Jazz Club of Sarasota presents renowned drummer/vibraphonist Chuck Redd and La Lucha Trio
in a special evening concert on Saturday, April 8, at The Glenridge
SARASOTA, FL: The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents renowned drummer/vibraphonist Chuck Redd with the multi-award-winning La Lucha Trio in a special evening concert on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota.
Chuck Redd is a veteran of 25 European tours and six in Japan. He began touring at 21 as a member of the Charlie Byrd Trio, was a member of The Great Guitars (with Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis) and played with the Barney Kessel Trio. He was artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian Jazz Café from 2004-2008 and was a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for 15 years. Redd was also featured with the Milt Jackson Tribute Band and a who’s who of other acclaimed musicians including Ken Peplowski, the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli among others. He has made more than 80 recordings including “Happy All the Time,” a tribute to Barney Kessel. Other career highlights include his concert with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Africa, a White House recital with the Barney Kessel Trio, two Carnegie Hall concerts with the Mel Torme Quintet, and the Tonight Show. In 2008, Redd was a featured soloist in the finale concert at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz festival with the Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. In February 2013, he performed with the Dream Band, co-leading with Jeff Hamilton in a salute to vibes legend Terry Gibbs. Redd was also the 2014 honoree at the Roswell Jazz Festival. He frequently leads groups at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party and has been a featured musician at the Oregon Festival of American Music since 2007.
For this special concert Redd teams with the Tampa-based La Lucha Trio, which has performed in Spain and Italy and has been named the Creative Loafing top jazz ensemble in the Tampa Bay area for four consecutive years. The trio consists of three best friends from three parts of the world: Colombia, Mexico and the U.S., with Alejandro Arenas on bass, John O’Leary on piano, and Mark Feinman on drums. Each member has extensive national and international performance experience. They have also established a well-regarded presence in the Tampa Bay area, winning numerous awards including a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to present a multimedia, awareness-raising project for Alzheimer’s Disease. For the Jazz Club of Sarasota, the trio performed with Whitney James in a Jazz at Two concert in November, and drummer Feinman was a member of Dick Hyman’s all-star band in the 2016 and 2017 Sarasota Jazz Festivals.
Tickets at $25 for Jazz Club members and $30 for guests are available from The Glenridge at 941.552.5325 and www.gpactix.com.
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 37 years. Chief among them is the highly respected Sarasota Jazz Festival, which presented the 37th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival in March. In addition to producing numerous jazz events, the Club also operates an active scholarship program for aspiring young jazz musicians. For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, phone the Jazz Club office at 941.366.1552 (Wed.-Thurs.-Fri.) or email [email protected].