Tampa Jazz Club's new season kicks off Sunday in Ybor City

La Rucha is joined by Ona Kirei for the gig at Hillsborough Community College

click to enlarge La Lucha and Ona Kirei. - Photo by Àgueda Sanfiz (Captureology)
Photo by Àgueda Sanfiz (Captureology)
La Lucha and Ona Kirei.
Tampa Jazz Club’s new season kicks off with this Sunday, Sept. 11 with a 3 p.m. matinee concert at HCC Ybor featuring adored Bay area trio La Lucha, which will be joined by friends like Spanish vocalist Ona Kirei and guitarist LaRue Nickelson (Nickelson with La Lucha has been dubbed, “LaRucha”).

Kirei, fresh off the release of her own new album Mirage, is bandmates with Lucha bassist Alejandro Arenas in a Latin pop and funk outfit called Orilla, so expect the chemistry and jazz party vibe to be in full effect at this one, which actually finds Kirei and La Lucha reuniting on the same stage where they played together for the first time ever.

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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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