Jazz Club of Sarasota introduces Oktoberfest Pub Crawl on October 7

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Jazz Club of Sarasota introduces Oktoberfest Pub Crawl on October 7

SARASOTA, FL: The Jazz Club of Sarasota is making final preparations for its first-ever Oktoberfest Pub Crawl, modeled after its Jazz Caravan by Trolley, a popular feature of the annual Sarasota Jazz Festival since 1998. The new event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, at eight venues in downtown Sarasota. Jazz fans can hop on and off a jazz trolley for short jaunts to these locations, with a different jazz group playing in each one:

  • Old School Bar & Grill, 1991 Main Street: Bruce Wallace & Skip’s Dixie Mix
  • Sarasota Wine Bar and Bistro, 1528 Main Street: David Pruyn Jazz Quartet
  • The Gator Club, 1490 Main Street: Bill Buchman and His Swingin’ Group
  • Z’s on Main Restaurant & Bar, 1454 Main Street: Tom Carabasi Samba Jazz Quartet
  • Salute! Ristorante, 23 N. Lemon Avenue: Al Hixon & “That Jazz Band”
  • Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth Street: Bob Minor with Joe Bruno Jr. & Synia Carroll
  • Mandeville Beer Garden, 428 N. Lemon Avenue: James Williams & “All That Jazz” with Joe Bruno Sr.
  • Starlite Room, 1001 Coconut Avenue: Katt Hefner & Lady K’s Jazz

The Oktoberfest Jazz Trolleys will make loops among the venues from 6 to 10 p.m. starting at Old School Bar & Grill. Afterwards, jazz lovers can return to Old School for a free jazz jam from 10:30 to midnight.


Admission is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at http://jazzclubsarasota.org/events–2 and by phone at 941-366-1552. On the day of the event, tickets will be available after 5 p.m. at “Will Call” at Old School Bar & Grill. For further information, visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org or phone 941.366.1552.


The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is one of the most active jazz clubs in the United States. 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 3-12, 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.


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