Bill Meredith

"Bill Meredith is a drumming professional - that means he shows up on time; he's learned his parts, and he nails them live. That puts him in the top 1% of musicians I like to work with. Always willing to adapt, stretch, and be part of a team. After 15 years in the music business, I can still count those people on one hand." - Fran Snyder, independent recording artist, North American Collegiate Association (NACA) touring artist, founder of


4/​27 Fri. - CW's, Lake Worth FL 9 pm-midnight w/​The Cravens

5/​4 Fri. - Johnny Q's, Lake Worth FL 9 pm-1 am w/​The Cravens

5/​5 Sat. - Rudy's, Lake Worth FL 8 pm-midnight w/​The Cravens

5/​12 Sat. - Treasure Coast Harley, Stuart FL noon-4 pm w/​The Cravens

5/​16 Wed. - Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton FL 8-10 pm w/​Big Brass Bed

5/​18 Fri. - Hullabaloo, West Palm Beach FL 11 pm-midnight w/​The Cravens

5/​19 Sat. - Swampgrass Willy's, Palm Beach Gardens FL 9:30-10:30 pm w/​Monty Warren & the Friggin' Whatevers

5/​27 Sun. - Hooligan's, Lake Park FL 4-7 pm w/​Monty Warren & the Friggin' Whatevers

5/​30 Wed. - Island Jack's, West Palm Beach FL 7-11 pm w/​The Cravens

Selected Works

Famed guitarist G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters) performed with a South Florida all-star band at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton on Feb. 18 to benefit FarePlay, West Palm Beach resident Will Buckley's non-profit that seeks better pay for the online works of musicians, visual artists, writers and photographers in the Internet piracy era.
James Noble may be best-known in South Florida as the former proprietor of the Orange Door, the 2005-2012 live music venue in Lake Park, FL that featured stellar "3 Guitar" showcases. But through his fledgling Noble Brewing Company, and its popular Noble Blue Ale, he may now be better-known for beer than bands.
From the expected suspects (the Marsalis brothers, trumpeter Chris Botti) to rising stars (Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste) and female instrumentalists (Jane Bunnett, Anat Cohen), the 2017-2018 season in South Florida jazz is as a strong as usual and higher in unpredictability.