First Friday Under the Dome Finished for Spring 2017

First Friday (Under the Dome) will be April 7, 2017. This will complete our Jazz Season! Come out and Enjoy Live Music!

When: Friday, April 7, 2017     Time: 8:00pm – 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Tickets: Advanced $10.00 online at; $15.00 cash at the door


Ron Bartlett, Chris Holt, Faye Turke, Marc Berezowski, Wayne Pearson and Andrew McCoy had the March audience cheering after a rousing rendition of When the Saints Go Marchin’ In, let by strolling guest clarinet and sax virtuoso Wayne Pearson.

After drawing rave reviews and eliciting calls of “Encore, encore” as a guest performer last month, clarinet and sax great Wayne Pearson will return to perform Under the Dome with our own Faye Turke and Jazz Pulse on Friday, April 7.

Prior to last month’s concert, Tom Turke clued in a few guests, who were helping with the room set up.  “I heard him during rehearsals.  He sounded like another Pete Fountain. You’re in for a real treat tonight!” Judging by the crowd’s reaction, the audience enthusiastically agreed.

Pearson has a long, distinguished—and colorful—history, beginning at age 14, when he played at a burlesque theatre in Philadelphia. “They closed us down about two years later,” he said.

From there, he went to Amsterdam, where he “played in a casino during the afternoon, in the red light district after dark,” and then entertained U.S. troops in the area. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and, of course, New Orleans engagements followed.

First Friday’s Cabaret Setting To Return!

Also back, by popular demand, will be cabaret tables, candles, solos by Faye, with snacks and beverages by Barb Hammerle.

The doors open at 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8.  If last month’s performance was any indication, there may well be a New Orleans style parade around the room before the evening ends.

As hoped when the First Friday concept was first approved by the Board last year, half of last month’s audience was made up of non-UUs, who heard about previous First Friday performances.  Previous notices appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, Creative Loafing and in multiple online news and entertainment media.

Tickets at the door are $15.

Food and beverages a la carte


Faye Turke  (Chanteuse)
Born and raised in Tampa, FL, Faye grew up singing and playing piano in church. Received vocal and piano lessons at an early age and performed for live audiences starting at the age of 3 years. Faye sings a wide variety of familiar Jazz, Pop, Blues and Gospel tunes. Her voice has a crystal clear tone, ranging four octaves. Faye’s voice is influenced by many vocalists of the Jazz era including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Julie London and Etta James.

Andrew McCoy (trumpet)

Growing up in a musical family in Chicago, Andrew started receiving music lessons from an early age. His first instruments were violin and piano but he loved band instruments and jazz. He played in big bands and small combos from grade school to the present. He was recently a member of a 5 piece combo out of Evanston Illinois which played all over the city of Chicago including many private engagements. He also plays the flugelhorn which is similar to the trumpet but has a richer and fuller tone.

Chris Holt (guitar)

Chris Holt is not only our lead guitarist, he’s also our Internet expert who helped create this website. Chris hails from the Baltimore-Washington area, where he studied music and Mass Communication at Towson State University. During this time, he performed with the society band, Retrospect, from 1992 through 1996 and with Walter Salb’s Time Was Orchestra from 1989 to 1998. After moving to the Tampa area in 1998, Chris played with local Jazz artists Wayne Pearson, Lenny Braun, Tony Shannon, and Andy Martin. His guitar influences include Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and John Scofield.

Marc Berezowski (electric bass)

A native of New Jersey, Marc attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating from Berklee, Marc played extensively with a variety of rock, funk and jazz bands in Philadelphia and Atlantic City before traveling from the northeast to Miami in 1984. While living in Miami, Marc worked in many of the best entertainment venues in South Florida such as the Fontainebleau Hotel, Hialeah Race Track, and the Breakers in West Palm Beach. Since relocating to Tampa in 1993, Marc has worked with some of the area’s best jazz musicians including guitarist Tony Shannon, jazz vocalist Sasha Tuck, bassist/keyboardist Patrick Bettison, and drummer/audio engineer Jean Bolduc. Marc’s bass influences range from acoustic great Ray Brown to electric bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius to session musician extraordinaire Will Lee.

Ron Bartlett (drums)

Ron also grew up in New Jersey and migrated to Florida in the mid-1980’s. In recent years, Ron has backed vocalist Barbara Morrison and played extensively with a variety of Tampa-Bay area jazz musicians, including tenor sax/clarinet player Wayne Pearson, organist Andy Martin, guitarists Lenny Braun and Tony Shannon and bassist Bill Bennett. Over the years, Ron has studied with Tony DeNicola (formerly of the Harry James Orchestra), David Dix of The Outlaws, and Steve Davis, formerly of the Lynne Arriale Trio. Ron’s influences are extensive and include Max Roach, Steve Davis, Mickey Hart and Dave Weckl.





Jazz Pulse Group
         Jazz Pulse Group
We perform music from the jazz giants of the past 50 years, along with original compositions of our own with a decidedly modern feel.

Our set lists and influences vary and span decades of smoking music, from driving bebop to straight-ahead swing, from Latin gems to quiet ballads,and from rock-influenced numbers to the more free-flowing and funky electric jazz of today.

If you haven’t heard us, please check out our audio clips and our list of upcoming activities.

Come out to see us for a great night of music and be sure to come up and say hello between sets.

 Up-and-coming musical talent from the area and mouth-watering food and beverages in a new, six-month series of first Friday night programs called “First Friday Under the Dome.”
From jazz standards to blues, ballads, funk and rock, you’ll find not only a wide variety of music but unique opportunities to spend “an evening in style,” with optional costumes to match the music of the night.
See the Domelight, local entertainment listings or get on a direct email list and be the first to receive advanced program previews.
Food and beverages will be a la carte .
We’re seeking a small group of volunteers, who are willing to help on a rotating basis.



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