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WUSF's All Night Jazz,
Tampa Jazz Club, and
HCC Performing Arts Center

A Tribute to


Featuring James Suggs
Sunday, May 1, at 3 pm

Mainstage Theatre

HCC Performing Arts Building

Ybor City

As a kick-off to Miles-a-Palooza, a month long tribute on WUSF
89.7's All Night Jazz, the music and legacy of MILES DAVIS will
be featured in a concert by the JAMES SUGGS QUINTET,
presented by

All Night Jazz,
The Tampa Jazz Club
HCC Visual & Performing Arts Series

This May marks 90 years since the birth of Miles, one
of the major forces in jazz and the subject of
the new feature film, ‘Miles Ahead.’

Trumpeter JAMES SUGGS has made a big impact on the Tampa
Bay jazz scene, and this Ybor City concert will reprise his area
debut from two years ago, a Miles Davis tribute to a packed
house in St. Petersburg. Suggs had previously saluted Miles in
concerts in Buenos Aires, where he lived for several years, and
has impressed audiences with his Louis Armstrong Tribute on
several occasions during his time in Florida.

The Quintet will play Miles’ music from the 1940s to the 60s,
including the trumpeter's young years with Charlie Parker, the
1950s band featuring John Coltrane, and that most classic of
jazz albums, ‘Kind of Blue.’ Joining JAMES SUGGS will be
saxophonist Kenny Anderson, an exciting newcomer to the Bay
Area jazz scene. Kenny's long resume includes four years as
music director for the Arturo Sandoval Ensemble. Another
Sandoval veteran, PHIL MAGALLANES, is on piano, with the
versatile and accomplished bassist BILLY PILLUCERE, and
drummer RIC CRAIG, back in his hometown, teaching at USF,
after more than 25 years playing in L.A.

As an added feature at this concert, the nationally recognized
writer and photographer KEN FRANCKLING will share some
stories about Miles Davis, and will sign copies of his recent book,
'Jazz in the Key of Light' at the intermission. (Miles is one of 80
musicians spotlighted in the book.)

SUGGS is eagerly looking forward  to bringing Miles’ music to
the Tampa audience. “The first solo I ever learned as a kid was
Armstrong’s ‘Weather Bird,’ and the second was Miles’ solo
on ‘So What.’ His music has been part of my listening,
part of my life, as long as I can remember. We're going to have a
great time."Don’t miss this Celebration of Miles, with
the JAMES SUGGS QUINTET, in the beautiful
Mainstage Theater in Ybor City – see you there!
Miles Davis Tribute Ticket Info:
Tickets: $20/15 Club Members or in advance
$10 Students with ID
(Complimentary to HCC Students and Children 10 and under)

Tickets also available at the door (cash or check only) or online