The 2024 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival is scheduled for February 22 - 25. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, check out the Be A Sponsor link. We can place your company logo in our website and printed program. In the meantime, we have the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest scheduled for October 5, 6 & 7.
EMIT Latin Jazz Fest
October 5 - José Valentino & Eternal Power
at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College
7:30 PM, $15 advance tickets on Evenbrite, $20 at the door
Experience the brilliance of multi-Latin GRAMMY®, 15-time Global Music®, and Emmy® Award Winner, José Valentino & Eternal Power featuring Robert Acevedo Jr. at the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest on October 5th, 2023 at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College. Celebrate the release of their 20th album "Eternal Power" with world-premiere performances, showcasing futuristic Latin jazz artistry. Artists include José Valentino (flute & saxophone), Robert Acevedo Jr. (percussion), Elias Tona (bass), Jesse Pitts (drums) and Bruno Miranda (piano). Presented by EMIT, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, WADA, ArtsXchange, SPC, Arts Axis & WUSF-FM. The Music Center at St. Petersburg College is located 6605 5th Ave. North in St. Petersburg.
Tickets are available at this Eventbrite link: tickets
October 6 - Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights
at the ArtsXchange Stage in the Warehouse Arts District
7:30 PM, $15 advance tickets on Eventbrite, $20 at the door
Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights are featured on the 2nd concert of the Latin Jazz Fest on Friday, October 6 at the new ArtsXchange Stage in the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg.
Founded in 1997 by percussionist Gilberto Nino Garcia, The Latin Jazz Knights Band have made a reputation for themselves as one of the leading Latin jazz bands in Tampa Bay. With appearances at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and The Amelia Island Jazz Festival, The Latin Jazz Knights have wowed listeners with their soulful mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms. The Latin Jazz Knights deliver a world class experience for dancers and audiences. This concert is presented by EMIT, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, WADA, Arts Axis & WUSF. The ArtsXchange Stage is located at 515 22nd St South in St. Petersburg.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets, see this Eventbrite site: tickets
October 7- Dimas Sanchez and the Afro Latin Jazz Project at the ArtsXchange Stage in the Warehouse Arts District7:30 PM, $15 advance tickets on Eventbrite, $20 at the doorwww.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kpa6T15bpsDimas Sanchez and The Afro Latin Jazz Project will perform Jazz, influenced by the sounds of Afro Puerto Rican, Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian music with the rhythms from The Congo executed by the master percussionist Thobos Lubamba. As a performer Dimas has a vast experience with Afro Caribbean Rhythms and with Jazz. Thobos Lubamba is an internationally recognized master percussionist specializing in Congolese music. Personnel: Pablo Arencibia - Piano, Mauricio Rodriguez - Bass, Jorge Malave - Saxophone, Jochy Rodriguez - Trumpet, Dimas Sanchez - Drums, Percussion, Ito Colon – Percussion, Thobos Lubamba - African percussion. Presented by EMIT, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, WADA, ArtsXchange, SPC, Arts Axis & WUSF-FM. The ArtsXchange Stage is located at 515 22nd St South in St. Petersburg.Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the show. For tickets, see this Eventbrite site: tickets
October 24 - Jamie Perlow & Helios Jazz Orchestraat the Palladium Theater Side Door7:30 PM
Jamie Perlow joins the 17-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra as guest singer in a special program of big band favorites. Jamie is an extraordinary area singer and songwriter with radio and television credits. Her expressive style, full voice and flawless intonation set her apart. Selections include “I Love Being Here With You", “Orange Colored Sky,” “Too Close for Comfort” and many more! The Helios Jazz Orchestra is directed by Dr. David Manson, and is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the area. Tickets are available at www.mypalladium.org
November 28 - Eliane Dame & Helios Jazz Orchestra
at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College
7:30 PM, $20 general admission
The woman Time Out Chicago calls "a jazz dynamo" and "a gem in the city's vocal jazz scene" has been turning heads at venerable jazz venues from coast to coast, including multiple appearances at The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Rainbow Room and 54 Below in NYC, and Herb Alpert's Vibrato Jazz Grill in LA, to name but a few. A graduate of The Theater Repertory Program at California State Northridge, Elaine worked for years in Chicago’s theater scene before turning her whole focus to jazz. She’s a singer who understands the importance of stage presence. It’s no wonder the Chicago Reader wrote, “Ms.Dame has a winning stage presence and chameleon-like vocal flexibility.” The 18-member Helios Jazz Orchestra is directed by Dr. David Manson and has performed on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Ybor Jazz Fest, WMNF Jazz Fest and St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. For tickets, see www.mypalladium.org
For other concerts sponsored by our umbrella organization EMIT, see www.emitseries.org .
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
The St. Petersburg Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by EMIT, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas Community Foundation.