Chamber Music Ybor
Ybor Jazz May 1st, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WUSF 89.7's All Night Jazz, theTampa Jazz Club
and HCC/Ybor Performing Arts Series Present:
A TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS
THE JAMES SUGGS QUINTET
Sunday, May 1, at 3:00
As a kickoff to Miles-a-Palooza, a month long tribute on WUSF 89.7's All Night Jazz, the music and legacy of MILES DAVIS will be featured in a concert by the JAMES SUGGS QUINTET, presented by The Tampa Jazz Club and the HCC Visual & Performing Arts Series, at 3pm on Sunday, May 1. This May marks 90 years since the birth of Miles, one of the major forces in jazz and the subject of the new feature film, ‘Miles Ahead.’
Trumpeter JAMES SUGGS has made a big impact on the Tampa Bay jazz scene, and this Ybor City concert will reprise his area debut from two years ago, a Miles Davis tribute to a packed house in St. Petersburg. Suggs had previously saluted Miles in concerts in Buenos Aires, where he lived for several years, and has impressed audiences with his Louis Armstrong Tribute on several occasions during his time in Florida.
The Quintet will play Miles’ music from the 1940s to the 60s, including the trumpeter's young years with Charlie Parker, the 1950s band featuring John Coltrane, and that most classic of jazz albums, ‘Kind of Blue.’ Joining JAMES SUGGS will be the brilliant Bay Area saxophonist JEREMY CARTER, along with pianist PHIL MAGALLANES (veteran of Arturo Sandoval’s band), much in-demand bassist CHARLIE SILVA from Central Florida, and drummer RIC CRAIG (back in his hometown, teaching at USF, after more than 25 years playing in L.A.)
SUGGS is eagerly looking forward to bringing Miles’ music to the Tampa audience. “The first solo I ever learned as a kid was Armstrong’s ‘Weather Bird,’ and the second was Miles’ solo on ‘So What.’ His music has been part of my listening, part of my life, as long as I can remember. We're going to have a great time."
Don’t miss this Celebration of Miles, with the JAMES SUGGS QUINTET, in the beautiful Mainstage Theater in Ybor City – see you there!
Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:00 PM
Performing Arts Center at HCC/Ybor
2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605
Tickets: $20/$15 Club Members or in advance
$10 Students with ID
(Complimentary to HCC Students)
Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online at:
Theatre is on the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th St. (Republica de Cuba) with free theatre and on-street parking, and the Palm Avenue Garage is one block west.
Contact information: http://www.tampajazzclub.com/
or call 727-771-7415
Tampa Jazz Club Inc. is a not-for profit 501 (c) (3)
All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.