Vocalist June Garber is accompanied by the high-energy, big band sounds of the Sarasota Jazz Project.
(Sarasota, Florida) The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents the Sarasota Jazz Project in concert with vocalist June Garber, Saturday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., at Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, in Sarasota. Tickets are $20 for Jazz Club members; $25 for non-members; students are free. Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/845224 or by calling 800-838-3006.
With her sizzling voice and megawatt smile, vocalist June Garber has lit up concert halls, theaters and jazz festivals throughout her long performing career in Canada and the United States. Garber has been hailed by critics for her ability to “soar from note to note in musical textures hard can’t imagine,” as she growls, grinds, purrs and belts out the songs. Garber moved to Sarasota in 2012 and has performed at various venues and festivals, including the Ringling International Arts Festival, Sarasota Jazz Festival, and Selby Gardens’ concert series. At this concert, Garber will perform a variety of genres, including “heartfelt ballads like ‘The Man Who Got Away,’ to more up-tempo arrangements and favorites like ‘Over the Rainbow.’”
Founded in 2010, the 17-piece Sarasota Jazz Project features some of the area’s best musicians, including professionals who have performed with top bands and jazz musicians around the world. These talented all-stars play both standards and original compositions, creatively arranged in a uniquely contemporary big band style. “What makes the Sarasota Jazz Project unique is how we play standard tunes with a modern jazz flair,” says George McLain, the group’s manager.
While perpetuating the beloved big band sound of such luminaries as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Glen Miller, the Sarasota Jazz Project also emphasizes the work of such great modern composers and arrangers as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones and Gil Evans. Perhaps the most distinctive element of the Sarasota Jazz Project repertoire is its great collection of popular music and standards arranged in new and exciting jazz settings by the very best current musical arrangers in the world, including George Stone, Brad Morey, Gary Urwin, Ed Vizinho, Don Schamber and John Clayton.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back the remarkable June Garber in concert with the innovative big band sounds of Sarasota Jazz Project,” says Dave Walrath, president of the Jazz Club of Sarasota. Walrath is also enthusiastic about the concert’s venue—Riverview High School Performing Arts Center. “It’s beautiful, comfortable, and the sound quality is amazing. This promises to be a grand evening of truly memorable jazz.”
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, jams, lectures and the annual Sarasota Jazz Festival.
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