Monday, April 7, 2014

All That Jazz is a hot jazz ensemble out of Punta Gorda and Sarasota, Florida.  James Williams (piano and vocals), Punta Gorda, hails from the San Francisco Bay Area; Bob Miner (saxophone) came to Punta Gorda from Albuquerque, New Mexico; Joe Bruno, Sr. (trumpet and flugelhorn), who's led bands in Boston, Las Vegas and Sarasota; Joe Bruno, Jr. (bass) is a native of Sarasota; and Rick Costa (drums) from the Boston area. Other regular players include Isaac Mingus (bass), Sarasota.
      Other musicians who have joined us over the past three years include Shawn Doolittle (drums) from Sarasota, Dominik Teyke (drums), who began his musical career in Berlin, Germany, and resides in Sarasota; Bruce Wallace (bass), Harley Sommerfeld (sax/clarinet/flute), Jack Keeling (sax/clarinet/flute) Tim Eaton (trumpet), Bob Feldman (clarinet), Kay Carter (trumpet), Don Mopsick (bass), Chris Stevens (trombone), Daniel Klimoski (saxophone), Don Dean (drums), and Lenny Balistreri (drums).  Every musician who plays with us is top notch!

We are available for bookings as a quintet, quartet or trio in the Charlotte Harbor area from Punta Gorda north through Port Charlotte, Englewood,North Port, Venice, and Sarasota, and south through Ft. Myers and Naples.  Scroll down page for music samples.

The Jazz Club of Sarasota's Joy of Jazz at the Gazebo in downtown Venice on  January 11, 2015, featured All That Jazz.

Carol LoRicco: 2015/03/04 Jazz Trolley &emdash; "All That Jazz"

All That Jazz was featured in the Sarasota Jazz Festival's Jazz Trolley at Marina Jack's, Sarasota, on March 4, 2015. 

Jazz Club of Sarasota Ocktoberfest Jazz Trolley featured All That Jazz at the Mandeville Beer Garden in Sarasota on October 7, 2015.

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Past dates:                                                     Harley Sommerfeld, Don Mopsick and Kay Carter sit in

   Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, Port Charlotte
      2014: 12 Feb, 28 Mar, 23 Apr, 3 Oct, 2 Oct,
        21 Nov, 28 Nov, 19 Dec
      2015: 2 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 29 May,
        26 Jun, 11 Sep, 6 Nov

   Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice
      2014: Wednesdays, 2 Jul - 1 Oct and
        12 Oct , 26 Oct, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 17
      2015: Every Sunday from Jan-Sep 

   Howard's Restaurant, Englewood
      2014: 11 Nov, 26 Nov, 16 Dec
      2015:  3 Feb, 3 Mar, 28 Apr
   The Turtle Club, 139 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
       2015:  17 Oct, Duo (James & Bob)

   Venice Yacht Club, Venice
       2015:  12 Jun, 27 Nov, Quartet 
   Wells Fargo Corporate Party, Punta Gorda
       2015: 9 Nov, Trio

   2015: New Year's Eve at Cassariano Italian Eatery
       313 W. Venice Ave., Venice, Quintet
   Naples Botanical Garden Jazz Series
       2016: 10 Jan, Quartet 

   Punta Gorda Rotary Wine, Beer and Cheese Tasting
       2016: St. Andrews South, 13 Feb, Quartet 
   Private Party on Sanibel Island
       2016: 26 Mar, Duo (James & Bob)

   "Jazz Under the Stars", Venice Yacht Club, Venice
       2016: 14 Jul, Quintet 
       2017: 27 Apr, Quintet
   Sarasota Bay Club, Sarasota
       2016: 18 Aug, Quintet 

   Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda
       2016: 1 Jul, 9 Sep, 30 Sep, Quintet
       2017: 13 Jan, 3 Mar, Quintet

   St. Petersburg Yacht Club, St. Petersburg
       2016: 23 Sep, Quintet 
       2017: 22 Apr, Quintet 

   Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte, grand opening
        2016: 1 Oct, Quartet

   2016: New Year's Eve at Cassariano Italian Eatery
       313 W. Venice Ave., Venice, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Quintet 

   Triano Clubhouse, Venice
       2017: Friday, 24 Mar, Trio

    "Jazz Under the Stars", Venice Yacht Club, Venice
       2017: 27 Apr, Quintet

    "Jazz Night" at The Founders Golf Club, Sarasota
       2017: 7 July, Quintet

    Private Party at The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota
        2017: 22 July, Quintet
    Private Party at Cassariano Italian Eatery, Venice
        2017: 14 September, Quartet

    Private Party at the Daiquiri Deck, South Siesta Key
        2017: 18 October, Trio

    Private Fund Raiser in Port Charlotte
        2017: 4 November, Quintet

    2017: New Year's Eve at Cassariano Italian Eatery
        313 W. Venice Ave., Venice, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Quintet

     Private Party at Lazy River Village in North Port
        2018: 25 February, Quartet
     The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar in Punta Gorda
        2018: 28 February, Trio

     Mardi Gras PartyShadow Wood Country Club, Bonita Springs
        2018: 1 March, Dixieland Quartet

Upcoming dates: 

   Cassariano Italian Eatery, 313 W. Venice

        Ave., Venice, Every Sunday (except Superbowl, Easter, 

        & Mother's Day), 6-9 pm, indefinitely, Quintet

    Charlotte County Democrat's Blue Gala Dinner, Kingsway Country
        Club, Port Charlotte, 2018: 24 March, Trio 

    The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar in Punta Gorda
        2018: 28 March; 25, April, Trio

    Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Plantation Golf & Country Club,
        Venice, 2018: 11 April, Quintet

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At Cassariano's, January 2018

Joe Bruno Sr., Isaac Mingus, James Williams, Bob Miner, Shawn Doolittle - New Year's Eve 2015 at Cassariano's

              At Cassariano's, 3 April 2016              

Carol LoRicco: 2015/10/07 Jazz Trolley &emdash; Manderville Beer Garden 
Joe Bruno Sr., James Williams, Isaac Mingus, Dominik Teyke at the Mandeville Beer Garden, Sarasota, 7 Oct 2015
Carol LoRicco: 2015/10/07 Jazz Trolley &emdash; Need a name
Isaac Mingus 

Carol LoRicco: 2015/10/07 Jazz Trolley &emdash; James Williams
James Williams
Carol LoRicco: 2015/10/07 Jazz Trolley &emdash; Dominik Teyke
Dominik Teyke

Joe Bruno Sr.

Carol LoRicco: 2015/03/04 Jazz Trolley &emdash; James Williams
James Williams, Marina Jack's, Sarasota, 4 March 2015

Joe Bruno, Jr. 
Carol LoRicco: 2015/03/04 Jazz Trolley &emdash; Bob Miner
Bob Miner 

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