JRobert - Marco Music Man
Florida Fire Fiddler!
Who is this masked man?!
No, it's a fun new JRobert persona...
It's "JRobert - Florida Fire Fiddler!"
I've played a few Charity events as
the "Fire Fiddler" and I really enjoy the freedom of my character's anonymity.
The "Fire Fiddler" repertoire includes a broad selection of contemporary and classic instrumentals.
I'm ready to step out on a limb with new chops at the drop of a hat!
Watch closely, however, and you'll notice the fancy dance steps are actually elementary Tai Chi moves!
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JRobert at Goodland Holiday Bazaar!
Our good friends at Goodland Arts Alliance announced...
"We are working hard to create a presence in Goodland of which we can all be proud. Our ongoing mission is to procure the Cottages at Mar-Good for historical preservation and rehabilitation, to expand on the history of our village through art and cultural exchange, and to highlight and share the arts in all their forms."
November 15th and 16th arts, crafts, and music will be presented from 10 am - 4 pm at Mar-Good Theater's "Backwater Stage"
Performing musicians are all neighborhood friends, including Raiford Starke, Captn Jac, Martin Houghtaling, Ben Olson III, Robert & the Bridge Trolls, Gator Nate of the Gladezmen, Tom Porter, Merrill & Jim Allen, Fifty's Fletch and JRobert!
Schedules of performance will soon be posted at Goodland Arts Alliance
November Friend - Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams came to me as an answer to a prayer..."Dear Lord, please send a genuine Island Songstress!"
I'm double blessed with Sabrina...not only is she a spectacular music artist, but a trusted friend. This proud Jamaican woman is also the most honest, hard working, and compassionate person I have ever met!
Sabrina incorporates her Reggae, R&B, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Dance and Afrocentric background into her way of life. I often see her at the Marco Island YMCA yoga, Tai Chi, and dance classes, all of which she so easily expresses in her performances.
In 1982, she wrote "Where Are You Now?" as a tribute to Bob Marley. Her heartfelt song was responsible for her appearance on Reggae Sunsplash ’91, which aired on Pay Per View Television worldwide and featured, Ziggy Marley, Dennis Brown and Shabba Ranks.
Sabrina's appearance on Jamaica’s "National Pantomimes Show" impressed producer Michael Bennett, actor Ben Vereen and director Chapman Roberts who cast her in "Revelations," a remake of Jesus Christ Superstar.
In the Jazz arena she has performed with Donald Byrd, Monty Alexander, Ernie Ranglin and appeared on Air Jamaica Jazz Festivals, featuring George Benson, Branford Marsalis, Boyz ll Men, Nora Jones.
In January of 2009 Sabrina gave smashing performances at the Jamaica Jazz Festival which featured the great Lionel Richie, The OJays and many other giants.
Sabrina is ready and available for your special celebration at 230 878 8059 or email her at ReggaeWomanJM@yahoo.com and visit her web page at Sabrina Williams Sonic
A Million Thanks!
JRobert's performance with John McEuen and former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John Cable was a blast!!
In October, we played to an overflowing house at Sarasota's WSLR's Community Radio and Culture Center.
John and John both shared great stories and songs of the early days with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band as the United States first musicians to play behind the Soviet Union's Iron Curtain back in th 1970's.
Thank you, John for moving to Florida and creating such classic acoustic events.
By sharing your history, you make history!
The 2014 Everglades Region CMAA Charity Classic Gala was a stunning success!
This is the Florida Chapter of Club Managers Associatoin of America and was extremely well attended this year at the Bonita Bay Club.
A special recognition and heaps of praise go to my friends at Exclusive Destination Management, EDM, for their excellence in presentation this year!
All proceeds benefited "Barbara's Kids" at Golisano Children's Hospital.
Several weddings, rehearsals, and beach ceremonies were celebrated this October at the Marco Island Marriott, Clam Pass Beach, Naples Grande, and La Playa...
Barry and Laura Hauze Manson's Wedding was a wonderful gathering of island friends and family...thank you, Laura!
Cheers to the Pat and Stefanie Lawley Wedding Celebration...this dream wedding was designed a year in advance!
Drew & Erica Simon Hemmer's Wedding Celebration at Coconut Point's Hyatt Resort was a traditional family gathering...I felt like the "town cryer" announcing events with no PA in the boisterous dining hall!
I especially enjoyed performing a "Night of Flamenco" guitar for Grey Oaks Country Club...my fingers were flying while keeping up with the Flamenco Dancers!
Sabrina & JRobert welcomed Total Health Immersions back to the Naples Beach Hotel for their 8th Celebration with us!
This year's TeleTracking Conference at Marriott's Marco Island Resort was Big!
Thank you for inviting us to rock you!
Nods to Bonita Bay Club, EDM - Exclusive Destination Management, Kevin Smith and Florida Talent Agency, Naples Princess, Naples Beach Resort, Marriott's Marco Island Resort, Marco Beach Ocean Resort, Coconut Point Hyatt, and Grey Oaks Country Club!
JRobert with Sabrina Williams is always a spectacular Duo!
This month we have several corporate events including
a Tropical Welcome Reception for Valvoline at Marriott's Marco Island Resort as well as a Private Beach Party on Keewayden Island!
JRobert & Sabrina perform for the public at Goodland Civic Association's "Holiday Bazaar!"
November 15th & 16th
10 am - 4 pm
Old Mar-Good Cottages & Historical Park
JRobert will play Steel Pan at
Celebrate the Arts “A Hot Night For Cool Arts” for the
United Arts Council of Collier County
Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club
Poolside November 29th
1 - 4 pm
Tuesday November 18th is my show date on the Naples Princess
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Grey Oaks Country Club
has several featured events with JRobert in November.
Contact 239 262 5550 for details.
The day after Thanksgiving...
November 29th 2 - 4 pm
Waterside Shops of Naples
invite you to enjoy a first round of
Christmas Songs for the Season!
"I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever!" Show
at Marriott's Crystal Shores Resort
Stilt's Beach Bar
Noon to 3 pm!
JRobert continues to teach Drum Club each Thursday morning for Tommy Barfield Elementary School.
We are working up a special show for 2 different corporate sponsored functions in February!
All other November performances are Corporate, Weddings, or Private.
For your Special Event
Please contact JRobert@JRobert.net