Acclaimed young pianist Gerald Clayton (left), Latin jazz master percussionist Sammy Figueroa, former “Tonight Show” guitarist Kevin Eubanks, and jazz-funk saxophonist Maceo Parker have been added to the Clearwater Jazz Holiday lineup, as officially unveiled yesterday.
As already announced here and elsewhere, the fest’s other notables include singer Dianne Reeves, young-ish bass master Christian McBride, and smooth jazz pianist Brian Culbertson.
The national acts, this year: All in all, a mixed bag – – no genuine jazz legends, but several worth seeing.
The strong contingent of top-shelf locally based talent is led by singer Whitney James, guitarist LaRue Nickelson, and saxophonist Valerie Gillespie.
The complete lineup is below. Admission is free. For more info, go to the fest’s home page.
Thursday, October 13th
4:30pm Gates Open
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Global Affect
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Kevin Eubanks
8:30pm – 10:00pm- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Friday, October 14th
4:00pm Gates Open
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Valerie Gillespie Ensemble
6:00pm – 7:15pm – Gerald Clayton Trio
7:45pm – 9:00pm – Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade
9:30pm – 11:00pm- Brian Culbertson
Saturday, October 15th
1:30pm Gates Open
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Jazz Juvenocracy
3:45pm – 5:00pm – Whitney James
5:30pm – 6:45pm – LaRue Nickelson Group
7:15pm – 8:45pm – Sammy Figueroa & The Latin Explosion
9:15pm – 10:45pm – Maceo Parker
Sunday, October 16th
2:30pm Gates Open
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band
4:30pm – 5:45pm – Mike Markaverich Trio
6:15pm – 7:45pm – Christion McBride & Inside Straight
8:15pm – 9:30pm- Dianne Reeves