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. DEC 14: Vocalist Kenny Washington; JAN 4: Guitarist Martin Taylor; FEB 15: Alto Saxophonist George Young; MAR 8: Violinist Benjamin Schmid; APR 5: Tenor Saxophonist Eric Alexander; 26: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
ARTIS - Naples (The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts)- Daniels Pavilion: 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108 MAP artisnaples.org (239)597-1900 7pm, DEC 7: Dan Miller with The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert Featuring guest soloists Lew Del Gatto (tenor saxophone) and Glenn Basham (violin); DEC 31: NEW YEARS EVE w/ Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto Quartet (Dan Miller - trumpet, Lew Del Gatto - tenor saxophone, Don Mopsick - bass, Ron Hefner - drums) Presents A Viennese New Year's Eve featuring the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. TICKETS & INFO.
Big Blue Brewing: 4721 SE 10th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33904 MAP bigbluebrewing.com (239)471-2777 9pm-12am, DEC 9, 17: Marty Stokes Band; JAN 13: Marty Stokes Band; FEB 17: Marty Stokes Band; MARCH 17: Marty Stokes Band.
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 ther 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. DEC 9: Victor Wainwright & Wildroots, $15; 10: JP Soars & The Red Hots, $10; 16: The Nouveaux Honkies, $10; 17: Damon Fowler, $12; JAN 28: J.W. Jones, $10.
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, DEC 11: 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. DEC 30: Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band (8pm) TICKETS $40/$45/$50 (10% off for current CFABS Members); FEB 9: Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds (8pm) TICKETS $20/$25/$30 (10% off for current CFABS Members); FEB 25: Velvet Caravan (8pm) TICKETS $25/$30/$35 (10% off for current CFABS Members); MAR 2: Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band (8pm) TICKETS $55/$60/$65 (10% off for current CFABS Members); MAR 4: Shotgun Wedding (8pm) TICKETS $37/$42/$47 (10% off for current CFABS Members); MAR 18: The McCartney Years (8pm) TICKETS $45$50/$55 (10% off for current CFABS Members).
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. DEC 12: Ira Sullivan; JAN 9: Sarasota Jazz Project; FEB 13: Dick Hyman; MAR 13: Lisa Kelly and J B Scott Band; APR 10: Bob Leary Sextet.
Englewoods on Dearborn: 362 West Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223 MAP englewoods.tripod.com (941)475-7501 DEC 22: Marty Stokes Band (7-10:30pm); MAR 31: Marty Stokes Band (7-10:30pm); APR 5: The Lucky Losers "In Any Town" CD release tour!
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. DEC 18 (3rd Sunday to avoid conflict w/ Christmas); JAN 29: FEB 26; MAR 26; APR 30.
North Naples United Methodist Church: 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34109 MAP http://www.northnapleschurch.org TICKETS. 7pm, DEC 5: Dan Miller - Lew Del Gatto Orchestra Plays the Duke Ellington - Billy Strayhorn Arrangements of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto bring together an All-Star Big Band for a special evening of swinging music on Monday December 5th at the North Naples United Methodist Church. They will be playing the music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite as arranged by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn and recorded by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1960. This is a work of breathtaking scope and it is both highly nuanced and incredibly swinging. The second half of the concert will be a Jazz at the Philharmonic-style jam session featuring many of the world-class soloists from the Big Band. This group with feature some of the finest jazz musicians from all over Florida including saxophonists Lew Del Gatto, Jeff Rupert, Gerald Augustin, Craig Christman, trumpeters Dave Pruyn, Mike Santiago, Mark Pettey, trombonists Dante Luciani, Herb Bruce and a very swinging rhythm section of pianist Jerry Stawski, bassist Don Mopsick and drummer Tony Vigilante.
Nemo's Sports Bistro at HeadPinz: 1899 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990 DEC 23: Marty Stokes Band (7-10pm).
South Venice Yacht Club: 4425 Yacht Club Dr, Venice, FL 34293 MAP svyclub.com Don't own a yacht? Not to worry! Not a criteria for this club! Membership info at: (610)453-1385. DEC 31: NEW YEAR'S EVE w/ Marty Stokes Band .