Chuck Redd, David Pate tribute lead this week's best Tampa Bay jazz shows

Dave Koz will get horny in Clearwater, too.

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click to enlarge Chuck Redd, who plays Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 12, 2019. - Press Photo
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Chuck Redd, who plays Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 12, 2019.


Chuck Redd w/La Lucha This show is literally driven by vibes. Chuck Redd, who travels the world with mallets in hand, will join long-running Bay area jazz ensemble La Lucha for an evening of music in support of Redd’s latest album, Groove City, which features both jazz standards (“A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing”) and originals. The 60-year-old drummer has played with a laundry list of genre favorites — Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Monty Alexander, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Tormé — and is the rare instrumentalist who’s clung to an instrument that isn’t as in-demand as others like the guitar or sax. The album is rife with sparkling melodies, and anyone lucky enough to get a seat at Palladium Theater’s Side Door room should be pleased with what they find. “When I conceived of this recording,” Redd said in a recent interview, “I visualized a group of like-minded musicians… who not only valued a deep sense of time or groove, but who also were not bound to one harmonic approach or rhythmic direction.” Fri., July 12. 8 p.m. $20-$38. Side Door Cabaret at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. mypalladium.org.

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Dave Koz Summer Horns Tour w/Gerald Albright/Rick Braun/Kenny Lattimore/Aubrey Logan Smooth jazz king Dave Koz taps some famous friends — including saxophonist Gerald Albright and trumpeter Rick Braun (who’ve collectively worked with Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and Rod Stewart) — for a show supporting his 2018 release, Summer Horns II from A to Z. Joining the show at Ruth Eckerd Hall is Grammy-nominated songwriter Kenny Lattimore and trombonist songsmith Aubrey Logan, who fans may recognize from Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Sat., July 13. 8 p.m. $37-$100. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. rutheckerdhall.com.

A Tribute To David Pate w/Carl Fischer/Clay Perry/Larue Nickelson/Mark Feinman/Jeremy Douglass/more David Pate — the director of jazz studies at Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School — is an undersung hero of the Tampa Bay music scene, but he’s changed scores of lives during his 35-year career. On Sunday, a few handfuls of his current and former students (including Billy Joel band trumpeter Carl Fischer and Beyoncé producer Clay Perry) will join local legends LaRue Nickelson, Mark Feinman and Jeremy Douglass as part of an all-star jazz tribute show. Sun., July 14. 3 p.m. $10-$40 (children 12 & under free with adult ticketholder). Side Door Cabaret at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. mypalladium.org.

TAMPA BAY JAZZ CALENDAR (JULY 11-17)

Thursday

July 11, Zachary Bornheimer Quintet (The Blue Note, Tampa)

Friday

July 11, Bryan J Hughes (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg)
July 12, Gloria West and The Gents Quartet (Zydeco Brew Werks, Ybor City)

Saturday

July 13, Beatdown Band w/SJ Sandman (Jazz House Supper Club, Tampa)

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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