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The Bridge Series Continues with Berimbau & Hot Club SRQ at Fogartyville in Sarasota

| Arlene Sweeting |

Eager to bridge the void of excellent jazz performances created by the pandemic, WSLR+Fogartville and The Jazz Club of Sarasota have joined forces to present a series of four concerts featuring some of the best jazz talent in the area.  The Bridge Jazz Series continues on Thursday, March 11th with performances by Berimbau and Hot Club SRQ. The concert will be livestreamed and there will be limited in-person seating.  Doors will open at 7 pm and the concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  Livestreaming tickets are $10 for The Jazz Club of Sarasota and WSLR+Fogartyville members, $15 for non-members, and $25 for those that will host a watch party.   In-person seats are being sold in tables of four – $40 for members/$60 for non-members.  Tickets are available on the website.

Berimbau features Jeff Sack and Rick Peterson on guitar performing a mix of jazz, blues, classic, and bossa nova.

Hot Club of SRQ performs a musical mélange of rumba, flamenco, swing, bossa nova, bebop, and tango collectively known as gypsy jazz.  The band’s name pays homage to the original Hot Club of France ensemble, officially known as Quintette du Hot Club de France, which was quite popular in Europe from the mid-1930s through the late ’40s. Headed by esteemed guitarist Django Reinhardt and violin virtuoso Stéphane Grappelli, QHCF is still considered one of the most original bands in jazz history. Hot Club of SRQ includes Keven Aland (violin), Jon McLaughlin (guitar), Chad Tallman (guitar), and Glenn Stevenson (Upright bass). 

Upcoming Events in the Bridge Series

April 15 – Fred Johnson with The Michael Ross Trio/TBD

May 20 – Synia Carroll and Gumbi Ortiz and New Groove City

From the Fogartyville Website:  Fogartyville 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.

In March 2021 we will re-open for limited in-person events.  We will be operating under strict protocols and patrons not complying with our protocols will be asked to leave.

Covid Protocols:

  1. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days, is permitted at Fogartyville at this time. Everyone’s temperature will be checked when they arrive at the venue.
  2. Everyone is required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times except when seated at their table.
  3. Patrons should remain seated at their designated table unless traveling to the restroom or leaving the venue.
  4. Tables will be appropriately spaced to ensure social distancing and cannot be moved.

Photo Provided by Fogartyville

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