Tampa Bay live music Tuesday has José Valentino Ruiz at the Palladium in St. Petersburg

One of the best flutists in the world will join O Som Do Jazz.


✔️ José Valentino Ruiz w/O Som Do Jazz José Valentino Ruiz may call Tampa home, but the composer with a doctorate in music philosophy has also seen his band nominated for a Latin Grammy award in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. The flutist may be one of the world’s 10 best on the instrument, also plays electric bass and sax, and has collaborated with artists like Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera and Hubert Laws, to name a few. He arrives from Tennessee where he is currently teaching music production and will join Bay area ensemble O Som Do Jazz at Palladium’s Side Door Cabaret in bringing the spirit of ‘60s Brazilian music alive. (Side Door Cabaret at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO


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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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