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Time Out for Jazz, Jan. 16-22

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Cynthia Sayer Press Shot

Cynthia Sayer. (Courtesy photo)

SARASOTA

THE GOOD TIME GROOVE: 2-4 p.m. every Thurs. Bay Village, 8400 Vamo Road. 966-5611

AL HIXON’S CHANGING QUARTET: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 16.15 South Restaurant, 15 Blvd. of the Presidents, St. Armands Circle. Reservations: 388-1555

JAZZ AT TWO: Eddie Tobin, Jan. 17 / Jerry Eckert Trio, Jan. 24 / Kitt Moran, Jan. 31. All 2-4 p.m. $7 for Jazz Club members, $12 for nonmembers. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.com

BETTY COMORA JAZZ DUO: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17-18. Giuseppe’s Ristorante, 1900 Main St. 366-661; bettycomora.com

OCEAN BLUES: The Linda Baker Trio feat. Eddie Tobin, 6 p.m. every Fri. / Ocean’s Eleven Big Band, 7-9 p.m. every Sat. / Sessions: The Monday Night Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. every Mon. / Dan Dembicki Jazz Trio, 7 p.m. Jan. 14. 1936 Hillview St. 366-3010; oceanblues.net

J RYAN’S ON THE GRILL: Vocalist/flutist Shelly Torman, 6-9 p.m. every Sat. / Jazz Brunch with Keith and Nancy Carman, noon-3 p.m. every Sun. 8389 S. Tamiami Trail. 923-3200; jryans.com

CYNTHIA SAYER’S HOT JAZZ TRIO: 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 2 p.m. Jan. 19. The Glenridge Performing Arts Center on Palmer Ranch, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. $20 ($15 for GPAC and South County Jazz Club members). Reservations recommended. 552-5325; GPACTIX.com

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Shelly Torman.

CAFÉ L’EUROPE: 10 p.m. every Sat. Late Night Jazz feat. the Dynamic Duo (Michael Royal on piano, John Lamb on bass). 431 St. Armands Circle. Reservations: 388-4415

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 19. Vocalist-flutist Shelly Torman performs at Ophelia’s on the Bay, 9105 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. Reservations: 349-2212

JAZZ CLUB JAM SESSION: 3-5 p.m. every Sun. Core trio of Jerry Eckert, Dave Hubbell and Len Balistreri. Clásico Cafe & Bar, 1341 Main St. $10 (participating musicians, no charge). Reservations: 957-0700

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. Jan. 19. A salute to Florida, titled “We’re Glad To Be In Florida.” Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., on Lockwood Ridge Road just south of University Parkway. $5. Future shows: Feb. 16, March 16, April 13. Reserve tickets in advance: 907-4123; suncoastconcertband.org

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

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

JAZZ IZ IT: 6-9 p.m. every Thurs. Deborah Opie (vocals), Mike Parmelee (keyboard), Ernie Williford (bass) and Randy Opela (drums). Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave. Reservations: 484-1889

SOPHISTICATED SWING BAND DANCE: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Fri. 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

JOY OF JAZZ: 2-4 p.m. Jan. 19. Free concert by The Jim Wellen Quartet at the gazebo in Centennial Park. Presented by the Jazz Club of Sarasota. jazzclubsarasota.org

ENGLEWOOD

PATRICIA DEAN TRIO: 2-4 p.m. Jan. 17. Englewood Arts Center, 350 S. McCall Road. $5 for South County Jazz Club members, $10 nonmembers. 379-3345; southcountyjazz.org

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. 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

HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Showcasing the talents of musicians from Booker, Manatee, Riverview, Sarasota and Southeast high schools. Free. Sponsored by The Jazz Cruise and the Jazz Club of Sarasota. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.org

THE DAVE BENNETT QUARTET: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $40/$45. Presented by Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. 360-7399; artistseriesconcerts.org

10TH ANNUAL AMICCO JAZZ FEST: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 6. Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring St., Anna Maria. Featuring Gulf Drive Band and Koko Ray. Presented by Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 896-3899; amicco.org

JAZZ AT FIRST CHURCH: Feb. 9, Terry Myers (clarinet-sax); March 2, Bill Carmichael (sax); April 13, Jeff Lego (trombone). First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave. Free-will offering. 955-0935; firstsrq.com

34TH ANNUAL SARASOTA JAZZ FESTIVAL: Feb. 23-March 1. Lineup: Alexis Cole, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, The Anderson Brothers, Charlie Bertini Quintet. A free youth clinic at Riverview High School led by festival headliners Charlie Bertini and Jeff Phillips will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 25. The festival, presented by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, is sponsored by The Jazz Cruise and in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development tax revenues. Evening concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Concert tickets will be available soon at The Players’ box office: 365-2494, at theplayers.org. For updates, group prices, show times and more information: 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.com

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