"Life is a lot like jazz,
it's best when you improvise."
- George Gershwin
I’d be hard-pressed to come up with an opportunity more satisfying than sharing with you the excitement and pleasure of supporting Jazz in our community. Our current season includes over a hundred performances with free concerts, afternoon performances, intimate evening cabarets, trolley pub crawls, boat excursions and a week-long festival with nearly fifty events.
In addition to the joy of these performances, the Jazz Club is very proud of its collaboration with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe in bringing the Jazzlinks integrated arts program into all Sarasota and Manatee county high schools; and of providing, through the generosity of its members, nearly $20,000 in scholarships each year to young musicians pursuing their jazz studies in higher education. The Club in 2019 introduced a high school jazz band competition that culminated with the top three bands performing at the festival in March! This will become an annual opportunity to perform, compete and to win money support for their school programs.
All of this is a very big deal, and the members of The Jazz Club of Sarasota have been doing this for nearly Forty Years!
Become a Member!
Be a part of this special, active community. Help make Jazz an even more vital part of life here; and, enjoy the many benefits of membership.
Ed Linehan, President
"Man, if you have to ask what it is, you’ll never know."
- Louis Armstrong
Produced by Carlos Pagan
$330 in reduced TICKET fees to events
Weekly email Eblasts of local Jazz Events
Searchable Directory of Jazz Musicians & Vocalists that are Jazz Club Members (work in progress)
3 annual issues of "Sarasota Jazz Sounds” magazine
Member Support provided by the JCS Office
Opportunities to serve on committees planning, promoting and managing events
Free Luxury Bus Transportation to and from Ft. Lauderdale to The Jazz Cruise in February provided by The Jazz Cruise, as well as, additional onboard perks provided by The Jazz Cruise
And we are working to expand these benefits in the coming year. We'll keep you posted!
Annual Membership..... $75 This is an individual membership good for a full 12 months from the date you join
Musician Membership..... $40 Annual membership for professional working musicians. All the benefits of an Annual Membership, Plus the opportunity to be listed in the Jazz Club's New Directory of Jazz Musicians
Restaurant /Vendor Membership $500 Two Annual Memberships, A Jazz Club Membership Plaque for your business and a half page color Ad in the next Jazz Club's Season Program.
Select the Type of Membership You Want from the list of Buttons below. You will be brought to a PayPal page where you will have payment options. Make your choice and then follow the on screen directions.