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Jazz Scene in Florida - Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Pensacola areas

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Hey everyone. My wife and I are thinking of checking out Florida (sometime if the pandemic allows) and I'm curious what the jazz scene is like in these areas. Is there a vibrant jazz scene? Regular gigs and jam sessions? Venues/players who are "must see"? How are people from these areas making it as musicians? Thanks for any info you can give.
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Before you get to Jacksonville, contact Chris with the Chris Thomas band. Chris (or one of his members) will know what is going on in that area. His bands (trios to 16 piece are playing 3-4 times a month and many of his members play with other bands;
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