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  • Multi-instrumentalist, singer, dancer, band leader, and composer Gunhild Carling will perform Friday, Feb. 24 in the Grand Atrium of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center as part of the center’s “Jazzy Nights” music series. We talk with Carling about her remarkable musical upbringing, her affinity for American jazz music from the 1920s and 30s, and her approach to performing and composing new music.
  • In late July, Artis-Naples announced its full plans for the coming season. The overarching theme is “Distance – Devotion.” We’ll have an encore presentation of our recent conversation all about the 2022-2023 season with Artis-Naples CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen.
  • Artis-Naples has announced its full plans for the coming season. The overarching theme is “Distance – Devotion.” We’ll get a preview of the upcoming season with Artis-Naples CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen.
  • We listen back to selections from our show from this past spring featuring jazz performed live in studio by musicians studying under the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music’s Director of Jazz Studies Brandon Robertson. Robertson and his students have performed on past editions of the show, but this episode marked the first time we heard his students performing vocal jazz selections.
  • Musicians studying under the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music’s Director of Jazz Studies Brandon Robertson join us for an hour of music performed live in the WGCU performance studio! We’ll hear a mix of vocal performances as well as music selections from an instrumental jazz trio.
  • We listen back to some of our favorite music selections performed on Gulf Coast Life Arts Edition throughout 2021 including music from The Swingin’ Clique, Perfect Sequence, Bill Metts and Bruce Gallant, John Housley, and the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music Jazz Combo.
  • As 2021 comes to an end we listen back to some of our favorite music selections performed on Gulf Coast Life Arts Edition over the past year.
  • Sanibel Island Poet Joe Pacheco recites selected works from his extensive body of poetry. Legendary classical and jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram also joins for a poetry/jazz collaborative performance.
  • An encore presentation of our show from earlier this year featuring music performed live in studio by the Southwest Florida-based band The Swingin’ Clique.
  • We listen back tour our show from April with music recorded live in studio by members of the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music’s Jazz combo. The students spent the last school year writing and collaborating on their own music.