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Joy of Jazz - FREE -TOM ELLISON QUARTET

Centennial Park Gazebo, 200 W. Venice Ave, Venice

Joy of Jazz is a FREE outdoor concert at Centennial Park Gazebo in downtown Venice. Event is co-sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Tom Ellison on woodwinds and vocals leads the quartet. With Judi Glover, Joe Bruno, Jr and Nick Bruno. FREE parking at this outdoor event for the whole family.

Bring Your Folding Chairs

Monday Night Jazz Cabaret - BRANDON ROBERTSON QUARTET

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Court Cabaret - Florida Studio Theatre, First Street & Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota

The Jazz Club of Sarasota is happy to present the Monday Night Jazz series at the John C. Court Cabaret, a perfect "listening room!" The series features some of Florida's finest jazz talents from outside the immediate Sarasota area.

Concert features bassist Brandon Robertson with James Suggs on trumpet, Steve Van Loozenoord, piano and Paul Gavin, drums. Groups we don't often get to hear here in town. There is also a full Bar and Cabaret Dinner Menu available. Doors Open at 6:30 for Dinner. Performance Begins at 7:30.

Jazz At Two - MIKE WHITTY QUARTET

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota

Trombonist, Michael Whitty is a newcomer to Jazz at Two. Also, a vocalist and pianist, Whitty performs music from Gershwin to Otis Redding. He is joined by Hiram Hazley, bass, Ben Winkler, piano and Joe Renda, drums.

$10 Jazz Club Members $20 Non-Members Tickets Available Only at the Door.

Jazz At Two - MELANIE MASSELL with John Lamb

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota

Melanie Massell delights and entertains her audiences with her charm and charisma. She performing in venues throughout the area with her vast repertoire of jazz, blues, country, soul, r&b, pop and Latin music. Joining her are Keith Carman, piano; John Lamb, bass; Johnnie Moore, drums and an instrumentalist, TBA

$10 Jazz Club Members $20 Non-Members Tickets Available Only at the Door.

LEON ANDERSON QUARTET and guest vocalist AVIS BERRY

First Presbyterian Church Hall, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota

Drummer Leon Anderson Leon has toured with Wynton Marsalis and performed with Rufus Reid, James Moody, Wycliffe Gordon and others. He was part of the PBS documentary “Harlem in Montmartre,” about jazz in Paris. Quartet features Bill Peterson, piano, Brandon Robertson, bass; Jalen Baker, vibes. They are joined by vocalist, Avis Berry.

$25 Jazz Club and Church Members $30 Non-Members

Jazz On The Water - LEN MURPHY QUARTET

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Marina Jack II, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota

Bay cruise on the Marina Jack II. Delightful afternoon cruise on Sarasota Bay with live jazz featuring Len Murphy and his Friends; Matt Bokulic, Dominic Mancini, Dane Hassan. Boarding 2:30 at Marina Jack Plaza. Sailing 3 - 5 pm. Beverages and light snacks available for purchase.

Call the Jazz Club office Wed - Fri (9 - 5) for information and tickets. Tickets: Members $30; Non mbrs $35