2017 - 2018 Season Artists Series

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

MONDAY DECEMBER 11

Internationally renowned saxophonist Greg Abate will be joined in his fifth appearance at CCJS by pianist Richard Drexler, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Barry Smith. Greg recorded his first CD Live at Birdland NYC in 1991. He has 17 recordings as a leader to his credit.

Abate began his career as a performer with groups like Ray Charles and Dick Johnson (The Artie Shaw Band) before striking out on his own. The Rhode Island resident did his most recent recordings with friend and saxophone legend Phil Woods. Greg is a resident of Rhode Island where he is an adjunct professor at Rhode Island University and a clinician for the Selmer Instrument Company conducting workshops and master classes throughout the country.

MONDAY JANUARY 8

Latin Jazz Night with Joe Delaney & Friends

MONDAY FEBRUARY 12

Jeff Rupert Quartet with Veronica Swift

MONDAY MARCH 12

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

MONDAY APRIL 9

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

For Ken Franckling’s reviews of recent series concerts, visit:  “Ken’s Blog”

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.