Time Out for Jazz, Feb. 13-19


Herb Bruce and the Herbicide Jazz Band will get good times rolling in a Mardi Gras concert on Sunday (Feb. 16). (Courtesy photo)


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

MIKE MARKAVERICH: Solo piano, 5-8 p.m. every Thurs.-Fri. Caragiulos, 69 S. Palm Ave. 951-0866;

EUPHEMIA HAYE / HAYE LOFT: Debbie Keeton, 7:30-11 p.m. every Thurs. / Gary DeMichele, 7:30-11 p.m. every Fri. / Mike Markaverich, 7:30-11 p.m. every Sat.-Sun. / Eddie Tobin, 7:30-11 p.m. every Mon.-Tues. / Michael Royal, 7:30-11 p.m. every Wed. 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 383-3633;

LIVE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: 8-10 p.m. every Thurs. Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre Shops). $15. Doors open at 7:30; refreshments available. 383-8811

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. 1936 Hillview St. 366-3010;

TOMMY GOODMAN TRIO: 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Burns Court Café, 401 S. Pineapple Ave. 312-6633

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;

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. every Sun. 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


Michael Ross. (Courtesy photo)

THE MICHAEL ROSS FIVE: 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court. $10/$12. 894-6469;

SUNCOAST JAZZ AMBASSADORS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Theme: “Latin Romance.” Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St. (on Lockwood Ridge Road south of University Parkway). $5 (available in advance). 907-4123;

“LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: A MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION": 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Trombonist Herb Bruce and the Herbicide Jazz Band present a concert of Dixieland, ragtime, blues, jazz and more at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road. $15. 371-4974;

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

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;


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


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.

THE KLAUS BADER/PETER STARKMANN QUINTET: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 14. Tenor sax phenomenon Klaus Bader and his friend, guitarist, Peter Starkmann are flying from Germany for their appearance for the South County Jazz Club. They will be accompanied by pianist Johnny Varro, bassist Don Mopsick and drummer Tony Martin. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. S. $5 for SCJC members; $10 for nonmembers. 379-3345;

DIANE ROSTAD: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15. La Dolce Vita, 217 Miami Ave. 445-5236

“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;


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

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., 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Wed. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 255-0944;


NOBLEMEN BIG BAND: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 20. Under the direct of Bob Zimmerman. Sahib Shrine Temple, 600 N. Beneva Road. $7. Also: March 6, 20, April 3, 17, Nov. 6, 20. 355-0455

JAZZ AT TWO: Skip Conkling, Feb. 21 / John DePaola, March 7 / Henry Ashwood, March 14 / Johnny Varro Duo with Mark Neuenschwander, March 21 / Andre Roy, March 28. All 2-4 p.m. $7 for Jazz Club members, $12 for nonmembers. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. 366-1552;

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 For updates, group prices, show times and more information: 366-1552;

JAZZ AT FIRST CHURCH: 4 p.m. March 2, Bill Carmichael (sax); April 13, Jeff Lego (trombone). First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave. Free-will offering. 955-0935;

JIM CULLUM JAZZ BAND: 8 p.m. March 15. The Glenridge Performing Arts Center on Palmer Ranch, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. $30.552-5325;

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