Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BLU-TET performance at Enzian


Digital Journey: Where Jazz Meets Hip-Hop
Live music at its rawest state. Stunning improvisation and trance-like beasts done by a live band; this event connects the participant with the art in the best way possible, through their ears.

Enzian is a great place for a date night in a cozy atmosphere where it feels like all of the guests outside at the bar are friends. They are known for their indie movies so being new to Orlando, I was delightfully surprised to see a jazz band playing outside while a movie was playing inside. Enzian is now playing two movies called ‘Shame’ and ‘Bach & Friends’ and if you want to learn more about the theater, visit Enzian’s website at The band playing was called The BLU-TET.

According to BLU-TET’s website, at “Jarritt Sheel's BLU-TRIO, and the BLU-TET, is a full fledge jazz quartet based on the Horace Silver groups and the Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers concept, which we feel is the paradigm of performing original and standard jazz literature, while also combining improvisation with Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, and Blues music. To stand shoulder to shoulder with the titans of jazz music while also carving out our own individual niche.” I highly recommend Enzian and the BLU-TET; they’ll be playing there again on Wednesday the 29th from 6 – 8pm.

Corey and I met with the band members inside for video interviews during the band’s break. Other ArtsFest staff was also there for the ArtsFest event with paper tags guest can fill out that will be hung at Urban ReThink in Thornton Park for display. The crew asked people to write on a tag about why The Arts Matter. You can share why The Arts Matter to you online at as well. I am reminded why art matters at every interview we do with artists, of every kind, who say they knew they wanted to have a career in the one special creative gift they discovered they had as a child. ArtsFest is about bringing families in Central Florida more awareness of the art that is all around them. We are very lucky to live in a city that has a strong cultural support system such at United Arts of Central Florida.

written by Jessica Northey  |

BLU-TET Band at Enzian

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