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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 (941)388-1555 6:30-9:30pm, Every Mon: Al Hixon's Jazz Jam with Billy Marcus and John Lamb.

Aces Lounge: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210 (941)795-3886. 8pm Every Wed: RJ Howson Blues Jam. MAP

Ale and the Witch: Tower Plaza Courtyard, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727)821-2533, Dec 21: La Lucha27: Damon Fowler; 31: First Night w/ T.C. Carr Band.

Argosy University: 5250 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34235 (941)379-0404 Pierian Spring Academy Jazz History Classes by Henry Ettman, Additional info and registration at Jan 14-Feb 18: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30, "From the Dance Floor to the Concert Hall: How Jazz Evolved from Swing Era into Bop, Cool, and Mainstream Modern Jazz during the 40s through the 70s.";  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 (727)330-7712 7-10pm, Every “Third Thursday” of each month: Rick Hatfield Solo. 

Blue Parrot: 85 Corey Circle, St Petersburg Beach, Florida 33702  (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 Live blues (with some jazz, some indie and rock and rockabilly thrown in) every other Tues and nightly Wed-Sun. Dec 19: Lauren Mitchell Band; 31: Damon Fowler Group

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  Every Mon: Mad Monday Blues Jam, 7-11pm. 8pm, Dec 19: Liz Pinnock & Dr. Blues.

Capitol Beer House: 422 Cleveland Street, Clearwater FL 33755 (727)449-1900 8pm-midnight, Every third Monday: Monday Night Jazz.

Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618 (813)269-1310  $12-$18, Dec 19:  Jazz with Jim- Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions -  Theme TBA.

Coachman Park: 301 Drew St., Clearwater FL 33755  (727)562-4700 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival 2014: Feb 21: Amos Lee, Otis Taylor, Jarekus Singleton, Sena Ehrhardt, Flood Brothers; 22: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Robben Ford, Joanne Shaw Taylor, AJ Ghent Band.

Coliseum Ballroom: 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg FL 33701 (727)892-5202 Dec 31: Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s Swing Dance.

Don Cesar Resort Lobby Bar: 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706  (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 Smokehouse: 471 Main St., Dunedin FL 34698 TBA

Eddie V’s: 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 (813)877-7290 Music Nightly. 

Ella's Folk Art Café: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603  (813)234-1000 Every Thur: Rev. Billy C. Wirtz.

Euphemia Haye Restaurant:5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL  34228 (941)383-3633.  7:30-11pm, Every Sat & Sun: Mike Markaverich. 

Finley's Irish Pub: 13477 Belcher Rd South  Largo, FL 33771 (727)535-7858 Every Thur: Blues Jam with Al Razz & Bob Petrocelli, 8-12pm. 

First United Methodist Church: 212 3rd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701  First Night St. Petersburg 2015, Dec 31: Jazz at the First United Methodist Church with La Lucha, James Suggs, Nate Najar and The M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble. Youth Jazz Stage: Lakewood High School and PCCA Jazz Bands.

Five O'clock Club: 1930 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 (941)366-5555 9pm-1am, Every Mon: Blues Jam w/Al Fuller & Co. (Good as of 4/6/13).

Fox Jazz Cafe: 5401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33601 9:30pm-1:30am, Dec 20: NJ Ladyfingers’ Smooth & Jazzy Christmas.

 Garden Café: 14227 7th St., Dade City, FL 33523 (352)567-7277, Indoor & outdoor fine dining cafe, located right in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Dade City, serving Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Winedown Fridays to resume in October.  Map This Location

Gaspar's Grotto: 1805 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (813)248-5900 9pm-12:30am, Every Wed: Blues and BarBQ Open Jam.

Gaspar's Patio Bar & Grille: 8448 North 56th St, Tampa, FL 33617 TBA

Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 (941)552-5325 South County Jazz Club ( Presents 2014-15 Season, 8pm, Dec 20: Nate Najar's (Jazz & Blues Florida July 2014 Featured ArtistJazz Holiday with special guest Harry Allen; Jan 17: Larry Coryell Trio; 25: 2pm, Glenn Miller Orchestra; Feb 28: Giacomo Gates; March 14, 15: Cynthia Sayer.

Green Iguana Bar & Grill: 4029 S Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 (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 (813) 840-3715. Every Wed: Swing Dance & Lessons.

Hanger Restaurant & Flight Lounge: 540 1st St SE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (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, $20/$15/$10, Free to staff & students of HCC, 3pm,  March 1: Dave Stryker. MAP

Hideaway Café: 1756 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712 (727)644-7895 7:30, Every First Tue: Sun Coast Blues Society First Tuesday Blues Jam. Dec 26: Magnus Burg.

The Independent: 5016 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 813-341-4883 First Saturday Jazz, 8-11pm, Jan 3: Artists TBA.

Karl Reef: 6307 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 848-7838 8pm-midnight, Every Wed: Open Mic Blues Jam with Shawn Paige Blues Band.

Kazu's: 6566 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231  (941)922-5459 7:30–10:30pm, Every Tue: Keven Aland .

Levee: 20583 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, FL 34431-6737 (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 (727)446-8809 Live Music Wednesday thru Sunday. Entertainment starts at 6pm on week nights and 8pm weekends. Reservations at (727)446-8809.  MAP

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727)892-5710 8pm, Feb 24: Ramsey Lewis Electric Band w/ Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind & Fire; April 12: Smokey Robinson.

Mandalay Grill: 395 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 (727)441-3424 Every Sun: Johnny Greenwell & Tim Heding Blues Nite. 

Manhattan Casino:  642-22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg Florida 33712 Jazz Jam, All musicians and listeners welcome. FREE. 5-10pm, Every Sunday. 

Mandarin Hide: 231 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL 33701 (727)231-4007 Every Wed: Ray Biscoglia Trio w/ Nate Najar(when not touring) (Jazz & Blues Florida July 2014 Featured ArtistMAP

Marina Jacks: 2 Marina Place, Sarasota,. FL 34236 (941)365-4232 6-10pm, Every Wed: The Venturas.

Mattison's City Grille: 1 North Lemon Avenue, downtown Sarasota, FL 34236 (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 (941)342-9135 6:30pm, Every Sun: Blues Jam hosted by Velvet Hammer or Bluestar.

Olive Grove: 15016 Rester Dr., Brooksville, FL 34613  (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 (727)822-3590 Dec 18: Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday (Hough Hall, 8pm) (Jazz & Blues Florida July 2014 Featured Artist); Feb 24: Ramsey Lewis & Philip Bailey; April 12: Smokey Robinson.

Pierian Spring Academy at Argosy University: 5250 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235  (941)716-2471  "From the Dance Floor to the Concert Stage: How Jazz Evolved from Swing into Bop, Cool and Mainstream During the 40s Through the 70s".  An adult education course moderated by Dr. Henry Ettman. Six classes on Wednesdays, 2:30-4;30 pm. beginning on Jan. 14, 2015. $85.

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center: 1099 State Road 60 E, Lake Wales, Florida 33853   (863)298.6883 Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival 2015, Gallery Exhibit, Reception, Jazz Workshops. Multiple locations - see website for info. April 8-11: Omar Sosa, Larry Coryell, Victoria de Lissovy & Charlie "Topp" Hines, Randy Corinthian, The New Orleans Nighthawks, Polk State College Jazz Ensemble, Harrison School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble.

RBeach: 4054 Shoal Line Blvd Hernando Beach, FL 34607 (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  (727) 821-4061 Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch 11am-3pm.

Ringside Café: 16 2ND STREET N., Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 (727)894-8465 9:30pm-1:30am, Every Sun: Blues Jam. 

Ruby's Elixir: 15 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (727)-898-9322 8-11pm, Every Sun: Jimmy Griswald Duo; 8-11pm, Every Wed: Lounge Cats Duo.

Ruth Eckerd Hall: 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater FL 33759 (727)791-7060  8pm, Jan 26: 1pm, Glenn Miller Orchestra; Feb 22: Tom Rush.

Skipper's Smokehouse: 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613 (813)971-0666 

Sneaky's: 7500 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33771 (727)536-9000.,  8-midnight, Every Wed: House of Trouble Blues Jam.

South Florida State College University Center Auditorium: 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 (863)784-7178 2015 Jazz Series, $21-$27, 7:30pm, Jan 10: New Orleans Nighthawks; 24: Ronnie Leigh; Feb 6: Jim Snyder & The FloridaBoyz; Feb 19: Peter & Will Anderson Quintet; March 12: Bill Prince & Company; 27: Blue Crescent Syncopators.

Studio@620: 620 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727)895-6620  Jan 4: La Lucha With Jun CD RELEASE PARTY!. MAP

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236 (800)826-9303  Feb 9: The Duke Ellington Orchestra; 11: Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Orchestra; 14: "The Sinatra Centennial" Starring Michael Feinstein; April 9: Boz Scaggs.

Vinoy Waterfront Park: 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701  2015 Tampa Bay Blues Festival, April 10,11, &12: Boz Scaggs, Tower of Power , Ronnie Earl, Rod Piazza, Carolyn Wunderland, Southern Hospitality, Lee Boys, Tab Benoit, and more. 

Wild Indian Saloon: 1158 7th St NW, Largo, FL 33770 (727)588-7660 9pm-midnight, Every Wed: Blackjack Blues

Wine Toad: 14251 Powell Road, Brooksville, FL 34609 (352)796-9463 9-11pm,  Every “Last Thursday” of the month: Rick Hatfield Solo.

Ybor City Jazz House: 1611 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (813)443-2105 Live Jazz/R&B. Thu - Sat, 7:30pm-1am.

Zendah Grotto: 4402 West Ohio Avenue, Tampa FL 33614 (813)872-0812 

Ziti Italian-American-Asian Restaurant: 3501 South Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL (In the Southgate Mall) (941)706-1281  Every Wed & Fri: The Shelly Torman Trio.  (checked 12/15/14)