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330 South Pineapple Ave
Suite 111
Sarasota, FL  34236
Office: 941-366-1552
Office Hours:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Winter/Spring Jazz Sounds

Free Jazz Concerts in Venice for the 6th Year!

The Jazz Club of Sarasota is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for the sixth consecutive year to provide free outdoor jazz concerts in Venice starting in January 2014. With several jazz bands providing the music, hundreds of area music lovers will be able to again enjoy an afternoon of family enjoyment at the Centennial Park in Venice.  Gulf Coast and the Jazz Club of Sarasota will present the Joy of Jazz series on week-ends in January, February and March.  Dates will be announced later this year.  

 About Gulf Coast:  Together with its donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital.  Since then, it has welcomed more than 500 charitable funds established by generous donors and invested more than $148 million in the community through grants in the areas of health and human services, education, civic and economic development, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.






Young trumpet ace and composer Kevin Celebi grew up in Detroit, where he learned to play trumpet from the legendary Marcus Belgrave. Celebi was a member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts International Jazz Ensemble, touring Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark. He was a regular performer at the Jazz Kitchen and Chatterbox Jazz Club in Indianapolis and has also played with Kenny Drew, Jr., James Carter, Rodney Whitaker, Marcus Belgrave and Delfeayo Marsalis. Celebi has also performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Detroit, the Detroit Smooth Jazz Festival, the Indianapolis Jazz Festival and the Sarasota Jazz Festival. For his Jazz at Two performance, Celebi will be joined by Kenny Drew, Jr. on piano, Rich MacDonald on drums and Bruce Wallace on bass. The ensemble will be playing selections from Celebi's new CD, "Purge Corruption," which he describes as post-bop/modern jazz in the style of players like Nicholas Payton, John Coltrane, and Joe Henderson, with elements of modal/straight-ahead jazz, R&B, and funk.  

Jazz on the Water!! 
Sunday May 4, 2014   
3-5 p.m.  


Michael Royal on keys, Johnny Moore, drums, Michael Ross, bass. 

Departs from the Sarasota Bayfront, Highway 41 in the Marina Jack Plaza.  BOARDING AT 2:30 p.m.

No coolers - drinks & light snacks available for purchase.Limited Seating! 

Tickets & information - (941)366-1552. 

Wed-Fri.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Jazz Club members $30. Guests $35.






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