Suncoast Classic Jazz, Inc.
is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation
For 25 years, we have been presenting our annual Suncoast Jazz Festival, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz, the only true American art form.
The festival provides opportunities for both professional musicians from all over the United States as well as aspiring young musicians from our community to perform and share their music with enthusiastic and very appreciative audiences in Clearwater, FL. Clearwater Jazz… ahhh.
Because of the generosity of a lot of individual sponsors and attendees, Suncoast Classic Jazz Inc. has been able to give back to the community yearly in the form of financial assistance……. to both individual young musicians as well as bands and local schools. Over the years, contributions total nearly $100,000.
Continuing support will ensure the future of the festival and scholarship program. Come join the ranks of our sponsors and loyal fans, enjoy a terrific weekend of jazz on Florida’s Suncoast, and help us keep this terrific tradition alive…………….this is your legacy to the future of traditional jazz.
The City of Clearwater
has officially proclaimed November 20-22, 2015 as Suncoast Jazz Classic Weekend!
Keep Jazz alive in Clearwater.
In 2015, Suncoast Jazz Classic 25th Silver Jubilee” was sanctioned by the Committee and has formally received the “Official Centennial Event” designation. The Clearwater Centennial commemoration promises to be a year of celebration, reflection, and newfound appreciation of Clearwater’s most important cultural and historical treasures.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Festival Director: Joan Dragon firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Jim and Danni Sullivan
Secretary: Sandi Greco
Fundraising: Fran Bartlett
Ambassador Club & Promotions: Jim and Mary Schalow
Sound and Technical: Paulette Pepper
Office Management: Rachel Domber
Administrative Assistant and Festival Office Manager: Claudia Florczyk
Badge & Ticket Sales: Patric & Leann Beauchamp
Board Advisors: Kirk & Bev Merrett, Steve Lightburn
Directors Emeritus: Shirley Wimpfen, Dave Fanning, Charlie Jacobs, and Maxine Kelly – Society Liaison
Assistants to the Director: Susan Fuller and Wayland Linscott
Promotions Staff: Jim & Mary Schalow, Barbara Jones, Linda Campi, Linda Ramsey, Sharon Livingston and Theresa Haverkamp
Promotions Secretary: Linda Campi email@example.com
On-Site Operations: Kirk Merrett
Signage: Bev Merrett
Hospitality Room Chairmen: Operations – Linda Androvich, Asst. to Chairman – Charlotte Hull
Venue Volunteers: Alice Wallace
Swing Dancing: Theresa Haverkamp
Slideshow Production: Marge Wheaton
Photographer: Gary Bookout, Ray Smith and Charles Farley
Videographer: Eric DeVine
Press and Marketing Liaison and Webmaster/Facebook/YouTube: Laurean Vincent, Red Palm Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org