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11/01/2013

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A&E BRIEFS Jack Fanning and In the Mood/Contributed photo JAZZ CLUB ANNOUNCES JAZZ AT TWO LINEUP FOR NOVEMBER The Jazz Club of Sarasota's Jazz at Two 20132014 concert series continues this month with In the Mood, featuring vibraphonist Jack Fanning (Nov. 1); the Patricia Dean Trio (Nov. 8); and Tony Castellano Jr. (Nov. 15), the club has announced. The series, which was founded in 2001, "showcases the region's top jazz performers" on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, located at 3975 Fruitville Road in Sarasota, a news release says. Tickets are $7 for Jazz Club members and $12 for non-members. A portion of ticket sales is directed to the Jazz Club's scholarship program. Fanning will ring in the month with his quartet, In the Mood, featuring drummer Dane Hassan, pianist Tommy Goodman and bassist Dominic Mancini. Born in Baltimore in 1929, Fanning grew up taking piano lessons from his mother and listening to the music of Lena Horne, Glenn Miller and the big swing bands of that era, the release notes. In 1974, he helped found the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and also established the Monterey Bay Hot Jazz Society, "which is still going strong today," the release says. After Fanning retired in 1992, he and his wife, Billie, moved to Venice, "where Fanning quickly became a fixture on the local jazz scene," the release notes. Following In the Mood, the Patricia Dean Trio will perform on Nov. 8, with Dean on vocals and drums, Jeff Phillips on piano and Dave Trefethen on bass. "Dean is that rare combination of singer and musician, able to do both at an exceptional level," the release continues. Critics have noted she "is no mere singing drummer or drumming singer. As a drummer, she's an inspiring and supremely

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