2018 - 2019 Season Artists Series

Welcome back after a happy summer.  This season presents a great program. You can download our 2018-2019 Concert Series brochure in pdf format here

2018-2019 Concert Season

Jazz vocalist Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott kick off the CCJS 2018-2019 concert season.

Jazz vocalist Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott kick off the CCJS 2018-2019 concert season.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, 7 pm

Lisa Kelly / JB Scott Sextet

The popular team of jazz vocalist Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott return to kick-off the CCJS 2018-2019 concert season.

The sextet is co-led by Downbeat Magazine award winning vocalist LISA KELLY and Warburton signature trumpet artist JB SCOTT. Their first performance together was at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. This appearance led to many others since as featured soloists and band leaders, six co-released CD projects and profiles in the 2010 book, “The New Face of Jazz”. JB was the former leader of the world-famous Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans, performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Al Hirt, Arturo Sandoval and others. He is currently the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Featured with the band in a special appearance is trombonist DAVE STEINMEYER, a legend among trombonists who performed for 28 years with the Air Force jazz Big band, The Airmen of Note, leading the band for over 10 years. Filling out the roster are prominent Florida jazz artists Jeff Phillips on piano, Jay Mueller on bass and Clyde Connor on drums.

Going to a Classic Jazz Band Concert is much like attending a symposium on the history of jazz. You will hear anything from Jelly Roll Morton to Count Basie and all the stops in between.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, 7 pm

Bill Allred and his Classic Jazz Band

This band started in Orlando, Florida in 1990 with a group of former musicians of Walt Disney World and Rosie O’Gradys. They started essentially as a “kicks” band, collecting and playing the arrangements of Matty Matlock and Billy Maxted. After performing at a few jazz festivals, they realized that there was a real market for their “little big band” type of sound. That was more than 25 years and 14 recordings ago. Going to a Classic Jazz Band Concert is much like attending a symposium on the history of jazz. You will hear anything from Jelly Roll Morton to Count Basie and all the stops in between. The band uses the five-horn front line typical of such bands as those of Matty Matlock, Billy Maxted and Red Nichols.

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 7 pm

Dan Miller-Lou Del Gatto Quintet

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, 7 pm

Mike Frost Band

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, 7 pm

Peter and Will Anderson

Monday, March 11, 2019, 7 pm

Jim Roberts Saxtet

Monday, April 8, 2019, 7 pm

Steve Uscher and his Tropic 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 concerts begin 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.