Sarasota Jazz Festival-Ticket Package
Jazz Club of Sarasota presents A World of Jazz
at 38th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, March 7-10, 2018
Ken Peplowski, acclaimed reedman and festival music director, leads 14 musicians from seven nations in four major concerts. The concerts will be presented at Sarasota's new Art Ovation Hotel a Marriott "Autograph Collection" hotel. Other Festival activities include a Jazz Trolley Pub Crawl, that includes 9 venues and over 50 musicians; and, a viewing of the French Film "Django" with a live Gypsy Jazz Concert at Burns Court Cinema.
Includes admission to all 4 concerts. Open seating.
The festivals house band is the Scandinavian Jazztrio:
Writer/musician/composer Kristian Leth (Denmark), drums; a Danish Academy Award-nominated film composer and Grammy-winning recording artist who has written, performed and produced scores for TV series, films and commercials.
Hans Backenroth (Sweden), bass; acclaimed as one of the best bass players Sweden has developedever! (Arne Domnérus, Swedish jazz legend).
Ole Kock Hansen (Denmark), piano; one of the most significant artists in modern Danish Jazz (Wikipedia).
In addition to the Scandinavian Jazztrio, festival musicians (in alphabetical order) are: Ehud Asherie, piano, Israel; a master of swing and stride (New Yorker); a jazz pianist who integrates the New York piano tradition with his inventive style.
Graham Dechter, guitar, U. S.; honored in the DownBeat Critics Poll as "Rising Star Guitar" (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017).
Sinne Eeg, vocalist, Denmark; considered the preeminent jazz vocalist in Scandinavia.
Diego Figueiredo, guitar, Brazil; a fast-rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists; plays with an infectious, joyful feeling.Jimmy Greene, saxophone, U.S.; GRAMMY® Award-nominated saxophonist, composer, and arranger.
Jeff Hamilton, drums, U.S; known for his versatility as a drummer, composer, arranger, and educator; leads his own trio and performs with other respected groups including the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.Chiara Izzi, vocals, Italy; described by JazzTimes as a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated.
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, U.S.; featured by Nat Hentoff in The Wall Street Journal; voted "Rising Star - Trumpet" for five years by DownBeat and the Jazz Journalists Association.
Houston Person, saxophone, U.S.; a rock-solid, full-toned musician, recording artist and winner of the Eubie Blake Award.
Akiko Tsuruga, organ, Japan; called Queen of the Organ; winner of the 2017 Hothouse Magazine Jazz Award for Best Organist.
Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.Host: Mike Cornette, director of jazz & on-air host, WUSF 89.7 FM, Tampa
1st Set: Scandinavian Jazztrio with special guest vocalist Sinne Eeg. 2nd Set: Scandinavian Jazztrio joined by Jimmy Greene on saxophone and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet. Featured performances by Sinne Eeg, vocals, and Ken Peplowski, reeds.
Finale: All-Star Jazz Jam with all of the evenings musicians
Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Host: Whitney James, jazz vocalist; on-air jazz host, WUSF 89.7 FM, Tampa
1st Set: Diego Figueiredo, guitar; Chiara Izzi, vocals; Jimmy Greene, saxophone.
2nd Set: Scandinavian Jazztrio; Houston Person, saxophone; Graham Dechter, guitar.
Finale: All-Star Jazz Jam with all of the evenings musicians.
Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m.,
Host: Kayonne Riley, General Manager and Midday Jazz Host, WUCF 89.9 FM, Orlando
Two sets of mix-and-match with Scandinavian Jazztrio; Graham Dechter, guitar; Akiko Tsuruga, organ; Jeff Hamilton, drums; Houston Person, saxophone; Diego Figueiredo, guitar; Chiara Izzi, vocals; Ehud Asherie, piano; and Ken Peplowski, reeds.
Finale: All-Star Jazz Jam with all of the afternoons musicians.
Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Host: Bob Seymour, Retired director of jazz and on-air host, WUSF 89.7 FM, Tampa; honorary member, Jazz Club of Sarasota Board of Directors
1st Set: Kristian Leth, drums; Hans Backenroth, bass; Ehud Asherie, piano; and Ken Peplowski, reeds
2nd Set: Jeff Hamilton, drums; Akiko Tsuruga, organ; Graham Dechter, guitar; and Houston Person, saxophone.
Festival Finale: All-Star Jazz Jam with all of the evenings musicians
Art Ovation Hotel (View)
1255 N. Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
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