The Mars Trio was formed in 2004 by bass player Alejandro Arenas, drummer Mark Feinman and saxophonist Richard Van Voorst. At the time, all three were students at the University of South Florida in the Jazz program.
On Wednesday, November 11, the Sarasota Orchestra completed the first of three days of scheduled bargaining with the musicians and their union. The parties completed the first day without reaching agreement on the length of a successor contract, said Orchestra President and CEO Joseph McKenna.
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