More than 5,000 music lovers are expected to converge on Clearwater Beach for the 23rd Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort & Marriott Hotel for three-days of continuous music in five venues on Nov. 22-24.
Traditonal and contemporary jaszz will lead the music menus with 15 national festival circuit bands and prominent guest artists playing New Orleans jazz, ragtime, blues, swing, Zydeco/Cajun and R&B music.
Cost: $90 (before Oct. 1) and then $100; daily rate of $40 (F), $50(S) and $40 (S). Festivities start at 11:30 with a traditional parade on Friday morning and end with a finale at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Youth bands featured will be Sonny LaRosa & America's Youngest Jazz Band and Tarpon Springs H/S Jazz Ensemble (these performances are free).
For details: Click on the festival web site at: Suncoastjazzclassic.com. Tickets can be ordered through PayPal. Or call: (727) 536-0064.