Clearwater Jazz Holiday to Draw Thousands

About The Clearwater Jazz Holiday

What started as a 10-day series of jazz concerts held on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues all around the City of Clearwater, has evolved into a major international jazz festival and draw for tens of thousands of visitors.

Now in its 32nd year, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a world-class gathering of the some of the greatest talents and greatest fans of jazz. The event takes full advantage of its home inClearwater,Florida, offering music and art against the backdrop of warm breezes, brilliant sunsets and one of the world’s greatest beaches, on theGulf of Mexico.

Over its 31-year history, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has featured such legendary talents as Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, Stephan Grappelli, Stan Getz, and the Count Basie Orchestra, to name only a few.

Today’s most popular and innovative jazz stars have also made stops in Clearwater, including Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Al Dimeola, Kevin Mahogany, Hiroshima, Julian Coryell, the Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, Herbie Hancock, Paquito D’Rivera with New York Voices, Rick Braun, The Neville Brothers, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke – Bela Fleck – Jean-Luc Ponty, Koko Taylor , Boney James, Kenny G, Manhattan Transfer, Buckwheat Zydeco, George Benson, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Medeski Martin & Wood, Peabo Bryson, Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber, Marion Meadows, Al Jarreau, Chris Botti, Soulive, Dr. John and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

For more information, visit www.clearwaterjazz.com

This Year’s Line-up Includes:

Thursday, October 13
4:30pm Gates Open
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Global Affect
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Kevin Eubanks
8:30pm – 10:00pm- Johnson Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Friday, October 14
4:00pm Gates Open
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Valerie Gillespie Ensemble
6:00pm – 7:15pm – Gerald Clayton Trio
7:45pm – 9:00pm – Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade
9:30pm – 11:00pm- UBS Financial welcomes Brian Culbertson

Saturday, October 15
1:30pm Gates Open
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Jazz Juvenocracy
3:45pm – 5:00pm – Whitney James
5:30pm – 6:45pm – LaRue Nickelson Group
7:15pm – 8:45pm – Sammy Figueroa & The Latin Explosion
9:15pm – 10:45pm – Crabby Bill’s welcomes Maceo Parker
10:45pm Fireworks presented by Homeowners Choice, Inc.

Sunday, October 16th
2:30pm Gates Open
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band with Kym Purling
4:30pm – 5:45pm – Mike Markaverich Trio
6:15pm – 7:45pm – Christian McBride & Inside Straight
8:15pm – 9:30pm- Solace Insurance welcomes Dianne Reeves

** Artists subject to change

Researved Seating Now Available!
Purchase your Reserved Seat now to experience the 32nd Clearwater Jazz Holiday, October 13-16! Your seat allows you the opportunity to get up close to the St Petersburg Times stage and includes one reserved seat in the left side area of the stage on the day you select. Daily, 4 Day and Weekend packages are available. Entrance to the Reserved Seating section is located on the South side ofCoachmanPark, to the left of the main stage.

Don’t Miss The Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party
What better way to continue the Clearwater Jazz Holiday experience than attending the After Party, Friday, October 14
starting at 10pm till 1:30am at the Capitol Theatre in downtownClearwater! Constructed and established in 1921 as the Capitol Theatre (Royalty Theatre 1982-2008), this classic structure, complete with a large mezzanine and furnishings reminiscent of a classic Hollywood theater, is one of the oldest operating theatres in the state of Florida.

Don’t let the party stop as you listen to the sounds of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jam Band, Hosted by Allon Sams and featuring Pat Close, Xxavier Chisolm, Kevin Wilder, Austin Vickery, Peggy Morris, Peter Mongaya and Gil Garcia along with appearances by Brian Culbertson, Miss Tess and more!
You never know who might show up and sit in for the Jam!

Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are only $16 in advance while supplies last

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