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Calendar of Events

Friday Jazz at Two Concert Series

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Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota

Jazz Club announces schedule and performers for the Jazz at Two Concert The 25 concert series begins on October 11 with a jam session featuring the Al Hixon Trio. The popular Jazz at Two Series presents renowned musicians, some with international reputations, in a highly affordable series of afternoon performances. The series features a variety of jazz types; straight ahead instrumentalists, big band jazz, traditional (dixieland), bossa nova, Latin jazz and vocalists with small groups; performing music from the American Songbook and jazz classics. Tickets sold at the door. Check back for updates and more details on the concerts.

The Shelly Berg Trio

Holley Hall, Van Wezel Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Jazz Club of Sarasota is extremely pleased to kick-off its 40th anniversary season with The Shelly Berg Trio in concert at Holley Hall in Sarasota. In addition to Shelly Berg the trio includes bassist Mark Neuenschwander and percussionist Ian Goodman. The Jazz Club is very grateful to Michael Lazaroff, President of Entertainment Cruise Productions, for his sponsorship of Shelly Berg’s appearance.

The evening will begin with a short set by local jazz artists Alejandro Arenas - bass, Mark Feinman - drums, John O’leary - piano (La Lucha), with Jeremy Carter - saxophone and Synia Carroll - vocals.

Shelly Berg is a Steinway piano artist and five-time Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer. His album projects Gershwin Reimagined: An American in London (Decca Gold), The Deep (Chesky), The Nearness of You (Arbors), Blackbird (Concord) and The Will (CARS) are critically acclaimed. Berg earned three Grammy nominations in the Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) category with jazz singer-lyricist Lorraine Feather and international superstar Gloria Estefan, and a fourth Grammy nomination as co-producer of Gloria Estefan: The Standards (Sony). He earned his fifth Grammy nomination as co-arranger of “I Loves You Porgy / There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York” from the album Rendezvous (2018) featuring jazz singers Clint Holmes and Dee Dee Bridgewater with The Count Basie Orchestra. Recent projects include recording and/or performing with Tony Bennett, Seal, Lizz Wright, Andra Day, Clint Holmes, Renée Fleming, and Arturo Sandoval. He is also the host of a monthly radio show Generation Next on Sirius XM, music director of The Jazz Cruise, and artistic advisor for the Jazz Roots series at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. An award-winning educator with 39 years of leadership in higher education, Shelly Berg is Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Concert is sponsored by Entertainment Cruise Productions, operator of Blue Note at Sea (844)768-5157 and The Jazz Cruise (888)852-9987.

Tickets go on sale September 1.

The Jazz Holly Trolley

various venues, downtown Sarasota

Hop on the Jazz Club Trolley and Pub Crawl on Wed Dec 4. Live Jazz at 8 venues in downtown Sarasota from 6 - 10 pm. Trolley rides 'til 10:30 pm. Venues and performers TBA. Bracelets required to ride trolley and admission to clubs. More information to follow.

The Blue Note at Sea - Cruise

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m/s Celebrity Infinity

Blue Note at Sea is a joint production with jazz titans Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Blue Note Records. The 7-day luxury cruise sails Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2020 on the Celebrity Infinity and features performances by over 75 top-flight musicians, including Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Christian McBride, Gregory Porter, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco, Cyrille Aimée, Emmet Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Niki Haris and more. It's an outstanding mix of contemporary and mainstream jazz. Great Music is the Only Rule on Blue Note at Sea '20.

Call Entertainment Cruise Productions at 844.768.5157 or visit: https://www.bluenoteatsea.com/ for information and reservations. Use promo code SARASOTA. Mention that you are with the Jazz Club of Sarasota. This will entitle you to FREE roundtrip Luxury Bus transportation between Sarasota and Miami!

The Jazz Cruise

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m/s Celebrity Infinity

The Jazz Cruise 2020 - "The greatest festival at sea" - sails on February 1 - Feb 8. For nearly 20 years, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best in straight ahead jazz. With over 200 hours of music, 100 jazz musicians and a legion of loyal guests from all over the world, The Jazz Cruise is now one of the most important jazz events of the year. With a lineup for 2020 that is second to none, the m/s Celebrity Infinity leaves from Miami with stops in Costa Maya, Cozumel, Key West and Nassau. Call Entertainment Cruise Productions at 888.852.9987 or visit: https://www.thejazzcruise.com for information and reservations. Use promo code SARASOTA. Mention that you are with the Jazz Club of Sarasota. This will entitle you to FREE roundtrip Luxury Bus transportation between Sarasota and Miami!

The 40th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival

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Various venues, Sarasota, FL

The 40th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival kicks off at noon on Sunday, March 8 with free outdoor concerts at Phillippi Estate Park. The festival features renowned national, international and local jazz artists performing at various locations in Sarasota. The Festival will include our traditional FREE Sunday Jazz in the Park concert; a great lineup of local groups for the Wednesday night Trolley Pub Crawl ; Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night Main Stage Concerts ; 3 High School Jazz Band competition winner performances; a Jazz Film/Live Performance event at Burns Court Cinema; and our very popular new 4 Jazz Theme Stages on Saturday afternoon. Additional Anniversary Events are being planned! The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium will serve as main venue for concerts with various performance stages at the adjacent Art Center, Holly Hall and the Bayfront Center. Renowned clarinetist Ken Peplowski will again serve as music director for the festival. Headliner for the Saturday evening closer is THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER.

Detailed information on concerts and performers will be available soon.

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