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A wonderful tradition 22 years and counting

A wonderful tradition 22 years and counting

Drummer Al Hixon wound up the 22nd season of his Monday night jazz jams last week at 15 South on Sarasota’s St. Armand’s Circle. Hixon and bassist Mark Neuenschwander were joined by a special guest on keyboards, Boston’s Chris Neville, whose hefty jazz credentials include working with the late Benny Carter on the alto saxophonist/composer’s […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Education Center winds up 25th anniversary on high note

Education Center winds up 25th anniversary on high note

The Longboat Key Education Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in high gear with plenty of style, innovation and record-breaking attendance this season. Field trips included birding in the Everglades, touring the St. Petersburg and Tampa Museum of Fine Arts with art critic Kevin Costello, and being privy to a ballet rehearsal followed by brunch and an informal talk with artistic director Iain Webb

March 21, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Jazz in March

Jazz in March

Al Hixon Jazz Trio featuring John Lamb and special guests from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursdays, at 15 South. • March 3: Billy Marcus on keys and Dave Morgan on vibes and vocals • March 10: Dick Reynolds on keys and Rose Bilal, a wonderful song stylist from Tampa. • March 17: Billy Marcus, […]

March 7, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Live New Orleans Jazz this Thursday

Live New Orleans Jazz this Thursday

Live New Orleans Jazz Nights every Thursday night through March 10 with bandleader Henry Blackburn, Barry Bockus on saxophones and clarinet, Hank Ross on string bass, and weekly featured guests from around the country on piano. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and concert begins

January 21, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Smooth jazz at the Van Wezel

Smooth jazz at the Van Wezel

Dave Koz and Friends are celebrating the joys of the season with A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010. Koz’s 13th anniversary holiday tour will hit the Van Wezel at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28. This year, Sarasota favorite Dave Koz will be joined by South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler, keyboardist Brian Culbertson and Dutch saxophone star […]

November 12, 2010 | Posted in In the news | Read More »