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First Saturday Jazz: James Suggs Trio

Join us Saturday, June 3rd at 8pm for our decade long First Saturday Jazz tradition at The Independent Bar & Cafe in Tampa. This Saturday features the talented James Suggs Trio!
Suggs is an active performer and recording artist in both local and national scenes. His debut album “You’re Gonna Hear From Me", was released in 2019. Recorded in the legendary Van Gelder Studio with an all star band and producer, it reached #16 on the national jazz chart, and has been heard across the world on the radio, and in various airlines’ playlists. Suggs has performed at many reputable jazz festivals, including Newport Beach, Sarasota, Clearwater, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he lived, taught, and performed for 8 years.
Suggs has performed in cities across the world including London, Barcelona, Lisbon, New York, Boston, Mexico City, and Caracas. He has performed on 6 cruise ships, toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and has been invited to perform the National Anthem twice at the Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Stadium.