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Come hear jazz show Saturday in Spring Hill

Spring Hill Community Association president Ed Lawrence expects a full house at a summer concert Saturday featuring jazz artists in the “Lake House Cabaret” show.

Times (2007)

Spring Hill Community Association president Ed Lawrence expects a full house at a summer concert Saturday featuring jazz artists in the “Lake House Cabaret” show.

SPRING HILL — Despite the sizzling summer heat, Spring Hill Community Association president Ed Lawrence knows that serious jazz buffs will turn out to hear good music just about anytime.

On Saturday, when the association's Lake House concert series presents the third in its series of summer concerts, he expects a full house.

"Last year, we were turning people away," Lawrence said of the "Lake House Cabaret" show, which will feature him, noted local singer Lorri Hafer and the Company Swing Band in an intimate cabaret-style setting.

Lawrence, a retired Long Island police officer and teacher who settled in Spring Hill two decades ago, said the evening outing seeks to replicate classic New York jazz clubs he used to visit to listen to such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.

Although the association continues to put on successful outdoor concerts from fall through spring, summer weather leaves few viable options for live music.

"There's not a lot going on during the summer months, so we decided this was best for everyone," Lawrence said. "Really, if you want to experience jazz music the way it should be experienced, this is hard to beat."

Since the association started sponsoring its monthly music shows, jazz has proven to be a consistent draw, said Lawrence.

"There are a lot of jazz fans in this area," he said. "And because there's a lot of musicians here, too, it's easier for us to put together a good show that will bring the people out."

Lawrence said that advance ticket sales have been strong for the show, which starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets are $7 until 4 p.m. today. After that, tickets, if available, will cost $10 at the door. Beer, wine and light food will be available. For information and reservations, call 666-4746.

Logan Neill can be reached at lneill@sptimes.com or (352) 848-1435.

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