WHAT: SWING INTO SPRING Tampa Bay award winning jazz band La Lucha joined by Vocalist Whitney James will swing us to a close for our regular concert series. They will delight you with jazzy renditions of favorite romantic tunes from the Great American Songbook including “It Might as well be Spring”, “Spring is Here”, “April in Paris” and many more. The great Peace Church acoustics will enhance your enjoyment of selections by Bob Haymes, Richard Rodgers, Michel Legrand and many more.
WHO: LA LUCHA JAZZ BAND with WHITNEY JAMES, Vocalist
Several times awarded Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay Jazz Ensemble”, La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio consisting of three friends from different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & USA with Alejandro Arenas on bass; John O’Leary on piano and Mark Feinman on drums. They will be joined by talented vocalist Whitney James who DJs on NPR Station 89.7 FM WUSF’s All Night Jazz Show on Sunday evenings. Whitney was featured on Piano Jazz Rising Stars, a nationally syndicated radio show on National Public Radio as one of the top 12 rising stars jazz artists worldwide.
WHERE: Peace Memorial Presb. Church (the pink church downtown) 110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Clwr. (corner of Pierce and Ft. Harrison).
CHARGE: No tickets needed. Seating is first come, first served. An offering will be taken ($5-10 minimum suggested). Doors open at 2:30.
RECEPTION: After the concert, there is a light reception in the fellowship hall so you can meet, greet and thank the musicians.
PARKING: There are four primary areas: 1) west and behind the church off of Pierce 2) directly east across Ft Harrison in large County lot (reserved for Peace church events on Sundays) 3) in lot north of the church fellowship hall and 4) west in the City Hall lot.
INFO: For more info, visit http://www.peacememorial.org or call the church office at (727) 446 3001 or Concert Series Chair, Beth Daniels at (727) 461 1818.