Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2021

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A SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT

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Experience the celebration ! Clearwater Jazz Holiday is BACK!

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hile 2020 was an exception thanks to COVID, in these parts, the third week of every October is usually reserved for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, when thousands of music lovers from around the world gather in downtown Clearwater, along the waterfront, to celebrate an unparalleled music experience. And this year, it’s back on! With a few differences. This year’s event will be at a different venue: BayCare Ballpark. While the City builds Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s Imagine Clearwater home, which is

expected to be completed in time for the 2023 festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation has teamed up with the City of Clearwater and the Clearwater Threshers to produce a reducedcapacity special presentation of the 42-year tradition. “It’s exciting for us and such a beautiful facility. We look forward to transforming the venue into a jazz fest party to remember with our own special touch,” said Steve Weinberger, CEO, Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation. About the event, Weinberger added,

“Thursday and Saturday at the festival typically have a classic appeal, while Friday and Sunday tend to feature more contemporary touring artists.” This diverse lineup translates to a diverse audience, with a broad age range. Weinberger adds, “It’s something I feel makes the tradition special. It really brings the community together and there is always something for everyone.” EXPERIENCE THE CELEBRATION BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Scan QR code to access a sampling of this year’s Clearwater Jazz Holiday headliners on YouTube.

3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Gates Open ARIELLA GUMBI ORTIZ & THE ELECTRIK RENDEZVOUS ERIC MARIENTHAL

featuring The Silverman Brothers

KOOL & THE GANG

Friday 15TH 3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Gates Open GLORIA WEST AND THE GENTS “The Last Hurrah” SPECIAL EFX ALL-STARS

5:30 p.m.

featuring Chieli Minucci, Elliott Yamin, Eric Marienthal, Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Dave Livolsi & Joel Rosenblat

7:30 p.m.

JASON MILES PRESENTS TO GROVER WITH LOVE

featuring Jason Miles, Maya Azucena, Marion Meadows, Elan Trotman, Felicia Collins, Richie Goods & Adrian Harpham

9:30 p.m.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY

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7:15 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 10:45 p.m.

Gates Open CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY / RUTH ECKERD HALL YOUTH JAZZ BAND JOE MARCINEK BAND featuring Taylor Galbraith, Ashley Galbraith, Tommy Shugart & Chris Sgammato

LETTUCE

GLORIA GAYNOR

FIREWORKS

Sunday 17TH Join us this year at BayCare Ballpark. For ticket and schedule information. ClearwaterJazz.com 2Y

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3p.m. 3:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m

Gates Open LEMON CITY TRIO LUCY WOODWARD DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

SNARKY PUPPY


Our Past.

Coachman park

Our Present.

BayCare Ballpark A 42-year tradition that continues to attract new FANS every year! The Clearwater Jazz Holiday famously started small – as a series of concerts on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues around Clearwater – and morphed into an annual, international music festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year to beautiful Coachman Park in Clearwater, against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, and one of the world’s most stunning beaches. AND, while its waterfront venue is getting a head-to-toe makeover, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and City of Clearwater have teamed up with the Clearwater Threshers to present a one of a kind special presentation at BayCare Ballpark, just west of US Hwy 19. But truly: what defines Clearwater Jazz Holiday is not its location – it’s the incredibly talented artists who perform here and the thousands of people who flock to the event to groove on that amazing, live music.

Our Future.

Imagine Clearwater redevelopment project at Coachman Park

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Event Info

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learwater Jazz Holiday is the Bay Area’s signature music event with a 42-year tradition of world-class performances and significant, sustained cultural and economic impact for the region. During the third week of October each year, thousands of visitors from around the world gather to celebrate a live music experience that’s unlike any other. The lineup is always diverse, showcasing a combination of legendary artists and a new generation of stars. The annual celebration is made possible by the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, together with its treasured “Jazz Force” lead operational volunteers, and collaborating partners the City of Clearwater, Visit St Pete/Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and Clearwater Threshers. A strong community of corporate, private, and public support also serves to sustain and grow this cherished tradition.

SETTING A WORLDC L A S S S TAG E F O R M U S I C , E D U C AT I O N & M O R E

As the City of Clearwater builds Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s new Imagine Clearwater home in Coachman Park, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the City of Clearwater, and the Clearwater Threshers are teaming up for this unique 42nd Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday presentation at BayCare Ballpark. BayCare Ballpark is a beautiful, open air, outdoor stadium in Clearwater accessible from Drew Street.

Buy Tickets NOW at ClearwaterJazz.com

Starting at just $10 in advance with increase Day of Show

Limited VIP Hospitality tables of 4 or 2 are also available.

Venue Map

Parking Available. $20 per vehicle

The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading proponent of jazz entertainment and education in Florida through the annual presentation of a world-class, music festival. The growth and success of the festival enables the Foundation to deliver a year-round, impactful, cultural presence with innovative programs, special funding, creative learning experiences, exciting performance opportunities, and a diverse, vibrant social community all year long.

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It’s time to

Jazz things up, Tampa Bay!

KOOL & THE GANG

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et your back up off the wall and give it up for headliners Kool & The Gang! In their awardwinning career full of hits like Celebration, Get Down on It and Ladies Night, their party-friendly sound has explored the vast landscapes of soul, funk, R&B, disco, jazz and hip-hop without missing a beat – so you know it’s gonna be good!

Eric Marienthal featuring The Silverman Brothers

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Gates Open ARIELLA GUMBI ORTIZ & THE ELECTRIK RENDEZVOUS ERIC MARIENTHAL

featuring The Silverman Brothers

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The sound of Grammy® award-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal (featuring the Silverman Brothers) integrates jazz with funk, soul, pop and adult contemporary R&B. He has played with jazz masters Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour and the Rippingtons, among many others.

Gumbi Ortiz & The Electrik Rendezvous At the helm of The Electrik Rendezvous is Gumbi Ortiz. With his Cuban heritage and incredible Latin-influenced percussion, Ortiz distills his considerable talent and passion into iconic songs that have influenced his musical life.

ARIELLA The powerful vocals of ARIELLA combine stunning melodies with transcendent grooves to create an immersive experience, rich with emotional depth. “Raw and soulful,” according to just one reviewer. Her ability to blend and mix languages and genres is a testament to her love of all music.


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Let’s stir up some good

Magic

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY

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ith sold-out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country’s finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, tonight’s headliners Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continue their mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America’s original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world.

Jason Miles presents To Grover with Love featuring Jason Miles, Maya Azucena, Marion Meadows, Elan Trotman, Felicia Collins, Richie Goods & Adrian Harpham

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Gates Open GLORIA WEST AND THE GENTS “The Last Hurrah” SPECIAL EFX ALL-STARS featuring Chieli Minucci, Elliott Yamin, Eric Marienthal, Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Dave Livolsi & Joel Rosenblat

7:30 p.m.

JASON MILES PRESENTS TO GROVER WITH LOVE featuring Jason Miles, Maya Azucena, Marion Meadows, Elan Trotman, Felicia Collins, Richie Goods & Adrian Harpham

9:30 p.m.

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Jason Miles is a charting, award-winning composer, keyboardist, bandleader, producer, and arranger. His work as a leader, sideman, and collaborator has ranged seamlessly across genres including jazz, fusion, and R&B, as well as pop, Brazilian, and country.

Special EFX All-Stars featuring Chieli Minucci, Elliott Yamin, Eric Marienthal, Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Dave Livolsi & Joel Rosenblat

Making music together since 1982, Special EFX All-Stars is an eclectic yet cohesive jazzfusion group that excels in a multitude of colorful styles, from smooth jazz to swing, big brass funk, world fusion and powerhouse rock/soul.

Gloria West and The Gents “The Last Hurrah” From classic swingdancing numbers to sultry torch songs on the edge of the blues, Gloria West and The Gents’ fast-paced energy – and Gloria’s ‘killer vocals’ – are guaranteed to get anyone’s feet tapping.


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I M A G I N E COMING C L SOON E A R W A T E R I M A G I N E C L E A R W A T E R

Excitement continues over construction on the Imagine Clearwater redevelopment project at Coachman Park and the downtown waterfront, featuring a new 4,000-seat covered amphitheater in the park and expansive new amenities. We look forward to welcoming Clearwater Jazz Holiday back to Coachman Park upon completion in 2023.

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The ultimate survivor sings her truth. GLORIA GAYNOR

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ith 2019’s roots gospel album Testimony – which won her a Grammy® – and epic hits like Never Can Say Goodbye and the iconic breakup anthem I Will Survive (which was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2016), pop and disco legend Gloria Gaynor’s decades-long singing career is still breaking records!

LETTUCE High-energy modern funk band LETTUCE, from Boston, brings their tight harmonies and complex rhythms to the Festival and They. Will. Move. You. Their 2015 album Crush reached number one on the U.S. Jazz Albums chart, and 2020’s Elevate was nominated for a Grammy® for Instrumental Album of the Year.

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Joe Marcinek Band

Gates Open CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY / RUTH ECKERD HALL YOUTH JAZZ BAND JOE MARCINEK BAND

featuring Taylor Galbraith, Ashley Galbraith, Tommy Shugart & Chris Sgammato Every night the Joe Marcinek Band plays is unique, as their guest lineup changes with every gig. You might hear jazz fusion, psychedelic rock, or their takes on Chicago blues or New Orleans funk. But whatever they play will be incredible – a can’t miss experience.

featuring Taylor Galbraith, Ashley Galbraith, Tommy Shugart & Chris Sgammato

7:15 p.m. LETTUCE 9:15 p.m. GLORIA GAYNOR 10:45 p.m. FIREWORKS Photo by Matt Erickson.

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Clearwater Jazz Holiday / Ruth Eckerd Hall Youth Jazz Band Thanks to a partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall, talented Bay area jazz students from Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts strut their musical stuff as an ensemble live at the festival.


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Dance to the beat of

Joy

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onight’s headliner, Snarky Puppy, is an 18-member Grammy® award-winning band that represents the convergence of black and white American music culture with various influences including jazz, fusion, world beat, and soul. The defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

Dustbowl Revival Dustbowl Revival pushes the boundaries of what American roots music can be – drawing on such influences as Louis Armstrong, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, and the brass bands of New Orleans.

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Lucy Woodward Soulful, bluesy, Lucy Woodward’s voice can be soft and smoky or full of fire, and her repertoire runs the gamut from old jazz classics to Broadway, the Cars, Etta James, Steely Dan and Mel Tormé.

Gates Open LEMON CITY TRIO LUCY WOODWARD DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

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Photo by Nina Duncan.

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Lemon City Trio Originally from Miami, Lemon City Trio plays soul music and New Orleans funk with hip-hop grooves and slinky Cajun beats. Their infectious sound will have you grooving.


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The

Beat Goes on All Year Round

EDUCATION

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t’s hard not to smile perusing Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s Education & Outreach page online. While the annual four-day musical festival is the largest program service of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, the Clearwater-based nonprofit

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also produces activities bringing a big community impact all year long. “When you attend CJH events you are supporting year-round programs and special funding with a strong focus on jazz appreciation, instruction, and performance opportunities,” explains Steve Weinberger, CEO, Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation. Programs such as the History of Jazz Outreach and My Journey with Jazz are building a nextgeneration appreciation for the art form while the Young Lions and Give Them a Stage programs are providing a variety of instructional and performance opportunities for jazz students and professionals of all ages. “It’s all very inspiring – not only the programs but the reach of the programs – from the very young to older students of varying socio-economic backgrounds – to persons with disabilities and older adults in our community. And although the pandemic certainly brought challenges, we are so proud of our response and innovation,” says Chris McAdoo, President, Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Board of Directors. Weinberger adds that when the pandemic interrupted the traditional in-person programs, the organization developed a variety of unique online resources to continue its education mission. “I’m still a bit blown away by it all,” he says. “In a short period of time, with careful planning and coordination, and a lot of imagination, we invented new and unique ways to reach people. And since most of our in-person programs involve local musicians and educators delivering the experiences, we really wanted to dream up a new platform, too, that could support our local music community at a time when most were not able to perform in a live setting.” New CJH initiatives such as the Young Lions Jazz Master Virtual Sessions, the STOP-TIME SERIES with Frank Williams, My Virtual Journey with Jazz, and the Drum Roll Series: Fun with Jazz & Drums, were born, as was CJH Presents Wanderlust, a new live-music series of smallscale, open-air events on rooftops, beaches, and urban squares.

Weinberger added, “As we resume the in-person programming, it is also exciting to see all these virtual and online adaptations continue now as a regular part of what we do. For example, now when our CJH Outreach Band brings our History of Jazz Outreach Program to a school, teachers can use the online STOP-TIME Series, which is a fun, comprehensive video and audio history-of-jazz archive, to create a lesson around the visit. “Similarly, students and band directors can now access hundreds of instructional videos and podcasts as part of the Young Lions Jazz Master Virtual Sessions touching on instrument-specific topics, general topics, historical subjects, and conversations with industry professionals.” “It is all so important and has been a labor of love for me,” said Frank Williams, long-time CJH Education Partner and retired music educator of over 40 years. “The organization’s programs are truly innovative and making a real difference. And these new resources are laying a foundation for a lasting legacy and reach far greater than anything we had imagined.” In addition to all these activities, the Foundation also continues to offer special funding, scholarships, instrument donations, lessons, and unique eventbased learning experiences. Find out more about these and other CJH community outreach efforts and events by following on: Facebook.com/ClearwaterJazz, Instagram.com/ ClearwaterJazz and ClearwaterJazz.com


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CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE CJH TRADITION OF MUSIC, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH 2 0 2 1 H I G H N OT E S O C I E T Y

The High Note Society is composed of individuals and businesses who love the CJH festival tradition and year-round cultural impact. Fran Bartlett Mark Quering Rebecca Graham Donna Bartoli Jeanie Renfrow Fred & Emily Gurtman Damien & Jill Pete Rivelini Melody Harness Beiter Dennis Rodriguez Tim & Terrie Holly Mark Brkljacic Kelly Schmidt Bill & Loretta Horne Lucile Casey William Selvidge Bruce Johnson Bob & Mary Larry Silver Bill Kamenos Chaput Charlotte & Tim Kevin Kenney Tim & Adrienne Spacek Susan & Greg Korabek Conwell Heather & Jeffery George Kostakis Rose Ann & Geoff Spilman Kevin Lenox LaCroix Jeff & Mary St Onge Scott Linington Willie Culkar Chuck Sullivan Victor Lucas Robert DeVos Sarah & Ron Tucker Lee & Kathy Victoria DiCenzo United Community Maidenberg Anthony Duany Bank Laura & Brian Maiocco David Eichenbaum Gloria Weinberger Jessica Majeski Mathew Evans Debbie White Rowland Milam First Florida Integrity Karen White Jeni & Bruce Mitchell Bank Colby Wilder Joyce Monahan Mary Ann Fitzgerald Tish Wold James Nichols Steve Frazier Robert Zamore Hank Parrott Chip & Sue Frey Gary & Roberta Gloria Patterson Jim & Becky Gaines Zamore Richard Perry Andres & Christen Robert Potter Gonzalez

2 0 2 1 B E N E FA C TO R PA R T N E R S

Benefactor Partners make up an exclusive tier of the High Note Society, are limited by industry, and invite their guests to connect year-round across the CJH platform. Blue Water Wealth Advisors at Steward Partners Carr Riggs & Ingram, CPA & Advisors Chuck Sullivan, McFarland, Gould, Lyons, Sullivan & Hogan, Attorneys at Law

Cyndee & Jack Haydon, Future Home Realty GCD Insurance Consultants Lincoln Lending Group Pinellas Community Foundation The Bank of Tampa

2021 OUTREACH PROMOTER PARTNERS

Outreach Promoter Partners increase access to the festival by donating tickets to those who might not otherwise be able to experience the celebration every October.

Sarah & Ron Tucker Stephanie Smith Suzan Decker Ross

SouthState Bank Donna Yarbrough Anonymous

2021 SECOND LINE LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERS

Second Line Legacy Society members help sustain and grow the timeless tradition of Clearwater’s longstanding, signature music festival with annual gifts and/or other planned giving. Alan and Nancy Bomstein Ed and Marsha Droste Collin and Abbey Heimensen Tim and Terrie Holly Melissa Honeycutt Lee and Kathy Maidenberg Jessica Majeski

Chris and Sarah McAdoo Jeni and Bruce Mitchell Suzan Decker Ross Cary Stiff Donna Yarbrough The Weinberger Family

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CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY FOUNDATION INC. 2 0 2 1 F O U N DAT I O N B O A R D

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Proudly producing the Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festivalNOW in its 42nd year! The Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival and its annual activities and initiatives supporting its mission are organized, produced and implemented by the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Inc. and have a substantial economic and cultural impact on the bay area. Dedicated volunteer members of the board of directors are community leaders and work closely with staff by actively participating on key standing committees such as music, education, community outreach, corporate partnerships, High Note Society, budget and finance, governance, commitments and credentials, and policy and procedures. Oliver Kugler

Christie Sullivan

David Ruppel

Doug Whittington

Christen Gonzalez

Allon Sams

Donna Yarbrough Secretary

Melissa Honeycutt

Susan Folsom

Suzan Decker Ross

John Kurnik

Linda Larkins Treasurer

Tom Nurse

Phil Henderson Advisor to the Board

Chris McAdoo President Collin Heimensen Vice President

Lee Maidenberg Jeni Mitchell Bob Childress

Joanie Sigal Bill Horne Victor Lucas

S TA F F Steve Weinberger - CEO Deborah Flurnoy Operations Manager Gary Hallas - Marketing & Operations Consultant

Nils Sedwick Advisor to the Board

M O R E I N F O AT

clearwaterjazz.com

CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY JAZZ FORCE The Jazz Force is a volunteer standing committee of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Inc. The committee is composed of lead operational volunteers who assist the Foundation to implement, oversee and manage operations at the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Board would like to thank Jazz Force for their incredible dedication. 2021 JAZZ FORCE Doug Whittington - Chair Mark Perry - Vice Chair Gary Hallas Deborah Flurnoy Kristie Townsend Stephanie Smith Leslie Dipaci Shawn Flurnoy Ricky Butler Norman Bernard Woody Brown Jenny Brown Ellen Michel-Perez Lee Maidenberg Jessica Stephens Caitlein Jammo Hampton Allen Bob Corry Adam Dohrman Kat Tracy Anjum Perfetti Ralph Reid Melissa Honeycutt Karen Ferreri Enery Lorenzo Montes de Oca

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Richard Lundy Michael Lester Pat Geller Jack Geller Derek Schaening Andres Gonzalez Kendra Pilson Tom Nurse John Henry Borycens John Dunn Alicia Katz Ileana Figueroa Mark Quering Mark Searcy Jared Jones Ed Collins Sharon Collins Evan Frayman Ricki Frayman Leslie Patterson Beth Becknell Sherry Dye Bill Reese Tom Knightly


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