Michael Ross 5

A Mingus Holiday with the Michael Ross 5 at Fogartyville in Sarasota

The Michael Ross 5 invites you to join them for a Mingus Holiday at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Friday, December 17 at 8pm.  An iconoclastic visionary, jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus established a movement within modern jazz that marked a departure from bebop and helped chart the course of avant-garde jazz. Inspired by the music of Duke Ellington, Mingus created jazz scores and compositions of textual color while retaining the dominant element of improvisation. The show will be mostly Mingus with a few of Ross’s originals and a couple of hipper holiday tunes.   Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for nonmembers.  Advance tickets are available at Fogartyville.

Michael Ross has made himself a fixture on the Florida jazz scene. A pivotal moment in his career occurred in the early 1980s when he joined, and soon led, Liquid Bebop, one of the most formidable jazz units to ever call Tampa Bay home. During its nearly two-decade tenure, the band featured such top-tier players as saxophonists David Pate and Mickey Wells, pianist Chuck Owen, percussionist Gumbi Ortiz and drummer John Jenkins.  

As the new millennium approached, Ross sought a more active outlet for his own composing, and he started performing as the Michael Ross Quartet. For this performance, the band will consist of:  Daniel Jordan- Tenor sax and flutes; David Pate- Tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute; Anthony Aldissi- piano; Michael Ross-Bass; and John Jenkins – drums.

yville is Sarasota’s premier listening room, but concerts aren’t all we do.  In addition to our live concerts, we also host other arts and cultural events, educational events, and sponsor events in the community.

WSLR+Fogartyville is following the Covid Safety protocols established by #SafeArtsSarasota.  

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