Jazz at First Church

Upcoming Jazz Concerts

 

Jazz Series to begin Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4 & 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy FREE, live Downtown Jazz before your dinner and evening plans.

 Jazz Trio: Tommy Goodman, piano; Dominic Mancini, bass; Johnny Moore, drums

Joining this ever-popular Jazz Trio for this special event will be Dick Hamilton, trombone; Jim Martin, trumpet; and Tony Swain, saxophone/clarinet. These six professional musicians, actively engaged in our area’s jazz scene, will open our 2018-19 Jazz at First Church Series. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 4 & 5:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Natalie Barber
Jazz Trio: Tommy Goodman, piano; Dominic Mancini, bass; Johnny Moore, drums

We welcome the return of British musician Natalie Barber whose first performance with our Jazz Trio was enthusiastically received! Natalie plays tenor saxophone in the style of hard-bop jazz with  a hint of other flavors that she has picked up from her travels and residencies.  She came to us last year from  the Cayman  Islands and now lives in our local area, joining our active jazz scene.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 9 at 4 & 5:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Pete BarenBregge
Jazz Trio: Tommy Goodman, piano; Dominic Mancini, bass; Johnny Moore, drums

New to our Jazz at First Church series is Pete BarenBregge, a professional saxophonist, flutist, and clarinetist, has performed for millions, including presidents and royalty, and in well-known opera halls, jazz clubs, and international jazz festivals. Pete has edited, produced, recorded, and collaborated with top names such as  Bennett and Gillespie. He is now a freelance musician in our Sarasota-Venice area.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 8 at 4 & 5:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Steve Martinucci
Jazz Trio: Tommy Goodman, piano; Dominic Mancini, bass; Johnny Moore, drums

Steve Martinucci on guitar has been part of our First Church Jazz Series for several years. His impressive background includes performing in the New York music scene for over 20 years.  Steve has both studied and played with the jazz “greats,” especially those of Latin music legend. He is versed in all music settings, from solo to big bands and pit orchestras.

 

Sunday, April 12 at 4 & 5:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Dave Morgan
Jazz Trio: Tommy Goodman, piano; Dominic Mancini, bass; Johnny Moore, drums

We welcome back Dave Morgan on vibraphone, a performing musician since the age of 13!  He plays many styles of music:  Dixieland, Rock, Folk, Reggae, and Classical.  He’s performed in radio, television, resorts and festivals with Bob Hope, Phil Harris, Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, and many others. This talented musician is also a drummer and vocalist!