Jazz, Pop and Contemporary Music
2013 - 2014 Season
NEW $5 Child & Student Tickets:
Children 17 and under: $5 ticket(s) with the purchase of an adult ticket. Students with Valid Student ID: $5
Dates for: Island Jazz Concerts
8 pm Friday, March 7, 2014
From early success in Greenwich Village coffeehouses, such as The Gaslight and The Bitter End, to a 2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, guitarist and folk singer Tom Paxton has been contributing to the soundtrack of our lives for almost 50 years.
His performance may include his modern standards, such as "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle of Wine" and "The Marvelous Toy," as well as his 1964 timeless hit, "The Last Thing on My Mind," which has been iconically covered by Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond as well as by Peter, Paul and Mary.
Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from ASCAP and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC in London, Paxton's songs have resonated with audiences around the world.
General seating: $37 | Loge: $42| Student/Child: $5
Sponsor The Jacaranda
Jason Petty & Carolyn Martin's Musical Tribute to
Hank Williams & Patsy Cline
8 pm Friday, March 21, 2014
Travel back in time as Obie award winner, Jason Petty, and Grammy nominee, Carolyn Martin, pay tribute to music legends, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Accompanied by a five-piece band, the duo will perform popular hits, including "Crazy," "Hey Good Lookin'," "Sweet Dreams," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
Honored with an Outstanding Actor Obie for his titular performance in "Hank Williams: Lost Highway," the New York Post hailed the performance, noting that "at times it seems as if Petty is not just offering an impersonation of Williams, but channeling his ghost."
Joining Petty is Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee (2011), Carolyn Martin. Nominated for two Grammy awards as part renowned Western swing band, The Time Jumpers, Martin gained national attention when more than 140 PBS stations aired the band's performance, "Jumping Time."
General seating: $42 | Loge: $47 | Student/Child: $5
Wendy Webb and Friends
8 pm Monday, April 28, 2014
7:15 pm Reception
Joined on stage by musicians Danny Morgan and John McLane, singer-songwriter Wendy Webb will entertain with songs from her previous albums as well as a few new compositions. Reception hosted by Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille.
General seating: $30 | Student/Child $5
Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
3 pm on the following Sundays:
January 5 and 12
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
The band, comprised of talented amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians, plays all styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to be-bop, pop, and more. Frequent guest players include many of the best jazz musicians in southwest Florida. In case of rain, the concert will move to BIG ARTS Gainer Veranda.