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.
Sunday night, the Sarasota Jazz Project big band tore it up at the Copa Restaurant (301 near Fruitville Rd) in Sarasota.
The band is scheduled to play at the Copa on Sunday nights 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
(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.
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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