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  • Sweetheart Jazz with Rebecca Zapen


    Featuring Rebecca Zapen on vocals & violin!
    Classic Jazz Standards with the NICK DECARLIS QUARTET

    Reservations HIGHLY recommended!! 352.378.7152

    TWO SEATINGS:
    Wednesday, February 13th
    6:00 (music 6:30-7:45)
    8:00 (music 8:15-9:30)

    Rebecca Zapen was a huge hit at her Francesca’s debut performance last September with her lovely singing & violin playing. Skip the Valentine’s Day rush and join us a day early on February 13th—we are expecting a big crowd for her return, so make your reservations now!

    A third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a multifaceted performer: classically-trained violinist, jazz crooner, and award-winning songwriter. She graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Music and Biology. Past appearances include Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Florida Folk Festival, and Public Radio International show Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?. Currently performing extensively in Florida, past tours have included venues such as The Bitter End (NYC), Genghis Cohen (L.A.), and Katerina’s (Chicago), and abroad at Les Temps Modernes (Switzerland), Le Caveau des Oubliettes (France), and Paganini Auditorium (Italy).

    The versatile vocalist and violinist has released 4 albums: Hummingbird, Japanese Bathhouse, ZapStar, and Nest. Awards and accolades include: Florida Album of the Year 2011 for Nest; Jacksonville’s Musician of the Year 2008; and Best Cabaret Album & Best Cabaret Song in Just Plain Folks Awards 2009 for Japanese Bathhouse. Zapen’s original songs appeared in a national promotion for Crocs Shoes. She placed 2nd in the Bushman World Ukulele Video Contest, and she was a Finalist in the 2007 DiscMakers’ Independent Music World Series. Zapen was awarded Best Local Classical Musician in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2015. Nest received 6 nominations in the JPF Music Awards 2017. Originally a native of Jacksonville, Florida, St. Petersburg has been her home since 2008, where she lives with her husband, pianist, music director and recording engineer Jeremy Douglass, and their two children.

    For more info and upcoming performance dates, visit
    www.zapen.com

    Reservations HIGHLY recommended - this event will book up fast! 352.378.7152

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  • 5 Years of High Note Jazz Night!











    Five Year Anniversary Musical Event

    Nick DeCarlis Quartet featuring THREE musical guests!
    TERRY MYERS
    BILL PRINCE
    JEFF RUPERT

    Tuesday November 13th

    TWO SEATINGS:
    6pm - $40 (music 6:30-7:45)
    8pm - $30 (music 8:15-9:30)

    BUFFET ITEMS:

    • Francesca’s House Salad - with Balsamic & Creamy Italian Dressings
    • NY Strip Café de Paris - served with a Dijon Brandy Cream
    • Salmon Picatta - white wine, lemon butter with capers
    • Pasta Massimo - grilled chicken, gorgonzola cream sauce, penne pasta
    • Eggplant Rollatini (vegetarian)
    • Pasta Puttanesca - Linguine with olives, capers, onions & tomatoes
    • Wild Mushroom Risotto / Garlic Rolls
    • Tiramisu for Dessert

    Reservations are highly recommended! Call today at 352-378-7125

  • Clear Sound Audiology Lunch and Learn


    Dr. Jagadish Swamy, Dr. Jennifer Larmann, and Dr. Michelle Lang are passionate about educating the public on hearing conservation and the devastating impacts hearing impairment can have on our lives. 

    So, Clear Sound Audiology is hosting a free lunch and learn at Francesca's Trattoria to tell you all about it. Come learn about how to protect your ears and ways to improve your hearing while enjoying a light lunch on us!

    Reserve your spot now! 

    • Ear All About It Lunch & Learn: Everything you wanted to know about hearing but never had the chance to ask
    • Francesca's Trattoria, 4410 NW 25th Place, Gainesville, FL 32606
    • Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Spots are limited to the first 30 who RSVP. Call (352) 505-6766 to reserve your seat!

  • Spotlight Jazz with Charlie Silva

    Charlie Silva on bass
    featuring the Nick DeCarlis Trio

    WEDNESDAY JULY 11, 6:30-9:30PM

    Charlie is one of the most highly-regarded and indemand bassists in Florida. His extensive knowledge of songs and styles makes him a favorite with instrumentalists and vocalists alike. Charlie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and started playing bass in his early teens. He attended Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA where he studied with trumpet player Ray Brown. Charlie has worked with celebrities like Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Rich Little and many more. Charlie was a Disney musician for 24 years, 18 of which were with Disney’s Grand Floridian Society Orchestra. Jazz players he has backed up include Clark Terry, Mel Lewis, Buddy Tate, Buddy DeFranco, Allan and Warren Vaché, Ken Peplowski, appearing on many studio recordings. He has played in the Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman Orchestras, and locally with Terry Myers Orchestra, Bill Allred Jazz Band, as well as many jazz cruises.

    LIMITED SEATING NEAR BAND – MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW! 352.378.7152

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  • Spotlight Jazz with Terry Myers

    Terry Myers on tenor saxophone
    featuring the Nick DeCarlis Trio

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16, 6:30-9:30PM

    Join us for another exciting night of jazz you won’t want to miss!

    Please join us as we once again welcome our special guest Terry Myers! Terry is one of Orlando’s best-known musicians on tenor sax as well as clarinet.Terry is the Leader of the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra which has just   completed their US and international tours. Terry has been the featured reedman in Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band for many years. He also leads the Tribute to Benny Goodman big band. Don’t miss out on the fun—make your reservations now! 


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