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Joy of Jazz - Jim Wellen Quintet

Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Ave, Venice, FL

Joy of Jazz with the Jim Wellen Quintet features Billy Marcus, keys; Dick Hamilton, trombone; John Lamb, bass; Al Hixon, drums and Jim Wellen on tenor sax. Concert will feature some classic jazz standards and music from the American songbook.

This is a FREE concert - co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundatrion

A Salute to Jazz History - Dick Hyman & the Jim Cullum Band. CONCERT BEGINS AT 7:30 PM

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Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota

Dick Hyman with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, featuring John Sheridan, Allan Vache, Phil Flanagan, Mike Pittsley, Kevin Hess and Jim Cullum. This ensemble is renowned worldwide for playing the classic jazz associated with King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Bix Beiderbecke --among others--plus music by great American composers such as Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin and was featured nationally on the weekly public radio series, Riverwalk Jazz.


Jazz Festival Event - Alfred Green - talk and book signing

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Selby Library Gelbard Auditorium, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL

Alfred Green discusses his book "Rhythm is My Beat" - about his father Freddie Green, guitarist with the Count Basie Band. A Free Event of the 37th Sarasota Jazz Festival; book signing and discussion. Informative and entertaining talk about the legendary guitarist and his nearly 50 years with the Basie Band. Free and open to the public.

Trolley Pub Crawl - Jazz Festival

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Park at North End Van Wezel Parking Lot

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TUES-FRI 9-5 FOR TICKETS 8 Venues with Live Jazz. Scheduled to perform - Eddie Tobin with Linda Baker, David Pruyn Quartet, Greg Nielsen Quartet, Synia Carroll & Billy Marcus Trio, Robbie Rose Trio, Al Hixon Sextet, Skip Conkling & Dixie Mix, Matt Bokulic Trio and Bill Buchman "The Art of Jazz". Hop on and off the trolley to enjoy jazz all night.

Must have wristband to enter clubs or a $5 cover charge will be added.

Concert - Musical Biography of the legendary Dick Hyman

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Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota

Featuring Dick Hyman and seven world renowned musicians; Bill Charlap, one of the world’s premier jazz pianists and Grammy Award recipient. West Coast singer Clairdee, with her lustrous voice, soulful delivery, and scene-stealing charisma,”This woman can do it all,” LA Daily News. Houston Person, a jazz tenor saxophonist known for his distinctive sassy sound. Randy Sandke, “One of the best trumpet players around” according to the Chicago Tribune. Russell Malone, an American jazz guitarist who has worked with Jimmy Smith, Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall. Mark Feinman, a sensational drummer who has toured Italy and France and major European Festivals. John Lamb, a virtuoso bassist who performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for over ten years. Evening will include excerpts from recordings, broadcasts and Woody Allen films.

Festival Kickoff - Jazz in the Park

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

Kickoff event for the 37th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. 3 bands - State College of Florida Jazz Ensemble, Pine View Jazz Ensemble and the Greg Nielsen Band. Free admission - Free parking No coolers please. Food trucks will be on site

Jazz at Two - Skip Conkling and Dixie Mix

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Come hear some of your favorites Dixieland tunes and that New Orleans Jazz sound from Skip Conkling and his Dixie Mix septet. The group features Marv Luckett, Mike Evans, Keith Carman, Tony Swain, Joe Bruno, John DeWitt, vocalist Nancy Pastore and Skip on the drums.

Joy of Jazz - Bill Buchman & the Art of Jazz

Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Ave, Venice, FL

This free outdoor concert at the Gazebo in Venice with pianist Bill Buchman and the Art of Jazz featuring vocalist Nancy Pastore; Rob Fors, bass; Lenny Balistreri, drums and Benietsito Campoverde, congas. Co-sponsored by the Gulfcoast Community Foundation.

Jazz All Stars at Temple Beth Israel

Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida

The Jazz Club of Sarasota and Temple Beth Israel have teamed to present a quintet of nationally recognized musicians for an afternoon of jazz in a social setting that includes snacks and a cash bar. The Jazz All-Stars in the quintet are Nate Najar, guitar; Eddie Metz Jr., drums; Don Mopsick, bass; Joe Delaney, piano; and Bob Bowlby, saxophone. Tickets: $25 - will be available at the door

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Jazz at Two - Mary Rademacher Reed

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Vocalist Mary Rademacher Reed returns to Jazz @ Two with club favorite Eddie Tobin. Former Michigan Jazz Society "Musician of the Year" has performed in major jazz festivals and in clubs and stage shows throughout the USA. Also Rodney Rojas , reeds, Patrick Bettison, bass and Johnny Moore, drums

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!!!Joy of Jazz - Marc Mannino and Friends

Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Ave, Venice, FL

Guitarist Marc Mannino Quintet also features George Mancini, trombone, John Miller, bass, Bob Lunergan, drums and vocalist Shari Morningstar. Event co-sponsored by Jazz Club and the Gulfcoast Community Foundation

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