Jason Charos taps quintet for Thursday night jazz concert in St. Petersburg

Charos played on a Grammy-winning album last year.

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.

There’s no shortage of places to see live jazz in Tampa Bay. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay counted nearly four dozen in our 2019 music issue, and trumpeter Jason Charos—the cover artist from that collection of stories—is back in town to give music fans a reason to soak in the sounds of his quintet, which includes Kendric McCallister (tenor sax), Cole Hazlitt (vibraphone), Joe Porter (bass) and John Jenkins (drums).

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Charos has done a lot since his last [email protected] set—including graduating from Miami’s Frost School of Music, playing on a Grammy-winning album, and laying down horns for a fantastic psych-rock record by St. Pete band The Venus—so it’ll be fun to watch him work through originals plus works by Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean, and Max Roach for a set of music which promises to “focus on the themes of social justice, protest, and cultural identity.”

Watch Charos with the Frost School's Booker Little Ensemble below.

Jason Charos Quintet. Thursday, July 8, 8 p.m. $10-$15. [email protected] 620 1st St. S, St. Petersburg. thestudioat620.org

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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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