As Clearwater Jazz Holiday progressed into its last two days, I heard yet even more different genres of music played. There really is something for everyone here.
Day 3: An afternoon of traditional jazz
I'm so glad that there is still room for some traditional jazz music at Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Saturday
Without my trusty cooler, I was forced to eat mounds of delicious festival food at Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Yeah I know...it's a horrible life (joking). I ate more festival food than ever this year, all in the name of research for my appearance on The Taste of Tampa Bay radio
There was a time when Clearwater's Annual Jazz Holiday was devoted to one thing and one thing only: Jazz. Attendance was free, you packed your own dinner & drinks in a cooler, and you set up your lawn chairs for a weekend of free jazz in the park. A few years back, Clearwater
The moment Sheryl Crow hit the stage, everyone in the audience stood up. We just don't get big stars like this at Clearwater Jazz Holiday every year. When we do, the audience can fill Coachman Park, with crowds of around 8,000 people. Most of these people are out on the lawn,
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've been going to Clearwater Jazz Holiday for so long that I can remember back when it was free and you could pack yourself a picnic dinner. Now the event costs $25 at the door, or $15 a day in advance, and coolers or picnic baskets aren't allowed. Despite the increased
Today might officially mark the end of summer, but Florida has yet to get the message. As usual, temperatures are still in the high 80's as September comes to an end. And they will probably stay that way until the end of October. While tourists frolic on our beaches through summer, most