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Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Page 82 JOY OF JAZZ CONCERT SERIES TO KICK OFF JAN. 13 IN VENICE The Jazz Club of Sarasota���s Joy of Jazz concert series will kick off with David Pruyn and The Paramount Swing 6 on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Centennial Park in downtown Venice. man, a Jazz Club of Sarasota board member and producer of this series, in the release. For more information, call 366-1552, or visit The concert will be free, a news release notes, but donations will be accepted in support of the Jazz Club���s scholarship fund. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Trumpeter and vocalist Pruyn will appear with his band, The Paramount Swing 6, consisting of Tom Ellison playing sax and flute, Greg Nielsen on trombone, Dick Reynolds on piano, Bruce Wallace on bass and Rich MacDonald on drums, the release adds. A New Orleans native, Pruyn is a multi-talented musician and conductor who has performed with many jazz greats, including Dick Hyman, Chick Corea, Mel Torme, Steve Lawrence, Frank Sinatra Jr., Al Jarreau, Rosemary Clooney, Edie Gorme, the Manhattan Transfer and his hometown buddy, Harry Connick, Jr., the release points out. ���We���ll be playing music from The Great American Songbook,��� says Pruyn in the release, ���and we���ll throw in some Big Band-era favorites and other tunes associated with notable instrumentalists and vocalists from the true glory days of popular music.��� The 2012-2013 Joy of Jazz series will include two more concerts ��� on Feb. 3, featuring the Venice High School Jazz Lab, and on March 17 with Ron Kraemer and the Hurricanes. ���It���s a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon: enjoying the great melodies, rich harmonies and soulful rhythms of jazz,��� says Bill Beck- David Pruyn/Contributed photo

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