December 23, 2019 7:30PM
Valerie Gillespie has played with national icons including Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Ben Vereen, Natalie Cole, Joan Rivers, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, John Faddis, Steve Allen, Anthony Newly, Dionne Warwick, Michael Feinstein, and many more. Valerie has traveled with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra throughout the United States and Japan; and performs regularly with Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge.
Additionally, she leads her own jazz group that frequently performs in the Tampa Bay area and has produced numerous CDs in which she plays all the saxophones, flutes, and clarinet, and sings as well. Her most recent jazz CD is entitled “Lush Life” which includes music by Chick Corea and Billy Strayhorn. She is also frequently the featured soloist with The Florida Orchestra and has performed at many jazz festivals including The Suncoast Jazz Classic and The Clearwater Jazz Holiday.
The FST Cabaret Restaurant and Bar will be available beginning at 6:30 pm. The performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $39 / $35 for Jazz Club Members (code required) / Subscriptions Available
This is an independent music performance produced by The Jazz Club of Sarasota.
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