Jazz Thursday – April

Advanced tickets are at capacity. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Thursday, April 13

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, with extended hours in the galleries, Bistro, and SHOP! Sip on refreshing cocktails and enjoy small bites in the Bistro.

Each second Thursday of the month features a different style of jazz–from straight-ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing–programmed in partnership with Jazz Club of Sarasota. Galleries are open until 7:00 pm on Jazz Thursdays.

Jazz Thursday activities:

  • Enjoy The Barker Project’s performance on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
  • Grab dinner and drinks at Bistro, which opens at 5 pm, serving a special evening menu, beer, wine, and cocktails.
  • Explore the exhibitions in our galleries, with hours extended to 7 pm.
  • Treasure hunt in SHOP all evening!

Members always receive their 10% discount in SHOP.

Members receive their 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages in Bistro.

Please bring your membership card with you, as proof of membership is required for complimentary members’ entry.

Check In
Check in begins at 4:30 pm, and seating opens in the Plaza at 5 pm.

Food and Beverage are available for purchase on-site through the Bistro. Please refrain from bringing outside food and beverage.

For guest safety, personal chairs are not permitted on-site

Advanced tickets are at capacity. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

The Barker Project


The Barker Project is a Sarasota-based fusion band under the musical direction of Johnnie Barker. Since studying at Berklee College of Music, locally renowned bass player, Johnnie has assembled an array of his talented friends and colleagues that include musicians from all around the nation. With their roots in Jazz, they blend Funk, Rock, Blues, & Gospel into what makes the musical gumbo that makes the sound of The Barker Project. Their creative interpretations of well-known songs, as well as their original music, are a thrill for audiences throughout the region.

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