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Dear Naples Jazz Lover,                                                           

Jazz Simpatico will  perform this Wednesday February 24th with the amazing Roy Gerson on keyboard, Isaac Mingus on bass and Yours Truly on trumpet, flugelhorn & vocals  at Alda’s Diner from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. (Alda's is really not a diner but a very nice restaurant run by Arjan and Esmeralda hence the name Alda’s.)

We’ll be outside on the terrace .

Alda’s is located at 7550 Mission Hills Drive #102 Naples, FL 34119. (239) 529-6103  Website: for their menu.

 When traveling east on Vanderbilt Beach Road, Turn left onto Buckstone Dr. which is just before you reach the traffic light/intersection of Vanderbilt and Collier.

Your support will have a huge effect on the number of performances we do!

For more information and audio samples go to


Tomorrow Monday March 1st,  I’ll be with the Stardust Memories Big Band in Cambier Park followed by Tuesday March 2nd in Riverside Park. Both concerts start at 7:00 PM. It’s a very special tribute to the Woody Herman Band featuring Mike Brignola a former member of Woody’s band and SMBBs baritone sax player!

As long as you keep comin’ we’’ll keep swingin’


Bob Zottola’s Jazz Simpatico with guitarist vocalist Rick Howard back together again!

Kevin Mauldin on bass & Bill Smith on drums

Early warning!  Friday March 12th & Friday March 26th 5:30-8 PM at Food & Thought outside in the courtyard.

2132 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34103 239-213-2222

Your support will have a huge effect on the number of performances we do at Food & Thought.

 For more information and audio samples go to

As long as you keep comin’, we’ll keep swingin’


Dear Naples Jazz Lover,

Dear Friends & Naples Jazz Lovers,

We all have more free time than we know what to do with and as a musician, I felt it important to compose and record a song that is timely and perhaps helpful in reinforcing the guidelines that we’re all trying to follow. (“It ain’t easy, right?”)

With that in mind I composed, sang and played The Stay At Home Blues and recorded it "all by my lonesome" in my home studio.

Feel free to share it with others.

I hope and pray that this will be over soon and I’ll be able to see you and actually play live performances!

Stay safe & healthy!


                    God Bless America

                            The Stay At Home Blues

                        Jazzy Easter Parade

  Here’s another piece that I call An Improvised Soliloquy for Unaccompanied Trumpet:

                       Cheek To Cheek


                            The Way You Look Tonight

Stu and I recorded these songs at his home studio and yes we actually were able to record together while practicing “social distancing”.

We know it’s been tough on all of us with the hardship of not being able to play our music for you, so this was our heartfelt effort to remedy the situation.

Stay safe & healthy!


 We were videoed in 2019 by Naples All Around Town and it can be viewed on YouTube by clicking on this link:

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Bob Zottola's Jazz Simpatico

Bob Zottola is an accomplished musician who worked with Les Miserables for sixteen years, in addition to working with several celebrities along the way. HAl

© Robert Zottola 2018