Sarasota Jazz Festval

Sarasota Jazz Festival 
       Terell Stafford returns as the Artistic Director of  the Jazz Festival.             The festival will return to downtown Sarasota. The Municipal Auditorium is the home of the Forty-Forth Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival



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Dee Dee Bridgewater-Triple Grammy® Winner. Tony® Winner. NEA Jazz Master. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inductee.                      Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” - piano legend McCoy Tyner. 

In the male-dominated world of jazz saxophone, Gillespie can definitely mix it up with the fellas...Eric Snyder, Creative Loafing  "Akiko's playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay."        - Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jazz organist                                                           "He’s the constant, the unflagging swinger who provides cohesion” ...Michael J West, Downbeat (on Jeff Hamilton)

"Grace Kelly has an electric charisma onstage that instantly ignites the room" – JON BATISTE                       “Just his presence is a creative experience” - said  Wynton Marsalis (on Wycliffe Gordon)

“A rock solid tenor, who plays ballads and blues with flair, expressive ardor and power”. ….Scott Yarnow in All Music.  “El maestro Chucho Valdés is one of the great treasures of the music world” —  Downbeat  

Complete Schedule of Events Coming Soon