The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra (AMICCO), Gulf Drive Band, the Sandbar Restaurant, and the Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper are proud to announce the 8th annual Jazz Fest on Thursday, February 21 from 3 to 5 P.M. at the Sandbar Restaurant Pavilion, 100 Spring Street, Anna Maria. After expenses, ticket proceeds from Jazz Fest go directly to AMICCO.
Bring your dancing shoes or just relax overlooking the beautiful Gulf beach. Jazz Fest will feature the Gulf Drive Band, with Ted Young from Pittsburgh on piano and Bil Bowdish from Boston on flutes, saxes, and vocals. This year the special guest artist is Anna Maria Island favorite, Koko Ray Hansen. Koko is an outstanding instrumentalist and vocalist who is able to fluently play two saxophones at once. Jazz selections will go as far back as the 1920s and span seven decades.
Tickets are $8/person in advance (before noon on February 21) and $10 at the door. Refreshments at additional cost will be provided by the Sandbar Restaurant. Tickets may be purchased online at www.amicco.org
, from Donna at 941-778-8585
, at the AMI Chamber of Commerce 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, at the Beach Market at Coquina Beach on Sundays at 1504 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach or at the door and are available on a first come first served basis. For more information about Jazz Fest or the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, please contact Jeanie at 941-795-2370