So many people turned out to listen to the Florida Jazz Express that there was standing room only at the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, in late December. The big band orchestra’s two-hour show featured 18 players, and its appearance was made possible by the Friends of the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library. The concert featured holiday music, standards, Latin music and modern tunes. Sarasota-based jazz vocalist Synia Carroll joined the band to belt out a few numbers, including one that she told the audience was her favorite – “I Love You Porgy,” a song originally from the 1935 production of “Porgy and Bess.”
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