Thursday's 'Roots Azul' concert celebrates sound, culture and community in Tampa Bay

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click to enlarge J.J. Pattishall playing with The St Pete Florida Blues Band. - Marlo Miller
J.J. Pattishall playing with The St Pete Florida Blues Band.
J.J. Pattishall was the recipient of a recent St. Petersburg Arts Alliance grant, and he’s putting that talent to good use by curating Thursday's immersive musical performance and listening experience.

The gig—happening at St. Pete's [email protected]—features him on guitar alongside a seven-piece band of some of the best local jazz players—including trumpeter player James Suggs and saxophonist Jeremy Carter—who collectively seek to shine a light on the musical relevance and multicultural history of the Tampa Bay region.

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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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