EMIT series 2014-15

For the past ninteen years, over 320 events involving new music, jazz, world music, interactive electronics, improvisation and interdisciplinary art forms that incorporate sound have been featured in the EMIT series.  EMIT (a registered nonprofit arts organization) brings adventurous music and educational activities to the Tampa Bay area.  EMIT is presenter of the annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival and supporter of the18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra.

EMIT is a recipient of programming awards from from Chamber Music America, ASCAP and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  It is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chamber Music America, City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, private donors and audience members.  

upcoming events:

Sunday, September 21 at 3 PM
O Som Do Jazz in Gulfport!

O Som Do Jazz (the sound of jazz in Portuguese) recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian music! This sextet features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians performing Brazilian jazz, Bossa Nova, samba-jazz, Balanço and MPB.

The great Brazilian songbook of Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell and more are featured in this very special concert. Andrea sings these favorites in Portuguese and English supported by great area jazz musicians (David Cubillos, Austin Vickrey, Alejandro Arenas, Mark Feinman, David Manson) who love and respect Brazilian music!

Admission is $15 at the door or in advance at the Gulfport Casino.

selected past events:

April 15
Jazz in the Stacks
FREE Concert!

Two masters of free improvisation join for a rare
performance in St. Petersburg.  
Vocalist and movement artist Jill Burton
and jazz and avant-garde guitarist Davey Williams
team up for playful music & motion in the cool
Electric Zoo Studio located at
1741 1st Ave. North in St. Petersburg 33713.  

St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
February 18-23

First Night St. Petersburg
EMIT is a sponsor of jazz programming at the 2014 First Night St. Petersburg

La Lucha
O Som Do Jazz
Whitney James Quartet

Helios at NOVA 535
Tuesday, December 17
NOVA 535

Eugene Chadbourne & Tatsuya Nakatani
Friday, November 8 at 8 PM
Salvador Dali Museum


It's an evening of surreal music at the amazing Salvador Dali Museum presented by EMIT & the Salvador Dali Museum located at One Dali Boulevard St. Petersburg, FL 33701.  Admission is $15 at the door.


Pro Tools Workshops at the Royal Theater

This is a educational collaboration with EMIT, the Boys & Girls Club and the MIRA program at St. Petersburg College.  
Pro Tools is the industry standard for professional recording. This program is supported by the Pinellas Community Foundation.

our sponsors:


The St. Petersburg Jazz Festival performance of John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet, presented by EMIT in collaboration with South Florida Composers Alliance, for Subtropics and the Timucua Arts Foundation, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz,  program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.