Diane Shurr and Bobby Caldwell Come To The Van Wezel

The talents of Diane "Deedles" Schuur and Bobby Caldwell combine to bring Sarasota audiences back to the Swing Era with Big Band Swing - at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 -$55 (with a limited number of "smart seats" priced at $10).

Revisiting the hits of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and other greats, this powerhouse duo refreshes classic tunes of the Big Band era. Grammy® Award-winning Schuur supplements her haunting voice with piano prowess to remain a jazz/pop force, while Caldwell's versatile style makes him a smooth performer and songwriter whose music continues to influence today's young artists.

In a recent review, allaboutjazz.com wrote, "Schuur's expansive and expressive voice does not mince words or techniques. She sings a straight-ahead, no-nonsense brand of jazz that brims with brio and leaves no misunderstanding what the composers intended for the Great American Songbook."

Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings and big band songs, Caldwell is an internationally popular singer and songwriter. In addition to heavy touring, he starred as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/Don Reo theatrical production The Rat Pack Is Back in Las Vegas. He has been featured on The CBS Second Cup Café, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central, and has made numerous national and local network appearances.

Big Band Swing starring Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell is sponsored by Wilde Lexus of Sarasota.
For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Van Wezel Box Office at 941- 953-3368 or log onto www.vanwezel.org. Dinner is available prior to most shows by Michael's on East at the Van Wezel by calling (941) 366-0007 or logging onto www.bestfood.com.

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