South County Jazz Club May 26 to June 1

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May 26 – June 1 Weekly Gig Listing Compiled by Sandy Kangas

NOTE: Unless specified, the Jazz Club has no affiliation with any of the events listed here. The list is provided as a public service. Information is provided by the musicians or night clubs.

Cancellations and substitutions can and do occur. We recommend that you check with the venue before planning an outing.

Monday, 05/26, 7 to 10 pm: ALTO Live Jazz Kitchen presents the Dan Miller Trio at world-class Chef Charles Mereday’s new restaurant, 492 Bayfront Place in Naples. The trio includes Joe Delaney on piano, Don Mopsick on bass, and Dan on trumpet. ALTO has been receiving rave reviews for the creations of Executive Chef and Partner Nadir Sherwani. A beautiful, new venue dedicated to the food and the music. For information call 239-261-2586.

Monday, 05/26, 7:30 pm: Monday Night Jazz Jam at Ocean Blues, 1936 Hillview Street in Sarasota. Call 941-366-3010 for more information.

Tuesday, 05/27, 5:30 to 8:30 pm: The Dane Hassan Quartet with Tommy Goodman on keyboard, Jack Fanning on vibes, Dominic Mancini on bass,and Dane on drums at the Allegro Bistro, 1740 East Venice Avenue, Venice. Reservations 941-484-1889.

Tuesday, 05/27, 7 to 10 pm: Dan Miller Quartet featuring Jerry Stawski on piano and vocals; Don Mopsick on bass; Patricia Dean on drums; and Dan on trumpet every Tuesday through the season at The Roadhouse Cafe, 15660 San Carlos Blvd., Suite 36, in Ft. Myers. The Roadhouse Cafe is a wonderful restaurant with a full bar owned by Marc and Sheri Neeley, featuring the cooking of Chef Bryan Baker. Visit http:// www.roadhousecafefl.com or call 239-415-4375 for more information.

Wednesday, 05/28, 6 to 9 pm: The Shelly Torman Trio performs every Wednesday at Ziti Italian-American-Asian Restaurant, 3501 South Tamiami Trail (US 41) in the Southgate Mall, Sarasota. Trio consists of Robbie Rose on piano, Perry Orfanella on bass, and Shelly on flute and vocals. (There will be a $$ minimum for food and drink.) Call 941-706-1281 for reservations.

Wednesday, 05/28, 6:30 to 9:30 pm: Kitt Moran performs at JD’s Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (next to Days Inn). Kitt on vocals, guest pianist on the baby grand, and Dominic Mancini on bass. If you have a dinner reservation, you are eligible for a special room rate at the Days Inn next door. Alternatively, you can sit at the bar and enjoy the lighter selections from the bar menu along with excellent beverages and music. For more information,call 941-255-0994 after 3 PM or visit http:// jdsbistroandgrille.com Don’t forget about the free shuttle service.

Wednesday, 05/28, 7:30 to 11 pm: Michael Royal Solo Piano at the Haye Loft, Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Enjoy show tunes, bebop, ballads and blues. Call 941-383-3633.

Thursday, 05/29, 6 to 9 pm: Live jazz with The Robbie Rose Trio every Thursday night at The Wave Grill @ Ramada Inn, 425 US 41 Bypass North in Venice. Great live jazz featuring Art Siegel on drums, Perry Orfanella on bass, Robbie Rose on piano, and special guests. Beautiful venue with good food and full bar. No cover chargeno minimum. For more information, call 941-308-7700.

Thursday, 05/29, 2 to 4 pm: The Good Time Groove, a rather large big band, is now “in residence” every Thursday afternoon at Bay Village, 8400 Vamo Road, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-966-5611.

Thursday, 05/29, 5 to 8 pm: Mike Markaverich Solo Piano at Caragiulos Restaurant, 69 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota. For directions or more information, phone 941-951-0866.

Thursday, 05/29, 6 to 9 pm: Jazz Izz It with Deborah Opie on vocals,Mike Parmelee on keyboard, Ernie Williford on bass, and Randy Opela on drums at Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Avenue, Venice. Reservations 941-484-1889.

Thursday, 05/29, 6:30 to 9:30 pm: Patricia Dean Trio with Billy Marcus on piano, Dave Trefethen on bass, and Patricia on drums/vocals at JD’s Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (next to Days Inn). Reservations 941-255-0994.

Friday, 05/30, 1 to 3 pm: Let’s Do It with Al Pierce and his friends at Catlin Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice. Al Pierce, percussion;Jack Demmink, trumpet; Jim Fizpatrick, trombone; John Cole, bass; Clarice, piano; and vocals by Monica. Music for dancing!

 Friday, 05/30, 5 to 8 pm: Mike Markaverich Solo Piano at Caragiulos Restaurant, 69 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota. For directions or moreinformation, phone 941-951-0866.

Friday, 05/30, 6 to 9 pm: The Shelly Torman Duo performs every Friday at Ziti Italian-American-Asian Restaurant, 3501 South TamiamiTrail (US 41) in the Southgate Mall, Sarasota. Mac Chrupcala on piano along with Shelly on flute and vocals for a wonderful night of jazz and 5 star food. (There will be a $$ minimum for food and drink.) Call 941-706-1281 for reservations.

Friday, 05/30, 6 pm: The Linda Baker Jazz Trio at Ocean Blues, 1936 Hillview Street, Sarasota. For more information call 941-366-3010.

Friday, 05/30, 7 to 10 pm: Danny Sinoff Trio with Patricia Dean on drums and vocals, and Sherrill McCants on bass at JD’s Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. For reservations, call 941-255-0994 or visit http://jdsbistroandgrille.com.

Friday, 05/30, 7:30 to 1 pm: Michael Royal Solo Piano at the Haye Loft, Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Enjoy show tunes, bebop, ballads and blues. Call 941-383-3633.

Saturday, 05/31, 7 to 9 pm: Oceans Eleven Big Band Dinner Jazz led by guitarist/composer/arranger Bryan Post appears every Saturday at Ocean Blues, 1936 Hillview Street in Sarasota. The band consists of 11 musicians and performs a myriad of styles in the jazz idiom. Check out their website: www.oceans11bigbandfl.com. Reservations at 941-366-3010.

Saturday, 05/31, 7 to 10 pm: ALTO Live Jazz Kitchen presents The Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Quintet at world-class Chef Charles Mereday’s new restaurant, 492 Bayfront Place in Naples. ALTO has been receiving rave reviews for the creations of Executive Chef and Partner Nadir Sherwani. A beautiful, new venue dedicated to the food and the music. For information call 239-261-2586.

Saturday, 05/31, 7 to 10 pm: Kitt Moran performs at JD’s Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (next to Days Inn). Kitt on vocals, guest pianist on the baby grand, and Dominic Mancini on bass. If you have a dinner reservation, you are eligible for a special room rate at the Days Inn next door. Alternatively, you can sit at the bar and enjoy the lighter selections from the bar menu along with excellent beverages and music. For more information, call941-255-0994 after 3 PM or visit http:// jdsbistroandgrille.com. Don’t forget about the free shuttle service.

Saturday, 05/31, 7:30 to 11 pm: Mike Markaverich Jazz Piano & Vocalsat the Haye Loft Upstairs Bistro & Dessert Room at Eumpemia Haye Restaurant. Located at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, call 941-383-3633 for directions or more information.

Sunday, 06/01, 11 am to 2 pm: Vocalist/Flutist Shelly Torman performs at Ophelia’s on The Bay for Sunday Jazz Brunch, 9105 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota. Call 941-349-2212 as reservations are suggested.

Sunday, 06/01, 7:30 to 11 pm: Mike Markaverich Jazz Piano & Vocals at the Haye Loft Upstairs Bistro & Dessert Room at Eumpemia Haye Restaurant. Located at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, call 941-383-3633 for directions or more information.

MUSICIANS: If you want your gig posted here next week, send an email by Thursday to [email protected]. Please update weekly.

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