Making up somewhat for the surprise news of the sudden closing of Ocean Blues last week is the good news that Taylor Opie and the Dan Dembicki Trio will be playing every Tuesday night from 6 - 9PM at Ziti restaurant, in the food court (near Talbot's entrance on Siesta Drive) at the Southgate Mall, Tamiami Trail at Siesta Drive, in Sarasota.
Ziti, which replaced the previous popular Cosimo's restaurant, has received good reviews for its fusion Italian, American, Asian food and service. Great to see that owner Dustin Guimond recognizes how important excellent live music is to the Sarasota dining experience, even in a mall.
Here's a sample of Taylor Opie's moving vocals from tonight's gig. Backing her up were Dan Dembicki on keyboard and Michael Dempsey on bass.
In addition seeing her at Ziti on Tuesday nights, you can also catch Taylor Opie with the Collaboration Band at venues such as Cortez Clam Factory, and Swordfish Grill, in Bradenton; and Englewoods on Dearborn and Lock 'n Key in Englewood.