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Charlotte County Jazz Society

The Charlotte County Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz music. We are located in Port Charlotte, Florida where we host concerts, as well as jazz jam sessions, monthly from October of each year through the following April. Revenue from our events supports our scholarship program to assist local high school students pay for their advanced education in music.

As a Jazz Society member you will, each year, enjoy admission without additional charge to performances by Florida’s finest professional talent as well as world renowned jazz artists. You will also receive a quarterly digital newsletter covering the jazz scene in Charlotte County and around Southwest Florida. Non-members are welcome at all our events as well.

Whether you are already a fan or are just beginning to explore and enjoy jazz, we welcome you and hope you will enjoy our website. Please browse through our menu at top and click a link to view our activities and upcoming events as well as information about scholarships, membership, special events and jazz around our community and Southwest Florida.

Becoming a member of the Charlotte County Jazz Society is easy . . . just visit our “Become a Member” page and download an application.

Bobby van Deusen returns

Trad piano master opens expanded matinee series

Trad piano master opens expanded matinee series

Jazz piano marvel Bobby van Deusen was the first musician featured in Charlotte County Jazz Society’s afternoon concerts back in September 2018. He returns to Port Charlotte on Thursday, September 29 to perform in the first of four CCJS matinee concerts planned over the next six months.

Bobby is a master of ragtime, stride, boogie woogie and Dixieland genres. Many will remember the beautiful Phantom of the Opera medley from his last visit. He has performed with Al Hirt, Pete Fountain and Rosie O’Grady’s Dixieland Band in Orlando, as well as the Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band and as a calliopist/pianist for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company’s Mississippi River fleet.

In May, Bobby won his second consecutive senior division title at the World Championship Old Time Piano Playing Contest in Oxford, Mississippi. Bobby was born in Philadelphia, raised in Ohio and now lives in Pensacola on the Florida Panhandle.

This 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. performance at The Grill at 1951 is open to CCJS members and guests with all tickets sold in advance. Reservations must be made by Thursday, September 22. They can be obtained with a $10.00 check per ticket payable to CCJS and mailed to CCJS, PO Box 495321, Port Charlotte FL 33949. Reserved tickets will be held in your names at The Grill at 1951 on the concert day, Thursday, September 29. Food and beverages will be available for lunch. Doors open at noon for ticket-holders.

One more matinee concert is scheduled this fall. Two are planned in February and March at The Grill @ 1951, thanks to the hospitality of owner Dave Eger.

Trumpeter and singer Bob Zottola’s Jazz Simpatico trio with pianist Stu Shelton and drummer Tim Ruger will perform on November 3.

The Grill at 1951 is a CCJS Community Partner.

 

  • To view our latest newsletter (Dec. 2021-Jan. 2022) please click here: In Tune

Thank you for visiting us at ccjazz.org. We look forward to meeting you soon at one of our jazz events.

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