Gloria West & the Gents bring swinging jazz to Ybor City’s just-opened Copper Shaker cocktail bar

James Suggs is on piano and Mark Moultrup handles keys on Saturday.

click to enlarge Gloria West & the Gents bring swinging jazz to Ybor City’s just-opened Copper Shaker cocktail bar
Chris Walker


Jazz vocalist and songwriter Gloria West—and her “Gents” trumpet player James Suggs, plus Mark Moultrup on piano—brings a swinging style to Ybor City’s new cocktail bar, Copper Shaker (the Shaker’s St. Petersburg location has been open since 2017).

Jazz will be on the calendar at the bar every Friday and Saturday, and the venue told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that it is “following all city covid guidelines.” The city is finally threatening to pull liquor licenses for businesses that break the rules, so let’s all wear our masks and behave, shall we?

While we’re at it, tip your servers and bartenders a little, or a lot, extra. They deserve it.

Gloria West and the Gents, Saturday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Free. Copper Shaker, Ybor City. INFO

See a list of Tampa Bay’s “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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