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 regional jazz festival and draw for tens of thousands of visitors. Now in its 35th 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 in Clearwater, Florida, offering music against the backdrop of warm breezes, brilliant sunsets and one of the world's greatest beaches, on the Gulf of Mexico.
Over its 34 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, Stanley Clarke, 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, and Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Trombone Shorty, Maceo Parker, Brian Culbertson, George Benson, Esperanza Spalding, The Avett Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Average White Band, Tower of Power, Brandi Carlile and Chicago.
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a unique community event, open to the public and administered by a charitable foundation, The Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, The City of Clearwater, and its volunteers. The Jazz Holiday not only brings live music to the Tampa Bay area, it benefits jazz education through its scholarship and educational activities each year.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday programs are funded in part by grants from the State of Florida , Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pinellas County Commission through the Cultural Development Grants Program of the Cultural Affairs Department
The 4-day Jazz Holiday is administered by an all-volunteer staff, "The Jazz Force," which plans and executes the hundreds of services needed to accommodate more than 50,000 visitors during the third week in October.
It is the mission of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday to be the leading proponent of jazz entertainment and education in Florida through the annual presentation of a world-class, live music festival in Clearwater, Florida during the third week of October and to promote tourism to Pinellas County as a key component of this celebration.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
For more information about the Jazz Holiday or volunteering during the event, please call (727) 461-5200 or email us at email@example.com
General Admission & Reserved Seating
Purchase your General Admission or Reserved Seat NOW to experience the 35th Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by HCI Group Inc.,
October 16-19! Daily, 4 Day and Weekend tickets are available. Kids12 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
No exchanges, refunds or Re-entry.
The Reserved seat allows you the opportunity to get up close to the Tampa Bay Times stage and includes one reserved seat in the front area of the stage on the day you select. Daily, 4 Day and Weekend packages are available as well. The purchase of the Reserved seat includes admission to Coachman Park. Entrance to the Reserved Seating section is located on the South side of Coachman Park, to the left of the main stage.
All prices will increase the day of the show. Buy Tickets Now!
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Purchase your individual VIP credential NOW to experience the
35th Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by HCI Group Inc., October 16-19!
Your single day VIP Experience affords you a reserved seat along with enjoying our hospitality area on the day you select.
Entrance to the VIP Experience area is located on the North and South sides of Coachman Park, to the left and right of the main stage.
Official After Party
Friday & Saturday,
October 17 & 18
What better way to continue the Clearwater Jazz Holiday experience than attending the Official After Party of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, starting at 10pm till 1:30am at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater. 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. The theaters beautiful Mediterranean-Revival façade with its ornate parapets and arched entrances were the talk of the town in its day. The finishing touches have recently been placed on the Capitol Theatre, which also encompasses the 1917 Clearwater News Building to its west. The result is a magnificent Mediterranean-Revival gem, which promises to fuel downtown's resurgence and become, once again, the cultural and arts center that it once was.
Appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase
Don't let the party stop as you listen to the sounds of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jam Band, Hosted by Allon Sams & featuring the "All-Star House Band" and more! You never know who might show up and sit in for the Jam!
Tickets are only $16 in advance while supplies last!
For more information and to purchase your tickets follow the links below!
High Note Social-Beach Party
Music by Ben Bryan Band
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