Clearwater, FL March 1, 2018 – The annual Suncoast Jazz Festival will take place this year November 16-18, 2018 on the award winning Clearwater Beach. The festival spans five simultaneous indoor venues and ballrooms between the Sheraton Sand Key and Marriott Sand Key, where bands rotate hourly through the day and night. Dedicated Jolley Trolley lines allow attendees to freely ride from one property to another to hear the various entertainers throughout the 3-day festival weekend.
The festival will present over 20 bands and guest artists from both Tampa Bay and nationally. The majority of the regular festival attendees and sponsors are drawn from around US, Canada and international locations. A grant from the City of Clearwater has made it possible to extend jazz festivities for the public all week long around the City of Clearwater.
Dance floors are available near the musicians for dancers who enjoy their music doing the Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing. On Friday night, one ballroom has a larger swing dance floor for the Swing Dance Party from 7 PM to midnight, which begins with an hour of instruction by the Swing Time Dancers.
Festival bands are highly entertaining spanning traditional jazz, big band, swing, zydeco, banjos, rockabilly and more.
Youth bands from area High Schools will also perform in accordance with our support of area youth musicians. As a 501(c)3 organization, the Festival provides substantial scholarships and educational events benefiting young musicians in our community.
Daily tickets are on sale now starting at $40. Three-day tickets are $125. Student tickets are available for $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our web site at www.suncoastjazzfestival.com or call (727) 248-9441.
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ABOUT SUNCOAST JAZZ FESTIVAL
Suncoast Jazz Festival is operated by the Suncoast Jazz Classic, Inc. and is headquartered in Largo, FL. An annual music festival featuring Dixieland and Traditional Jazz music is completely indoors on the Sand Key Beach area of Clearwater Beach, FL. Correspondence: PO Box 395; Largo, FL 33779 (727) 248-9441 www.suncoastjazzfestival.com
ABOUT THE SHERATON SAND KEY RESORT
Sheraton Sand Key Resort is located directly on the beach at Sand Key. Offering 390 rooms and suites overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, the resort offers a legacy of exceptional hospitality serving guests from around the world.
ABOUT MARRIOTT SUITES CLEARWATER BEACH ON SAND KEY
Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key is located at 1201 Gulf Boulevard in Clearwater Beach, and the only all-suite Marriott hotel in Florida. The 220 all-suite hotel offers a special resort experience with water view accommodations in a casually – elegant destination for families or business. An aquatic playground with activities for kids and adults alike, boardwalk shopping, Antonio’s Salon & Day Spa and dining at Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille, “Best Steakhouse” as awarded by Tampa Bay Magazine, make this a premier destination. To make a reservation or plan an event, call 1-727-596-1100. Find the hotel online atwww.ClearwaterBeachMarriottSuites.com
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Danny Sinoff Quintet
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