Jazz with Jim

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Jazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


Friday, February 19 • 7:30 pm

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Friday, March 11 • 7:30 pm

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Join us April 23-24 for a weekend dedicated to jazz and the man responsible for bringing jazz culture into our Center: JIM BURGE! Our first annual Jim Burge Jazz Festival will include three indoor events: High School Jazz Special, Jazz with Jim and Big (Jazz) Band Day.

High School Jazz Special

Saturday, April 23 • 3 pm

The High School Jazz Special will showcase three schools and then commence with a brief performance by The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra.

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The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra

Jazz with Jim (Special Guest: The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra)

Saturday, April 23 • 7:30 pm

Best described as “underground cool,” The Jazz Cellar Underground Orchestra was formed in 1991 in the basement of Ybor Square at Dick Rumore’s infamous Jazz Cellar.

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Big (Jazz) Band Day

Sunday, April 24 • 2 pm

It’s two concerts in one day! join us for Big (Jazz) Band Day with Encore IV Big Band and Jim’s group Burge Surge. Burge Surge  will feature members of the Sounds of Swing and a special guest vocalist performing big band jazz tunes.

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Friday, May 13 • 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale Spring 2016.


Friday, June 17 • 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale Spring 2016.


Friday, August 19 • 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale Spring 2016.


Friday, September 16 • 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale Spring 2016.