Jazz Club of Sarasota continues 36th Jazz Festival with world-class musicians: Jazz Samba on Thursday, March 10; Concert & presentation of Satchmo Award on Friday, March 11

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Jazz Club of Sarasota continues 36th Jazz Festival with world-class musicians:

Jazz Samba on Thursday, March 10; Concert & presentation of Satchmo Award on Friday, March 11

 

WHAT             CONCERT: DIEGO FIGUEIREDO and KEN PEPLOWSKI reprise “JAZZ SAMBA,” the classic recorded by Charlie Bird and Stan Getz; with Chuck Bergeron & John Yarling.

 

WHEN             THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 7:30 p.m.

 

WHO               As he fuses Brazilian music and jazz, Diego Figueiredo demonstrates the superb technique, timing and imagination that have made him a fast-rising star among the world’s great jazz guitarists. He has performed in more than 50 countries and has released 20 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book. Figueiredo has twice been honored at the Montreux Jazz Festival as one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

 

Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist.”– Russell Davies (BBC2, August 2013).

 

WHERE            Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL  34231

         

WHAT             CONCERT: DownBeat Winner WYCLIFFE GORDON and the BILLY MARCUS TRIO; presentation of SATCHMO Award by BOB SEYMOUR

 

                        THE SATCHMO AWARD, named in honor of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, is the highest honor of the Jazz Club of Sarasota. The Club initiated the award in 1987 and has since presented it

to 30 outstanding individual musicians or groups for “Unique and Enduring Contribution to the Living History of Jazz … Our Original Art Form.” Previous Satchmo winners have included

Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Dick Hyman and John Lamb as well as music promoter George Wein, Jazz Club founder Hal Davis

(former publicist for Benny Goodman) and longtime Jazz Club president Jerry Roucher. The Satchmo award is sponsored by the Harold and Evelyn R. Davis Memorial Foundation in Hal’s

honor. Frank Eliscu, designer of the Heisman Trophy, designed the award plaque for the Satchmo.

 

WHEN             FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30 p.m.

 

WHO               Wycliffe Gordon is “a versatile trombonist who can sound like a New Orleans jazz veteran, a plunger-mute specialist from the 1930s, a gospel player, or a modern jazz improviser,” according to JazzTimes. He has been honored with the ASCAP Plus Award 2015 and DownBeat Magazine‘s Critics Choice Award for two separate instruments: “Best Trombone” for three consecutive years (2012 thru 2014) and “Rising Star Award” for tuba in 2014. In addition the Jazz Journalists Association granted him its award as Trombonist of the Year for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001 and also gave him its Critics’ Choice Award for Best Trombone in 2000.

 

Bob Seymour is Jazz Director at WUSF Public Broadcasting and an honorary member of the Jazz Club’s board of directors

 

 WHERE           Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL  34231


HERE’S THE REST OF THE FESTIVAL

 

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.

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