Jazz Thursdays

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, and 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 pm on Jazz Thursdays.

Jazz Thursdays

Jazz Thursday activities:

  • Enjoy a performance from our Featured Band on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza from 5:30 pm to 8 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!

CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place outside of the main gates beginning
at 4:30 pm – early entry will not be permitted.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Purchase your tickets to our next Jazz Thursday!

Jazz Thursday featuring The Simon Lasky Quartet

Thursday, February 8

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members
(includes Museum Admission)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Tickets will be available for purchase on February 9.

Jazz Thursday featuring Sarasota Jazz Project

Thursday, March 14

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members
(includes Museum Admission)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Thank you so much for your interest in attending Jazz Thursday. Due to limited capacity, we have ended our advanced ticket sales. We anticipate several cancellations and no shows, so you are welcome to come on the evening of the event. If space allows, we will sell tickets at the door. If you are a member, your admission will still be free.
We look forward to seeing you tonight for Jazz Thursday, featuring Michael Ross Quartet! Due to very high winds, tonight’s event will be moved indoors.

As this reduces our seating capacity, we ask that you please notify us in advance if you would like to cancel your ticket — or you may cancel it directly through Eventbrite.

Seating will be available in McGuire Hall and Bistro on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check-in begins at 4:30 pm (earlier entry will not be permitted), and the Bistro/bars and seating open at 5 pm.
For guest safety, personal chairs are not permitted on-site

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

Jazz Thursday featuring Michael Ross Quartet

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members
(includes Museum Admission)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, featuring Michael Ross Quartet, and extended hours in the galleries, Bistro, and SHOP!

Synia Carroll

Jazz Thursday featuring Synia Carroll and Friends

Thursday, May 9

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members
(includes Museum Admission)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, featuring Synia Carroll and Friends, and extended hours in the galleries, Bistro, and SHOP!

Jazz Thursday featuring La Lucha

Thursday, June 13, 2024

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members
(includes Museum Admission)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, featuring La Lucha, and extended hours in the galleries, Bistro, and SHOP!

Jazz Thursday featuring Darcie Allen and the Five Points Quintet

Thursday, July 11, 2024

5:30 pm - 8 pm

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members
(includes Museum Admission)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, featuring Darcie Allen and the Five Points Quintet, and extended hours in the galleries, Bistro, and SHOP!

Weekly Programs

About La Lucha

La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world: Colombia (Alejandro Arenas), Mexico (John O’Leary), & United States (Mark Feinman). Their music ventures boldly into a wide variety of musical styles, offering an appealing and fun mix of genres under the jazz umbrella. The combination of their musical versatility and varied musical influences makes for compelling virtuosic performances. Through an engaging stage presence and high level of interaction, La Lucha brings the audience into their world.

La Lucha was awarded Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay Jazz Ensemble” in 2013, 2014 & 2015; the “Think Small to Think Big Grant,” by Creative Pinellas; featured presenters at TEDxTampa Bay (2014), TEDxUSF (2015) & TEDxDouglasville (2017); and were honored by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to present a multi- media project raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

The trio has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins. Some highlighted festival performances include; the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Sarasota Jazz Festival, New Smyrna Beach Jazz Fest, Thin Man Watts Jazz Fest, Chestertown Jazz Festival (Maryland) along with various performances in concert halls throughout the south and mid-atlantic United States. Their debut album, A Cup of Fuzzy Water was released in 2009 and their second self-titled album was released in June 2012. Their third album, Standards, Not-Standards, featuring vocalist Jun, was released in January 2015 on Blue Line Music, and Pa’ Lante, which features all original music, was released in September 2108 on Fuzzy Water Music.

La Lucha will be releasing a new album in spring 2020 on Arbors Records, and it will be produced by world renowned clarinetist, Ken Peplowski.

About Darcie Allen and the Five Points Quintet

Five Points Quintet is Sarasota’s newest elegant entertainment ensemble. The group features Sarasota vocalist Darcie Allen and includes Marc Mannino on Guitar, Pete Carney on Saxes, Bob Lunergan on Drums and Peter Innocenti on Bass. The group was formed to fill the need for posh events, concerts, and elegant dining. The music is diverse in nature with a jazz and an adult contemporary format.

Named after Sarasota’s landmark Five Points intersection location, the group is poised to fill the area’s growing need for sophisticated music.