ARIELLA & The Barker Project
|Date:||Thursday, February 11, 2021|
Infusing funk, jazz and samba with blues, soul and tango, award-winning touring duo Ariella and Nicolas Kraster have created a memorable ear-catching sound. Formed in September 2013, they quickly became one of the top acts in the Sarasota area, as evidenced by their nomination for best local group in Tampa Bay and Ari for best Jazz vocalist. Ariella combines stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats, in order to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound.
The Barker Project is a young, energetic group of talented musicians under the leadership of bassist Johnnie Barker. With two vocalists and a horn section, The Barker Project takes jazz and fusion to a new place. With their unique interpretations, improvisation and innovative stylings, The Barker Project delivers cutting-edge sounds that delight and surprise with each performance. In addition to Barker, members include Aaron Washington (drums), Liam Kaiser (guitar), Camilo Molina (trumpet/flugel), DeAntonio Dublin (keyboards), Petra Greenidge (vocals); and Marc Dortch (vocals)
The Bridge jazz series is a collaborative project with the Jazz Club of Sarasota and WSLR+Fogartyville. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for local jazz artists to PLAY and reconnect with their audiences while we stay connected to our Jazz Club and WSLR+Fogartyville communities.
This four evening series will feature 2 sets of incredible music each show starting in February and running through May. This live-streamed event will also allow for a very limited live audience to allow for safe and responsible social distancing. Tickets can be purchased for individual nights or the entire series with discounts for Jazz Club and WSLR+Fogartyville members.
Virtual Gates open at 7:00 pm, performances begin at 7:30
Tickets are $10 for Sarasota Jazz Club/Fogartyville/WSLR members, $15 for non-members and $25 for those that will host a watch party!
This show will be completely virtual!