Trace Zacur – Future Sounds: Jazz in the Neon City

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  • Date: September 14, 2024 Sat
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Side Door Cabaret
  • Tickets: $25-$55

$55, $45.
General Admission: $30 ($25 adv. rate until 9/1).

Doors open at 7pm for seating.

Trace Zacur returns to the Palladium Side Door for another night of musical exploration. Discover Jazz in the Neon City, where the dynamic sounds of the Brecker Brothers, 90s Miles Davis, and funky David Sanborn resonate through a futuristic urban environment. A concert that fuses timeless music with modern virtuosity.


“Zacur’s distinct, edgy sound on tenor sax… helped nudge the music in new directions.” –Ken Franckling’s Jazz Notes, 2021

“Shows a real passion for the saxophone that sets him apart from his peers… genuine talent for improvisation and showmanship” –Sarpay Ozcagatay

“I love to play,” said Zacur. “I love music. I see it as a language with no limits. My heroes are Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, James Carter, and countless others who
…push the boundaries of music and themselves to keep exploring the possibilities.”
–Trace Zacur

Trace’s early days on the saxophone consisted of following along with songs performed by his favorite players, but it wasn’t long before he kicked things up a notch and began playing professionally at the tender age of 14. Under the guidance of many teachers, he honed his style-shifting skills throughout high school by teaming up with various bands and groups around Tampa and St. Petersburg. Noting his passion for music, an older friend suggested he look up Berklee, which Trace quickly target-locked as his next ambition! From 2016-2020, he achieved his goal while training at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Trace’s mission to take his playing to the next level has been realized via roles as a bandleader and sideman in Florida and beyond. When he isn’t on stage, you’ll find him with his nose in an essay, biography, or classic novel. Turns out that stuff everybody else hated in high school is actually pretty cool.

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