The 54th Ave. South Jazz Combo

In Concert, Presented by Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Assoc.

Date(s) & Times

May 9, 2019

7:00 PM



$25 all seats

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Red Circle Sponsors: J. Crayton Pruitt Family Foundation

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The Studio@620 is pleased to welcome a group of extraordinary young people to perform. Prepare to be wowed!
The 54th Ave. South Jazz Combo from Lakewood High School is a select group of talented and dedicated young musicians from the nationally recognized Lakewood Jazz Ensemble. Under the musical direction of Michael Kernodle, the group has performed throughout the country from New Orleans to the historic Apollo
Theater in Harlem, New York.
Admission to the event includes a copy of their CD.

These young musicians have two original recordings under their belt, Swingin on 54th and Southside Groove. Each of these projects was recorded in partnership with the MIRA (Music
Industry and Recording Arts) program at St. Petersburg College. The group consists of Jack Willett on trumpet, Ernest Houston on trombone, Tristan Nelson on tenor saxophone, Nick Love on
drums, Charlee Loyst on Piano, and Erik Hempel on bass.

About Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, Inc.

The start of The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association can be traced to the joint efforts of Al Downing and Ernie Calhoun, renowned saxophonist and humanitarian who still resides in Tampa, Florida. Its beginnings were in 1981 and emerged from two jazz organizations in 1989. Today it provides jazz opportunities for enthusiasts throughout the Tampa Bay area.The primary focus of the association is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of jazz.


•Promotes the understanding of jazz, its origins and evolution

•Presents live jazz performances

•Works with youths who are interested in learning to explore and perform jazz

•Informs the public about jazz clinics, festivals, performances, events and club scenes

•Provides scholarships to students who plan to further their jazz studies