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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 THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way (just off of Proctor Rd).

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


THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at Riverview High School (View)
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
United States


Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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