2017 - 2018 Season Artists Series

Welcome back after a happy summer.  This season presents a great program.



Big Band Jazz Night – Dave Pruyn & The Jazz Legacy Big Band

Dave Pruyn

Dave Pruyn

David Pruyn and his Jazz Legacy Big Band return for their fourth appearance before the Charlotte County Jazz Society on March 12th. They will be joined by their own vocal group that performs in the classic styles of the 40s and 50s much like the Pied Pipers quartet that performed with Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra.

New Orleans native and band leader Pruyn is a versatile musician who began his career at age 11. He grew up in a family of music professionals, performing on drums, trombone, trumpet and vocals. He honed his craft performing in big bands with prominent leaders and entertainers such as Doc Severinson, Buddy Morrow, Al Jarreau, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr, and Mel Torme.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is held at the William H. Wakeman III Cultural Center Theater 2280 Aaron St. in Port Charlotte. Admission is free for members and $20 for non-members.

Rolling yearly memberships are available. Please call 941.235.9482


Dixieland Jazz Night w/Herb Bruce & The Herbicide Jazz Band

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CCJS members will be admitted FREE with membership card and the public is welcome for only $20 per person.

Doors open at 6:30 and concert begins at 7:00 pm at the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.

Ticket office 941-625-4175 X 221.  For more information call our CCJS hot line 941-766-9422 or visit www.ccjazz.org.