(Update 1/21/17) The following announcement from the Jazz Club of Sarasota regarding Sunday’s concert: WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS SUNDAY’S, JANUARY 22ND, FREE JOY OF JAZZ CONCERT IN VENICE CENTENNIAL PARK FROM 2-4 PM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. NEXT JOY OF JAZZ CONCERT WILL BE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 2-4 PM
(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents the Joy of Jazz in a free concert with the Marc Mannino Jazz Quintet on Sunday, January 22, from 2-4 p.m. at Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Avenue, Venice. Guitarist Mannino leads the group, with Pete Carney on saxophone, John Miller on bass and Bob Lunergan on drums. Shari Morningstar is the vocalist.
Mannino, former director of jazz studies for music at SCF, is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Music with degrees in both Music Performance and Music Education. He earned his educational specialists degree by applying existing music research to a real-life classroom setting, proving that music as a reinforcer has the ability to modify behavior. A lifelong music educator, Mannino has taught kindergarten through post-secondary music. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force bands and has performed at major jazz and community festivals in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Miami and Toronto, Canada.