EMIT series 2014-15

For the past ninteen years, over 350 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:

February 25 - March 1
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival

see www.stpetejazzfest.com
with special guests:

The Claudia Quintet


and Kevin Mahogany

2015 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
Feb. 25 - March 1
Five evenings of great jazz!
 James Varnado Jazz/Funk Band - February 25
7:30 PM at the ARTpool courtyard - $10
2030 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Shawn Brown Group - February 26
7:30 PM at the Palladium Theater Side Door - $15
253 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Claudia Quintet - February 27
7:30 PM at the SPC Music Center - $15
6605 5th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Kevin Mahogany & Helios Jazz Orchestra - February 28
7:30 PM at the SPC Music Center - $15
6605 5th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Post-Festival Jazz Jam - March 1
6 PM at the Manhattan Casino - $3
642 22nd St. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Ongoing 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.