Big Band Jazz in Carrollwood November 2 | Arts & Culture
Carrollwood, Florida - The Carrollwood Cultural Center and jazz enthusiast Rick Gee will present Rick Gee's Jazz Jamm featuring the Sarasota Jazz Project tomorrow, November 2.
The Sarasota Jazz Project is a 17-piece ensemble dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and public performance of big band jazz music in Sarasota, and the neighboring communities.
While respecting and performing music of great big bands of the past led by such luminaries as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Glen Miller, the Sarasota Jazz Project emphasizes the work of modern composers and arrangers such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones and Gil Evans.
Perhaps the most distinctive element of the Sarasota Jazz Project's repertoire is its great collection of popular music and standards arranged in new jazz settings by musical arrangers such as George Stone, Brad Morey, Gary Urwin, Ed Vizinho, Don Schamber and John Clayton.
November 2 will mark the first appearance by the Sarasota Jazz Project at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, and the third time the Center has collaborated with Rick Gee's Jazz Jamm, Inc., which is committed to promoting quality jazz in the Tampa Bay area.
Tickets can be purchased at the Center's Box Office, online at CarrollwoodCenter.org, or over the phone at (813) 269-1310.