From NewTimes, May 18, 2010 by Abel Folgar: “Rutledge is a Miami native who understands the many confluences of cultures in this town… Oft compared to Lou Rawls, Rutledge has the makings of a true jazz vocalist with range and adaptability. An imposing figure at the microphone, we’ll go ahead and give ourselves (Miami Times) a little pat on the back for …. naming him Best Jazz Artist for 2006. His 2007 album, Hello World is a classy performance tempered by his stints for Don Wilner’s jazz revues at the Van Dyke Café and his tenure with Melton Mustafa’s Orchestra.”
Check this website frequently to get updates on who the special guest artists are performing with Mr. K. Jazz Saxophonist Steve Kirkland and the Mister K Band can be heard performing all over South Florida including Homestead, Miami, Hollywood, Naples, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Palm Beaches. The Band plays a variety of styles including but not limited to Rock, Top 40, Salsa, Merengue, Dance, Swing, Jazz, anything you need for your party. You can listen to Steve Kirkland and the Mister K Band performing Live on WDNA 88.9 FM Tuesday nights 7 -8 pm. On Tuesday nights the Band plays a variety of Jazz Styles (Latin, traditional, contemporary, funk) smooth R & B and much more.
Rising superstar Anna Palmerola will be Mister K’s special guest Tuesday, Sept 2, 7 – 11 pm and Live on WDNA 7 – 8 pm. She is an incredible vocalist. Steve Kirkland and Anna have been performing together for years and they have developed a musical relationship that is immediately evident. So bring a special date or a group of friends for an evening of Jazz, Latin Jazz, classic R & B, a hint of Top 40… just simply an evening of music to remember. The musicianship on stage is unequaled, and in the words of WDNA, “even on a trip to New York City you won’t find music better than this.” Of course Steve Kirkland and the Mister K Band will be there playing a mixture of classic R & B, Jazz, contemporary Jazz, Funk etc. Steve Kirkland, Jazz Saxophone, and the Mister K Band can be heard throughout South Florida, the Palm Beaches, Naples, Ft. Myers, Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Kendall. Please join us a Blue Martini Kendall for an evening of WDNA sponsored jazz.
Every Tuesday at Blue Martini Kendall: Steve Kirkland and the Mister K Band Live 7 – 11 pm
The Mister K Band features Jazz Saxophonist Steve Kirkland along with many of Miami’s top musicians including Nomar Negroni, Drums; Hal Roland, Keyboard; Robert Gonzalez, Keyboard; Chegui Calderon, Bass; and Cayo Iturralde, Bass. The amazing and beautiful vocalist Rhea Olivia is a regular member of the Mister K Band. On Tuesday Jazz Night the Mister K Band also features guest artists and performers and vocalists like Nicole Henry, Yrasema, Cary Alexander, & Hal Roland. Where else in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Naples or anywhere in South Florida can you go to hear live music by a live band that performs Jazz, Latin Jazz, Funk, R & B? Come hear Jazz Saxophone and amazing singers at Blue Note at the Blue Martini on Tuesday’s in Kendall 7 – 11 pm.