Island Jazz is well in the swing of their 10th season of fabulous music!
Guests “in the know” pack up their beach chairs and head to the outdoor Boler Garden at BIG ARTS every Sunday afternoon for the free 3pm concerts. (Even if it rains, the show goes on; it simply moves into the covered Gainer Veranda.)
Island Jazz features Harry Reiner and Dick Montgomery on trumpet, Tom Cooley on drums, Gene Federico on vocals and guitar, Louis Pradt on clarinet, Bud Pike on saxophone, Bill Johns on bass, Glen Poling on guitar, and Charlie Winkler on keyboard. Special guest vocalist is Sally-Jane Heit. Frequent guest players include many of the best jazz musicians in southwest Florida playing all styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to bop, pop, and more.
It’s not too late to catch them this year! Remaining concert dates are February 21 and 28; March 6, 13, 20, and 27, and April 3, 10, 17 and 24.
We’ll see you there! (And just in case you can’t wait, check out a preview of their amazing sound below.)