The Jazz Club of Sarasota welcomes acclaimed Russian jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, in performance with former Duke Ellington bassist John Lamb, saxophonist Valerie Gillespie, pianist Judi Glover, and drummer Ian Goodman,
Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., at Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 North Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota.
Best known for being Wynton Marsalis' predecessor in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Valery Ponomarev is revered by fans and jazz critics alike for his gritty yet clean neo-bop style that recalls the approach of his idol, Clifford Brown.
Tickets are $25 for Jazz Club members; $30 for non-members and $10 for students. For information and tickets, call 941-366-1552.