Jazz at First Church

Upcoming Jazz Concerts

 

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

Join us for our Jazz Series Sundays at 4 & 5:30pm 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Joining the ever-popular Jazz Trio for the 2019-20 season will be The Dick Hamilton Trio, Jim Wellen, Natalie Barber, Peter BarenBregge, Steve Martinucci, and Dave Morgan.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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 Sunday November 10, 2019 

Guest Artist: The Dick Hamilton Trio

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

The Dick Hamilton Trio is comprised of: Dick Hamilton, trombone; Jim Martin, trumpet; and Tony Swain, saxophone/clarinet. These three jazz masters have been electrifying jazz lovers in the Sarasota / Bradenton for many years. Come be captivated by their innovative and classical treatments of the jazz repertoire! 

Admission: free

 

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Guest Artist: Jim Wellen

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

Saxophonist Jim Wellen is a well-known and popular performer in the Sarasota area. He is best known for his smooth tone, melodic phrasing, and rich repertoire of songs from the American Songbook. Jim is a perennial favorite. We welcome him back to our Jazz at First Church series!

 
Admission: free

 

 

 

 Sunday, January 12, 2020 

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

Saxophonist Natalie Barber is beloved by local jazz aficionados and we are overjoyed to welcome her back to our Jazz at First Church Series for the third time. She plays many styles of music, enhanced with cultural nuances she has picked up in her world travels and residencies. Prepare to be charmed as you listen to Ms. Barber’s virtuosic renderings of jazz standards and beloved classics! 

Admission: free

 

 

 

 

 Sunday, February 9, 2020 

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

Saxophonist/flutist/clarinetist Peter BarenBregge was music director and principle jazz soloist for the Washington DC-based Air Force band “Airmen of Note” for 20 years. He is a true virtuoso and has performed for audiences around the world. He is now retired and lives in the local area where he is in high demand, both as a performer and band leader. He returns to our series this year as an audience favorite.    

Admission: free

 

 

 

 Sunday, March 8, 2020

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

Guitarist Steve Martinucci is an essential part of the Jazz at First Church series. In addition to his impressive playing skills, Mr. Martinucci has composed a number of Brazilian bossa novas. You won’t be able to sit still when you hear him play!

Admission: free

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

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

Vibraphonist Dave Morgan has been performing since the age of 13. His repertoire includes something for everyone:  Dixieland, Rock, Folk, Reggae, Jazz, and Classical. This concert is a treat for those who appreciate a truly fine jazz vibraphonist!

 

 Admission: free