Jazz Club of Sarasota All That Jazz: Upcoming jazz concerts and events, Wed, May 27, 2015

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A weekly live jazz update for Jazz Club of Sarasota members & visitors.



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The musicians and venues listed below are provided as a service to Jazz Club members and supporters.  Please verify scheduled performances directly with the establishments. 
We rely on submissions for accuracy.

Thursday, May 28

“Martin and Hamilton”  Music for listening and dancing: 1-3 p.m. 
Jim Martin (trumpet and flugelhorn), Dick Hamilton (piano, flute, trombone and alto horn),  John DeWitt (bass), and Johnny Moore (drums).  Special guest this week is Jim Wellen on tenor sax. 

Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. ph: 955-2122. 

The Good Time Groove: 2-4 p.m. A rather large big band, is now “in residence” every Thursday afternoon at Southgate Community Center. 3145 Southgate Cir.,Sarasota.(between BeeRidge and Webber on Tuttle) Call 941-955-4597.


The Deborah Opie Quartet: 6-9 p.m. Billy Marcus, piano; Don Mopsick, bass; Stephen Bucholz, drums. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. Reservations 941-484-1889.


Michael Royal at the Starlight Room: 6-9 p.m. 

941-702-5613. 10th St. and Coconut, Sarasota.


Patricia Dean Trio: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring Patricia on drums, Jeff Phillips on piano and Dave Trefethen on bass. J.D.’s Bistro and Grill, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Reservations: 941-255-0994.


The Venturas: 7-11 p.m. Mattison City Grill. 1 North Lemon Ave Sarasota.


Debbie Keeton: 7:30-11 p.m. Haye Loft at Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key; 941-383-3633

Friday, May 29
Al Pierce’s Dance   Combo – 1-3 p.m. Venice Friendship Center. 2350 Scenic Drive Venice, FL. 941.493.3065.

Herman Anderson, blues guitar and vocal performer: 4-7 p.m. H2O Bistro, Hotel Indigo, 1223 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota; 941-487-3815. 


Solo Piano with Frank Weder: 5-8- p.m. Every Friday and Saturday. Sandpiper Grille,1702 South Pebble Beach Blvd.Sun City Center. 813-634-7900.


Debbie Keeton: 6 p.m. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota;  941-921-3400. 


Tommy Goodman Trio: 7-9 p.m. Every Friday. Tommy on keys, Bill Carmichael on reeds and John DeWitt on bass. Burns Court Cafe, 401 S. Pineapple Ave. 941-312-6633.  


Michael Royal Solo Piano: 7:30-11 p.m. Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, FL, 941-383-3633 

Saturday,May 30

Solo Piano with Frank Weder: 5-8- p.m. Every Friday and Saturday. Sandpiper Grille,1702 South Pebble Beach Blvd.Sun City Center. 813-634-7900 


Debbie Keeton: 6 p.m. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota; 941-921-3400. 


Swingtide Combo: 6:45 p.m. Mango Bistro, 301 W. Dearborn St. Englewood. 941-681-3500. 


Bill Buchman’s Art of Jazz Trio: Every Saturday evening, 7-9 PM, Burns Court Cafe, 401 S. Pineapple Ave. Tel. 941 312 6633. Come enjoy the good music, food and atmosphere withBill on piano, Michael Ross on bass and Chuck Parr on drums.

Kitt Moran Trio: 7 p.m. The Orange House. 320 Sullivan St. Punta Gorda. 941-505-8233


Mike Markaverich Piano & Vocals: 7:30-11 p.m. Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, FL, 941-383-3633. 

Sunday, May 31             

Shelly Torman Jazz Brunch: 11-2.: Vocals and flute. Ophelia’s On The Bay. 9105 Midnight Pass Rd.,Siesta Key. 941-349-2212.


Eddie Tobin: 2-5 p.m. American Legion. 2000 5th st. W. Bradenton. 941-94-3489.  


Joe Thayer: 6:00 p.m., Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota; 941-921-3400. 

The All That Jazz Quartet: 6:00-9:00 p.m. James Williams on piano, Bob Miner on saxophone, Joe Bruno on bass and Dominik Teyke on drums.  Cassariano Italian Eatery, 313 West Venice Avenue, Venice. 941-485-0507  


Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet: 7-10 p.m. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota. 941-330-0440.  


Mike Markaverich Piano & vocals: 7:30-11 p.m. Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, FL, 941-383-3633 


Open Mic Night with Les DaCosta: 8-11:30 p.m. The Celtic Ray, 45 Nesbit St, Punta Gorda, FL; 941-916-9115. 

Monday, June 1Kitt Moran: 5:30-8:30 p.m  Allegro Bistro every Monday

1740 East Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 941-484-1889


Art Hecker All-Stars: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bill Carmichael, sax, flute and clarinet; Dick Hamilton, piano; John DeWitt, bass; and Art Hecker, drums.  Mamma Onesti’s, at the corner of Tamiami Trail and Bayshore Gardens Parkway, Bradenton.  941-756-8100


Joe Thayer: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota; 941-921-3400.

Tuesday, June 2Skip’s Dixie Mix: 1-3 p.m.  Cabaret-style and dancing. Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. 941-955-2122.  


Dane Hassan Quartet: 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Tommy Goodman on keyboard, Jack Fanning on vibes, Dominic Mancini on bass, Dane Hassan on drums. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Avenue, Venice.  Reservations 941-484-1889.


Michael Royal: 6-9 p.m. Solo Piano. Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota. 941-702-5613


Joe Thayer: 6-9 p.m. Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota; 941-921-3400. 


Resesito Avich: 7-9 p.m. Latin Jazz every Tuesday. Burns Court Cafe, 401 S. Pineapple Ave.. 941-312-6633.


Jennifer Leigh and the New Digs – 7:30 p.m. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota; 941-330-0440. 

Wednesday, June 3 Lady K’s Jazz Cookbook: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Every Wednesdy Night with Jazz and R&B stylist/Indie artist Katt Hefner. The Starlite Room

1001 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota.

$5 Cover: 941-702-5613.


Kitt Moran with Mike on piano and Dominic Mancini on bass. 6:30 p.m. J.D.’s Bistro and Grill, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte; 941-255-0994. Reservations recommended.  


Michael Ross Duo: 7:30-9:30 Every Wednesday. 

Burns Court Cafe, 401 S. Pineapple Ave. 941-312-6633.

Michael Royal Solo Piano: 7:30-11 p.m. Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, FL, 941-383-3633


The Office Jazz & Blues Open Mic Nite: 8p.m. Hosted by “SAXMAN” Leslie D! The Office Bar & Lounge, 318 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL. 941 505-1880.

I want to invite you to listen to my new Internet radio show, “Chopin, Tchaikovsky … and All That Jazz!” –




It’s a fascinating  look at how classical masterworks have been used in the jazz and pop world. On each show, the original work is played, followed by a pop song or jazz arrangement of the same piece, so the listener can compare them side-by-side. I’m sure you’ll find it informative and entertaining!



 Happy listening,

                                                                                                                                                             Gary Lawrence,

Sunday Brunch @ the SANDBAR

May 31st

 10:30 – 1:30


Matt Bokulic, Bruce Wallace, Dave Morgan & Rodney Rojas. 

Visit the sunny sands of Anna Maria Island, 100 Spring Ave.

  The 11th annual Jazz Festival at Sea

The Jazz Cruise is the Major sponsor for the Annual Jazz Club of Sarasota Jazz Festival!

Contact Golden Anchor Travel at 941-922-4070 to reserve your cabin today!

About the Jazz Club of Sarasota 


The Jazz Club of Sarasota features more than 50 concerts, events and lectures per year.  


Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the former publicist for Benny Goodman, the organization presents the Sarasota Jazz Festival, one of the major jazz festivals in the United States. 


Jazz Club of Sarasota 

330 S. Pineapple Avenue 

Suite 111

Sarasota, FL 34236

Call 941-366-1552 Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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Jazz All Night Every Night: 9 p.m. 

WUSF, 89.7 has a decades-long tradition of bringing you the best in jazz all night, every night. Our knowledgeable and personable hosts — Bob Seymour, Mike Cornette, Whitney James, Mark Feinman, and Richard Jimenez — present the jazz classics along with the best new releases every hour, all night long. We hope you’ll check out the playlist on the WUSF website, and appreciate your joining us as often as you can for America’s music – jazz – in the late night and early morning hours.


Saturday Night Jazz with Bob Seymour:
9 p.m.


Host Bob Seymour brings you great jazz music that you will not find anywhere else on the radio dial. You are invited to take a journey into jazz!  Check the WUSF website to see what’s on this week.


Saturday: Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride: 8 p.m. 

Jazz Night in America is the next generation of jazz programming from NPR Music, WBGO, Jazz at Lincoln Center and clubs across America. This multi-platform show is hosted by Christian McBride, a multiple Grammy award-winning musician. The program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues – and each other – through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today’s great artists and venues.


Sunday Piano Jazz with Marian McOartland: 8 p.m.

For more than 30 years, Marian McPartland brought us illuminating visits with artists from the jazz world and beyond. These hours of music and conversation form a rich broadcast legacy only Marian could have created. It’s an invaluable archive we sample from every Saturday evening on WUSF, your NPR station.



 Big Bands/Standards and Jazz

WSLR 96.5 




Afro-Cuban Jazz Edition:  

Alt Tuesdays 10a-12p

World Music with a Cuban twist; that’s what Frankie Pineiro is all about. Radio with a musician’s point of view. Bringing you the forbidden music of Cuba and the world 

Bebop and Beyond:  Sat 3-5pm

Bop and Beyond concentrates on music in the Jazz idiom, from the mid-1940’s to the present.  Each program features the original works of Bop masters such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, as well as recordings by the next generation of great musicians such as Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane.  Every week newer recordings by recently-emerging artists such as Miguel Zenon, Joshua Redman, and Rudresh Mahanthappa are presented.


Daddee-o’s Collectors Corner:  Sun 1-3pm

Daddee-o plays traditional and old time jazz of the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.


Adventures in Jazzland:

Thursday 7-9pm

With Mike Finly.  This show is for lovers of all styles of jazz.  From big band to solo piano, classic jazz to avant garde, and all styles in between.


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