The Blue Note record label (established in 1939) is responsible for releasing many significant, influential and iconic jazz recordings in the history of the genre. From Bebop in the 50s to Hard/Post Bop and Soul Jazz of the 60s and 70s, Blue Note continues to be a driving force in jazz.
This concert will feature music composed by some of the most prominent and prolific Blue Note jazz artists including Horace Silver, Art Blakey (The Jazz Messengers), Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, and more, with a program including songs such as “Moanin’,” “The Sidewinder,” “Speak No Evil,” and other notable jazz compositions.
Trumpeter James Suggs and saxophonist Austin Vickrey lead this concert with an incredible lineup of musicians. They bring with them trombonist Derrick Harris, pianist John O’Leary and bassist Alejandro Arenas of local jazz ensemble La Lucha, and professor, percussionist, and outstanding drummer David Hardman.
Suggs and Vickrey both perform in a variety of ensembles regularly throughout the Tampa/St. Pete area. Their combined credits include having performed with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, Bob Mintzer, Curtis Fuller, John Clayton, Houston Person, and many others.
ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Wed, 2/23 – O Som do Jazz w/ Rafael Pereira, Jose Valentino Ruiz & Andrea Moraes Manson
Thu, 2/24 – Best of Blue Note with James Suggs & Austin Vickrey Sextet
Fri, 2/25 – RADIOJazzHead
Sat, 2/26 – Emma Hedrick w/ Helios Jazz Orchestra
Sun, 2/27 – Chris Dingman Trio
This concert is produced by EMIT with support from the Palladium Theater as a partner. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, St. Petersburg College and the City of St. Petersburg.
General Admission: $25.
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