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Time out for jazz: Who's playing where, Dec. 6-12

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Debbie Keeton. (Courtesy photo)

SARASOTA

JAZZ AT TWO: Art Siegel, Dec. 6 / Rodney Rojas, Dec. 13 / Valerie Gillespie Ensemble, Dec. 20 / Dan Miller Quartet, Dec. 27. All 2-4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.org

LATE NITE JAZZ: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 6. Michael Royal on piano and Mark Neuenschwander on bass. Café L’Europe, 431 St. Armands Circle. Reservations: 388-4415

JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA OPEN JAM SESSION: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Clasico Cafe/Bar, 1341 Main St. $10. Reservations: 957-0700

J RYAN’S ON THE GRILL: Vocalist/flutist Shelly Torman, 6-9 p.m. every Sat. 8389 S. Tamiami Trail. 923-3200; jryans.com

OCEAN BLUES: Oceans Eleven Big Band, 7 p.m. every Sat. / Sessions: The Monday Night Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. every Mon. Ocean Blues, 1936 Hillview St. 366-3010; oceanblues.net

SHELLY TORMAN: Sunday Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8. Ophelia’s on the Bay, 9105 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. Reservations: 349-2212

JAZZ AT FIRST CHURCH: 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Featuring the trio of Johnny Moore (drums), Dominic Mancini (bass) and Tommy Goodman (piano), with special guest Jim Wellen on saxophone. Freewill offering. First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave. 955-0935

DEBBIE KEETON JAZZ QUARTET: 7-10 p.m. every Sun. Mattison’s City Grille, 1 N. Lemon Ave. 330-0440; mattisons.com

SUNCOAST JAZZ AMBASSADORS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. First concert of the band’s 2013-2014 season is called “Christmas on the Yellow Brick Road.” Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St. (Lockwood Ridge Road) just south of University Parkway. $5. Free parking. 907-4123

AL HIXON JAZZ JAM: 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Mon. 15 South Ristorante, 15 Boulevard of the Presidents. 388-1555

JAZZ NIGHT AT KAZU’S 2.0: 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Tues. Featuring Keven Aland on violin, J.P. Coley on upright bass and Kazu on keyboards. 6566 Gateway Ave. 922-5459; kazus2srq.com

BLUE ROOSTER: Ken Loomer Big Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 10 ($5). 1525 Fourth St. 388-7539; blueroostersrq.com

MANATEE

JAZZ BRUNCH WITH KOKO RAY: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sun. Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. 778-0444; sandbar.groupersandwich.com

VENICE

SOPHISTICATED SWING BIG BAND DANCE: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Fri. Venice American Legion Post 159, 1770 E. Venice Ave. $5.926-1577

LET’S DO IT WITH AL PIERCE AND HIS FRIENDS: 1-3 p.m. every Fri. Catlin Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive. Music for dancing.

"KLEZMANIA ON THE GULF": 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. Klezmer & Jazz, with instrumental sit-ins welcome by invitation. Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave. Reservations: 484-1889; KlezMania.com

CHARLOTTE

JD’S BISTRO AND GRILLE: The Patricia Dean Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thurs. / The Danny Sinoff Trio, 7-10 p.m. every Fri. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Tues. / The Kitt Moran Trio, 7-10 p.m. every Sat. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Wed. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 255-0944; jdsbistroandgrille.com

FRED CAPITELLI’S INGROOV QUARTET JAZZ MASS: 6:30-8 p.m. every Sun. Hope Lutheran Church, 14200 Hopewell Ave., Port Charlotte. 697-2345

COMING UP

NATE NAJAR’S JAZZ HOLIDAY WITH HARRY ALLEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. southcountyjazz.org

DARWIN’S ON 4TH: The Michael Ross Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 18.1525 4th St., Sarasota. 343-2165; DarwinsOn4th.com

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