The 2015 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival is scheduled for February 25 - March 1 in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida!   This exciting jazz festival features an 18-piece big band with legendary vocalist Kevin Mahogany, eclectic NYC modern jazz group The Claudia Quintet, killer B-3 grooves from the Shawn Brown Group, funky New Orleans beats from the James Varnado Funk Band and a post-festival jazz session party at the historic Manhattan Casino.  Take a few minutes to check out our entire festival website!

Would you like to be part of this new Florida jazz tradition?  Contact Director David Manson to talk with him about concerts and sponsorship: emitseries@gmail.com.

Major supporters of the 2015 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chamber Music America, St. Petersburg College & EMIT.


James Varnado Jazz/Funk Band - Wednesday, February 25
7:30 PM at the ARTpool courtyard - $10
2030 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Shawn Brown Group - Thursday, February 26
7:30 PM at the Palladium Theater Side Door - $15
253 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Claudia Quintet - Friday, February 27
7:30 PM at the SPC Music Center - $15
6605 5th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Kevin Mahogany & Helios Jazz Orchestra - Saturday, February 28
7:30 PM at the SPC Music Center - $15
6605 5th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Post-Festival Jazz Jam - Sunday, March 1
6 PM at the Manhattan Casino - $3
642 22nd St. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712



Join our mailing list for the latest news

We'll send you updates about the jazz festival, as well as jazz concerts that we sponsor year-round.

The performance of John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet, presented by EMIT in collaboration with South Florida Composers Alliance, for Subtropics and the Timucua Arts Foundation, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz,  program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Florida, jazz, concerts, big band, bebop, Latin jazz, Brazilian jazz, Swing, WUSF, St. Petersburg College, EMIT, Helios, O Som Do Jazz