Acme Jazz Garage plays matinee ‘Sharkskin’ concert in St. Petersburg this weekend

The band released its new album over the summer.


Since 2011, Acme Jazz Garage has been entertaining audiences from across Central Florida with their blend of traditional jazz, jazz fusion, blues and funk.

Oct. 24, the Tampa-based music ensemble makes its second appearance in St. Petersburg ‘s Palladium Theater, featuring songs from their latest recording, Sharkskin, released Aug. 27.

Acme Jazz Garage (AJG) is traditionally a four-piece made up of guitarist Matt Swenson (pictured), pianist/keyboardist Bryan Lewis and bassist Philip Booth and rotating selection of drummers. But for the 4 p.m. Palladium show, the band will feature saxophonist Rick Runion, second keyboardist Jody Marsh, drummer Dave Rudolph and guest singer Shelby Sol.

Sharkskin, the second full-length release from Acme Jazz Garage following the band’s self-titled 2016 debut, is a repertoire of original compositions and original arrangements. The approximately two-hour concert will consist of Sharkskin tracks, second set old originals and covers of jazz standards.

“We’re excited to be showcasing the music from Sharkskin, which is our most ambitious project to date,” said Booth, a Tampa-based musician who has been with AJG since its founding. “We think the audience will really like our mix of jazz, Latin jazz, blues and other styles.”

The band's debut CD aired on about 35 radio stations across the United States and got positive reviews in publications such Relix magazine, Los Angeles Jazz Scene, Ken Franckling’s Jazz Notes, the Tampa Bay Times, Creative Loafing and the Toledo Blade.

This show is presented in Palladium’s big room at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing; masks are required, vaxxed or not.

Acme Jazz Garage: ‘Sharkskin.’ Sunday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m. $20-$40. Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. mypalladium.org

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