July 18, 2019

The best places to hear live jazz in Tampa Bay every day of the week

In CL’s 2019 music issue, Tampa Bay jazz giants Mike Cornette and Bob Seymour offered a seven-day guide to seeing live jazz in Tampa Bay. While there may not be one dedicated jazz club in the Bay area, there are plenty of places to see it live. We’ve arranged the venues by their reliability as a place that books jazz on regular to semi-regular basis. Click the venue name to check out its website or get more information.

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Palladium Theater 
253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
This venues books jazz 1-3 times a week, mostly in its intimate Side Door Cabaret.
Photo by Kevin Tighe

Palladium Theater


253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
This venues books jazz 1-3 times a week, mostly in its intimate Side Door Cabaret.
Photo by Kevin Tighe
The Hideaway Café 
1756 Central Ave.,	St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg’s best listening room has live music all week and regularly hosts jazz.
Photo by Jane Drooger

The Hideaway Café


1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg’s best listening room has live music all week and regularly hosts jazz.
Photo by Jane Drooger
Donatello Italian Restaurant 
232 N. Dale Mabry HWY, Tampa
Home of Tampa Bay jazz matriarch Kitty Daniels who plays here 2-3 times a week.
DonatelloItalianRestaurant/Facebook

Donatello Italian Restaurant


232 N. Dale Mabry HWY, Tampa
Home of Tampa Bay jazz matriarch Kitty Daniels who plays here 2-3 times a week.
DonatelloItalianRestaurant/Facebook
The Hangar 
540 1st St. S. St. Petersburg
This second story venue has airport views and is home to the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association’s Monday night jam, which regularly features Tampa Bay’s best young talent.
AlDowningJazz/Facebook

The Hangar


540 1st St. S. St. Petersburg
This second story venue has airport views and is home to the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association’s Monday night jam, which regularly features Tampa Bay’s best young talent.
AlDowningJazz/Facebook
Independent Bar & Café 
5016 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
Tampa’s Independent Bar & Café has been hosting a Saturday jazz monthly since 2010. It is a can’t-miss.
Photo by Bay Media

Independent Bar & Café


5016 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
Tampa’s Independent Bar & Café has been hosting a Saturday jazz monthly since 2010. It is a can’t-miss.
Photo by Bay Media

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