Hey you guys I just wanted to say thank you again for everything. Larry (Ponchos guy) and I were talking about how great it is to go to a festival where people are nice and professional and everything is on point. You all made my day much easier. Thank you.

I hope the rest of your event goes well. Take care. Looking forward to working with you again.


Melissa Britton / Mindi Abair


Thank you again for having us and for your hospitality. Nicole and the band had a great time, and it really is a pleasure working with you, Dre, Tom and team. We hope to work with you again very soon and will be in touch. You guys are the best, and by far my favorite music festival that I have attended to date! Kudos to you guys for doing it for 36 years!


Dennis Ostern / Nicole Henry


I just wanted to thank you and all of the folks involved with the event for doing such a stellar job. You all go above and beyond the call of duty in making us all comfortable. I told the Reggie in the interview that you guys make me feel like a queen. I know this year was especially emotional, and thus very difficult for all involved, but you all rose to the occasion. Thank you again for everything…

Valerie Gillespie



Hi Guys!
Congratulations on a job beautifully done. We can't tell you how much we appreciate the invitation for the kids to play at your wonderful event. It was such a great experience for them. The kids practice in my living room, so I (and all my neighbors)
know how hard they work. The opportunity you gave them is greatly appreciated and will go a long way to keeping them inspired.
Also, thanks for scrounging up enough passes for all the parents.

Thank you for everything!
All the best,
Lisa Risner and the kids in Jazz Juvenocracy



Clearwater Jazz Holiday!

To the staff, and volunteers of CJH...we thank you so much! You made our experience a moment in time to remember and build on. Everyone was so nice and helpful...from carrying all of our equipment out of the vehicles, to setting up the stage, to sound check ( the sound/monitor guy was extremely helpful), all the stage hands who worked so hard for us and everyone else after us...we are your biggest fan!

Hospitality (Morgan and her staff were so awesome!) and photography You all helped our sound and our message get out and for that we are truly grateful! We may have been on the stage but you are all stars!

Could you do us the favor of passing this message along to everyone who had anything to do with CJH.

Again Thanks form our hearts!


TJ Vanderpool
Pianist for Global Affect



Ernie, Johnny and I were extremely impressed with the efficiency, courtesy and professionalism of everyone and how well run and organized you are in staging the festival. I have played in several jazz festivals including the ones held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC and the Jazz in the Park series in Milwaukee, and I can honestly say that the Clearwater Jazz Holiday doesn't need to take a back seat to any festival in which I've participated. We would certainly welcome and look forward to a return performance at a mutually workable time. Pleas take care, give everyone our best and thanks once again, and we look forward to hearing from you again.

Very Sincerely,

Mike Markaverich




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