Closed for New Year’s Day!
Ari and the Alibis
Heffner & Hefner
Dennis Clove & Company

Sarasota Sunday Pro Blues Jam
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
George Worthmore
Suitcase Full of Blues
Smokey’s Session
Ellie Lee & The Blues Fury
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
Kenny C Gospel Group

Sarasota Sunday Pro Blues Jam
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
Lauren Mitchell & The Professor
John Nemeth
Billy Rice Band
Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl
Dennis Clove and Company

Sarasota Sunday Pro Blues Jam
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
Thomas Carabasi Samba Jazz Quartet
Suitcase Full of Blues
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Ben Prestage
Sharon Lily

Sarasota Sunday Pro Blues Jam
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
Richy Kicklighter
Lauren Mitchell & The Professor
24th Street Wailers
Kettle of Fish
JP Soars & The Red Hots

Richy Kicklighter

Tuesday January 27, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Richy Kicklighter Writes and plays blues , jazz, worldbeat, new age, reggae, r&b, and funk. Richy is known for his soulful and melodic blues guitar style . He plays both acoustic and electric and writes and produces his own music. Richy Kicklighter has 9 cds released on the blues , jazz and world beat/folk formats that have charted and received airplay on radio and tv internationally.

Richy got a start with the Delrays band playing r&b and soul and worked with Rufus Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Bo Diddley, Little Johnny Taylor, Pigmeat Markum, Willy Hightower and more. After a few years with the Delrays he meant Sammy Lawhorn while jammimg with the Muddy Waters band, Sammy moved to Florida and Richy and Sammy played together in the Jukes blues band for a year or so from there Richy moved to New York city and worked with Tom Doucette former harmonica player for the Allman Bros. band.

After New York City Richy moved to Macon Georgia where he played and jammed with everyone from the Allman bro. band to various members of James Brown and Otis Redding bands. Richy then joined T.S.S. for Talton, Stewart and Sandlin (Capricorn records), featuring Tommy Talton of Cowboy, Johnny Sandlin (Capricorn producer) and Bill Stewart Capricorn session drummer and featured Neil Larsen on piano. Moving to Atlanta Richy helped put together the legendary r&b/blues band Cool Breeze with singer Bill Sheffield. Cool Breeze was a leader on the blues circuit doing the east coast from New York to Florida and sharing the bill with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Room Full Of Blues, Night Hawks, Average White Band, Dixie Dreggs, John Hammond and many more. While living in Atlanta Richy was invited to join the Instigators reggae/blues/r&b/jazz group in Florida. Moving to Sarasota he currently plays with the Instigators , Big T and The Tornadoes and Democracy.

lauren mitchell the professor

Lauren Mitchell & The Professor

Wednesday January 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lauren Mitchell and her musical partner, Michael “The Professor” Hensley perform together is a simplified piano bar style. Just Lauren’s vocals and the Professor’s piano. Simple. Raw. Beautiful.

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24th Street Wailers

Thursday January 29, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Ya wanna piss off the 24th Street Wailers?
Easy: Just tell them how hot their young band is.Why would that make them mad? Easy: the band hates praise that defines them by the word “young.”
“Hell, we’ve played full-time for close to five years. We’ve played hundreds of dates in bars and clubs and concert halls, and festivals from France to the USA to to the northwest territories of Canada” says Lindsay Beaver, the band’s leader, drummer and vocalist. “We’ve sold thousands of CDs. We’ve put more miles on the van than the number of wasps at a barbecue.
“And people keep telling us we’re a ‘young’ band! Hah!!!”

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.

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Kettle of Fish

Kettle of Fish

Friday January 30, 2015 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Kettle of Fish has always been a co-op of the best musicians in the area, the constant change of lineup only leads up to more fun! They have been performing in clubs, festivals and events all over the United States for years. They have shared the stage with members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Roger Waters’ Band, Twinkle, Devon Allman, Pat Travers, Damon Fowler, Dickey Betts, Graham Forbes of the Incredible String Band, the Amazing Bolts, Shea Seger and opened for Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Trombone Shorty, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jimmy Buffett (at the famous Blue Heaven in Key West), among others.

Their music is more of a rootsy “blues rock with soul,” working to cross together soulful blues with the energy of rock n roll. If you like the sound of the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Robert Cray, BB King, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton…you will love Kettle of Fish.

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JP Soars & The Red Hots

Saturday January 31, 2015 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


2009 International Blues Challenge Champions and 2012 Blues Music Award nominees, JP Soars & The Red Hots features JP Soars on lead guitar and vocals, Chris Peet on drums and Don Gottlieb on bass. The trio is from Delray Beach, Fla.

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