2014 September


We Did It Again!

For our second year together,"Castles for Kids" beach event by the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples was a super success!

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida provides vital health care for the region’s sick and injured children and their families, from infancy through age 18.

Our goal for the beach party this year was $20,000, and we topped it!


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JRobert,Florida Hardware, All Childrens HospitalCelebrate
26 Years!

2013 was the 25th year JRobert played music and entertained theFlorida Hardware Dealersgatherings on Marco Island.

So now, 2014 marks our 26th year together as we meet at Marriott's Marco Island Resort this September, and we've lots of fun stories to share!


In the beginning, the hardware sellers, such as representatives from Black and Decker, 3M, Krylon, etc. would stand up and accompany JRobert with a song/dance/joke until someone in the crowd would beat a
(a trash can lid)gong! Then Tom Chasteen, the president of The Hardware Conference would proceed to auction off the whole exhibit of merchandise to a highest bidder among the store merchants. 100% of the proceeds would then be contributed to All Childrens Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

We set the limit at $50,000 each year because that's as long as we could endure the entertainment! ...as well as the auctioneering!

So 25 years times $50,000 is quite something to be proud of... and we are all happy to contribute to such a worthy cause!

Cheers to another 25 years!!!
JRobert & Martin Houghtaling at 2013 Florida Hardware Convention.

September Friend: Danny Morgan


Rarely does an artist have the opportunity to have a one-man-show in NYC...twice in recent years! And rarely is such an accomplished contemporary abstract style artist also a successful and well know musician.

Such is Danny Morgan, the "King of Sanibel Island!"

Danny will be featured
at the Denise Bibro Fine ArtExhibit in NYC this September 11 - October 25, 2014.

Most people in SW Florida know Danny as a musician and band leader for the Danny Morgan band in Sanibel/Captiva Island, Florida.

Over many years, Danny has featured JRobert's original Florida songs at the
SanibelIsland Community Playhouse, Big Arts, as well as "Rockin' in the Tropics" Concerts. Thanks, Danny!

Enjoy Danny's wonderful tropical expressions at

Danny Morgan Art
or explore his music atwww.DannyMorgan.com

Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street, 4W
New York, NY 10011
212 247 7030

September Issue


September Music

Backwater Bash

Gift of the Glades



Blue Water Cruise


A Million Thanks!

Marco Island Yacht Club was a hoot...thanks to Nick and Toni Ann Gruppuso Macchiarolo and all their good friends for making the party purr!!

Cheers to the Friedman-Ferlanti Wedding at Marco Island Hilton Resort...a perfect tropical sunset wedding, with special shout out to Marie Villareal!

I recently joined the great steel pan tuner Eric Fountain fromEllie Mannett Steel Pans
to visit Mrs. Lisa Braren's Music Classes at Marco Island's Tommy Barfield Elementary School...great show! Eric told stories about the history of steel pans in Trinidad - Tabago, how they are made and how they are played. Then we jammed along with all the kids playing percussion parts with us...absolutely Rockin'!!

Thank you Society of American Florists, Century 21, Naples Princess, Marco Beach Hilton, Marriott's Marco Island Resort, La Playa Resort, and Naples Waldorf Astoria Resort!

September Gigs


26th Annual
Florida Hardware Dealersgathering September 4 - 6th at Marriott's Marco Island Resort.

John McEuen
of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has invited JRobert to join him for a few dates...the most accessible being September 12th 6 - 10 pm Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 727.644.7895

September 16th is my show on the Naples Princess
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Be early!

On Sept 17th 5:30 - 7:30 pm JRobert will join Marco Island Florists to co-host the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce at their florist shop located at 178 S Barfield Dr

JRobert performs publicly at Marriott's Crystal Shores Resort every Tuesday 12 - 3 pm

We will also have a special Crystal Shores Celebration on Tuesday the 23rd 5 - 8 pm

JRobert will continue teaching Drum Club each Thursday morning for Tommy Barfield Elementary School.

All other August performances are Corporate, Weddings, or Private.

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