Monday, May 12, 2008

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: David Sanborn, Joe Sample

Saxophonist David Sanborn and keyboardist Joe Sample (of the Jazz Crusaders), who both favor a style of jazz heavily influenced by smooth jazz and funk/R&B, are among the headliners at this year's Clearwater Jazz Holiday, according to an ad in the new issue of Down Beat.

Sanborn (playing the festival on Oct. 17, according to his web site) and Sample are both solid players, but here's hoping that several major acoustic/straight-ahead artists will be featured at the festival, too.

The free-admission event is set for Oct. 16-19 at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater.
The official announcement of the lineup will come in August.

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