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Performers

Professor Cunningham & His Old School
Dave Bennett Quartet
Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Heather Thorn & Vivacity
Ed Metz Trio....
... and MANY MORE to be announced!

We look forward every year to a fabulous weekend of jazz on the Suncoast in November. 2020 was to have been our 30th Anniversary year.....until the whole world went topsey turvey.......we are looking forward to getting back together in 2021!

Save The Date 2021 Festival

November 19-21, 2021

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Come Play With Us on the Beautiful Gulf of Mexico
Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, FL

Five indoor venues. Music from morning into the late evening. FREE PARKING and complimentary Jolly Trolley shuttles between hotels and venues.

Create your custom festival experience!  Sponsor, Weekend, Daily and Twilight tickets available.

For 30 years we have been presenting our annual Suncoast Jazz Festival, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz, the only true American art form.

The festival provides opportunities for both professional musicians from all over the US and Canada as well as aspiring young musicians from our community to perform and share their music with enthusiastic and very appreciative audiences here in Clearwater FL.

Because of the generosity of a lot of individual sponsors and attendees, the Festival has been able to give back to the community over the past 29 years in the form of financial support of programs for aspiring young jazz musicians.

Continuing support will ensure the future of the festival and our involvement with youth. This is your legacy.

Listen to our new podcast!    Each week we interview a festival favorite who brings us up close and personal to their love of music, touring and having fun.

Recent Interviews

  • PODCAST: Interview with Pieter Meijers
    PODCAST: Interview with Pieter Meijers
    June 22, 2020 by
    At age six, Pieter played in a concert band that his father conducted in the coastal community of Oostkapelle, and he did some conducting of classical orchestras himself in his mid 20’s. He identifies Jan Morks, a fellow countryman and clarinetist best known for his work with...
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  • podcast interview with La Lucha
    PODCAST: Interview with La Lucha
    June 8, 2020 by
    Followers of La Lucha have known for a long time that this is a ‘trio with a difference.’ The first-call rhythm section in the Tampa Bay scene is at home in any jazz context, with the telepathic interplay you expect from a band together for years. But...
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  • PODCAST: Interview with Tom Rigney (2020)
    PODCAST: Interview with Tom Rigney (2020)
    June 1, 2020 by
    Tom Rigney has been a part of the San Francisco Bay Area roots music scene for more than thirty-five years. In 2000, after fifteen years as the leader and electrifying violinist of The Sundogs, fiddler/composer Tom Rigney stepped out on his own with a hot new band,...
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