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Jim Wellen Quartet to open Joy of Jazz series

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The Jazz Club of Sarasota will open its 2014 Joy of Jazz concert series Sunday afternoon at Centennial Park in downtown Venice with a performance by the Jim Wellen Quartet.

The concert begins at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 and is free, although donations may be made to the Jazz Club's scholarship fund.

Jim Wellen / COURTESY PHOTO

Jim Wellen / COURTESY PHOTO

Tenor saxophonist Wellen has performed with the area's top pianists, bassists and drummers. His quartet includes Mac Chrupcala on piano, Al Hixon on drums and Dave Trefethen on bass. The Sunday program will include light-hearted tunes from the American Songbook.

The series continues with the Venturas at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and Tom Ellison and Hip Pocket at 2 p.m. March 9.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. For more information: 366-1552; www.jazzclubsarasota.org.

 

 

 

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