Jazz Club of Sarasota announces five concerts in January:
Jazz at Two concerts on Jan. 6, 13 and 27; evening concert on Jan. 20; Venice concert on Jan. 22
SARASOTA, FL: The Jazz Club of Sarasota has a full slate of concerts for January with one scheduled for every Friday of the month and another on Sunday, January 22.
Jazz at Two: The Club continues this popular Friday afternoon series on January 6, 13 and 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota. Tickets for are sold at the door at $10 for Jazz Club members and $15 for guests. One dollar of every ticket sale is allocated to the Club’s Scholarship Fund. Information is available from www.jazzclubsarasota.org, [email protected] and the Jazz Club office (941-366-1552, Wed.-Fri., 9-5).
On Friday evening, January 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Jazz Club presents the Eddie Metz Jr. Trio with special guest Harry Allen at Riverview Performing Arts Center, and on Sunday afternoon, January 22, the Marc Mannino Quintet performs from 2-4 p.m. in a free concert at Centennial Park Gazebo in Venice.
- Friday, January 6, Jazz at Two. The Ed Rolnick Quartet plays music from the Great American Songbook, bossa novas, ballads and jazz standards. Rolnick handles sax and vocals for the combo, with Matt Bokulic on keyboard, Peter Innocente on bass and Johnny Moore on drums.
- Friday, January 13, Jazz at Two. Kitt Moran is the vocalist for the Kitt Moran Quartet, accompanied by her husband, pianist Mike Moran; bassist Dominic Mancini; and drummer Dane Hassan. Kitt has performed in many NYC and New Jersey clubs and Atlantic City casinos, including eight years at Merv Griffin’s Resorts International.
- Friday, January 20, Evening Concert, 7:30 p.m. The Eddie Metz Jr. Trio with special guest Harry Allen. American drummer Eddie Metz Jr. heads his trio of internationally acclaimed musicians, which includes Australian bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott and Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello. Special guest artist Harry Allen contributes his highly regarded talents on saxophone. Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Students are admitted free to this concert. Admission for members is $30; for guests, $35. Tickets: 800.838.3006 or BrownPaperTickets.com.
- Sunday, January 22, Joy of Jazz Concert, 2-4 p.m. FREE! The Marc Mannino Jazz Quintet will play music from the Great American Songbook, jazz instrumentals and popular music with a jazz feel. Mannino leads the group on guitar with George Mancini on trombone, John Miller on bass and Bob Lunergan on drums. Shari Morningstar is vocalist for the group. Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Avenue, Venice.
- Friday, January 27, Jazz at Two. Mary Rademacher Reed with pianist Eddie Tobin and his friends. Vocalist Mary Rademacher Reed has performed for presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. She was named the West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year in 2006. She is known for bringing humor, dance and charm to her performances.
The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving, promoting, presenting and educating people about jazz, America’s original musical art form. The Club has provided over 50 jazz-related events annually for more than 35 years including the highly respected annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. In addition to producing jazz events, over the years the Club has granted approximately $200,000 to aspiring young jazz musicians. To learn more, visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, email [email protected], or phone 941.366.1552, (Wed.-Fri., 9-5).