Come enjoy a wonderful selection of tunes from Gershwin to Count Basie as well as contemporary big band hits in the great acoustics and cool surroundings of the Peace Church sanctuary.
A Big Band Concert featuring the sizzling sounds of the Helios Jazz Orchestra will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 11th. The Helios Jazz Orchestra is known for their swing, Latin and jazz tunes. Under the baton of trombonist David Manson of SPC, this 20 piece jazz orchestra includes some of the Tampa Bay Area’s most talented instrumentalists. Band members have performed with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Henry Mancini, and Burt Bacharach.
Nine-time Grammy® Award winner Natalie Cole returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since her sold out performance earlier this year on Valentine’s Day with her Holiday and Hits show on Monday, December 21 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 18 at noon.
Natalie Cole has enjoyed success singing R&B, traditional pop and jazz during her incredible thirty-year career. Unforgettable, her duet with her famous father, won a Grammy® for “Record of the Year.” Miss You Like Crazy and When I Fall in Love were also big hits. During her long career she has released more than 20 albums and has had numerous hit singles. In September 2008, Ms. Cole released Still Unforgettable which included the timeless standards Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (duet with Nat King Cole), The Best Is Yet To Come and Something’s Gotta Give. The album reached #8 on the U.S. R&B album charts and #1 on the U.S. Jazz charts. She was awarded her ninth Grammy® in 2009 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album.
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday has a thirty year reputation for bringing some of the best names in jazz music to Clearwater, Florida. This year is no different. The four day festival, which is completely free thanks to donations and volunteers, will take place in Coachman Park October 15th through 18th.
Al Jarreau will headline on the opening night, which is a Thursday. Jarreau is a seven time Grammy Award winner who holds the distinction of being the only vocalist to win in three separate categories: jazz, pop and R&B. Jarreau is known for his “innovative musical expressions”. He has performed with Miles Davis and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his musical accomplishments.
Spend your Friday night with one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people, Chris Botti! The jazz trumpeter will be headlining the second night of the festival. Rising above the “Muzak” label he was branded with early on in his career, Botti has proven himself to be a versatile musician, excelling in both jazz and pop. He is one of the world’s top selling instrumental artists, and has performed with Sting, Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Yo-Yo Ma and John Mayer to name a few.
Producer, songwriter and famed musical showman, David Foster, will be performing on the “David Foster and Friends” tour with some of his talented friends. The tour will stop at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm. He will perform with his friends some of the hits that have paved the way for the many artists that he has worked with over the years including Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Michael Bublè, Andrea Bocelli, Chaka Khan, Madonna, Chicago and The Corrs. In addition to such artists as Philip Bailey from the chart-topping Earth, Wind and Fire, Oprah protégé’ Charice, Chicago’s Peter Cetera and American Idol’s Michael Johns, fans can expect surprise visits at every show.
Tickets for Roger Daltrey’s “Use It or Lose It Tour” will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 30th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now.
As lead singer for The Who, he’s lent his Olympian pipes to a staggering array of enduring rock ‘n’ roll anthems. And with plans for the band’s next tour still up in the air, Daltrey decided a solo jaunt – his first since 1985 – would be just the thing “to keep my voice in trim, so I’ll be ready,” he explains. “Those songs demand a lot of voice!”
TAMPA BAY- Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artists, Jonas Brothers will bring “The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009” to the St. Pete Times Forum on Tuesday, August 18. The tour, which will take the band to three continents, will feature new music taken from the June 15 worldwide release of their upcoming Hollywood Records album.
August 4, 2009, Clearwater, FL – Before this show actually hits the road for its official US tour, this global ensemble descends upon the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm with their newest jaw-dropping eclectic mix of music, song and dance that will leave your heart racing. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at noon only at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office.
Demi Lovato, the 16-year-old singer/actress, opened for Jonas Brothers on their sold-out “Burnin’ Up” 2008 summer tour, impressing critics and fans along the way with her powerhouse voice and musical abilities on both piano and guitar. But with her Hollywood Records debut album “Don’t Forget,” Demi throws away the textbook. Instead, she rewrites the rules, making music her way. Demi Lovato and special guest, American Idol season seven finalist David Archuleta visit the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday, July 31st at 7pm.
The Black Crowes have sold more than 20 million albums including their 1990 debut album Shake Your Money Maker which sold more than three million copies on the strength of the singles Hard to Handle, She Talks to Angels and Jealous Again. The Crowes released their second album The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion in 1992. The record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums. The effort spawned the singles Remedy and Thorn in My Pride, which broke the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. In 1994, the band offered up Amorica, which reached Gold. Last year, they released Warpaint, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. Their new album, Before the Frost…Until the Freeze, is scheduled to be released on September 1st of this year.
The Florida State Fair may only occur once a year, but the fairgrounds are open year round! Here are some of the fun concerts that the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Ford Amphitheatre will host this summer.
Aug. 8: Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney will perform in concert with special guests Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum on Saturday, August 8 at the Ford Amphitheatre. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $80 for reserved seating and $39.50 for each lawn area ticket.
On Tuesday, June 23rd, the official poster for the 2009 Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival was unveiled in Clearwater. The poster, a vivid and lively contemporary piece depicting a jazz band playing in front of a piano-key bridge reminiscent of Clearwater’s Memorial Causeway, was designed by John Brennan, a 20 year old USF junior music major, and an accomplished emerging artist. Brennan was the winner of this year’s contest.
Clearwater, FL - Grammy® nominee Maxwell is on tour for the first time in more than two years in support of his studio release BLACKsummers’night. He will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, July 30 at 8 pm.
This soulful R & B singer has had four top 10 singles including Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder), Pretty Wings, Fortunate and Lifetime (the latter two went to number 1). He is scheduled to release BLACKsummers’night, (his first CD in more than 8 years) this July, and the sultry single Pretty Wings is already number 1 on the Billboard charts. Don’t miss Maxwell in this rare concert appearance.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Featuring Broadway vocalists Ron Raines, Lisa Vroman and Debbie Gravitte, Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman conducts The Florida Orchestra in a program of best-loved songs from such hit musicals as The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Music Man, Evita, Mame, Girl Crazy, Guys & Dolls, Jesus Christ Super Star, The King and I, Wicked and South Pacific, among others.
This Raymond James Pops program will close the current orchestra season this weekend with three performances: Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center’s Ferguson Hall in Tampa; Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m., at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; and Sunday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
Gulfport, FL - Get into the community spirit and enjoy a free evening of entertainment brought to you by the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce!
The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce announce a new series of summer waterfront concerts located on The Point behind the Gulfport Recreation Center at Shore Blvd. and 58th Street South. This free concert series will be held the second Friday of each month; June 12th; July 10th and August 14th from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Ruth Eckerd Hall announces that Britain’s Got Talent winner and world-renowned tenor, Paul Potts will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall for one night ONLY on Sunday, July 12 at 7pm. This will be Paul’s only Tampa Bay appearance.
TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 10 AM. Members are ordering their tickets now! Become a member today and order your tickets before they go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 am!
“It’s moments like this that make me glad to be a city council member,” said John Doran as he stepped outside the newly-renovated Capitol Theatre, just after the opening night performance from classical pop pianist William Joseph.
Following the purchase of the Royalty Theatre by Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater, the venue has had a thorough cleaning and been officially renamed the Capitol Theatre. Its opening performance was on Saturday, April 4th — a performance from a very talented artist, William Joseph.
William is a dynamic and passionate classical pianist whose pop twist gives a fresh and youthful burst of energy to the genre. His music is emotional, dramatic and engaging. Discovered by David Foster in his native Phoenix, Arizona, he has gone on to release two remarkable albums and perform for the likes of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. “I’m very emotion-driven,” he says of his music. “I only write from feelings that I’m having. It’s not a story, it’s raw feeling.”