NAPLES, FL (June 2012) – The 27th annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series will continue at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday, July 21, 2012, with a free concert by Late Night Brass. The popular and versatile 10-piece band will be performing for the fourth consecutive year at SummerJazz on the Gulf. A popular tradition for many Floridians, the fun, free concerts combine Jazz with gorgeous Gulf views, remarkable sunsets over the water, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere.
The concert, like all of the “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concerts, will be held from 7-10 p.m. on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Hotel guests will receive complimentary parking at the resort. For those not staying at the resort there will be parking just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park, with free parking provided to those with a Naples beach sticker, and free trolley service to the resort and back. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, however no outside food and beverage is allowed on resort grounds. Call (239) 261-2222 for additional information and directions.
Late Night Brass is a high-energy band that features a powerful four-piece horn section, a skilled four-piece rhythm section (keyboard, guitar, bass and drums), a dynamic male vocalist, and a very talented female vocalist. They will perform a range of songs from such popular horn bands as Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, and The Doobie Brothers. The band has opened up for Chicago, Chris Botti, Huey Lewis & The News, Billy Joel & Elton John, Michael Bublé, Earth Wind & Fire, and Sting & The Police. For more information on the band, visit . The concert is being sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc., and Florida Community Bank.
“Late Night Brass is truly a crowd-pleaser, as they are very talented and they always put on a great show,” said Jim Anderson, food & beverage director of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, and organizer of the annual concert series. “The band is very versatile, high-energy, and features stellar musicians. We are very pleased that they will be performing for the fourth straight year at SummerJazz.” SummerJazz on the Gulf Continues On Saturday, July 21, 2012.
This will mark the second concert in this year’s SummerJazz concert series. The series kicked off on June 16, 2012, with a vibrant show by the Legendary J.C’s. There also will be a free concert on Saturday, August 25, with entertainment by New Groove City featuring Gumbi Ortiz. This year’s concert series will conclude on Saturday, September 22, 2012, with a free concert by Eight To The Bar. Each concert will be on the resort’s Watkins Lawn from 7-10 p.m.
Fifth Third Bank, and The Arlington, sponsored the June concert. The August concert is being sponsored by Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning. The September concert is being sponsored by BSSW Architects, Inc., and D. Garrett Construction, Inc.
Guests attending “SummerJazz on the Gulf” should consider dining at the resort’s H.B.’s on the Gulf, the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, which serves fresh Florida seafood and traditional American favorites. Patrons also can enjoy a specialty drink at the newly renovated and expanded Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, named Naples’ “Best Beach Bar” by the Travel Channel, and “Best Place For A Sunset Cocktail” by Gulfshore Life magazine. All concerts feature full bar service in several locations and a food concession with a selection of snack items and freshly grilled burgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken sandwiches.
Those interested in staying at the resort during “SummerJazz on the Gulf” weekends can contact the resort’s reservations department for best available rates and packages by calling (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or online at
Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided on the Southwest coast in Naples, Florida since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, this 317-room and suite resort is Naples’ only beachfront property with golf, spa, tennis and water recreation on property, and is home to Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, HB’s on the Gulf. The resort is further complemented by an array of casual dining options, retail shops, beach rentals and complimentary kids club. With over 34,000 square feet of meeting, convention, and function space it is a perfect destination for meetings, conventions, incentives, weddings and special occasions of all kinds. The resort is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples. For additional information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit .
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