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Two Great Shows Coming to Fogartyville in Sarasota

| Arlene Sweeting |

Prepare for a Foot-Stomping Good Time with The Wandering Hours

The Wandering Hours are a Neo-traditional mountain folk band whose contemporary songwriting has an old-timey feel. Banjo, mandolin, guitar, and foot percussion underscore the band’s thoughtful lyrics and story-telling.  The Wandering Hours will play the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Sunday, May 23 at 8 pm.  Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the General Public.  Advance tickets are available at 

The Wandering Hours are a rare group that is not only fun and engaging with the audience, but absolute tops on their instruments, drawing from folk traditions and meta-modern thinking with topics ranging from the perpetuity of time to some good ole drinking songs.  A staple in live music circles and the festival circuit, they were named Creative Loafing Tampa’s Best of the Bay in 2019 and 2020. The Wandering Hours are currently recording their next record to be released later this year.


Jalen Baker Quartet to Perform at Fogartyville

A recipient of the South Arts Jazz Road Tours Grant, the Jalen Baker Quartet will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Monday, May 24th.  The concert is presented in conjunction with Modern Marimba.  The Jalen Baker Quartet consists of Jalen Baker, vibraphone, Paul Cornish, piano, Gavin Moolchan, drums, and Gabriel Godoy, bass. Jalen will  promote his debut album during his Jazz Road Tour.  Jalen’s quartet has performed at Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Cezanne Jazz Club in Houston, Timucua Arts in Orlando and Good Times Jazz Club in Savannah, Georgia. Tickets for the show are $15 for members and $18 for the general public.  In-person seating is limited due to Covid, but streaming tickets will also be available for $10.  Advance tickets are available at 

Jalen Baker, was born in Washington, DC and raised in Houston, TX. He is a vibraphonist, percussionist, educator, and composer whose early training involved both classical and jazz music. He decided rather early on to focus on jazz and in May 2017, Jalen received his BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago. While matriculating at Columbia College Jalen studied with percussionist Jarrett Hicks. He’s received several accolades including outstanding soloist at both the Notre Dame and Elmhurst Jazz Festivals and was one of two students chosen to represent Columbia at the Arcevia Jazz Festival in Arcevia Italy. Jalen has also hosted the Jazz Jam with the Columbia Chicago Fusion ensemble at the 2017 J.E.N. conference in New Orleans and was chosen to be a member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s NextGen Jazz program.  

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