The Fox Jazz Club
5401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
The Fox Jazz Club is the place to listen to jazz music in Tampa. One of the best jazz clubs in Tampa, the Fox Jazz Club offers live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. They have two house bands that rotate every week: On Que Players and Off the Cuff. They have a back lounge featuring jazz musician Kym Purling. The Fox Jazz Club is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613
Skipper’s Smokehouse offers live music nightly including jazz and bluegrass. It’s one of the best jazz clubs in Tampa. There’s also a local “open jam.” Some of the best in jazz – even Grammy winners – have performed at Skipper’s. Skipper’s is open Tuesday through Sunday.
217 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The Garden is one of the best jazz clubs in Tampa. World-famous musicians like Ringo Starr have been known to enjoy a lunch or two at The Garden. The Garden plays host to live jazz music and is known for having some of the best jazz musicians around. Check out trombonist Buster Cooper every Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. The Garden is open seven days a week. On Friday and Saturdays, it’s open until 2 a.m.
The Tampa Jazz Club
Mainstage Theater in the HCC Performing Arts Building
Corner of E. Palm Ave. and N. Avenida Republica de Cuba
Tampa, FL 33605
The Tampa Jazz Club is one of the best jazz clubs in Tampa. Since 1995, this nonprofit organization has been holding Sunday jazz concerts and providing some of the best jazz music around.
By Stephanie Geary