Joy of Jazz Sarasota Venice

Joy of Jazz Sarasota Venice

The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents a FREE Joy of Jazz concert on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. with the Jim Wellen Quintet. The band will perform in the gazebo at Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave., Venice.

The Jim Wellen Quintet will perform classic jazz standards and music from the Great American Songbook with Jim Wellen, tenor sax, Billy Marcus, keys; Dick Hamilton, trombone; John Lamb, bass; and Al Hixon, drums.

Concert-goers can bring chairs or blankets for this free outdoor concert, which is the third in an annual series co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. It replaces the Joy of Jazz concert previously scheduled for Jan. 22 but canceled because of a storm.

About the Jazz Club of Sarasota:

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, one of the largest and most active jazz clubs in the United States, is dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz, America’s original musical art form. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the former publicist for Benny Goodman, the Jazz Club has approximately 600 members and is growing. The Club presents over 50 events throughout the year, including the Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, for over 35 years, which is one of the major US jazz festivals.  Every year, the Jazz Club of Sarasota grants scholarships to high school and college students who are serious about continuing their jazz education. 

For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com or phone 941-366-1552 (Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)