Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Story highlights:
  • Top-notch jazz on the water at Clearwater's Coachman Park
  • Past guests include Tony Bennett and Dizzy Gillespie
  • Event runs October 17-20, 2013
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Clearwater Jazz Holiday
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday at waterfront Coachman Park.

Four Days and Nights of Live Jazz

Blowing their horns for 34 years now, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a world-class gathering of the some of the greatest talents and enthusiastic fans of jazz. This four-day and night event takes full advantage of its home on the magnificent waterfront in downtown Clearwater. Taking place at beautiful Coachman Park, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday offers live music against the backdrop of warm breezes, brilliant sunsets and one of the world's greatest beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

In past years the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has featured such legendary talents as Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente and others. The line up for 2013 includes a mix of celebration for the most recognized national and regional artists together with celebrated local acts. From smooth and straight ahead jazz, to rhythm and blues, jam band, funk, fusion, and Latin, music lovers will relish in this year's colorful and diverse musical lineup. This year's world-class event features Acme Jazz Garage with Belinda Womack, Average White Band, Chicago, Have Gun, Will Travel, Brandi Carlile along with more artists to be announced. Saturday's concert is always followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the sparkling waterway.

Bring your chair and blanket and be ready to enjoy four days of great jazz. Or, get up close to your favorite artists with reserved seating. Food, beverage and event memorabilia concessions are available for purchase on site.

Continue the Clearwater Jazz Holiday experience by attending the Clearwater Jazz After Party starting each night at 11pm till 1:30am aboard the StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht, docked at the Clearwater Harbor Marina on the waterfront of Coachman Park. This 115-foot sleek, modern styled vessel, the StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht is the
flagship of the StarLite Fleet where you can listen to the sounds of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jam Band, Hosted by Allon Sams and featuring Pat Close, Patrick Bettison, Peggy Morris and Peter Mongaya along with appearances by Jazz Holiday artists and more. You never know who might show up and sit in for the Jam!

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: October 17-20, 2013

This year's event starts on Thursday with entertainment through Sunday night. For complete schedule and times for the next exciting Clearwater Jazz Holiday , please visit

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