Now in its 31st year, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday will present, in concert between October 14 and 17, 2010 some of jazz’s finest talents including Norman Brown, Dr John & the Lower 911, Soulive and Eric Darius. This year’s event is presenting diversity in styles with a wide variety for the guests to enjoy. The world-class event typically attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Clearwater the third weekend in October.
Presented in downtown Clearwater’s Coachman Park overlooking beautiful Clearwater Harbor, the Jazz Holiday is four days and four nights of some of the best live jazz performance presented FREE to the public. The visitor experience is complemented by the Clearwater area’s mild fall weather, miles of world-famous Gulf beaches, brilliant sunsets, nearby attractions, accommodations, and dining to suit every taste and budget.
One of the longest-running and best-known free live jazz events in the country, the 31st Clearwater Jazz Holiday has featured virtually every jazz luminary of our generation. Scheduled to perform this year; Jarred Armstrong, Little Feat, Dr John & The Lower 911, The Organic Trio, Kyle Wolverton, Norman Brown’s Storming Jazz with Brenda Russell and Jessy J, O Som Do Jazz and The Helios Jazz Orchestra, Sean Chambers & Friends, Level 10, Tizer featuring Lao Tizer, Chiele Minucci & Karen Briggs, Soulive, Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band w/ Eric Darius, Mark Barrios, Jonathan Fritzen and Eric Darius featuring Lalah Hathaway.
Over the years, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has also been center-stage for numerous scholarship and educational activities to benefit the music students of our community from the blues-loving beginners to piano-playing protégés, and everyone in between.
A collaboration of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, City of Clearwater and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jazz Force, the all volunteer staff that orchestrates every chord of this eight-to-the-bar event, this year’s celebration sets the stage for the most recognized smooth jazz, rhythm and blues, fusion, Latin and local bands ever assembled thanks to the continued support from the community, volunteers and thousands of jazz lovers.
For more information about the 31st Clearwater Jazz Holiday, call the Clearwater Jazz Holiday office at (727) 461-5200, or visit us online at www.clearwaterjazz.com
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.