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ACFM Quartet

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Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm

ACFM Quartet
Saturday, April 24, 8pm
$18 members/$22 nonmembers 

Tickets are purchased as two person tables and four person tables. 

This is an outdoor concert. In the event of inclement weather the stage and most seats will be moved inside.

ACFM is a Latin Jazz Quartet w/ Chris Clarke on Piano, Cole Hazlitt on Vibes, Drums and Timbales, Frankie Pineiro on Conga Drums and Percussion, Mauricio Rodriguez on Bass

Born in the Tampa Bay area, drummer/vibraphonist/latin percussionist/composer, and educator, Cole Hazlitt, is a versatile musician covering a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Cole graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a masters in jazz vibraphone, studying under Joe Locke, as well as completing a bachelor’s degree in Jazz drum set. Cole was the drummer for the Grammy nominated Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble for four years, directed by Bobby Sanabria.

A native Jamaican, Clarke was raised and educated in New York, where he studied classical piano at Juilliard and jazz at The Manhattan School of Music. He later attended Berklee School of Music, Boston before joining the US Army. Settling in Kansas City, Clarke learned Kansas city-style jazz at the Charlie Parker Institute, mentored by K.C. greats like Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Frank Smith, Coots Dye, and Ahmaad Alaadeen, among others. He started playing at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in 1993, where he has been playing ever since; he has performed with noted greats such as Bobby Watson, Alaadeen, Carmell Jones, Art Frank and Stanley Turrentine. Clarke has performed and recorded with numerous artists and was filmed in Robert Altman’s ”Kansas City” and Ken Burns’ Jazz. His proficiency has placed Clarke on stage and in studio alongside such talents as Arthur Prysock, Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Luqman Hamza, Lisa Henry, Angela Hagenbach, The Pete Eye Trio and the McFadden Brothers.

Bass player, composer, producer, and educator Mauricio Rodriguez is one of the finest musicians of his generation in Cuba.  He was a member of Fervet Opus jazz quartet, one of the most important Latin jazz bands in Cuba in the ’80s, touring around the world to many festivals and concerts including The Havana Latin Jazz Festival, Jamboree, Bratislava, Spain, and Moscow, among others. He currently holds the position of Composer-in-Residence of The Miami Symphony Orchestra and The Miami International Academy of the Bass.

**Food will not be available for purchase so attendees are able to bring food into the venue.  Beverages will be available for purchase.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues