Wine and blues filled downtown Dunedin this weekend for the annual Dunedin Wines the Blues festival. Per usual, the main stage was in Pioneer Park, but there were three additional stages this year as well. By the time we got there, Ari & The Alibis were finishing their set with gusto,
Last night was the season opener for the University of South Florida's Monday Night Jazz Series at the new music building. USF faculty gathered onstage to perform several Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' hits. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were a jazz institution from the 1950's through the 1990's leaving about 300 songs for the faculty
Stone Crab Season is here! The opening of stone crab season (October 15th through May 15th) is accompanied by multiple outdoor festivals throughout Florida, and with the Florida stone crab there is much to celebrate. Often compared to lobster, and sold at similarly steep prices, stone crab claws are a local delicacy.
Day 2 of Clearwater Jazz Holiday featured Mindi Abair, my favorite contemporary saxophone player, and blues legend, Buddy Guy. For Tampa Bay locals, Mindi Abair is a household name. Born in St. Petersburg, FL, she is practically a permanent fixture of Clearwater Jazz Holiday, returning year after year to play her unique blend of
I like local music, and so does the Dunedin Brewery, Florida's oldest continually-run microbrewery. This Friday they featured Oceanstone, a reggae/rock group from Indian Rocks Beach that plays a nice mix of originals and covers (think Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Sublime). Oceanstone's next show is at the Daiquiri Shack in