Time Out for Jazz, Feb. 27-March 5

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Alexis Cole. (Courtesy photo)


34TH ANNUAL SARASOTA JAZZ FESTIVAL: Through March 1. Lineup: Alexis Cole, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, The Anderson Brothers, Charlie Bertini Quintet, John Lamb, Kitt Moran, Elaine Jerome, Michael Royal, Henry Ettman. 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. 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;

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;

AL HIXON’S CHANGING QUARTET: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 27. 15 South Ristorante, 15 Blvd. of the Presidents, St. Armands. Reservations: 388-1555

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;

BURNS COURT CAFE: 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 28. With the Tommy Goodman Trio. 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

JAZZ AT FIRST CHURCH: Jazz trio of Johnny Moore, Dominic Mancini and Tommy Goodman, with guest Bill Carmichael, 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 2; Jeff Lego (trombone), April 13. First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave. Free-will offering. 955-0935;

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

AL HIXON’S JAZZ JAM: 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 3. 15 South Ristorante, 15 Blvd. of the Presidents, St. Armands. Reservations: 388-1555

SARASOTA JAZZ PROJECT: 7-9:30 p.m. March 4. Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St. $5. 388-7539;

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;


AL HIXON AND FRIENDS: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27. Presented by the South County Jazz Club. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. S. $10 ($5 for club members). Hixon (drums) will be accompanied by John Lamb (bass) and Dick Reynolds (piano), with guests Bob Switzer (trumpet) and Mark Gould (sax).

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;

IN THE MOOD: 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 4. Tommy Goodman (keyboard), Dave Morgan (vibes), Dominic Mancini (bass), Dane Hassan (drums). 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. March 6. Under the direct of Bob Zimmerman. Sahib Shrine Temple, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. $7. Also: March 20, April 3, 17, Nov. 6, 20. 355-0455

JAZZ AT TWO: 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;

JOY OF JAZZ: 2 p.m. March 9. Tom Ellison and Hip Pocket in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Free; donations accepted to support Jazz Club of Sarasota’s scholarship fun. Bring lawn chairs/blankets. 366-1552;

DICK HYMAN: 4 p.m. March 9. Bradenton Community Fine Arts Series. First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. 747-4406

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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