Whether your taste in jazz runs toward the classic or the contemporary, this year's edition of the the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra' Jazz Fest ought to be have something you'll appreciate.
The featured performers this year are Gulf Drive Band, which includes pianist Ted Young, flautist Bil Bowdish and saxophonist-vocalist Judy Lynn. They play all sorts of jazz from the 1920s on up.
The "special guest star" will be another area favorite, Koko Ray. Ray performs acoustic music and rock. One of his trademarks is playing two saxophones at the same time, supplying his own harmonies. It's at an unusual time for a concert - 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday - but it's good idea to get tickets as soon as you can. Tickets are less expensive if you get them before noon on Thursday, and because the annual event is always so popular, tickets might sell out.
This is the 11th annual AMICCO Jazz Fest. All the money goes to help AMICCO stage future concerts, including the program of Mozart and Haydn works scheduled for Feb. 22.
Details: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 Sandbar Restaurant Pavilion, 100 Spring St., Anna Maria. Tickets: $10 before noon Feb. 6; $15 at the door. Information: amicco.org.