Today in live music; Spy on the Land, The Florida Orchestra coffee concert, Nate Najar and more

...and lots of holiday shows.

click to enlarge Spy on the Land, who play Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, Florida on December 15, 2016. -
Spy on the Land, who play Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, Florida on December 15, 2016.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Best of Ballet The question about these morning-ish 11 a.m. coffee concerts by the Florida Orchestra is whether or not you read today's issue of CL early enough to make it there. You've already figured that out though because you are reading this on the web. Do us a favor and bookmark or follow us on Twitter. Maybe we'll see you at Mahaffey where TFO is working through selections by Tchaikovsky ("The Nutcracker"), Khachaturian ("Spartacus"), Delibes ("Coppelia") and Copland ("Rodeo") (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Spy On The Land She's got a new EP, Light Salt Verse, is on the way, but in the meantime fans will have to settle for live performances where Guianna melds poetry and silky vocals on top of stripped back acoustic guitar arrangements. Spy on the Land finds her backed by a band, so expect a little thump and extra rhythm at this one. (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Nate Najar’s Jazz Holiday w/Molly Ryan/Dan Levinson Nate Najar is one of the Bay area's most celebrated guitarists, and while you can still see him play tiny venues (Tampa's Indie and Ella's come to mind), Najar still pulls off elegant stage shows like this one where he'll be joined by vocalist Molly Ryan and reedman Dan Levinson. James Suggs will handle trumpet and Mark Feinman is on bass. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO


Xavier Wulf (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) INFO

Jake Simms w/Patrick Liam/Amanda Joy (Tre Amici at The Bunker, Ybor City) INFO

Eastern Hillsborough Community Band (New Hope United Methodist Church Logan Hall, Brandon) INFO

Dixieland Christmas w/Cypress Creek Dixieland Jazz Band (Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa) 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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