2017 Lineup

The 38th Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Presented by HCI Group Inc.

CLICK HERE to purchase your General Admission, Reserved or VIP Seat NOW!

Daily, 4 Day and Weekend tickets are available.
Kids 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
No exchanges, refunds or Re-entry.
** Artists Subject to Change

Thursday, October 19th

Friday, October 20th

Saturday, October 21st

Sunday, October 22nd


** Schedule and Artists subject to change


Do's & Don'ts

A number of safety and security measures have been put in place at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday for the enjoyment, safety, and comfort of all festival attendees, artists and staff. Please be advised that the following items and practices are NOT permitted at the event.


  • NO pets - only service animals are permitted
  • NO grills, hibachis, or open flames of any kind
  • NO glass containers or bottles
  • NO coolers, food or drink of any kind
  • NO unauthorized vendors
  • NO tents, canopies or umbrellas
  • NO overnight camping
  • NO Audio / Video recording devices
  • NO in line skating, skateboarding
  • NO littering
  • NO Firearms, unless otherwise permitted by Florida Statute, Chapter 790 (2011)
  • NO knives or weapons of any kind
  • NO cell phones or pagers during performances
  • NO fireworks / laser pointers
  • Please attend all infants & small children


  • Lawn Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • I.D. tags for small children

Participating food vendors include:

  • Rich N Rise Thai
  • Colonels Kettle Korn
  • St Pete Concessions
  • Mr. Bill's Fine Foods
  • C&S Concession's
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pipo's
  • Jerk Hut
  • Crabby's Dockside & Salty's Island
  • Shadrack's Pizza
  • Gourmet Coffee & Crepes Creations
  • Shanghai Fresh
  • Bite Me Corndog
  • Chef on the Bay
  • Seafood Market
  • Softee King
  • Dulcet
  • Mr. & Mrs. Clydes Tacos & Dillas

Participating vendors include:

  • Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • Visit St Pete / Clearwater
  • HCI Group Inc.
  • St Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport
  • Costco Wholesale
  • The Art Institute of Tampa
  • WMNF 88.5 Community Radio
  • Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Clearwater Jazz Holiday Outreach Program
  • Parliament Motor Coach Corporation
  • Tampa Bay Times

Ticketing 2017

General Admission & Reserved Seating

Purchase your General Admission or Reserved Seat NOW to experience the
38th Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by HCI Group Inc., October 19-22!

Daily, 4 Day and Weekend tickets are available for both General Admission and Reserved Seating.
Kids12 and under General Admission tickets are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
No exchanges, refunds or Re-entry. ** Artists Subject to Change

General Admission / Lawn Seating tickets for the event are starting at $16 per day if purchased in advance
or $25 day of show.
4 Day and weekend discount packages are available.

Reserved Seating 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.
Prices start at $45 per day and will increase day of show.
4 Day and Weekend discount packages are available.
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.
CLICK HERE to Buy Tickets Now!



Limited Number Available for VIP Reserved Tickets

We do have a limited number of VIP Experience packages available for each day of the event.
The VIP Experience includes an assigned, reserved seat within the first 8 rows of the Reserved Seating area
plus access to the VIP Hospitality area. Our VIP Hospitality is an area secured for our Sponsors and VIP Patrons.
You can enjoy free food provided by The Living Room.
3 glasses of beer or wine, unlimited soda and water, an executive restroom trailer and more!

Tickets are $170 each and are available for purchase by clicking here


You will print your ticket(s) for entry when purchased. VIP Credentials will need to be picked up at the
Will Call / VIP Entrance
located at the Harborview Gate located by the water on the
Southside of Coachman Park by presenting your printed ticket/receipt.


Online ticket sales will close October 18 at 8 p.m., after that tickets will be
available for purchase if available at the Will Call / VIP Entrance.

Attendees must be 21 years old with proper ID to receive a drink wristband.

Please drink responsibly.


Promoter Package $500

Thank you for supporting the Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival, an annual Tampa Bay Area tradition, produced by the Clearwater Holiday Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit organization, and now in its 38th year. Your contribution helps to sustain this important tradition and further the reach of the Foundation’s amazing year-long education programs. As a Promoter, you are creating an opportunity for many others to experience the unique celebration that is Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Your partnership as a Promoter guarantees that others will have increased access to world-class music in our beautiful backyard. This year’s festival is October 19th-22nd in beautiful Coachman Park, downtown Clearwater. Once announced, you may view the full lineup and daily schedules at www.clearwaterjazz.com.

2017 Promoter Benefits

-25 General Admission rain or shine tickets (days of your choice)
-Listing in the 2017 Tampa Bay Times Official Guide to the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The tickets are fun gestures for employees, clients, and prospects. CJH can also alternatively donate the 25 GA tickets on your company’s behalf for use by the following 2017 designated CJH outreach partners:

-MLK Jr. Neighborhood Family Center
-United Way Suncoast’s Operation Graduate
-Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa
-Pinellas County Schools’ jazz and band programs
-Eckerd Youth Alternatives
-YMCA of the Suncoast
-St. Petersburg College’s Music Industry and Recording Arts Program
-The Art Institute of Tampa
-Pinellas Community Foundation

For more info or to purchase your Promoter package, please call 727-461-5200





Clearwater Jazz Holiday Official After Party


Don't let the party stop as Jon Cleary hosts the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Official After Party at The Capitol Theatre, Presented by The Living Room!

What better way to continue the Clearwater Jazz Holiday experience than by attending the Official After-Party with host Jon Cl;eary for a non-stop JAM, starting at 10:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. 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 theaters in the state of Florida.

Don't let the party end as you listen to Allon Sams and the "Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jam Band" providing the backbone for this amazing session with many special guests!
You never know who might show up and sit in for the jam!

Concessions and cocktails will be available for purchase


Purchase Tickets NOW while supplies last!!!

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Late Night Party


Don't let the party stop as The Strut Band will keep the party going!

Starting at 11:15pm till 1:30am aboard the StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht
docked at the Clearwater Harbor Marina on the waterfront of Coachman Park.
This 115-foot sleek, modern styled vessel, the StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht is the
flagship of the StarLite Fleet. The vessel features an all new yacht interior,
elegantly appointed and tastefully decorated to create an unparalleled
atmosphere in a very unique setting. The yacht will remain dockside for this
special Late Night Party.

Appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase


Purchase Tickets NOW while supplies last!!!


How do I get tickets?

Tickets are available on-line by following this link, General Admission, Reserved Seating & VIP with Reserved Seating options are available. Phone orders can be processed by contacting the Etix Box Office at 800-514-3849

Do I need to bring a chair?

Coachman Park is an open air venue adjacent to the intercoastal waterway. The General Admission area of the park is festival style lawn seating. We encourage you to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Reserved Seating & VIP with Reserved Seating ticket holders do not need to bring a chair. CLICK HERE to view a Venue Map

Can I bring in my own food or drinks?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted. We have plenty of vendors within the park that offer a wide variety of food options at reasonable prices. Soda, water, beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Where do I park?

There are many parking garages, lots and metered street parking throughout the Downtown area all within a short walking distance from Coachman Park. Handicap parking is available on a first come, first served basis and is located at the bottom of the hill accessible through the Clearwater Library/Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure parking lot on Osceola just north of Cleveland Street.

Park for FREE at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (northwest corner of Drew St & Coachman Rd, Clearwater) and ride PSTA’s Bus Route76 for FREE to and from the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Click here for more information

How can I volunteer?

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer through our website (will open in late July or early August) . Simply create a Username & Password to log into the system, then you can select dates, times and areas of service (all which you can manage at anytime by simply logging back into the system).


How do I obtain a Media Credential?

CLICK HERE to review the Media Credential application process . All media requests must be sent to media@clearwaterjazz.com.


Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, only registered service animals are permitted.

Directions to Coachman Park

Parking Map for Downtown Clearwater

Handicapped parking is first come, first served and is located at the bottom of the hill and is accessible off of Osceola Ave between the library & Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure.

Taking place in beautiful and accoustically attractive COACHMAN PARK in CLEARWATER, FL, this waterfront, open-outdoor venue provides plenty of room to tap, snap and clap your way through waves of today's best MUSIC/JAZZ artists.

Get Directions from Google

Coachman Park is located on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater and is accessible from Drew Street or via Cleveland Street (State Road 60).


Highway 60 to Clearwater and stay on 60 through downtown Clearwater. Go to Osceola and make a right and venue is on the left.


US Highway 19 to SR 60 and head West on 60. Follow 60 through downtown Clearwater till Osceola, make a right and venue is on the left.

Overview of Coachman Park



Directions for Parking

The 38th annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday Presented by The HCI Group Inc. is back! Get ready for a fabulous weekend of 4 days and nights of music entertainment at Coachman park in downtown Clearwater. One of the longest-running and best-known live music & jazz events in the country.

 Park N Ride


For your parking information, we have multiple options available:



Transportation Provider

Park for FREE at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Northwest corner of Drew & Coachman Rd., Clearwater) and ride PSTA’s Route 76 for FREE to and from the Clearwater Jazz Holiday daily. Buses will run continuously throughout the day.

Tentative daily route schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 19 - 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 20 - 2:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 - 11:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22 - 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For more information please visit PSTA.net



Catch the a trolley to Coachman Park

For additional information visit www.clearwaterjolleytrolley.com for schedule and pricing

Catch the Clearwater Ferry with stops in Island Estates, Clearwater Beach and more.

For additional information www.clearwaterferry.com  for schedule and pricing.




Jazz Holiday Previous Artists





1st Annual

Oct 24 – Nov 2, 1980

Woody Herman

2nd Annual

Oct 23 – Nov 1, 1981

Buddy Rich

3rd Annual

Oct 26 – 31, 1982

Dizzy Gillespie

4th Annual

Oct 20 – 30, 1983

Herbie Mann

5th Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 1984

Dave Brubeck, Richie Cole

6th Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 1985

Count Basie Orchestra, Mose Allison

7th Annual

Oct 16 – 19, 1986

Stan Getz, Ramsey Lewis, Michel Petrucciani

8th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 1987

Nancy Wilson, Dirty Dozen,The Roy Meriwether Trio, Phil Woods, Tito Puente,
Rare Silk


Oct 13 – 16, 1988

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Maynard Ferguson, McCoy Tyner

10th Annual

Oct 19 – 22, 1989

Poncho Sanchez, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Enriquez

11th Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 1990

Houston Persons/Etta Jones, Tuck & Patti

12th Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 1991

Ramsey Lewis, Ernie Watts Quartet, New York Voices

13th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 1992

Nat Adderly, Tuck & Patti

14th Annual

Oct 14 – 17, 1993

Bela Fleck & The Fleckstones, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Arturo Sandoval with Ernie Watts


Oct 13 – 16, 1994

Chuck Mangione, The Rippingtons, Hiroshima, Arturo Sandoval, Acoustic Alchemy

16th Annual

Oct 19 – 22, 1995

Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, Michel Camilo

17th Annual

Oct 13 – 16, 1996

Tito Puente, Stephan Grappelli, Keiko Matsui, Herbie Mann


Oct 16 – 19, 1997

Diane Schurr, Boney James, The Rippingtons, Al Dimeola

19th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 1998

Count Basie Orchestra, Etta James, Kevin Mahogany, Stanley Clarke

20th Annual

Oct 9 – 10, & 14 – 17, 1999

Earl Klugh, Freddy Cole, T.S. Monk, David Benoit, Jason Marsalis, Tom Scott & LA Express, Michael Franks, Tito Puente, Dizzy Tribute, Patti Austin, Spyro Gyra, Oleta Adams

21st Annual

Oct 1 – 22, 2000

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stanley Clarke, Yellowjackets, Patti Austin, Monty Alexander, Oleta Adams, Terence Blanchard

22nd Annual

Oct 18 – 22, 2001

Jane Monheit, Nnenna Freelon, Boney James, Los Hombres Caliente, Poncho Sanchez

23rd Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 2002

The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Lou Rawls, Jonathon Butler, A Tribute to Jobim, James Moody with Marlena Shaw

24th Annual

Oct 16 – 19, 2003

Kim Waters, Chuck Loeb and Jeff Kashiwa, Paquito D’Rivera’s Brazilian Dream featuring New York Voices; Jon Cleary, Lizz Wright, Herbie Hancock

25th Annual

Oct 14 – 17, 2004

Allon Sams, Rick Braun, Big Z & The SophistiKatz, Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis, Pepper & Fine Thyme, Tony Vacca & World Rhythms, Dan Moretti, Chris Botti, The Neville Brothers, Nate Najar Quartet, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, Adela Dalto, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

26th Annual

Oct 13 – 16, 2005

Fred Johnson, Brian Culbertson featuring Eric Darius, ABCD with Billy Norris, Nestor Torres, Trio! (Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck & Jean-Luc Ponty), Les Sabler & Citiheat, Sakesho with Andy Narell, Rayford Griffin, Koko Taylor, Boney James, Coolie Family Gospel Singers, Liquid Soul, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

27th Annual

Oct 19 – 22, 2006

Kenny Drew Jr. Quartet, Kenny G, Bossacucanova, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, Valerie Gillespie, Jose Valentino Ruiz, Jazz to the Maxx, John Pizzarelli, Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge, Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio with Edward Simon & Billy Hart, Buckwheat Zydeco, Cherry Poppin' Daddies

28th Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 2007

Air Force Band Falconaires, George Benson, Ray & Friends, Jazz Surge with Chuck Owen, Summer Storm with Norman Brown, Peabo Bryson, Jeff Lorber & Marion Meadows, Michael Ross Quartet, Brian Bromberg, Arturo Sandoval, Medeski Martin & Wood, Hendrick Meurkens Samba, Lynne Arriale Trio, Joe Grandsen Quartet, Natalie Cole

29th Annual

Oct 16 – 19, 2008

BK Jackson, Kyle Eastwood Band, Tony Bennett, Karen Benjey, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Ken Loomer Big Band, Grace Kelly Quintet, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Venturas, Eldar Djangirov Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Patti Austin

30th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 2009

Tom Brantley Collective, Mike MacArthur & Nate Najar, Al Jarreau, The Organic Trio, Joe Baione Quartet, Nicole Henry, Chris Botti, Gumbi Ortiz & the Latino Projekt, Les Sabler, Clearwater Jazz Holiday 30th Anniversary ETREME Tribute, Boney James, Marcus Roberts Trio, Brian Bromberg, The Neville Brothers

31st Annual


Oct 14 – 17, 2010

Jarred Armstrong, Little Feat, Dr. John & The Lower 911, The Organic Trio, Kyle Wolverton, Norman Brown with Brenda Russell & Jessy J, O Som Do Jazz & Helios Orchestra, Sean Chambers, Level 10, Tizer, Soulive, Mark Barrios, Jonathan Fritzen, Eric Darius & Lalah Hathaway

32nd Annual

Oct 13 - 16, 2011

Kevin Eubanks, Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson, Maceo Parker, Christian McBride & Inside Straight, Dianne Reeves

33rd Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 2012

Bonnie Raitt, The Avett Brothers, Mindi Abair & Friends featuring Jeff Golub & David Pack, Esperanza Spalding

34th Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 2013

Chicago, Lisa Casalino, The Ries Brothers, Gumbi Ortiz & New Groove City, Jane Monheit, Paul Brown & Larry Carlton, Chris Godber, Acme Jazz Garage with Belinda Womack, Level 10, Average White Band, Tower of Power, Have Gun, Will Travel, Lake Street Dive, Amos Lee & Brandi Carlile

35th Annual

Oct 16 - 19, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire, Buster Cooper Quartet, Changing Keys, Spyro Gyra, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Theo Valentin, Al Downing Jazz All Stars, Dr John & the Nite Trippers, Marcia Ball, Terrance Simien, Belinda Womack, Julie Black, Tomkats Jazz Orchestra, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Trombone Shorty, Spirit Family Reunion, Crash

36th Annual

October 15-18, 2015

Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Gladys Knight, The O'Jays, Buddy Guy, Gloria West & The Gents, The James Suggs Quintet with Dave Styrker, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band, Mindi Abiar & The Boneshakers, Jack Wilkins Blue & Green Project, Phill Fest, Nicole Henry, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Quesbe Sisters, Langhorn Slim & The Law

37th Annual

October 13-16, 2016

UB40, Kool & The Gang, Grace Potter, Commodores, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bach to the Future featuring the Silverman Brothers, Crescent City Dream featuring Dwayne White, Flow Tribre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Show Biz Kids Steely Dan Tribute & Event Band, Fred Johnson Quartet featuring Cliff Downs, Brian Bromberg Full Circle Band, The Mavericks, The Ries Brothers, The Lone Bellow & Houndmouth


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