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.

SUNCOAST FESTIVAL BANDS AND MUSICIANS 2019

NEW!!! THIS YEAR

JASON MARSALIS and his 21ST CENTURY TRAD JAZZ BAND

THE SIERRA SEVEN (new generation of High Sierra with Pieter Meijers and some old and new friends)

TOM HOOK and the TERRIER BROTHERS (Eddie Metz, Pat Gullotta, Bobby Durham)

The WAREHOUSE WAIFS are back with Dave Tatrow, Cody Henry, Jay Mueller, Jim Lawlor, John Orsini, Paul Scavarda, Theresa Scavarda, Bill Meyer

WYCLIFFE GORDON -TROMBONE and YOUTH WORKSHOP LEADER

HARRY ALLEN NYC – SAX

MOLLY RYAN NYC – VOCALS

RETURNING BANDS

PROFESSOR CUNNINGHAM and his OLD SCHOOL
Adrian Cunningham , Leader
NYC and beyond

NEW TRADITIONS
DAVE BENNETT QUARTET
Dave Bennett, Leader
Michigan and beyond
SWING AND JERRY LEE REMEMBERED

CORNET CHOP SUEY
Tom Tucker and Brian Casserly, Leaders
St. Louis
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THIS DYNAMIC BAND!!!

TOM RIGNEY and FLAMBEAU
Tom Rigney, Leader
California
CAJUN… ZYDECO… BLUES

QUEEN CITY JAZZ BAND with WENDE HARSTON
Bill Clark, Leader
Denver
TRAD, GOSPEL SERVICE

GUEST MUSICIANS

NATE NAJAR FL
GUITAR

TOMMY CECIL DC
ACOUSTIC BASS

JAMES SUGGS FL
TRUMPET

JOHN LAMB FL
ACOUSTIC BASS

HEATHER THORN FL
XYLOPHONE

BOB PRICE FL
BANJO

DAN HOWARD FL
TUBA

BETTY COMORA FL
WASHBOARD, VOCALS

MIKE EVANS FL
Banjo

JAM SESSIONS with NAPLES DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND & Dr. Jim Gover FL

YOUTH BANDS

Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble

And more to be announced.
YOUTH WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY OF FESTIVAL (led by Wycliffe Gordon)

For 28 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 28 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.

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