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    November 2014:
    La Lucha with Jun Bustamante and special guest Benoit Glazer

    Pianist John O’Leary, bassist Alejandro Arenas and drummer Mark Feinman have toured and performed at jazz festivals around the world, including events in Italy and France. They performed with singer/songwriter Jun Bustamante, along with the host of the Timucua White House music series and former music director of Cirque Du Soleil, trumpeter Benoit Glazer. Plus, a reading by Jazz On Edge founder Joseph Hayes

  • June 2014:
    Jun Bustamante

    Jun Bustamante is a composer, producer, and singer/songwriter with a unique sound described as “Conscious Indie Folk”, with influences of jazz, dance, folk and world music. Jun uses her wide-ranging influences as a solo artist and as an integral part of the jazz ensemble La Lucha, and her experimental punk/electronica project Noctambulo. Jun has been recognized as Creative Loafing’s Best Singer/Songwriter/Scene Maker.

    also performing: Joseph Reed Hayes
    Playwright and workwrite Joseph Reed Hayes has performed at the Jazz Gallery, NYC; Digital Media Arts Center, Stardust and Chapters in Orlando; and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach. He is proud to be the producer and curator of Jazz On Edge.
  • June 2011:
    The Per Danielsson Trio

    The Per Danielsson Trio appeared with their latest CD, TIME WILL TELL, full of what the Swedish call k√§nsla—feeling, emotion, soul. 

    also performing:

    The House'cast stage welcomed journalist, broadcaster, associate professor at Columbia College Chicago and Kerouac House writer-in-residence David W. Berner. And in his first Jazz On Edge appearance as a performer, playwright and producer Joseph Reed Hayes released some never-before heard scenes from his work.
  • November 2010:
    House concert with The Cook Trio

    The first Jazz On Edge house/web concert was also the first house concert for Orlando-based Gypsy guitar band The Cook Trio. Two guitars and a standup bass are all that's needed to produce the haunting and beautiful sounds of The Cook Trio. Ian and Jason Cook and Kyle Jones demonstrate an artistry that calls back to Django Reinhardt and looks forward to nights in Paris and days in the hot Florida sun. The Trio is by turns explosive and serene, and you won't believe how fast Jason Cook's fingers can move.
    also performing: 
    From Jacksonville by way of Louisiana, author Belinda Hulin brought a tasty love story filled with Cajun passions and spicy treats. Belinda read from her just-published cookbook/memoir and treated our special guests to some recipes from its pages. Also reading was accomplished poet and journalist Sharon Hoffmann, bringing an ace researcher's mind to evocative poetry and warm, intensely detailed stories.

freelance writer

As a writer on assignment, I've traveled to Italy, Scotland, England, New Orleans, California and New York City, with a specialty on all things Orlando. Whether it's a story about Arts & Crafts houses in Florida or new styles in computers, a Mounted Police squad or alien abduction insurance, I've written it. Environmental issues, music, movie and theater reviews and in-depth conversations with legends in jazz. Interviews and personality profiles are my specialty.


My plays take place on buses and in bars, in hotel rooms and government offices, farmhouse kitchens and jazz stages. 49 productions and readings of my plays from coast to coast and in three countries since 2001; creator of House Theater Project and the year-long 13in13 series of shows. "Best local playwright: Joseph Hayes" - Orlando Sentinel

food writer

Florida Magazine Association Award winning food writer and Orlando restaurant critic. James Beard Foundation judge, knowledgable champion of world cuisine and avid advocate of undiscovered chefs. I can write about the front of the house of a restaurant as well as the kitchen with equal expertise. Founding member, goFLA/SunshinePlate Central Florida.

jazz producer

Producer of the Jazz On Edge series, spotlighting new and original jazz from Central Florida since 2008, showcasing the best that Central Florida has to offer in jazz to appreciative audiences, giving creative hometown and nationally-known musicians a place to perform their own music, without boundaries, in person and online. Chair of Alternative Programming, Timucua Arts Foundation.