February
March

April
1
Shantel Norman Gospel Brunch

Pro Blues Jam
2
Monday Night Jazz Jam with Steve Arvey
3
Pete DeLisser Quartet
4
Suitcase Full of Blues
5
Joe and Vicki Price

The Peterson Brothers
6
Ari and the Alibis
7
Selwyn Birchwood Band
8
Truality

Victor Wainwright
9
Monday Night Jazz Jam with Steve Arvey
10
George Worthmore Birthday Blast
11
Lauren Mitchell & The Professor
12
Ted Stevens & The Doo-Shots
13
Ellie Lee & The Blues Fury
14
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
15
Shantel Norman

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
16
Monday Night Jazz Jam with Steve Arvey
17
The Jason Haram Group
18
Suitcase Full of Blues
19
TC Carr & Bolts of Blues ft Josh Nelms
20
DieDra Ruff
21
An Evening with Beth McKee
22
Gospel Brunch Truality

Pro Blues Jam
23
Monday Night Jazz Jam with Steve Arvey
24
Thomas Carabasi Samba Jazz Quartet
25
Lauren Mitchell Band
26
A Benefit For Lauren’s Kids Featuring Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
27
Kettle of Fish
28
Daddy Mack Blues Band
29
Gospel Brunch with Truality

Pro Blues Jam
30
Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey
31
Richy Kicklighter
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Monday Night Jazz Jam with host Steve Arvey

Monday March 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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Richy Kicklighter

Tuesday March 31, 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.

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Taylor&Larry

Taylor & Larry

Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The passionate vocals of Taylor Opie and talents of guitar guru Larry Yunker combine to create a soulful, stirring performance.
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Schmitz Brothers

Schmitz Brothers Band

Thursday April 2, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Schmitz Brothers are a dynamic family band whose effortless harmonies and skilled musicianship you won’t soon forget. The bands line up includes father Dave Schmitz on guitar and vocals, twin sons Tim and Dave on guitar, bass, and vocals, and Phil Anderson on drums.
The twins began studying music in 1st grade, playing violin in the school orchestra and later switching to cello and viola. They played classical music up until 6th grade at which time they switched over to bass and guitar and started playing rock music and singing with their dad. In high school they joined jazz band and spent a few years learning and playing jazz standards as well as jazz funk and fusion. These days The Schmitz Brothers Band plays mostly rock and blues based music with reggae, jazz, bluegrass, originals, and old time country thrown in depending on the venue.

Since 2004 The Schmitz Brothers Band has been playing actively in the Sarasota area. From outdoor festivals and special events, to clubs, restaurants and even weddings, The Schmitz Brothers band continues to please audiences everywhere they appear.

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Ari & the Alibis

Ari & The Alibis

Friday April 3, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$5 cover

Powerhouse Sarasota vocalist Ari McManus teams up with a tribe of fellow local players to put a new spin on her Latin, blues and jazz stylings from 8 to 11 pm.

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