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 35 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, Chicago, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Marcia Ball, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Earth, Wind & Fire.
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 40,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday invites you to join us Thursday, May 28th
for an evening under the stars, aboard the StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht.
Share our love and show your support as we help extend the reach of the
Clearwater Jazz Holiday Education Programs throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
General Admission & Reserved Seating
Purchase your General Admission or Reserved Seat NOW to experience the 36th Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by HCI Group Inc.,
October 15-18! 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
36th Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by HCI Group Inc., October 15-18!
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.
Thank you for an amazing 35th Anniversary event!
We'll see YOU, October 15-18, 2015
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