IMAGES 2022 Entertainment and Schedule

Friday, January 28 | 1 PM – 5 PM Festival Open
10 AM – 5 PM ARTS ON DOUGLAS | ADORN Exhibition Preview | Jewelry Invitational
1 PM – 5 PM BRANNON CIVIC CENTER | Patron’s Lounge Open | Ask about becoming a Patron!
1 PM – 5 PM RIVERSIDE PARK | Spirit Garden Open | Must be 21 to enter
3 PM – 4 PM MAIN STAGE | Savi Fernandez (pop/rock/folk)
4 PM MAIN STAGE | $250 IMAGES gift card drawing! | Register at Information Booth by 3:30 PM

Saturday, January 29 | 9 AM – 5 PM Festival Open
9 AM – 5 PM BRANNON CIVIC CENTER | Patron’s Lounge Open | Ask about becoming a Patron
10 AM – 3 PM CREATIVE EDUCATION AREA | Student Art Exhibit | Take-away art projects!
10 AM – 5 PM RIVERSIDE PARK | Spirit Garden Open | Must be 21 to enter
10 AM – 11 AM MAIN STAGE | Steel Pan Man (Steel Drums) | Live music
10 AM – 5 PM ARTS ON DOUGLAS | ADORN Exhibition Preview | Jewelry Invitational
11 AM  – 12 PM STUDENT ART TENT| Sketch Club |Bring your journal and pencil
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Psychedelic Monks (Rock/Jam Band)| Live music
1 PM – 2 PM MAIN STAGE | Savi Fernandez Band (Pop/Rock/Folk) | Live music
2 PM MAIN STAGE | $250 IMAGES gift card drawing! | Register at Information Booth by 1:30
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Tres Bien featuring Linda Cole (Jazz Vocal) | Live music
4 PM – 5 PM MAIN STAGE | Oak Hill Drifters (Americana/Rockabilly/Country)| Live music

Sunday, January 30 | 10 AM – 4 PM Festival Open
10 AM – 4 PM BRANNON CIVIC CENTER | Patron’s Lounge Open | Ask about becoming a Patron
10 AM – 4 PM RIVERSIDE PARK | Spirit Garden Open | Must be 21 to enter
10 AM – 11 AM MAIN STAGE | Jeff Rupert Quartet (Jazz) | Live music
10:30 AM – 12 PM | PATRON’S LOUNGE | NSB High School Hothouse Jazz Band | Live music
10 AM – 5 PM ARTS ON DOUGLAS | ADORN Exhibition Preview | A Jewelry Invitational
11 AM – 3 PM CREATIVE EDUCATION AREA | Student Art Exhibit | Take-away art projects, demonstrations and face painting!
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Rubber Soul Child (Rock) | Live music
1 PM MAIN STAGE | $250 IMAGES gift card drawing! | Register at Information Booth by 12:30
1 PM – 2 PM MAIN STAGE | New Smyrna Beach High School Jazz Band | Live music
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Brown Bag Brass Band (New Orleans style horns/vocals) | Live music

Entertainment booked by Tyler Rosenke | Sound provided by Concert Works

 

IMAGES Live Stage brings together talented musical acts to the Festival, join us to enjoy great live music and performances in Riverside Park!

Friday, January 28

3 PM – 4 PM | MAIN STAGE
Savi Fernandez      

Since 2005, the Savi Fernandez Band, hailing from Orlando, has toured and shared stages with bands like Ziggy Marley, Dumpstaphunk, SOJA and many more national acts. The band has also taken their music to international waters like Costa Rica at Best Festival, Barbados, and the British Virgin Islands. Their first album “Sweet Butterfly” was recorded at SoundLounge Studios and released in 2012. Their second record, “From My Heart” was self-produced and released in 2015 on all major platforms.

5 PM – 8 PM | Patron’s Dinner (Private Event)
Tres Bien


Tres Bien is a trio featuring Ron Gilotti on bass, Warren Cohen on drums, Martin Sensiper on guitar and Tom Callie on Sax. Ron Gilotti earned a BME degree and additional certifications from Philadelphia School of Performing Arts, where he worked and retired some years ago. Prior to his teaching he was employed by Ray Anthony, Buddy DeFranco, Lou Rawls, Three Degrees and recorded with Don and Terry Lamond. He now works with his own group Tres Bien, Nedobeck Trio, H Post Trio, The Trick, and Marc Monteson. Warren Cohen performed at Walt Disney World with Top of the World Orchestra and Grand Floridian Band, performed at The Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, shows and concerts with Mickey Finn, Herb Ellis, Joey Dee & the Starliters and Chubby Checker. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and with Jim Chapin, Henry Adler, John Bock, and Don Lamond, and hung out with Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson. Martin Sensiper came to Florida 40+ ago and plays guitar, bass and banjo. He has performed at Disney, Universal and Sea World with many bands playing everything from rock and blues to country and classical music. Before and after working in the theme parks he has stayed busy with concerts, club dates, conventions, weddings, bar-mitzvahs, playing just about every possible place someone might want music. He has played blues with Jeff Willey’s Smokin Torpedoes, jazz with Rich Shemaria’s Clean Machine, do-wop with the Chiffons/Duprees/Crests, and pop concerts with the Florida Symphony.

Saturday, January 29

10 AM – 11 AM | MAIN STAGE
Steel Pan Man (Steel Drums)   

Evan Ahlswede (Steel Pan Man) is a Florida native bringing acknowledgment to a Caribbean instrument. Some say the steel drum reminds them of being on a cruise or of a time when they lived in the islands.

 

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | PATRON’S LOUNGE
NSB High School Jazz Combo
The NSB High School Jazz Band is a group of student musicians and vocalists that focus on the performance of jazz charts. Jazz students exhibit their skills of improvisation and their talent while playing in concerts for various organizations in the community and for special events.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | MAIN STAGE
Psychedelic Monks (Rock/Jam Band

The Psychedelic Monks are a four-piece multi-genre jam band from New Smyrna Beach that blends high energy grooves with steel pan driven beach vibes creating their own style of Cosmic Fiesta Funk. Pulling inspiration from all different types of music and blending in heavy improvisational sections, The Psychedelic Monks offer a truly unique and high energy show that is never the same twice. The band is comprised of Evan Ahlswede on steel Pan and guitar, Max Bressan on Bass, Evan Clancy on drums, and Ian Hood on Lead Guitar. After years of playing together, the band recorded an album titled “Puddlin Up” released in October of 2021.

1 PM – 2 PM | MAIN STAGE
Savi Fernandez Band (Pop/Rock/Folk) 

Since 2005, the Savi Fernandez Band, hailing from Orlando, has toured and shared stages with bands like Ziggy Marley, Dumpstaphunk, SOJA and many more national acts. The band has also taken their music to international waters like Costa Rica at Best Festival, Barbados, and the British Virgin Islands. Their first album “Sweet Butterfly” was recorded at SoundLounge Studios and released in 2012. Their second record, “From My  Heart” was self-produced and released in 2015 on all major platforms.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | MAIN STAGE
Tres Bien featuring Linda Cole (Jazz Vocal)


Tres Bien is a trio featuring Ron Gilotti (bass), Howard Post (guitar) and Mark McKee (keyboard). They are joined by Linda Cole, cousin of the late great Nat “King” Cole. Linda began singing at the age of 3 with her father and mother, James and Erma Cole of Freeport, Illinois. As the family added six more singing children, Linda became instrumental in forming the “Singing Coles.” The Singing Cole Family received honorary mention in the 1963 and 1965 issues of the History of Illinois Magazine. From the east coast to the west coast, Linda has performed her brand of various genres of music ranging from gospel to pop and from jazz to country. Known as Central Florida’s Lady of Song, Linda adds to her many accomplishments: opening act for Bob Newhart and the London Symphony, the Temptations, Chuck Mangione, Spyro Gyra, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Richard Elliot, David Benoit and Vassar Clements. She performed the National Anthem for the Rolex 24-Hour Race and performed at the Ritz-Carlton Resorts and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Linda is honored to be one of the female singers, in the State of Florida, to perform with several big bands; including the Count Basie Orchestra; Orlando Jazz Orchestra (under the direction of Greg Parnell, Librarian for the Glenn Miller Orchestra); Stetson University Jazz Ensemble and Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra and Stetson University Jazz Ensemble (under the direction of Professor Patrick Hennessey); Terry Myers (Conductor of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) and the Daytona Beach Concert Band. Howard Post, Guitarist, is a graduate of Hartt College of Music in Hartford, CT as a classical guitar major, Howard taught guitar, music theory and small ensembles in the jazz studies department of Hartt College for six years under the direction of famed alto saxophonist Jackie McLean. He moved to NYC in 1989 where he performed with a variety of music groups from big bands to small ensembles as well as leading his own trio. While in NYC he released two CDs as a leader: “The Art of The Duo” with saxophonist Mark Biles and “Alone Together” with vocalist Joyce Griffen.  In 2014, Howard moved to Daytona Beach where he continues to perform in the North/Central Florida region with the Howard Post Trio and a variety of musicians from the area. Mark McKee has worked for Big Bands including Scott Whitfield, Les Brown (Jr.), Chris (Nelson) Riddle, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Bands, Orlando Jazz Orchestra, and Bob Davis Orchestra. He has performed with Jazz artists including Joe Williams, Linda Cole, Terrie Richards, Jacqueline Jones, Evelyn McGee Stone, AI Hirt, Randy Wrecker, Danny Stiles, Marcus Printup, Maynard Ferguson, Ira Sullivan, Sam Rivers, Jim Snidero, James Moody, Nick Brignola, Richie Cole, jeff Rupert, Daniel Jordan, Terry Myers, Alan Vache, Nathan Page, Bill Washer, Rich Walker and Clarence Palmer. He plays at various corporate events, cocktail parties, awards and banquets throughout the Southeast.

 4 PM – 5 PM | MAIN STAGE
Oak Hill Drifters (Americana/Rockabilly/Country) 

The love of early 20th century American roots music is very apparent with Oak Hill Drifters, based out of Orlando.  Their music and performance echos the 1940’s – 1960’s paying homage to some of the great pioneers of that early American roots music. The band’s current iteration was formed in 2014 and includes Rachel Decker, Craig Roy, George Dimitrov and Tom Pearce whose collective resumes include work with The HoneyBees (Chicago), Nick Curran, Hindu Cowboys and Rocket-88 (Orlando).  ​​Rachel Decker fronts the band with a vocal prowess that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Janis Martin and Patsy Cline. In 2016, the band released its debut 11 song compilation, “Fly Off The Panhandle.”  The band’s s second recording, “Lied To Me” was released in June 2018.  The band is presently completing a (5) song EP that is being produced by Billy Chapin, whose accolades include recordings with Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel and Don Henley.

5 PM – 7 PM | ARTIST DINNER (Private Event)
Tres Bien


Ron Gilotti (bass), Linda Cole (vocals), Mark McKee (keyboard) and Warren Cohen (drums).

Sunday, January 30

10 AM – 11 AM | MAIN STAGE
Jeff Rupert Quartet (Jazz) 
Jeff Rupert has recorded over 100 albums, and has recorded and toured with jazz singers Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Veronica Swift, T-Bone, and Ernestine Anderson. He is a featured soloist on Benny Carter’s Grammy-winning Harlem Renaissance. Rupert toured for 15 years with Sam Rivers; four albums ensued. From 1997- 2002 he toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson. Jeff Rupert’s 11 recordings as a leader all charted on Jazz Week and “Let’s Sail Away” reached #1. Jeff is Pegasus  Distinguished Professor, Trustee Endowed Chair, and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF, and founder of Flying Horse Records. For 25 years Rupert has directed UCF’s Flying Horse Big Band, which has released six big band albums. “The Bat Swings!,” music from the 60’s television show Batman charted on RMR, JazzWeek, and NACC, and was the #1 album of the week in the U.S. on two of these charts simultaneously. The band’s latest release “Good News!” was #1 on the jazz charts in Fall 2020. Jeff’s most recent solo album “The Ripple” with tenor saxophonist George Garzone, Marty Morell, Richard Drexler and Jeremy Allen was the #5 album of 2020 on Jazz Week. Jeff is a YAMAHA performing artist.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | PATRON’S LOUNGE (Private Event)
NSB High School Hothouse Jazz Band 
The NSB High School Jazz Band is a group of student musicians and vocalists that focus on the performance of jazz charts. Jazz students exhibit their skills of improvisation and their talent while playing in concerts for various organizations in the community and for special events.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | PM MAIN STAGE
Rubber Soul Child (Rock)


Rubber Soul Child features Dyer Davis on lead vocals/guitar, Aaron Grove on guitar, Blake Dillhyon on drums and Jacob Barone on bass. This project comes from the new indie label Toons Farm and platinum producers of Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd and Sister Hazel.

 

 

1 PM – 2 PM | MAIN STAGE
New Smyrna Beach High School Jazz Band 
The NSB High School Jazz Band is a group of student musicians and vocalists that focus on the performance of jazz charts. Jazz students exhibit their skills of improvisation and their talent while playing in concerts for various organizations in the community and for special events.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | MAIN STAGE
Brown Bag Brass Band (New Orleans style horns/vocals)
Brown Bag Brass Band is one of Central Florida’s hottest live acts. What started as a pickup band covering a last minute Mardi Gras gig soon began delivering a horn-driven tour de force, serving the region and beyond. Their music is rooted in their appreciation for New Orleans brass band music, but also includes jazz and other stylings. Since then, the b4 have firmly established itself an integral part of the live scene, characterized as loud, fast, high and generally always playing their own brand of Good Time Party Music.