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From Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, Safety Harbor to St Petersburg and more, the Tampa Bay music scene has much to offer music lovers from outdoor beach venues, nightclubs for the cigar and scotch aficionado, heavy metal, rock-n-roll, blues, latin, soul, R&B, traditional jazz and a swinging big band, smooth jazz and jazz bebop to techno and so much more.  Experience Tampa Bay music and the variety of local & major artists and band.  Music Lovers. 

“Famous Tampa Bay Musicians ~ Did you know that?”

Mel Tillis

Lonnie Melvin Tillis was an American country music singer and songwriter. In the 1970’s as part of the country music movement, Mel Tillis rose to the charts with success a list of Top 10 hits.

Born: August 8, 1932, Tampa, FL

Died: November 19, 2017, AdventHealth Ocala, Ocala, FL


David Sanborn

David Sanborn has embossed a legendary American alto saxophonist with a six decade career, 24 albums released, six time Grammy Awards winner with eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. You might have heard him on the David Letterman Show too.

Born: 1945 (age 78 years), Tampa, FL


Trans-Siberian Orchestra

An American rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O’Neill, Jon Oliva, Al Pitrelli and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Wikipedia

Slim Whitman best know for his Indian Love Call 1952s know by Ottis Dewey “Slim” Whitman Jr.. He was an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist known for his yodeling and falsetto.

Born: January 20, 1923, Oak Park, Tampa, FL

Died: June 19, 2013, HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital, Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL


The Outlaws

The Outlaws are from Tampa, Florida and started in 1972 as a southern rock band known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies. Touring schedule.

Record labels: Arista Records, Elektra Records, Cleopatra Records

Pal Rakes

American country singer / songwriter, born in Tampa, Florida between 1977–1989. On Warner Records, Pat Raks made the Top 40 of Hot Country Songs with “That’s When the Lyin’ Stops” and “Till I Can’t Take It Anymore”. Wikipedia

Zulema Cusseaux,

Zulema was an American disco and R&B singer and songwriter and a member of Faith, Hope and Charity best known for her backing vocals for Aretha Franklin. born in Tampa, Florida,[2] and attended Howard W. Blake High School


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Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

“Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association ~ encourages the understanding and appreciation of jazz”



“Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association started as a can joint effort by Al Downing and the late Ernie Calhoun.  Ernie Calhoun is a renowned saxophonist and humanitarian from Tampa, Florida. In 1981 with the emergance from two jazz organizations in 1989 evolving to today providing jazz opportunities for enthusiasts throughout the Tampa Bay area.

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