This popular jazz concert series in Venice showcases the region’s top jazz performers
(Sarasota, Florida) The Jazz Club of Sarasota’s Joy of Jazz concert series kicks off with Ron Kraemer & the Hurricanes, Saturday, November 17, 2 to 4 p.m., in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. The concert is free but donations are accepted in support of the Jazz Club’s scholarship fund. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages will be available; coolers not allowed. For more information, call 941-366-1552. The series is sponsored, in part, by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
Ron Kraemer is a noted blues, jazz and swing guitarist whose “understated stage presence belies impressive instrumental mastery as he runs up and down the neck of his jazz guitar with focus and fluidity,” according to music blog columnist Susan James. Accompanying Kraemer for this concert are JP Coley on upright bass; Art Siegel on drums; Eddie Tobin on keyboards; and Mark Gould on sax.
“We’ll do a mix of blues, jazz and swing,” says Kraemer. “Every song we do has at least one of those elements to it—and sometimes the song has all three elements! One way or the other, our music is sometimes jazzy, often bluesy—but always cool.”
The 2012-2013 Joy of Jazz series will include three more concerts—dates and details to be announced soon. “It’s a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon, enjoying the great melodies, rich harmonies and soulful rhythms of jazz,” says Bill Beckman, a Jazz Club of Sarasota board member and producer of this series.
For more information about the Jazz Club of Sarasota, call 941-366-1552, or visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org.
About the Jazz Club of Sarasota
The Jazz Club of Sarasota’s mission is to promote, preserve, and educate people about jazz, the original American art form. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the club presents ongoing concert series, events, lectures and the annual Sarasota Jazz Festival.