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Jazz in the Park - 3 bands

Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

This is a FREE outdoor event at Phillippi Park. Begins at 12 noon with three bands: Thomas Carabasi Samba Jazz Quartet, Westcoast Gospel Choir, North Port H.S. Jazz Band. Bring blanket or chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Jazz at Two - Tom Ellison Quartet

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Tom Ellison, reeds & vocals, has performed with such greats as Tony Bennett, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Woody Herman, Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops, Temptations, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra & locally with the Sarasota Jazz Project, Venice Symphony, Naples Symphony and area stage productions and concerts at the Asolo, the Van Wezel and Venice Theatre. Quartet features Judi Glover, Rick Costa and Joe Porter

Adrian Cunningham Evening Concert

Shriner's Hall, 600 N. Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL

NOTICE: EVENT CHANGE. CONCERT ONLY BEGINS AT 7:30 P.M. Australian born multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Adrian Cunningham. An international performer, Adrian lives in NYC, where he performs in the top jazz clubs. Adrian will be accompanied by Nate Najar on guitar, John Lamb on bass, and Greg Caputo on drums. Join us for Great Music and Dancing. Cash Bar. $35 per person. Order tickets now or call the Jazz Club 941-366-1552, Wed.-Fri. TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

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Jazz at Two - Al Hixon's "Underheard Herd"

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

A Club favorite, Al Hixon is a regular on the Jazz Trolley and his Monday “jam” still going strong after 27 years. Al’s “Underheard Herd” introduces newcomers to Sarasota & our “Jazz at Two” audience. Joining him are Dick Reynolds, Billy Pillucere, vocalists Virgil Scott, Martha Timke and Judi Figel

The Jazz Cruise

Ft Lauderdale, FL

The Jazz Cruise* "All Our Jazz & A Taste Of New Orleans" February 3-10 2018

Special Dining, Shows & Tours In New Orleans; Exclusive to JCS Members Luxury Bus Transportation to and From Sarasota Area. Special JCS Onboard Event

Be Sure To Say You Are A Jazz Club Of Sarasota Member When Reserving Your Stateroom www.thejazzcruise.com or call 800-852-9987

Jazz at Two - Mary Rademacher Reed

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

A favorite at last season’s Jazz at Two, Mary was Michigan Jazz Society 2006 Musician of the Year. She is a true entertainer in every sense,weaving humor, dance and charm to create a warm rapport her audience. She is joined by Sarasota favorite, Eddie Tobin, also Mark Neuenschwander and Rodney Rojas. Mary Rademacher is a versatile singer who swings and scats as well as she expresses a tender ballad or grooves to a bossa nova.

Jazz at Two - La Lucha Trio

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

La Lucha has been voted the "best of the bay - jazz ensemble" four consecutive years. Their repertoire consists of jazz standards, latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. They have performed at festivals in Italy and France and at the Suncoast Jazz Festival, Clearwater. La Lucha was awarded a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation to create a multi-media project raising awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Mark Feinman, Alejandro Arenas and John O'Leary

Joy of Jazz - Bill Buchman "Art of Jazz"

Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Ave, Venice, FL

Joy of Jazz at the Venice Gazebo is a FREE concert and is co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Bill Buchman, jazz and blues performer and an award winning artist, studied piano at the NE Conservatory of Music, receiving his Bachelor and Master of Music. Bill's "Art of Jazz group features top players doing inspiring contemporary jazz, latin, boogie woogie, blues, New Orleans swing and more." Sextet features Dave DeWitt, Peter Barenbregge, Lenny Balistreri, Rob Fors and Benetsito Campoverde on the congas.

Jazz at Two - Kitt Moran Quartet

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Kitt and Mike Moran performed in the top jazz clubs in NYC and New Jersey including many Atlantic City casinos. Kitt was a regular at Merv Griffin’s Resorts Hotel for eight years. They perform regularly in Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte. The quartet also features Dominic Mancini, bass & Dane Hassan, drums. Kitt is also a playwright and an award winning artist.

Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Dick Hyman

Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. The Jazz Club of Sarasota's First Evening Concert for 2018, with piano great Bill Charlap. Joining Bill will be critically acclaimed artists, Kenny Washington, drums and Peter Washington, bass. Also, ther will be a special appearance by Dick Hyman at the concert. Tickets: $35 (members) $40 (non-mbrs) www.brownpapertickets.com

Jazz at Two - Skip Conkling & Dixie Mix

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Skip's Dixie Mix plays some of your Dixieland favorites with that New Orleans swing. Also some jazz standards and music from the American Songbook. Vocalist Nancy Pastore joins Skip Conkling, Mike Evans, Marv Luckett, John DeWitt, Keith Carman, Joe Bruno Sr and Harley Sommerfeld

Jazz at Two - JC Scholarship Recipients

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Blake Bennett, Donald DiStefano, Joshua Platt, Patrick Daut and John Medico, five of the 2017 Jazz Club Scholarship winners perform in concert and jazz jam format with a core trio featuring Isaac Mingus, Johnny Moore and Steve Martinucci. Come and support these fine young musicians; the future of Jazz. Donations to the Jazz Club Scholarship Fund help make the scholarships possible.

Jazz at Two - Synia Carroll with Billy Marcus Trio

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Synia draws her inspiration from the jazz legends of the 40s, 50s, 60s. Hints of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson can be heard whether singing a ballad or up tempo swing number. Joining Synia is the Billy Marcus Trio featuring Billy Marcus on piano, Don Mopsick, bass and Stephen Bucholtz, drums.

Jazz at Two - Sarasota Jazz Project Band

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Big band jazz at its best with one of the finest big bands in the Bay area. Led by co-founder George McLain, the band has some of the finest musicians in the area; professional musicians with long resumes and careers in performing with top-name bands and well known jazz musicians.

Jazz at Two - GREG ABATE with Michael Royal

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Greg Abate on sax and flute, is a composer and international recording artist. He has traveled the globe performing with top jazz artists. He played concerts and festivals throughout the USA, Canada, in the UK, in Europe and in Moscow and Georgia, Russia.

Michael Royal has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has collaborated with many artists, includin g Red Rodney, Mel Lewis, Clifford Jordan, John LaPorta, Larry Coryell, Ira Sullivan, Mark Murphy and many others.

Greta Matassa in Concert

Shriner's Hall, 600 N. Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL

Greta Matassa, one of the top jazz vocalists in the Seattle area has been named Northwest "vocalist of the year" seven times. She has performed at Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center and in New Orleans and has recently toured Russia, Singapore, Hawaii and Japan. Joining Greta are Clipper Anderson, bass; internationally renowned Jeff Rupert, tenor sax and Mark Feinman, drums.

December 1 - 7:30 pm Tickets: $35 - $40 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3099907

Jazz at Two - BILL BUCHMAN "Art of Jazz" Sextet

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Bill Buchman's "Art of Jazz" features top players doing inspiring contemporary jazz and latin, swing, boogie woogie, and blues, New Orleans and more." Bill studied piano at NE Conservatory of Music receiving his BM & MM. He has played with Jo Jones, Bobby Hackett, Red Callender, John LaPorta, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, among others. Bill has performed in the USA, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Also an abstract artist and teacher, he has been featured on WEDU's Gulf Coast Journal

Jazz at Two - DAVID PRUYN Quartet

Shriner's Hall, 600 N. Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL

New Orleans native, David Pruyn is a multi talented musician playing drums and trumpet, also sings. During a career spanning over 40 years, he has worked in musical theatre (including Broadway), studios, TV, film, with big bands, cruises, clubs and concert stage. He has worked with as long list of top jazz artists and performs with big bands and concert orchestras in venues, such as, Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Van Wezel backing artists like Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Jr, Manhattan Transfer, Michael Feinstein and Harry Connick, Jr, among others.

Jazz at Two - VALERIE GILLESPIE ENSEMBLE

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Valerie is an accomplished vocalist, influenced by Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae, and Diane Shuur. A multi talented musician, she also plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone sax, flute, piccolo and clarinet; all extremely well. Ms. Gillespie has played with national icons Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Ben Vereen, Joan Rivers, Ray Charles, Jon Faddis, Steve Allen, Anthony Newley, Natalie Cole & Michael Feinstein. She traveled with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra in the US and Japan. She also performs with the Florida Orchestra and with big band orchestras at Ruth Eckert Hall and the Van Wezel PAC. Valerie is also on the music faculty staff at the University of South Florida. Concert features Jody Marsh, piano; Steve Boisen, bass; Dave Rudolph, drums

Jazz on the Water Cruise - Matt Bokulic Quartet

LeBarge Tropical Cruises, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236

Tickets will be available at the boat. Cash or check preferred.

Join us for a delightful cruise on Sarasota Bay with LeBarge Tropical Cruises with live jazz. Cruise departs from the Sarasota Bayfront. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Matt Bokulic quartet with Steve Martinucci, g; Mike Van De Mark, b; & Greg Caputo, dr. Matt is one of the finest pianists in the Bay are and the Director of the Players School of Music in Clearwater. Tickets $35.00 call (941)366-1552.

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