October 4, 2017
7:30 pm Ron Teixeira, featured pianist at Heidi’s Jazz Club for 17 years, will be performing on the Hammond B-3 Organ. The performance will be recorded and a CD titled “Live from the Henegar” will be available through Mr. Teixeira. Come be a part of history at the Henegar!
Ron Teixeira is the Musical Director of Heidi’s Jazz Club, where he has played for the past 17 years in his hometown of Coca Beach, FL. Heidi’s is recognized by Down Beat Magazine as one of the top jazz clubs in the U.S. Ron attended the renown Berklee College of Music in Boston, and received his BA degree in Composition. He then went to New York City and played at the midtown hotels and many jazz venues for 20 years. Ron spent much of his early career playing the Hammond B-3 organ, with the piano in more recent years being his primary instrument. In 2004 he returned to New York to record his CD, “Still the One”, however tonight we are in for a very special treat, because Ron is going to perform this concert “Live at the Henegar” recording a new CD, featuring him on his personal Hammond B-3 organ with the jazz trio! A gifted musician he has a strong following among students he has taught in his studio, as they have advanced their careers. He has performed with a long list of celebrated jazz musicians, including Frank Morgan, Bert Francis, Larry Coryell, Nancy Kelly, Pat Marino, Ira Sullivan and many other national and internationally recognized jazz artists.
Rich Walker plays an exceptional jazz guitar who often does some blues as well, where has performed over the past 30 years on the road and in Central Florida’s jazz scene (at notable clubs and multiple jazz festivals). Rich has also become a gifted vocalist influenced by Ray Charles, Joe Williams and Al Jarreau, and while playing the guitar primarily influenced by Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino and George Benson. Recently he has recorded with Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marion McPartland and Nick Brignola. Rich feels his most profound musical influence was that of the late saxophonist John Coltrane and the “music he left behind for us to learn.” His dedication is endemic to the breed of jazz performers who have spent decades in the trenches at the grassroots level making great music. Due to his combined vocals and guitar work Rich has developed an infectious style and following, becoming a cult hero to many local jazz aficionados as well.
Walt Hubbard was born in Newport News, Virginia, where he was exposed to a vibrant music environment that sparked an interest in jazz. That interest in music subsequently led to him studying music at North Texas State University (the first established degree granting university in the world), and ultimately obtaining a music degree from the University of Miami. As a 25 year veteran of both South and Central Florida jazz scene, Walt has maintained a busy performance schedule backing local and nationally known artist. Some have included Ira Sullivan, Joe Diorio, Jimmy Bruno, Richie Cole, Tony Purrone, Chubby Jackson, Jan Allen, Donald Brown, Clark Terry, Nat Adderley, Red Rodney, Allen Vache, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Spider Martin Martin and Nathan Page. In addition Walt has also performed with both the UCF and USF faculty.