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Theatre is on the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th St. (Republica de Cuba)
with free theatre and on-street parking, and the Palm Avenue Garage is one block west.
Contact information: http://www.tampajazzclub.com/
or call Keith Arsenault at HCC, 813-253-7695
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|Tampa Jazz Club and HCC/Ybor Performing Arts Series Present:
A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
Sunday, April 19, 2015; 3:00 PM
It’s a celebration of a true American original, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, at the next
Tampa Jazz Club concert, part of the HCC/Ybor City Visual & Performing Arts
Series. The concert will take place in the Mainstage Theatre in the Performing Arts
Center at HCC/Ybor on April 19 at 3:00 PM.
The most influential figure in setting the course for jazz, ‘Satchmo’ was loved by
fans throughout the world for decades. For this occasion, trumpeter JAMES SUGGS
will lead a stellar 6-piece band, and the afternoon will feature a special appearance
by Louis Armstrong’s daughter, SHARON PRESTON-FOLTA.
A remarkable trumpeter who has recently moved to the Bay Area, James Suggs
fell under Armstrong’s spell as a youngster. He transcribed the 1928 classic
‘Weather Bird’ when he was just 14 and says that Armstrong was ‘always my
biggest inspiration.’ His extensive experience has included performances in big
bands and Latin groups throughout the U.S. and Europe, and most recently 8 years
in Buenos Aires before relocating to Florida. The Palladium’s Paul Wilborn last year
called James Suggs “our new favorite trumpet player,” and this Tampa Jazz Club
concert will mark his Tampa debut as leader of his own group.
And what a band! Suggs is joined by his frequent collaborators and top Bay Area
players – trombonist and singer MARIUS DICPETRIS, guitarist NATE NAJAR, and
bassist JOHN LAMB. And from Central Florida, two renowned and widely-recorded
artists, clarinetist TERRY MYERS, and drummer ED METZ, JR. This will be a
swinging afternoon of great traditional jazz!
SHARON PRESTON-FOLTA is the daughter of Louis Armstrong, who in 2012
published “Little Satchmo: Living in the Shadow of My Father, Louis Daniel
Armstrong,” the first time she had told her story publicly. She is a media sales
executive and chef, and will make a special appearance at this Armstrong tribute,
to meet audience members and sign copies of her memoir.
Please join us for a great afternoon of music in a beautiful Ybor City
theater, with James Suggs!
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Mainstage Theatre, HCC Performing Arts Building, Ybor City Campus
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 at: