SARASOTA MUSIC

The Bailsmen Bring Gypsy Jazz to Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL

The Bailsmen Bring Gypsy Jazz to Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL

New York City’s gypsy jazz band, The Bailsmen, play hot jazz and gypsy swing that draws from the inspiration of Django Reinhardt’s driving rhythm and the excitement of prohibition-era luminaries Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Sidney Bechet. This vibrant collection of young Brooklyn musicians has charmed crowds from Boston to New Orleans.

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Steve Forbert Returns to Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL

Steve Forbert Returns to Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL

With a raspy voice and a harmonica strapped upon his neck, Forbert offers folk and blues that can certainly be met with comparisons to Bob Dylan. Forbert is best known for his hit "Romeo's Tune" from his 1979 album Jackrabbit Slim. He has been a font of music ever since, releasing more than a dozen studio albums, including a Grammy nominated tribute to Jimmie Rodgers in 2003.

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