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Time Out for Jazz, March 20-26

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Johnny Varro. (Courtesy photo)

SARASOTA

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

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

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

AL HIXON’S JAZZ JAM: 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thurs. and Mon. 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; euphemiahaye.com

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

JAZZ AT TWO: Johnny Varro Duo with Mark Neuenschwander, March 21 / André Roy Trio, 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; jazzclubsarasota.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. 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

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

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

KEN LOOMER BIG BAND: 7 p.m. March 25. Blue Rooster, 1525 4th St. $5. 388-7539; kenloomer.com

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

THE ROBBIE ROSE TRIO: 6-9 p.m. every Thurs. Wave Grill at Ramada Inn, 425 U.S. 41 Bypass N. 308-7700

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.

JAZZ CONCERTS AT BAY INDIES: 1-3 p.m. every Sat. through March. Big band, Dixies and other oldies. Bay House in Bay Indies, 950 Ridgewood Ave.

“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

IN THE MOOD: 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 25. Tommy Goodman (keyboard), Dave Morgan (vibes), Dominic Mancini (bass), Dane Hassan (drums). Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave. Reservations: 484-1889

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., 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

SCF JAZZ ENSEMBLES: 8 p.m. March 27. Presenting a historical anthology of jazz music featuring pieces from the swing era to the modern era. Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. $8 ($4 for students and SCF staff). 752-5252; scf.edu

VALERY PONOMAREV WITH VALERIE GILLESPIE AND FRIENDS: 7:30 p.m. March 28. Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $25 for Jazz Club of Sarasota members, $30 for nonmembers. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.org

LENORE RAPHAEL & HOWARD ALDEN: 8 p.m. April 5. Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. $20. 552-5325; GPACTIX.com

JAZZ AT FIRST CHURCH: Jeff Lego (trombone), April 13. First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Free-will offering. 955-0935; firstsrq.com

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