Celebrating over 30 years of live jazz...


Founded in 1983, the mission of Gainesville Friends of Jazz is to support, promote and increase public awareness, interest, participation and education in jazz, America's music.

Next concert...

Taylor Roberts Quartet - June 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Gainesville, FL - Gainesville Friends of Jazz proudly presents the Taylor Roberts Quartet.  They will be performing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 4225 Northwest 34th Street in Gainesville.  Marty Liquori, Vice-President of Gainesville Friends of Jazz, is the producer for the concert.

Taylor Roberts, on guitar, has earned a reputation as one of the top call jazz guitarists in the Southeast United States.  He has studied under world-renowned jazz educators, Barry Greene, Bucky Green and Keith Javors.  Taylor has made multiple appearances at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  He has toured internationally with the Christian Tamburr Quintet and collaborated with some of the biggest names in jazz today.  Taylor, one of the great rising stars in the jazz guitar world, plays a seven-string guitar and is a favorite accompanist among vocalists.

Eric Riehm, on saxophone, is a performer, composer and educator.  He plays up and down the east coast of the United States with a variety of ensembles.  Eric keeps the tradition of former jazz greats alive while pursuing his own original style.

Claude Bassingthwaighte, on bass, has been a fixture on the north Florida jazz scene for the past 25 years.  He has played with such artists as Linda Cole and Gary Starling.  Claude performs with a variety of ensembles spanning the spectrum of genres.

Stefan Klein, on drums, is a graduate of the prestigious University of North Florida Jazz Studies Program.  He has played with such artists as Mike Gerber and Ira Sullivan.  Stefan currently performs throughout the north Florida area.

Join us for a great evening of live jazz, in a smoke-free environment.  All tickets at the door. 

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $15 for Gainesville Friends of Jazz members and $10 for students. 

For more information visit us on the web at gainesvillefriendsofjazz.org.

 Funding provided in part by

the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, and a Tourist Development Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.