For music lovers missing live performances, Arts Garage has the next best thing. During Music At Home: Live from Arts Garage, a virtual concert series featuring jazz and blues artists.
“Music At Home: Live from Arts Garage gives music lovers the best of both worlds—they can watch the concert from the comfort of home while interacting live and in real time with multi-talented performers,” says Marjorie Waldo, president and CEO of Arts Garage. “The audience can comment during the concert and we’ll make sure the performers know what is being said. They might even respond live. It is as close to being at a live concert as possible under the current pandemic difficulties. Best of all, one person buys the ticket, and a whole room full of friends can watch for free.”
See a breakdown of the acts below.
Aug. 15: Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry (pictured above), whom the Miami Herald has called “…a paragon of perfection…” Tickets: $50
Aug. 19: Folk and blues stylist and songwriter Joel Zoss, whose works have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Natalie Merchant. Tickets: $50
Aug. 22: Latin jazz great Nestor Torres whose talents on the flute have earned him a Grammy and collaborators such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Herbie Hancock and Tito Puente. Tickets: $50
Aug. 29: Matt Brown Band, headed by the local soul, funk, and R&B musician who started playing the bass guitar at 11. Tickets: $15
Sept. 16: Sarasota vocalist Ariella who performs with her husband, Nicolaas Kraster, infusing jazz, samba and funk with blue soul and tango. Tickets: $25