Jazz Club of Sarasota presents Whitney James and La Lucha Trio on Friday, Nov. 25
Afternoon concert is part of the weekly Jazz at Two concert series
SARASOTA, FL: The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents Whitney James and La Lucha Trio on Friday, November 25, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota. James and La Lucha come to Sarasota just a week after their appearance at the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater. Whitney blends her polished musicianship with the sounds of La Lucha—Mark Feinman, drums; John O’Leary, piano; and Alejandro Arenas, bass—one of the hottest jazz trios on the Gulf Coast. James, a nationally acclaimed vocalist, has been praised for interpreting “the best of American popular music as well as challenging originals of jazz composers rarely attempted by singers.” (http://www.whitneyjames.com/) The event is the latest in the Jazz Club’s weekly Jazz at Two concert series.
Tickets for Jazz at Two are sold at the door at $10 for Jazz Club members and $15 for guests. One dollar of every ticket sale is allocated to the Club’s Scholarship Fund. Information is available from www.jazzclubsarasota.org, [email protected] and the Jazz Club office (941-366-1552, Wed.-Fri., 9-5).
Here is the schedule for the other Jazz at Two concerts, scheduled through the end of 2016:
- Fri., Dec. 2: Austin Vickrey Bop Legacy Quintet, featuring Vickrey with James Suggs, Billy Pillucere, Tony Castellano and Joe Renda.
- Fri., Dec. 9: Tony Benade Quintet, which includes Greg Nielsen, trombone; Jerry Eckert, piano; Bruce Wallace, bass; Rich MacDonald, drums: and Benade, reeds.
- Fri., Dec. 16: Vocalist Synia Carroll teams with the Billy Marcus Trio: Marcus, piano; Don Mopsick, bass and Stephen Bucholtz, drums.
- Fri., Dec. 30: Jazz Club Scholarship Winners. This special concert features many of this year’s scholarship winners, including Bit Risner, Liston Gregory, John Medico, Jose
Villalpando and others TBA.
The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving, promoting, presenting and educating people about jazz, America’s original musical art form. The Club has provided over 50 jazz-related events annually for more than 35 years including the highly respected annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. In addition to producing jazz events, over the years the Club has granted approximately $200,000 to aspiring young jazz musicians. To learn more, visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, email [email protected], or phone 941.366.1552, (Wed.-Fri., 9-5).