North of The Keys to, and including, Venice, and west of Miami/Dade, Broward, Palm Beach; (Monroe, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte & Lee Counties) (Metropolitan areas of Naples, Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte)
ARTIS - Naples (The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts): 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108 MAP artisnaples.org (239)597-1900 Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra (Glenn Basham - coordinator and violin, Lew Del Gatto - artistic director, co-bandleader and tenor saxophone, Jerry Stawski - co-bandleader and piano, Mike Harvey - drums, Kevin Mauldin - bass, Dan Miller - trumpet) "ALL THAT JAZZ" SERIES. TICKETS. Two shows nightly at 6pm & 8:30pm. APR 5: Tenor Saxophonist Eric Alexander; 26: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro: 2214 Bay Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 MAP barrelroomfortmyers.com (239)333-2225 7-10pm, Every Thurs: The Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto Quartet w/ Dan Miller (trumpet), Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone), Brandon Robertson (bass) and Tony Vigilante (drums).
Buckingham Blues Bar: 5641 Buckingham Rd. Fort Myers, FL 33905 MAP buckinghambar.com (239)693-7111. All shows at 8pm(summer hours). Every SUN: Open Blues Jam w/Tommy Lee Cook (3-6pm); Every WED: Blues Jam Night w/ Tommy Lee Cook (8-11pm); Every SAT when there is not a Backyard Blues Fest: EclecticElectric w/Tommy Lee, TBone Funk & Cool as Hell Larry Bell on pedal steel, 3-6; FRI/SAT shows (free or pay) are NO SMOKING. APR 15: Backyard Blues Fest w/ The Bridget Kelly Band, Terry Hanck & TLC & The Heathens, 2-11pm, $10; MAY 6: Backyard Blues Fest w/ Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, TBA & TLC & The Heathens, $10, 2-11pm; MAY 27: Backyard Blues Fest w/ Albert Castiglia Band, The 24th Street Wailers & TLC & The Heathens,$10, 2-11pm.
Cambier Park Bandshell: 735 8th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 MAP naplesgov.com/index.aspx?NID=120 The Gulf Coast Big Band: Concert #2. 2-4pm, APR 9: Dan Miller (Musical Director and Conductor) with The Gulf Coast Big Band.
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 MAP artcenterbonita.org (239)495-8989 Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Concert Series. APR 27: Music at the Moe: Classical Jazz Quartet, This program features the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by Claude Bolling and a mix of original and jazz standards 7:30pm
Charlotte County Cultural Center Theater: 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952 MAP www.ccjazz.org Jazz Hotline (941)766-9422. Charlotte County Jazz Society Artist Series 2016-17. Admission non-members $20. All times 7-9:20pm. APR 10: Bob Leary Sextet.
Englewoods on Dearborn: 362 West Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223 MAP englewoods.tripod.com (941)475-7501 MAR 31: Marty Stokes Band (7-10:30pm); APR 5: The Lucky Losers "In Any Town" CD release tour!; 28: Marty Stokes Band (7-10:30pm).
Froggy's Bar: 3620 Stringfellow Rd, St James City, FL 33956 MAP facebook.com/froggys.bar (239)283-3773 6-10p, TBA
Gulf Coast Town Center: 9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33913 MAP gulfcoasttowncenter.com (239)267-0783 MAY 20: Marty Stokes Band, 7-9pm, Free.
Kingsway Country Club: 13625 Kingsway Circle, Lake Suzy FL 34269 www.ccjazz.org Jazz Hotline (941)766-9422. Charlotte County Jazz Society Sunday Jam Sessions. Bring your “axe” and sit in with a great rhythm ensemble. Admission non-members $5. All times 1-4pm. Musicians performing at the Jam, sitting in with the band, are admitted free. Members and the general public alike are welcome and it’s a great chance to meet and get to know some of your fellow aficionados. Musicians who like to play jazz are welcome to sit in. Food and beverages are available at the venue and very reasonably priced. MAR 26; APR 30.
Nemo's Sports Bistro at HeadPinz: 1899 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990 APR 14: Marty Stokes Band (7-10pm).
Porkys Road House: 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 MAP (941)404-8394 facebook.com/porkysroadhousepc Blues Series Brought to you by The Phoenix Radio, Two Brothers Entertainment and Mill Jenn Entertainment. MAR 25: Pat Travers After Party with The Rusty Wright Band, 9pm, TICKETS; APR 6: Coco Montoya, 7pm, TICKETS (VIP available); 15: Damon Fowler Group, 7pm, TICKETS; 20: Popa Chubby, 7pm, TICKETS; 27: Harper & Midwest Kind, 7pm, TICKETS.