330 South Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
35th ANNUAL SARASOTA
MARCH 1 - MARCH 7, 2015
Sunday, March 1
Festival Kickoff - Jazz in the Park - 1-4 p.m.
Free admission and parking!
Headlining will be a jazz quartet featuring renowned jazz violinist Doug Cameron & concerts by top area HS JAZZ BANDS. Phillippi Estate Park Sarasota.
Monday, March 2 5:30 p.m.
Pianist Don Bryn The Great American Songbook What is it? How did it form? What makes a song part of it? Who decides what's in it? Come to a fun and informative session with Don Bryn as he plays and shares about some of these classic songs and how the whole idea of the Great American Songbook came to be. Don teaches Music Theory and Music Appreciation at State College of Florida, plays classical and jazz piano, and loves to talk about music.
$10 At the Door ART CENTER SARASOTA - 707 N. Tamiami Tr 941-365-2032
Tuesday, March 3 -
The Sarasota Jazz Project Big Band with bassist John Lamb and vocalist June Garber
Jazz Club Members: $25 Non-Members: $35
Wednesday, March 4 -
Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl
Hop on and off the trolley and enjoy a fun night of jazz at eight venues around town.
Call the Jazz Club of Sarasota at 941-366-1552 for Tickets.
Thursday, March 5 -
Freddy Cole - "Jazz Meets the Blues"
The Freddy Cole Quartet with Freddy Cole-piano-vocals, Herman Burney - bass, Randy Napoleon, guitar and Henry Conerway, drums.
Special Meet & Greet VIP Tickets: $50
Members: $30 - Non-Members: $40
Friday, March 6
A Tribute to Brubeck - Karla Harris sings the Dave & Iola Brubeck Songbook with the Ted Howe Trio
Members: $35 Non-Members: 45
Saturday, March 7
The legendary Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski with vocalist Kitt Moran.
VIP Seating: $50 (1st 4 rows)
Members: 35 Non-Members:$45
Satchmo Award Winner: Lillette Jenkins-Wisner
Evening Concerts on 3/3, 3/5, 3/6 & 3/7 will begin at 7:30 pm at The Riverview HS Performing Arts Center. (off Proctor Road) 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. '
To order tickets for the evening concerts (other than the Members Only Package) visit : www.brownpapertickets.com or call: (800)838-3006.
The Jazz Cruise is the major sponsor for this years festival and in part by a TDC Grant .
Wednesday March 4th
Park your car at the Municipal Auditorium (801 N. Tamiami Trail) and hop on the trolley
Trolley's leave beginning at 6:15.
Music from 6:30-10 p.m. and trolleys run until 10:30 to get you back to your car.
Starlite Room(formerly Broadway Bar) – 2 BANDS
Melanie Massell & “Company” A Jazz Club favorite - sings with “passion & emotion”. Always a crowd pleaser, Melanie will be accompanied by some of the area’s finest musicians and David Pruyn Jazz Quintet - Enjoy some swingin’ jazz standard and songs from the GAS with the versatile David Pruyn (drums, trumpet and vocals) and his quintet.
Marina Jack James Williams - “All That Jazz” James Williams on piano; Bob Miner, sax, Dominik Teyke, drums and Joe Bruno, Jr., bass
Senior Friendship Center - Betty Comora and Friends. Betty will have you up on your feet with her swinging group.
The Gator Club - Skip Conkling’s Dixie Mix - Enjoy that great New Orleans jazz sound with Skip and his seasoned pros doing some of your favorites. They may just have you tapping your feet and maybe even parading down on Main St.
Salute’ -Al Hixon & “That Jazz Band” A Sarasota fixture. Al’s Monday night jazz jam is at 25 years and counting. Joining Al (drums) will be some of the areas top rhythm and horn players.
Z’s on Main St - Tom Carabasi Latin Jazz - Latin Jazz featuring drummer Tom Carabasi and his quartet.
Darwin’s on 4th - Alki Steriopoulos Jazz pianist “Alki” Steriopoulos will feature the songbooks of Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, and Hoagy Carmichael and others.
The Blue Rooster on 4th - Blues Music