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.
Follow the link: http://www.deeringestate.org/summer-cabaret/
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom at the Deering Estate. .
All concerts begin at 8 pm and the main gate opens at 7 pm. It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.
Tickets are $20 per concert or $55 for the three-concert series (save $5). Limited seating is available. Advance tickets are recommended.
Tickets can be purchased online below or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233
Conveniently located in Miami-Dade County, the Deering Estate at Cutler lies within a few miles east of the Florida Turnpike and U.S. 1. Parking available at the Visitor’s Center or along 72nd Avenue. Tickets to the Estate are available for purchase at the Main Gate ticket booth located on 72nd Avenue.
From Downtown Miami
Take I-95 South to South Dixie Highway; continue south to SW 168th Street. Turn left and travel east. Cross Old Cutler Road and the Visitor’s Center is about ½ block on the right. There is parking available at the Visitor’s Center or along 72nd Avenue. Tickets to the Estate are available for purchase at the Main Gate ticket booth.
From the Turnpike
Travel South to SW 152nd Street Exit (Coral Reef Drive). Continue east to Old Cutler Road. Turn right on Old Cutler Road and travel south to SW 168th Street. Turn left and the Visitor’s Center is about ½ blocks on the right.
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 Abner Torres, Drums; Hal Roland, Keyboard; and Nicky Orta, Bass. The amazing and beautiful vocalist Anna Palmerola is a regular member of the Mister K Band. On Tuesday Jazz Night the Mister K Band also features guest artists, performers and vocalists every Tuesday. 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.