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02/01/2013

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ARTS BRIEFS The Venice High School Jazz Band will perform in Centennial Park in Venice on Feb. 3. Contributed photo CENTENNIAL PARK TO HOST JOY OF JAZZ CONCERT The Jazz Club of Sarasota's Joy of Jazz concert series will continue with the Venice High School Jazz Band and Kitt and Mike Moran on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. trumpet and sax. The band will be performing works by Charlie Parker, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, George Gershwin and Neal Hefti. Following its performance, jazz vocalist Kitt The concert is free, but donations will be acMoran and her husband, pianist Mike Moran, cepted in support of the Jazz Club's scholarship fund, a news release says. Guests are en- will take the stage, the release adds. The Mocouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. rans have been regulars on the New York City jazz club circuit, performing at such venues Under the direction of Venice High School as Michael's Pub, the Village Vanguard, The Band Director Jonathan Case, the 10-member Blue Note and Shanghai Jazz, the release conVenice High School Jazz Band is an audition group that changes every school year, the re- tinues. Kitt Moran has opened for Jay Leno, lease notes. This year's band includes a full Rodney Dangerfield and Jackie Mason and has rhythm section and features young musicians performed with a number of other jazz greats, playing piano, bass, drums, guitar, trombone, it notes.

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