I’ve compiled a rundown of interesting concert choices stretching from Sarasota to Naples that was published today at jazztimes.com. There is a lot going on, not including two rival series of weekly jam sessions.
My list is not all-inclusive, merely a guide to some of the concerts catching my eye. There are quite a few visiting artists from the northeastern U.S., as well as from other regions of Florida. The websites of the sponsors - The Phil (Philharmonic Center for the Arts) in Naples, the Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival, the Charlotte County Jazz Society, the South County Jazz Club and the Jazz Club of Sarasota - have full calendar listings.
Check them out and get ready to listen - and tap your feet.