There will be two special awards presented among the nine scholarships

The First Annual Matt Bokulic Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the family and friends of  Matt Bokulic in coordination with the Jazz Club of Sarasota 

The Blake Bennett Memorial Scholarship donated by the grandparents of Blake 

The event is open to the public. Please join us and show your support for the talented young student musicians.

Bevardi's Salute! Restaurant  23 N. Lemon Ave, Sarasota. Reservations (941)-365-1020 - Noon - 3:00 pm. 

 A number of the Jazz Club’s 2021 scholarship winners will perform along with a rhythm section trio.



 Congratulations to the Class of 2021  Jazz Club Scholarship Recipients

Gavin Ard, Trumpet

Kaleen Barton, Vocalist

Ben Dunham, Vibraphone

Liam Kaiser, Guitar

Colin Leonard, Tenor Sax

David Mason, Alto Sax

Dylan McHann, Tenor Sax

Jonathan Munoz, Sax, Composer

Luca Stine, Trumpet


The goal of the scholarship program of the Jazz Club of Sarasota is to further an understanding of jazz and/or to develop performance skills in the field of jazz. Residents of Southwest Florida, who are high school seniors or current college students, will be considered for one of our merit scholarships. College students may reapply for a scholarship each year of undergraduate study. Applications may be submitted electronically or via mail and must include audition performances, statement of goals, and recommendations.

Photos by Carol LoRicco

        The 2020 Scholarship Recipients 

Click on Image to read about the Scholarship Recipients in the Fall Sounds

Click on Image to read about the Scholarship Recipients in the Fall Sounds

Your Generous Donations Make These Awards Possible

Thanks to All For Your Support