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Sarasota News Leader October 19, 2012 Page 90 JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA'S JAZZ AT TWO 2012-2013 CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES IN NOVEMBER Jazz Club of Sarasota's Jazz at Two 2012-2013 concert series will continue in November with the Dick Reynolds Quartet (Nov. 2); the Rod- ney Rojas Quartet (Nov. 9); and Melanie Mas- sell Music & All That Jazz (Nov. 30). The Dick Reynolds Quartet will perform mainstream jazz and standards. Reynolds was a house pianist at the renowned Mr. Kelly's nightclub in Chicago in the 1960s, and he played for Mel Tormé, Car- men McRae, Sarah Vaughn and many other great artists, a Jazz Club news release notes. Reynolds later started his own commercial stu- dio in Chicago. His quartet consists of Reynolds on piano; Dave Trefethen on bass; David Pruyn on trumpet, drums and vocal; and Greg Nielsen on trom- bone. Rojas is considered "one of the most talented and soul- ful musicians in the region, playing sax and clarinet with a power and creativi- Melanie Massell/Contributed photo ty that draws audiences in," the news release says. With more than 30 years of professional ex- perience, Rojas has performed with a host of greats, from Don Rickles to Doc Severinsen. He has also played with the Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Concert Band and the Lakeland Symphony, the news release says. Rojas, who plays alto sax, will be accom- panied by Billy Mar- cus on piano, Mark Neunschwander on bass and John Jen- kins on drums. Song stylist and vo- calist Massell has opened for Chris Botti, David San- born, Jennifer Holi- day and many other well-known artists, the release points out. "Melanie delivers every song with the smoothness of a pearl, the rich- ness of Godiva and the explosion of TNT — all at once," says George Allgair, co-producer of the Jazz at Two series and a Jazz Club board member, in the news release.

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