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|Thomas Carabasi’s new band is a Bay Area All-Star Ensemble
The Tampa Jazz Club is proud to announce the opening concert of a new season at The
Mainstage Theatre, at HCC/Ybor City, featuring THOMAS CARABASI’S NEW STANDARDS
QUINTET. This exciting new band takes the stage on Sunday, August 26, at 3:00pm.
Thomas Carabasi is a dynamic drummer and bandleader who has shared the stage with many
leading jazz artists, including working closely with legendary pianists Manfredo Fest and
Kenny Drew, Jr. (In addition, he is a noted photographer, on the faculty of the Ringling
College of Art and Design for more than 25 years.)
The New Standards Quintet plays a mix of jazz classics with a contemporary twist, along with
lesser-known material by great Jazz and Brazilian composers (think Mingus, Jobim, and
Pharoah Sanders, for starters). And what a stellar lineup! Joining Carabasi in the rhythm
section are two members of La Lucha, pianist John O’Leary and bassist Alejandro Arenas;
and the band is fronted by Bay Area favorites with a lot of shared history, trumpeter James
Suggs and saxophonist Jeremy Carter.
This Quintet, all busy artists with a shared devotion to the new band’s concept, have
made a big impression on audiences in St. Petersburg and Sarasota in their
original performances. Don’t miss their Tampa debut, and the beginning of a new
season of Sunday afternoon jazz in Ybor City!
|Thomas Carabasi New Standards
Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:00 PM
|TAMPA JAZZ CLUB OPENS NEW SEASON WITH THE
‘NEW STANDARDS QUINTET’