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

Aces Live Music: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210 MAP (941)795-3886 MAY 16: Lauren Mitchell, Lauren's Birthday Party w/ special guest Annie Mack, 8pm, $7.

Firehouse Cultural Center: 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570 MAP (813)645-7651
JUN 3: La Lucha with James Suggs on Trumpet, JAZZ, 7:30-9:30p, TICKETS.

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605 MAP  Hillsborough Community College's Performing and Visual Arts Program & Tampa Jazz Club Sunday Series. 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:  APR 30: Laila Biali, 3pm.

Independent: 5016 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 MAP (813)341-4883  MAY 28: La Lucha, 6:30pm.

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library: 3910 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL 33611 MAP  (813)273-3652 MAY 28: La Lucha, 3pm.

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. 

Lowry Park Zoo Bandshell: 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 MAP  Friday Extra Concert Series. MAY 12: La Lucha, 7pm.

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 MAP (727)892-5710  JUN 23: Arturo Sandoval - One of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. 8pm. TICKETS

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  APR 28: Daniel Giron, 8pm, TICKETS.
Riverwalk Amphitheater: Waterfront Dr, Bradenton, FL 34205 MAP (941)621-6471  Bradenton Blues Festival 2017 - Dec 1-3, 2017. Friday, Dec 1: Blues Appetizer on the Riverwalk w/ Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 6–7:15 p.m. and TC Carr & Bolts of Blue, 7:45–9pm. Sat Dec 2: Gates Open 11am, Brody Buster All Day Between Sets. Sean Chambers Band 11am-noon, Vanessa Collier 12:15-1:15pm, Nick Moss Band 1:30-2:30pm, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 2:45-3:45pm, Sugar Blue 4-5pm, Curtis Salgado 5:15-6:30pm, Joe Louis Walker 6:4-8pm. Sun Dec 3: Blues Brunch w/ Damon Fowler & Matt Walker 11am-1pm at Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk. TICKETS.

USF School of Music: 3755 USF Holly Drive, MUS 101, Tampa, FL 33620 MAP
International Jazz Composers‘ Symposium 2017. REGISTRATION & INFORMATION. MAY 18-20: An unparalleled gathering of jazz composers, musicians, scholars, students, and industry professionals from across the world; this unique forum offers attendees the opportunity to connect with fellow jazz composers as well as celebrated master artists while becoming exposed to a variety of new works, concepts, and related music industry trends. In addition, an open application and call for scores/papers will offer attendees several avenues in which to share and showcase their own work: via featured concert performance, guest artist master classes, research paper presentations, and the JCS’ unique “poster sessions. Featured guest artists include: John Holleneck, Billy Childs, Maria Schneider, Rufus Reid, Chuck Owen. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Thursday, MAY 18: John Hollenbeck & the Claudia Quintet, 8pm; Friday, MAY 19: Billy Childs Quartet, 8pm; Saturday MAY 20: Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge (Sponsored in conjunction with the Tampa Jazz Club), 8pm.