The 2021 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival has been postponed due to the pandemic. No concert venues are available in St. Petersburg and if they were, the risk to our audiences is too great. We are looking at possible dates in the late summer and early fall.
Our 12th St. Petersburg Jazz Festival was Feb. 26 - March 1!
The 2020 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, was February 26 - March 1 and as always, celebrates great talent with Florida connections.
We opened Wednesday evening with Brazilian jazz group O Som Do Jazz with guest flutist, Jose Valentino Ruiz and Brazilian percussionist Rafael Pereira. On Thursday evening, we had the amazing jazz/funk fusion group The Conglomerate from Orlando. Friday evening was virtuoso steel pan artist Leon Foster Thomas with Tal Cohen and his group. Saturday's concert featured vocalist Alexis Cole and the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra. The final concert on Sunday was a tribute to the innovative trumpeter and composer Booker Little, led by Jason Charos and young jazz musicians from Miami. We also had 5 free educational clinics with Mario Pavone, Jose Valentino Ruiz, Adolfo Mendonca, Rafael Pereira & Leon Foster Thomas.
You won't find giant columns of speakers or food trucks at the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. Ours is an intimate listening experience for true lovers of jazz. Stay tuned as we develop our roster and plans for the 2021 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact me at the email below. If you are interested artist, be sure to read the Interested Artists page first. It is located under the menu Contact Us.
Some highlights from the 2020 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival on Youtube are above.
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
The St. Petersburg Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by EMIT, the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation and Creative Pinellas.