Category Archives: Jazz

WTMY Artist Spotlight featuring Kenny Loomer’s Big Band airs Saturday 11 AM, 6 PM, 11PM, Sunday Noon WTMY 1280 AM

Doug Miles, Kenny Loomer, Danny Lane on WTMY's Artist Spotlight at the Copa Lounge in Sarasota, FL
Doug Miles, Kenny Loomer, Danny Lane on WTMY’s Artist Spotlight at the Copa Lounge in Sarasota, FL

The recorded broadcast from the Copa Lounge in downtown Sarasota featuring Kenny Loomer’s Big Band airs this weekend: Saturday 11AM, 6PM, 11PM and Sunday Noon on WTMY 1280 AM and www.wtmyradio.com.
WTMY 1280 AM
WTMY 1280 AM





Jazz in Sarasota

Great jazz in Sarasota this past Sunday. At the First Church, downtown Sarasota, Jim Wellen, Dominic Mancini, Tommy Goodman and Johnny Moore did 2 shows as part of the First Church Jazz Series which runs monthly through April.

First Church Jazz Series Feb. 8, 2015
First Church Jazz Series Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday night, the Sarasota Jazz Project big band tore it up at the Copa Restaurant (301 near Fruitville Rd) in Sarasota.
Sarasota Jazz Project big band at the Copa Restaurant.
Sarasota Jazz Project big band at the Copa Restaurant.

The band is scheduled to play at the Copa on Sunday nights 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

WTMY “Artist Spotlight” guest Ann Hampton Callaway


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The Jazz Club of Sarasota to present Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Shelly Berg in Concert August 23

(Sarasota, FL) Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Shelly Berg will perform in concert with an all-star college jazz group at the Riverview High School Performing Arts Center in Sarasota on Saturday, August 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

Berg, who has performed with the legendary Dick Hyman, returns this year with an all-star jazz group from the Frost School of Music. He is the Dean at University of Miami music school and is a multi-Grammy Award winner, who arranged and recorded with Arturo Sandoval on the Grammy winning CD “Dear Diz”. Dave Brubeck said, “Shelly Berg is a great pianist”. Johnny Mandel called Berg’s orchestrating “magnificent …. incredible”. From the LA Times…”bits of Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson could be heard… all held together by Berg’s boundless enthusiasm.”

Shelly Berg has recorded and performed with and arranged for many top jazz artists including Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Kurt Elling and Tierney Sutton among others. Berg’s TV credits include producing and performing at the 2013 National Tree Lighting ceremony at the White House and a recent PBS special with Gloria Estefan. He has also contributed music to numerous TV series and composed and arranged music for feature films on the big screen.

Jazz pianist Shelly Berg
Jazz pianist Shelly Berg

Tickets are $10 dollars for general admission. Preferred seating tickets are $15. Students are free with a valid ID. Visit http://brownpapertickets.com/event/744580 to order tickets online.

The Riverview High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1 Ram Way in Sarasota.

For more information contact: Jazz Club of Sarasota, 330 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL, www.jazzclubsarasota.org
or call (941) 366-1552 (Wed – Fri 9 am – 5 pm).

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