Jazz Club of Sarasota continues 36th Jazz Festival with Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl on Wednesday, March 9; Trolleys conduct loops from Van Wezel parking lot through downtown Sarasota from 6:00-10:30 p.m.
WHAT JAZZ TROLLEY & PUB CRAWL
WHEN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 6:00-10:30 p.m.
WHERE TROLLEY MAKES LOOPS FROM VAN WEZEL PARKING LOT (777 NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL) TO 8 CLUBS IN DOWNTOWN SARASOTA
WHO JAZZ MUSICIANS PERFORM IN 8 LOCATIONS: Blue Rooster— Synia Carroll • Gator Club—Skip Conkling • Salute’s—Al Hixon • Mandeville Beer Garden—Matt Bokulic • Sarasota Wine
Bar & Bistro—Brenda Watty • Servando’s—David Pruyn • The Starlite Room—Bill Buchman • Z’s on Main–Steve Roiland
NOTES Jazz lovers hop on and off the popular jazz trolley to sample the lively music at 8 downtown Sarasota venues.
Tickets: Advance $15 from Jazz Club (941-366-1552); $20 at event, Van Wezel parking lot, beginning a 5:15 p.m..
HERE’S THE REST OF THE FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 10: Evening concert. Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski reprise “Jazz Samba,” the classic recorded by Charlie Bird and Stan Getz; with Chuck Bergeron John Yarling. 7:30 p.m., Riverview PAC.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11: Evening concert. Wycliffe Gordon headlines a concert with the Billy Marcus Trio, including Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. Gordon will receive the Satchmo Award, the Jazz Club’s highest honor. Bob Seymour, Jazz Director at WUSF Public Broadcasting and an honorary member of the Jazz Club’s board of directors, will make the presentation. 7:30 p.m., Riverview PAC.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12: Evening concert. The Jazz All-Stars take the stage—Dick Hyman, Howard Alden, John Lamb, Russell Malone, Mark Feinman and a Special Surprise Guest. 7:30 p.m., Riverview PAC.
Tickets, pricing, information: jazzclubsarasota.org, [email protected] and 941.366.1552.
The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting jazz, America’s original musical art form. The Club has provided over 50 jazz-related events annually for more than 35 years. Chief among them is the highly respected Sarasota Jazz Festival, with the 36th Festival set for March 6-12, 2016. In addition to producing numerous jazz events, over the years the Club has granted approximately $200,000 to aspiring young jazz musicians. To learn more, visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org.
The Jazz Cruise is the major sponsor for the 36th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. The festival is also sponsored in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues and Arbors Records. The Harold and Evelyn R. Davis Memorial Foundation sponsors the Satchmo Award.