LISTINGS ARE CLIENTS AND MONTHLY FEATURED ARTISTS

of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA.

WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA
(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 AcesLiveMusic.com (941)795-3886 MAR 16: Bradenton Blues Festival Kick-off Party w/ Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 6:30pm; 17: The Jeff Jensen Band, 8pm; 18: Lauren Mitchell Band, 8pm, $5, TICKETS.

Ale and the Witch: Tower Plaza Courtyard, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 thealeandthewitch.com (727)821-2533 MAR 18:  The Jeff Jensen Band, 8:30-11:30pm.

Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota FL 34236 MAP (941)388-7539 blueroostersrq.com  MAR 16: Lauren Mitchell Band; APR 15: Lauren Mitchell Band.

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

Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 MAP gpactix.com (941)552-5325 Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents Evening Jazz Concert. APR 8: Chuck Redd and the LaLucha Trio. World renowned percussionist Chuck Redd and the La Lucha Trio in concert. Redd has performed in concerts & festivals worldwide with the top jazz artists. Tampa area based trio, La Lucha has performed in Spain and Italy and have been named the top jazz ensemble in the Tampa Bay area 4 consecutive years. Trio features John O'Leary, piano, Alejandro Arenas, bass and Mark Feinman, drums. 7:30pm. Ticket sales information TBA.

HCC Ybor City Campus Performing Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre : 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605 MAP tampajazzclub.com  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: http://www.tampajazzclub.com. 3pm, Sunday APR 2: 90 Candles for Ernie Calhoun. Leading off the afternoon will be a new documentary film from Bay Area journalist Arielle Stevenson, featuring Ernie Calhoun telling his own story. The concert that follows puts the emphasis on the saxophone (Jeremy Carter, Valerie Gillespie, Henry Ashwood, Rodney Rojas, and Kendric McCallister) along with veteran players who have often shared the stage with Ernie – pianist Kevin Wilder, guitarist Vincent Sims, bassist Kenny Walker, and drummer Ron Gregg. In addition, there will be a special appearance by Tampa legends Kitty Daniels and Majid Shabazz, who with Ernie Calhoun have helped shape the Tampa music scene for decades. Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online at: tampajazzclub.com.

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

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 MAP mahaffeytheater.com (727)892-5710  APR 22: TFO Pops: Singin' & Swingin' - A Century of Ella.

 
Mandarin Hide: 231 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33701 MAP mandarinhide.com (727)231-4007 Every WED: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/Nate Najar (when not touring) 
 
Polk State College - JD Alexander Center: 152 E Central Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853 MAP Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival.  MAR 29, Wednesday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.  “The New Orleans Nighthawks”; MAR 30, 2017 Thursday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.; “Jazmin Ghent”; MAR 31, Friday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.; “Elias Tona and The Latin Jazz Trio”. 

Polk State College - Lake Wales Arts Center: 1099 State Road 60 E, Lake Wales, FL 33853 MAP Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival. MAR 31, Friday, 6 p.m.  “Polk State Jazz Society”;  MAR 31, Friday, 7:30 p.m. “Andrew Allen Trio and Friends.

 

Riverwalk Amphitheater: Waterfront Dr, Bradenton, FL 34205 MAP bradentonbluesfestival.org (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. 

Shores of Lake Wailes: East Park Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853  Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival. APR 1, Saturday, 11 a.m.  “Outdoor Jazz Concert” ; APR 1, Saturday, 1 p.m.  “Polk State Jazz Ensemble” ; APR 1, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. “Victoria de Lissovoy Quintet featuring Charlie Topp Hines”;  APR 1, Saturday, 4:45 p.m. “Elias Tona and The Latin Jazz Trio”; APR 1, Saturday, 6 p.m.  “Andrew Allen Trio and Friends”;  APR 2, Sunday, 11 a.m.  “Outdoor Jazz Concert” ; APR 2, Sunday, noon  “Sounds of Gospel”; APR 2, Sunday, 2:30 p.m. “The New Orleans Nighthawks”. 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota: 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 uusarasota.org MAP (941) 371-4974 Every FRI: Jazz Club of Sarasota Jazz at Two - Concert Series; 2-4pm. (Members $10 Guests $15). MAR 24: Marc Mannino; 31: Patricia Dean; APR 12 (Wed): Bruce Wallace.

University of South Florida - USF Concert Hall: 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620 MAP  Tampa Jazz Club & USF School of Music Presents Monday Night Jazz Series. Tickets: $20/$15 Club Members, Seniors, or in advance. $10 Students with ID. Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online at: http://www.tampajazzclub.com. 7:30pm. MARCH 23: Jack Wilkins Banff Project w/ Sara Caswell, Corey Christiansen, Ray Baril and the USF Jazz Ensemble.