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  • Spotlight Jazz with Pat Gullotta

    Wednesday, April 10
    Two Seatings
    6:00 (music 6:30-7:45)
    8:00 (music 8:15-9:30)

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

    We call Pat Gullotta “Mr. Enthusiasm” because of the positive, high-energy attitude he brings to every gig. Here’s your chance to catch one of the best trombone players in the country! Based in Orlando, Pat has performed with Natalie Cole,Wayne Newton, and has recorded with Don Henley of the Eagles, as well as Jon Anderson of the legendary progressive band “Yes.” He plays with Orlando Transit Authority, MPiRE, Megabone, and The Buzzcatz. He has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra as soloist and lead trombone.He also was a regular at B.B. King’s Blues Club for many years. Pat is widely known and respected by fellow musicians for his unique signature sound. Join us and hear for yourself!

    Our Spotlight Jazz nights book up quickly - call now to make your reservation! (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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    4th of July

  • 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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