November
December

January
1
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
2
Rebekah Pulley
3
Suitcase Full of Blues
4
RJ Harman & Company
5
Selwyn Birchwood Band
6
Walker Smith Group
7
Diane Hall Gospel Group

Paul Thorn
8
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
9
Thomas Carabasi Samba Jazz Quartet
10
Dave Muskett
11
Ted Stevens & The Doo-Shots
12
Harper and the Midwest Kind
13
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
14
Dennis Clove Gospel Band

Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam
15
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
16
Billy Seward Group ft Sid Wingfield
17
Woji & Kozloff
18
Ari and the Alibis
19
Lauren Mitchell Band
20
Backtrack Blues Band
21
Jen and Ray ft special guest Shantel Norman

Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam
22
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
23
Richy Kicklighter
24
Katt Hefner
25
CLOSED
26
Kettle of Fish
27
Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz
28
Dennis Clove Gospel Band

Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam
29
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
30
Walker Smith Solo
31
Damon Fowler Group
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Backtrack Blues Band

Backtrack Blues Band

Saturday December 20, 2014 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$5

The Backtrack Blues Band hails from the Tampa Bay region of Florida and has been performing original blues music since 1980. As one of Florida’s longest running blues acts, Backtrack has performed with many blues legends : Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, and Robert Cray, just to mention a few.

This five-piece unit has an upbeat, electric blues sound reminiscent of the early Chicago blues scene. Sonny Charles supplies great amplified harmonica and vocals. Spider Ingram plays lead and slide guitar and adds vocals as well. The solid rhythm section consists of Little Johnny Walter on rhythm guitar, Joe Bencomo on drums, and Vinnie Seplesky on bass. The band delivers its brand of original electric blues with the passion and integrity of a group that has spent decades refining its craft.

More about the Backtrack Blues Band

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Jen and Ray ft special guest Shantel Norman

Sunday December 21, 2014 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Reservations highly recommended!

Stop in after church for authentic Southern comfort food and live gospel plus traditional and contemporary spirituals from the Shantel and the Duets!

Brunch is $24.95 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and under, free for five and under. We’ve also got pour your own mimosas and our signature breakfast cocktail, the Hail Mary. See the Sunday Gospel Brunch menu here.

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Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam

The Sarasota Sunday Blues Jam is the perfect place to meet friends, make new contacts, and enjoy an evening of great music! Your permanent musical host each week and organizer is Beth Hammer, who has managed this jam at two other locations over the past five years. Guest hosts include Bluestar Band, Bobby Dielman, Howlin’ Bob, Larry Yunker, Savannah Brady, Carolyn Davis and more!

Want to get involved? Area musicians are welcome to come and jam or sing with the band. Learn more here.

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Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey

Monday December 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday Night Jazz Sessions, 7pm every Monday, featuring Sarasota’s finest jazz players and hosted by Steve Arvey!

More info about Steve Arvey

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Richy Kicklighter

Tuesday December 23, 2014 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.

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If you or your band would like information  regarding performing at
The Blue Rooster,  please contact bill@blueroostersrq.com