Saturday, March 1, 2014
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Coordinated by the Tampa Museum of Art, the Children’s Activity Area provides children the opportunity to learn techniques from artists. Kids can also color, paint and draw … and be real artists for a day!
Friends of the Museum sponsors the food court. Many other specialty vendors are also on-site providing food and beverages, with all proceeds benefiting the festival and the Tampa Museum of Art. If you are interested in being a food vendor, contact Jessica Raia-Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.876.1747.
Each year, art patrons are encourage to attend a premire event, gala:RE to view and purchase award-winning works from the festival. More information on this year’s gala:RE event will be posted as the Festival approaches.
PIRACY REDUX: Re-examining the Myth of the Buccaneer
The 2013 Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce “PIRACY REDUX: Re-examining the Myth of the Buccanneer”, a project featuring art, video, dance and music from local and international talent, in Kiley Gardens in Downtown Tampa, starting Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013.
Presented by The Raymond James Gasparilla of the Arts and curated by TEMPUS PROJECTS and Hampton Arts Management, the exhibition explores the myth of the pirate as it relates to Tampa’s Gasparilla celebrations; specifically, the juxtaposition of the true image of the buccaneer as it conflicts with the representation engendered by the wealthy Caucasian males who began the tradition more than 50 years ago. Artists from diverse cultural backgrounds will be invited to explore this image through a variety of mediums, including video, sculpture and installation. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to re-contextualize the image of the pirate and offer their interpretations of the mythology of piracy.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: “VIDEO CARGO” – Kiley Gardens: a video program featuring six video artists whose work will be projected onto the exteriors of the PODS installations. Featuring works from Diran Lyons, Carolina Sardi, Santiago Echeverry, Gigi Lage, Noelle Mason & Daniela Mora.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: “Appropriation Committee” – Kiley Gardens amphitheater, Spec Performance’s newest work, conceived and directed by Erin Tracy, is a site-specific dance theatre piece created for the Gasparilla Arts Festival. Follow performers through Kiley Gardens and the nearby amphitheater as they create a movement narrative using bits of pirated movement from various dance pieces to construct a story about friendship, deceit, love, and ego.
Friday, Mar. 1, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: PIRACY REDUX “preview” – Kiley Gardens: the PODS installations will be open for a preview. There will also be live music in the amphitheater provided by Applebutter Express and Sailor 1942, in partnership with the Gasparilla Music Festival.
Saturday, Mar. 2, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: PIRACY REDUX – PODS installations in Kiley Gardens: an exhibition featuring installation-based works that examine the myth of piracy and the buccaneer, open to the public.
Sunday, Mar. 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: PIRACY REDUX – PODS installations in Kiley Gardens: an exhibition featuring installation-based works that examine the myth of piracy and the buccaneer, open to the public.
In addition to works of art to view and purchase, the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts features performances by local vocalists and bands.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Rob Irie
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Thick as Thieves
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – 10th Concession
4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Sunset Bridge
Sunday, March 3, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – SoHo Indigo
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Denise Moore & La Lucha
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Southern Train
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Acme Jazz Garage
ENTERTAINMENT – Saturday, March 2
10:00-11:30 – Rob Irie
Growing up in a musical family in the heart of Detroit, Rob found his soulful roots. In the replicated 70′s psychedelic rock band “One Tribe,” Rob quickly picked up the guitar and bass guitar to accompany his vocals. Next he added a variety of flutes ranging from Native American to bamboo to the concert flute. From 2001-2010 Rob founded and led world jam band “Buffalo Strange” known and appreciated for it’s uplifting original music The band’s tours have included six international music festivals. Today, Rob is performing an astonishing 200 plus shows a year, mostly as a solo entertainer. By using a loop machine to layer acoustic guitar, bass, flute, harmonica, world percussion and more, the result sounds as if a full band is on stage! Rob’s music will take you on a groovin’ journey with it’s combination of rock, reggae, world, and acoustic soul.
12:0-1:30 -Thick As Thieves
Thick As Thieves has continued to hone their unique jazz voice in the Tampa Bay area over the last ten years. From inspired original material to selections by Miles Davis, Pat Metheny and The Beatles, Thick As Thieves strive to blend contemporary innovations with a traditional jazz foundation. The trio, made up of Tom Jemmott (Guitar), TJ Glowacki (Bass) and Dave Rudolph (Drums) have played for some of the area’s most discerning audiences at clubs, concerts and private functions, including MJ’s Jazz Lounge, Baywalk, MOSI, Hyde Park, Art Festival, Friday Extra Concert Series and The Ybor City Jazz Festival. With a busy performance schedule and a new CD set to release by the beginning of 2013, Thick As Thieves will continue to refine their take on the modern jazz/funk guitar trio.
2:00 – 3:30 – 10th Concession
“10th Concession’s sparkly blend of pop and modern arena rock is what you’d get if the ’70s group America were reincarnated as Lifehouse.” This is just one of the ways 10th Concession has been described over their 10 years playing all over the south east region. Led by brothers Ian and Evan Koteles and accompanied by Matt Brady and David Daniels, this quartet has steadily collected Best of the Bay awards and titles like ‘Ultimate Local Band’ with their sibling harmonies and melodies you’ll find yourself humming later in the week.
4:00-5:45 – Sunset Bridge
Sunset Bridge Band is an original, Tampa Based band that would be found in multiple genre’s including Country, Alt-Country, Folk Rock, or even Pop Rock. Lead singer/songwriter Gracie Grieshop’s folk-rooted lyrics and, country like guitar playing is backed by classically trained AJ Topp on Double Bass and electric bass, jazz style guitarist Paul Needles on Slide Guitar, acoustic guitar, and banjo, and Mike Rumores catchy, unique percussive beats. No two songs sound alike, the lyrics are about love, simple living, and having no worries. You may have seen them play at last year’s Tropical Heatwave in Ybor City, or at one the two favorite Tampa venues, Skipper’s Smokehouse and Ella’s American Folk Art Cafe.
ENTERTAINMENT - Sunday, March 3
10:00-11:00 – SoHo Indigo
SoHo Indigo jazz duo combines the vocal prowess of Pam Rubenstein with the guitar of Chuck Hill. The two previously performed in “the rubensteins” trio, showcasing Pam’s original, folk-pop songs, which garnered them CL’s “Best of the Bay,” three consecutive years. Chuck went on to lead his own trio, “Jazz Soup,” and played with two local Big Bands. Pam and Chuck later rejoined their talents in “SoHo Indigo,” building a unique repertoire from classic, modern, and independent artists & writers. With effectively simple arrangements, adept vocals and fine guitar work, this makes for a highly satisfying presentation. In concert, “less” definitely becomes “more.”
11:30-1:00 – Denise Moore & La Lucha
Denise Moore, is an award winning recording artist and an engaging jazz and blues songstress with a wide vocal range and a phenomenally accurate ear. This blue-eyed chanteuse is more than a percussionist and arranger, she injects a personal style to every group she joins. La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & United States. Its members are Alejandro Arenas, bass; Mark Feinman, drums; and John O’Leary, piano. Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Jazz standards, Latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. Each member of the trio has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins.
1:00-1:30 – Southern Train
Each of the five members of Southern Train bring distinctly different musical influences and backgrounds to the band, resulting in an eclectic mix of Southern Rock, Country and Pop music. With a solid rhythm foundation based on classic rock and roll, a pair of dueling guitars (and the occasional mandolin), singer Matt Watson still honors his family roots in the country music industry. It’s a great blend of familiar music perfect for Florida’s diverse musical fans. Whether playing for 3, 30 or 3,000, Southern Train’s goal at every show is to have fun, entertain, and not forget to tune their instruments before taking the stage. www.thesoutherntrainband.com
3:30 -5:00 – Acme Jazz Garage
Acme Jazz Garage, a new band bringing together several of the Tampa Bay area’s best-known instrumentalists, has already attracted fans through performances at the WMNF Tropical Heatwave, the Child of the Sun Jazz Festival and other special events and venues around Central Florida. Guitarist Matt Swenson, bassist Philip Booth, drummer Tim Diehl, keyboardist Mike Aloia and special guest artists specialize in a high-energy brand of jazz, blues, rock, funk, New Orleans grooves, and jamband styles. Acme Jazz Garage, slated to record a CD of originals in 2013, takes its inspiration from artists as diverse as Miles Davis, the Meters, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Medeski Martin and Wood.