• on 23 February. 18

Tickets going fast for Jazz on the Green

Time is running out to secure a place for an unforgettable evening of jazz under the stars. Only limited tickets remain for Jazz on the Green at Six Bends, presented by Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida at Top Rocker Field in Fort Myers.

The classic tenor sound of saxophonist Jeff Rupert, along with his quintet, will headline the show, bringing a long list of credits that includes work with such luminaries as Mel Tormé, Sam Rivers, Diane Schuur and Maynard Ferguson. The event is from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 10 benefitting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, with the goal of raising enough money to fulfill the wishes of two Southwest Florida children suffering from critical illnesses.

“The gorgeous music and distinctive ambiance make this an event no one will want to miss,” Top Rocker Events CEO Scott Fischer says. “But even more important is the chance to help dreams come true for kids who are counting on all of us.”

The bill is full of enchanting musical acts. Among them is the Brandon Robertson Quartet, featuring precise and imaginative upright/electric bassist Brandon Robertson, who headlined last year’s International Jacksonville Jazz Festival in Jacksonville, Florida. And the whole evening gets started with the local Fort Myers Green Wave Jazz Band.

Everyone who buys a ticket is automatically entered to win one of two one-week leases of a luxury Jaguar or Land Rover of their choosing, courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Fort Myers. The event is also a treat for taste buds, with food available from Artichoke & Company, Gather, Metro Diner, Simply Southern Catering Company and Sweet Melissa’s Café. Beer and wine will also be on hand, including local craft beers from Rollin’ Taps.

VIP tickets are $100 and come with a complimentary American Barrels bourbon tasting, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a custom charcuterie board, an embroidered blanket to sit on and a concierge experience that puts VIP ticketholders right in front of the stage. Premier tickets are also available for $40 and include the blanket and a designated seating area. General admission tickets let people enjoy the elegant sounds for a mere $20. All tickets include complimentary parking.

Tickets can only be purchased at https://jazzonthegreenatsixbends.eventbrite.com.

Generous event sponsors include Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida; Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and Holt, PA; Jaguar Land Rover Fort Myers; Banks Engineering; CFS Roofing; Marine Max Fort Myers; Suncoast Beverage; CONRIC PR & Marketing; and Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. For more information on sponsorship availability, call Taylor Loethen at 239-284-0301 or email TaylorL@sfe-us.com.