A South Florida jazz treasure so often taken for granted, Ira Sullivan has been blowing great bop for the better part of six decades. The versatile Sullivan, who long ago eschewed the bright lights of big jazz cities for the relative calm of Florida, is equally adept on sax and trumpet, and his performances are always lively and unpredictable. Sullivan and his quintet are teaming up with a host of South Florida jazz stalwarts to benefit drummer Steve Bagby, who has been sidelined of late in a battle with cancer. Joining Sullivan in the lineup are Joe Donato, Duffy Jackson and Friends, the Mighty Professors of Bop, the Judy D. Quartet, and Nicole Yarling.
Sun., Jan. 21, 4 p.m.