The Danish violinist Svend Asmussen has had a remarkable career. He played with Fats Waller in the 1930s, worked with Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and his own band had decades of popularity in Europe.
Pianist Marcus Roberts rose to prominence with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, then with his own group. He's been a mentor to many artists, and a professor at Florida State -- and that's given rise to a new group, The Modern Jazz Generation.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will give a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The Ensemble and the Combo will feature a variety of styles in their performance.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Choirs and Symphony Orchestra will present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. Tickets: $30, benefits SCF Foundation. Information: Neel box office, 941-752-5252.