Bill Meredith

Utah 2007


Yes story - Oct. 5 issue of Florida Weekly
Two bands with the same name can be confusing, but Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman seeks to erase any doubt regarding legitimacy with Anderson, the band's original singer (as opposed to the other Yes, with only longtime members in guitarist/vocalist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White). Rabin refers to his lineup, rounded out by bassist/vocalist Lee Pomeroy and drummer/vocalist Lou Molino III, as "the final reunion."

Pop season previews 2017-2018 story - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
The 2017-2018 South Florida pop music season features young but established stars in hip-hop (Jay-Z), indie rock (Weezer), and video pop (Katy Perry) as well as the usual parade of 70-somethings in Ringo Starr, Art Garfunkel, and The Zombies -- who will impressively celebrate an amazing 60th anniversary as they visit the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 9.

Jazz season previews 2017-2018 story - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Jazz is always a strong genre in South Florida, and the 2017-2018 season is no exception, with rising vocal stars like Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste and Cyrille Aimee; 14-year-old piano sensation Joey Alexander, and the bizarre blend of jazz, classical and world music that is 15-piece orchestra Pink Martini.

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With another lineup of Yes led by longtime members Steve Howe (guitar/vocals) and Alan White (drums), the one helmed by original vocalist Jon Anderson and longtime members Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar/vocals) now seeks supremacy with newer members Lee Pomeroy (bass/vocals) and Lou Molino III (drums/vocals).
Without as many classic rock stars as usual, and with newer, younger acts like Kings of Leon, Bruno Mars, and The Killers, the 2017-2018 season in South Florida pop music feels like a long-expected changing of the guard.
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.