WFIT Hosts Paddlewheel Boat Trip
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Revelers will be rollin’ on the river when Florida Tech’s WFIT hosts the Jazzy Blues Cruise on the Indian River Queen Paddlewheel Boat on
October 27. The boat will leave Whitley Bay Marina at 6:30 p.m. and return at 9:30 pm. Boarding is at 5:30 pm.
The cruise is sponsored by Lennar Homes and, in part, by Galaxy Grill of Indialantic. Food will catered by Mikey and Brothers Catering.
Musicians will entertain throughout the boat. It will be a family affair with the Lorrie Hafer Quartet in the Queen’s Room. Lorrie recorded and was lead
singer for the well-known, “I’d like to teach the world to sing.” Husband Mike Hafer is on keyboard. Son, Paul, age 17, plays the upright bass. Rounding
out the quartet will be Dave Dunscombe on drums.
Deck II will vibrate with the Sunnie Paxson Quintet, featuring Sunnie, one of the funkiest, soulful keyboard players around. A graduate of Berklee College
of Music, she recorded with legendary bass player Stanley Clarke. Her music may be heard in several Hollywood films, TV networks and movies of the week as
well as at festivals and clubs.
Featured vocalist with Sunnie will be DaVanda Simmons. An energetic singer with an attention-commanding presence, she exhibits radiant warmth in any genre
Featured saxophone player with Sunnie will be Tamara Danielsson, a musician who blends sophistication, vintage jazz, and swing to perfection. Tamara mixes
it up and changes the pace with a kick and a funk.
For tickets, call WFIT 89.5-FM, (321) 674-8950. WFIT’s jazz cruises have sold out fast in the past, so call now.