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(North of Venice to Rt 44 and east to Rte 27. (Metropolitan areas of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland)
15 South Restaurant: 15 Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 15southristorante.com (941)388-1555 6:30-9:30pm, Every Mon: Al Hixon's Jazz Jam with Billy Marcus and John Lamb.
75 South Sunset Beach Park: 1799 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 (727)942-5618 Tarpon Springs 2015 Sunset Beach Concert Series, First Thur of month March-Nov, 7pm, Nov 5: Grimes Alley Blues Band.
Aces Lounge: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210 AcesLiveMusic.com (941)795-3886. 8pm, April 25: Diedra Ruff; May 30: Annika Chambers; June 15: Kelly Richie Solo.
Ale and the Witch: Tower Plaza Courtyard, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 thealeandthewitch.com (727)821-2533. Every Tues: Jun Bustamante hosts the Tuesday Music series w/ special weekly guests, 8-10pm.
Argosy University: 5250 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34235 argosy.edu (941)379-0404 Pierian Spring Academy Jazz History Classes by Henry Ettman, Additional info and registration at pierianspringacademy.org. Mar 4 - April 8: Wenesdays 2:30-4:30, "Jazz in the Global Village: The Many Colors of Jazz from the 1970s to Today."
Basque: 28910 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761basqueexperience.com (727)330-7712 7-10pm, Every “Third Thursday” of each month: Rick Hatfield Solo.
Blue Parrot: 85 Corey Circle, St Petersburg Beach, Florida 33702 blueparrotbch.com (727)368-9619 7-9:30pm, Every Mon: Jazz Night TOMKATS Jazz Orchestra performing Jazz, Big Band and Swing; 6-10pm, Every Thu: Freddie Mac and the New Orleans Jazz Band.
Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 (941)388-7539 blueroostersrq.com April 25: Backtrack Blues Band; May 29: Ellie Lee & Blues Fury.
Butler’s Old Key West Bar & Grill: 2451 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 (727)623-0969 TBA
Cafe Charlie: 2235 Nursery Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764 facebook.com/clearwatercafecharlie Every Mon: Mad Monday Blues Jam, 7-11pm.
Capitol Beer House: 422 Cleveland Street, Clearwater FL 33755 Capitolbeerhouse.com (727)449-1900 8pm-midnight, Every third Monday: Monday Night Jazz.
Capitol Theatre: 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727)441-2863 AtTheCap.com April 9, 10: Diana Krall; 13: Janis Ian & Tom Paxton; 15: Chris Botti; May 1: Joan Armatrading, 14: John Mayall.
Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618 carrollwoodcenter.org (813)269-1310 April 10: Jazz w/ Jim; May 22: Jazz w/ Jim; Jun 19: Jazz w/ Jim; Aug 14: Jazz w/ Jim; Sept 11: Jazz w/ Jim; Nov 20: Jazz w/ Jim; Dec 18: Jazz w/ Jim.
Craftsman House Gallery & Café: 2955 Central Ave, St Petersburg FL 33713 craftsmanhousegallery.com (727)323-2787 March 28: Jim Lauderdale; April 19: John Gorka.
Crumb&Cork: 501 N Franklin Street, Tampa FL 33602 crumbandcork-usa.com (813)221-7680 8-11pm, March 28: Jeremy Douglass and guest vocalist Sasha Tuck.
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts: 1010 North Macinnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602 (813)229-7827 www.strazcenter.org April 18: Live & Local w/ Mike Tozier, 11:45am-1:45pm.
Don Cesar Resort Lobby Bar: 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 loewshotels.com/Don-CeSar-Hotel (727)360-1881. 8pm-midnight, Every Thur, Fri, & Sat: Paul Krueger Jazz Quartet - Paul Krueger/grand piano, Rodney Rojas/saxes & clarinet, Bill Pillucere/acoustic bass; Joe Bencomo/drums.
Dunedin Brewery: 937 Douglas Ave Dunedin, FL 34968 (727)736-0606 dunedinbrewery.com
Eddie V’s: 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 eddiev.com (813)877-7290 Music Nightly.
Ella's Folk Art Café: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 ellasfolkartcafe.com (813)234-1000 TBA
Euphemia Haye Restaurant:5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228 euphemiahaye.com (941)383-3633. 7:30-11pm, Every Sat & Sun: Mike Markaverich. (checked 1/28/15)
Five O'clock Club: 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 5oclockclub.net (941)366-5555 9pm-1am, Every Mon: Blues Jam w/Al Fuller & Co. (Good as of 1/28/15).
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center: 525 Kumquat Ct. Sarasota, FL 34236, TBA
Fox Jazz Club: 5401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33601 (813)639-0400 facebook.com/pages/The-Fox-Jazz-Club/220885631326985 TBA
Green Iguana Bar & Grill: 4029 S Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 greeniguana.com (813)837-1234 10pm-2am-ish, Every Mon: House of Troubles Blues Jam Hosted by B3 Dean & Benny on bass.
Gulfport Casino: 5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707 swingtime.info (813) 840-3715. Every Wed: Swing Dance & Lessons.
Hanger Restaurant & Flight Lounge: 540 1st St SE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 thehangarstpete.com (727)823-7767 8-10pm, Every First Mon: Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Club Jam.
HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605 tampajazzclub.com, Tampa Jazz Club and HCC/Ybor Performing Arts Series, $20/$15/$10, Free to staff & students of HCC, 3pm, April 19: James Suggs. MAP
Hideaway Café: 1756 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712 hideawaycafe.biz (727)644-7895 7:30, Every First Tue: Sun Coast Blues Society First Tuesday Blues Jam.
Levee: 20583 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, FL 34431-6737 leveemusicbar.com (352)465-3890 7pm, Every Tues: Live Jazz with Rudy Turner; 8pm, Every Thur: Blues Jam w/ Jimmy Sparks; 2-6pm, Every Sat: Jimmy Sparks Band.
Lobster Pot Bistro: 478 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 lobsterpotrestaurant.com (727)446-8809 Live Music Wednesday thru Sunday. Entertainment starts at 6pm on week nights and 8pm weekends. Reservations at (727)446-8809. MAP
LP's Pub: 904 N McMullen Booth Rd Clearwater, FL 33759 facebook.com/pages/Londons-Bar-Grill/199311470167999 (727)230-1580 Live music 7 nights. March 24: Bob Petrocelli's Pro Blues Jam, 8:30-midnight; 31: Bob Petrocelli's Pro Blues Jam, 8:30-midnight.
Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 mahaffeytheater.com (727)892-5710 8pm, April 12: Smokey Robinson.
Manhattan Casino: 642-22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg Florida 33712 5-10pm, April 5: Jazz Jam, All musicians and listeners welcome. FREE.
Mandarin Hide: 231 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33701 mandarinhide.com (727)231-4007 Every Wed: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/ Nate Najar(when not touring) (Jazz & Blues Florida July 2014 Featured Artist) . MAP
Mattison's City Grille: 1 North Lemon Avenue, downtown Sarasota, FL 34236 mattisons.com (941)330-0440 8pm-midnight Every Sat: TC & The Trouble Makers; 7-10pm Every Sun: Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet; 7-11pm, Every Thur: The Venturas; 7-11pm, Every Wed: Big T & The Tornadoes.
Meadows Village Pub: 5013 Ringwood Meadows, Sarasota, FL 34235 meadowsvillagepub.com (941)342-9135 6:30pm, Every Sun: Blues Jam hosted by Velvet Hammer or Bluestar.
Olive Grove: 15016 Rester Dr., Brooksville, FL 34613 floridaconcerts.org (352)345-5940 Fall Olive Harvest Festival. FREE. Workshops will run from 11am to 5pm beginning with Soap Making 11am and 2pm, Curing Olives 12pm & 3pm, Making Ancient Style Olive Oil Lamps 1pm & 4pm. All musicians and party goers be sure to stay late and join the Fireside & Guitar Folk Circle, starts at 6pm.
Ophelia's on the Bay: 9105 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota. Call 941-349-2212 as reservations are suggested. Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Paladium Theater at St. Petersburg College: 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33701 mypalladium.org (727)822-3590 April 12: Smokey Robinson; 14: Leadership Conservatory Benefit Concert “Rhapsody on Fifth” featuring the Nate Najar Trio and Leadership Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, more info at www.lead-foundation.com, 7pm, $25/$50; April 19: La Lucha - The Real Clash's Album Benefit, $12/15, 5:30pm; 27: St. Petersburg College MIRA presents La Lucha, 7:30pm; . MAP
Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center: 1099 State Road 60 E, Lake Wales, Florida 33853 polk.edu/ArtsCenter (863)298.6883 Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival 2015, Gallery Exhibit, Reception, Jazz Workshops. Multiple locations - see website for info. April 8-11: Apr 8: New Orleans Nighthawks; 12:30 p.m.; Polk State JD Alexander Center; 152 E Central Ave, Lake Wales; FREE; Apr 9: Randy Corinthian; 12:30 p.m.; Polk State JD Alexander Center; FREE; Apr 9: Omar Sosa Quarterto Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Band; 7 p.m.; Bok Tower Gardens; $50; Apr 10: Larry Coryell Concert; 12:30 p.m.; Polk State JD Alexander Center; 152 E Central Ave, Lake Wales; FREE; Apr 10: Randy Corinthian and Omar Sosa Quarterto Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Band; 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center; FREE; Apr 11: Polk State Jazz Ensemble; Lake Wailes Park; 3 p.m; Apr 11: Harrison School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble; Lake Wailes Park; 4 p.m.; FREE; Apr 11: Victoria de Lissovoy Quintet w/ Doug Mathews- bass, Alvon Griffin - percussion, Barry Thomas - drums, David McKenzie - sax, featuring Charlie "Topp" Hines - trumpet.
RBeach: 4054 Shoal Line Blvd Hernando Beach, FL 34607 rbeachrestaurant.com (352)592-5556 6-9pm Every Wed: Jazz w/ Norm Bernard (Southern Exposure).
Ricky P's Orleans Bistro: 1113 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL 33705 rickyps.com (727) 821-4061 Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch 11am-3pm.
Ringside Café: 16 2ND STREET N., Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 ringsidecafe.net (727)894-8465 9:30pm-1:30am, Every Sun: Blues Jam. March 31: Iron Mike Norton; April 9: Betty Fox Band; 22: Swingin' Harpoon Band.
Riverside Park: 10450 Reynolds Street, (old 41) Bonita Springs, FL 34135 bonitablues.com (239)947-0715 Bonita Blues Fest 2016, Dates TBA. See what happened in 2015 at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/03/bonita-blues-festival-2015-pictures.html
Ruby's Elixir: 15 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 rubyselixir.com (727)-898-9322 TBA
Skipper's Smokehouse: 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613 skipperssmokehouse.com (813)971-0666 March 31: John Ginty; April 3: Selwyn Birchwood Band & Savants of Soul; 10: Sun Record Legend Rayburn Anthony with Mike Mettalia and Midnight Shift - Rockabilly n Blues w/ Opening Band - Jeff Vitolo and The Quarter Mile Rebels.
Sneaky's: 7500 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33771 (727)536-9000. sneakysbar.com, 8-midnight, Every Wed: House of Trouble Blues Jam.
South Florida State College University Center Auditorium: 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 performances.southflorida.edu (863)784-7178 2015
Ukelele Brands: 4805 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Land O Lakes, FL 34639 (813) 995-0608 ukulelebrands.com April 15: Buzz Jam Blues, 6pm.
University of South Florida: 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620 (813) 974-2311 usfweb2.usf.edu/tedx March 28: 12pm, La Lucha TEDxUSF presenter & performer, streamed live from http://usfweb2.usf.edu/tedx/ (also check this website for other viewing options). MAP
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236 vanwezel.org (800)826-9303 April 9: Boz Scaggs.
Vinoy Waterfront Park: 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 Tampabaybluesfest.com. 2015 Tampa Bay Blues Festival, April 10,11, & 12.
Wine Toad: 14251 Powell Road, Brooksville, FL 34609 (352)796-9463 9-11pm, Every “Last Thursday” of the month: Rick Hatfield Solo.
Ziti Italian-American-Asian Restaurant: 3501 South Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL (In the Southgate Mall) zitisarasota.com (941)706-1281 Every Wed & Fri: The Shelly Torman Trio. (checked 12/15/14)
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