Tampa Bay jazz matriarch Kitty Daniels celebrates 85th birthday with Sunday concert in Ybor City

It’s also the premiere of a short documentary about her and drummer Majid Shabazz.

click to enlarge Tampa Bay jazz matriarch Kitty Daniels celebrates 85th birthday with Sunday concert in Ybor City
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If Tampa Bay jazz had a queen, then it would undoubtedly be Kitty Daniels. She was born and raised in Ybor City, and legend says Daniels knew how to play a piano before she could even walk. She is joined by drummer and longtime partner Majid Shabazz — along with fellow Bay area jazz legend, bassist John Lamb — at her 85th birthday party that is also the premiere of “Kitty Daniels with Majid Shabazz: Living Jazz Legends,” a short documentary by filmmaker Louise Krikorian. You probably want to get an advance ticket to make sure you get a seat to this one.

Kitty Daniels and Majid Shabazz. Sun. Oct. 27, 3 p.m. $20. Mainstage Theatre at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City. tampajazzclub.com.

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