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The Tampa Bay Jazz All-Stars

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Presented by Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association at St. Petersburg College Music Center, St. Petersburg FL

Jul 06 2019
The Tampa Bay Jazz All-Stars

On Saturday July 6, prepare to experience the premiere showing of the Tampa Bay Jazz All Stars! This ensemble is a college and high school jazz big band representing some of the best young jazz talent from across the Tampa Bay area.

The Tampa Bay Jazz All Stars is a band that represents ALL of Tampa Bay. With members hailing from as far north as Pasco County and as far south as Sarasota, the line-up strives to reflect the region’s diversity.

The idea for an ensemble encompassing the Tampa Bay Area came from 18-year old bassist Erik Hempel. Over a year ago, Hempel noticed an immense pool of talent that would flood back into the area during holiday and academic year breaks; he recognized that many of these young musicians attended some of the top colleges and universities across the country. After months of networking, Hempel assembled a band composed of these talented music students, as well as bay area high school musicians.  With the support of the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc. (ADTBJA), Erik turned his dream into a reality.

The Tampa Bay Jazz All Stars will perform for the first time on Saturday July 6 at 7:00 PM in the St. Petersburg College (SPC) Music Center located on the Gibbs Campus.


Pricing: Regular tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10 with a student ID.

To purchase advance tickets, go to

Tickets can also be purchased at the door on a “come first first serve” basis.

$10 student discount is also applicable to St. Petersburg College Staff.

Contact: 7276889257


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St. Petersburg College Music Center

6605 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710


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