Fall Arts Best Bets: Last Call for Jazz and The Flavor of Jazz

The Flavor of Jazz is a smooth combo of cuisine and music featuring contemporary jazz hits by The Rippingtons with Russ Freeman, and food from 20 eateries, including Café Ponte, the Melting Pot and Backfin Blue. Tues., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Rd., Clearwater, $48, rutheckerdhall.com.

Tampa Bay's got all that jazz, man. Here are two of the most promising events of the season:

At Last Call for Jazz, Best of the Bay-winning singer-actress Emilia Sargent (pictured) performs standards like "'Deed I Do," "Get Happy" and "Bewitched," backed up by the Tampa Jazz Greats on piano, trumpet and bass for a great, late-night foray into the world of jazz. Fri., Oct. 9, 10:30 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place,Tampa, $15, $5 student rush tickets 30 minutes prior to curtain, free for Jobsite season ticket holders, jobsitetheater.org.

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