A weekly live jazz update for Jazz Club of Sarasota members.
JAZZ AT TWO
FRIDAY, MARCH 14th
Saxophonist Henry Ashwood’s style has been likened to that of jazz legend Paul Desmond and he is in constant demand as a performer at venues throughout Florida. Ashwood and his group plan a concert that they guarantee will have audience members, “snapping their fingers and tapping their feet.”
Unitarian Universalist Church.
3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota
$7 JCM – $12 Guest
THIS WEEK’S LIVE JAZZ
Tell your hosts and servers the Jazz Club sent you!
Special thanks to Jazz Club Member musicians, featured in bold below. Contact ustoday to learn more about membership for musicians, and start seeing your listings in bold!
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ESTABLISHMENTS TO CONFIRM THE SCHEDULES BELOW!
The musicians and venues listed below are provided as a service to Jazz Club members and supporters. Please verify scheduled performances directly with the establishments. We rely on submissions for accuracy. Please submit your submissions to [email protected] weekly to insure the correct information is being sent. This
e-mail is sent out each Wednesday.
Listings in bold and blue indicate this artist or group is a proud member of the Jazz Club of Sarasota!
Mike Markaverich: 5-8 p.m. Caragiulo’s, 69 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota; 941-951-0866.
Jazz Izz It: 6-9p.m. Deborah Opie on vocals, Mike Parmelee on keyboard, Ernie Williford on bass, and Randy Opela on drums. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. Reservations 941-484-1889.
Al Hixon’s Changing Quartet: 6:30
5 South, St. Armands.
Patricia Dean Trio: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring Patricia on drums, Jeff Phillips on piano and Dave Trefethen on bass. J.D.’s Bistro and Grill, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Reservations: 941-255-0994.
The Venturas: 7-11 p.m. Mattison City Grill. 1 North Lemon Ave Sarasota.
Debbie Keeton: 7:30-11 p.m. Haye Loft at Euphemia Haye, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key; 941-383-3633
Michael Royal Solo Piano: 7:30-11 p.m. Every Wednesday. Euphemia Haye , 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, FL, 941-383-3633.
The Office Jazz & Blues Open Mic Nite: 8p.m. Hosted by “SAXMAN” Leslie D!The Office Bar & Lounge, 318 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL. 941 505-1880.
KEN LOOMER Big Band
IN CONCERT AT THE WORLD FAMOUS RINGLING MUSEUM IN SARASOTA FOR
THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH
Admission is $10.00.For more information call (941) 359-5700 or visit www.kenloomer.com.
Oceans Eleven with Guest vocalist Melanie Massell
Friday, March 14th
Classic Car Museum
2 shows 5 and 7:30 PM Reservations 941-355-6228
5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243
“Oceans Eleven” is an exciting 11 piece jazz band dedicated to promoting and continuing the great jazz traditions as practiced by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Buddy Rich and Quincy Jones among others. This swinging band also plays original compositions and arrangements and is led by drummer Bryan Post and features wonderful soloists and stunning vocal renditions by Melanie Massell.
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Saturday, Mar 15, 8:00pm
Glenridge Performing Arts Center
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, best known as the star of Riverwalk Jazz, on public radio since 1987 and heard on over 150 stations and online. The Band plays jazz in the classic manner, in the style of small, hot ensembles prior to WWII. Its repertoire covers a lot of ground – from 19th-century cakewalks to the small pre-war Benny Goodman ensembles. You’ll hear the sounds of Jelly Roll Morton, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet, as well as a heavy emphasis on Bix Beiderbecke and Hoagy Carmichael. They frequently perform live in big venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and major worldwide jazz festivals.
This is a rare opportunity to hear this renowned band live in a smaller venue at The Glenridge.
Admission $35. $30 for South County Jazz Club and Jazz Club of Sarasota members. Student admission $30.
Reservations at GPACTIX.COM or call 941-552-5325
Co-Produced by South County Jazz Club and GPAC.
A presentation of the Women’s Interfaith Network.
Sunday, March 16th
Billie Holiday recorded it and everyone thought she wrote it. “Strange Fruit” was the first social protest song written and recorded by dozens of top artists.
“Strange Fruit” is the award winning documentary exploring the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic.
“For all audiences, this reflection on a unique song brilliantly captures the relationship between social art and our real lives and history”…Library Journal
The documentary, which features old news clips and interviews has an astonishing revelation
Following the film, a Sarasota born and raised African American woman will speak about
Jazz Juvenocracy reunite for one night only to perform a concert of their favorite jazz compositions. With local roots, these young musicians have grown up on jazz together, developing chops well beyond their years, and going on to play alongside greats from Dick Hyman to Roy Hargrove. If you’re a jazz aficianado who worries whether jazz will survive into the future, this concert is sure to provide all the hope you need.
Musician line up: Bit Risner – trumpet Stephen Burnett – alto sax Alex Hernandez – tenor sax Aaron Lehrian – piano Lamont Kaiser – bass Rodney Rocques – drums
Jazz Juvenocracy is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All proceeds go toward the Jazz Juvenocracy scholarship fund.
Jazz Club of Sarasota Members recieve a $5 discount. For Tickets call 941-552-5325 or visit https:// app.arts-people.com
On the Eve of National Poetry Month, the University of South Florida will be presenting a special jazz concert featuring a composer whose inspiration comes from the works of U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.
The concert will be Monday, March 31, at 7:30 PM, at the USF School of Music Concert Hall, 3755 W. Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620.
Visit our website at www.jazzclubsarasota.org to download a member application or pay online. You can also send a check to the office or give us a call to renew over the phone. As a member you receive discounts at most concerts!!
THE NEW WTMY
WTMY 1280 AM radio playing “Big Bands and Standards” The station
has a new owner and a new format featuring songs of the “Big Band” era and “American Popular Standards”. New York radio executive and broadcaster Eugene Dolan is in the process of programming it with the music of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s along with contemporary artists performances of songs from that era.
WUSF, 89.7 has a decades-long tradition of bringing you the best in jazz all night, every night. Our knowledgeable and personable hosts — Bob Seymour and Mike Cornette — present the jazz classics along with the best new releases every hour, all night long. We hope you’ll check out our playlist here on the WUSF website, and appreciate your joining us as often as you can for America’s music – jazz – in the late night and early morning hours.
SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ
WITH BOB SEYMOUR
Host Bob Seymour brings you great jazz music that you will not find anywhere else on the radio dial. Saturday nights at 10:00 PM, you are invited to take a journey into jazz!
SARASOTA’S OWN COMMUNITY RADIO
Afro-Cuban Jazz Edition: Alt Tuesdays 10a-12p
World Music with a Cuban twist , that’s what Frankie Pineiro its all about .Radio with a musician point of view Bringing you the forbidden music of Cuba and the world
Bebop and Beyond: Sat 5-7pm
Bebop and Beyond concentrates on music in the Jazz idiom, from the mid 1940’s to present. Each program features the original works of Bebop masters such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monks, as well as recordings by the next generation of great musicians such as Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane. Every week newer recordings by recently emerging artists such as Miguel Zenon, Joshua Redman, and Rudresh Mahanthappa are presented.
Daddee-o’s Collectors Corner: Sun 1-3pm
Daddee-o plays traditional and old time jazz of the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.
Adventures in Jazzland: Thursday 7-9pm
With Mike Finly. This show is for lovers of all styles of jazz. From big band to solo piano, classic jazz to avant garde, and all styles in between.
Check out “Betty Comora’s Jazz Picks” on this website. Betty interviews a number of our favorite musicians such as Ruby Vinson, Jerry Jerome, Jack Petersonplus Matt Domber, the late Arbors Records producer and Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.