Tampa Jazz Calendar: Poncho Sanchez, Kurt Elling/Whitney James, Bob James/David Sanborn

It’s the summer slowdown, with just a few major jazz shows — including the recently announced concert by great Latin percussionist Poncho Sanchez — scheduled for the Tampa Bay area during the Sweaty Season.

Ahead:

poncho sanchezFriday, May 24 – Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band AND The Smooth Latin Groove AND Gil Machin, Friday Morning Musicale, Tampa, 6 p.m.

Friday, May 24 — Nate Najar Trio (with Chuck Redd and John Lamb), “Blues for Night People” (tribute to Charlie Byrd), Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 7 — Kurt Elling (right) AND Whitney James, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, 8 p.m. kurt elling

Friday, June 7 — Dave Koz ”Summer Horns” with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot,Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 – Bob James AND David Sanborn, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23 – Chick Corea AND Bela Fleck, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 8 p.m. (rescheduled from March 24)

Friday, Sept. 13 – Gato Barbieri AND Gil Machin, Friday Morning Musicale, Tampa, 6 p.m.

October 17-20 – Clearwater Jazz Holiday (lineup TBA)

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