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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