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Art Ovation Hotel|1255 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 Sarasota, FL
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Sarasota Jazz Festival is a music festival that takes place at Art Ovation Hotel.

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Jazz Club of Sarasota presents ‘A World of Jazz’ at 38th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, March 7-10, 2018 Ken Peplowski, acclaimed reedman and festival music director, leads musicians from seven nations in the universal language of jazz The four-day event, from March 7-10, 2018, will feature 14 musicians from seven nations in four concerts, over a dozen locally based musicians for a Pub Crawl by Trolley, and the French art film Django with live music by Hot Club SRQ. In addition, at one of the concerts the Club will present its highest honor, the Satchmo Award, to a musician for “unique and enduring contribution to the living history of jazz.” Festival activities will be presented in various Sarasota venues including Marriott’s new Art Ovation Hotel, downtown Sarasota night clubs and Burns Court Cinema. Live jazz will fill the lobby before each concert, and four special VIP receptions—for those who purchase VIP ticket packages--will add to the luster of this star-studded festival. MUSICIANS (headliners) : Ken Peplowski, Festival Music Director, reeds (U.S.) • Scandinavian Jazztrio--Kristian Leth (Denmark), drums • Hans Backenroth bass (Sweden) • Ole Kock Hansen piano vocalist (Denmark) • Diego Figueiredo, guitar (Brazil) • Jimmy Greene, saxophone (U.S) • Jeff Hamilton, drums (U.S.) • Chiara Izzi, vocals (Italy) • Jeremy Pelt, trumpet (U.S.) • Houston Person, saxophone (U.S.) • Akiko Tsuruga, organ (Japan) COMPLETE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: CONCERT TICKETS: or 800.838.3006; $39-49; Discounted combos and VIP packages* PUB CRAWL BY TROLLEY*: $20 advance; $25 at event DJANGO movie and LIVE MUSIC*: Free-$15 *Tickets and information from Jazz Club:, 941-366-1552 (W-F, 9-5)