Sunday, May 5 § LeBarge
(Sarasota, Florida) The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents its annual “Jazz on the Water” cruise, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3-5 p.m., aboard LeBarge, which departs from Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Guests will enjoy the swinging sounds of Henry Ashwood and his Ashwood Jazz Trio. Tickets are $30 for Jazz Club members; $35 for non-members. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale; guests are requested not to bring coolers. Boarding begins at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 941-366-1552.
Henry Ashwood’s style of sax playing has been likened to that of jazz legend Paul Desmond and he is in constant demand as a performer at venues throughout the state. Drummer Fred Edinborgh and keyboardist Kevin Wilder join Ashwood in this concert that they guarantee will have audience members “snapping their fingers and tapping their feet.” Fred Edinborgh has been performing professionally for over 25 years and has played with such jazz notables as Chet Baker, Tom Harrel and Ray Drummond. Kevin Wilder is known for combining jazz, pop, soul and funk in unexpected ways and has played with such jazz luminaries as Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Ray Charles.
“The jazz cruise has been a favorite Jazz Club event for over 10 years,” says Rick Gee, a Jazz Club of Sarasota board member. “What better way to enjoy a beautiful spring day than to sail on Sarasota waters while enjoying great jazz? Our mission is to present the finest jazz music on Sarasota waters. We believe we do just that with this event.”
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, present, and educate people about jazz, the original American art form. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the club presents ongoing concert series, jam sessions, lectures and the annual Sarasota Jazz Festival.