The Southwest Florida favorites the Dan Miller-Lew DelGatto Quintet, along with legendary trumpeter Jeremy Davenport swing into downtown Fort Myers on Friday, Feb. 11.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center.
Jeremy Davenport is a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With his original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when jazz was at its peak of popularity. He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer. Davenport’s showing has tempted such performers as Sting, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall and also playing with Harry Connick, Jr.’s Big Band for six years touring around the world.
Davenport will be joined by the Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Quintet. NYC jazz trumpeter Dan Miller built his reputation touring and recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman. He brings together a tremendous group of musicians for an evening of hard swinging acoustic jazz music including legendary tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto (Saturday Night Live Band 1975-2006 & Frank Sinatra), the spectacular pianist from NYC Roy Gerson, bassist Brandon Robertson and drummer Tony Vigilante.
Other concerts in the 2022 Jazzy Nights series will also feature the Aaron Diehl Trio, and Wycliffe Gordon.
Tickets for the Feb. 11 concert start at $45 in advance.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the heart of the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more info, call 239-333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com