The Helios Jazz Orchestra featuring Vocalists Whitney James & Fred Johnson
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

The Helios Jazz Orchestra featuring Vocalists Whitney James & Fred Johnson

  • The Palladium Theater

Whitney is thrilled to be joining vocalist Fred Johnson and The Helios Jazz Orchestra for the 9th Annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival.  Whitney and Fred will be sharing the stage with The Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, an 18-piece jazz big band made up of the finest jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area. 

Fred Johnson is an international performer and has spent the past 35 years presenting international concerts and seminars on the power of creative expression as a tool for personal wellbeing and healing. He has performed on stage with or as the opening act for such musical greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderly, Joe Zawinul, David Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King and many others. He has presented programs in association with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Maya Angelou and many others.

 

 

Whitney James in concert with La Lucha
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Whitney James in concert with La Lucha

Whitney will be making her debut performance at The Resort at Longboat Key Club with La Lucha.  Join us for an evening of modern tunes and classic standards re-imagined that only Whitney and La Lucha can deliver!  

The Tampa Jazz Club Presents: Heart, Soul & Swing Whitney James & The LaRue Nickelson Trio
Mar
5
3:00 pm15:00

The Tampa Jazz Club Presents: Heart, Soul & Swing Whitney James & The LaRue Nickelson Trio

  • HCC Mainstage Theater

Whitney James brings her dynamic vocal talents to HCC Ybor in an intimate and unique setting.  Whitney will be co-leading Heart, Soul & Swing with guitarist extraordinaire LaRue Nickelson and his trio featuring the wonderful Chris Rottmayer on piano/organ and Dave Rudolph on drums.  Join us for an afternoon of great jazz.   

Guitarist LaRue Nickelson is a well-known jazz artist in the Tampa Bay area. The LaRue Nickelson Trio has opened for many touring jazz artists and performs regularly in the region. He's performed with many jazz artists including Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Danny Gottlieb, and John Fedchock. As a member of Chuck Owen’s Resurgence group, LaRue was a performing artist at the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans, LA. He has also played at The Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), throughout South Africa as a member of the USF JAZZTET, the premier performing group of the USF Jazz Program. He was also one of three finalists (and the only U.S. winner) at the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition.

LaRue Nickelson - guitar
Chris Rottmayer - organ and piano
Dave Rudolph - drums

Part of the HCC Visual & Performing
Arts Series, the concert will be at
3:00pm, Sunday, March 5, in the
Mainstage Theatre.

The Florida Bjorkestra Presents:  Life On Mars The Music of Bjork & Bowie
Mar
19
6:00 pm18:00

The Florida Bjorkestra Presents: Life On Mars The Music of Bjork & Bowie

  • The Palladium Theater

As a member of The Florida Bjorkestra Whitney is excited to be returning to The Palladium Theatre for Life on Venus: Music of Björk and Bowie.  After two back-to-back sold-out shows, the 17-piece band The Florida Bjorkestra returns with the fantastic Jamie Perlow as Björk and amazing Colleen Cherry as Bowie. Join us for a stellar night of music!   Stay tuned for future Florida Bjorkestra tributes! 

Visit www.mypalladium.org for tickets! 


Valentine's Day at The Velvet Note
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Valentine's Day at The Velvet Note

Whitney James is in the mood for love and makes her return to The Velvet Note for Valentine's Day.  She will be playing the most romantic songs from the 1950's - 1990's.  Joining her will be La Lucha.  

Jazz Valentine with Whitney James
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Valentine with Whitney James

  • The Palladium Theatre

Join Whitney for her Annual Jazz Valentine Event at The Palladium's Side Door.  She'll be performing songs of love and loss, modern tunes and classic jazz standards.  Joining Whitney for this concert is LaRue Nickelson on guitar, Alejandro Arenas on bass, John O'Leary on piano and Mark Feinman on drums.  For tickets visit http://www.mypalladium.org/whitney-james-jazz-valentine-3/

 

Red Rain: The Music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos
Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

Red Rain: The Music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos

  • The Palladium Theatre

Whitney is happy to be performing in Red Rain: The Music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos. 

Red Rain is a collective of 15 accomplished musicians from the Tampa Bay Area and Los Angeles that have gathered to pay tribute to the music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos. Including many members of the locally acclaimed The Florida Björkestra and led by TFB creator Jeremy DouglassRed Rain features lush arrangements, a powerful rhythm section and the stunning lead vocals of world-class singers Whitney James and Ronnie Dee.
 
The extensive instrument lineup includes pianist, bandleader and creator Jeremy Douglass; drummer Dave Hamar; bassist Daniel Navarro; guitarist Kris Hawkins; horn players Mike Gibilisco, Jeremy Carter and James Suggs; string players Rebecca Zapen, Tom Kersey and Molly Crosby; backup vocalists Barb Ness, Heather Krueger and Jamie Perlow (our very own Björk in The Florida Björkestra); and featuring the vocals of local powerhouse Ronnie Dee of The Superstars as Peter Gabriel and nationally acclaimed vocalist Whitney James as Tori Amos.

Jazz at 2 for The Jazz Club of Sarasota
Nov
25
2:00 pm14:00

Jazz at 2 for The Jazz Club of Sarasota

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota

Whitney will be presenting music from the Great American Songbook for her debut performance with The Jazz Club of Sarasota and Jazz at Two.  Joining her on the bandstand will be Alejandro Arenas on bass, John O'Leary on piano and Mark Feinman on drums of La Lucha.  The concert is from 2 - 4 PM.    

Suncoast Jazz Classic
Nov
19
11:00 am11:00

Suncoast Jazz Classic

  • Sheraton Sand Key

Whitney is thrilled to be appearing at the 26th Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic with La Lucha. Performances throughout the day ONLY on Saturday, Nov 19th at the Sheraton Hotel's Condon’s Corner.Whitney and La Lucha will be featuring Standards from the Great American Songbook and those hidden treasure tunes that are rarely performed.  See you Saturday at the Suncoast Jazz Classic!  

James Meets James: Ballads & Blues
Oct
22
8:00 pm20:00

James Meets James: Ballads & Blues

  • The Palladium Theater

Vocalist extraordinaire, Whitney James and sublime jazz trumpeter, James Suggs come together for their first co-led concert, an intimate evening of ballads and blues from a jazz perspective. Both performers consider these two styles to be very important not only to their own respective lives and careers but also to the history of Jazz. James and James will be joined by the one and only La Lucha – John O’Leary on piano, Alejandro Arenas on bass, and Mark Feinman on drums.