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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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Baltimore Orioles to Host 7th Annual All Faiths Food Drive Sunday, March 19th

(Sarasota, FL) On Sunday, March 19, the Baltimore Orioles will host the seventh annual All Faiths Food Drive. Fans attending the 1:05 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank. Volunteers will collect all donations at the gates of the ballpark.

Since 2011, more than 6,000 pounds of food and nearly $7,000 in cash donations have been collected at the yearly food drive to help people in need in the Sarasota community. In 2016, All Faiths Food Bank distributed 8.5 million pounds of food, which equates to 7.1 million meals. More than 3,500 volunteers and 184 partner agencies and programs in Sarasota and DeSoto counties support the Food Bank’s mission of providing healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.

The Orioles’ participation in the All Faiths Food Drive is part of Sarasota 365, a host of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the ballclub’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. For more information or to sign up for the Orioles in Sarasota e-newsletter, visit www.orioles.com/sarasota.
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Book Talk Guest Patricia Wells, author My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen

Book Talk Guest Patricia Wells, author My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen.


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Baltimore Orioles to host Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark charity event at Ed Smith Stadium March 17th

(Sarasota, FL) For the second consecutive year, the Baltimore Orioles will host “Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark” at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday, March 17. Every dollar raised at the charity event will benefit the Library Foundation for Sarasota County’s early childhood literacy programs and the Music Health Alliance. This year’s event is presented by the Orioles in partnership with the Greater Sarasota Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.

The performances will begin at 8:15 p.m. showcasing a cross-section of Nashville’s vast songwriting community. Performers will include Liz Rose, Grammy Award and American Country Music Award-winning songwriter, Laura Veltz, Grammy nominated co-writer and one of the top songwriters in Nashville, Jimmy Robbins, award-winning country radio hit songwriter, Ryan Beaver, one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” according to Rolling Stone and emerging Nashville writer Margaret Valentine. Country singer and songwriter, Jenae Cherry, whose husband is Orioles pitcher Brad Brach, will perform as a special guest.

Veteran MASN broadcaster Jim Hunter will serve as emcee for the charity event, which will feature a meet and greet with Nashville songwriters and Orioles players and a pre-show VIP cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m. Following the pre-show activities, Rose, Veltz, Robbins, Beaver, and Valentine will perform in a country-style songwriter round, a concept made famous in Nashville and seen on the hit television show Nashville.

The performance benefits the Library Foundation for Sarasota County’s Children’s Literacy Endowment and the Music Health Alliance.

For more details, visit www.orioles.com/Sarasota.
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Remembering Broadcaster Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes passed away at age 66 today. He was best known as a talk show host on radio and television. He was a talented broadcaster who worked at iconic New York radio stations WNBC as a disk jockey and transitioned to a provocative talk show host at WABC and later Fox News radio and television.
The following article on Alan Colmes was published today by “Talkers Magazine”:

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Book Talk Guest Christine Lennon author The Drifter

Doug Miles talks with Christine Lennon author “The Drifter” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Christina Baker Kline author A Piece of the World

Doug Miles talks with Christina Baker Kline author “A Piece of the World” on “Talk Across America”.


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