By Jessica Tuggle
VERO BEACH - A little guitar, maybe some drums and the crooning of a sweet saxophone here and there will be art for the ears this season at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
Back by popular demand, the museum will present four more opportunities this season for the public to enjoy the outdoor musical experience, "Warm Nights, Cool Jazz," in one of the gardens.
The next concert will take place in the Alice and Jim Beckwith North Sculpture Park at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.
The concert will feature a group organized by James Archer, a local musician and saxophonist, playing classic and contemporary jazz. Mr. Archer has previously performed at the museum and is back for another musical opportunity.
Joe Ellis, marketing director at the museum, said the museum has hosted three jazz concerts a year for the past two years, but decided to bump it up this year to five because people seem to enjoy it so much.
"We decided to go to five this year. People seem to be interested in ending their day with great music in a great location," Mr. Ellis said.
"It's really very nice and people enjoy the experience of hearing this great music with the surrounding large-scale sculptures and the beautiful flora in the park," he said.
The first concert of the season was held last month and featured flamenco, Latin and jazz guitar provided by the Don Soledad Group, an entirely different sector of jazz music, Mr. Ellis said.
About 275 people came out to the last event, which is about average for the concerts, he said.
"We seem to have discovered our niche with the jazz here on the beach," Mr. Ellis said.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be available, wine and beer will be served for $3, mixed drinks for $5. Outside food, alcohol and soft drinks are not permitted at the event.
There is no rain date in case of bad weather, Mr. Ellis said.
For more information, call (772) 231-0707 or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.