dR Daily 2/27-3/3: St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
All… this… jazz!
The 11th annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival brings five days of top-flight jazz to the Palladium, beginning with multi-instrumentalist and singer Valerie Gillespie and ensemble (tonight at 7:30), followed by a a tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers (2/28, 7:30 p.m.); Latin Grammy-winning flutist Nestor Torres and his quartet (3/1, 7:30 p.m.); vocalist Alexis Coles, who’s been compared to Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day, backed up by the 17-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra (3/2, 7:30 p.m.); and pianist Martin Bejerano and his trio (3/3, 7:30 p.m.).
Five-show package available as well as individual tickets. Side Door at The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave., N., St. Petersburg, 727-822-3590, mypalladium.org.