Category Archives: Jazz

“Book Talk” guest Judy Carmichael author “Swinger!: A Jazz Girl’s Adventures from Hollywood to Harlem”

Doug Miles talks with jazz artist Judy Carmichael author “Swinger!: A Jazz Girl’s Adventures from Hollywood to Harlem” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2xo2Ysb





Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest singer Julie Budd

Doug Miles talks with singer Julie Budd. She joins me on this edition of the Big Band Files to talk about her CD of Sinatra songs and her career in show business.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest Peter Marshall

Doug Miles talks with Peter Marshall, best known as the Master of the Hollywood Squares, but is also a singer, actor and broadcaster. He joins me on this edition of the Big Band Files to talk about his CD of standards and more.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles featuring interview with Frank Sinatra Jr.

Big Band Files show featuring an interview with Frank Sinatra Jr. recorded 2008 before his performance in Sarasota, FL.





Big Band Files with Doug Miles guest singer Deana Martin

Doug Miles talks with singer Deana Martin daughter of the legendary Dean Martin about her album “Swing Street” and her famous Dad and the “Rat Pack”.

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Doug Miles talks with singer Michael Feinstein

Doug Miles talks with singer, musician and entertainer Michael Feinstein about his upcoming show in Sarasota “Celebrating the Crooners”. Michael’s cd’s and videos available here: http://amzn.to/2D4QPtD


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WTMY Big Band Files Christmas Show 2017

Doug Miles Big Band Files Christmas Show featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and more. As aired WTMY radio Sarasota/Bradenton, FL.

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Jazz Club of Sarasota presents Chuck Redd and La Lucha Trio in concert Saturday, April 8, at The Glenridge

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents renowned drummer/vibraphonist Chuck Redd with the multi-award-winning La Lucha Trio in a special evening concert on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota.

For this special concert Redd teams with the Tampa-based La Lucha Trio, which has performed in Spain and Italy and has been named the Creative Loafing top jazz ensemble in the Tampa Bay area for four consecutive years. The trio consists of three best friends from three parts of the world: Colombia, Mexico and the U.S., with Alejandro Arenas on bass, John O’Leary on piano, and Mark Feinman on drums.

Chuck Redd is a veteran of 25 European tours and six in Japan. He began touring at 21 as a member of the Charlie Byrd Trio, was a member of The Great Guitars (with Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis) and played with the Barney Kessel Trio. He was artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian Jazz Café from 2004-2008 and was a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for 15 years. Redd was also featured with the Milt Jackson Tribute Band and a who’s who of other acclaimed musicians including Ken Peplowski, the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli among others. He has made more than 80 recordings including “Happy All the Time,” a tribute to Barney Kessel.

Tickets at $25 for Jazz Club members and $30 for guests are available from The Glenridge at 941.552.5325 and www.gpactix.com.
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Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents Free “Joy of Jazz” Outdoor Concert in Venice, Sunday, March 26, from 2-4 p.m.

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota will presents a free “Joy of Jazz” concert on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. with the Jim Wellen Quintet. The band will perform in the gazebo at Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL.

The Jim Wellen Quintet will perform classic jazz standards and music from the Great American Songbook with Jim Wellen, tenor sax, Billy Marcus, keys; Dick Hamilton, trombone; John Lamb, bass; and Al Hixon, drums.

Concertgoers can bring chairs or blankets for this free outdoor concert, which is the third in an annual series co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. It replaces the Joy of Jazz concert previously scheduled for Jan. 22 but canceled because of a storm.

Photo courtesy Carol LoRicco

For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com or phone 941-366-1552 (Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting jazz, America’s original musical art form. The Club has provided over 50 jazz-related events annually for 37 years. Chief among them is the highly respected Sarasota Jazz Festival, which concluded its 37th Festival earlier this month. In addition to producing numerous jazz events, the Club operates an active scholarship program for aspiring young jazz musicians.
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