This Weekend, Kitt, Mike and Talented Friends
This Saturday, April 23, Kitt and I are performing with John Lamb at Tapas One in Punta Gorda. I don't know if that's within range of your blog. In any case, on Friday the 29th our quartet (Dom Mancini and John Pickering) is playing at Heron Creek in North Port, the next town south of insidevenice.
I have added your blog address to our regular E-blast list. We are grateful for any publicity you can give us, and we hope we see you and Peggy at one of our gigs again soon.
Posted By Ed at 6:35 PM
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
15 Year Old Violin Virtuoso Performs in Venice April 16 With Very Strong Group
Jonathan “Jazz” Russell with Bud Leeds Ensemble – April 16, 2011
Young violin sensation Jonathan "Jazz" Russell listened and watched. The event: the 2008 Presidential Inauguration. Days later he scored his own version of what he had seen and heard. 'Twas Jonathan's take on John Williams' arrangement of "Simple Gifts" performed by Anthony McGill, YoYo Ma, Gabriela Montero, and Itzhak Perlman. We've all heard this mid-19th century Shaker hymn by itself or as part of Aaron Copeland
Posted By Ed Martin at 9:46 AM
Thursday, 17 March 2011
April 10, 2011 Free Concert, Jazz in Venice, Centennial Park 2-4p.m
our last 'Joy of Jazz' concert in Centennial Park on Sunday, April 10th from 2-4pm. If you could help spread the word around that would be very helpful.
'Jennifer Leigh and her New Digs' brings her 5 piece group to Venice for the last concert in the FREE 'Joy of Jazz' series. Jennifer and her guys will provide a high energy multi-genre' performance of Jazz, Blues, Swing with a little Rock on the side. They are real crowd pleasers who do their utmost to bring
Posted By Ed Martin at 3:47 PM
Friday, 2 July 2010
Grace Kelly--Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Grace Kelly at Montreal Jazz Festival,
Montreal, July 2, 2010, No not the “cool Philadelphia blond” of film fame, but a newly 18 year-old small, vivacious, Korean-American, (nee Chung), alto player, vocalist and composer.
The Montreal Jazz Festival causes some grumbles because it includes as lot of “everything,” not only jazz, but it also is a huge success, bringing millions to the City, and hosting hundreds of free concerts at various outdoor venues within a several
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directly to this article publisheed in the Montreal Gazette
Posted By Ed Martin at 1:09 PM
Friday, 23 October 2009
For recent Jazz reports see main Inside Venice.
A report on the Venice Jazz festival can be found under the September 28th Insideveniceflorida.com blog entry.
A Sarasota Jazz Club "Friday at 2pm"concert with Kitt and Mike Moran, Dominic Mancini and John Singleton is in the October 18th entry.
Posted By Ed Martin at 4:35 PM
Monday, 15 December 2008
Kitt and Mike with terrific new CD
Our new CD "Kitt Moran Sings The Mike Moran Songbook" is now availablefor purchase or download. This 18 song collection includes "WelcomeTo Florida", "Remember Sinatra?", and "Asphalt Gardens" which is asong for a movie about Flo Fox, a legally blind Greenwich Villagephotographer. The only instrumental on the disk is "I'll RememberErroll", a tribute to Erroll Garner that Mike recorded on ErrollGarner's own Steinway.The cover art is a painting by Kitt. It's from an old photo of Miketaken at The C
Posted By Ed Martin at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Kit and Mike at Glenridge, Top flight talent!
JAZZ AT TWO SUNDAYS AT THE GLENRIDGE, Sunday, December 21, 2 – 4 p.m. The Jazz Club of Sarasota and The Glenridge Performing Arts Center present third Sunday concerts at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. Featured entertainment on December 21 will be The Kitt Moran Quartet with vocalist Kitt, Mike Moran on piano, Dominic Mancini on bass and John Pickering, drums. Tickets are $12.50; $7.50 for Jazz Club members in advance only. Call 941-552-5325 f
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Posted By Ed Martin at 3:37 PM
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Upcoming Jazz Club of Sarasota Events
Our JAZZ AT TWO series continues at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, with The Carol Ettman Quartet. The concert will be held in the Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Admission $8; $4 for Jazz Club members. The April 25 concert will feature The Tony Benade Quintet.
JAZZ AT TWO SUNDAYS AT THE GLENRIDGE, Sunday, April 20, 2 – 4 p.m. with The Al Hixon Group. The Jazz Club of Sarasota and The Glenridge Performing Arts Center continues the third Sundays concer
Posted By ed martin at 10:04 PM
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Click on new "Hot Link" on left side of main page for Jazz Club of Sarasota News, Schedule.
Upcoming this week, the Sarasota Jazz Festival. Lots of world class talent.
Posted By ed martin at 8:07 PM
Monday, 18 February 2008
Kitt and Mike in new room now two nights.
To our friends, neighbors and fans, far and near, We are happy to tell you that the new stage location and new menusare such a success that we will now be performing two nights a week(Wednesday and Thursday) at Chez Sylvie. Chez Sylvie is located at 2881 Clark Road, Sarasota,in the shopping center at Swift and Clark. Performances are from 7PM to 9:30. For reservations, call 941-923-9020. Hope we see you there. Kitt & Mike
Posted By Kitt and Mike Moran at 9:23 PM
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Dick Hyman and Peter Appleyard in Concert
Jazz Club Of Sarasota
Dick Hyman And Peter Appleyard
838 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
2 and 8 PM
Tickets: $25 members; $30 non members
Info at 941-366-1552
Dick Hyman and Peter Appleyard have played regularly as a duo since 2000. Peter was a guest on Hyman's "Swing Is Here" that same year,and they have performed together at numerous jazz festivals around North America. This brief note cannot cover the histo
Posted By ed martin at 9:24 PM
Monday, 4 February 2008
Kitt and Mike in better location at Chez Sylvie.
Now you can enjoy a quiet dinner and listen to the excellent jazz standards and cabaret music of Kitt and Mike. (ed.note)
To our friends, neighbors and fans, far and near, Chez Sylvie has closed the gallery lounge, and is developing a new,more casual menu and new prices.Call 923-9020 for details. Mike and I will now be performing in the main dining room wheredinner is served. We're on the new bandstand Wednesday nights from7:00 until 9:30. Chez Sylvie now provides even more of a d
Posted By Kitt and Mike Moran at 10:02 PM
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Jazz Society brings Jim Wellen to Venice
Tenor Sax player, Jim Wellen, will head a quartet Sunday Jan. 6 at the Harmony House, Holiday Inn, in Venice. The Sarasota Jazz Society continues its highly professional and enjoyable series of concerts in Venice with the Jim Wellen Quartet. Wellen has a lush, warm sound on his tenor and has been warmly received in his Venice appearances.
The concert is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for the public and $4 for members of the Jazz Society.
Posted By ed martin at 8:10 PM
Friday, 28 December 2007
Year End Jazz Events
Carol Ettman, 7:30-11P. Euphemia Haye.
J.P. Bandman with Ms. Che Che, 6:30-10:30P. Pino’s.
Art Rollini, 6:30-10:30. DaRuma's.
Skip Cook, 7-11P. Beach Bistro.
Debbie Keeton Duo, 9:30P-1A. Colony Restaurant, Longboat.
Mike Moran’s Tribute to Swing with Ernie Williford, 7-10P, Mattison’s Longboat.
Jake Pinto Trio, 7:30P. East Village Cabaret, Lakewood R
Posted By Jazz Club at 5:55 PM
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Upcoming Events on Jazz Club of Sarasota Calendar
The Jim Lamboy Jazz at Two series continues at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 14, in the Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota with The Jose Valentino Quartet. Admission $8: $4 for Jazz Club members. The next session will be The Tucker Antell Quartet on December 21.
Two events on Sunday, December 16.
The December Jazz at Two Sundays at the Glenridge features The Jennifer Leigh Group on Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. Vocalist Jennifer Leigh was form
Posted By Sandra Lightfoot at 4:12 PM
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Don Riddell Gets "Standing O" in Venice
Pianist Don Riddell and “his Hepcats” gave a wonderfully pleasing performance Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Harmony House in the Holiday Inn in Venice under the auspices of the Jazz Society of Sarasota. At the end the audience rose in appreciation.
Riddell plays with great energy, often in a style using two handed “block chords”, including stretching the harmonies to the edge of dissonance, but always in a way the audience finds exciting and appropriate. He acknowledges the influence of t
Posted By ed martin at 10:01 PM
Saturday, 1 December 2007
Jazz Concert in Venice at Harmony House, Dec. 2
On Sunday, December 2nd the 'Jazz Club of Sarasota' will present our 3rd concert at Harmony House. Don Riddell who lives in Venice will be playing. Please see attachment on specifics and also a brief resume' about Don below. Thanks for all your support. Mike Dowd
Don Riddell was born in England and has been a professional musician since the age of 15.
Posted By Mike Dowd at 9:04 PM
Kit and Mike and John Mercer at Lakewood Ranch
Dear Fans, Friends, and neighbors near and far, On Friday December 7 (a day of infamy) we will present ourproduction, "Johnny Mercer - Behind The Lyrics" at The East VillageCabaret in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.Joining us on bass will be John Lamb, formerly of the Duke EllingtonOrchestra.Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30. There is a $20admission charge.The East Village Cabaret is located at 6265 Lake Osprey Drive,telephone 941-373-3933 for reservations.Our program will run about one ho
Posted By ed martin at 8:22 PM
Saturday, 3 November 2007
Jazz Concert in Venice, Nov. 4
Jack Fanning and his group will present a concert at the Holiday Inn in Venice under the auspices of the Jazz Society of Sarasota at 2 p.m. Nov. 4. Non-members $8.00 and members $4.00.
Fanning is a talented musician who has played internationally to positive acclaim. There is a story in the Nov. 2 Gondolier Sun about his accomplishments.
Posted By Mike Dowd at 9:58 PM
Friday, 26 October 2007
Betty Comora and John Price Benefit for Venice Opera Guild
I will be performing with a spectacular banjo/vocalist, Bob Price for a fundraiser for the Venice Opera Guild. It's 3 pm, November 4 ..and the Venice Jewish Center.
Could you include mention of that please?
We're presenting a program of "Speakeasy Music"
Posted By Ed at 6:22 PM
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Generous Sponsors of Jazz Festival Reach 15
In addition to the Gulf Coast Foundation of Venice and others mentioned in the first announcement, here are other public-spirited sponsors.
1. BELLA LUNA CAFÉ OF VENICE—GOURMET COFFEE AND MORE.
2. BRESLER’S ICE CREAM & YOGURT SHOP
3. CAFÉ MANGIAFICO—GOURMET GELATO—MIAMI AVE.
4. CAPTAIN’S LANDING—FINE MEN’S APPAREL. DOWNTOWN VENICE
5. THE CROW’S NEST—RESTAURANT & TAVERN
6. CARIBBEAN SNO-BALL CO. VENICE BEACH PAVILLION
7. “ED MARTIN” www.insideveniceflorida.com
Posted By ed at 1:35 PM
Friday, 24 August 2007
Free Concert September 29th—Venice Jazz Festival Schedule Set
The “Venice Jazz Festival” sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast Foundation of Venice, Venice Mainstreet, Inside Venice and other local individuals and businesses, will begin with a free concert at the Gazebo in Centennial Park, Saturday, September 29th between 2 and 4 p.m and continue with concerts every first Sunday afternoon at the Holiday Inn.
Jazz Club president Gordon Garrett said the sponsoring organizations have made a three-year commitment to bringin
Posted By ed martin at 1:16 PM
Thursday, 19 July 2007
"Sundays at Vic's" - a new CD and DVD.
“Sundays at Vic’s,” a new Boulder, Colorado band grew up around pianist/composer Scott Martin as members began to sit in and eventually evolved into a seven-piece band including vocals, violin, clarinet, vibes, bass and hand-drums. Their sound is acoustic and pleasing and their rhythms evocative of a time when jazz was popular music. Their book ranges from Ellington and Monk to Jobim and even a winning version of “I Want to be Like You” from the Jungle Book.
Posted By ed at 4:14 PM
Monday, 9 July 2007
Dick Hyman and Richard Rodgers
I have been enjoying Dick Hyman’s new album, “Dick Hyman Plays Variations on Richard Rodgers.” At least it is a recent album, 2006 from the Musical Heritage Society, Inc., number 5186061, but with Dick’s amazing creativity he may have done one or more since. Dick is one of the rare pianists who is identifiable in his own style, despite being able to play James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, among many others. More than once I have tuned in a radio show, heard the piano and guessed correctly it was Di
Posted By ed martin at 1:58 PM
Sunday, 8 July 2007
Betty Comora gives free concerts at Lakewood Ranch
Every Tuesday in August, 5 to 8 pm Betty Comora (pianist/vocalist) and Mr. Gerry Millar (bassist) will play Jazz on Main St. in Lakewood Ranch. Free to the public.
Posted By Betty Comora at 4:11 PM
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
Roberta Gamberini; Freddie Cole--Live from the Montreal Jazz Festival
Roberta Gamberini, displaying exquisite musicianship, a very wide vocal range, and the best performance of “scatting,” I believe since “Bebop Betty Carter” stole the hearts and minds of a sold-out Montreal Jazz Festival Audience at “Club Soda.” Her set ended with a standing ovation from an audience with many young listeners and a minority of “gray heads” like this writer.
I had first heard a record she made on Bob Seymour’s Jazz program on WUSF-89.7, coming in on the middle of a “
Posted By ed martin at 1:41 PM
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Where to Find Joe Williams and Count Basie
Since writing about Joe Williams appearing with the Basie band at a New York benefit, singing, “Every Day (I Have The Blues), I have been asked where a recorded version might be found.
Verve 835 329-2, Compact Jazz, “Count Basie and Joe Williams” contains Every Day and a very nice sampling of the band and Williams in a number of different moods.
The Basie band on the remastered disc, (AAD), is in absolutely top form. When someone looks up the word “swinging” this ba
Posted By ed martin at 12:56 PM
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Betty Comora and Ron Drischel at East Village Cabaret
"Bouncy, Bluesy, Bizarre" duo...
Versatile Jazz musicians Betty Comora and "Dual-Sax" Ron Drischel will entertain on Friday night, July 6 at the new East Village Cabaret (Lakewood Ranch area) 6265 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota 7:30 pm
Call Backlot Theatre 363-9300 for more info. or see Bettycomora.com an
Posted By ed martin at 11:43 AM
Monday, 28 May 2007
Kitt and Mike, More Fully Appreciated--Try them, you'll like them
Kitt and Mike Moran are special--I hope you will go hear them and agree. I have shared my enthusiasm for Kitt and her husband, accompanist, Mike, but I have always felt that
simply describing her as an excellent singer of jazz standards, with special sensitivity to romantic ballads, minimizes her talents. Similarly, Mike is a partner not an accompanist and his own abilities at harmonizing and improvising are easily lost in the focus on Kitt, which he willingly creates.
Posted By edmartin at 12:37 PM
Saturday, 26 May 2007
Grady Tate stirs memories of Joe Williams and the Basie band.
I heard Grady Tate sing the great blues tune, “Nobody Loves Me” from his album, “Grady Tate Live at the Blue Note” and it is terrific. Kudos to Bob Seymour at WUSF 89.7 for presenting a wide variety of artists, known and becoming known.
Tate has a big, powerful, bluesy voice that evokes the late Joe Williams, arguably the best jazz/blues singer of his generation. Williams” version of “Everyday I Have the Blues” with the Basie band became the standard for that song.
Posted By ed martin at 9:44 PM