Jazz trumpeter Shamarr Allen brings his ‘True Orleans’ sound to Crowbar Ybor City

The Ninth Ward meets 7th Avenue.

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click to enlarge Jazz trumpeter Shamarr Allen brings his ‘True Orleans’ sound to Crowbar Ybor City
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There are moments when it feels like Tampa and New Orleans might as well be sister cities. This show will be one of them thanks to Crescent City jazz prodigy Shamarr Allen, who brings all the hip-hop, funk, soul and R&B flavor of his Ninth Ward upbringing to 19th Street in Ybor City (Allen hus dubbed his style of NOLA music the “True Orleans” sound).

If the idea of crawfish boiling in a pot, second line parades and etoufé for breakfast makes you smile, then Crowbar is the only place to be on Thursday night. Party-starting Tampa collective Gwan Massive sets the vibes in the opening slot. Look below for a few more of this week’s jazz and classical options.

Shamarr Allen w/Gwan Massive. Thurs. May 16, 7 p.m. $11-$14 . Crowbar, Ybor City. crowbarybor.com.



May 17, Jazz with Jim (Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa)

May 17, Young Lions Jazz Master Session w/Kulture Quintet (St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, St. Petersburg)

May 17, St. Petersburg Opera's Puccini Festival (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)

May 18, Beat Down Band (Jazz House Supper Club, Tampa)

May 18, Franz Josef Mantini w/James Connors (Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa)

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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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