La Vela Italian Restaurant & Lounge

716 E. New Haven Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Dine under the stars with LIVE Jazz!
The Space Coast Jazz Society presents a free Jazz Series
at La Vela Italian Restaurant in downtown Melbourne
Friday, Feb. 10th, 6-9pm
“STELLAR JAZZ”

Billy Davis is from Iowa & currently lives in Satellite Beach. He has toured with a group opening for such artists as Chicago, Hall and Oates, Eric Clapton, & more. He then toured with another group who were appointed Ambassadors of Culture for the State of Iowa & they traveled to the Soviet Union to perform. He was also a guest soloist with the Cedar Rapids Symphony & has performed as a member of the Cedar Rapids Jazz Band playing with national artists such as Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Eddie Daniels and Bob Mintzner. In 2005, Billy worked on an album project called “Crazy Eight” in which the song “American Dream” was nominated for a Grammy in Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Popular Instrumental. Billy says he loves sharing the gift of expression through music.

Phil Coe is a freelance guitarist who plays locally around Brevard County. He was born and raised in suburban Chicago and began playing guitar professionally in 1971. He began teaching guitar, bass, and music theory in 1975. He graduated from De Paul University with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition. Phil has performed with numerous funk, rock, jazz groups, & show pit orchestras. He has also played with Clark Terry, Bill Watrus, Eddie Daniels, Frankie Avalon, Marlena Shaw & Ed Shaunassey, to name a few.

Ron Pirtle is one of the most sought after bass players when any famous Jazz musicians travel to Brevard County to perform. He’s been playing music since he was 12 & has released an album in 2003 entitled “Gettin’ In The Groove”.

Enjoy the music, the food and support the Art of Jazz!

La Vela is located at 716 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.
For more details: email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSociety.org