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39th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival to Be Held March 3-9

The week-long affair will feature more than 120 performers and 48 events

Ken Peplowski

The Sarasota Jazz Festival, now in its 39th year, will take place Sunday, Mar. 3 through Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 in select venues throughout Sarasota, Fla., including the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The week-long festival will feature more than 120 performers and 48 events, up from just seven events in 2018. Clarinetist Ken Peplowski, the festival’s music director, has assembled a lineup of musicians that highlights the festival’s theme, “Generations of Jazz.” Established performers will play alongside rising stars, with combos including Dick Hyman, Bill Charlap, and Shelly Berg; Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke, and James Suggs; Houston Person, Roxy Coss, and Aaron Johnson; and Mary Stallings and Charles Turner.

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