EMIT Latin Jazz Fest

Celebrating Latin Jazz All Weekend

October 5-8
St Pete and Tampa
Details here

EMIT is dedicated to the presentation of adventurous music, and has been hosting a diverse array of performances since 1995.

This weekend, EMIT is partnering with the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District Association and ArtsXchange, Arts Axis Florida and WUSF Public Media to present the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest.


Jose Valentino & Eternal Power
Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 pm
Music Center at St. Petersburg College

Multi-Latin GRAMMY® winner, 15-time Global Music® and Emmy® Award Winner, José Valentino & Eternal Power featuring Robert Acevedo Jr. celebrate the release of their 20th album Eternal Power with world-premiere performances showcasing futuristic Latin jazz artistry.

Artists include José Valentino (flute & saxophone), Robert Acevedo Jr. (percussion), Elias Tona (bass), Jesse Pitts (drums) and Bruno Miranda (piano).

Ticket information here.


Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights
Friday, October 6 at 7:30 pm
ArtsXchange Stage in the Warehouse Arts District

Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights were founded in 1997 by percussionist Gilberto Nino Garcia. The Latin Jazz Knights Band have made a reputation for themselves as one of the leading Latin jazz bands in Tampa Bay.

There will be a marley dance floor. It will be a blast!

Ticket information here.


Dimas Sanchez & the Afro Latin Jazz Project
Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm
ArtsXchange Stage in the Warehouse Arts District

Dimas Sánchez and The Afro Latin Jazz Project is influenced by the sounds of Afro Puerto Rican, Afro Cuban and African rhythms. As a guest we will have master percussionist and dancer Olabayo Ogunrrinola from Nigeria.

This evening of Afro Latin Jazz features Edepson Gonzalez (piano), Mauricio Rodríguez (bass), Jochy Rodríguez (trumpet), Jorge Malavé (saxophone), Jorge Ito Colón (percussion) and Dimas Sánchez (drums and percussion).

Ticket information here.


O Som Do Jazz – Unplugged
Sunday, October 8 at 3 pm
New Tampa Performing Arts Center

Brazilian music group O Som Do Jazz performs at the NEW New Tampa Performing Arts Center!

O Som Do Jazz recaptures the spirit of 1960s-’70s Brazilian Bossa Nova, samba-jazz, MPB and Baião. Players include Andrea Moraes Manson (vocals), Alex Malkovich (sax), John O’Leary III (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass), Mark Feinman (drums) and David Manson (trombone).

Ticket information here.



Dimas Sanchez and Afro Latin Jazz – image courtesy of EMIT social media

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