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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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Jazz Club of Sarasota To Hold Free Bill Buchman Art of Jazz Outdoor concert this Sunday Afternoon in Venice

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present Bill Buchman’s Art of Jazz featuring Nancy Pastore on Sunday, February 19 with a free outdoor concert from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gazebo at Centennial Park, 200 West Venice Avenue, Venice. Joining pianist Buchman and vocalist Pastore are Rob Fors on bass, Lenny Balistreri on drums and Benietsito Campoverde on congas. The concert is co-sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

The group will perform an afternoon of jazz favorites and Buchman is sure to bring some of the boogie-woogie beat that always delights audiences.

Bill Buchman (photo courtesy Carol LoRicco)

For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, phone the Jazz Club office at 941.366.1552 (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) or email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com.

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Jazz Club of Sarasota Free Joy of Jazz Concert Scheduled in Venice Sunday Afternoon Cancelled due to rain forecast

(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.

The Quintet will play music from the Great American Songbook, jazz instrumentals and popular music with a jazz feel.

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.

For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, phone the Jazz Club office at 941.366.1552 (Wed.-Thurs.-Fri.) or email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com.