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The Band Behind the Man. And Dinner!

Hot summers are the norm in Florida, but we’re offering a sure-fire prescription to bring you instant relief with the Jazz Summer Concert Series “Live from the Fenway!”

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Our second artist of the series is none other than Marcus Anderson, who has a ton of talent and credits on his resume.  If you missed our write-up on Marcus, read more here.  For this article, we’d like to expound a bit on the four-piece band who will be accompanying Marcus in the Caladesi Ballroom at the historic Fenway Hotel on Sunday, July 28.

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Bassist Tim George has performed with some of the biggest names in smooth jazz including Peter White, Rick Braun, Richard Elliott, Jeff Golub, Marc Antoine, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters, Jeff Lorber, Paul Taylor and Marcus Anderson. Other notable traditional jazz and blues artists Tim has played with are Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, and Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy. Tim has also taught music in the public school system for the past 30 years and currently lives and teaches in St Petersburg, Florida.

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Since his 2011 musical debut, keyboardist Nate Mitchell has been stirring souls with his powerful and pure music. The passion and essence of his music has penned his name in the hearts of musical innovators, listeners and lovers all over the world. This BILLBOARD vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is known best for his showmanship, unique talent, enthusiastic energy, and  funk.  Nate has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe.  He also works as a billboard charting producer and music director.

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A department head of the Players School of music in Largo, Peter Mongaya is one of Tampa Bay’s most in demand teachers and guitarists. A native of Denmark, he studied music at the Sankt Annae School and the Jazz Akademiet in Copenhagen. A graduate of The Players School 80 Week Music Program, Peter has also studied with Joe Pass, Mike Stern, Charlie Banacos and Fareed Haque.

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Drummer Dave Reinhardt was born in Washington, DC, but he has called Clearwater “home” since the 8th grade.  Touring with Richard Elliot for over 10 years, Dave has also performed with other numerous contemporary jazz artists, including Peter White, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove, Paul Taylor, Steve Cole and has played on countless studio sessions.  Dave’s versatility has also enabled him to perform with artists as diverse as Nat Adderley, Jeff Berlin, Slash (of Guns ‘n’ Roses), Chick Corea and Rick Derringer.

In addition to an intimate setting in the Caledesi Ballroom, concert-goers will also partake in a wonderful dinner served family style from the culinary team of HEW Parlor & Chophouse.  The evening’s fare will include crisp signature house salad, delicious roasted pork loin with smoked jus and charred onion, tender grilled sirloin finished in a red wine demi cream, roasted cauliflower steaks with goat cheese and a vegan demi-glaze, garlic and herb roasted potatoes, parmesan broccoli, succotash and mouthwatering desserts along with complimentary iced tea and coffee.  There will also be a bar in the ballroom equipped with a full list of liquor, mixers, wine and beer for purchase throughout the evening.  Complimentary valet parking is available for our guests.

Cool jazz, a veritable treasure trove of talent, a historic setting and a dinner that’s sure to delight… Get your tickets here and we’ll see you at the Fenway!