Jazz Thursday featuring La Lucha


Thu Jun 13 2024 at 05:30 pm


1001 South Tamiami Trail,Sarasota,34236,US | Sarasota, FL

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota.
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!
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 Thursday activities:
-Enjoy La Lucha's performance on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza from 5:30 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 begins at 4:30 pm, and seating opens in the Plaza 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.
Members always receive their 10% discount in SHOP.
Members receive a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages in Bistro.

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.

Where is it happening?

1001 South Tamiami Trail,Sarasota,34236,US, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College

Host or Publisher Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College

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