel is now a Brevard County resident and has performed with some of the bigger names in the music business. These luminaries
include Diane Shurr, Stephen Stills, Rickie Lee Jones, Roger Hodgson, Andy Williams, The Osmonds, Sergio Mendes, and A Taste of Honey. Daniel may also be
heard on several movie tracks, in TV commercials and on CDs.
Jim Messina, of Loggins and Messina, wrote of Daniel, “(He) . . . is the kind of musician who is able to take a concept and interpret it in a way to make
it his own. . . I was always pleased, excited and moved by his performance.”
The three perform regularly at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. The trio
is known for sometimes putting a jazz beat to a Beatles tune or lifting a jazz standard to new heights.
Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to the Panthereum, located on Country Club Rd., near the Denius Student Center. Vendors with refreshments will be at
the site.
All performances in the five-concert series will be on the fourth Sunday of the month. They are on Feb. 25, March 25, April 22 and May 27, all from 3 to 6
“We need community support to continue the series in subsequent years and are seeking donations,” said Sandi Hall of WFIT. To become a patron, make a
donation of $25 or more by calling Hall at (321) 674-8950. Call her for concert information, also.

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