(North of Venice to Rt 44 and east to Rte 27. (Metropolitan areas of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland)

Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 (941)388-7539 APR 19: Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys.

Charlie's Sushi & Japanese Restaurant: 1200 Cleveland Street, Clearwater FL 33755 MAP (717)515-4454 NEW monthly dinner jazz venue and series in Clearwater to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Presented by Cleveland Street Productions. Seating 6:30pm. Show 8pm. MAR 21: Steven ColeONLINE TICKETS/RSVP for dinnner and show; APR 25: Jackiem Joyner, ONLINE TICKETS/RSVP for dinnner and show; MAY 17: Nick Colionne, ONLINE TICKETS/RSVP for dinnner and show; JUN 6: Keyboardist, Oli Silk, and special guest saxophonist recently named ‘Best New Artist’ by Smooth Jazz Network, Jazmin Ghent!, ONLINE TICKETS/RSVP for dinnner and show.

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 MAP  Hillsborough Community College's Performing and Visual Arts Program & Tampa Jazz Club Sunday Series, 3pm. TICKETS: $20/$15 Club Members or in advance. $10 Students with ID. Complimentary to HCC Students. Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online at: http://www.tampajazzclub.comAPR 8: Harry Allen and the Four Others.

Ka' Tiki: 8803 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach, FL 33706 MAP  (727)360-2272 Every Monday, 6pm, TC Carr & Bolts of Blue w/ Special Guests. 

Mandarin Hide: 231 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP (727)231-4007 Every WED: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/ Nate Najar (when not touring) 

Palladium at St. Petersburg College - Side Door Theatre: 253 Fifth Avenue, N., St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP  MAR 29: Nate Najar and the Bossa Nova All Stars (Maucha Adnet, Chuck Redd, Harry Allen)TICKETS.

St. Petersburg Museum of History: 335 2ND Ave N.E, ST. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727)894-1052  Through APRIL 15: Explore Florida's long blues tradition with artists like Ray Charles, Tampa Red, Blind Blake and more. Learn about the early blues, jook joints, WPA recordings and Florida's blues legacy.  Presented by the Museum of Florida History Traveling Exhibit Program (TREX). HOURS: MON - SAT: 10am-5pm & SUNDAY: Noon-5pm.; Adult: $15, Senior citizens 65 and up: $12, Military and Veterans: $9, Teachers and Students with ID: $9, Children 7-17: $9, Children 6 and under: FREE.

USF Concert Hall: 3735 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620 MAP Tampa Jazz Club/USF Monday Night Jazz Series, 7:30pm. TICKETS: $20/$15 Club Members & Seniors. $10 Students with ID. Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online at: MAR 26: Steve Allee.