Weekly Gig Listings – Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2014

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 WEEKLY GIG LISTINGS – Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2014

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, 03/17, 6:30 to 9:30 pm:  Al Hixon’s Jazz Jam with Billy Marcus on keys, John Lamb on bass and Al on drums at15 South Restaurant, 15 Blvd. of the Presidents (just off St. Armand’s Circle) in Sarasota.  Call Nick for a table or space at the bar at 941-388-1555.  Always room for the great performers.
  
Tuesday, 03/18, 5:30 to 8:30 pm:  In The Mood with Tommy Goodman on keyboard, Jack Fanning on vibes, Dominic Mancini on bass, and Dane Hassan on drums at the Allegro Bistro, 1740 East Venice Avenue, Venice.  Reservations 941-484-1889.
  
Tuesday, 03/18, 7 to 10 pm:  Dan Miller Jazz 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 Café, 15660 San Carlos Blvd, Suite 36, in Ft. Myers.  The Roadhouse Café has fine dining and a full bar; call 239-415-4375 for more information.
  
Wednesday, 03/19, 6:30 to 9:30 pm:  Kitt Moran performs at JD’s Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (next to the Days Inn).  Kitt on vocals, guest pianist on baby grand, and Dominic Mancini on bass. If you have a dinner reservation, you are eligible for a special room rate at the recently refurbished 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, 03/19, 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, 03/20, 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, 03/20, 2 to 4 pm:  Fred Capitelli’s Ingroov Big Band performs in the Centennial Room at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron Avenue, Port Charlotte.  Enjoy the 16 piece swing band’s music of Goodman, Mille, Basie, Rich and others in the Centennial Room on alternate Thursdays.  $4 donation to benefit the Cultural Center.  Call 941-625-4175.
  
Thursday, 03/20, 5 to 7 pm:  Nobelmen Big Band under the direction of Bob Zimmerman performs at Sahib Shrine Temple, 600 North Beneva Road in Sarasota.  Cash bar and snacks are available.  This is a great 16 piece dance band with a wonderful singer.  The Shrine Temple has a large dance floor and plenty of seating for all as well as plenty of free parking.  
  
Thursday, 03/20, 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, 03/20, 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, 03/20, 6 to 9 pm:  Live jazz with The Robbie Rose Trio every Thursday at The Wave Grill – Ramada Inn, 425 US 41 Bypass North in Venice.  Jazz, Latin, and Bossa Nova music featuring Art Siegel on drums, Perry Orfanella on bass, Robbie Rose on piano and special guests.  No cover charge.  For more information, call 941-308-7700.

 

Thursday, 03/20, 6:30 to 9:30 pm:  Patricia Dean Trio with Jeff Phillips on piano, Dave Trefethen on bass, and Patricia on drums/vocals at JD’s Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (next to the Days Inn).  Reservations 941-255-0994.

  

Thursday, 03/20, 6:30 to 9:30 pm:  Al Hixon’s Changing Quartet brings Mac Chrupcala on keys, Dominic Mancini on bass, Jim Wellen on reeds along with Al on drums for a swinging night of great American Songbook music to 15 South Restaurant, 15 Blvd. of The Presidents (just off St. Armand Circle), in Sarasota.  Call Nick for reservations at 941-388-1555.

 

Friday, 03/21, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm:  Sophisticated Swing Big Band dance every Friday at the Venice American Legion Post 159, 1770 E. Venice Avenue in Venice (same plaza as Allegro Bistro).  Admission is $5.  For more information, call 941-926-1577.

 

Friday, 03/21, 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 Fitzpatrick, trombone; John Cole, bass; Clarice, piano; and vocals by Monica. Music for dancing.

 

Friday, 03/21, 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.

 

Friday, 03/21, 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 visithttp://jdsbistroandgrille.com.

 

Saturday, 03/22, 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 recently refurbished 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.

  
Saturday, 03/22, 7 to 9 pm:  Oceans Eleven Big Band 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, 03/22, 7:30 to 11 pm:  Mike Markaverich Jazz Piano & Vocals at the Haye Loft Upstairs Bistro & Dessert Room at Euphemia Haye Restaurant.  Located at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, call 941-383-3633 for directions or more information.
  
Saturday, 03/22, 8 pm:  Akk Star Reunion Concert at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center on Palmer Ranch, 7333 Scotland Way in Sarasota.  The founders and die-hard musicians of Jazz Juvenocracy reunite for on night only to perform a concert o their facorite jazz compositions.  With local roots, these young musicians have grown up on jazz together, developing chops well beyond their years, going on to play alongside greats from Dick Hyman to Roy Hargrove.  If you’re a jazz aficionado 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 sx; Alex Hernandez – tenor sax; Aaron Lehrian – piano; Lmont Kaiser – bass; an Rodney Rocques – drums.  All proceeds go toward the Jzz Juvenocracy scholarship fund.  Memvers receive a $5 discount on tickets.  For tickets call 941-552-5325 or visithttps://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ctions=22&p=47 or GPACTIX.com.   
 
Sunday, 03/23, 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, 03/23, 6:30 to 8 pm:  Fred Capitelli’s Ingroov Quartet Jazz Mass each Sunday at Hope Lutheran Church, 14200 Hopewell Avenue, Port Charlotte.  Quartet features Dave Nims on piano, John Johnson on bass, Chris Farnum on drums, and Fred on sax and flute.  Call 941-697-2345 for more information.
 
Sunday, 03/23, 7:30 to 11 pm:  Mike Markaverich Jazz Piano & Vocals at the Haye Loft Upstairs Bistro & Dessert Room at Euphemia 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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