Five-day St. Petersburg Jazz Festival runs through Sunday

It's a collection of free and tickets, shows and clinics.

click to enlarge Jason Charos, whose quintet plays Studio@620 in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 8, 2021. - Marlo Miller
Marlo Miller
Jason Charos, whose quintet plays [email protected] in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 8, 2021.
The St. Petersburg Jazz Festival kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 22 with a workshop from Alexis Cole at St. Petersburg College, and on Thursday, Feb. 23, the award-winning vocalist heads across town to Palladium Theater for a performance where she’ll be backed by the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra.

The festival continues on Friday, Feb. 24 when a trio featuring pianist Zachary Bartholomew pays tribute to the late Chick Corea at the Museum of Fine Arts.

To close the festival out, American Stage opens its doors to one of the Bay area’s most promising young musicians, Grammy-winning trumpeter Jason Charos, whose sextet—saxophonists David Mason (alto) and Kendrick McAllister (tenor), pianist Connor Rohrer, bassist Joe Porter, and drummer John Jenkins—will celebrate the life of saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

A free post-party happens at Bayboro Brewing Co. on Sunday, Feb.27.

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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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