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01/25/2013

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Sarasota News Leader January 25, 2013 Page 99 HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS ON JAN. 25 The Jazz Club of Sarasota will host the High School Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Sarasota High School, 1000 S. School Ave., Sarasota, the club has announced. Garrett explains in the release that three professional musician mentors — Dick Hyman, George McLain and Henry Ettman — will work with each band onstage and offer suggestions on different ways to play the music. He adds that the festival was a major success when it started in 2008, but it was discontinued after two years because of a lack of funding. The free concert will showcase the talents of musicians from Booker High School, Booker Junior High School, Sarasota High School, Riverview High School and Manatee High School, along with students in two bands from Lakewood Ranch High School, a news release "Sponsoring events like this is a big part of the says. Jazz Club of Sarasota's mission," says Garrett. "It's a perfect fit with our scholarship program, "Want to hear the future of jazz?" asks festival which has presented thousands of dollars of coordinator and Jazz Club of Sarasota board scholarships to local young musicians over member Gordon Garrett in the release. "You'll the past 15 years." hear it at this concert. These incredibly talented students will amaze with their enthusiasm For more information about the Jazz Club of and chops. Your attendance supports the fu- Sarasota or the festival, call 366-1552, or visit ture of jazz." www.jazzclubsarasota.org. HANCOCK NAMED THE 2013 GREENFIELD PRIZE WINNER The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Greenfield Foundation have announced that painter Trenton Doyle Hancock is the winner of the $30,000 Greenfield Prize, awarded this year in visual art. The award will be presented to Hancock at a celebration dinner on Sunday, April 21, in The Francis Ballroom, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Jerry Saltz, senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine, will be the keynote Hancock was selected from a small group of speaker. finalists that included Nicole Eisenman, Mau- "We congratulate Trenton Doyle Hancock and reen Gallace and Byron Kim, a news release look forward to meeting him in April," said says. The jury that selected Hancock includBruce E. Rodgers, executive director of the ed Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange Hermitage Artist Retreat, in the release. "The County Museum of Art; Valerie Cassel Oliver, award presentation is the official kickoff for head curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and James Rondeau, chair- a two-year process in which he will create a man and Dittmer curator of the Department new piece of art that eventually will be shared of Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of with art lovers across the country and around the world," Rodgers added in the release. Chicago, the release adds.

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