James Suggs kicks off weekend of free jazz at Indie Tampa this Saturday

Katara Trio plays on Sunday.


A weekend of free jazz kicks off on Saturday, and while we’re talking about no-cover jazz—and not necessarily the experimental approach to jazz improvisation pioneers in the ‘50s and ‘60s—don’t be surprised if trumpeter James Suggs channels the wilder sides of Miles, ‘Trane, Monk or Don Cherry at this gig on the Indie's Seminole Heights patio.

The venue still has limited capacity and strict COVID-19 precautions so wear a mask, don’t be an asshole and plan to come back on Sunday when CL favorite Katara Trio brings even more jazz to the spot for Sunday matinee that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

First Saturday Jazz: James Suggs. Saturday, April 3, 8 p.m No cover. Independent Baar & Café, Tampa. independentbartampa.com

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

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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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