Circus Arts Conservatory Tent at Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle , Sarasota, FL
Festival headliner, Paquito D’Rivera has won a combined 11 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. He is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. In 1991, D’Rivera received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Carnegie Hall for his contributions to Latin music. His highly acclaimed ensembles- the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet are in great demand world wide. Opening the evening is the legendary saxophonist Houston Person with Tony Monaco on the B3 organ. Person is called the “soul tenor”. He’s one of the best . . . He’s got bull chops!” – Dizzy Gillespie. Monaco may be the best organ player you have yet to hear, playing some of the hottest B3 around. Tickets on sale at Sarasota Jazz Festival web pager. Tickets from $60. Jazz Club members receive a 20% discount on tickets
Tickets from $60. Jazz Club members ($48) receive a 20% discount with their membership code.