SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series returns Saturday with Alan Darcy Group

Musician Alan Darcy, eight, plays the saxophone for Julia Villani, 13, from left facing, Sydney Tretter, 13, and their friends on Watkins Lawn at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday night during the first concert of the 2009 SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. This is the 24th consecutive year of the concert series, which are free and open to the public. Concerts are conducted one Saturday evening per month June-September. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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Musician Alan Darcy, eight, plays the saxophone for Julia Villani, 13, from left facing, Sydney Tretter, 13, and their friends on Watkins Lawn at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday night during the first concert of the 2009 SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. This is the 24th consecutive year of the concert series, which are free and open to the public. Concerts are conducted one Saturday evening per month June-September. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

The last time jazz saxophonist Alan Darcy played one of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts, he couldn’t believe the crowd. “I thought that in June, Naples was empty. I had no idea how popular it was, but it was so fun.”

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